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The Daylesford
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The Daylesford
Ranked #61 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
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42 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Warm, friendly and excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2009

We very much enjoyed a weekend stay at the Daylesford. The owners were extremely helpful and really went the extra distance to make our visit pleasant. Our room was in super condition, very clean and we had everything to make our stay comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful and extremely good quality. The house is in a good location and nice and quiet at night. There is a lovely lounge where we spent a couple of hours relaxing and reading the magazines provided. Oh, and there is a good wireless internet connection. I would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shughes1b
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicestershire
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2009

Located between the train station and town centre, this charming victorian house is ran by Simon and Dianne. Their hospitality and attention to detail is second to none. We stayed for a couple of nights in room 2 which is comfortable sized double with 'compact' en-suite. Breakfast is served between 0830-0930 hours which might be a little late for 'early birds' but just right for those wanting a more leisurely start to the day. Breakfast is cooked to order and is of a very high standard. We had a lovely stay, thank you.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andyandjulieh
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Dagenham, Essex
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2009

Simon & Dianne Lever should be very proud, their hotel is just wonderful. Very charming, comfortable and welcoming. They both really understand what it is their guests require and do everything to cater to every whim. The Junior Suite to quite lovely, simple but stylish. The hotel ia located in a quite street about a 15 minute walk from the Town Centre where there are many fine bars and restaurants. We had a very rememberable weekend, Simon & Dianne helped to make a special weekend very special indeed. All we can say is 'Thank You'.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rotty18
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Liked — cleanlines, great food, friendly and helpful owners
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank rparkes994
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durham
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Liked — fresh and clean, good breakfast
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank cressi
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Swansea
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Liked — Great location
  • Disliked — No natural light in room
  • Stayed October 2005, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Rumskills
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Cornwall, England
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank Bootsman
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Property: The Daylesford
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 #61 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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