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Reviewed 29 July 2015

we have just got back from the Torbay Hotel 5 of us went on a long week-end 3 nights.in all. We like to do a bit of ballroom dancing so we try to pick a hotel that has entertainment and some dancing the Torbay does so we had a great time. They have a small dance floor but it was just right for us, they have a chap on a keyboard he is very obliging and if asked would play anything you wanted. The meals were fine and well presented George was our waiter and is a credit to the hotel. All the staff are good. All in all it was a good experience.

Room Tip: Pay for a front room with a sea view
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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SimonwMurray1, General Manager at Bay Torbay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2015

Hi Phil B and thank you for your review of your recent weekend break at the Torbay. I am glad that you enjoyed the entertainment, Nigel is excellent and an asset to us, as is George, who will be pleased to know that he looked after you while you were here. We look forward to your next visit with us.

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Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Booked last minute for a week's stay expecting a left over type room but ended up with one overlooking the harbour so very happy. This is as good an Hotel as we have stayed at with Shearings even though we have never had serious cause for complaint with any. The staff were exceptionally helpful and pleasant, generally with a smile on their faces. The location is ideal for the town and as we book self drive and use local buses in a good spot for all directions. Overall we would recommend it to anyone

Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Trevor S
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SimonwMurray1, General Manager at Bay Torbay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2015

Hi Trevor s and thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your break with us and found your room overlooking the harbour and especially that you found the staff to be friendly and helpful, they, plus our great location are very great assets to us.. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the near future.

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Reviewed 26 July 2015

As a thirty-something, the hotel clearly isn't aimed at me as I'm around 40 years below the average age of resident. With that in mind, it surprised me that there was only one lift which meant some of the rooms were a fair trek from it, mine included.

The room was a very good size, decent bathroom and a fairly comfy bed. Due to the hotel shape it didn't join on to any other rooms, which meant less chance of exterior noise coming through. The food included in the half board package was a mixed bag. Portion sizes were very small (again, perhaps aimed at the typical age of resident) but there was a reasonable choice - if somewhat bland and tasteless. Breakfasts were alright.

Location was excellent, right in the heart of things without being too noisy. The car park again was a considerable distance away, and up a very steep hill.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
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SimonwMurray1, General Manager at Bay Torbay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2015

Thank you discobadgers for posting a review and I am pleased that you did enjoy your stay at the hotel and found the bedrooms and location to be to your liking. I feel that we cater to all age groups not just the elderly and the lift, while it is just the one, does go to all floors.

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Reviewed 24 July 2015

Have just booked a Fri-Mon break in September to coincide with visits to Princess Theatre which is situated just across the road. As my sister has recently had a knee replacement I had to check out some things about the room and the person I spoke to (Simon) could not have been more helpful. Living in Plymouth, I am almost local and could travel back and forth but Shearings holidays always offer exceptional value for money so we decided to treat ourselves. The location is ideal for taking a stroll along the seafront which is level and also close to the Harbour where we can catch a bus to Paignton or Brixham if we want to. Come out of the front door, turn left and you're into the main shopping area of Torquay. The hotel could not be more conveniently situated and we can't wait for our break. Jan Rawlings

Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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SimonwMurray1, General Manager at Bay Torbay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2015

Thank you Jan R for posting a review for your upcoming break with us at the Torbay. We always try our best to help where we can and it is so much easier to assist our guests when they drop us a line or give us call, like you have. Guests.are always welcome to contact us if they have any particular requirements that will make their holiday go that bit smoother, so thank you for getting in touch. I am sure you will enjoy the theatre and we look forward to welcoming you in September.

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Reviewed 23 July 2015

we are travelling down on friday with shearings for the weekend .we have been there three times before . our first two stays were really good but last year wasnt good room wasnt good service and food in restraunt wasnt good so keeping our fingers crossed for this weekend we love torquay and the hotel is in a perfect position

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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SimonwMurray1, General Manager at Bay Torbay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2015

Hi mayahwigan, I hope that your journey went well, despite the weather and I am sure that you will like our newly refurbished restaurant and look forward to your feedback before you leave us. have a wonderful weekend

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