Stayed at this hotel with national holidays for a long weekend. As most of the reviews say the hotel itself does need a lot of renovation and redecorating but there are many more positives.
The location is fantastic five minutes walk to Babbacombe Downs and its fantastic views. Also at the top of the brow you can get the Number 32 or 11 bus to Torquay and they are very regular even on a Sunday.
Rooms - we were first given Room 194 which was a nice enough room but the view was of an adjoining outside wall and as we had asked for a nice view we asked for an alternative. We were then given Room 101 which had a better view but I think the cellars were underneath so you got the noise of the bar/beer pumps constantly. So we asked to be moved again and finally settled on Room 174 a front facing room which was ok. Although the decor was poor, the room was clean and the beds comfortable. Tea and coffee plus a hairdryer were in the room. The only downside to this room was the shower that had one temperature and that was hot!
Staff - the reception staff were very accommodating when we asked for room changes. The bar staff were friendly and efficient but a special mention must go to Christine and Rachel in the restaurant. They were fantastic.. even though they were constantly running around like they were on fire, nothing was too much trouble and the service was excellent.
Food - definitely no complaints about the food. The breakfast was spot on and if you wanted extra there was no problem. The evening meal was excellent with a great choice of starters, mains and deserts. Compliments to the chefs!
The hotel is currently undergoing renovations and when its finished I would have no issues staying again.
- 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