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Welcome to The Hillcroft

Address: 9 St Lukes Road, Torquay, TQ2 5NY

Telephone: 01803 297247 01803 297247

Hotel Description

Privately owned, licensed, luxury boutique hotel, refurbished to a high standard. Centrally, but quietly located, just a short walk from Torquay town centre and the Promenade. Close to Beaches, Shops, Restaurants and Nightlife. Choose from our premium en-suite king rooms and private suites, including a 2 bedroom penthouse. At The Hillcroft you can pick the room you will stay in from the photos on our website. A varied breakfast menu cooked to order includes vegetarian and vegan options. A fully stocked reasonably priced bar is available for residents. Free Wifi and courtyard garden. All rooms have flatscreen TV, DVD, Tea & Coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries. A range of business services are available for our business guests. Free wireless broadband is provided in all rooms, also copying, faxing and printing. An early breakfast can be arranged for travellers keeping to a busy schedule. This Torquay hotel is a very individual property with particular attention to comfort and service. The Hillcroft is the perfect place for the discerning customer, looking for somewhere special.

Our Facilities

  • Parking Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Bar
  • City Centre Location
  • Inroom Breakfast
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi Available
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Vegetarian Food Available
  • City Breaks
  • Romantic Breaks

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Hotel Reviews - The Hillcroft

Lovely, Friendly, Good Place To Stay.
Many thanks for a good stay, and thanks for finding my phone charger. Good room, helpful and friendly hosts, good location for restaurants, harbour and beach, but also very quiet; great breakfast, vegetarian too. We would recommend this accommodation and we would certainly stay again.

David Lunn - 24th Sep, 2018
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Hillcroft Bb😂
We have had a great time at the hillcroft lovely. Couple various good breakfast clean and tidy good bar experience in all ways. Thanks for the lovely time Martyn Elaine will be back again soon ta 😀😁😂😘😘🤗😂😁😀

Stead - 12th Sep, 2018
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Hosts know their business - well appointed accommodation - Excellent breakfast

Jonathan Rodwell - 2nd Sep, 2018
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The Hillcroft
Warmly greeted by Elaine and Martin, and welcomed with tea and cake, our 'Anniversary' break at The Hillcroft went all too quickly. We occupied the top floor Provence Suite, enjoyed the splendid breakfasts, and appreciated the advice received as to places of interest and the options for eating out. Excellent.

Roger Priestley - 31st Jul, 2018
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Skønt, Centralt Beliggende Hotel
Vi nød virkelig vores ophold! Rigtig god service, hyggelige og hjælpsomme værter, lækker morgenmad, pænt og rent!

Bent Gron - 29th Jul, 2018
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Clasy Bb In Torquay
Not anymore a hidden gem, as it's always in Lonely Planet, but the guide is right: Hillcroft is a really nice and interesting BB that features thematic rooms. We spent two nights in the lovely 'Provence' penthouse suite with two bedrooms, a spacious living-room and a nice bathroom. Absolutely to recommend, unless you are afraid of climbing stairs.

Jan Lindström - 20th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thanks for your review, it was nice to meet you both. If you have time, It would be also useful for us if you can copy this Review to our Tripadvisor page, as most of our guests look at that! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in the UK. Kind regards Elaine & Martyn

Weekend Break
Very enjoyable break made even better by the very hospitable owners, Martyn and Elaine. Our room was wonderful and the breakfasts particularly good. A great place to stay and a really good base to visit all the local sights.

David Kemp - 19th Jul, 2018
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Lovely Friendly Hotel
We stayed here for a week in July. The hotel is situated in a great location for getting about, walking or driving. Hotel lovely and quirky, owners very friendly and helpful. Love the teas and homemade cake on arrival. A lovely touch. Breakfasts are good. Would definitely stay again.

Alison Fox - 18th Jul, 2018
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Great Small B&b
Great unique boutique guest by Martyn and Elaine...very welcoming..greeted with tea and cake...every room individual and spacious...really luxury of a bar to have a drink before visiting town...great breakfast too with good choice options...will definitely return when visiting the area...

Ray Cox - 16th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thanks Ray & Lyn for your nice review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. It is an added bonus to have the bar at The Hillcroft. A nice place to chill before you go out on the town! Hope to see you again . Kind regards Elaine & Martyn

Delightful Stay At Hillcroft House
My husband and I stayed 3 nights at Hillcroft House June 9-11, 2018. Our elegant Morocco Room featured a beautiful and interesting collection of art and furnishings. We had tea on arrival and several pleasant chats with hosts Martin and Elaine. Hot breakfasts were exceptionally good. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be happy to recommend to anyone traveling to Torquay.

Sheryl Holmes - 5th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your lovely review it was good to meet you both. We hope to see you again if you ever venture back to the South West in future. Kind regards Martyn & Elaine

Lovely place to stay lovely couple very friendly & helpful

Great breakfast and a great choice

Highly recommendable

Lynne Donaghey - 2nd Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your review it was nice to meet you both. We hope to see you again sometime , remember, next time our best rates are secured by booking direct by phone or through our website. Regards Elaine & Martyn

Pent House
Realy nice room enjkyed are stay will recomend

Martin Williams - 4th Jun, 2018
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Excellent Stay
We stayed here for the bank holiday weekend, and had a lovely stay. Martin couldn't do enough to recommend and point out the best poi. Would definitely stay again and would recommend

Kathy Corrigan - 29th May, 2018
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Lovely Place
Just stayed one night for a show at the Princess Theatre, and it was an excellent choice. Lovely room, great breakfast, and friendly hosts. Happy to recommend.

John Matthews - 23rd Apr, 2018
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One Night Stay
Lovely welcome from Martin and Elaine. Very helpful with regards directions, restaurant recommendations, etc. Lovely breakfast. Ideal location, within walking distance of the seafront and harbour; although it is up a hill to walk back so if you have any mobility problems that may be an issue. Would recommend staying here. If we are ever back in Torquay would definitely stay there again

Sue Hughes - 19th Mar, 2018
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A Good Place To Stay
I have stayed at the Hillcroft on many occasions. It has great rooms and a fine breakfast. I have recommended it to my work colleagues who have also stayed there.

ian rosethorn - 18th Feb, 2018
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Great Place To Stay
A really lovely hotel. I received a very warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The suite was fantastic and the breakfast equally as good. Highly recommended.

Brian Clarke - 9th Feb, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your review, they are always appreciated.If you can spare the time a review on Tripadvisor also helps us with the ranking in the area . We hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards Martyn & Elaine

A Lovely Place To Stay!
a unique luxury guest house with stunning individually designed rooms. Everything is to the very highest standards - an excellent wide breakfast menu and well stocked bar. And such wonderful hosts who greeted us with tea and cake! Stay and enjoy!

Steve Edney - 30th Nov, 2017
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Hillcroft Boutique
Great accommodation,great hosts and a fine breakfast will stay there again very soon.

Sally Roose - 23rd Oct, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you Sally and Rob, thank you for your review, it was nice to meet you all. We hope to see you again soon. If you have time, a review on tripadvisor helps our ratings in the area. Ring us next time for the best rates


Elaine & Martyn ( alias Keith!)

5 Stars All The Way
Stayed overnight only.Second stay at Hillcroft.

As per first time...

Tea and cake upon arrival.

Very pleasant hosts...helpful and informative.

Lovely decor throughout very tasteful.

Room and hotel clean and tidy.Great facilities. Tasty fried breakfast hot and served on hot plate.

Will be sure to visit again.

Paul Bailey - 16th Oct, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you Paul & Kate for your review, it was nice to catch up again. tripadvisor reviews are also very useful to us, so if you have time, please can you post a review for us there. Many thanks Elaine & martyn

Excellent Attention
My stay was excellent. The attention was perfect. The room was very nice, clean and with all necessary.

Breakfast was very complete and good.

Xavier Caparros - 10th Oct, 2017
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The Best B&b I\'ve Stayed At
I stay here regularly on business and return because breakfast is a fantastic,rooms are very tastefully decorated with wifi, the owners are very helpful and pleasant. Great location as good restaurants are a 5 minute walk away

Martin Dodd - 5th Oct, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you Martin for your review, it is always nice to see you! If you have a moment, posting a review on tripadvisor is also very helpful for us. See you again soon. Kind regards Martyn & Elaine

Lovely Hillcroft!
Elaine and Martyn are superb hosts, nothing is too much trouble and they are welcoming, friendly and attentive without being overpowering. The area of Torquay is handy and very quiet. The room we stayed in, Tuscany, was lovely; so comfortable that my wife nearly arranged for the bed to be taken home! The breakfasts were a delight and my wife's gluten free diet was well catered for. We hadn't been to Torquay or Hillcroft before but very tempted to return to see our 'friends' Elaine and Martyn.

Phil Whitehouse - 28th Sep, 2017
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Unique B&b In Torquay.
A quiet, comfortable, and unique B&B. Interestingly themed rooms and very welcoming hosts. Excellent breakfasts. Conveniently situated; close to the town centre and to the beach. On site parking limited, but over flow parking available near-by.

Carole Frost - 28th Sep, 2017
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Even Better Second Time Round
Second visit this year even better than first.Provence suite absolutely brilliant as we had our son with us.So much space and beautifully themed.Martin and Elaine always available for help and advice.

Breakfasts all freshly prepared and the fruit salad is superb.

We will be back again next year.

Terry Tovey - 16th Sep, 2017
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Summer Stay
Excellent stay, the hotel was fantastic, very cosy and next to the beach.

Emil Ivanov - 1st Sep, 2017
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First Timer To Torquay
Martin and Elaine are excellent hosts with a relaxed attitude, food (breakfast was excellent). The room (Penthouse) is large and comfortable. Coming form London were we live all is flat so climbing 4 flights of stais was a new to us, as was Torwuay being so hilly but after a while it was okay. Martin and Elaine are very proactive in that if you have an issue or problem in the room they will endevour to solve it for you, added with that their local knowledge is great. When we return to our newly purchased timeshare next year we will be paying them a visit for a drink and catchup.

Ian Dabin - 31st Aug, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you Ian and Jackie for your review. It was good to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you next year. Please can you post a review on tripadviser, this helps with our ranking in the area and I know you also found it useful. Kind regards Elaine and Martyn

Excellent value great service

Leonard Chandler - 27th Jul, 2017
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Wonderful 2 Nights
Wonderful 2 nights stay.

We received a wonderful welcome from Martin and Elaine; on arrival, we were offered coffee and home made cake, very nice, there is a well stocked bar, and Breakfast was excellent with a good choice, the toast was made by Martin, it was very nice and plenty of it. An excellent boutique BB in Torque. We certainly will be back.

Raymond Jones - 20th Jul, 2017
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Our Lovely Stay!
This as ever was a lovely place to stay.

Breakfast great!

Service and. camaraderie from hosts also!

The rooms are lovely and the suite on top floor is STUNNING!

Thank you Martin and Elaine and see you again!

Julie Moody - 12th Jul, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thanks Julie, Nick, George & Colleen for the nice review. Most of our guests use tripadviser to look at our reviews so if you have a moment , posting a review on our site there would be much appreciated . Hope to see you again next year( if not before!) Kind regards Elaine & Martyn

An Absolute Treasure In The Heart Of Torquay
This charming boutique hotel is quaint & full of charm. The hosts Martyn & Elaine are friendly, helpful & full of information about where to eat what to do and how to get about in general. They also provided with an extremely useful local map with restaurants highlighted - we used the map throughout our stay. Would definitely stay here again and cannot recommend the hotel highly enough. Breakfast included and all freshly cooked so very good.

Lorna Cooper - 3rd Jul, 2017
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Good Place To Stay.
It is in a perfect location to allow you to walk down the hill to the bay, where there are fine eating establishments.

Hotel - good hosts, good room/nights sleep and excellent breakfast spread.

I have stayed here on 3 occasions and will do so again on my next trip.

ian rosethorn - 1st Jul, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thanks Ian for your review. Our guests also find our Tripadvisor reviews useful, so if you can post a review on our page we would be very appreciative! See you again soon. Elaine & Martyn

Great Stay Thankyou
Lots of character, stayed in the moroccan room, attentive hosts, very comfortable bed, delicious breakfast, good location what more could you ask for!

Julie Palmer-Gianni - 26th Jun, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you so much for your review, many of our customers look us up on Tripadvisor so a review on our site there is also appreciated. We hope to see you again sometime, remember to phone us direct for the best prices. Kind regards Elaine & Martyn

Absolutely Superb!!!
Everything was superb! Lovely hotel. Spotless, very comfortable, interesting décor, lovely owners who clearly care about their guests. Never had complimentary tea, coffee or cake on arrival anywhere before! The breakfast was excellent - the full vegetarian breakfast is highly recommended. This hotel is real gem. Excellent location and excellent value for money too.

Julia Powell - 5th Jun, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you so much for your review, many of our customers look us up on Tripadvisor so a review on our site there is also appreciated. We hope to see you again sometime, remember to phone us direct for the best prices. Kind regards Elaine & Martyn

Top Stay
Lovely place, very friendly and interesting proprietors and great breakfast.

Martyn Knights - 7th May, 2017
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Friendly, cosy small hotel with themed bedrooms. Good breakfast and excellent service.

Vicki Przytocki - 2nd May, 2017
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Wonderful B&b In Torquay
Stayed 2 nights in the Penthouse which was a wonderful. The B&B is in a great place for a short walk into town and the harbour. The owners are absolutely fantastic, breakfast was spot on. Would definitely stay again and recommend.

Manuel Belmonte - 18th Apr, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thanks for the review, it was nice to meet you both. We hope to see you again sometime. Tripadvisor reviews are also important to us, so perhaps you can post a review for us on our site. Regards Elaine & Martyn

Easter Break
Spent 3 nights at this fabulous hotel. Greeted with tea and home made cake which was lovely. The Morrocan themed room was stunning and the pillows the most comfortable i have ever laid my head on. Breakfast was perfectly cooked with plenty of choice and Martyn and Elaine could not do enough for us. Their local knowledge of the area was great and lots of banter in the bar. Would recommend this hotel whole heartedly and will definitely visit again.

Karen Smith - 18th Apr, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thanks for the review, it was nice to meet you both. We hope to see you again sometime. I see you found The Hillcroft site on Facebook, I keep it updated with posts and news etc. Tripadvisor reviews are also important to us, so perhaps you can post a review for us on our Tripadvisor site. Regards Elaine & Martyn

A Warm Authentic Welcome
We were greeted with tea and homemade cake and Martin made some recommendations for restaurants and things that might interest us. Our room was beautifully clean and the super comfy bed ensured a good night's sleep. Breakfast was well presented and cooked to a high standard. We would definitely recommend Hillcroft.

Vicky Beech - 11th Apr, 2017
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Excellent Stay
Can't say enough about the Hillcroft.

The room was perfect. Clean and well furnished.

Within 10 mins of arrival we were offered home made cake and tea.

Would definitely stay here again.

ian scotcher - 10th Apr, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you so much for your review, it was good to meet you even if you had a nightmare journey! we hope it was worth it! Tripadvisor reviews are very important to us, so if we could we trouble you to leave a review on our site , it would be very much appreciated.

regards Elaine & Martyn

Highly Recommended
Excellent friendly place to stay. Breakfast was delicious, good start to the day. Hosts so friendly and helpful with any and every request.

Dorette Bezuidenhout - 27th Mar, 2017
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Hillcroft Torquay Highly Reccomended
We have stayed in many B&B's over the years and this is certainly one of the best ever. Owners, accommodation, food just fantastic. Room is very large, very clean, high standards throughout the house. ideal for the town, marina and shows. I cant think of anything wrong or that they could improve.

Bernadette Wills - 26th Mar, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you very much for your review.

Booked At Short Notice
I booked into the Hillcroft as my regular haunt, the Premier Inn, was full. I'm so glad that I found the Hillcroft at such short notice as the room was large, comfortable and with all home comforts and the owner was very helpful with regard to local recommendations on places to eat etc. I will definitely be booking here again

Scott Mulholland - 22nd Mar, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you so much for your review, good feedback makes it all worthwhile! Do you perhaps do reviews on Tripadvisor? they are a good benchmark for us. Hope to see you again sometime

Booked At Short Notice
I booked into the Hillcroft as my regular haunt, the Premier Inn, was full. I'm so glad that I found the Hillcroft at such short notice as the room was large, comfortable and with all home comforts and the owner was very helpful with regard to local recommendations on places to eat etc. I will definitely be booking here again

Scott Mulholland - 22nd Mar, 2017
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We spent 2 nights at this very comfortable Hotel. Our hosts were very easy to deal with and helped us with directions and things to do. We parked outside the hotel and its a 10 min stroll to the shops and restaurants and nightlife. The breakfast at the Hillcroft is excellent . The room is comfy and we slept well on the bed. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone.

Gerard Mc Ghee - 20th Mar, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you so much for your review, very much appreciated. Do you perhaps do reviews on Tripadvisor? they are a good benchmark for us. Hope to see you again sometime

Lovely New Years Eve Stay
Very welcoming with fresh coffee and homemade cake. Suite excellent, very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was lovely particularly the really fresh fruit salad. Would definitely stay there again.

Sandra Chapman - 2nd Jan, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Thank you Sandra and Richard for your reviews and the bottle of wine, very much appreciated. Tripadvisor reviews are important to us as it helps to improve our ratings, so if you wouldn\'t mind posting a review on our page , we would be very grateful. Hope to see you again sometime. Martyn and Elaine

Theatre Visit
I cannot recommend enough

Directions given and excellent- location quiet set back from main road and yet not far from busy beach-front

Clean - tastefully decorated rooms and I saw them all!

Breakfast superb good parking well priced you get what you pay for. Hosts lovely and accommodating thank you both very much will be back next year Betsy xx

Betsy Adams - 23rd Nov, 2016
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Back Again
This is the third time we have stayed at this hotel so it speaks for itself how good it is. Good hosts, off-road parking, spacious rooms and a short walk DOWN to the town. Bit of a climb back UP so try not to do it on a full stomach.

John West - 13th Oct, 2016
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Enjoyable Stay
the rooms were spacious,very clean, and the hosts were very friendly. the location was excellent.

Alan Wooldridge - 26th Sep, 2016
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Pleasant stay, marvellous host, breakfast excellent!

Joachim Gotting - 20th Sep, 2016
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Great Hotel
Loved every thing about this Hotel , great location , beautiful decor , lovely big comfy bed followed by a great breakfast in the morning . Very friendly and helfull owners will definatley book again .

Selene Phillips - 19th Sep, 2016
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Friendly Atmosphere
friendly atmosphere and good service

Erik Thorsen - 19th Sep, 2016
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Lovely Hotel
We stayed four nights. Great room - really quiet,good food and convenient location. Martin and Elaine made us really welcome. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Jacquie Anderson - 16th Sep, 2016
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Fantastic Place To Stay
We chose the penthouse suite and all we could say was wow!

So much space - it was fantastic!!!

Martyn and Elaine were with consummate hosts with nothing being too much trouble.

Richard Hinder - 5th Sep, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Thanks for the review, much appreciated. Many of our customers rely on our reviews on Tripadvisor, so perhaps if you have time you wouldn\'t mind posting a review for us there? Kind regards Martyn & Elaine- The Hillcroft

The Hillcroft
Enjoyable stay, lovely rooms, very unique. Hospitable hosts.

Carol Bettles - 28th Aug, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Thanks for the review, much appreciated. Many of our customers rely on our reviews on Tripadvisor, so perhaps if you have time you wouldn\'t mind posting a review for us there? Kind regards Martyn & Elaine- The Hillcroft

Short Stay
Very pleasant stay.. Proprietors very friendly

Albert Calladine - 22nd Aug, 2016
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Very Friendly
Very friendly establishment...super welcome. Very pleasant all round. Thank you !

Lyn Halvorsen - 22nd Aug, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Thanks for the review, much appreciated. Many of our customers rely on our reviews on Tripadvisor, so perhaps if you have time you wouldn\'t mind posting a review for us there? Kind regards Martyn & Elaine- The Hillcroft

Getaway To Torquay
We loved our weekend stay at the Hillcroft. It was a great location - an easy walk down to the water! (Maybe a bit more of a workout walking back UP the hill, but we did it with our backpacks no problem!) The hosts were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here if we were to visit Torquay again: friendly, quiet, and good location!

Ms. Alyssa James - 4th Jul, 2016
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Response from Hotel
Thanks for the review, much appreciated. Many of our customers rely on our reviews on Tripadvisor, so perhaps if you have time you wouldn\'t mind posting a review for us there? Kind regards Martyn & Elaine- The Hillcroft

Was welcomed by both of the owners & felt comfortable and welcome within minutes. Lovely Clean & well appointed room.We were helped with directions to where we were going cabs ordered and a birthday card for my partner. Excellent breakfast. What not to like ? will be back in the future.

Andrew B - 27th Jun, 2016
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Stayed at this b&b in the penthouse suite..very spacious, bed comfortable, love the extra that come in room( dressing gowns shower gels, etc) nothing was to much trouble.

Car parked up at b&b the birds decided to make a mess of it, owner had very kindly cleaned our car.

Breakfast outstanding, omelette beautiful. Loved so much were booked to go back with friends in July

Mandy & Nick

Nicholas Nash - 23rd Jun, 2016
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Weekend Break
Excerlant hosts beautiful big rooms 10/10

Wendy Jones - 12th Jun, 2016
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Wonderful Hosts
From start to finish you get brilliantly looked after at the Hillcroft. The breakfast is wonderful and the location is great.

Paul Jones - 6th Jun, 2016
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Simply Beautiful
The unassuming exterior of this huge guesthouse cannot prepare you for the beauty and style of the interior. We stayed in the India suite which has its own private lounge, huge four-poster bed, ensuite and additional grotto style large bathroom. Elaine and Martyn were such friendly hosts and it was clear they wanted everything to be "just right" for their guests. Breakfast was delicious with a good selection of everything you might want including an amazing fruit salad. There was only one thing wrong........we couldn't stay longer! We will definitely be back.

Mrs. Marie Thornton - 23rd May, 2016
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Unique B. And B.
This establishment really is unique and all bedrooms are themed by country. We stayed in 'Morocco', a very nice room featuring a four poster bed which was extremely comfortable.

A really hearty breakfast is served in a fabulous dining room; another unique area of this guest house.

The hosts Elaine and Martin really go out if their way to welcome you. We were offered (and accepted!) some chocolate cake and proper tea on arrival.

Mike Williams - 6th May, 2016
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Welcoming Boutique Hotel In Heart Of Torquay
We were greated by Elaine & Martin with a lovely cuppa and piece of homemade chocates cake .. After checking with sat out on the patio enjoying the sun and prosecco!! A very relaxed atmosphere .. Rooms were very clean and comfortable and breakfast was superb .. Definately come back and would highly recommend .

Anna Payne - 4th Apr, 2016
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Very Accommadating Hosts
A very pleasant 2 night stay over Easter, with an excellent freshly cooked breakfast on both days, thank you for being so helpful & friendly.

Mr. Andy Walker - 28th Mar, 2016
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Response from Hotel
It was nice to meet you both, sorry we could not do anything about the weather! Hope to see you again sometime

Lovely Stay At The Hillcroft.
We had a lovely stay at the Hillcroft. We went to Torquay for a concert . The Hillcroft is in a great position for Torquays amenities and seafront, just 10 minutes walk to the concert hall. The room we stayed in was very comfortable, our hosts, Martyn and Elaine were very helpful, we were greeted with homemade cake. We would stay here again

Lisa Johns - 16th Nov, 2015
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Highly Recommended
Our stay at the Hillcroft began before we left home with a text received asking for our ETA and warning us of road works en route. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by Elaine and Martyn who provided coffee and home made cake within minutes. Everything about our five night stay was excellent - our suite which comprised a four poster bedroom, lounge and bathroom; the full English breakfast which really did set us up for the day; and above all Elaine and Martyn themselves who did everything to ensure we had an enjoyable stay, offering excellent advice on local amenities and best ways to get there, they were the friendliest of hosts. The Hillcroft is highly recommended.

Eric Nicholas - 31st Aug, 2015
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Friendly & welcoming hosts coupled with quality rooms and fine attention to detail make this a memorable place to stay.. We would certainly return to this venue if the opportunity arose.

Dennis Rudge - 22nd Aug, 2015
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Excellent Stay In Boutique Hotel
Accomodation excellent, location excellent, Owners very welcoming, helpful and hospitable, wonderful breakfast - could not fault our stay would definitely return

Cathrine Willson - 5th Aug, 2015
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We had a 5 star two night stay at 'The Hillcroft'. From the tea and homemade cake provided when we arrived after a long hot car journey to the printed half marathon route map Martyn produced on Sunday morning nothing was too much trouble. There was a lovely choice for breakfast and what we had was fresh, very tasty and promptly delivered. Our room was very comfortable and clean and all that we needed. We had a very relaxing stay and can't thank Martyn and Elaine enough.

Mrs. Debbie Comer - 13th Jul, 2015
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Lovely Place
Gorgeous place to stay the decor was beautiful and breakfast had everything you could want,nothing was to much trouble,would definatly return.

Teresa Pedley - 25th Jun, 2015
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The hotel was lovely the rooms was amazing and food was great.the owners was lovely and friendly and made are stay lovely ,would definitely go back again .

Sonya Burnell - 16th Jun, 2015
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2 Night Stay
Made very welcome, not just at the start but throughout. Nothing too much trouble for either Elaine or Martin. Themed rooms quite distinctive. Bit of a hike down to town but would definitely stay there again if in Torbay area.

Mr. Peter Morgan - 4th Jun, 2015
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Unique B&b With Lovely Owners
lovely b&b with in walking distance of the harbour, unique in its style and good sizeable rooms, we stopped in the India suite.. And my parents stopped in the double next door, they organised the rooms so we had the whole ground floor to ourselves. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.. Breakfast was very good with a good choice from fresh fruit to full English. Will def be back and recomend to all!

Elizabeth Spencer - 2nd Jun, 2015
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Can\'t Wait To Come Back
It's run by a couple who are lovely. We dealt with Martyn more bug it was lovely that we had mentioned we'd just got engaged and that's why we booked the penthouse and there on the table from them both was an engagement card. How thoughtful, obviously really care about their guests and Individual reasons for staying. Breakfast was lovely wity juices and cerials and fruit then a menu to choose what you wanted hot (poached eggs, full Breakfast, omelette etc) which was delicious. As soon as we arrived we were given cake and coffee while filling out the form and given room key. It has 5 rooms but you don't feel on top dog each other or like rooms are really close. We did have penthouse which was whole of top floor though. Love to come back. Love the idea of themed rooms so if we do go back be like staying in another place. There is valid, provance, tuscany etc.

Zoe Squire - 1st Jun, 2015
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A Pleasure
Really enjoyed our stay. Martyn and Elaine were the best of hosts and couldn't do enough to make our visit something special .

Rooms very clean, all rooms have their own unique theme. Must try the vegetarian breakfast even if you are a meat eater.

Will definitely be our first choice when returning to Torquay.

Mr. martin gill - 27th May, 2015
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Perfect Hotel For A Lovely Weekend
Had a lovely stay as part of the recent bank holiday. The owners were so very welcoming with fresh cake on arrival! The hotel is beautiful inside with great facilities. We stayed in the penthouse suite which is like staying in a little flat. The location is ideal for the city centre too. Great stay - comes highly recommended! Thank you x

Victoria Eyre - 8th May, 2015
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Great Stay
Lovely hotel. With very nice owners.we stayed in the penthouse suite which was amazing. Definately return again soon hopefully.

Chris Haskins - 27th Apr, 2015
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Lovely Hotel
Was a really nice hotel , loved the room decor , great breakfast

Mr. John Clemens - 27th Apr, 2015
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Hillcroft Hotel, Torquay
Good quiet location near centre of Torquay, helpful and friendly, clean attractive rooms.

Sian Griffiths - 13th Apr, 2015
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Honeymoon Break
We would highly recommend The Hillcroft for a short break in Torquay. The hotel offers a friendly welcome, great facilities and food. Our room was lovely.

Mr. Chris Dyche - 12th Apr, 2015
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Excellent Hotel
No complaints at all, friendly and helpful, great room and top breakfast.

Highly recommend

Mike Wyatt - 19th Mar, 2015
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Perfect Place To Stay
Greated by warm staff who provided complementary tea & coffee once shown to the wonderful suite.

The India suit was much more than we imagined, the bed some comfy as well as impressive & the lounge area was perfect place to relax after seeing family in torquay. Easy free parking & a great location to both town & sea/harbour made this reasonably priced, boutique b&b just what we were hoping for and would definatly come back.

Aimi Beaven - 8th Mar, 2015
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Business Trip
If you are looking for a hotel other than the big brands, worth a try, family run with high standards. large comfortable rooms, Breakfast was fresh and hot and good Wifi connection, limited parking, promenade and town 5min walk. I will return next time in area.

Stephen Morris - 30th Jan, 2015
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Indian Suite
Wonderful, friendly owners. Nothing was too much trouble. Very welcoming and hospitable. Immaculately clean and five star facilities. Definitely value for money

Malcolm Ryall - 1st Jan, 2015
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Night Away
Very nice place, parking was ok but a bit of a squeeze to get in with a large 4x4. Lovely room, a little cold in November but nevermind. Good nights sleep apart from being cold in the room, soft mattress and squeaky bed!!! Breakfast was ok but unable to add an extra sausage even though it was supposed to be cooked from fresh?? Would go back one day.

Matthew Iliff - 20th Nov, 2014
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Something Different In Torquay
Stayed in "Bali" and really enjoyed the experience.Great location for Torquay town centre,really friendly hosts and a lovely breakfast-what more would you want?

MICHAEL TAYLOR - 11th Nov, 2014
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Great Stay
We had a great stay for our silver wedding anniversary. Lovely room, a very tasty breakfast and friendly service.

Nigel Cooper - 28th Sep, 2014
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Stylish Stay
This is a guest house with a difference. What sets it apart from many other establishments is the interior design with guest rooms and the communal areas being decorated and furnished in a variety of 'asiatic' styles. In addition I and my partner found the bed to be very comfortable ensuring a sound sleep and the choice and quality of food at breakfast would be hard to improve on. The hosts, who had only be managing the venue for several weeks, were very welcoming and helped as locate the cinema for the film we wished to see.

Peter Kingsbury - 14th Sep, 2014
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Hillcroft Torquay
Just a one night stop over but great welcome, cool room/suite in The India suite (shame about the view, which isn't bad but it's a basement suite looking up to the garden), fab breakfast - try the srambled eggs with smoked salmon - and thats coming from a chef!! Nice place hope it does well, would highly recommend well above some of the other dated B7B's available in Torquay

Colin Gray - 10th Sep, 2014
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Boutique B&b
Quirky boutique B&B. Quiet location but just a few minutes walk to town centre shopping area, marina or beach. Clean, comfortable, interesting place to stay. On-site parking and small garden area. Friendly and helpful hosts.

Stephen Thomson - 9th Sep, 2014
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Our Stay
Very welcome and warmly run Hotel with great rooms and breakfast

Glenn Lobb - 7th Sep, 2014
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Unique Boutique B&b
The description of this B&B was certainly no exaggeration. Each room was beautifully decorated. We stayed in the India Suite and had 3 restful nights on a luxurious 4 poster bed. Our friendly hosts Martyn & Elaine had only just taken over running The Hillcroft but you would never have known,. Breakfast was delicious, including fresh fruit salad with blueberries and pomegranate. Elaine's omelettes are fantastic. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone to stay here.

Aiko Abbas - 4th Sep, 2014
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Highly Recommended
I found the room to be very clean with good quality furniture and a unique style rare in hotels these days. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and provided an excellent brakfast in the morning. Would certainly stay there again.

Mr. Robbie Oneill - 2nd Sep, 2014
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Great Place
We spent a few days at the hillcroft last week and had a lovely time. We stayed in the Provence suite which was really lovely. Having a separate living room area was a real bonus. The hotel was very very clean and the bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in on holiday. The owners were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend a stay at the hillcroft.

Mrs. Donna Tokeley - 26th Aug, 2014
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Perfect In Every Way
My partner and I stayed here for three nights and we could not fault anything.

Martin & Elaine made us feel instantly welcome and nothing was too much trouble.

Breakfast was very well organised & also delicious!

The rooms are of a very high standard and immaculate.

The beds were so comfortable we could have stayed there forever.

Debbie Mansey - 22nd Aug, 2014
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Loved Stay
Loved our stay, very welcoming and helpful, would highly recommend

Ross Grimson - 16th Aug, 2014
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Excellent Stay
We had a brilliant time, the bed linen was beautiful, the room was luxurious and the breakfast was delicious. Very lovely hosts so friendly and welcoming. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

Kirsty Wood - 6th Aug, 2014
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Three Nights In July 2014
We stayed in the Provence Suite at the top of the house. Everything was immaculate and not a spot of dust to be found.It is well worth to pay a little extra to have a suite of rooms.

I think car parking could be a problem as only a small car park at the rear, not big enough to accommodate all the cars if the hotel was full and there are yellow lines in the surrounding roads.

Breakfast was beautifully cooked and presented, our only complaint is that it is only served until 915am, other establishments offer a much later time.

Marian Ley - 20th Jul, 2014
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What A Wonderful Hotel!
You are looking for a special place to stay? Then we highly recommend The Hillcroft. Really lovely hotel. Very good service. Many thanks to the owners.

Manfred Haeussler - 16th Jul, 2014
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The hotel was in a perfect location located near torquay, was great to be in walking distance. Hotel was very clean and we felt very at home. Couldnt have asked for anything else to be on the menu for breakfast was a great selection. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Serena Workman - 15th Jul, 2014
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The Best
Stayed in the penthouse suite, unbelievably great, Owners so friendly and helpful and what a great breakfast to start the day.

Tony Foster - 11th Jul, 2014
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Stayed at the hillcroft on saturday the 21st of june and had a fantastic one night stay was welcomed at the door at check in and was given parking instructions had a quick check in then went off to enjoy torquay which was all brilliantly accessible from the hillcroft wheither it was beach or town centre both was really close.cannot fault our stay here from cleanliness of rooms to friendliness of hosts nothing was too much trouble will certainly recommend a stay at the hillcroft and will myself be returning

Louise Bailey - 23rd Jun, 2014
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So Friendly
The owners of Hillcroft are a delight. Very friendly and couldn't be more helpful. They have a lovely house (in a quiet area) only a short walk from the town centre and beachfront. We would definitely recommend

Nick Woodward - 6th May, 2014
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tea and cake on arrival. the room was excellent as was the in room breakfast. Very relaxing weekend. I even proposed and she said yes so will always be a special place for us.

Mr. Wayne Dungey - 25th Mar, 2014
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A Great Place
We found the hillcroft to be very friendly and clean. For our needs its positioning was perfect just a short walk from the centre of town. Our room was well equipped with a modern tv, dvd player, kettle and wifi. Also the design and up keep of the room was to a very high standard. We enjoyed a cooked breakfast on our stay and this too was very good. All in all an excellent place to stay. Thank you.

Mr. Andrew James - 26th Oct, 2013
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A very pleasant overnight stay, we had 3 rooms all of which were clean, comfortable and tastefully furnished. Our hosts were very welcoming, extremely helpful and attentive. The English breakfast was cooked to perfection. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending a stay here.

Mr. Bryan Hotston - 24th Oct, 2013
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The Hillcroft
Lovely accommodation and hosts made us feel really welcome. Highly recommended!

Miss. Jennifer Lowe - 1st Oct, 2013
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An Unforgettable Experience
Great hotel - friendly, professional service, good food, and a lovely room.The perfect place to return to each day of our break. We would definitely recommend it, and hope to visit again soon! James and Dan.

Mr. James Edgar - 24th Sep, 2013
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Lovely hotel and really friendly staff.

Miss. Claire Davies - 20th Aug, 2013
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Home From Home With Special Touches
It was lovely to be greeting by a smiling face. First impressions when you walked through the door into the hallway was the wood panelling which was lovely. We were taken into the bar for a sit down, which was a lovely room which opened up onto the light and airy breakfast room, high ceilings, beautiful cornices, what you would expect in an English villa. We were treated to tea and a slice of cake. our room, which was The Penthouse Suite was at the top of the building and totally private. It was a very pleasant surprise to discover that the lounge , bathroom & bedroom were all proper separate rooms, rather then what a lot of hotels do and just fit all three into one room. It was excellent having a separate lounge as after a long day out you could relax properly and my husband likes to stop up late watching TV which he could do to his hearts content, there was an additional TV in the bedroom aswell. The lounge was light & airy with neutral soft sofa and chair, modern large slimline LED TV. Various choice of teas, coffee and chocolate and bottled water was freely available as biscuits aswell. Lovely antique wooden furniture in the room and a very much appreciated fan as we were there in the heatwave. The bathroom was very large with walls and openings done in stone. Nice overhead shower and if needed free shower gel, hand lotion, soaps, shower caps, sewing kits, lovely large towels and bath robes, tasteful ornaments and it was nice that thought has been taken for ladies at that certain time of the month (hope this was eloquently put. The bedroom was really large with an extremely soft mattress, extra pillows and blankets were available in the room if needed. Tissues boxes were in the bedroom and bathroom, lovely antique bedroom furniture. A thoroughly wonderful stay, only one teeny grumble breakfast was too early 8.30 to 9.15 at w/ends & 8.30 to 9.00 weekdays. Good choice of all breakfast options. Run by a lovely friendly couple. Would come again as it was a lovely.

Mrs. Lisa Hill - 21st Jul, 2013
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Happy Times Were Had
Had a wonderful stay at The Hillcroft. Upon arrival we given a cup of tea and some cake, we were made to feel really welcome. We slept very well there, the bed was one of the best we've slept in, bar our own. Breakfast was top notch. A good choice of fresh fruit, yogurt and cereals to start with. Then a choice of something cooked. We had the full English a couple of times, and poached eggs and scrambled eggs on toast. All was good, but the bacon especially was of a high standard! Would highly recommend staying here.

Mr. Simon Williams - 3rd Jul, 2013
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Enjoyable Stay
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Hillcroft. Would definitely stay again if we are ever back in Torquay. Stuart and Karen are great hosts, thoughtful and helpful with local knowledge. Number 7 fish restaurant was a great tip, would go back there too.

Mr. Peter Stonehouse - 4th Nov, 2012
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Everything And More
We were absolutely delighted with our stay here. Stuart, Karen & Alice were wonderful warm friendly helpful hosts. The room was a treasure, breakfast was delicious and Stuart is an amazing person to talk to. We loved our stay here and as Torquay was closed, we shall have to come back again and bring our friends this time. Thank you very much V&J

Mr. Vrien De Geest - 18th Sep, 2012
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Thank You
Lovely hotel, really enjoyed our stay. Very comfortable and nice little touches. Breakfast was exceptional. Would have liked to stay longer.

Mrs. Ruby Newcombe - 20th Aug, 2012
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Excellent Stay!!
Very pleasant stay with comfortable & clean room, carefully prepared breakfast, and excellent staff who were always happy to help with our requests.

Ms. Ayumi Tanaka - 14th Aug, 2012
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This was a fantastic relaxing stay in a beautiful hotel, we booked the penthouse suite which was the whole top floor, it was very spacious, private and nights sleep weve had in years. Stuart and Karen were extremely kind and helpfull, we were provided fresh filtered coffee and cake on arrival which was a pleasent welcome, after a slight hiccup with the taxi, Stuart drove us into town where we enjoyed a nice dinner and got t taxi back no problems costing £3.90. The breakfast was delicious and filling, cooked and served but Stuart and Karen. We will be returning for another fantastic stay in the future. Overall we felt this hotel had a lovely personal touch and a cut above the rest, nothing seemed too much. Thank you

Miss. Harriet Millington - 8th Jul, 2012
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Great Stay
Can highly recommend this hotel. Very helpful and welcoming. Lovely room very comfortable. Delicious breakfast!

Ms. Emma Davies - 5th Nov, 2011
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Great B & B
Good position...friendly welcome by Stuart and Karen..gave helpful ideas where to eat and sightsee..lovely big room....short walk to harbour for dinner..enjoyed our stay in Torquay...Agatha Christie exhibition at Totquay Museum..

Mrs. Margaret & Bruce Jackson - 1st Oct, 2011
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Simply The Best
Thought The Hillcroft was Simply the Best. In a brilliant position quiet but only a ten minute walk to the town centre of Torquay. Our room was lovely and we had a brilliant view of the church and surrounding country side in the distance. Excellent breakfast all cooked to orde. It made a lovely change from the hustle and bustle of a packed busy hotel. Owners were lovely and hospitable, the place was spotless with some lovely touches such as white dressing gowns and supplied toiletries which were of good quality. We will be going back. Julie and Glan Stoke-on-Trent

Mrs. Julie Bourne - 31st Jul, 2011
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Wonderful Hillcroft
Spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated, we were in the Tuscany room which was spacious. The owners are very welcoming, providing useful local information including personal restaurant recommendations. Fabulous breakfast provided with friendly, efficient service. Just a short walk down the hill to the town centre and sea front.

Mr. Jeremy Moorcroft - 23rd Jul, 2011
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The Hillcroft
had a fab weekend stay. A bright clean alternative to the seaside BB. A beautiful clean well serviced room with a theme.

Breakfast served as you like it with personal service . We tried the treatments on offer too WOW it was a fab experience. Stuart shared his knowledge of good places to eat which made our weekend go with a swing. Thanks I am sure we will be back.

Mrs. Sandra Mir - 5th Jul, 2011
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Attractions - The Hillcroft

Torquay Centre - Town Centre

Torquay Centre - Town Centre

Distance 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
Known as Queen of the Riviera in Victorian times Torquay possesses some of the best of the English weather and most sought after beaches. Stroll along the palm lined promenade watching the rows of graceful Victorian terraces and white villas pass you by or just lay by the almost tropical beaches as the sea gently rolls in. Enjoy an entertaining nightlife presenting theatres, pubs, night clubs and quality Continental foods from all around the world. Weather youre looking for Cantonese, Thai, Indian, Italian, Spanish or even specialist seafood bistros and traditional cuisine tempt your taste buds in the English Riviera.

Torquay United Football Club - Football Club

Torquay United Football Club - Football Club

Distance 0.86 miles (1.38 km)
In May 1985, just six days after the Bradford Stadium fire, a third of the old grandstand was destroyed during an early morning blaze. Nobody was hurt, but as a result, the grounds capacity fell to below 5,000. In the few years after the fire the ground saw little change. During the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, Plainmoor has finally seen some major changes. The old Mini Stand made way for the all-seating Family Stand, which also houses offices, the boardroom and the club shop, as well as the pub and restaurant Boots and Laces, and the 200 Club bar.