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Le Papillon
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

I stayed at Le Papillon for 2 nights in July. Really nice and clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a huge car park out the front and a nice garden to enjoy the nice weather. A few annoying things, you have to pay for the showers (50p) also it is about a 20/25 minute from the town centre. It seems does not really have the atmosphere of a Backpackers as all the other guests seemed to be from the UK (along with me!). Good value for money though and would return again

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Not just your basic hostel but a really clean, comfortable place to relax after visiting the nearby centre of Torquay. Having visited with a group of friends, we were to able to have a little party and enjoy ourselves on the terrace overlooking the garden and the friendly owner even came and chatted with us and offered useful advice on local entertainment.
A great find,

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Russell S
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

what a find a Fantastic secret of torquay ,As good as any hotel if not better stayed in july. excellent hostess. rooms spotless in fact all areas perfect .was made to feel like friend of the family .The gardens are perfect to relax in and a short distance from the centre so no disturbance from night life.The standards there could be used a benchmark for many ,nothing to much trouble many thanks will return

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Thank dandare1954
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Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

I stayed there with 4 friends in the 5 bed room at the beginning of June (1 double bed, 1 single bed and a set of bunk beds). It was £19 a night each and we stayed for 2 nights. It was really good location - only 15 min walk to both the town and beach. Lots of parking on site too. Our room was very bright and nicely decorated. The owner was friendly and chatty too. However you do need to pay 50p per shower - for 8 mins of hot water. Not too bad but something to remember! And there isn't an oven in the kitchen! Only a type of cooker which would cook pizzas etc. Very cute dog there too but she is kept out of the way most of the time :)

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Kh1990
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Room was clean and bed was also neat and comfortable. There were most of equipment needed in the kitchen. The service was good also. But the point that the sharing bathroom is too cold was uncomfortable.(I've stayed there in winter) However, this wouldn't be problem in summer season. :)

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

I have stayed here a few times after a party with friends,very clean and it is adorned with paintings
painted by the landlady Marga.We stayed in room 6 a family room,consisting of a double and a single bad and a bunk bed ideal for the family.I would not hesitate to recommend Le Papillon.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank MariTor
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

we returned to the Papillon but this time it was 4 couples
as it was end of September it was quiet but very coosy and comfortable
Marga was very nice again and we did some good cooking
we just love it there and I will visit there again when I am back again

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 18 Vansittart Road | Devon TQ2 5BW, Torquay TQ2 5BW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Torquay
Price Range: £33 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Le Papillon 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ROOMS 4 TWO Le Papillon is a very popular accommodation ideally situated within walking distance to the town centre, beaches, harbour, clubs and pubs Le Papillon has a large car park and a big south facing garden with a terraced area for BBQ's ideal for al fresco eating The rooms are spacious and comfortable There are 3 large double and 1 twin bedroom as well as a 4-5 bed dorm/family room 3 of the double bed rooms have TV and all rooms are large enough to put up 2 more beds if the room is wanted as a family room The hostel has 3 shower rooms/wc and 2 separate cloakrooms There is a big well equipped kitchen and breakfast room ideal for self catering Prices start from £20.00 per person per night SUMMER CABINS These Wooden Cabins have been converted into cosy double bedrooms with washbasin, hot and cold water, power points, heating and a patio with table and chairs PLEASE NOTE The cabins are situated in a secluded part of the garden There is a cloakroom (toilet and washbasin) outside the cabins but showers have to be used in the main house The price is £ 17.50 per person per night Wifi is accessible from most areas and ID is necessary For advanced bookings there is a non-refundable deposit required Groups over 5 people should contact the manager first. ... more   less 
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