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Yardley Manor Hotel
Ranked #48 of 89 Hotels in Torquay
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

We stayed in the Yardley Manor Hotel for just 1 night, but to be honest we could have stayed a lot longer.
No problem upon checking in, very quick and efficient and explained all about breakfast etc.
The room was massive and contained everything we needed for a one night stay and more. The table and chairs where a nice touch and when seated at the table we could see the harbour, great to find an iron and ironing board in the room, nice touch. The bed was really comfortable and we both had a great nights sleep.
The breakfast was lovely, cereal, juices, toast and a cooked breakfast, well worth the £69 we paid for a room with a sea view and breakfast.
When we checked out, as we had traveled by train, we were able to leave our bags in the hotel and collect them later.
We did have 1 drink in the bar when we arrived, Steve the owner opened it for us, thanks Steve. We did not hear any noise when we arrived back later that evening.
Would definitely stay again and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank donjoecao_12
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

We I must admit that its so easy to praise this hotel and the fantastic family that run it. They put every effort into making your stay, enjoyable , fun and for the time you are there, you become their friends and feel so welcome. Never have I been where the hosts have been so accommodating and wanting you have a good time.

My partner Sharon and me (Steve) went last year for Sharon's 40th Birthday and we could not have choosen a better place this year to spend my 50th Birthday for 5 nights.

Greeted at reception as if we had never been away , we were afforded the warmest welcome that started the holiday in a fashion that was to continue.

We went sea fishing one day and told Steve (landlord) of this and he insisted that we brought some back if we caught any (as we are not very good) - but it was great fun and we caught some and he cooked them for us, with a special sauce that was delicious. Thanks Steve.

On the day of my birthday I was amazed to be greated at breakfast my a card ...some ballons and a chilled bottle of champagne...that was amazing thank you all.

One day we braved the heated outdoor pool and even thought not the sunniest of days it was warm, and if it had been nicer, we could have easierly stayed in much longer.

Overall ,the Hotel is brillient, sure faults can be found it everything, but if you are looking fir a good time, good food, clean rooms with fantastic Landlord Steve and brillient Landlady Jackie (and Holly and Scott) then you can not beat the Yardley Manor......we will be back again and again .

Thank you our friends

Room Tip: Go to the Hennessey for Cocktails ...craig makes the best ever
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank steveneedham
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

The Yardley Manor is a home from home hotel Very friendly Spotlessly clean. Lovely breakfast.
We found the hotel very friendly and value for money Handy for everything Griffen bar is great.All the family were very helpful.Room 22 and 23 have lovely sea views and well worth the extra.
Hope to come again next year.Thanks Steve and family .
From the Midgley Family xxxx

Room Tip: Sea views room 22 and 23
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank tiddly_oggy
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lincolnshire
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

My second visit to this hotel, last year the owners had just taken over, with plans to improve, sadly not much has changed, some improvements were made, but plasterboards stacked in the reception/lounge area were not best placed. Breakfast menu (cooked) was limited, only fried eggs, no scrambled, poached, boiled offered. But cereals, various juices, and meat n cheese platter offered. There is a pub/bar downstairs which functions as the breakfast room. The staff were friendly and courteous

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank harleyman63
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Oxford
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72 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

We arrived at the hotel and made our way to the unmanned reception where we rang the bell to attract some attention, and after a very short while, out popped a young man who I think from previous reviews, is the owner's son. He was a very pleasant, polite and courteous chap - slightly quiet, but I'm sure that's just his nature and not meant as a critiscism.

He offered to show us to our room and to help carry our bagge, which we declined - but a nice touch, full credit to him. He then gave a brief explanation of meals times, bar location etc.

We paid a (discounted) £60 for a 'premium' room which was a nice size and very light and airy. It was a bit dated however but it had a very comfortable 6' wide bed - which is the 'premium element'. The digital TV was wedged onto a chest of drawers, and could not turn round to face the bed - it so would have been better fitted to a wall instead, Kettle, tea/coffee facilites were available in the room as were an iron and board (plus points for that).

Wi-fi was available in the room for those with laptops and a PC was located by the entrance for guest's convenience and use (well done).

The ensuite bathroom was very nice and had a good shower cubicle. I'm a big guy and even I fitted in comfortably, equally the pressure and temperature of the water was good. The towels provided were nice and soft/fluffy. On a minor point, the shelf next to the sink (for our toiletries) was missing - I suspect that it had a glass one there before, because the brackets were still in place - but it left nowhere to leave your bits and bobs except on top of the cistern.

As I said before, the room did look a bit dated - wood-chip wallpaper and pine furniture. The curtains could have done with some blackout lining too, it got very light in the room from 5 am onwards.

We were disappointed to learn that no evening meal or snacks (except crisps etc) were available and that only breakfast is provided - but hey ho, our fault for not checking in advance.

The bar was quite nice - it would certainly make a great function room. There were the ususal drinks on offer PLUS Real Ales too - wonderful - and served up nicely chilled. The bar prices are VERY good and it won't break the bank.

The bar was manned by the young chap who greeted us on our arrival, and another young lady, they were both very good at their jobs. The bar appears to be frequented mainly by locals, there wasn't much evidence of many guests having a drink when we were there. During the latter part of the evening one of the local lady's got a bit Merry and her language got very loud and coarse - so credit to the barman, he tried to nip it straight away, and with some succuess - and he even changed the music for me when it got a bit "clubby" for our age range too.

Breakfast was served up in during an earlier and tighter window than we're used to, 08:30 to 09:30 bearing in mind that this was a Saturday morning. That said, the young ladies on duty did their jobs very well and even asked the chef to do scrambled eggs for my wife, an option that wasn't on the menu - many thanks. The cooked breakfast is served up as a plated dish from a set menu. On the whole, the English breakfast was adequate+ it tasted nice and was hot, but one sausage, one rasher etc does not make a Full English breakfast (no mushrooms, fresh tomatos or black pudding). In fairness however, fruit juice, cereal and toast was available for guests to help themselves too. Suggestion: Sometime pastries, croissants or fresh fruit would make a nice change to a fry up.

Tip for the breakfast staff however: having worked in the service industry myself, empty plates should be collected when they're walking back to the kitchen empty handed - it clears the guests tables from clutter and saves extra journeys later.

We didn't meet the proprietors but we 'think' we saw them about (busy working I hasten to add).

Our room didn't have a sea view but I'd try and get one next time. The garden and pool look like they would be a sun trap in better weather and the view across the bay is very good. Parking was tight, but we managed to get a place - but not sure if they could accommodate everyone's car if the hotel was full.

So all in all, not bad at all ... yes I would stay here again but feel that something in the price range of £50-55 would be a more appropriate rate - certainly until the rooms have a decorative (strip the wood-chip) make-over.

Room Tip: We had room 11. A corner room with double aspect, but not facing the sea.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Yardley Manor Hotel

Property: Yardley Manor Hotel
Address: Museum Road, Torquay TQ1 1DW, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 89 Hotels in Torquay
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,592 - ₹ 5,645
Hotel Class:3 star — Yardley Manor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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