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“Short Break to Torquay”
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Garway Lodge
Ranked #22 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Short Break to Torquay”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

My Partner and I recently stayed here over the May bank holiday weekend. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and it is ideally situated to venture into the centre of town. Breakfast options were varied, and the rooms were very comfortable. We would definately stay here again. Also, suggest contact the Lodge directly as they offer better rates than Laterooms who we booked with.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Thank you for you lovely review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, however brief. We have put a lot of thought into the Breakfast menu's, and every now and then we Tweek it..... (we are looking into waffles at the moment). We do have discounts during the year, so it is worth contacting us.

Paul and Julia
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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

We were greeted with a warm welcome & an unexpected cream tea afterwards we were then shown to our room which was very well presented. My wife is gluten intolerant & when we advised Julia & Paul they went and sourced suitable food for her & this made her breakfasts very enjoyable, I enjoyed the full range of their normal breakfast menu. It is well situated for exploring not only Torquay but also the surrounding area, which they had extensive knowledge of & a large library of local books on the area, also speak to Paul about golf packages. In all 3 nights was not enough at Garway Lodge & our thanks go to Julia & Paul for making it so delightfull

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
We are really pleased you had a lovely stay. And we do cater for Gluten Intolerant when advised in advance :) It was wonderful to see you both again, and we are really pleased you enjoyed our breakfasts. We took time to source lovely local ingredients. Paul does love his golf, and has now joined Dainton Park Golf Club, so when he goes missing, I usually know where...........

Paul and Julia
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Palm Springs, California
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

Paul & Julia made our visit to Torquay a high point of our trip to England. They are the friendliest, most helpful couple of any place we have ever stayed. They gave directions and information about the town as well as providing a full menu breakfast.

Fred D.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this review, 22 May 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your trip and stay with us. It was great having you here, and we did miss you when you all went. Thank you for your lovely notes and items in the envelope, we were very touched by them. We know you enjoyed your stay, but the notes you left were special, (sorry we did not wait until Christmas lol) :)

We hope you had a great time in Paris, and a good trip home, please stay in touch and let us know how you are all doing.

Take care

Julia and Paul
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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this review, 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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.

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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this review, 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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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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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 review, 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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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this review, 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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Property: Garway Lodge
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 Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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