Travel Blogs from Torquay
... morning. On the way down we stopped at a really lovely and historic fishing village called Beer. This village formed part of the defence in they Napoleonic war and also had a radar base set up there during the Second World War to help with the air defence. The sheltered also protected the fishing fleets from storms. It had the typical white cliffs, round stoney beach and this ever present candy stripped deck chairs for hire at 80p a half day. The normal village gutter along the ...
... Sustrans ranger , keeping an eye on the routes in his area. The hill out of Seaton went steeply up, but still rideable, then down into Beer, where the hill to Branscombe was huge and the 1in3 drop into the village and 1in3 up again even steeper. A similar drop down into Sidmouth followed. I stopped for lunch on the seafront where the wind was blowing the deck chairs and a few holidaymakers around. As for the hill out ...
I'll keep saying this until I go blue, but there is nothing quite like the beauty on our own doorstep.
Today I went with my auntie down to a little place called Seaton. I can't say its forgotten because the local know its there. Seems like everyone else is more intent on Looe or Newquay, so I'll go with it's semi-forgotten.
The beach is dog friendly and although not rolling yellow sandy dunes, it is made of reasonably soft crushed ...
... easy win their excellent road system if a little busy but the cross into Holland introduced us to some hair raising driving from mad Dutch! There also seemed to be millions of bike riders zooming around the main cities in Holland. We were aware of the deviations around Hoek van Holland, 5 miles from the port but still found the last 20 minutes interesting. However, we made it and were in time to ore or ...
... but great theatre. Assemble at said time, we all have specific table placement, ours at the end near the kitchen, we are excited. Andy, the head Chef gives us a detailed review on the courses already had and the more substantial aspects yet to be consumed. As a communicator we hope he is a better cook! A local crab soup come light stew which is heavy on base reduction. It was rich and very well crafted although the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Haytor Hotel Torquay
My husband and I stayed for one night at the Haytor and was absolutely enchanted with the whole experience. We were offered tea/coffee on arrival by a warm welcoming and friendly face.
We stayed in the four poster bedroom; excellent decor with a double aspect window - very pretty and more importantly spotlessly clean. Complimentary tea/coffee/biscuits plus bottled water also in our room and greatly appreciated.
In fact the whole hotel was spotless and a huge credit to the owners. Breakfast the following morning was freshly cooked - perfect. We will certainly make this our first port of call next time we visit Torquay.
On arriving at the Haytor my daughter and I were immediately struck by the quiet elegance and style of the hotel and gardens. The warm welcome by the owners made us feel immediately at home and we were delighted with our large bedroom and immaculate en-suite bathroom. All the rooms we saw in the hotel were spotlessly clean and the decor appeared to be have been painted yesterday! It is obvious that much care and thought has gone into making this a very lovely and special "home" for all the guests.
The breakfasts were beautifully cooked and 'set us up' for the day.
We will have no hesitation in returning to this little jewel in the heart of Torquay, and in recommending it to all our friends and family.
Comfy and clean
we found this hotel to be friendly, clean and did a decent breakfast. The shower caused a few problems and we had no electric when we got back one night. But apart from that we enjoyed our short stay!.
Immaculate, Outstanding - Highly Recommend!
I booked this hotel as accommodation for a team of Managers & two Managing Directors from our company.
Shortly after checking into the hotel, I received calls from two members of the party informing me of how wonderful the hotel was! The next day I had other reports of how good the breakfast, service, cleanliness and location was and upon their return to the office each and every individual that had stayed at the Haytor, came and thanked me personally for choosing and booking the Haytor.
A truely wonderful place and somewhere we will definitely be staying again. We quite regulary book hotels and never have I received such fantastic positive feedback.
Very pleasant Easter stay 2005
My husband and I stayed at the Haytor Hotel this Easter (2005) and found it excellent value for money. We were made welcome on our arrival and our room, although the en-suite bathroom was quite small, was clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent and staff friendly. Will definately return.
Stayed here on the 3rd/ 4th April 2004. A clean and pleasant hotel.
Commendation for the Haytor Hotel
The Hotel is located a short walk from the Harbour with a number of local restaurants nearby. My wife enjoyed the shopping centre and facilities of Torquay and there are a number of beaches in close proximity to the east of the Harbour.The Hotel staff were always friendly and courteous and the rooms were clean and well furnished. I particularly liked the welcoming chocolate/flowers left in the room each day!!I would thoroughly recommend the Hotel and look forward to visiting on my next journey to the West Country.
We'll certainly return
An exceptionally pleasant hotel with decent service and accommodating proprietors. Well certainly return to return during our next visit to the West Country.