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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to serendipity guest house, Upon arrival we found the guest house to be within 10 minutes walk from the coach station, the staff where both welcoming and friendly, everything was explained to both myself and partner, found it to be homely and inviting. Room was warm and cosy. Breakfast was amazing every morning will different...

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mikemayer121, Owner at Serendipity Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Serendipity and we hope you will visit us again soon

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed here for one night during a few days away to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were greeted warmly and had no problems checking in. Our room was clean and tidy. The bed was comfy and the mini fridge in the room was an added bonus to keep drinks cool. The on suite shower room was a little difficult...

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mikemayer121, Owner at Serendipity Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a constructive review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. In response to a couple of your points I would just like to explain that we only purchased the property in July last year and our first priority had to be the outside which needed completely re rendering and painting before...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Room nice and clean with nice touches like biscuit's and bottles of water put out with the tea and coffee making facilities everyday. The location is also very good and the hosts Mike and Amanda will do anything they can to help you. Also the breakfast's are outstanding.

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mikemayer121, Owner at Serendipity Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Serendipity, we hope you will visit Torquay again in the future! Kind regards Mike and Amanda

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My partner and I made a last minute decision to spend a night in Torquay, visiting family who were there on holiday for a week. We came across this little gem, to start with it was its name that caught our attention. My partner called and spoke to the lady of the house who was very welcoming and helpful. On...

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mikemayer121, Owner at Serendipity Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review it makes all the difference when guests appreciate all the little touches. We have been surprised how many guests have booked with us because of our name which not only means a lot to us but has a special meaning for a lot of the lovely people who...

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is lovely and clean. Everything we needed in the room including tea and coffee making facilities and biscuits. The breakfast was really good with lots of choice. The owners were very helpful with tips on places to eat and things to do. They were very welcoming and we're available if we needed anything. A short walk to the...

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mikemayer121, Owner at Serendipity Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your informative review it really helps when people are looking for a place to stay. Mike and I are glad you managed to see so many places during your stay at Serendipity and hope you will come and stay with us again in the future. Warm regards Amanda and Mike

wiltshire
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Really enjoyed our two day stay last week in the aptly named Serendipity. Lovely breakfast and nice room which had all the essentials. However the Amanda and Mike were the most friendly of hosts and really impressed us over how they dealt with a most difficult situation (not of our making!). We will definitely be returning.

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mikemayer121, Owner at Serendipity Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us at Serendipity after what was quite an eventful weekend! We looking forward to seeing you again when you return to Torquay...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A warm welcome, good accommodation and very clean throughout. Breakfast was lovely with lots of choice and presented beautifully. Communication prior to vist was great. Having stayed many times in Torquay i can definitely recommend. Thank you Mike & Amanda.

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mikemayer121, Owner at Serendipity Guest House, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Serendipity and appreciate your comments regarding breakfast, we try hard to make it a special and relaxing time for everyone.... We hope to see you again in the future! Warm regards Mike & Amanda

Dudley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We visited to celebrate our 20th anniversary, we were made to feel very welcome. The room was spotless, bedding smelt lovely and the bed was comfortable. Unfortunately we didn't see Amanda who had gone away for a few days but hopefully we'll see her next time. We had a couple of nice conversations with mike. The guest house has plenty...

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mikemayer121, Owner at Serendipity Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and had a relaxing time to celebrate your anniversary. Amanda was sorry to have missed but looks forward to meeting the next time you return to Serendipity.

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016

i traveled for a weekend break with my friend, we found that this b&b had everything we needed, great location only a short walk to the harbor, onsite parking which is very helpful and a great breakfast. overall a nice place to stay with friendly owners, would return again.

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mikemayer121, Manager at Serendipity Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It was nice to meet you both and glad you enjoyed your stay at Serendipity.

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We needed a room for three, for one night, this was just right for myself, my sister and our elderly mother. It was clean and comfortable. We had a lovely breakfast and nothing was any trouble for our hosts. As were visiting an elderly relative we asked if we could leave one of our cars the next morning and our...

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Thank you for your kind review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Serendipity. We hope that if you are visiting Torquay you will stay with us again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Formally the Torbay Star, Serendipity Guest House is a Victorian house built in approximately 1870 which over the years has had many tasteful alternations and has recently been updated both internally and externally. It has been turned into a comfortable five bed roomed guest house with the main entrance on the ground floor which is accessed by a gentle tarmac slope from the car park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Serendipity Guest House

Address: 73 Avenue Road, Torquay TQ2 5LL, England (Formerly Torbay Star Guesthouse)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: $77 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Serendipity Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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