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Arran Lodge
Ranked #108 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Torquay is a beautiful town, but this B&B made my experience complete. I stayed at the Arran Lodge this past weekend and it was phenomenal! The rooms were immaculate, the breakfasts were delicious, and I haven't a single negative comment. When I arrived I was offered tea and cake (which was delicious). Entering my room, I found more tea, as well as hot chocolate and biscuits. The proprieters were some of the nicest people I have ever met, and very helpful and knowledgable about the area, and places to see and eat. The dining room was beautiful and the breakfasts delicious and filling. I essentially lived in the lap of luxury for two nights, and at a very reasonable price. I don't know if I'll ever get back to Torquay, but I know where I'd stay if I do!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

Fantastic stay from start to finish. Jo is very helpful, and happy to give advice on places to visit during your stay. The rooms are very comfortable and immaculately clean. Fresh towels daily. Tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, iron and board, digital television, you'll want for nothing. And the best bit, breakfast!! From the fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurts and of course the cooked breakfast, everything is fresh and VERY tasty!! I would definately advise a stay if you're in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

Arrived to a great welcome from proprietor Jo and treated to tea and cake. Had two rooms, one single on first floor and a double on ground floor. Both rooms were spotlessly clean, well decorated and furnished with lots of little extra touches - biscuits/mints/clothes brushes/shoe polishers & selection of DVDs to use in TV/DVD player. Ground floor double was especially suitable for a person with limited mobility - no stairs to climb and right next to dining room. Double had its own patio area with tables and chairs and was a great place to wind down and have a drink. It also had two easy chairs and lots of storage space.
Breakfasts were tremendous and really set you up for the day - wide choice of cereals/yoghurts/pastries/fresh fruit. On top of this was a wide selection for a cooked breakfast - kippers,salmon, toast, bacon,sausage,beans, eggs,tomatoes,black pudding and fried potatoes. We never felt rushed and Jo was very attentive making sure everything was fine and food cooked by Mick was delicious.
Jo was very helpful in suggesting particular places of interest (Fish & Chips at Hanbury's in Babbacombe - buy and eat on the Downs overlooking the sea and cliffs).
Nothing is too much trouble at Arran Lodge. While we were there, another guest celebrated her 18th birthday and Jo went out of her way to bake her a cake, which was duly shared (and devoured) between the rest of the guests. On another day, we returned after a long day out to be greeted by Jo who made us a pot of tea with some cake to eat on the patio.
The house itself is well situated about a 10 to 15 minute steady walk to the sea front past Torre Abbey and Abbey Park with its pitch and putt, bowls, tennis, crazy golf and cafe.
We really couldn't fault Arran Lodge and after spending much time looking at reviews of numerous hotels and B&Bs on Tripadvisor were really pleased with the choice we made. The whole atmosphere of the place was warm and welcoming. We would certainly stay again and would recommend it to others without hesitation. You won't get a friendlier place to stay in Torquay.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank Wolfie47
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

The service was excellent, the rooms were tidy and comfortable. it was in a perfect location. The breakfasts were excellent. And the couple could not do enough for us.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

This is a warm welcoming guest house with Joanne helping in everyway to ensure we had a most enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Thank elvispresley1956
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Additional Information about Arran Lodge

Address: 97 Avenue Road, Torquay TQ2 5LH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #108 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range: ₹ 4,570 - ₹ 8,612 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arran Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Michael and Joanne assure you of a warm welcome at the Arran Lodge Guest House in Torquay. We are the resident owners of the Arran Lodge and have been working hard over the last 5 years refurbishing the guest house to make your stay a more pleasant and comfortable one, whether you are coming to Torquay through work or pleasure. We are looking forward to welcoming previous guests as well as new ones. The Arran Lodge Guest House is situated only a short level walk from the seafront, English Riviera Conference and Leisure Centre, Princess Theatre, Harbour and Torquay town centre. You can visit the Torquay seafront via Torre Abbey and its beautiful gardens. The Arran Lodge Guest House is open all year. It is centrally heated throughout and offers 6 lovely en-suite bedrooms accommodating up to 13 adults. At Arran Lodge, we take great care in the quality of our guests’ stay with us. After a short check-in, we’ll welcome you to sit back and relax whilst Jo makes a complimentary fresh pot of tea or coffee or if you prefer a cold soft drink with a sweet treat to help refresh you. Summertime breakfast at the Arran Lodge is a special treat. From 29th March-31st October guests are provided with a breakfast each morning of their stay. We offer fresh, high quality ingredients and have plenty for you to choose from our hot food menu. Arran Lodge boasts a modern but comfortable finish. Several rooms even have their own outside areas for relaxation. If you’d like to arrange something special before your arrival i.e. Flowers, Chocolates, Champagne, or book tickets to see a show etc, just give us a call and we will be more than happy to do this for you. WI-FI and car parking is available free of charge. We can also arrange a courtesy pick-up from Torquay train or coach station. WE WELCOME GROUP BOOKINGS BUT ONLY FOR SOLE USE OF THE HOUSE. PLEASE ONLY CALL/EMAIL TO BOOK IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO STAY IN A GROUP OF 5 OR MORE. ... more   less 
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