Just returned from a fabulous 4 day break at the Headland Hotel. The hotel is situated at the end of a quiet road with stunning views over the bay and headland with direct access to the secluded Meadfoot beach. Whilst the hotel only has a small car park their is ample free, safe parking on the road outside so do not let this put you off.
On entering the hotel you are greeted by the smiling friendly faces of the reception staff who are only too pleased to help you and deal with things in a very efficient manner and are so switched on to what good customer service really is..We had an executive room (room 171) which offers fabulous views over the bay and swimming pool area. The standard of the room was excellent with really comfy beds, a large lcd television with the complete range of freeview channels and a lovely big en-suite bathroom complete with a very good range of complimentary shampoo, shower gel etc. The room also had two comfy arm chairs along with complimentary fruit and bottled water and a large range of complimentary tea/coffee etc.
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and the range of items on offer for breakfast was excellent, Ranging from cereals,fresh fruit, croissants to your full english breakfast and smoked salmon with scrambled eggs. The waiting staff are great and nothing is too much trouble to them and they are a credit to the hotel. The breakfast room is bright and airy and a lovely place to start your day.
The evening entertainment is very good with several artists on every night, The bar/cabaret room is a really pleasant place to unwind after a days sightseeing, The bar offers a great range of beers and wines and spirits along with a selection of real ales from the local bay brewing company.
As stated by other reviewers the hotel is situated at the top of steep hill which is a good 15 minutes walk down to the harbour. Whilst their are several benches to rest on the way up to the hotel if you have mobility issues you may struggle with the walk, but don't be put off as their is a regular bus service from the harbour which goes up to the hotel and local taxis charge £3.50 each way. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service to the harbour in the morning with a return shuttle at approx 4.00.
All in all this is a great hotel and having stopped in many 4* hotels throughout the u.k and europe i can honestly say that this hotel is far superior to many of them, and i really can't understand why this hotel only has 3* when it clearly deserves a 4* rating at least.
We will certainly be stopping here next time we are in Torquay.
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- Also Known As:
- Headland Hotel Torquay
- The Headland Hotel Torquay, Devon