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The Sandpiper Guest House
Ranked #18 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 July 2014

As guest houses and private hotels go this is amongst the very best. The only thing that takes it out of the "excellent" bracket for us was that the en-suite facilities in our room were rather on the "tight" side, However. I appreciate that this is an issue for many proprietiors of older properties seeking to provide modern comprehensive facilities. That said the hosts (Russell and Helen)and "staff" (Adam and Laura) could not be faulted for service and helpfulness and the Sandpiper provided a well presented, clean and comfortable base for our 5 night stay at a very competitive rate. The breakfasts were large and to a very high standard, we had two evening meals which were reasonably priced and good value.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

The Sandpiper is a credit to the owners. We received a warm welcome; the room was well furnished and spotlessly clean, the bed was comfortable, the shower was very good - powerful with plenty of hot water, and the breakfast was absolutely superb. You can order an evening meal and there is a bar with a pleasant seating area outside or you can sit in the communal lounge, another clean and pleasant room. We would highly recommend the Sandpiper to others and look forward to staying there again in August.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Cal56
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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend had our first holiday together in Torquay and stayed at the sandpiper. Service was outstanding, more than expected for a four star rating. Rooms are superb and well done, staff are great&the food is excellent! So good we even rang them to see if we could go over for dinner the night after we left. Dog friendly, excellent. Can not say a bad word.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 13 July 2014


A great place to stay with excellent service and a very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Had an enjoyable breakfast which left us feeling filled up until mid afternoon.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We spent a week at the guest house and it is immaculate, food well cooked, service was way above great. We felt welcome and though we came by car, if we had not we would have been collected from the nearby train station. Helen and Russell are very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the comfortable bed and lovely room. This Guest house is well worth a return visit.

Room Tip: We had the front facing disabled room which is in the annex and in my mind the best room.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

I have just spent 4 wonderful nights at the Sandpipers, from the very minute we arrived until the minute we left we were treated to an experience far superior to any 4 star hotels we have stayed in . Our hosts Russell & Helen were second to none and the personal touch they have achieved in every single aspect, has to be seen to be believed. I haven't written a Trip Adviser review before but it would have rude not to after the exceptional way we were treated. Would highly recommend, we will definitely be back, hopefully soon !!!! :-)

Stayed: June 2014
3  Thank Sean H
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the sandpiper for 4 nights with my mum and sister June 2014. The rooms were really clean and nicely decorated. Excellent and varied breakfast. Helen and Russell were super friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Short walk to seafront. Would stay again. Thank you :)

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Additional Information about The Sandpiper Guest House

Address: Rowdens Road, Torquay TQ2 5AZ, 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) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range: £57 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sandpiper Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you at the Sandpiper Guest house, set in a peaceful tree lined cul-de-sac just a short walk away from the Riviera international Centre, Torre Abbey Gardens and the seafront. We offer quality accommodation in a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere. ... more   less 
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