First impression of The Richwood was that it stunk of smoke and that it was very off putting, it said in there rules that no smoking permitted in rooms and if you did their would be a charge for eradicating the smell.
The room was very small and I particularly don't like coloured towels, especially brown as you don't know if they have been washed or not, also the duvet cover was very dark and as with the towels you don't know whether it is clean on for you, what made it worse was that there was not a clean sheet between your body and the duvet.
As my partner said, the redeeming factor was the sumptuous Lebanese Messe, it was absolutely fantastic.
Had to pay £4 extra for cooked breakfast which was not especially good value, never had to pay extra anywhere that I have been before.
Could not understand why you had to pay an extra £20 for staying at the week end either as there were only 2 other couples in the Hotel.
Seemed like a good offer from KGB but when you put extra's on of £36 it is not very good value as other hotels in the area were advertising rooms at £20 per night and they looked substantially better.
Saida and Veronica who own the Hotel which personally could be classed more of a guest house are very nice ladies but I think they need to up there levels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the award-winning Richwood and Beirut-Bistro-Bar. When it comes to guest accommodation on the English Riviera, the Richwood is the only one which offers a combination of great facilities, excellent hospitality and a bistro bar which serves delicious Lebanese, Mediterranean, European and English cuisine. And everything is very reasonably priced! Winner of the English Riviera and South Devon Bronze Award for Excellence in Service 2013, the Richwood is comfortably furnished and centrally heated throughout. All 13 bedrooms are En-suite, have colour TV with DVD players and tea and coffee making facilities. Ideal for families, there are reduced terms for children when sharing with parents. The Richwood is situated 10 to 15 foot minutes from the seafront and town center. You want to enjoy the nightlife and attractions that Devon has to offer? Or just want a quiet break? ...Then the Richwood is the place to be. Around Torquay: The English Riviera: Torquay is the jewel of the English Riviera and Britain's premiere holiday and leisure resort, offering a wide variety of holiday entertainment for all the family, including many theatres featuring International stars throughout the season. There is fun for all the family. There are beaches for safe swimming, water-skiing, sea and river cruises, boating and wind surfing, tennis, fishing, golf, putting, riding and pony trekking. For those who like to explore there are miles of coastal walks at hand, many historical towns to visit and the rugged beauty of Dartmoor is only half an hour's drive away. Gay friendly. Pet friendly: one premiere double/family ensuite and one premiere Pet Friendly room. £10 pernight per pet. There is free parking at the hotel on a first come, first served basis. There is also free parking on the road outside the Richwood in the unlikely event our car park is full. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Richwood Hotel Torquay
- The Richwood Torquay, Devon