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All reviews grosvenor hotel richardson group richardson hotels pool and jacuzzi sunday lunch lady on reception three course meal sun terrace lounge bar per night first class booked this hotel fantastic location couldn't fault friendly welcome stayed for one night night stay
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

On one of the worst days of the winter, and unable to leave Torquay because of the snow, our party of six, plus baby, plus dog, were grateful that the John B-Race could accommodate all of us for the night.
The two of us found our particular room was more than adequate in size, with comfortable bed, large warm bathroom, d.gown/slippers and very clean. Plenty of tea/coffee making facilities etc. One member of our group said her room was on the chilly side, but it did improve.
We spent some time in the lounge enjoying drinks in the evening. Breakfast offered a very good selection, and throughout our short stay the staff were helpful and friendly. No problems with parking out front - apart from the heavy snow!
Very good value for money. We would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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Julie A, Public Relations Manager at John Burton-Race Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hi barnspot

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are pleased that we were able to accommodate you and your party at such short notice. The big thaw is on now and we are truly looking forward to spring.

I hope you will be able to join us again, in much better weather conditions!

Kind Regards

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 1 night as part of a wider 20 room booking. Parking was tight at the front, but we were offered a space around the back with no problem.
Check in was smooth and the staff helpful.
The bedroom was very large with good facilities. Bathroom had recently been decorated and was extremely clean.
Main corridors a little worn, but didn't effect the stay.
Dinner for 25 was hot, fresh and tasty, and evening drinks around the open fire were enjoyable.
Breakfast a little hectic and slow to serve, but considering the hotel was fully booked, it still came out hot and the staff remained professional under pressure.
Looking forward to staying again next year!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Julie A, Public Relations Manager at John Burton-Race Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi Jonathan R

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and great to hear that you enjoyed your stay!

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind Regards

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Another great business lunch yesterday. The food was again fantastic and at the right temperature. The ambience was good and we were well looked after by all the staff. Here is a photo of my dessert - Passion fruit Nougat parfait. We forgot to take photos of our other dishes as we couldn't wait to tuck in.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled on business
Thank Monica B
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Julie A, Public Relations Manager at John Burton-Race Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Monica

Thank you so much for your review, its great to have you back....keep posting! we love receiving your comments.

Kind Regards

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for two days. The bedroom was spacious and well equipped with toiletries, and the bed very comfortable.
The food was exceptional, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals.
On the second night the media were invited in, and the food the previous night was the same standard as that enjoyed by the media.
Staff very professional and very helpful.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank 0BrianS0
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Julie A, Public Relations Manager at John Burton-Race Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Good Morning Brian S

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, its great to hear you enjoyed your stay and that the food was exceptional. I will pass on your comments to Chef John and the team.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We booked in for a two night's stay, simply to sample dishes created by a chef of some repute. The cost of our room was extremely reasonable and it was clean and well stocked. We were offered a deal whereby we paid an additional £22.50 per night which allowed us to spend £35.00 from the menus. Given this we ordered the most expensive main course on the a la carte menu. The first evening we both ordered the fillet of beef medium rare with pureed potatoes and a selection of vegetables. The well presented plate of food indicated that we were about to be treated to something rather special and we were not disappointed. Mouthful after mouthful treated our taste buds delightfully, raising the complete dish up to a further dimension.
The second night we both opted for the cod and chips, a dish more suitable perhaps for eating out of newspaper [that's revealed my age!] but yet again the kitchen provided us with a meal to remember.
John Burton-Race Restaurant & Rooms deserves to be sampled and we intend to sample it again before too long.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Colin S
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Julie A, Public Relations Manager at John Burton-Race Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Good Afternoon Colin S

Thank you so much for your kind review, its really good to know you enjoyed your stay and the amazing food John has created for us. I will pass your comments onto John and the team who will be thrilled!

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards

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