Have just returned from a 3 night break here with my partner and parents. We went on a break with GB Tours, and, on the whole, cannot fault it.
When we arrived on Friday afternoon we were taken to the lounge for hot drinks and biscuits. By the time we had finished this, we were quickly checked into our rooms, and our cases were waiting outside the door (apart from my mothers who went to find her own). We were in room 183 which had a couple of flights of stairs to go up which wouldnt be suitable for some but was absolutely fine for us. My mothers room was accessible by a lift as she had said she cannot manage stairs, however she had an older type room that had a fairly high bath to step into for a shower (we had a shower cubicle). The only disappointment about our room was the view - we had the rubbish bins out of 1 window, and a sort of generator out the other.
The room itself was very clean with plenty of storage space, TV, hairdryer, toiletries and alarm clock.
The food was very good - the only flaw being very over cooked venison one evening and an odd starter of curried prawns with chefs homemade bread as a starter which turned out to be prawns in "chip shop" curry sauce and a slice of sunblest! We never went hungry though! The waiting staff, in in particular our waiter, Kris, were incredibly helpful and polite.
The evening entertainment was very dated, but seemed to be aimed at the pensioners who were there (we were probably the youngest by over 20 years.) There was not much else to do in the evening though. Drinks were reasonably priced - not as cheap as in Town, but certainly not too extortionate.
In terms of location - my partner and I found it lovely. Some of the scenery is breath taking - even at this time of year. My Mother however wasn't able to take advantage of it as any walk from the hotel involves very steep inclines. The hotel did operate a free taxi service to Torbay though each day if you wished to go in.
In summary, it is a lovely hotel, but I think aimed more at the older generation.
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