Howden Court Hotel

Howden Court Hotel

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Grade ii listed Victorian property set in 3/4 acres of South Facing garden. Access to a private pathway 'Croft Meadow Walk' that takes you too within 100 metres of Torquay's main beach and promenade. Note, we are not Star Rated. We came out of the Star rating system many years ago. We believe a true reflection of what a hotel offers can be found via review sites such as TripAdvisor. Guests can leave their own personal viewpoints, be it good or bad and also identify other points of interest that can be found either inside the hotel, such as the humour and fun factor that we hope to provide for our guests and external factors such as a guests comments regarding areas of interest that they may have visited whilst on holiday. These points can be very helpful for other viewers looking for somewhere to stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

23 Croft Road, Torquay TQ2 5UD England
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 86 out of 100
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Exeter Airport
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5.0 of 5 bubbles508 reviews
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The Howden Court Hotel emerges as a standout choice for travelers seeking comfort and value. Reviewers frequently laud the hotel's rooms, which are not only spacious and modern but also impeccably clean. The festive atmosphere, especially during Christmas, along with the engaging entertainment options, contributes to the hotel's charm. Many guests are impressed by the staff's warm and attentive service, adding a personalized touch to their stay. The reasonable drink prices and the array of amenities, including convenient transport links, are often highlighted as indicators of the hotel's commitment to providing good value.
Atmosphere
Festive
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Barry A wrote a review Aug 2020
Birmingham
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having just returned home from a wonderful stay at the Howden Court Hotel in Torquay.
Booked in for a week to return home on Friday 28th.
Whilst there this time noticed the special lengths the hotel were going to in ensuring the CONSTANT cleaning of all the communal rooms including the bar, reception, dining room, stairs & corridors & even the garden fixtures.
Whilst enjoying the excellent food & service of the hotel the ever friendly professional management & staff made for a wonderful relaxed stay again this time.
We traveled down in separate cars but met our close bubble family friends at the hotel.
They to were impressed and assured of their safety by the stringent screening checks & hand gel stations set up throughout the hotel.
Regardless of what Covid brings we have no hesitation of booking in again for our Christmas break & April & August 2021.
The social distancing measures set out in the bar whilst enjoying bingo & light music in the evenings certainly helped add to the relaxing overall atmosphere.

Thank you to everyone at the hotel for ensuring our enjoyment & safety whilst on UK holiday.

Mr Adams
& Friends Birmingham.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from , General Manager at Howden Court Hotel
Responded Aug 30, 2020
What a fantastic review and indepth assessment of our efforts to combat the Covid 19 virus. We aim to protect our guests whilst still providing a great holiday experience. Many thanks for taking the time to provide your viewpoint. We look forward to greeting you in the future. Peter Proprietor
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EskyGY wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 6 nights as part of coach party. Very welcoming friendly greeting on arrival. Room spotless with drink making facilities which were replenished from reception due to Covid restrictions limiting service of the room during our stay - not a problem to anyone in our group. All meals plentiful, tasty and promptly served by very friendly & cheerful staff. Lounge with comfortable chairs and separate bar for provision of entertainment which very enjoyable. Very large rear garden with various seating/relaxation areas. This hotel is very well run - in a friendly and accommodating way to meet guests requirements. Town centre a leisurely (for us) 15 minute walk away helped by the use of private rear access gate avoiding some incline walking. Proof of how much we thoroughly enjoyed our stay a further booking has been made along with almost 50% of the group.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from , General Manager at Howden Court Hotel
Responded Jul 7, 2021
Another great review. We are so happy to receive your indepth review that gives some many positives. You have obviously enjoyed your stay with us, so much in fact that you have already booked for a February 2022 'Land Cruise' theme break. We really do look forward to seeing our guests return for a second helping. Enjoy the rest of the summer. See you early next year. Peter Proprietor
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fearndavid94 wrote a review Oct 2021
Ripley, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from Howden Court there from 25th October to the 29th October. It was a coach trip we were not treated as second class guests. The room was excellent proper furniture with dovetail joints no chipboard in sight Dressing table mirror and full length mirror with matching carvings. Bed extremely comfortable bedside tables where beautiful lamps were placed and more than enough room for the bits and bobs. The shower was of a generous size and the handles on the taps were easy to use even with rheumatism and I should imagine it had all been refurbished recently. The carpets in our room and the rest of the hotel were of a very high standard. The food was high standard and always hot and arrived promptly also there was enough variety. It was tinsel and turkey when we went, we have been to other places for tinsel and turkey but the decorations here exceptional 17 Christmas trees, 3 large santas and many small ones plus deer and numerous other decorations. Peter, Colin, Gail etc pushed the boat out all the time. When it came to the entertainment it was not a case of just bingo, after2 games the entertainment started and was of a professional and high standard.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded Oct 30, 2021
Wel, this is a really indepth review detailing many aspects of what we provide here at Howden Court Hotel. You have listed many finer points, even down to the dovetail joints found within the furniture in your hotel bedroom! You have also listed some of the many items contained within our Christmas decoration displays. We really do enjoy the atmosphere that Christmas brings, even if it is pretend Xmas in late October! Your review could be seen by not just hundreds of potential guests but thousands of onlookers so thank you so very much. Have a great Christmas when the real Christmas finally arrives. Peter Proprietor
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Dennis C wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First time at the Howden Court with Parry’s must say a big thank you to Neil & Hayley our courier and driver great couple, on arrival Peter the owner came onto coach to welcome us all you could sense he was going to be a bit of a character from the start he introduced himself and a quick brief and into the hotel, keys were given along with some information and straight to the room, rooms were very clean and comfortable with our own resident peeping toms ( the dreaded family of Gnomes ) outside our window rooms were cleaned every day.
First evening meal was first class and never disappointed us after that with a great choice on the menu, always served on hot plates and the food was to die for so a Big Big Thank You to Simon and staff in the kitchen.
Wife says she might get her Pancakes and maple syrup from Simon next time we come down.
The bar was small but intimate so everybody got to know each other a lot quicker, entertainment was good on the 3 evenings and was very enjoyable. The last evening Friday Peter and Colin ( who I have not forgotten Colin ) he was always around cracking jokes and having a laugh with everyone nice guy) they put on a Quiz and Jokes from Colin who had us all in fits of laughter, followed by Peter who did card games not forgetting a talk about Mary ( who is the apparently the resident ghost ) this combined with a card game was quiet entertaining and had us all crying tears.
We have got to say a Really Big Big Thank You to All the staff some who we did not have the pleasure of meeting them One lady in particular we would like to say Thank you to was Gail who was working so so hard making sure everyone was feed and watered in the dining room as did Peter and Colin and Tom.
The garden was lovely to sit outside in the terrific weather we had this along with a back gate which took us down nearer the beach and the town centre.
It was certainly a great week with plenty of laughs which everyone really needed after the few years we have had Well Done to You All and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Oh and one final warning Mary seemed to love our room the TV came on at various times of the day but it was switched off not on stand by So be warned Ha Ha Ha
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Garden rooms have nice view and access to the gardens
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded Sep 1, 2021
Another first timer who stayed with via Parrys International. You have mentioned Neil & Hayley (Driver & Courier), ther are ever attentive to their guests and a real benefit for all concerned. Again this is a very indepth review that gives so much information to the general public to digest. As a hotelier of 20 years we should by now, understand what makes a hotel a pleasure to stay in. It is not just a good breakfast and a comfy bed. Other things matter, the service we provide is infectious throughout our team here at Howden Court Hotel. We all strive to provide something a little bit more personal, a bit friendlier and with lots of humour thrown in along the way. We might not get it right for everyone but we always try of best. It goes without saying that we would love to see you return for more of the same. Keep well, Peter Proprietor
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granny46312 wrote a review Jan 2020
Tamworth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well, do not know where to start, as soon as we boarded the coach which belongs to the hotel, the fun and the Christmas spirit began. On arrival at the hotel, Peter welcomed us in the Howden Court fashion. The decorations were superb as they always are and they get better every year. The staff and Peters family always make you welcome, as though you are family. The meals are better than any top restaurant and the service to match. Special diets are catered for as long as it is mentioned when you book. The fun never stops and it goes on and on. Nothing is to much trouble and they aim to please. If you have never booked or stayed at the Howden Court it is well worth a visit, and a warm welcome welcomes you. The chef works so hard along with his staff to prepare mouth watering meals. The coach is comfortable and you just relax and let Kevin the Driver take the strain,whilst you relax. Come along to Howden Court and experience the madness and fun for your self, you will not be disappointed you will come back for more.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel
Responded Jan 5, 2020
A Brrriillliiiaaannntttt REVIEW - thank you. Where do I start, well the bullets points that you have mentioned are: Superb Christmas decorations Staff and owners very Welcoming Top quality food Special diets provided Coach & driver transport you to and fro Madness & Fun! Once again the word 'FUN' appears in one of our reviews, Guests do appreciate the lighter side of life, a laugh here and there becomes infectious and costs nothing. You joined us for Christams and hopefully you will return for more of the same. Just a note - we now have only 3 rooms left for next Christmas! Have a great 2020 Peter Proprietor
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Michael P wrote a review Jul 2021
Penrith, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelled to Howden Court with our local bus Company. We received an very friendly welcome from Peter his family and staff. The rooms are of a very good size with a wet room shower and well decorated.The food and service in the restaurant was outstanding and offered a varied menu choice each day. The lounge bar is well proportioned and table service is currently offered, the bar is well stocked. Entertainment is offered on most nights from a wide range of performers. Overall an excellent hotel well worth a visit with Peter and his family certainly making your stay and holiday a very welcome one. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded Jul 14, 2021
A great review, thank you. Your review gives in-depth information that other potential guests can find useful. You have actually experienced what we offer and this is so much better than going via Star ratings etc. Nothing better than personal recommendations. Thank you so much for your 'Highly recommended' comments. Very much appreciated. Hope to see you return, have a great summer. Peter Proprietor
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Christine W wrote a review Oct 2021
Nottingham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came here with Henshaws Coaches on a Tinsel and Turkey 5day break. The hotel was fantastic Peter and Gail went above and beyond to make our stay fantastic.The decorations were second to none, The food well cooked and plenty of variety, rooms and hotel spotless,Entertainment excellent and varied.
Paul our coach driver was very helpful and polite we had 3 day trips included in our price of the holiday and nothing was to much trouble for him ,
Both Hotel and coach company are highly recommended by us.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded Oct 30, 2021
Another great review from a guest onboard a Henshaws coach from Nottinghamshire. You have highlighted several points such as: good food, good cleanliness of rooms and hotel, excellent entertainment, Xmas decorations second to none. We appreciate every word so thank you so much. We hope to see you here again in the future at Howden Court Hotel on the English Riviera. Peter Proprietor
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Wendy B wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have just had another wonderful week at Howden Court. It feels like my second home. It is excellent value for money, the Chef does a magnificent job, the food is served quickly and hot and there is a great choice. The location is great, so near to the beach and the south facing garden is always full of sun. The family who run it certainly know how to give you a very good time. Wendy Brown.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded May 19, 2022
This is a Fab review from one of our 'regulars'. It is nice to know that some of our guests who have stayed with us over the years are still happy and prepared to provide a review on the Tripadvisor platform. Wendy, thank you for atking the time to explain why youy enjoy staying at Howden Court Hotel time and again. Have a great summer Peter Proprietor
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edcarpriestley68 wrote a review Mar 2022
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came on Monday and going home Friday and it's been the best time spent on a coach trip made perfect by Peter and his lovely family and staff. The hotel is spotless, attention to detail and the way they spend all their time with their guests making sure it's an enjoyable experience, I have never come across before. I so hope I get to come again sometime, well done, you've got it SO right, thank you....
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded Mar 5, 2022
A brilliant review from guests who joined us on one of our 'Landcruise theme breaks' and from their comments it is obvious that they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and regardless to the wet weather! Thank you so much for taking time to write your review and for pointing out so many positives. Really appreciated. We hope to see you return but in the meantime have a great summer. Peter Proprietor
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Trudy C wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most enjoyable week at this lovely hotel,the food is first class,top marks to the chef! The spotlessly clean rooms are tastefully furnished with tea/ coffee making facilities and a hairdryer.I have to say that the staff are absolutely brilliant, very professional and funny at the same time. The Hotel and its fabulous garden are in a great spot, just 5 mins from the sea front.If you need any information about getting about and places to visit you only have to ask any one of the staff and they will go out of their way to help you. Definitely recommend The Howden Court👍👏👏👏
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded May 19, 2022
Thank so much for providing an excellent review. I have passed your great comments regarding the food onto our chef, it iis always nice to give praise where it is due. You have made several pozitive comments but the bees knees is your last comments "Definately would recoomend the Howden Court". Thank you once again. Keep well Peter Proprietor
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Debbie asked a question Feb 2024
Walsall, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
Is the hotel up a hil?
Answer from Manni7
2 contributions
It is on a hill but there are a few different routes you can go to the hotel. We meet up with friends who have walkers and manage it quite easily down onto the front for the bus where they access the private lane, which runs along the bottom of the hotels. Contact the hotel and they will be happy to explain the different options.
Answer from Derk240
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
I’m not sure of the latest check in time, as both my visits have been as part of a coach party. I can tell you that every room key also has a key to the main door attached in case there was no- one on reception. I hope that helps. Kind regards.
Bob asked a question May 2021
Bristol, United Kingdom
Phone number of Hotel
Answer from howdencourt
Torquay, United Kingdom1 contribution
01803 294844
Bob asked a question May 2021
Bristol, United Kingdom
Phone number.
Answer from howdencourt
Torquay, United Kingdom1 contribution
Sorry, didnt answer your question sooner but TripAdvisor have changed their system & IT is not my strong point. Tel:01803 294844
Tracey T wrote a tip Jul 14
12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a private walkway at the bottom of garden leading to main road in torquay, which cuts out a lot of the hills."
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Harry G wrote a tip Jun 2024
Doncaster, United Kingdom34 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You get really good value for your money, you will not be disappointed "
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Josephine I wrote a tip May 2024
8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perhaps distance to sea-front difficult for guests with mobility issues. "
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carol w wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you like good service and a laugh this is the one for you "
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Meander05895716538 wrote a tip Dec 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want a good laugh this is the place to go"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Howden Court Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Howden Court Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Jungle Journey Adventure Golf (0.2 km), South West Coast Path Walk- Meadfoot & London Bridge (0.2 km), and The Royal Terrace Gardens (Rock Walk) (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Howden Court Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Howden Court Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Howden Court Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Howden Court Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Meat59, Las Iguanas, and Visto Lounge.
Is Howden Court Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Torquay.
Are there any historical sites close to Howden Court Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Torre Abbey (0.5 km) and Friends Of Oldway (3.4 km).
Does Howden Court Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
Is Howden Court Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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