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Tusker Lodge Guest House
Ranked #43 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

Had a really lovely time very clean room comfy bed and a lovely breakfast would def recommend it.great location just 5 min walk away from the shops has car parking at the rear or in secure car park around the corner which is free!

  • Stayed July 2013
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

Just got back from our first stay at Tusker Logde.Carole & Gordon were so welcoming and made the break really enjoyable.Our room was clean & tidy & was daily topped up with tea/coffee/hot chocolate.Parking spaces behind property plus a large guest carpark just 100 yards away which we found to be very safe /secure.The property is just 2 mins from harbour & all the good eating places.If your looking for excellent value & friendly owners this is worth taking a look at,the breakfast were brilliant.Thanks to Carole & Gordon for a lovely few days in Torquay.

Room Tip: The seagulls were very noisey outside our room so may need ear plugs for future summer break! On ser...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

We have just returned from two fabulous weeks at this splendid guest house and it is more of a home from home. Carole,Nana(AKA Carole mum)and Gordon. What a great time we had they really couldn't do enough for us . They were warm and welcoming and with a sense of humour and fun rarely encountered in landlady's and landlords. Carole is gentle and kind and ever inch a lady! Gordon is friendly and funny and every inch a gentleman! and Nana is Nana!!! Food great!
Rooms great!
Company great!
Great place!
what more can a person ask for!!! we cannot say enough good things about this place!!

Room Tip: I am sure all the rooms were great we stayed in a small double and it was lovely and comfy for a cou...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carole C, Owner at Tusker Lodge Guest House, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Hello Rosemary,
First off, I'm feeling very guilty that I didn't respond to your review before now, we had a really busy summer and been keeping ourselves occupied this winter too!
Thank you taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are always learning from both positive and negative comments, promoting the good and correcting the bad so it is really important to us to know what our guests have loved about being here.
And you brought such great weather with you! Hope we get a good summer again this year, good enough to be able to hire a beach hut for a week and be able to enjoy the Riviera in such a way.
It was lovely to meet you both and we often think of you, I hope you are keeping well.
Kindest regards, Carole & Gordon, and Nana xxx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

Book this Hotel 2 Days before we arrive 1st time for us in torquay the weather was fab and hotel staff were great and the food was very very exelcelent rooms were clean and tidy and we will be back just 5 mins from the harbour very clean all round. parking no problem for the hotel.
Well done carole and Mum staff xxx

Room Tip: No problem any room we were in num 7
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Skegness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Booked at the door thanks for taking us in, the owners are very friendly and warmly welcomed us. Your breakfast nearly as good as mine lol we both enjoyed our short stay the night life and restaurants only just down the road. Good luck to you all Trev & Jane Skegness

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

We pre-booked our 3 night stay (first trip to Torquay) and were warmly welcomed by the owners. Our room was small but perfect-clean, well furnished and with a very comfortable bed. We had a kettle and tea/coffee/hot choc replenished daily, towels in our ensuite, tv and wifi in our room. The breakfast was fantastic - perfectly cooked and good quality. Location was perfect, with a beautiful park/gardens out the front (lovely view) and easy walking distance to the shops and bars etc. The owners couldnt do enough for us, giving us parking for our entire stay, directions to places of interest, recommendations etc.
we would definately reccomend this b and b!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the standard double which was fairly small but had enough room for us for 3 nights. The...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

I would just like to say a very bigggggg thanku to Carole, you truly are a most kind considerate and professional person. I had to cancel last min.com, and I mean last min, through no fault of my own, Carole was sooo understanding. Carole was going to try and let my room out, and if she could not was still very kindly only going to proceed with the deposit paid. I would just like to say anyone going to torquay GO TO TUSKER LODGE. Am certainly always going to go there. Thank you once again Carole, and Audrey, you bring the meaning of kindness back into the world xx

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Tusker Lodge Guest House

Property: Tusker Lodge Guest House
Address: Guest House 533 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HQ, England (Formerly Sceptre Lodge Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tusker Lodge Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tusker Lodge is a small family run guest house, offering guests a friendly and informal atmosphere. The guest house is in a superb location, with a south east facing sun-terrace overlooking Torwood Gardens and boasts free Wi-Fi and ample free parking. Tusker Lodge is only 400 meters from the harbour, the strand, shops and close to the beach and seafront. The Princess Theatre is a 15 minute walk away. Also within walking distance is the coastal path, which leads to Beacon Cove, Meadfoot, Hope Cove, Ansteys Cove, Babbacombe Beach and Oddicombe Beach. Torquay Museum is almost adjacent to the hotel and Torbay's famous Model Village is at the other end of Babbacombe Road, just a short bus ride away. Rooms are traditionally furnished, and each benefits from Freeview TV, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi. All doubles have an en suite bathroom with free toiletries, singles have shared bathroom facilities. ... more   less 
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