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An excellent all-rounder
The Haytor is a well-run hotel in a good spot just up from the town centre and harbour.
The staff are helpful, the rooms are pleasant and spotlessly clean, and breakfasts are first-class, including for a veggie like me, with home made yoghurt and muffins to go with the normal cereal, toast and full choice of cooked.
Everywhere is well decorated, and as you eat breakfast, you look out over very pretty gardens. There is also a pleasant bar.
Torquay itself is surprisingly attractive - I can see why it's called the English Riviera!
Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Haytor. The hotel was spotlessley clean and comfortable. The management and staff were attentive yet discreet.
We booked a superior king size room which was decorated to a very good standard. The whole place was immaculate.
Breakfast was excellent, the homemade blueberry muffins are a must.
We will definitely stay at the Haytor again, and will recommend the hotel to friends and family.
Charming hotel, great service
It's been the second time I went to Torquay and stayed at the Haytor Hotel. And yet again I found it very charming, the owners are friendly and helpful, but discreet. The rooms are spotlessly clean, recently decorated with a sense for details. Great beds, spacious bathrooms. Downstairs it's as pleasant: Nice airy bar, nice breakfast room. And the breakfast itself: Small buffet with cereals, fruits and yogurt and a huge variety of well cooked fresh things to choose from from the menu. The service is very professional and helpful. Plus: There is free WiFi everywhere, very nice as I carried my notebook with me. Location: On a quiet sidestreet, only a few minutes from the harbour with cafes and restaurants and the shopping area of Torquay. Close walk to beach and impressive coastline. Pleasure to stay at the Haytor!
Choose this one!
It's sometimes just luck when choosing a property from the Internet - even with sites like TripAdvisor to help you - but we really hit the jackpot with this one! Spotlessly clean, great facilities, fantastic service, yummy breakfast, ideal location and superb customer service. ( And trust me, I am FUSSY!!!) My two sisters and I had a double and a superior twin between us, and were welcomed after a long journey with tea and biscuits in the small but lovely garden. This was really a delightful hotel and we will definitely go back. The final (perfect) touches are the guides - unique to the hotel - to the surrounding beaches, restaurants and walks. Can't recommmend it highly enough!
Not A Thing To Complaine About!
Always a risk, booking blind. However I am trusting trip advisor members reviews more & more & did my booking after checking here first. Very nice little hotel, very clean, great breakfast (for the hungry!) Good location, parking, nice staff, Proprietors very freindly & helpfull but not intrusive.
This was a journey we had to make rather than holiday, so rather stressful. The hotel has made it less so.
We have been desperately searching for Seafront anything "nice" what a trial, So I hope this is not errevent for this site, but after a 2 day search & many many miles, if you have a car, make the 7 mile journey to Brixham Harbour/Marina to a restaurant called Breakwater, Fish fresh from the harbour & directly on the waters edge, Fresh air beautifull views, all you want from a Devon nearly gone!
This Hotel & this little restaurant would bring us back for a trip.
I stayed at the Haytor following the reviews on Tripadvisor.
Very clean, tidy and friendly. It's in a good location just above the town, but the walk up the hill may prove difficult for the old and infirm.
Good breakfast. No complaints at all.
We received a warm welcome with tea & biscuits. Our request for a room away from the road was fulfilled though due to the excellent location of the Haytor was not necessary.
The breakfasts were superb, the rooms and hotel very clean and comfortable. We would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to have easy access to the many restaurants in the town centre and the historic sites in the surrounding countryside.
Restaurants we dined at and would recommend would be the Thai Star and the Sea Spray.
Jingles mexican restaurant would be one venue we wouldn't rush back to. The food was mediocre and unfortunately far too much of it.
The steam train trip to Dartmoor would be a must for any visitor.
A real peach!
We found the Haytor Hotel at the very last minute, after reading reviews on Tripadvisor, and we have to say that this hotel is a real delight. There is a lovely garden around the hotel and it is well away from any road noise. We were greeted with coffee and biscuits, everything was absolutely spotless, and the hotel is just a few minutes stroll down the hill to the harbour. The hotel has its own car-park and the owners were wonderful about providing helpful information about enjoying our stay. The weather forecast was posted up regularly, and there were free sketch-maps of three easy walks for us to help ourselves to, as well as details of local amenities. There are plenty of places to eat within walking distance. We will certainly stay in the Haytor again next time we are in Devon, and we look forward to those delicious, home-made raspberry muffins once more at breakfast.
We normally check out the list of hotels on tripadvisor.com before choosing one, but this time I clicked on the hotel website link first. The web page gave unedited guest comments for the past 5 years, all of which are positive.
A run through the tripadvisor site confirmed its 5 star recommendations. This small hotel is very quiet and comfortable. Its location near the marina and harbour on one side and the smaller beaches with wooded walks on the other is perfect. Everything spotless. Good variety at breakfast for meat eaters and vegetarians.
The rooms & bathrooms are smaller than expected from the photos but they are well appointed. This is not a hotel geared towards children [no family rooms or facilities] nor for the elderly [no lift and on a hill].
We would recommend this lovely hotel to couples who do not want loud music or loud families around them. Excellent restaurants nearby--- "7" for fresh fish and "The Orange Tree" which is in Les Routiers guide for foodies. A visit to Dartmouth is a must.
We will return.
Great location, rooms, service and breakfast!
My wife and I booked the hotel through Venere.com after making a last minute decision to drive down to Torquay for the weekend from London. We arrived Friday afternoon to a friendly welcome and freshly brewed tea in the hotel's bar/lounge which was most welcome having driver for several hours to get there. We were sat on the comfy sofas while registration was taken care of and then shown to our room.
We booked the four poster room which was lovely, albeit a little cramped with the huge bed in there! Much in line with what we had expected though based on the website photos. The hotel itself is much nicer than the website portrays it. There is a lovely terrace area with lounges if you want to relax in the sun or enjoy an afternoon drink and the breakfast area is cozy. It is very clean and well decorated. The full English breakfast (included) was well prepared with cereals, fresh toast, yoghurt and fresh fruit all available also. Breakfast service was attentive and friendly - a nice way to start each morning. The only problem is it only runs from 8:30-9:30am so no sleeping in unless you are happy to miss out!
The manager was very friendly and helpful, advising we should book restaurants if we were planning a nice meal and advising on the various options. He booked the Orange Tree for us for the Saturday night and that was quite nice and very near the hotel.
The hotel is up a hill but it is not overly steep and only a 5-10 minute walk from the main marina area but feels miles away in terms of serenity. It is well located for the main restaurants in Torquay and if you're planning on doing the coastal walk which is well worth it.
We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone planning a stay in Torquay.