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“Fantastic Break”
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Garway Lodge
Ranked #23 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 May 2013

On our arrival we were served a lovely cream tea, which we did not expect. It was a great introduction to this friendly guest house. We had a very lovely room, with a very comfortable bed. The breakfast was cooked to perfection and was delicious. The couple who own Garway Lodge are really friendly and very down to earth. Nothing was too much trouble at all. Even though we only stayed a couple of nights, we enjoyed our time tremendously. We will definitely be coming back here. My girlfriend and I are getting married this year and we are talking about spending a whole week here on our honeymoon.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dean A
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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2013

Thank you for your glowing review.

We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and had a lovely time, Even your dad enjoyed himself when he came for breakfast before you both.

We are very pleased you all enjoyed yourselves, and felt comfortable and at home, this is what Paul and I try to achieve, We are both down to earth people, and want our guests to feel comfortable with us.

We hope you have a wonderful wedding, we will be thinking of you, and look forward to seeing you in the future.

All the best

Julia and Paul

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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Booked a two night stay over the May bank holiday 2013 and considered ourselves very lucky to have picked Garway Lodge, arrived just as the scones were coming out of the oven, YES PLEASE! The owners Julia and Paul did all they could and a bit more to make this two day stay a pleasant one, nothing was too much trouble, the room was clean and comfortable, the breakfast was freshly cooked and very tasty. Location is in good walking distance of both seafront and town.
Would not hesitate to book again when in this area and in need of a relaxing break.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2013

Thank you for leaving a lovely review for us , it is appreciated.

We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and the Scones.. :).

The breakfasts are cooked freshly for each guest, so it is nice to know you do not mind the wait while you enjoyed the buffet table, and had a leisurely breakfast.

We hope you had a safe trip back, and look forward to seeing you both again when you visit to visits the sites in the area, (perhaps the zoo again?)

Julia and Paul

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Reviewed 1 May 2013

stayed for one night, had a great stay, nothing was too much trouble, nice rooms with tea coffee cookies, great breakfast, will certainly be back. if you are thinking of booking then do.
it will be worth it. also has free parking is about a 20 to 30 minute walk into town, there is an esso garage about 5 min walk away in the same street.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2013

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review for us, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for choosing us to stay with. We are very pleased you enjoyed your breakfast, we have tried very hard to get local suppliers with nice tasting produce. (The sausages are particularly tasty).

We do like our guests to feel comfortable and at home, so for you to leave this review, means we have succeeded. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your touring and shopping :)

We look forward to seeing you again

Julia and Paul

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

We stayed at Garway Lodge last night, booked online at the last minute, and when we knocked on the door 5 minutes later, and caught the the owners off guard.
Julia burst into action and afternoon tea was in front of us in what seemed like a few seconds.
And from then on the service never failed to impress.
From the friendly attentiveness of both Julia and Paul, to the cleanliness of the room, it was a joy to stay.
The finishing touches throughout were well thought out and most appreciated, from iPod docks in the room to the morning newspapers with breakfast, and on the subject of breakfast, what a breakfast. Perfect in every way, well cooked quality ingredients, great menu, again all served with Julia's attentive service.
Will definitely stay again and would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank themeakins
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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for us, It really helps us to know when we add things to the business, it is the right thing. We also like our guests to feel at home, so it was lovely that you felt very comfortable with us.

We have taken our experiences of staying hotels, and B & B's and put this into practice, although we are always open to suggestions.

We also try extremely hard to keep Garway Lodge clean and fresh for our guests, (hence the being caught off guard, we were giving some rooms a good clean), so we were very pleased with your comments.

We did so much taste testing for breakfast items before we settled on our suppliers, they will be happy that the produce is well received.

It was really great meeting you both, we hope you had a brilliant time visiting Torquay, and the other places you were going onto.

We look forward to seeing you again

Julia and Paul

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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Really don't want to recommend this guest house for fear of it being full next time I wish to use it. My only regret is we weren't staying longer the hotel was immaculate, atmosphere warm and very friendly the rooms were clean comfortable, and catered for our every need. The breakfast was outstanding.
To summarise we will definitely be staying here next time I'm down in Torquay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Thank you for leaving a lovely review, and we are glad you did leave a recommendation for us lol :) We were very pleased to meet you both, even though it was a brief visit, We hope the rest of your trip was successful, and we look forward to seeing you when you visit again.

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We booked this room last minute and it was great. We received a warm and friendly welcome with drinks, biscuits and cake on arrival! Although compact, the room was clean and well presented. It had nice touches like an iPod charger and TV/DVD player, plus lots of information about things to do in the area. It has parking outside and is only 10 mins walk to the sea front.

Breakfast was perfectly cooked and there were a lot of options to choose from - a selection of fresh fruit, pancakes, and cooked breakfast. The bacon was particularly tasty!

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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Thank you Nicola for your lovely review. We are please you found our Standard Double room comfortable. We introduced the ipod/iphone dock as we have been asked in the past if we had a charger for an iphone, and have found them very successful. Thank you for choosing Garway Lodge to stay at while you were visiting Torquay It was a pleasure meeting you both, and we look forward to seeing you both again when you are in the area.

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We stayed at the Garway Lodge for 4 nights we found the Garway Lodge a friendly comfortable environment. The rooms were clean and breakfast was very nice. Julia & Paul was very friendly and was very accommodating. When we visit Devon again we will no question of a doubt use the Garway Lodge again and would highly recommend it to friends and family.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Thank you for your kind review, we are very glad you had a lovely break when you visited Torquay to see your Daughter and son in law. We were very happy to meet you and would be very pleased to see you again.

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Address: 79 Avenue Road, Torquay TQ2 5LL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range: £57 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Garway Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Multi award winning Guest House in Torquay, catering exclusively for adults, where your comfort and relaxation is guaranteed. Enjoy quality double, single and twin en-suite or Superior Double ‘Chocolate Room.’ Whether your stay is for business or leisure, choose 'room only' or spoil yourself with our extensive breakfast menu of local Devon produce all freshly cooked to order and included in standard price. Free parking and wi-fi. Close to seafront, transport links and Riviera International Conference Centre. Contact us for details of our special offers, short breaks and seasonal packages. ... more   less 
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