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Kings Lodge
Ranked #5 of 148 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Cleethorpes
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Thanks Bryan and Amanda for making my stay such a pleasure, as a solo traveller sometimes a hotel can be a lonely place,especially on a first visit but not this time, honestly, they could not have been nicer, going out of their way to help out. Five Star Service, if you can get a reservation do it, you will not regret it.

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Kingslodge, Owner at Kings Lodge, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have a lot to live up to for your return visit, but hopefully will live up to your expectations. See you soon
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Well done to Amanda and Bryan for running such a fantastic bed and breakfast. My wife, myself and our small dog stayed at the Kings Lodge during June 2014. From the moment we arrived Amanda came out to meet us at our car and we were greeted with a very warm welcome and this continued right through to the moment we checked out. We opted to stay in the room with the four poster bed, great room, bathroom good, bed very comfortable and the whole room was very clean. Evenings we spent at the hotel and Amanda and Bryan were great hosts. Easy to talk to and nothing was too much trouble. I am a diabetic and needed to store my insulin in a fridge, this was not a problem and Amanda was helpful and kept my insulin in the kitchen fridge.
As a dog owner we like you have problems with eating out during the evening as most if not all do not allow dogs inside a restaurant. This I can understand so its always an issue to us when we eat out during an evening. Amanda and Bryan offer a dog minding service for a small fee and we on one evening took them up on the offer and we were able to enjoy a summers evening strolling along Torquay's wonderful beach prior to eating a lovely meal at a lovely beach side restaurant knowing our dog was being well cared for. Amanda and Bryan are dog owners too and they have a lovely dog called 'Scooby'.

Their garden at the front of the property was very clean, tidy and a great place to sit and relax in. Breakfast was excellent, ingredients top quality and a lot to choose from. We have stayed in various bed and breakfasts over the years and the Kings Lodge is by far the best we have stayed in. A quality place to stay with or without a dog, we would not hesitate in staying here again or in recommending the Kings Lodge to anyone looking for a quality, great value for money location when staying in Torquay, well done Amanda and Bryan on running such a quality product. Thanks and we will see you both next time we stay at Torquay. Steve, Claire and our dog Minnie.

Room Tip: Four Poster room was excellent. All rooms I would presume to be excellent. A great place to stay.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kingslodge, Owner at Kings Lodge, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
This is a super review and we can only thank you, not only for your kind comments but the time you have put into writing it. We know only too well how hard it can be to find somewhere where your four legged family member is made welcome. This is why we wanted our guesthouse to be dog friendly and demonstrate that being so does not have to impact on quality, experience or cleanliness. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Went to stay at Kings Lodge for 4 nights and it was the best. Amanda and Bryan were so nice and friendly, we felt that we were staying with friends! Breakfast was delicious and of high quality. B & B was very clean and we had a lovely spacious room for the three of us. We will definitely go back again, couldn't have asked for anything more.Thanks for a great stay Amanda and Bryan (and Scooby too!)

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Kingslodge, Owner at Kings Lodge, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Your review is highly appreciated. We are so pleased you had a great stay and felt welcome. It will be great to see you again soon and you can be assured of continual improvements to our guesthouse which includes further improvements to the room you were staying in.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Just have to say a massive thank you to Brian and Amanda, the absolute hosts with the most. Right from the moment we arrived at their lovely guest house we were welcomed with warmth and coffee. We sat in the wonderful garden enjoying the sunshine before unpacking our cases. Our room was very comfortable with everything we could wish for and the whole place was spotlessly clean. Brian and Amanda were very attentive and there was nothing they would not do for their guests. The breakfasts were excellent with a good choice of menu. Although they do not offer an evening meal they do offer substantial bar snacks for those wishing to stay at the hotel during the evening. Not a hardship as this guest house is also fully licensed. We were rather reluctant to leave this morning and we shall certainly be returning before the season ends. Thank you both so much for a really enjoyable stay

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kingslodge, Owner at Kings Lodge, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
We are pleased you had a brilliant stay and it will be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to Kings Lodge. Thanks for taking the time to write a review.
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Stroud
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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights early July this b b ranks as the bestthere is nothing is to much trouble ,so friendly and helpful the room was spotless breakfast lovely what else could you ask for can't wait for my next visit

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Kingslodge, Owner at Kings Lodge, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Thank you for a great review. We are so pleased you can't wait for your next visit where we can ensure you have a very pleasant stay.
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is a superb B&B centrally located in Torquay. Lovely room, large and includes everything you could want in a B&B. Very clean and well looked after, very comfy bed. Very helpful and friendly couple running the B&B, would highly recommend to anyone. In an area with literally thousands of B&B options this one stands head and shoulders above the rest. Will stay here again when we have more time to see the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Kingslodge, Owner at Kings Lodge, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thanks for a great review. It is our pleasure to make your stay as comfortable as possible and we would love you to return in the future.
Kind regards Amanda and Bryan.
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Nottingham
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This was our first trip with a dog. We didn't want to leave him behind but we didn't want to stay somewhere substandard just because we had a dog with us, so Kings Lodge was a completely blind gamble. Did we fall on our feet or what? Fantastic people who love dogs, not just tolerate them, a good bar, beautifully clean and not one trace of the smell of dogs - which was my main concern. Cracking breakfasts, a really relaxed and friendly atmosphere, I could go on forever but I wont, we are going back in a month or so and can't wait. Close enough to everything you need too. I can't think of a single thing I didn't like about this place. highly highly recommended.
Ian, Lisa and Dylan ...... and next time Indya too!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Samanddeb
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Kingslodge, Owner at Kings Lodge, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thanks for your wonderful review.( Scoobie had a good look upstairs for Dylan after he left ).I am so pleased that you discovered that travelling with a dog didn't compromise room quality. We aim to be dog and family friendly whilst still retaining extremely high standards. The fact that you re- booked whilst still here was complement enough and we cant wait to meet your daughter next time too.
Best wishes Amanda and Bryan.
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Additional Information about Kings Lodge

Property: Kings Lodge
Address: 44 Bampfylde Road, Torquay TQ2 5AY, England (Formerly Kings Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 148 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kings Lodge Guest House is a situated in a tree lined avenue and is perfectly placed for enjoying the facilities within Torquay or for sightseeing around Devon. Our Sunny terraced garden and our relaxing conservatory are perfect for enjoying an evening drink from our well stocked bar. We have onsite parking spaces for guests, along with plenty of on road parking. We are a family and pet dog friendly guest house. We are located within easy access to the beach, marina, town centre, Torre Abbey, the Riviera Conference Centre and Torquay Train Station. ... more   less 
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Kings Lodge Torquay, Devon

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