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Meadfoot Sea Road, Torquay TQ1 2LQ England
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 87 hotels in Torquay
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
The Marstan Hotel is an elegant mid-Victorian Villa peacefully located along Meadfoot Sea Road in a conservation area. The harbour and town are approximately ten minutes walk with the blue flag awarded Meadfoot Beach and its stunning views being less than five minutes on foot. An extensive refurbishment program saw The Marstan achieve a five-star guesthouse rating in 2007. In keeping with the period of the building, the hotel is traditionally furnished with antiques complemented with modern amenities such as contemporary bathrooms, flat screen televisions, wifi and ipod docking stations. The Marstan is the only five star guesthouse in Torquay to benefit from a combination of an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and a licensed bar. The owners and staff endeavor to provide an attentive and personal service without being intrusive, with the aim of creating a luxury boutique hotel ambiance.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Stephen J wrote a review 19 Sep
Birmingham, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed from 6th Sept-12th with my wife. The hotel is elegant and very clean. Pool area is lovely too. Jackie and Nick are fantastic and knowledgeable hosts, very kind and chatty. The breakfast menu is lovely and the quality of the food is outstanding. Absolutely 10/10 would recommend to anyone 😊💙
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
trouserpie wrote a review Aug 2020
12 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Where to start with what was a lovely week in the sun staying at The Marstan with the lovely family Nick,Jackie,Pipa and Winter the 🐈 We were made to feel so welcome in this beautiful 5 Star Guest House With add ons with the Hot 🔥 Tub and Swimming Pool and might i say a well stocked bar 🍸 which again was a bonus. (Some cracking whiskeys) The breakfast was all fresh and cooked perfectly and Jackie,Pipa and team looked after all our complicated requests to which nothing was a problem. As fantastic as the week at the Marstan was we all agreed it was like hanging round with friends in a very beautiful Guest house. Also in the current pandemic all covid guidelines adhered to making us all feeling safe. The location was perfect in a quiet place 10 minutes walk from the Marina. Also you can rely on Pipa to give you A full tourist information lowdown with a smile at breakfast if required. If we required any additional items they were more than happy to meet our demands. To finish off lovely family fantastic guest house equals 1 brill holiday at the Marstan well done Jackie,Nick and Pipa missing the hot tub and double hennesy already DOH All the Best the Cardwells
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Stuart B wrote a review 11 Sep
Norwich, United Kingdom36 contributions16 helpful votes
Only stayed for one night , from the minute we walked in we we're made to feel welcome. We we're given tips on places to eat and a local map of the area. The harbour area of which is about 15/20mins walk , here you'll find plenty of gift shops and places to eat. If you turn right out of the hotel 5/10 mins walk brings you to the beach area , we arrived late so tide was in but still lovely to look out to sea. Breakfast service and ingredients we're fantastic. Very clean hotel lovely little room comfy bed only noise to be heard was the odd owl of which was lovely to hear. I'd highly recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
wayne h wrote a review Aug 2021
liverpool46 contributions66 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights as part of a multi town holiday, wish we had booked for longer.. Marstan is a lovely place, brilliantly located close to Torquay marina, many beach's, shops and restaurants... But far enough for a nice quiet sleep. Our room was lovely, very clean and comfy bed.. Our hosts were brilliant, friendly and very helpful.. And breakfast was gorgeous.. Thanks so much for a lovely stay, hope to return
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jim B wrote a review Jul 2021
Leeds, United Kingdom104 contributions102 helpful votes
Just had three nights at the Marston and had a great time, our room was very big, but we had upgraded. The lovely people running the Marstan couldn’t do enough for us, they were really nice and helpful. The jacuzzi was very hot, it felt great in it and the pool cooled us down on the red hot sunny days we were there. The breakfast was excellent as well.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
US$91 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Marstan
Which popular attractions are close to The Marstan?
Nearby attractions include Torquay Harbour (Inner Dock) (0.6 miles), Meadfoot Beach (0.2 miles), and Torquays Dinosaur World (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Marstan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Marstan?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Marstan?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Marstan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Vienna Restaurant, Ollies, and The Waddling Duck Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Marstan?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Marstan?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Torre Abbey (1.3 miles), Oldway Mansion (2.4 miles), and English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark (0.6 miles).