We had an offer, and very good it was, £89 for four nights dinner bed and breakfast, with a 99p bar 11 a.m - 11 p.m. and a £10 per person charge for a sea view if you wanted it. We arrived at 1 p.m. and the room was not ready - no problem - off to the bar. First mistake, the 99p bar was after you had booked in and got a card to show. Second mistake; gin was 99p but a tonic cost £1.46! Third and greatest mistake was having asked for a sea view room we didn't say not room 207 and not one where the extractor fan from the kitchen wound up at 06:30hrs - 10:00hrs & 17:00hrs until 21:00hrs - this necessitated closing the windows to cut down the noise and fumes made worse by the fact that we had a sunny day!
Having said that if future clients note the cautions above they will be treated to good food and plenty of it, served good and hot by friendly staff. The entertainment is good especially that provided by the manager and her staff. You need to time your arrival so as to avoid the nightly bingo but then you don't get a very good seat. Solution, arrive early, take a book, IPod and earplugs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Torquay's Premier Entertainment Hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Templestowe Hotel Torquay, Devon