I took a group of 65 to the Devonshire Hotel 3rd February to 9th February 2012. I organise trips to fund raise for 4 local charities and also to celebrate two 65 birthdays, one 70th, and two 60ths. I had arranged a surprise birthday drinks reception pre dinner and liaised with hotel manager and staff before we went, and they even helped me organise a cake.
My group found the whole package great. Our trip was based on half board with two trips out, and ALL the staff were so helpful and nothing too much trouble. Some of the rooms may be slightly dated, but the setting, up the hill overlooking Torquay is lovely, with two minibuses coming into the drive just after breakfast for those wanting to go into Torquay plus bus stop right outside hotel. It is also an easy walk downhill via Living Coasts where you can see the penguins being fed, but great place for coffee, with lovely views over the sea.
The entertainment, food, staff, trips available and lots to do, even in the winter. A great way to kick off those winter blues. Manager Nigel and all staff really helpful. One of my group voted it was her best birthday ever. The weather was even kind to us while the rest of the country had snow, we had sun, and it was quite mild, we even went on a river trip in February and saw a seal sunbathing. Thank you Daishs, great value for money
There are some larger family rooms which have a double and single bed in and have side views of sea...
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12 February 2012
One of the friendliest groups we have ever had, from arrival to departures it was non stop fun, i hear your heading to our Barrowfield hotel in Newquay next year i do hope you will have the same fun time there, I am sure Richard and the team will look after you. We at the Devonshire offer the warmest welcome to our groups of any size, this is to make sure they have a time to remember as that is what going on holiday is all about. thank you again for spending 5 nights at the Devonshire hotel shirley tours. please return again soon.
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