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The Daylesford
Ranked #71 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 September 2008

We have just returned from our second visit to the Daylesford Hotel Torquay. We can not praise this lovely hotel enough. The place is so clean and pleasant ,everything from the reception and dining rooms to the bedrooms is first class.
The couple who run the hotel are so helpful, they really put themselves out to make your stay an enjoyable one.
The breakfasts are superb, being cooked fresh while you wait with a good choice of menu. The hotel is ideally situated for all the local amenities and is just a short walk from the resort centre.This really is a great place to stay and we will certainly return here again.
Barabara and Roger from Lichfield Staffs.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2007

Excellent location for conference centre, central torquay is about 15 mins walk downhill (or instead walk 6-7 mins down to the main road then hop on the no 12 bus -they run every 10 mins). Taxi fare from the centre to hotel was just under a fiver. Taxis v. reliable and v. prompt (used Torbay taxis) and easy to get on spec, even at peak times.

Extremely friendly and welcoming hosts, mine of information.
Good breakfast, fresh cafetiere of coffee etc. Willing to accommodate earlier breakfast starts to fit with conference/early departure on last day.
Whole hotel and room (think they have 8 rooms) was spotlessly clean, obviously v. well looked after and v. well maintained.

Rooms a bit on the small side but maybe thats failry typical of small hotels like this. Would stay again at this hotel, happy to recommend.

If you cant be bothered to go into town, theres also a bar/diner just round the corner, unusual decor (blues brothers-ish), had a drink there (nice large beer garden, with external bar in shape of a piano! but v small internal bar. Seems to be more geared towards food- didnt eat there although spoke to someone who had and they said it was good.
For a bit of posh nosh definitiely eat at The Elephant in town - michelin starred, nice relaxed atmoshere in the brasserie downstairs, friendly staff, casual sort of dress place. Pricey but worth it.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled on business
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4  Thank cressi
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Reviewed 17 May 2007

I stayed here as part of a group attending a conference at the Riviera Centre. Found the hotel to be very welcoming from the outset with tips on where to eat and visits.

Room was a little small but spotlessly clean. Breakfast was also lovely and great location for exploring.

  • Stayed: October 2005, travelled on business
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2  Thank Rumskills
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Reviewed 11 May 2007

We were a party of three couples attending a conference at the nearby Riviera Centre and all of us were equally full of praise for this accomodation. The welcome we received was first class with the owners keen to make our stay comfortable. Although the en suite rooms were on the small side they were well appointed and catered for all our needs. The breakfasts were comprehensive and freshly prepared and of a high standard. The hotel is well situated, near Torre Abbey Gardens and promenade, with parking.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled on business
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2  Thank Bootsman
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Reviewed 16 April 2007

We picked this hotel for a one night break on the basis of earlier reviews on tripadvisor and were not disappointed. I travelled with my two children (16 & 14) to catch a football match in Exeter the following day ... don't ask ... we lost :-(

We were greeted by Dianne and Simon and sat and chatted over a cup of tea, a nice touch and luckily the monsters I have at home were the most well behaved children I could have asked for sitting on the sofa. We had the family room on the ground floor which was very clean and welcoming. Also, and please take note bigger hotels, complimentary bottles of water were provided. The hotel is only a 5 minute or so walk from the sea and 15 minutes into the town centre so pretty central.

No dinner served at the hotel but we were recommended the Hole in the Wall pub, not far from Debenhams in the town centre. Unfortunately, although the menu looked great to me, it wasn't to the kids taste ... so we trotted off to Cockington and had a great meal in Drum Inn, but beware parking can be a challenge as the main car park (£3) is before the pub and the lengthy one-way system after it - park in the lane if you can!

Breakfast was great - the bacon was gorgeous and from the local butcher along with the sausages, and the scrambled egg was great, Simon told us that it was made with cream .. yummy.

The only negative point I can find is that we were the only guests at the hotel, yet the bigger guest house on the corner appeared to be full. No idea why, perhaps a lack of marketing, or maybe pricing which was a little on the high side. I should have haggled!

Would definately stay here again.

Stayed: April 2007
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Reviewed 2 January 2007

Beautifully decorated, Excellent food, made to feel very welcome

Marian Sorby
Sheffield

Stayed: December 2006
2  Thank snoby
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Reviewed 11 October 2006

I agree with all the good reviews this delighful B & B has received. The rooms were lovely and everything is spotlessly clean. Simon and Diane are very friendly and helpful. They gave us plenty of info on the area and the restaurants we tried on their recommendation were excellent. They even gave us a lift to the station when we left as one of our party is getting on a bit. I'd definately book it again if I was back in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2006
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2  Thank greeneland
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Address: 60 Bampfylde Road, Torquay TQ2 5AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range: £66 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Daylesford 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four Star Guest Accommodation - Silver Award 2006, 2007 & 2008. Quality guesthouse providing a high level of hospitality and comfort. Located on a tree-lined road, within walking distance of the Riviera International Conference Centre, sea front and town, The Daylesford has a unique charm and character. For food lovers, we can provide personal recommendations to for example The Elephant Michelin Star Restaurant, The Number 7 Fish Bistro, Prezzo, Treasury brasserie and The Hole in the Wall, a truly excellent gastro-pub. ... more   less 
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