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“Fantastic!”
Review of Templestowe Hotel

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Templestowe Hotel
Ranked #13 of 87 Hotels in Torquay
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 16 November 2012

This was my third visit to Templestowe Hotel and we enjoyed every moment of the Turkey and Tinsel 5 day break... The entertainment although we had seen most of the acts before we enjoyed just as must as before. The singers and dancers are first class. The staff are all so welcoming it is no wonder we all return again and again. We appreciated the room upgrade to sea view (Thankyou Liz) the only problem that we had was the slowness of the waitress who seems to get very stressed under pressure..... we found this annoying as we were central in a large table setting in between two different waitresses and we got forgotten sometimes.We were first in for our evening meal but last out making us late to get a table for the entertainment.
Apart from that we enjoyed ourselves and we WILL BE BACK!

Room Tip: Upgrade to sea view
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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LizHotel, General Manager at Templestowe Hotel, responded to this review, 25 November 2012
Many thanks for another great review I am so pleased that you choose to return to the Templestowe. I have addressed your comments with the Restaurant Manager, who has spoken with the Restaurant Team and I can only apologise you did not receive the usual high standard service. I look forward to welcoming you back.
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

At Christmas, we expect pleasant surprises, and the Tinsel & Turkey week we shared with many equally enthused people, was a welcome boost. Unbeatable value for money, effective and efficient running, great and truely helpful staff. Huge menu choice, and really good food.
As an organised bus tour, my cases and luggage appeared in my room, as if by magic, and the check in process saw 50 people through the dorrs in just a few minutes.
I have signed up for short notice vacancies, as I only live 200miles away, and this would be a great base to explore the Devonshire coast from. I look forward to being there again with you soon.

Room Tip: rear for sea view, but either way the quality is equally as good.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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LizHotel, General Manager at Templestowe Hotel, responded to this review, 2 November 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to review the Templestowe Hotel; it is a pleasure to read that you had a wonderful holiday with us. I have added your contact details to our database and will be in touch should any late availability holidays with us become available. As always I will pass on your comments to all the team and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Pembrokeshire
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

From the pick-up by the coach to the return journey this was not what I was expecting at all.
The hotel was fresh and light with sea veiws from the rear where we had booked a room. the whole place is decorated in the Christmas theme and the efficiant way that this hotel is being run makes for a very pleasant stay indeed.
We had decided that we would just avoid anything that we were not keen on like bingo and poor entertainment or being treated like cattle but we were so supprised with the quality of customer care and entertainment that we did play bingo as it is only 4 houses which lasted about 30mins only, we did stay to the end of every nights entertainment and we were stunned at the high standard of performances.
We now understand why people return so often as we no doubt will,
WELL DONE MAJESTIC...Val & Graham Pearse. From Wales

Room Tip: The sea veiw is well worth the extra - Room 107 has a shower over the bath
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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LizHotel, General Manager at Templestowe Hotel, responded to this review, 2 November 2012
Thank you for your review, I am delighted that you both enjoyed your stay with us. We have some fantastic entertainment organised for our future breaks with new shows and acts keeping our entertainment programme one of the best in Torbay. I look forward to welcoming you back very soon and will pass on your comments to the team.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

My wife and I have just returned from spending the weekend at the Templestowe Hotel on one of their Turkey and Tinsel weekends. We booked the weekend as members of a Cardiac Support Group.
We were impressed by the whole weekend. From the easy and quick check in, despite being part of a coach party, to the time that we departed the whole experience was a very enjoyable.
Our cases were delivered to our rooms very swiftly, and the rooms were really impressive and spotlessly clean and had obviously been recently refurbished. All of the staff were exremely obliging with a polite and cheerful manner.
The hotel Christmas decoration were most impressive, with all public areas lavishly decorated.The entertainment every night was very impressive, and was varied, fast moving and of a very high standard, although the first hour each evening was marred, in my estimation by having to suffer Bingo. Our driver Robin was excellent and very friendly, this started from the moment we got onto the coach on Friday to the time we got off on Monday.
The food was plentyful with a good choice, all served efficently and with a smile.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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LizHotel, General Manager at Templestowe Hotel, responded to this review, 26 October 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Templestowe Hotel, I personally appreciate all of the feedback we receive. As always I will be passing on your comments on to the rest of the team who work extremely hard to ensure that all of our guests have a pleasant and enjoyable stay. Our new brochure is available now from Majestic Tours so I hope to see you both in the near future.
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

What can i say !!!! AMAZING...FANTASTIC..SUPERB..FAULTLESS....i have gone on... and organised several coach parties,but have never had such a good all round experience ,the hotel was immaculate inside and out...room was very comfortable and clean...food quality,choice and ammount was first class and all staff cheery.welcoming and very helpfull......the entertainment was way beyond what you would expect from a weekend of this price bracket,i really cant say anymore except WELL DONE TO ALL AT THE TEMPLESTOWE !!!!..and if you are planning a visit to torquay you would be insane to stay anywhere else...

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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LizHotel, General Manager at Templestowe Hotel, responded to this review, 26 October 2012
I am ecstatic to read your very complimentary review; I can assure you that the rest of the team will also appreciate you taking the time to write such lovely comments.
Our new brochure is available now from Majestic Tours featuring all of our upcoming breaks, packed full of astounding entertainment. I look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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Reviewed 21 October 2012 via mobile

Just returned from this amazing hotel on Friday 19th October after a short brake with friends. Stayed here a few times over the years and I have to say things have improved, especially the food. Every meal, including breakfast, was cooked exceptionally well with great choice. Although the entertainment was quality and a joy to watch it was the food that really made this stay worth while and will look forward to returning sometime next year. Thanks to all involved. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Thank minty321
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LizHotel, General Manager at Templestowe Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2012
Thank you for such an amazing review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your weekend break with us. I have passed on your complimentary comments to our kitchen team who work extremely hard to exceed our guest’s expectations. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Cullompton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2012

I have just returned from spending the weekend at the Templestowe on one of their Turkey and Tinsel weekends. I booked the weekend as a treat for my elderly Mother who I knew would enjoy the Christmas theme thinking I could 'put up with a bit of tack' for a weekend.
HOW WRONG CAN YOU BE, I was so impressed by the whole weekend. From the easy and quick check in, despite being part of a coach party, to the time that we departed the whole experience was a very enjoyable and promising one.
All of the staff were exremely obliging and cheerful and took care of all our needs in a polite and cheerful manner.
The standard of the entertainment was excellent, Steve Laister was fantastic, and although I was dreading the Krankies I really enjoyed their performance. The entertainment was varied, fast moving and of a very high standard, and thanks to our driver Paul this started from the moment we got onto the coach on Friday to the time we got off on Monday!
Our food was plentyful with a good choice, all served efficently and with a smile. All of this at a very affordable price what more could you ask.
When we first arrived talking to fellow travellers I was amazed to hear that many of them had been to the Templestowe lots of times before, three times this year, 9 times, this is our 6th trip etc and now I understand why - and I will be another returning guest!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank LJJCullompton
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LizHotel, General Manager at Templestowe Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2012
How fantastic to hear that you had an excellent stay with us. All of the Templestowe team work incredibly hard to ensure that right from the start of your holiday, you receive the very best service and they will be pleased to read your comments.
I am delighted that you will be returning and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Property: Templestowe Hotel
Address: Tor Church Road, Torquay TQ2 5UU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Torquay
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Torquay
#14 Family Hotel in Torquay
#15 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Templestowe Hotel Torquay, Devon

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