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“Kistor Hotel Torquay”
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Hotel Kistor
Ranked #76 of 88 Hotels in Torquay
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“Kistor Hotel Torquay”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Just returned from Kistor Hotel in "Torquay" & had a wonderful few days there, the staff are very polite & reaching out to do all they can do you make you happy, I enjoyed this stay so much I will return again soon, Peter the manager is a treat to listen to, he is a laugh a minute, the food is very good The Hotel is very good, it is cheap, what more do you want, I have stayed at 5 star hotels & not enjoyed myself a quarter as much as in the Kistor, in the Kistor there are no snobs, I was on my own there & everyone spoke to me. Len Williams

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Wales
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

The room we had was in a desperate need of a makeover and this was the worse one we have stayed in. We had a front bedroom with excellent views but there was some traffic noise. Other than the overall appearance, the service, meals etc. was very good.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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bingoace, General Manager at Hotel Kistor, responded to this review, 7 February 2012
Thank you for your review. Yes, I agree that there are some rooms and areas that are in need of some refurbishment but as I have stated on several previous responses we are gradually working our way around these parts but as with all matters of cost and time, being so busy with advanced bookings finding an appropriate window is not always that easy. We are constantly repairing and renewing as is every hotel in the land. I do hope that we will be better by your next visit.
Your ratings unfortunately were not truly reflected on the overall star rating at the top of the page, but none the less I'm sure readers wii see the individual scores at the bottom.
Thanks again. I look forwrd to welcoming you back next time.
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

Nice comfortable room, very good food, fair entertainment, friendly staff. Would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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bingoace, General Manager at Hotel Kistor, responded to this review, 26 January 2012
Short but very sweet review. Thank you. See you again I hope.
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

This hotel is a must.The food is good and the staff can not do enough for everyone.Such a friendly warm hotel.Some room's could do with a spruce up but they seem to be slowly doing all the room's.Peter is amazing never laughed so much as we did last week.Well worth visiting.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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bingoace, General Manager at Hotel Kistor, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Yes, you are quite right. We are trying to brimg our rooms and public areas up to standard albeit slowly. It is very difficult when we are as busy as we tend to be. We rarely have spare empty rooms which means redecorating has to be carried out when ever there is a spare hour or so when guests are out or on change over days.
i am pleased the staff provided you with every thing you wanted and am particularly happy that you enjoyed my humour. Keep smiling...... see you soon.
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

After reading some of the reviews that people had written,i was dreading going to the Kistor after our holiday company changed hotels at the last minute.What a lovely surprise we had on getting there. The hotel was bigger than i,d imagined and really nice and the staff were all very helpfull and couldnt do enough for us, our rooms were clean and comfortable and the food excellent. They also had entertainment every night and a £1 bar on the last night we were there.We will definately go there again and for the rates we paid we had excellent value for money.J Carr.Cardiff.

Room Tip: My friend and myself had rooms 1 and 2 on the ground floor,my room, no 1 is a single room and 2 a do...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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bingoace, General Manager at Hotel Kistor, responded to this review, 22 January 2012
I am so pleased that your feelings of dread transformed to delight during your stay with us and thank you for taking time out to express this. Hopefully you will return soon for another break!
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

Kistor hotel is a sister too the Grosvenor and the Inglewood all in the same area the kistor food is good the sheets and towels are clean but the hotel is Tatty it needs a new carpet and painting and decorating badly entertainment is the same one as in the other two hotels they are O.K. The sat. dance has a few locals there, they make up for the people that have gone to bed and are nice people,, they help fill the place beer £3:20 pint wine £8/12 bottle
I would go back to the Grosvenor but not the Kistor

Room Tip: Ask for sea view or front off hotel (not noisey)
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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bingoace, General Manager at Hotel Kistor, responded to this review, 24 January 2012
Oh well,we can't win them all! But I am pleased that you like the grosvenor hotel. Of course you are welcome any time if you are staying there or any where else come to that. Happy holidays.
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

just come bk from this hotel,its was a really nice ,friendly,place to stay,the food was great also the service excellent,the room we had was great and fantastic view over the harbour the room was spotless and was cleaned everyday we was there also the water was boiling hot every minute of the day which u dont get in many hotels!so all in all really good value for money and would stay again so as for the bad reviews this hotel as had all i can say is that u get wat u pay 4 if u want 5 star then pay for it!!!!!!!!!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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bingoace, General Manager at Hotel Kistor, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
What a great review. thank you for your kind words they are most appreciated. We do strive to be friendly and helpful, which is why reviews that recognise this are appreciated so much. the food is homestyle and is generally enjoyed by even the fussiest of diners. I eat here every day and enjoy the same meals as tlhe guests 50 weeks of the year for past 6 years that says something!
Hooray for your final comments, however I would like to think you get more, but may be in less tangible ways! Thank you again and we certainly look forward to a return visit from you soon.
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Property: Hotel Kistor
Address: Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
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Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #76 of 88 Hotels in Torquay
Number of rooms: 40
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Kistor Hotel Torquay

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