Excellent accommodation and great breakfast with fresh fruit included. Stayed in the Gothic suite which was very comfortable. Location was ideal as it was within easy walking distance of the shops, harbour and beaches.More
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Excellent accommodation and great breakfast with fresh fruit included. Stayed in the Gothic suite which was very comfortable. Location was ideal as it was within easy walking distance of the shops, harbour and beaches.MoreShow less
We're very glad you chose to stay with us for your Easter get away and appreciated our hospitality. We're especially pleased that you liked what may be our USP: our individually prepared plate of fruit at a breakfast 'starter', which has to be 2 or 3 of your 5 a day!
We stayed in the Luxury Suite at Ascot House Hotel for 3 nights towards the end of March and it was excellent, spacious, comfortable, well-furnished and with plenty of storage space. Breakfast was delicious and we particularly appreciated the plate of fresh fruit we started with each morning. Bernard and Terri were the perfect hosts. Bernard even provided transport to and from the station. All in all a very relaxing, enjoyable stay in a first rate small hotel. Not even the weather could dampen our enthusiasm.
Thank you very much indeed for your very kind comments. We're really glad you appreciated your stay in Torquay and Ascot House Hotel, with your enthusiasm not even dampened by the rather inclement weather! Please come again when the sun shines!
There’s a reason that the Ascot House Hotel is one of the top ranked (if not the best) hotels in Torquay, and that’s comfort, ambience, hospitality and a great breakfast. Wait – that’s four reasons. We visited in the middle of the one and only snowstorm to hit the South-West of England in years, and still had a wonderful time.
We were warmly greeted by the hosts Terri and Bernard, who helped us lug our suitcases to the Seaview Suite on the top floor. We received a quick introduction to the hotel facilities and the local town, and then settled in to watch the snow fall. The Suite consists of three rooms, a bedroom with a queen size bed, a sitting/main room with chairs/sofa/small bed and quite spectacular view of the bay. Lastly a well-appointed bathroom with a combo bath/shower. We also got to peek at a couple of the other suites and they all seemed extremely nice – including one with an old iron claw bath.
Breakfast is available from 8-10am and features a nice plate of fresh fruit, the usual tea/coffee toast and an a la carte cooked menu. I ordered the full British Breakfast and wasn’t disappointed. We found our hosts to be very friendly and welcoming, and always willing to help out with “to-do” suggestions and ideas for sightseeing.
A few things you should know:
1. Parking, as many reviewers mention is indeed tight. That’s just the way these houses are. There is enough space for 3-4 cars as long as you are willing and able to maneuver around and reverse at will. There is also a parking lot less than 100 yards down the road for the less adventurous.
2. It’s an old house. There will be a few creaks and strange noises. Even with 30 mph winds we barely heard anything outside our room.
3. Be prepared to hunt down power outlets. You will find extension cords strategically located under beds and next to furniture items.
4. You’re less than a 10 minute walk down to the seafront (so it’s uphill on the way back!) Some great restaurants to be found down there. Also a local pub (Bull and Bush) just down the road and a SPAR (small grocery store) 5 minutes the other way.
5. Plenty of taxis, no Uber.
6. Terri & Bernard will happily co-ordinate your arrival/departure time via email (and many other things too). Make the most of it!
You’ll have a fabulous time. Even in the heart of a massive snowstorm, my wife and I enjoyed every minute and will certainly return at some point in the coming years.
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Wow, thank you very much indeed, John! It's always so helpful for us to get specific details about what guests have liked about their stay with us - and even more helpful to be told of any niggles. More importantly, we know that such detail is immensely helpful for fellow travellers, so thanks so much for all the informative tips for others! (Regarding the power outlets, we have, indeed, tried to make them as accessible as possible for the modern world of multiple gadgets!)
We couldn't be more pleased that you so enjoyed you stay, John, and we do very much hope to see you again on your next trip to the area!
Bernard and Terri
1st Class small hotel, with an excellent choice for breakfast, and friendly owners who were very helpful with local advice on restaurants, shopping and sightseeing venues, will be back on a regular basis,
Thanks, Mail368! We're so pleased you found us - and will be back regularly!! Please remember to let us know you've been before so we make sure to give our returning guest discount. Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Terri & Bernard
We had the most wonderful stay in the spacious and well presented Gothic Suite. We had a very comfortable bed, personal lounge and access to the front balcony.
Terri and Bernard were very welcoming and accommodating, and were excellent hosts.
Breakfast was freshly cooked, with a good selection of continental items too.
Looking forward to staying again!
Thanks so much for your lovely comments, Jonathan. It's great to hear how pleased you are with so many aspects of your stay and we certainly hope to welcome you back on your next visit to the area. Our returning guest discount makes the rate even better value for money!
Terri & Bernard
Terri & Bernard are excellent hosts. We stayed in the luxury suite which has French doors onto the balcony from both the lounge & the bedroom. There is a small fridge in the lounge with fresh milk & filtered water. The massive bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower doubles as a dressing room. We were lucky to be able to have a peek at the other suites too and would not have been disappointed with any of them. The accommodation is a short stroll away from shops & the seafront. The breakfast was was delicious and beautifully presented. Terri & Bernard had the perfect balance of being attentive without being intrusive. I can’t wait to return to Ascot House. Thank you.
Excellent to hear, 'MissMmp', and you are very welcome! We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed and appreciated so many aspects of your stay with us - and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your glowing comments with others. We take great pride in what we've put together here so are always very pleased to receive such positive feedback from happy guests. We do hope to welcome you back again before too long - and don't forget to remind us that you've been before so we make sure you get the returning guest discount!
Terri & Bernard