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“Does not live up to brochure description”
Review of Abbey Lawn Hotel

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Abbey Lawn Hotel
Ranked #63 of 88 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Tarleton
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Does not live up to brochure description”
Reviewed 10 May 2012

I spent 5 days with my husband at Abbey Lawn April 23rd 2012.We booked this hotel for the indoor pool and spa facilities. There is no Spa facilities the area of the indoor pool and Gym is in a mess broken tiles dirty floors rotted wood on the SAUNA DOORS rusty shower rail no-one on duty..The outdoor pool was filthy, surrounding area of the pool was strewn with debris dirty tables and chairs broken loungers. We paid extra for a pool view room.Our room opens out onto this site.There is a gate that is kept open it is used for access to a path to take you to Torquay centre which means anyone can wander around the grounds making the ground floor rooms vunerable. This hotel is in need of refurbishment and should not be AA 3 star. There is a lot of health & safety issues that need to be addressed.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Blackpool
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

This was our third booking at the Abbey Lawn hotel with Robinsons coach tours. It has been over two years since we last stayed there, but standards at the hotel are even better than on our last visit. The staff are excellent and nothing seems too much trouble. We paid, this time, for a room upgrade and a sea view. The room was newly furnished with a basket of fresh fruit and bottled water replaced when necessary. We dont often return to hotels and the same destination, but we feel we will be returning again to the Abbey Lawn.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bradford w.yorks
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We visited thAbbey Lawn again between the 13th and 17th February 2012. This is the 2nd time we have been at this time over the valantine day period. All the ladies were given roses, and we all were given a glass of bubbly at the evening meal. The Staff are fantastic, nothing is ever a problem, and they are all very experienced. Due to the fact all the staff were the same as last year, you can see that the management, run a happy hotel.

The hotel is very clean, our room was very comfortable, clean is decorated to an excellent standard. We were in the premier room on the 2nd floor room 213, I really recommend this room, as you can see the bay, and overlook the outside pool. This would be more of a benefit, in the summer when the pool is open.

The food was excellent, loads of choice, and where someone said there is lots of or,s if you wanted a fruit juice, and a cereal, as well as your full english, and toast, this was not a problem. If you wanted more Toast, or beverages, the waiters were happy to help.

The bar and the entertainment were fantastic, the drinks are very reasonable, they are as cheap as local bars. The only way the drinks would be regarded as expensive, was if you compaired them to a working mens club.

The gym is very well socked with equipment, and is generally very quiet, so is the indoor pool, sauna and steam room, Which I visited on a daily basis, The hotel provide the towels from Reception.

We visited the Abbey lawn on a Robinsons coach Holiday the Driver Allan, was fantastic and a credit to the company. He is very pleasant, and always kept us entertained, and his knowledge of the area is 2nd to none.

Overall the holiday was such value for money, you almost felt embarressed at to how little you paid, for the excellent services you received.

A big thank you to Barry and Heidi, Randall and Kate, and not forgetting Scott the barmen.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

We had a lovely mid week break with my husband and his 80 yr old parents,the rooms were very spacious, we had a sea veiw which also looked onto the tennis courts and outdoor pool.The dinning room is set out perfectly with a lot of home comforts,there is a lovely cosy bar, a huge entertainment room seperate from the bar.

Room Tip: We had a sea veiw on a high floor which was beatiful,they do have a lift which gets busy at times.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Abbey Lawns is an older hotel in Torquay. We went there for a weekend on a coach trip with Hemmings coaches. The coach and driver were excellent.
We paid a small supplement on the cost to get a sea view room. Ours was on the second floor and had a very good sea view across the tennis courts etc. The room itself was large and comfortable, it had high ceilings and had no exetrnal noises intruding, due, I think, to the quite thick walls. The en suite bathroom was adequate and the shower over the bath was pretty powerful and had plenty of hot water. The only things wrong with the room were that the windows were painted shut and the floor boards were squeaky.
We had bed and breakfast and evening meal as part of our weekend. The meal times were very regimented with breakfast at 08.30 and dinner at 18.30., due, I suppose, to the 51 of us on the coach. The meals were served, in our case, by a cheerful waiter. On the breakfast menu there were a lot of 'ors'. Fruit juice or cerial or kippers or etc. The choice was then served plated. At breakfast we had to order our dinner for the evening. For dinner the meat was served plated and a selection of vegetables was supplied on the side.
We did find the bar prices slightly elevated.
In the evening entertainment was provided and on both evenings we found the acts very entertaining. The act on the second night has been chosen as a contestant on Britains Got Talent this year (2012). He was heading for the Birmingham auditions after the show.
Over all, we found the whole weekend was very good value for money, a comfortable hotel with very good facilities, ie an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a small gymnasium, a steam room and a sauna. We would have no hesitation in reccommending both Hemmings coaches and Abbey Lawn hotel.

Room Tip: pay a little extra to get a sea view room especially on the second floor
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Abbey Lawn Hotel
Address: Scarborough Road, Torquay TQ2 5UQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
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Ranked #63 of 88 Hotels in Torquay
Price range (per night): $91 - $99
Hotel Class:3 star — Abbey Lawn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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