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The Parks Guest Accommodation
Ranked #17 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
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“A very pleasant short break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

Booked last minute for short break with teenage children. Excellent email communication asking for likely arrival time and confirming room configurations. Both rooms where nicely decorated and comfy. Beds very comfortable. Breakfast very good with choice of fruit, yoghurt, and varied bread for toasting. Cooked breakfast nicely done with minor daily variations. The owners were attentive and friendly throughout our stay. We left some minor clothing by accident and then emailed offering to post back. The Parks is ideally located only 5 mins walk from train station and not much further to see front. Only negative point from our point of view was limited time window for breakfast. We would have liked to have breakfasted earlier on a couple of days. In short, highly recommended. We would have no hesitation returning again soon

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Northam, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

Rooms was clean tidy. Breakfast was ok not as good as I thought it was going to be. Sausage was not the best could do with more beans not just about 10 beans and offering waffle for breakfast sounds awful. If you supply ash trays out side please empty daily as it looked like they had never been emptyed. Garden needs alot of work to tidy it up. Swimming pool just forget its there you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2013
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ParksGuest, Owner at The Parks Guest Accommodation, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Thanks for the review,

With regard to the breakfast - you could have asked for more !

The garden is blitzed in spring and autumn as you can surely appreciate we are busy in the summer. The car park also gets swept regularly but we can not clear blown leaves on a daily basis.

As for smoking , we take your point about the ashtrays and we will now not allow smoking on the premises - problem solved
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

We stayed at the Park for three nights, arriving around 1 pm. We wanted to just leave the car and go for a walk as we knew we were too early to check in. However, Tim insisted that our room would be ready in 5 mins if we waited. The room we were allocated was fab, exceptionally clean and bright. The bed extremely comfortable and felt like home from home. We have stayed in many hotels and the Hilton breakfasts are usually extremely good but the Parks breakfast is superb. You can choose items individually or go for the full English. Everything is cooked to order not left on display on a hot plate. We have never seem so many choices of cereal.

There is a heated outdoor pool with sun loungers and a large umbrella and the garden area is a real sun trap.

Tim is a great host and is always in the bar in the evenings. Has a well stocked bar with a good choice of bottled beers.

Location is great for walking down to the beach (10 mins) or visiting Torre Abbey which is literally around the corner.

There is a great pub just up the road called Ocean Drive which is a theme pub. food is great, not the cheapest, but worth a visit to see all the memorabilia from the cinema and music world.

We will definitely return to this great find in Torquay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights 17-19th July and really enjoyed our stay. Our room was on the first floor overlooking the front garden and was very spacious and spotlessly clean. The bed was comfortable and we both slept well. Tim met us when we arrived, showed us to our room and explained everything to us and made us feel very welcome and at home. There is a well stocked bar in the lounge where we had a drink before going out one night. The breakfast was brilliant with plenty of choice from cereal, toast, fruit etc to a full English which was delicious and set in a lovely room overlooking the swimming pool. We were lucky to have gorgeous weather when we stayed here which was a bonus. The Parks is close to the far end of the beach which is nice and quiet and there is about a 10-15 minute walk to the main part of the town. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants to eat at in town and has plenty to offer for all ages. We loved it here and will definitely be returning. Thank you Tim and Sarah.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We stayed with our family at the Parks for 6 nights mid July and had two rooms, one double en suite and one twin en-suite. Both rooms were immaculate and the bed was the best bed i have ever slept in, so comfortable! We have stayed in numerous b&b's in Torquay and some rooms can be on the small side, but our room was big with a very large bed and a sofa and there was still plenty room to walk around. Both rooms were spotlessly clean in fact myself and my parents both agreed it was the nicest b&b we have ever stayed in Torquay.
The owner Tim was exceptionally friendly and helpful, and was always around if we needed anything. The breakfast was outstanding with everything you could ever need, fruit salad, cereals, juice, full english, vegetarian etc.
We love that the Parks is also pet friendly, and our little shih-tzu dog Gizmo loved every minute of the holiday. The weather was absolutely beautiful for the full 6 days too which was a great bonus.
We went into Torquay town during the evening, and i would say it is probably advisable to get a bus in to the town if you are elderly (my parents are 70 and 79). We also bought a weekly bus pass which was £17.50 per adult and covered the surrounding areas so it was quite good value and the number 32 bus stop is right outside the Parks and takes you into the town so this was also very handy.
All in all we had a fantastic holiday made all the better by this beautiful accommodation. We are already looking to book again next year at the same place as we can't wait to return. Thank you Tim and Sarah for accommodating us x

Room Tip: Room number 1 - nice large bright and airy room with super comfy bed
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

The parks hotel was fantastic.spotlessly clean,very comfortable.tim and Sarah are the perfect hosts.the outdoor pool and space were a total hit with our 4 year old.walking distance from beach and harbour.we will most definitely return!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Staying at The Parks is excellent. Large, airy, clean and comfortable big room with en suite bathroom was ready for us, with a warm welcome by the excellent hosts Tim and Sarah. We were fresh and content during the nights in comfy beds, and well fed at breakfast with a marvelous three course breakfast. The outdoors pool is wonderfully inviting and is set in the large spacious garden/patio that has nice chairs, tables and sun loungers set around to relax on. Located within minutes of the beach and all of the towns attractions, The Parks is a Guest House to recommend highly.

Room Tip: Ask for the family room. The bedroom is very spacious and also has a big settee and TV, plus the en...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Parks Guest Accommodation
Address: Rathmore Road | Chelston, Torquay TQ2 6NZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Parks Guest Accommodation 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small family run non-smoking guest house situated next to parkland, in the heart of the English Riviera, 500 metres back from the sea-front. Within a 300 metre level walk of both Torquay Train Station & The English Riviera Conference Centre. Benefits from: Ample parking, all rooms en-suite (many family size), outdoor heated swimming pool, pet friendly, disabled access, 2 minute walk from Torre Abbey & Gardens, 10 minute scenic walk away from the Marina & Torquay town centre. ... more   less 
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