I found this hotel via a App on my phone for the English Rivera and then cross referenced it to its Trip Advisor rating. Having such an amazing rating, I thought I had found a true gem, however was incredibly disappointed and wondering if I stayed at the same hotel as the other reviewers.
The room was nice and clean, but that is where it ended. The bathroom was so small, it was difficult to try to move around. We were warned that there were problems with the toilet running if not flushed correctly, but was quite surprised to find that the toilet didn't actually flush any contents. The beds were also less that impressive. My bed was so lumpy and broken down and I barely slept the first night. I was going to ask for new rooms, but my mom thought it would be fine for her to sleep so we switched beds. Although the new bed was more comfortable than the first, it really wasn't a good mattress and my 2nd night of sleep wasn't much better. My mom also admitted the next day that her bad had been pretty dreadful as well.
In addition, there seemed to be a lot of rules, which I found to be odd. There were several signs in the room about what was allowed / not allowed, rules about which doors must be used when and despite being off season and booking a room the same day, we were told we must book for two days.
On the plus side, the breakfast was very good, including home made yogurts, and the owners were quite nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A quality 4 star Guest House, TripAdvisor's Certificates of Exellence. EnjoyEngland Breakfast award 2014, 2015 & 2016. Totally 100% non-smoking for everyone's comfort, we are situated in a tree lined road close to all amenities with a friendly service, most rooms refurbished recently to a good standard, ground & upper floor bedrooms, our dining room is on the lower ground floor (sorry we do not have a lift). We provide a great breakfast recommended by regular guests. Margaret & John have owned the Crimdon Dene since 1999 & would like to welcome you to stay with us and become one of our regular guests. On site car parking, free WiFi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crimdon Dene Torquay
- Crimdon Dene Guest House Torquay, Devon