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Steartfield Road, Paignton, TQ3 2BJ, United Kingdom
15 August 2016
13 August 2016
눉The Torbay Court Hotel is an enigma. No doubt like many hotels of it's age and purpose, it has seen better days, and could be very nice again. It is one of those older hotels where there are steps up and down here and there, turnings and doors into another corridor etc. I do love this kind of place, and some are quite fabulous, embracing their history, but managing to sweep majestically into a new century through creative development and refurbishment. The Torbay Court does not appear to be one of these. Very well placed a short walk to the sea front, it is in a very quiet location, and the website pictures are what sold it to me, plus the headline statement "Unique in every respect, famed for its feeling of friendliness, location and comfort" and "Our beautiful restaurant provides a selection of delicious meals and our large bar..." However....... The reality is that the hotel is suffering from it's age in most areas, and is an aesthetic nightmare. Reception features a startling ceiling lighting arrangement that is clearly recent, but more befitting a disco or amusement arcade when considered against the rest of the area which is dated and behind the desk, extremely untidy. Apparently the lighting unit is the start of a full refurbishment of reception and other parts of the hotel, and "we are waiting for the new beds" The 'large bar' has a counter smaller than a modest dining table and the beautiful restaurant, while possessing what looks like a splendid dance floor, is very dated and cramped. The exterior is a big issue, being a long way from reasonable, but it would be fair to say that in the refurbished areas internally, the look is bright and contemporary. This is where I mention an aesthetic nightmare. My little single room (with a less than comfortable bed) had a very nice bathroom, recently refurbished with contemporary grey and white tiling, a large shower and white toilet suite.
눇The staff were a delight, very friendly, helpful and available. The location is only a short step from the sea front and within easy walking distance of the town centre.
14 August 2016
눉some of the decor needs a bit updating.
눇close to amenities and sea front
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