We stayed at this hotel for three days last week. We opted to pay extra for a Gold Standard room and were allocated the Bridal Suite (room 4) complete with a 4 poster bed! It was worth the extra money, and for us, has enabled an ‘excellent’ rating for this hotel. The bedroom was a good size and had good views over the front gardens of the property and Torquay sea front in the distance. The bathroom too was a generous size and had been recently refurbished. It had dual aspect windows and you had a good view of the ‘Torquay Eye’ big wheel which is to be dismantled and moved to Hyde Park in November. The wi-fi signal seems to be confined to the lounge area in the hotel but the signal was just strong enough to reach our room above.
It was easy enough to park the car outside the property upon arrival. First impressions of the hotel are good as the receptionist was friendly and efficient. We were on a half board basis and always opted for the early dinner sittings (1830) which guaranteed a place in the outer ‘conservatory’ part of the dining room with lovely views - and it was still light outside. Get down early for breakfast and you will get one of these tables as well. The inner dining room is well decorated for this period property and has a spectacular ‘barrel’ ceiling. It is no hardship to have a table in this section either. There was plenty of food at breakfast and dinner. It was not quite cordon bleu standard but more than adequate. The serving staff were all very competent and friendly and there was no delay between courses. Chris is the ‘Bar and Residential Manager’ and he is an excellent ambassador for the hotel. Amongst other things, he ensures the smooth running of the restaurant and nothing was too much trouble for him. There is entertainment on at the hotel most evenings although we chose to visit the Babbacombe Theatre to see ‘Stardust’ which was an excellent variety show. Also check whether there is anything on at the ‘Little Theatre’ which is only five minutes walk up the road. This is well worth a visit. We just used public transport for our stay in Torquay. It’s an easy walk downhill to the bus stops beside Debenhams and there are plenty of buses to Brixham, Teignmouth, Exeter etc. The walk back up the hill to the hotel in the evening will keep you fit and work up an appetite. A very enjoyable three days and we recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently awarded AA 4 Stars, Lincombe Hall Hotel is the first EXCLUSIVELY FOR ADULTS (no children under 16), privately owned hotel, in Torquay. Winner of Hotel of the Year 2012, Silver 2013 and 2014 for South Devon, Bronze for Devon 2012 and 2014 and 4th Place in SW England Hotel of the Year 2012-13, Lincombe Hall Hotel has been extensively refurbished to become one of the best hotels in Torquay. Located just a few minutes walk from the harbour and marina, upmarket restaurants and shops, Lincombe Hall Hotel offers tastefully decorated bedrooms, some with sea views, complimentary WiFi across the whole hotel, a beautiful heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi, large patio, heated small indoor pool and jacuzzi, ample free parking, spacious bar and lounge areas with live entertainment on alternate nights all set in extensive grounds. Choose from oversized Gold Rooms, many with sea views, large Superior Rooms, or one of our upgraded Standard Rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lincombe Hall Hotel Torquay, Devon