The showers in both of our rooms were good. Games room and swimming pools were ok. Breakfast food bland but adequate.
Generally shabby furnishings; dirty carpets; rusty fittings etc. We didn't feel strongly about these and it's a fairly cheap 2-star hotel so maybe fair enough not to expect too much.
But not enjoyable to be honest. Too noisy, too hot, beds uncomfortable and . . . we'd made the huge mistake of booking half board. The food in the evening was absolutely dreadful. Examples: (1) so-called Minestrone soup was actually tinned tomato soup with some pasta dropped into it. (2) chicken & sweetcorn soup was tinned chicken soup with added tinned sweetcorn. (3) Roast beef was thoroughly dried out from overcooking, which might have been saved by some decent gravy but no: that was packet stuff watered down (so this was basically mildly flavoured hot water with dry roast beef. uurgh. (4) I just can't describe the vegetable curry, it was so awful. I love Indian food, and this had no Indian connection whatsoever. In fact it had paprika in it I think. Two mouthfuls was two too many.
So, even though we'd already paid for the evening meals beforehand, after the first three evenings (believe me, we really tried to like it) we ate out every night after that.
Don't stay here. But if you must, only book B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Part of TLH Leisure Resort, this lively 3 star hotel has access to an extensive range of indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, together with nightly entertainment and dancing. Enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a luxury spa, gym, huge indoor games arena, daily kids club and a daily activity programme. Bowling and dancing holidays a speciality. Close to sea front and town centre, ideally placed for exploring the English Riviera and beyond. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Derwent Hotel Torquay
- TLH Derwent Hotel Torquay, Devon