In fact the Trecarn is in Babbacome, very close to the Babbacome Cliff Railway but is conveniently close to the No 32 bus route into Torquay. The hotel has undergone some refurbishment, the public areas downstairs are very nicely done. The dining room in particular is pleasantly spacious, but the entertainment/bar area is short of tables when the hotel is full. Although our room had been refurbished they have "spoiled the ship for a ha'penny worth of tar" new windows are needed and the shower room basin unit needed replacing. We had to get the clock/radio replaced and the shaver light did not work (no maintenance at weekends).
However the staff were helpful and courteous, the food was good, not huge amounts but enough and queuing for the all-inclusive bar was not too bad. It was the usual Shearings standard for a hotel, you are not paying a fortune so you can't expect the Ritz.
The entertainment was the usual Bingo/Quiz/ Dance music which does finish at about 11.30pm. If you want an early night don't have a room over the reception!
Saturday nights compere was useless and the advertised act (Tom Jones tribute) turned out to be Shirley Bassey tribute (perhaps they thought as they are both Welsh we wouldn't notice!
We probably wouldn't go there again because of it's location, we stayed at the Torbay last time we were in Torquay and it is much better placed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in its own grounds in a quiet residential area, the Trecarn hotel is just a short stroll from the Babbacombe Downs and the delightful village of St Marychurch. The ground floor public areas of the hotel were the subject of an extensive refurbishment which has been very well received by our guests. The hotel now benefits from well-appointed lounge areas, large entertainment suite and bar. The restaurant has been completely re-styled and now offers a spacious and contemporary dining experience. After enjoying the renowned entertainments the hotel has to offer, you should also sleep better than ever as we have also refurbished 62 of the hotel's bedrooms! The Trecarn Hotel is ideally placed for exploring the surrounding area of Torbay and the delightful South Devon Coast. There is an excellent bus service taking you to town centre and beyond. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Trecarn Hotel Torquay, Devon