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“Home from Home... Outstanding”
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Hotel Iona Torquay
Ranked #49 of 148 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Home from Home... Outstanding”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

I stayed at this hotel quite some time ago, however have just been thinking about my stay and how lovely it was which has prompted me to leave a review.

The owners made me and my partner feel extremely welcome here. As a gay couple there are some places that we stay and we are made to feel awkward or unwelcome, this is the complete opposite to Hotel Iona.

From walking in and being shown to our room, the serving of breakfast to providing us with local tourist attraction knowledge, every part of the service was made with 100% dedication to their customers.

We are both planning to go back to this Bed & Breakfast and hope that they continue to offer the outstanding service they provided us with to other fortunate guests.

Lastly, this is a pet friendly hotel and our dog got on extremely well with the resident dog Chip that always came to say hello.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We have now stayed here 4 times and all we can say is how excellent the hotel is.
Roy and Marita are warm and welcoming and always have time to have a chat.
The hotel is in a quite location the rooms are very comfortable all with ensuite.
The hotel is very clean and breakfast is excellent.
You'll get a very warm welcome from Chip the dog who incidentally isn't around all the time especially when your eating.
We would highly recommend this hotel and cannot wait to go back soon.

Room Tip: All rooms are recommended.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sundholm, Owner at Hotel Iona Torquay, responded to this review, 4 November 2011
Thank you for the kind review, it is always good to see you, look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Burton on Trent
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Very clean & tidy, good breakfast and very large room with tv dvd player ensuite & balcony, (dont know if balcony & size applies to all rooms). Well situated in quite area but short walk for shops and restaurants/bars.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Northampton
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Reviewed 28 October 2011

This is a lovely hotel in a quiet area of Torquay. Our room was very comfortable with a good sized ensuite and a balcony overlooking the front of the hotel. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. There is an option for evening meal which we took. 2 courses for £12 or 3 courses for £16. We considered this to be very good value and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Overall the hotel was extremely clean and the owners were very welcoming - nothing was too much trouble. We would thoroughly recommend the Hotel Iona.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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stonehouseglos
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Just returned home form this lovely hotel.Such a lovely experience,we stayed 4 nights,and enjoyed every day, and were reluctant to leave, we have used Many hotels in Torquay,many times, this one out does the others.The owners really care about there customers rooms very very good,NOTHING was too much trouble, food excellent,the family and Chips (dog) were well behaved,polite and really lovely,we will return asap,also will recommend to our own family and friends, would have no hesitation sending any one there.
Excellent ALL round.

Room Tip: Premier room excellent other rooms were very good also (comments of others)
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

Not knowing the area very well we booked the hotel Iona not knowing what to really expect.
We were in for a real treat. The Hotel was friendly, clean, comfy, near to the seafront but not close enough to hear the nighclubs and overall exceded our expectations.
The food was really good in the evening and breakfast was also great as was the service throughout our stay.
Not only would we go back but we would recommend this hotel for anyone staying in the area.
This hotel is a real gem, other hotels were to close to all the nightclubs or had large stag/hen parties staying and some of our other family members who stayed at the travelodge did not get any sleep.
So a big thank you to all the staff at the Hotel Iona

Room Tip: Room with a balcony is a must!
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cheshire, UK
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

What can I say, we have stayed in Torquay many times as we have family living down there so are often in that area for one thing or another, when we discovered this hotel on our 1st visit we loved it and stayed there a 2nd time for another family party, now having returned from a 3rd stay there, it just reconfirmed what a fab place it is.
The owners and staff are all lovely and it's so nice when you return somewhere and are remembered, each visit they have been so accomodating, making sure they could fit myself, my husband and our Three daughters into one of their many lovely rooms.
1st visit we stayed in the family room which was fab for a family of 5, the kids room was even in a different section to the adults which made bedtime easier for everyone.
2nd visit we stayed in the Superior Double room, very large room with nice big windows which lets lots of light in, again this was a lovely room and accomdated us very comfortably.
3rd and most recent visit we stayed in the Premier double Balcony room as we only had 2 out of the 3 children and this room is again lovely and would outshine many 5* hotels we have previously stayed in. Love the high ceilings aswell which makes it feel all the more spacious.
We will definately be back as no doubt there will be lots more family gatherings in the future.
Special mention for the little doggy who our little baby absolutely loves!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Iona Torquay
Address: 5 Cleveland Road, Torquay TQ2 5BD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 148 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Iona Torquay 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the old part of Torquay, Hotel Iona offers quality accommodation in a central location, close to the main town, sea front and the Riviera Conference and Leisure Centre. This comfortable and friendly small hotel is set in a beautifully converted detached Victorian villa built in the 1860s, located in a quiet conservation area of Torquay`s main hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation area. As a family run hotel we take pride in offering our guests traditional standards of service and individual attention. ... more   less 
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