Our Customer Satisfaction Questionnaire, completed by all who visit Daish's Hotels shows our responses as follows: Reservations - Excellent; Reception and welcome talk - none, friendliness of staff and helpfulness during stay - excellent; Housekeeping - excellent; Kitchen/meals - excellent and more than!; Leisure facilities very good; Bar - very good, prices satisfactory; Maintenance - none requested; Restaurant - Excellent in all respects (Irek was outstanding as headwaiter? and Monika as waitress.); Entertainment - satisfactory:
Translates as overall we will come again (perhaps), but our room (No. 54) is very tired and in desperate need of refurbishment - I would be ashamed to offer this one to customers, we discussed this at length with Nigel, the manager who as the hotel was full (an idea of just how popular it is) was unable to offer a change of room, but did show us two MUCH better in the main hotel and explained how we could ask for these if we were to book by telephone in the future.
Apart from the room, other features are outstanding especially the restaurant food and service; a trip however to Exeter and Dawlish was spoiled by a late and lost passenger who delayed our departure from the first by an hour (we were kept waiting on the coach), and by a driver who cut short our visit to Dawlish on the instruction of the manager (he said) to 50 minutes only.
The atmosphere at the Devonshire is very good and lots of people visit over and over again
We were self drive, maybe this was why we were in the lodge at the back?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Devonshire Hotel, a beautiful 1900s building overlooking the stunning Tor Bay, is surrounded by flower filled gardens and just a 10 minute stroll to the popular Blue Flag-rated Meadfoot Beach, the attractive waterfront and bustling town centre. Our heated outdoor pool is available in the summer (May - Sept) and is ideal for a cooling dip after a day's sightseeing. This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 awarded hotel also boasts peaceful lounge areas and, for the warmer months, a terrace for afternoon tea. if the weather's nice, you can try your hand at golf on our fun putting green or simply sit back and relax on our peaceful lawns or sunny patio. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Devonshire Hotel Torquay, Devon