I know that these reports are very subjective but this place really is tired in the extreme.
The reception staff are friendly and effiicine tbut that's where the compliments end I am afraid. On stepping into the lift, one is given an insight into just how tried this place really is. The floor is filthy, the doors are inscribed - and the journey to the second flloor - which barely accomodates two people with luggage takes what seemed an eternity.
The carpets on the stairs are threadbare and the wall paper thorught the public areas is damaged and tatty. Lighting is poor.
Our bedroom was a triple, tucked away in a corner of the second floor. The widow opened on to a car aprking area which seemed more at home in an East Berllin movie - I expected Matt Damon to burst in through the window at any moment.
The furniture was similar but didn't match and the small 12 inch portable TV had first been watched by Noah who must alsoi have been left underwhelmed at the number of channels on offer. The bathroom was adeqaute although the shower produced little more than a trickle. The hand - towels were the size of tea towels and the bath-sheets were a joke. The room was overpoweringly warm.
The dinners we had were unimaginative and poorly cooked. On the first evening I had plaice which had been cremated inside breadcrumbs and then re-heated. Braekfats were a pathetic affair unless you like motorway greasy spoons. The offer of stewed prunes and grapefruit lacked all imagination and it would have been too 21st Century I guess to have offered cranberry, pomegranite or tomato juice.
My wife and I havce been to this "hotel" twice in the past year with organised parties - we wouldnt ever go there on our own - there are far too many competitors who try and work harder for my money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Part of TLH Leisure Resort, this lovely 3 star hotel and Spa has an extensive range of indoor and outdoor leisure facilities including luxury spa, swimming pool, gym, fitness studio, bistro and games arena with entertainment on site. Ideal for couples and families. The hotel offers spa, health and fitness breaks and dancing holidays. Close to the sea front and town centre, it is ideally placed for exploring the English Riviera and beyond. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- TLH Carlton Hotel Torquay, Devon