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The Orestone Manor

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On the coastal road from Torquay to Shaldon this Georgian retreat is set in landscaped gardens near Torquay and offers some of the finest accommodation and dining in South Devon. Stylishly refurbished as a Boutique Hotel, the Orestone provides comfortable, luxurious rooms, The New Brunel Lounge Bar, Lounge areas, Conservatory casual Dinning and an excellent main restaurant. Located in the rural village of Maidencombe on the fringe of Torquay, it has stunning views across the Torbay coastline and Lyme Bay. From from light bites, Afternoon Cream Teas, Lumches including locally caught fish and hand cut chips the choice is most satisfying. Alfresco dining can be enjoyed on the sun terrace with cracking menus and wonderful views. An award winning restaurant provides a little more sophistication for lunch or dinner if preferred! The terrace and conservatory are perfect places for an impromptu break from daily life, no need to dress up - casuals and walking boots welcome!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Exeter Airport27 km
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had been given the gift of Afternoon Tea for two at this hotel and booked in advance, telling them that we would have our 3 year old grand-daughter with us. The hotel was easy to find, in a beautiful setting and with private parking...More

Thank Lesley B
Response from orestone, Manager at The Orestone ManorResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, we are very proud of our afternoon tea, everything is home made and we are glad that you enjoyed the delicious offerings! Do come again one day!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We followed up an offer in the Daily Telegraph,and discovered this gem in Dorset.Beautiful house,plenty of peace and quiet and very good service. The staff were all very friendly and obliging,the bedrooms beautiful too, and the food delicious.A real find !More

4  Thank Barry G
Response from orestone, Manager at The Orestone ManorResponded 10 August 2018

Please accept our apologies for not responding to this review sooner, especially since you took the time to give us a very favourable one! We do appreciate it when our guests take the trouble to write lovely things about us, so thank you very much....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff were friendly and helpful. The building is old being the grand country home of Brunel’s brother-in-Law, who painted a picture of Brunel which hangs in a famous London museum. The area is a conservation one, with no development, so quite interesting. It is...More

Thank Stan C
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I have just had a delightful weekend at the Orestone Manor. From the warm and friendly greeting to the last farewell, everything was wonderful. Every member of the team at this very special family run hotel, was friendly, kind and professional. The...More

Thank CaptainofFun
Response from orestone, Manager at The Orestone ManorResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a detailed review of all the services we offer, we are very glad that you enjoyed them all! We are very proud of our family run establishment in this little corner of Devon, and it...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of four & visited Orestone Manor for dinner. The service was excellent & there was a good variety of options on the menu. Two of us had starters, scallops & a beetroot & goats cheese dish, both of them excellent. We...More

Thank SPPHampshire
Response from orestone, Manager at The Orestone ManorResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review of our restaurant, we strive to provide the best possible service with fresh local ingredients on our menu, complemented by excellent wines that are hand picked by our Restaurant Manager. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day.

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chris b
12 August 2018|
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Response from sgalty | Reviewed this property |
We had half-board arrangement, but I suspect about £12-15 per head. Cooked breakfast was good, buffet disappointing in range and quality. Nowhere local to walk to for breakfast, so I would think you would need to drive to... More
Angela D
27 July 2017|
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Response from DawlishAK | Reviewed this property |
It won't be far. A few miles. It is on the road between Torquay and Teignmouth,
29 January 2017|
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Response from KenG927 | Reviewed this property |
It would be a great shame if they allowed dogs in this very quaint hotel especially during the Winter trailing in all the mud. The grounds are for the enjoyment of guests not for dog walks. It is very hilly so should you... More
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"We would advise approaching from Torquay as the turning from the main road is difficult from the Shaldon..."
6 days ago
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"Go for room 2 the orinal owners room - spacious, great views and abit quaint - but nor luxurious"
6 days ago
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"book early all rooms are good"
1 week ago
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"Have a look trough their choice of themed rooms"
4 weeks ago
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US$101 - US$320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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