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The Lawnswood Guest House

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very rude staff!!! My partner is working away in Torquay and I decided to join him for the weekend travelling back on the Sunday. Was awoken Sunday morning around 10ish with a staff member telling me I had to leave. I apologised as I thought my partner had the room booked for a couple more days due to work. To...

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Karen H, Owner at The Lawnswood Guest House, responded to this review

Sorry you feel like that but check out time is 10.30 so house keepers can go in and clean the room, Wasn't aware of the conversation you had with my house keeper. If you wanted to stay the extra time then that comes at an extra cost which would of been fine but when you pay for 2 night's there...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean and tidy guest house, Very friendly landlady (Karen) who made it feel very homely. Good size room. Excellent breakfast. Good location only 15 minute walk to the harbour, but still a quiet road with no noise to disturb our sleep

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Karen H, Owner at The Lawnswood Guest House, responded to this review

thank you for your lovely comments hope to see you again at the lawnswood, again thank you for your comments.

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A well presented Guest House which was very clean and tidy. Ideal location for the beach and leisure centre. Food was excellent and the owner Karen was very welcoming and friendly. Nothing was a problem. We had arranged to come late on the Friday evening and it was no issue. Our room was modern/clean with good furnishings. Parking nearby. One...

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Karen H, Owner at The Lawnswood Guest House, responded to this review

I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay at the lawnswood, hopefully you will come back again soon.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

My room was very tidy and nicely decorated, nice en-suite bathroom. Had use of kettle for hot drinks etc and use of iron and ironing board..Local area had shops with in a 5 min walk and a very good bus service to the town centre and other local places.

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Karen H, Owner at The Lawnswood Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the lawnswood, hopefully see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed one night whilst visiting friends. Perfectly located and I received an excellent welcome from the owner. I stayed in a double room which was a great size, very clean and recently decorated all over. The room had a dressing table, wardrobe and tea/coffee making. As with many B&B's the ensure bathroom is a tiny but it serves the purpose...

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Karen H, Owner at The Lawnswood Guest House, responded to this review

thank you for your lovely comments hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

the owner karen was lovely, could not do enough very comimdating with my diatry requirements really enjoyed my stay will be going back, she made me a lovely cuppa when I arrived after my 8 hour journey. room was very comfortable everything you would need, very clean, breakfast very good lots of different things to choose.

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Karen H, Owner at The Lawnswood Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, hopefully you will come to the lawnswood again it was a pleasure having you here.

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Go ahead and book the Lawnswood! Amazing value, comfy bed, quiet location but only 10 minutes from the high street, superb breakfast and Karen, the lovely owner, didn't even mind when we broke one of her brollies! Go for it - you won't be disappointed.

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Karen H, Owner at The Lawnswood Guest House, responded to this review

was a pleasure to have you stay at the lawnswood, hopefully will see you again.

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Owner/staff very friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic about Karen's recent move into the Guest House lifestyle. The location is ideal.. close to the bay, but in a very quiet street. I slept soundly in the comfortable bed.There are a couple of private parking spaces at the rear if you can't find space on the road, though it could be hard to...

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Karen H, Owner at The Lawnswood Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Hopefully you will come again.

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Just returned from a short break in Torquay, we found the Lawnswood by chance, so glad we did, Karen couldn't have been a better host, and she knows how to cook a decent breakfast. The room was big enough and cleaned every day, plenty of tea, coffee and sugar, and extra milk which we needed. The guest house is not...

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Karen H, Owner at The Lawnswood Guest House, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay at the lawnswood,hopefully you will visit again.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stayed at this hotel to celebrate my sisters birthday, the owner Karen was really friendly and welcoming . the room was clean , with brand new beds which were very comfortable. Apparently this hotel is going to be updated soon by Karen as she only took over the hotel three months ago, the food was perfect. There is plenty...

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Karen H, Owner at The Lawnswood Guest House, responded to this review

it was a pleasure to have you stay at the lawnswood oh and by the way i have brought some new towels thank you for bringing this to my attention. hopefully you will come again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about The Lawnswood Guest House

Address: 6 Scarborough Road, Torquay TQ2 5UJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: $83 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lawnswood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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