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“Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Cimon
Ranked #15 of 89 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cimon and won't hesitate to return.
Staff were friendly and helpful and service was superb.
There was ample parking and torquay is only a five minute walk away.
Nice pool and outside drinking area.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank hewy40
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Kemsing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

Very friendly welcome from Adam and his staff.He gave us a quick tour of the guesthouse and some helpful local information.Room was very small but adequate as we literally just slept there.Bathroom was tiny which was ok for me but my much larger husband did find it a struggle to squeeze past the basin to use the loo!!Bedroom was well decorated and well equipped.Large choice for breakfast,cold buffet ie:cereal,fresh fruit,juices,jams etc plus the cooked menu which was very nice.Personally, I found the guesthouse quite dated and dreary with the exception of the breakfast room which felt light and airy,just my opinion!Compact car park at rear of guesthouse which is positioned on top of a hill with a pleasant 5-10 min walk down to the harbour area.All in all a pleasant stay but would definately require a larger room/bathroom if staying longer.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

We had a wonderful time at the Hotel Cimon. Adam and Anita were friendly and welcoming and made our first family holiday with our young baby very enjoyable.

The junior family room was the perfect size for us; providing enough space for us to relax in the room. The pool was superb, a real sun trap, and the bar was great for an evening drink. The dining room is pleasant, the waitresses were very friendly and the breakfast tasty.

I'd highly recommend the Hotel Cimon to my friends, and would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

This Hotel is well worth a visit, great breakfast, very clean rooms. reasonable priced bar. Strongly recommend this Hotel if you value personal service and great value for money. Many thanks to you all.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 Mick W
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

We had a great time at the Hotel Cimon. We arrived before check in time and the manager was happy for us to leave our bags he then gave us a map and some good suggestions for things to do around Torquay. In the evening the children enjoyed playing with the toys in the play room and my son loved learning how to play chess from the manager (Adam). The breakfast was great with lots of choice. The swimming pool is a good size for adults and children and their are lots of floats and toys to use.
They are clearly very keen to attract the family market and I would highly recommend them. We will definitely return.
They even returned a toy we left behind in the post for us - great service.
Lovely friendly place.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kamapalash
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

We had a three night stay over the August bank holiday weekend. The owner, Adam, greeted us warmly on our arrival and we were made to feel very welcome throughout our stay. The room was overlooking the sea and had everything we needed with ample supplies of tea and coffee provided each day. The hotel was spotlessly clean throughout. We spent some time each day in the very pleasant bar area, where Adam was usually around to chat and answer all our queries about the area. Breakfast, each morning, was excellent, everything being of good quality and fresh. The location is ideal, just a short walk from Torquay town centre and seafront. I would like to thank Adam & Anita for looking after us and would recommend Hotel Cimon wholeheartedly.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 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 Pete W
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Masterton, New Zealand
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

but for a four star hotel we expected the beds to be comfortable and the bathroom to be updated and in good working order. The room was very small, difficult to get our two large suitcases and one small carry on into the room and stored. The shower fluctuated between cold and scalding. We mentioned this to Adam in the morning. Other than that you can't fault the enthusiastic and friendly service from Adam & Anita or the great breakfast. The bar area is comfortable, as is the lounge. If the bed was comfortable and the shower in good working order the cramped room would be acceptable.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mastertravellers
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Adam B, Owner at The Cimon, responded to this review, 2 September 2012
Thank you for your review.

We aren't a 4* Hotel, we are a 4* Guest House - I have asked Tripadvisor to update our name from "Hotel Cimon" to "The Cimon" to avoid confusion, and all of the other site where we appear, but these things take time (we have only been here for 4 months).

We have 14 rooms, of which 3 are described as "compact", including the one you booked. On our website it is described as "a compact double room with ensuite. Ideal for short breaks or single occupancy", which we believe is accurate and reflected in the price.

All of our showers are electric, I will have someone check it out on Monday - it was fine when I checked it though. The mattresses are quite new and no one else has complained about the sleep quality.
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Additional Information about The Cimon

Property: The Cimon
Address: 82 Abbey Road, Torquay TQ2 5NP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Torquay
#10 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
#12 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cimon 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a 5 minute walk from the beach, town centre and Riviera conference facility, this beautiful Victorian guest house has an outdoor heated swimming pool, free car park (space guaranteed!), free WiFi throughout, and a residents licensed bar with free pool table. We have a reputation for our fantastic breakfasts! Family rooms, sea views and superior rooms available. Children of all ages are welcome. ... more   less 
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The Cimon Torquay, Devon

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