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Garway Lodge
Ranked #27 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vienna, Austria
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“Very nice hosts”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

I stayed for 5 nights and had a lovely time. The Garway Lodge is perfectly situated when you travel by public transport, as the train station Torre is only a few minutes' walk away. Still the seafront and town centre is in good walking distance as well. Julia greeted me with delicious cream tea, which was a perfect start for my stay. The breakfast is tasty, varied and substantial - with delicious home-made jams. The hosts are very helpful and have lots of information about the region and the things to do. The room itself is reasonably sized and nicely decorated and the bed very comfortable with a cosy blanket. I liked the complimentary tissues, biscuits and water bottle - thank you very much! The only point off in my rating goes to the bathroom (sorry, Julia and Paul). Though being very clean and everything working well, it is extremely small. Particularly the shower. I know people who simply wouldn't fit through the entrance of the shower, and even if they did, they would not have room to move inside. It was okay for me, but anyone who likes a bit of room in their shower won't like this particular one. But I can definitely recommend Garway Lodge and would return anytime. (Monika from Vienna, Austria)

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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thank you for your review on our guest house, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very pleased you enjoyed your breakfasts, and we have tried to put in place any thing we could think of to make your stay comfortable.

Julia and Paul
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Stayed over the May Bank Holiday which was our first visit to Torquay. We made a great choice with Garway Lodge because Julia and Paul were excellent hosts and made our stay very enjoyable with their knowledge of the town and places to visit locally. The breakfast choice was amazing and we recommend Julia's pancakes and crispy bacon !! Thank you again for a lovely weekend and hopefully see you again soon.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thank you for your kind review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us,and enjoyed your breakfasts. It is important to us that our guests have a comfortable stay.

Julia and Paul
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Barking
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

This is a lovely place to stay. We received a great welcome. The rooms were very comfortable, staff welcoming and the breakfasts tasty & plentyful. It is well situated for the town, with good shopping & sight-seeing. Transport links are good, as is parking.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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PalmsRUs, Owner at Garway Lodge, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thank you for your kind review, it was good to see you and we are very please you had an enjoyable and pleasant stay with us.

Julia and paul
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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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 #27 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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