Just returned from a 4 night self drive break and have to say the weather was brilliant shame about the Hotel. Breakfast on day one was a shambles no glasses/orange juice/dishes and no staff to ask, when found they said they were busy. Dinner was OK but not for the those with an appetite. Breakfast day two was how it should be. Dinner was so bad we chose to eat out, Pate that looked like it had been liquidised and the fattest Pork Loin sliced wafer thin (you could see the pattern on the plate through it).Everyone was complaining about the quality and/or quantity of the food. The service was rushed with plates being cleared as soon as you put the fork down, if you want a leisurely meal this isn't the place.
Dinner is served between 6.30-8.00pm so everyone has to be fed then, perhaps an extra 1/2 hour would help.
Had two flat pints of beer served which were exchanged without question. Otherwise the bar was fine. Hotel gives 4 free drinks per person per night but would be better not doing this and using money on food.
As for the room we had the usual squeaky floor but its an old property, pity you can see the lines of the floorboards through the carpet as well as the horrible tea/coffee stains where the tea making facilities are. Beds are furnished with sheets and blankets with overthrows, a little old fashioned with solid wooden headboards in 2013? would prefer duvets and more modern look. We booked a double and got a family room with 2 extra single beds so it was a large room plenty of space. Bedroom furniture looks like its been in a family room for some time.
Bathroom was clean with a good shower over the bath.
This hotel is built on a hillside with extensions added so yes you are going up and down stairs and along corridors.
Entertainment was excellent especially Steve the comic who adjusted his act to suit the youngsters in the room
Lot of people on the coach tours said this was not Shearings' normal standards, I hope so as the hotel itself isn't badly placed you can walk into town or the beach in 10-15 mins buses do stop close by and the Station (Torre) is only 10 mins so you don't need a car to get around once you're there. You can reserve a parking space but there is on street free parking available.
Sorry to say not what I was expecting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a quiet residential area of Torquay half a mile from the seafront, the Bay Tor Park hotel is also within easy reach of the marina and the town centre’s shops, boutiques and restaurants. The hotel offers great facilities for you to enjoy and all the public areas are conveniently located on the ground floor. There are comfortable lounge areas in which to sit and relax in and the ever-popular sun terrace, which is a perfect place to unwind with a drink on a balmy summer’s eve! Inside, the entertainment suite has a dance floor and bar. The hotel is very popular for all inclusive breaks and prides itself on having many repeat customers year after year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tor Park Torquay
- Bay Tor Park Hotel Torquay, Devon