Enjoyed a 4 night stay, to enjoy some chill time for my birthday
From the moment my wife and I arrived, everything was a breeze
Staff exceptionally helpful, we arrived early booked in early as room was ready
Room was newly decorated, fresh, clean and a good size. We were rear facing, but not an issue as we had chosen this option.
Bed was King size and very comfortable, plenty of lighting, storage, with in built wardrobe, and side tables, lockers and kneehole dresser, all new.
Side chairs and table looked new and retro.
No mini fridge, would have been nice as I had some chocolate for birthday and would like to have kept it cool
TV wall mounted and good reception. Perhaps a docking station for Ipod/iPhone would have been better than the radio alarm, but again marginal issue
Room service daily was efficient
Bathroom was clean and the suite had been recently replaced with new.
Only concern in bathroom was a lack of rail or hooks for the wet swimming costumes, over the bath.
Food was superb, evening menu, chosen and cooked to your requirements, I as a carnivore had plenty of choice, and it was all well cooked, my Wife being Veggie, had smaller choices, but when we spoke with reception we may have ordered a selection of our choice so long as it was ordered early in the day for the chef to be able to accommodate our request - not many hotel's offer this service!!
Waiting staff were excellent well prepared, knew how to look after you, and you were treated not only as a customer, but a person.
Breakfast was great, plenty of choice, including porridge on request, and some really good choices for the hot options, to an extent where I did not need to go to the Fried Breakfast option.
We booked our meal time slot for the entire 4 days, and ended up with a good table position every day
Lounge bar area, felt a bit 'old style', maybe a more modern shift to this area would encourage a bit more drinking.
Swimming pool area was clean and tidy, and water clean and plenty warm enough !!!
Changing rooms were a bit on the need refurb side, but they were there to provde a change and shower facility, we took our clothes into the pool area as plenty of chairs to place them on.
I used the gym a few times, and on first visit was taken through some routines for my preference of workout, and the instructors took time to make sure you knew how to use the equipment, key here is tell them what you want to do and they will advise. They were another great asset to the team at the Osborne.
The brasserie was tried on day one, and used for drinks after, food and service was good, just remember it is a hotel so prices are higher than you would pay in town, but quality was better by a long chalk.
So all in all a really good standard, be proud of what you have and maintain or even exceed this level.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With wonderful views across Tor Bay, The Osborne Hotel has a modern health club, an outdoor pool and leafy sun terrace. The hotel is set in 6 acres of grounds that lead to Meadfoot Beach.The elegant bedrooms are individually decorated, and all have free Wi-Fi access and tea/coffee facilities with free mineral water. All rooms have a private bathroom and a cosy seating area.Hesketh’s Health and Fitness Centre features an indoor swimming pool, fully equipped gym and tennis courts. Guests can relax in the sauna, or on the spacious poolside terraces.Langtry’s Restaurant has impressive bay views, and serves modern British cuisine and fine wines. There is also a informal continental-style brasserie, offering fresh coffees and afternoon teas.In the heart of the English Riviera, Osborne Hotel is a 15-minute stroll from the picturesque Torquay Marina. Free on-site parking is available, and Torquay Railway Station is just 1 and a half miles away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Osborne Hotel Torquay
- The Osborne Hotel Torquay, Devon