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Howden Court Hotel

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just experienced a fab 1940/50s holiday . Peter the propriorator and all his staff made everyone feel special nothing was too much trouble . The 1940/50s theme was brilliant throughout the week and created a lot of fun . We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere so much that we have booked for the New Year celebration and also for...

Thank -jomoasl
howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Another excellent review, we don't take these reviews for granted - we do give our best shot at everything we do and our reward is the appreciation shown by way of these reviews so9 thank you so much. Once again it looks as though the 40/50's theme breaks went down really well. A nostalgic look back in time does seem...

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a fabulous week at the Howden Court Hotel. Doncaster is a new pick up point for the hotel so I was very pleased and excited to be transported to Torquay once again! It was a 1940s and 1950s week and the staff were dressed in that era. The menu too had a "ration" style option. The food was amazing....

Thank bryan1969_11
howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Another FAB review! Thank you so much, we really do appreciate every word and I will pass on your comments to all our staff. The 40/50's theme breaks have really gone down well this year and our guests have joined in the fun. Next year we will be providing our 'Land Cruise' theme breaks whereby we can have more fun!...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just come back from a 40s and 50s event, we were picked up by their coach driver Kevin, who is really nice and friendly, when we arrived Peter came on the coach to welcome us and we were given coffee or tea in the lounge. The detail that Peter and his staff went to was amazing, from hotel...

Thank lynn r
howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review

If you could write your own review then this could be it! FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for showing your appreciation. We do try our best to entertain and serve our guests to the best of our ability. By creating a friendly, informal atmosphere we believe this to be one part of our success. We are constantly carrying out renovation...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the friendliest hotels I've ever visited, I go regularly due to the great service and friendly staff, good food and the place is very clean and nice to be in, I would deffinatly recommend this hotel! Everyone makes you feel welcome and has always gone the extra mile to make you feel welcome and safe! I...

Thank Jodie Paige S
howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you. A Brill review! We like create a friendly atmosphere within the hotel. We believe it enhances a guests overall opinion of their holiday. We have all been in the large branded hotels when sometimes you seem to be just another guest, a number. These hotels are fine, fit for purpose but they can sometimes seem formal and rigid....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Again we've had another amazing week at Howden Court. Pete came onto the coach on arrival to welcome us and direct us into the lounge for a welcome cup of tea or coffee while our luggage was unloaded. The decorations were lovely reflecting the themes for the week. An explanation of events and procedures was thorough. Once again this jewel...

Thank Susan W
howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Our 40's/50's theme breaks this season have gone down really well. Our guests do seem to enjoy this added element to their holiday. Thank you so much for showing your appreciate by using the TripAdvisor review site. You have complimented us on our food which is produced via our chef, James. You also stated that the general service found within...

Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Howden Court last week with my sister, we travelled with Parrys Coaches driven by Neil and his Courier Hayley who who gave a very professional and friendly service. We had a very warm welcome on arrival at the hotel by Peter, Gail and all the staff who all work incredibly hard to make the stay an enjoyable experience....

Thank lindarose11
howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review

A fantastic review. Thank you. We really do appreciate the time taken by our guests to provide feedback, good or not so good. We do try to give 100% effort to make our guests have a happy, enjoyable stay. To create the right atmosphere and friendlliness is so important. Our chef, James is also there to provide good quality food...

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Just returned from this booked experience from Parrys Coach Holidays.....Howden Court is quite an experience with plenty going on too keep you amused...Peter and his great team make sure of that !. Could you get through the week without being put on a charge ? 1940s is not quite my thing but the enthusiasm of some of the tour holiday...

Thank Steve E
howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for providing this review in regards to your stay with us here at Howden Court Hotel for one of our 40's/50's revived holiday breaks. We do like to have fun in Torquay, and if our guests get involved all the better. You have stated that you hope to return. We will look forward to a future...

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I have just returned from another incredible week at Howden Court hotel with Pete,Gail and the team,just to start my review off with a massive thank you to you all.I was actually working at this hotel and took a Parrys International CoachTour there,but felt like a guest rather than a member of crew working.I work in many big name hotels...

1Thank Hayley1
howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Woowie!! I couldn't write a better review if I tried myself. Thank you to Hayley and Neil, the two crew members (driver & courier) for Parry's International. We do pride ourselves on giving our guests a warm, friendly, informal atmosphere but without sacrifice to quality and standards. Our chef, James excels at providing the type of food that our guests...

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A warm welcome on arrival, brilliant friendly staff, nothing too much trouble. Good food,interesting menu including dishes from the 40's. and 50's. our rooms were freshly decorated and very comfortable. This hotel is a gem. Entertainment excellent,we enjoyed Steve's bingo which was a warmup for the evenings session of music and dancing.Looking forward to returning for the Christmas break.

Thank JAfamily2017
howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Excellent. Another fab review. You have made praise on various points such as: good food, comfortable rooms, excellent evening entertainment including a mention on Steve and his Bingo. You have also stated that you are looking forward to returning in the Christmas season. we look forward to greeting you in the festive season. Have a great summer, Peter Proprietor

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2017

From the minute we arrived our coach party was greeted by a wonderful atmosphere. The hotel was decked out forties style (we were on 40s/50s break) and the hotel staff were extremely welcoming. The room was extremely clean and very comfortable. The food was second to none, with plenty of choice. (The stew & dumplings was to die for) The...

Thank liverpoolfan217
howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, our guests on this particular break have been very complimentary. Once again, so many plus points. Our theme breaks are always popular and we do go all out to provide the right atmosphere. Our chef, James does create some fantastic dishes. You big compliment was the statement "One of the best hotels wehave stayed in", I cannot thank you...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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Additional Information about Howden Court Hotel

Address: 23 Croft Road | Devon, Torquay TQ2 5UD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: $105 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howden Court Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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“We stayed in room 20 and our friend in 22 very spacious lovely and clean comfy beds.”
-jomoasl, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 20 and 22 are upgraded rooms and are really nice as you have a view of the sea.”
883lynnr, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Studio (room 7)”
JAfamily2017, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Single rooms as well as doubles with en suite showers etc.”
X2666MNphilipm, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book early. ideal for those who are disabled.”
granny46312, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
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