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Tusker Lodge Guest House

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Just want to say that we had a fantastic time here..me n my husband came here for a mini honeymoon..carol the owner could not do enough for us..she was lovely..our room was lovely n clean we had the king room..the bed was comfy lovely hot shower..tea n coffee facilities what more can u ask for. Breakfast consists of the usual...

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our romm was spotlessly clean, with great big comfortable bed. The breakfast was great with pleanty of choice, the bars and shops within walking distance. You will be spoilt for choice for places to eat.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a long weekend at Tusker Lodge ( soon to be renamed Bay Lodge), and spent a very pleasant time there. The location is superb literally 5 minutes walk from Torquay marina and town. Our room - number 3 though located at the rear overlooking the private car park, was quiet, cozy and tastefully decorated. The owner, Carole...

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Carole C, Owner at Tusker Lodge Guest House, responded to this review

Hi, Sorry about the lateness of the response.... It's been a long winter lol! Thank you so much for your lovely review and kind words. To think when we started this venture we thought it would just be about cooking some breakfasts and making some beds.... Haha! I enjoy offering the complimentary drink as it gives me a chance to...

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

the host was great just my wife was disabled had few straits to contend with but it was no problem. my wife had tuck I'll after I had booked the holiday other wise I would of checked first, the host was very acomerdateing thank you will stay there again when we go to Torquay.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016

It was good of the owners to allow me to check in at 8-45pm as I had to travel by coach from Manchester via London. (The expected time is really 6pm). I also had to leave at 6am so just left my keys on the table. I stayed in the top single room which faces the back , it had...

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Thank gareth919
Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

So for my budget (I was there for work) I could only afford the single with shared bathroom- this obviously is annoying but it's cleaned regularly. My room was nice but unfortunately everytime someone used their shower/toilet it would sound like a herd of screaming rhinos were having fits inside my room (not exaggerating) I worked nights and so being...

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Thank kathrinec859
Padiham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

this hotel is located very close to the harbour and main shopping street very friendly hosts excellent breakfast very large bedroom and gets seviced every day me and my husband stay at the tusker twice a year i would highly recomend this hotel to other people

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very friendly people, Carol and Debbie made my wife, myself and our dog feel very welcome. The hotel could do with updating which is work in progress, but it certainly did not impact on our stay at all. Would recommend. Very close to Torquay Marina too.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

A must unfriendly host had to move rooms as was put into the actic room but we booked a 1st floor room as i could not climb the stairs. There are severe health and safety issues... fire door propped open and rugs were placed on the floors before the stairs. Would never stay there again visit at your peril.

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Thank Debbie S
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Arrived and greeted by the lovely Carol who took time to give lots of tips on doggy friendly pubs and restaurants. The room (no 7) has the the most comfortable super king bed in the world. We slept like logs, possibly helped by the wine and sea air but undoubtedly by the humongous bed. Fab breakfast with doggy friendly staff...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tusker Lodge is a small family run guest house, offering guests a friendly and informal atmosphere. The guest house is in a superb location, with a south east facing sun-terrace overlooking Torwood Gardens and boasts free Wi-Fi and ample free parking. Tusker Lodge is only 400 meters from the harbour, the strand, shops and close to the beach and seafront. The Princess Theatre is a 15 minute walk away. Also within walking distance is the coastal path, which leads to Beacon Cove, Meadfoot, Hope Cove, Ansteys Cove, Babbacombe Beach and Oddicombe Beach. Torquay Museum is almost adjacent to the hotel and Torbay's famous Model Village is at the other end of Babbacombe Road, just a short bus ride away. Rooms are traditionally furnished, and each benefits from Freeview TV, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi. All doubles have an en suite bathroom with free toiletries, singles have shared bathroom facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tusker Lodge Guest House

Address: Guest House 533 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HQ, England (Formerly Sceptre Lodge Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: RM144 - RM326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tusker Lodge Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“All the rooms are the same .”
 of 5 bubbles dananjo, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Three storey house so if struggle with stairs ask for a lower floor.”
 of 5 bubbles jacki2372, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 - right next to car park at rear”
 of 5 bubbles darren2017, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Both single rooms are fine, the one at the front has a very good view, the one at the back is a little bigger”
 of 5 bubbles 440joed, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No 'top tip' required because everything was as we hoped for.”
 of 5 bubbles babscompton, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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