Travelodge Hotel Torquay UK Factsheet

Where is the Travelodge Hotel in Torquay?

The Torquay Travelodge Hotel is situated on Newton Road, Torquay, which is in the county of Devon, in the Southwest of England within the United Kingdom

The postcode for the Torquay Travelodge is TQ2 5BZ

Travelodge Torquay Hotel – Book Now

The Torquay Travelodge is very close to the town’s Torre Railway Station.

National Rail Enquiries – Station facilities for Torre

The Travelodge is just over a mile from Torquay’s Seafront and Harbour.

On a review site, it was noted that you could get a taxi into Torquay Town for £5.

The number 12 bus stops outside of the hotel and you can get to Torquay Seafront, Paignton and Brixham on this bus. We utilised this service a few times.

12 Bus Route & Timetable: Newton Abbot – Brixham | Stagecoach (stagecoachbus.com)

Some useful information on the Torquay Travelodge.

It is always a good idea to check out blogs, reviews and YouTube before you book any accommodation.

Although we had stayed here many years ago it is always worth checking again as things change.

On trip advisor, as of the 20th of August 2021, this was their rating out of 1093 reviews

Excellent   50%

Very Good 23%

Average     14%

Poor           6%

Terrible      8%

Which I am very comfortable with based on the fact that people seem quick to moan, so you don’t capture many of the content guests.

What are the room facilities of the Torquay Travelodge?

We booked a King room at the Torquay Travelodge.

Towels and bedding are included as are tea, coffee and toiletries.

TV with Freeview.

USB and plug sockets

Fan in room

Hairdryers and irons are available on request I will discuss the room further in my review below.

What are the general facilities?

Restaurant

  • There is an onsite bar and restaurant
  • Serving breakfasts and evening meals

Parking

  • There is limited onsite parking
  • Parking charges are £4 per 24 hours.
  • There is also an overflow car park at the back of the hotel.
  • Check with reception if there is guest parking reduction

The hotel is pet-friendly.

  • Although there were no grassy areas for dogs around the hotel.

I will discuss the restaurant and parking further in my review below.

My review of the Torquay Travelodge.

Our stay at the Torquay Travelodge was from Friday 3rd September 2021 till Monday 6th September 2021.

The stay was booked in late March 2021and we paid a total of £236.97 for the 3 nights, this included the extra cost of early check-in (£10), late check out (£10) and Wi-Fi (£9).

We saved £5.92 on the cost of £236.97, by going through the website Quidco, before landing at the Travelodge site. I will pop more information about Quidco and other potential ways to save money below. The cashback for this from Quidco only just hit my account in December 2021 (this is not unusual).

Check-in

We had paid extra for early check-in (£10), so we were able to check-in at midday. Leaving us the afternoon to explore Torquay. If you don’t pay for early check-in, then the check-in time is 3pm.

The manager checked us in and he was really helpful. He explained that the restaurant and bar were open from 5pm and that if we needed anything like tea, coffee, towels or whatever just to ask.

Parking

We arrived just after midday and there were a few parking spaces available outside the front of the Hotel, but they were quite tight. There is further parking outside the back of the hotel, they might be better if you have a larger car.

The car park is pay and display. There is only a machine at the front, so if you park in the car park at the rear of the hotel, you need to come through the building to pay.

You can pay by cash or by phone. It is £4 per 24 hours and reception has change if required. We discussed with the manager the fact that we were there for 3 days plus a few hours (which as below we weren’t in the end), he advised us to pay the £12 and he would make a note on our account (so we didn’t have to pay for a 4th 24 hours, just for a few hours.

We planned our trip to walk into Torquay and use the bus to get to Paignton and Brixham, so we didn’t have to worry about if there was a parking space on our return or not, but to be honest, there always seemed to be parking at the rear of the hotel.

Having a bus stop right outside the front of the hotel was a massive bonus, meaning we didn’t have to use our car for the duration of our stay.

Our room

We were quite shocked when we opened the door to our room, it was tiny! Where on earth was all of our stuff going to go!!!

Our room was a double room and contained a King Bed, open hanging space (with shelf above) and a desk with a chair.

But we managed to get organised and there was room under the bed for our bags which helped.

There was a large TV mounted on the wall with Freeview, so a reasonable amount of channel choices. The volume on the remote was fixed, which we’ve never had anywhere before, it was a bit of a pain to be honest, if we needed to put the fan on, we couldn’t hear the TV!

The king-sized bed was super comfortable. On arrival, there was just a sheet on the bed and the duvet was away in a zipped bag. I presume this is as not everyone wants to use the duvet?!?

In relation to towels, there were 2 bath sheets and 1 other smaller towel (so either a hand towel or bath mat), so we bought a cheap hand towel from Primark, while in town. In retrospect, we should have just asked reception for an additional towel!

Cleanliness

Absolutely no issues, the room, bedding, bathroom and all pubic areas were well maintained and clean.

Wi-Fi

As above we had prepaid our Wi-Fi at a cost of £9 for the 3 nights.

For what I needed the Wi-Fi was pretty rubbish, luckily I had topped up my O2 dongle before the trip! There was no access to Facebook or YouTube with the hotel Wi-Fi, so I could only check emails and basic web searches (which might be ok for many people).

Restaurant

On the first night, exhausted after walking miles around Torquay, we decided to eat at the hotel’s restaurant. We shared a huge pizza and a portion of chips, at a cost of £12.95, so a bargain!

Travelodge evening menu

We had breakfast in the restaurant on our last morning, it was buffet style and average-ish!! It did the job. It was unlimited food and drink. We paid as we entered the restaurant.

Travelodge breakfast menu

Check out

We had also paid extra for a late check out (£10), which would have given us until 2pm as opposed to midday. We didn’t make use of it in the end though as decided to head to Paignton Zoo after leaving the Travelodge and before heading to our next destination, which was a lovely lodge just inside of Cornwall.

More about the Zoo in a later factsheet and YouTube video.

Overall opinion

The location of the hotel, the ability to park, having a bus stop outside and a super comfortable bed, meant that overall, this hotel was a win and one that we would recommend if you were visiting the area.

What is there to do in Torquay?

Please check out our full factsheet on what there is to do in Torquay, coming soon. There will also be an accompanying video at Ears and Ideas.

But overall I absolutely loved Torquay, it was one of the highlights of the places in the Southwest that we visited in the summer of 2021.

Where to visit from the Torquay Travelodge?

Paignton

Brixham

There will also be factsheets and videos on Paignton and Brixham coming soon.

Can you get discounts on the Torquay Travelodge?

Tesco Clubcard deals

If you are new to Tesco Clubcard deals, I have written an article to help you. I use my vouchers for a mixture of hotel stays and Hoseason Holiday discounts. How your grocery shopping can help pay for your travels! – Ears and Ideas

Quidco

We saved £5.92 on the cost of £236.97, by going through the website Quidco, before landing at the Travelodge site.

As above if you are new to Quidco, I have written an article. But basically, if you are a member (free and paid memberships) just by going through their site you can get cashback. I have received almost £500 in the past few years. Save Money On Your Next Trip – Ears and Ideas

TopCashBack

The final one I would suggest you check out is TopCashBack, again I have written an article if you’re new to this site, it works in the same way as Quidco. Want to get your next trip cheaper? – Ears and Ideas

It is also worth checking if there are vouchers or cash back available for activities you might want to do during your trip.

All information was correct and links were active when the post was written in November of 2021.

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