We went with friends. the hotel was very clean, although very outdated. but then most of the other residents were of the era and as they obviously keep returning it must suit them well and make them feel at home!
our room was very basic an quite small but had a sea view as promised and was clean and well serviced for basic 2** as advertised. Next time i'll take my own towels as theirs were very thin and tending towards hand towel size anyway.
Food was hot, served fast and cooked nicely. Don't expect gourmet cuisine here - but you are not paying gourmet prices so what do you expect? Service was excellent. Mr Robbie is a feature of the Balmoral and once you get over the Fawlty Towers similarity you can appreciate his attentions and just enjoy!! How many times he changed his shirt during service can easily become a betting game if you get in the right frame of mind!
We slept well, we ate till we were stuffed, we drank well [no extorsionate bar prices and they were very happy to serve our own champagne at a very reasonable corkage charge]
and the whole weekend cost us less than one night's stay elsewhere. Just up from the town, near enough for the taxi fare to be less than a fiver, not so near that we were disturbed - Top shout all round!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Balmoral - set in a superb Torquay location overlooking some of the most beautiful coastal scenery on the English Riviera. Elegantly furnished and decorated public rooms give the hotel a restful, welcoming atmosphere with a touch of class, which is matched by the hospitality provided. The Hotel Balmoral stands in its own secluded grounds in a quiet, peaceful setting, yet close to all the amenities and attractions of Torquay Devon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balmoral Hotel Torquay
- The Hotel Balmoral Torquay, Devon