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st austell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent room and large comfortable bed. real value for money. however, it would have been nice to have had toiletries apart from soap but otherwise cannot complain. no breakfast in price but cafes short distance away

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Had a wonderful two week stay at this hotel. Five minutes walk to Ansteys Cove, two minutes to the local shops and cafes at Wellswood. Our room was brilliant with all that you need for a holiday, flat screen TV and coffee and tea making facility. It was also newly decorated and m with loved the Laura Ashley wallpaper. Owner...

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Thank SkiLoon
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Hello This a poor dated hotel I would say B and B really good bed good strong shower polite owner they seam to try but dated decor poor building maintenance let it down nice area good walk around town lots to see and do nice harbour areas need a good clean up though

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Thank Melvyn B
Bideford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I booked two rooms at this hotel for myself and my Mother, for a 3 day break in the Bay. Anstey's Lea is typical of the large Victorian houses in the area - big doors, high ceilings with beautiful cornicing and an imposing entrance hall. My Mum's room, within the main house, was beautifully decorated, to an excellent standard with...

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

What a dreadful owner/manager. He has a mean, unwelcoming attitude and no manners at all, treated me with total disrespect. He has set timings for hot water and turns it off. He services the room only every other day as you see from his scrappy notices on every wall. No mention of this on booking website. In his rule book...

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Thank Beauty4Me
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend arrived to the hotel after a long journey. We got welcomed by a rude accountant who told us he emailed us that he had to put us into another hotel on the other side of town due to a long staying customer. I never had any email about this. He wasn't even apologetic and was very...

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ansteyslea, Manager at The Ansteys Lea Hotel, responded to this review

" I never had an email" well that is most peculiar because this was your reply to my original email informing you that I was transferring your booking to another hotel in torquay- "Good evening, I do not wish to be moved to your sister hotel thank you. I would like to stay at Ansteys Ley Hotel. Many thanks Kind...

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in one of the self catering apartments, it was AMAZING!! Everything was clean and tidy, the proprietor was friendly and helpful. The view from our bedroom was amazing. Both bedrooms were ensuite, tv's in the bedrooms and the lounge/diner, the kitchen area was more than adequate for what we needed, I cooked both in the evening and breakfast...

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed our stay for 3 nights 14th to 17th July 2016 for my birthday and to see family and I really enjoyed it very comfy beds free view tv the only fault is that the noise of the traffic late at night other then that fab stay. Thanks to the landlord who was friendly and met a nice couple...

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Thank Denise B
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I stayed in the hotel for 6 days and it was a great experience. Owners are very friendly, the apartments have everything you need, clean and tidy, warm atmosphere, fast wifi. Just 15 minutes walk from Babbacombe stunning seaviews. The place is so nice that I did not want to leave.

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1Thank Nelson S
Reviewed 27 April 2016

When you are travelling with a baby just turned one who has had many trials in his short life, you need all the help you can get. Apart from a friendly owner who had our room prepared with a travel cot, the room itself was more like a studio apartment. Sofa, armchair, coffee table was good, but not as great...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Ansteys Lea Hotel

Address: Babbacombe Road | Wellswood, Torquay TQ1 2QJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: $74 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ansteys Lea Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Great value for money”
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“Speak to the Manager, lovely chap.”
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“For families,book one of the large suites”
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“we stayed in no 3 its a garden room , so you can open the v, large patio doors and sit in the garden, it was lovely”
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“I usually ask for room 12 it is quiet and comfortable.”
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