We stayed at this hostal last weekend as a football tour group. Up on entering we knew we had to pay a £10 deposit to the owner/manager who was not impressed we had chosen her place to stay and said she does not take football groups which does not state that on hostel bookers. We then had to proceed and give her ID for each person and when we asked surely 1 person per room was sufficient she said that every hotel in the country requires ID from each person which is completely in correct and goes to show the last time she stayed in a hotel must have been 10+ years ago, this ID issue would be avoided if they just got a card reader to take a pre authorise to cover for any possible damage this would solve the whole ID issue. After our little Hitler speech we were then given the talk that this place is not for us and only familys stay there which is complete nonsense as all other guests were single sex party's which made a hell of a lot of noise. Its a shame as the owner kept hovering around our rooms till she was happy we would not be a problem and in the morning she was far more relaxed and easy going but in the morning I tried 3 of the 4 toilets trying to find loo roll and luckily on the last toilet there was 1 roll on there which is really bad. I would recommend this place to stay but the no card payment is a real issue and feel they need to get with the times a bit. Big car park on site and rooms were nice big and spacey with a lovely touch of glasses and bottle of squash which u don't expect from a hostel but down part was only a couple of plug sockets.....nightmare for the 5 of us trying to charge our phones. I would stay here again most definitely and hopefully without the interrogation at the start :-)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Le Papillon Torquay, Devon