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Tusker Lodge Guest House
Ranked #41 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Not the best....”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Just returned from a two night break and was very disappointed . We took my son and his girlfriend and our daughter. The rooms were very old fashioned and in drastic need of repair and redecoration. The bathrooms were disgusting and needed renewing , the showers were mouldy and smelt. The bathroom smelt musty.
Breakfast was ok but no offer of a refill on drinks or toast .
The location was ideal and the building did look pretty from outside.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We found Tusker Lodge to be very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are kept beautifully clean although the bathroom could do with updating. Breakfast was very tasty and the location was perfect for going in to town - didn't have to move the car for the whole weekend! Would definitely recommend and stay again!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

My partner Paul and I stayed at Tusker Lodge August 1st-4th this year. I have to say the guest house was very nice, cosy and friendly. The breakfasts were good. The bedroom felt too small for me, and the step inside the shower/toilet room could have proved quite a risk in the middle of the night.
Saying that, the location is good, they are friendly and helpful and do a nice breakfast. Not bad!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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 #41 of 149 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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