We stayed here on 19th June 2014 in room 210. I chose here very carefully as it was our 10th Wedding Anniversary and having stayed at other Rchardson Hotels thought it was a safe bet. Unfortunately I was wrong! I know this is subjective but I thought a 4 star hotel charging £194 for one night (Bed, breakfast and evening meal) should be good.(Standard Room)
Car parking is ad-hoc, the garage holds about 20 cars, some spaces at the station (opposite) and various other spaces around and about. I was told to take 'pot luck' !!!! and hope for the best.
The room was pleasant (sea facing) the bed however was old and very lumpy - result, very little sleep. Service at the bar was abysmal, it took 3 people and 15 minutes to get a drink and we were the only ones there!
One of the reasons for coming to this hotel was the on-line sample menu in the 1881 restaurant. Lots of choice and an A la Carte menu. Reality was no A La Carte offered and a choice of only 3 main courses (Fish, Meat, Rissoto ) Desserts - we chose ice cream and were asked how many lumps would we like? !!. Service was awful - One man seemingly doing everything, loads of other staff wandering around doing nothing except getting the tables ready for breakfast and it was only 7.45 pm. Cost of meal for two was £59.90 !!!!!! plus drinks.
Thats about it. Breakfast was good but should be @ £14.95 a head. I do not think we will be going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Torquay's Historic Jewel For old world grandeur and traditional British charm, the Grand has been Torquay's landmark hotel for over 130 years. Overlooking one of the finest bays, this elegant Victorian hotel offers 132 individually styled bedrooms, The Grand spa, AA rosette restaurant 1881 and is surrounded by 22 miles of spectacular Devon coastline. ... more less
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- The Grand Hotel Torquay, Devon