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Kingsholm Hotel

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539 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HQ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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Updated 21/08/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/08/29 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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Wayne D wrote a review 21 Sep
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A delightful hotel, beautifully presented. Breakfast is excellent, a wide choice and cooked to your liking, hot and cold options available, homemade yoghurt very good. Rooms are spotlessly clean and a good size, bed very comfortable. Hosts June and Carl are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble, made very welcome throughout stay. A lovely guest room to sit and relax in. Homemade cookies and cakes provided in the afternoon, wonderful. Location excellent, less than a five minute walk to the marina, restaurants, bars, shops and bus stops.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Carl Shoesmith, Owner at Kingsholm Hotel
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Hiya Nikki & Wayne, Thank you very much for your brilliant review, it means so much to us and we really do appreciate it. It was lovely to meet you and the family and looking forward to seeing you again soon. Make sure you get plenty of Golf in Wayne!!! Thanks again. Take care. Love June, Carl & Boss Lex.
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99Martin wrote a review 20 Sep
York, United Kingdom246 contributions112 helpful votes
This is a well deserved AA 4 star hotel with pleasant & large well appointed rooms, reasonably quiet at night, a good bed, very good breakfast and excellent, friendly & helpful owners. The harbour is just a few minutes walk down the road (a few more minutes back up!) Loads of good restaurants bars etc in easy distance and the shopping streets a little further. There is limited car parking immediately behind the hotel but the owners have passes for a very large carpark just a short distance further up. A very convenient arrangement. Go on - spoil yourself! You aren't likely to find better than this!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Carl Shoesmith, Owner at Kingsholm Hotel
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Hello Martin & Annette, It was lovely to meet you both and thank you very much for your fantastic review on here, it really does mean a lot to us when we meet new guests and get full marks. Hope the journey home was a good one and we hope to see you again in the future. Love June, Carl & Lexie
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John W wrote a review 19 Sep
Penwortham, United Kingdom1 contribution3 helpful votes
Kingsholm is located very near to eating places all very good. The bus to most places is on the strand 2minutes down the road. Shops and harbour also few minutes away. The Kingsholm is keeped spotless. All rooms to a high stranded. Breakfast is excellent. We would recommend staying with Carl and June to everyone we know.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Carl Shoesmith, Owner at Kingsholm Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Hiya Linda & John, A very big Thank you for your lovely review and kind words, it really does mean a lot to us and its always lovely to see you both and have you stay with us. We're already looking forward to seeing you both again next year and no doubt will come round quickly. Thank you again and take care. Love June, Carl & Lexie
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Nick L wrote a review 13 Sep
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Our third stay at the Kingsholm and we were made most welcome. Rooms are spotless, breakfast is excellent and there are more options than I have seen anywhere else. As our group was split over 2 rooms the lounge downstairs was very welcome.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Carl Shoesmith, Owner at Kingsholm Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hiya Nick, Always great to see you all and a very big thank you for your review which does mean a lot to us. There's never a dull moment and the atmosphere is always very relaxed and funny during your stay. Its always a pleasure having you stay and look forward to the next time. Take Care, Love June, Carl & Boss Lex.
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Diane Jones wrote a review 12 Sep
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This was our 3rd visit to the Kingsholm June Carl and Lexi are excellent hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The bedrooms are very comfortable and spacious and spotlessly clean. A delicious breakfast with plenty of choice also delicious plates of cakes in reception to enjoy with a cup of tea in the afternoon. We will definitely be returning and would recommend the Kingsholm. Diane and George
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carl Shoesmith, Owner at Kingsholm Hotel
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Hiya Diane and George, Thank you very much for your review and lovely words, it really does mean a lot to us. Its always a pleasure having you stay with us and we very much look forward to seeing you both again. Lets hope the football results go the right way this season George!!!! Thank you again. Take care, love June, Carl and Boss Lex.
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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 (3.6 km), and English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark (0.5 km).