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“stayed here in June for 2 weeks in 2011 and again in 2012”
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Kingsholm Hotel
Ranked #9 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

June and Carl are wonderful, helpful owners you cannot do any better in Torquay. Everything is super clean and up-to-date. The BREAKFASTS are numerous courses and beautifully served and great presentation. NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE! If you do not drive this is the Hotel for you - it's very close to all the buses that take you most places.

Room Tip: My bedroom was en suite with 2 large windows overlooking Torwood Gardens in the front. It was super...
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

Just returned from a 3 night stay at Kingsholm, Torquay. This was a birthday break for my wife and I. We arrived early and met June, who said we could check-in, this left the rest of the day to explore. Car parking is free, with 24 hr access. Our room was bright, and well decorated, the bathroom/shower room was a little on the small size, the toilet and shower are being upgraded this winter, Carl has said. They have only had the property fo just over a year now, and you cannot do everything at once. Breakfast was egg-celent, with a good choice on the menue, and nice and hot. Nothing seemed to be a problem for them.
Carl and June were perfect host's during our stay, they made us very welcome during the 3 nights we were there. They were very informative on what to do, and where to go, so we could plan our time to the best.
Location - Kingsholm is only a very short walk down into the town and harbour. There is a good choice of resturants, within easy distance. If you like good value for money, try the "Hole in the wall" There is a good theatre in the town, well worth a visit. There is a good regular bus service running along Babbacombe road, linking you with Babbacombe and Paignton / Brixon.
We will be returning again later this year to Kingsholm Hotel, and would highly recommend this friendly well run hotel to anyone wishing to stay in Torquay.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Spent two nights at this Hotel 5th/6th September. June & Carl took the trouble to telephone us at 10.15 on route to advise us that our room was ready if we wanted it earlier than the normal check in time of 2.30pm. They provided us with complimentary coffee on arrival. Our room was clean & comfortable. We had free parking (unusual considering how close the hotel is to the town centre) the breakfast was well cooked with a good choice. Our hosts very friendly. Will be staying here again next time in Torquay

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Just returned home after a weeks holiday in Torquay at the Kingsholm lovely hotel nice position really nice hosts nothing too much trouble and great breakfasts all in all a lovely place to stay and would recommend to friends and family thanks agaian June and Carl for a lovely week.

Room Tip: Rooms at front next to road but still got good nights sleep
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

We stayed at the Kingsholm in april and liked it so much that we returned again in September. The rooms are really clean, bright and comfortable. Breakfast is great as there's so much choice. The Kingsholm couldn't be in a better location, close to the harbour and shops. June and Carl are so welcoming and nothing's too much trouble. Can't wait to go back at the end of the year.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Just spent 5 days here and June & Carl are the most hospitable of hosts. Remember there are steps so be warned; no problem really but wheelchairs are are a no no.
The breakfasts are all beautifully cooked to order & the selection is great. Rooms are very comfortable & clean with plenty of storage. Hospitality tray with the usuals. If you are in a front bedroom there will be some traffic noise but it didn't prevent us from getting good nights sleep.
There are several very good & varied restaurants within a 5 minute walk. Will stay again if we are in Torquay.

Room Tip: I think the back would be quieter.
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

we had a 2 night stay which was lovely you cannot fault the hotel and carl and june are so welcoming. june your breakfast was absolutely lovely.
we will be returning as soon as we can .and will definately recommend you to friends.
we can see why you won the 2012 award !!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 539 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range: £47 - £69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kingsholm Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kingsholm is a fine Edwardian guest house situated only 350 metres from Torquays famous harbour and town centre with some of Torquays finest restaurants just a few minutes walk away. ... more   less 
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