When we alighted from the train at Torquay Station, really, we only had a rough idea where to find the hotel. So we bought a street map of the town at the station for £1-00. But the "map" was rubbish, only the main streets were labeled, the street where the hotel was located was not even on the map - it was concentrated mainly near the beach, and the hotel was about a mile inland. So don't waste your money on "The Superb Map of Torquay" because superb it wasn't!
We eventually had to ask a shopkeeper where to find the street, from where we can locate the hotel. After some computer research, he eventually pointed to a turning within a hundred metres from the shop itself, and eventually we found the hotel.
The hotel owners were a very friendly, polite couple who allocated us with a very clean, well kept and spacious room with double bed and a spare single bed, suitable for a family of one child. Because the hotel was situated in a residential estate away from the main streets, we had no problems with traffic noise or late night rowdiness from tanked up hoodlums. There was in our room a coffee-making facility provided, alongside a TV. The bathroom facilities were shared with other guests, but we had no problems with this.
Breakfast was served between 8.30 and 9.30 and after self-serving of cereal and orange juice, the main course was the traditional full English breakfast served with toast and coffee. This kept us filled for much of the day.
The hotel was excellent. The only improvement I would suggest is a simple map on the booking confirmation page. But actually, once the area is familiar, the hotel is easy to find. From the station, walk along the promenade until you come to a turning which is Belgrave Road. Walk along this (taking you inland) until you come to Lucus Street, on your right. Turn into this, walk past the church, and St Efrides Street will be the left turning. The hotel is on the top of the hill.
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- Also Known As:
- Ashurst Hotel Torquay
- Ashurst Lodge Torquay, Devon