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539 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HQ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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Updated 29/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 29/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
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Welcome to the Kingsholm, a beautiful family run guest house in the heart of the English Riviera. Carl, June and Lexie welcome you to their home which is just 350 metres from Torquay's stunning harbour. Some of Torquay's finest restaurants and bars are just a few minutes walk away. All guests staying with us enjoy the benefits of free parking, free Wi-Fi in all rooms and a freshly cooked breakfast. We have an elegant guest lounge overlooking Torwood Gardens which also has a honesty bar supplying soft and alcoholic drinks. All our En-suite rooms are decorated to a high standard and have flat screen TV's, complimentary tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi and USB charging point. Ironing facilities are available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Fishing
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Housekeeping
Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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English
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Jan S wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I’ve left 2 reviews but doesn’t seem to have appeared. What a little gem this place is. Hosts Carl and June are lovely, warm and welcoming. Breakfast was really tasty and fresh. I loved the extra homemade cakes and biscuits left each day. The hotel is spotless can’t fault it. Close to restaurants and bars and no issues with noise. I would recommend this hotel and will definitely stay again. Thank you Carl, June and Lexi.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Carl Shoesmith, Owner at Kingsholm Hotel
Responded 15 Nov 2021
Hi Jan, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review, especially as this was your 3rd attempt. We have had instances before where guests have left reviews in the past but for some reason they never appear and nobody really knows why - so the extra effort you've put in is really appreciated. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We really look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Take care and have a lovely Christmas Love June, Carl & Lexie
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John Steadman wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Just had a lovely 3 night winter break at the Kingsholm. June & Carl are the nicest people you could wish to meet and nothing is too much trouble. The whole place is spotlessly clean and they take a lot of pride in their home. Breakfasts are outstanding and are cooked fresh to order on the morning so no need to order the night before when sometimes you dont know what you will fancy the next morning. Free car parking and the permit which also allowed us to park for free in any other car parks in Torquay, Paignton & Brixham was a real bonus. Thank you once again and hope you enjoy your winter rest. Best Wishes John & Sue
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Carl Shoesmith, Owner at Kingsholm Hotel
Responded 10 Nov 2021
Hello Sue & John, Lovely to meet you both and a big Thank you for your fantastic review which means a lot to us. The permit is such a bonus for our guests and really does come in handy. We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Take care and have a lovely Christmas. Love June, Carl & Boss Lex.
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Sophie B wrote a review Nov 2021
Cardiff, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at Kingsholm for 3 nights from 1st November. Carl and June made us feel so very welcome from the moment we arrived. Our room was spacious and spotless. Breakfasts were enough to take us through to the evening without need for anything else. The location is perfect for the Marina and local pubs and restaurants. We would 100% return and would recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Carl Shoesmith, Owner at Kingsholm Hotel
Responded 10 Nov 2021
Hello SophieB, Thank you very much for your brilliant review which means so much to us. It was lovely to meet you both and we always like to give our guests a hearty breakfast and set you up for the day. Look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Take care, have a lovely Christmas. Love June, Carl & Boss Lex.
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Tanya B wrote a review Nov 2021
Andover, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband surprised me with a weekend away at our favourite B&B in Torquay. Wonderful stay as ever. Carl June and Lexie are lovely hosts. They gave me a card and chocolates on my birthday and a cake at breakfast time. They make you feel so welcome and it really is a home from home . Can't wait to go back next year. Thankyou for a great weekend.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Carl Shoesmith, Owner at Kingsholm Hotel
Responded 10 Nov 2021
Hello Tanya & Clive, Big thank you for your review and it always lovely to see you both and we're so pleased you spent your birthday here with us. Shame Lexie was at school otherwise singing "Happy Birthday" would have been rather loud!!! HaHa!! We love our guests to feel at home with us and we try to make it such a relaxed atmosphere for everybody. Thank you again and we're looking forward to seeing you both next year. Take care and have a lovely Christmas. Love June, Carl & Lexie.
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Caroline L wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
My partner and I just spent a fab 4 nights stay at The Kingsholm, this was our 3rd time staying here. Carl, June and Lexi are excellent hosts, breakfast is amazing, June’s baking of afternoon cakes is a delight. This is like being home from home, nothing is too much trouble and we just love it here. Everywhere is spotless and just a short stroll from the harbour. Roll on next years visit. Thank you Carl, June and Lexi xxx
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Carl Shoesmith, Owner at Kingsholm Hotel
Responded 6 Nov 2021
Hiya Caroline, A very big Thank you for your review and kind words which means so much to us. We always look forward to you staying with us and hopefully not too long before your next visit. Thank you again, take care and have a lovely Christmas. Love June, Carl & Lex the Boss.
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PRICE RANGE
US$66 - US$97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDevonEnglish RivieraTorquay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kingsholm Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kingsholm Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Torquay Harbour (Inner Dock) (0.4 km), Torquays Dinosaur World (0.3 km), and Hole in the wall pub Torquay (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kingsholm Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kingsholm Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Kingsholm Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kingsholm Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Vienna Restaurant, Ollies, and The Shack.
Are there any historical sites close to Kingsholm Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Torre Abbey (1.5 km), Oldway Mansion (4.0 km), and English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark (0.5 km).