Guest Reviews...


Amazing hosts from start to finish. Just what I needed as a solo traveller. Nothing was too much trouble. Sumptuous breakfast, with an abundance of fresh fruit. Dietary requirements catered for easily. Thank you once again.

- S.E. from Hartlepool - (08/04/2019)


2018-09-16 Reservation Number1217360614Your reviews page
  • Relaxing atmosphere with a warm welcome, excellent breakfast, and very comfortable bed.
  • Every now and again, will come up with an absolute gem of a place to stay, and this is one of those. You can expect a wonderful warm welcome at Crimdon Dene. The whole place is perfectly clean and appointed, and the hosts were so helpful throughout my week-long stay. Though I arrived very early, and only expected to put down my bags until later, I was able to check in to my beautiful en-suite room after a complimentary orange juice from the bar (which I needed to perk me up after my six hour journey). Best breakfast I've had anywhere, done to order exactly how I wanted it, because they took the time to find out. I was even able to get a needle and thread to repair a dress partway through the week. At the end of my stay, the host drove me to the train station with my luggage. Aside from that, Crimdon Dene is ideally situated for Torre Abbey, a short walk away from the station, and a stroll through the park to the sea front leading onto the town and shops. There is also a bus stop nearby for those who are less mobile which is very handy as Torquay has excellent public transport links, so it is easy to get to all the nearby pretty towns. Few places impress me enough to make me sure to visit again, but Crimdon Dene is definitely one of them. I will be back.
  • I honestly couldn't think of anything that was amiss here. The hosts know their business well, so you can just relax and enjoy your stay.

- Philippa, Brook from SHEFFIELD - (16/09/2018)


2018-10-04 Reservation Number1382012744 Your reviews page
Wonderful, Host was very polite and helpful, b/fast and service was excellent. Will be staying again, This is the best single room l have stayed in. Clean and spacious and a bonus to have on suite facilities, Host was great too. Fantastic selection of fruits, choose from a great choice of cooked B/fasts too, plenty of tea or coffee toast you name it. GREAT
To be honest l could not fault it. No hesitation in recommending it to family and friends. Looking forward to staying there again.
Staff 10.0 Facilities 10.0 Cleanliness 10.0
Comfort 10.0 Location 10.0 Value for money 10.0

- Joy Dwyer from HARPENDEN, ENGLAND - (10/04/2018)

Thank you for looking after us so well, and all the great breakfasts, had a great time as usual, thanks for every thing see you next year. Love Jan x x

- jan from michigan - (June2009)

You were both fantastic hosts thanks for every thing.  Aimee & David

- Aimee / David from Halesowen - (11thApril 09 -13th April 09)

Fantastic service, very welcoming, great breakfast . from Teone & Karen

- TEONE/KAREN from SURREY - (10thApril 09 -13th APRIL 09)


- Stuart/Elaine/kyle/Jessica from HUDDERSFIELD - (5th APRIL 09 -12th APRIL 09)

Dear Margaret & John Many thanks for your excellent hospitality during the week, weve had a really enjoyable stay and look forward to coming back for a 4th stay,  thanks from the geography crew.

Thanks for another great week and for looking after us so well -----Trev

Margaret & John are stars thank you for your kindness ----- Louise Mullins

Great stay , Great food, GREAT !! ------ Aurun

Amazing stay , your kindness & sheer determination for all to have a pleasant & enjoyable stay the food was amazing BETTER than Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsay & the most comfortable bed ever.------ Reece

more messages like these from  Angela, Helena, Leanne, Chloe, julius & Stephen are displayed in our visitors book. & card display.

- school goegraphy field course from - (9th nov-13th nov 2008)

another enjoyable stay looking forward to the next one  Tony & Jean

- Tony/Jean from wales - (26th oct 2008)

Thanks Margaret & John loved our room we will be back.

- Brenda/Alan from Redruth Cornwall - (29TH SEPT 2008)

We are leaving again with tears in our eyes, thankyou  Margaret & John for another lovely stay, thanks for all.

- klaus & Helga from Breman Germany - (29TH Aug 08 - 13th Sept 08)

  Spotlessly clean exellant food and host,  Thank you for making our short holiday so enjoyable, beautiful clean and comfortable room and great food,                               regards Jean & Frank Newby         

- Frank & Jean from glos - (2nd sept 08 - 6th sept 08)

Margaret & John  A very big thank-you to both of you once again both of you have made our stay welcoming and enjoyable. all our love Amelia, Rob & Reece

- Rob, Amelia, Reece from birmingham - (22ND AUG 08 - 29TH AUG 08)

Thank you Margaret & John for a wonderful few days break, your welcome and hospitality are outstanding. Good luck for the future,from Maria Cassidy                                                                                                                

- Maria Cassidy from Berkshire - (17th Aug 08 -21st Aug 08)


- Ian & Tracy BORTHWICK from AYRSHIRE SCOTLAND - (8TH AUG 08 - 11TH AUG 08)

once again many thanks for a lovely holiday, see you again very soon

 love From Stuart Elaine Alison & Chloe

- Stuart, Elaine, Alison, Chloe from Huddersfield - (27th July 08 - 10th August 08)

Lovely  rooms and a very good breakfast, many thanks

- Uffe, Anette, Ellina, Ellin from Sweden - (31 July 08 - 4th August 08)

Thanks for putting up with us again,  we had a lovely time, hope we can come back again? thank you again.  Love from Margaret & Alan

- Margaret & Alan from Reading - (14th July 08 - 21st July 08)

I look forward to my 10th visit next year, you are both fantastic love to you both from Jan

- JAN from Farmington, Michigan U.S.A - (5th June 08 - 10th June 08)

 Our first time in Torquay, great time thankyou for your hospitality from Paul & family from sunny Sydney

- Paul, Rarriwuy & Gurugura from Sydney Australia - (10th July 08 - 12th July 08)

Thanks for the marvellous weekend breaks, thoroughly enjoyed myself. Scupulously clean, unsurpassed service, impeccable manners, one of the most friendliest hotels Ive ever stayed in. see you in the new year,   yours as ever Ray

- RAY from Tiverton Devon - (VARIOUS DATES 2006-2008)

Just a note to say "thank-you" for making our stay truely memorable, and your hospitality was second to none. "I just need to train Katie to do breakfasts like John take care and we will see you again soon from Darren & Katie.

- Darren & Katie from Grays - (22 May 08 - 25th May 08)