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The Elmdene

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#1 of 23 small hotels in Torquay
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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The Elmdene is a gorgeous,quality 5 star visit britain graded guest accommodation, situated on the level in a tree lined road opposite open parkland. We have six beautiful en-suite bedrooms, we offer free onsite parking and free wi-fi. We are a short level walk to the seafront, train station and conference centre. The town and harbour are within walking distance.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Adults only
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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AJ wrote a review 19 Feb
Ibstock, United Kingdom2 contributions
We visit The Elmdene with friends every year and are never disappointed, The rooms are stunning, the breakfast is second to none and nothing is too much to ask of the hosts Kim and Trev. The location is excellent, a 5 minute walk to the train station with links to nearby seaside towns to explore and regular buses running to Paignton and Brixham which are both highly recommended. We’ve already booked for next year and always look forward to our long weekend at The Elmdene. Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality Kim & Trev x
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much AJ for your fabulous review we are so pleased you all had another great stay with us here at the Elmdene it is always a pleasure to have you all here and we really appreciate your repeat bookings. Very best wishes to you all, we look forward to seeing you next year Kim & Trev Xx
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Abbie K wrote a review 19 Feb
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Fabulous as always! We visit the Elmdene every year and they never disappoint. Kim and Trev are just the best hosts, nothing is ever too much trouble and it really feels like home from home. The rooms are spotless and the beds are so comfy. I cannot recommend The Elmdene enough, if you plan to visit Torquay this is the place to stay. Only 10 mins walk to the seafront and 5mins to the train station if you want to discover the local area. The breakfasts are also amazing!!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: They have car parking on site. 10 mins to seafront 5 mins to train station In a nice quiet...
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much Abbiek for taking the time to leave us this great review, we are so pleased you all had a great time again here at the Elmdene, its always a pleasure to have you back here and we look forward to seeing you again next year very best wishes to you both Kim & Trev
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Lisa C wrote a review 18 Feb
Ibstock, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
The Elmedene should be a 10 star as it’s not only an amazing place to stay, fantastic location but the hosts Kim and Trev are just delightful and nothing is too much trouble! We come here every year with friends and are never disappointed! Kim and trev are so Friendly & Accommodating and just provide an Impeccable Service. The elmedene is spotlessly Clean and everything you’ll ever need is available and the rooms are just beautifully decorated and so comfortable. The breakfast is superb with a wide choice and only the best quality produce used. Thank you Kim and Trev for making our break so special x x
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t miss out on this gem of a place and get booked before someone else does !
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Responded 3 days ago
Well what a fabulous review Lisa thank you so much, we are both thrilled you had another great stay here at the Elmdene and thank you for booking again for next year , its always a pleasure to have you here Very best wishes to you both Kim & Trev xx
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Busara B wrote a review 15 Feb
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My favourite place to say! We come every year and it never disappoints. Rooms are gorgeous (newly decorated), great location and the hosts Kim & Trev are brilliant. Breakfast is 10/10, you don't wanna skip it! Cant wait to plan a return visit. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 5 days ago
Thank you so much Busarab 2024 it was a pleasure to have you here again we are pleased to hear you both had another great stay at the Elmdene. We look forward to your return Very best wishes Kim & Trev
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kevin H wrote a review Jan 2024
Bristol, United Kingdom2 contributions
we have visited this hotel many times, the rooms are spotless and have everything you need for a stay, Trevor and Kim the owners are so helpful and welcoming, I recomend this hotel for a great stay, we will be visiting again. Julie & Kev
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Leave the car and walk through the abby grounds top of the road to the sea front its only five...
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Response from kim ROBINSON, Owner at The Elmdene
Responded 17 Jan 2024
Thank you so much Julie & Kev for your lovely review we are so pleased you had another great stay here at the Elmdene, its always great to see lovely guests keep returning We look forward to seeing you both again in the not to distant future Very best wishes to you both Kim & Trev
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DaveT wrote a review Dec 2023
Coalville, United Kingdom2 contributions
Had a lovely stay here pre Xmas break ,rooms are beautiful with mini silent fridge in the room very clean and really comfortable bed , We came to go to the Princess theatre it was only a fifteen minute walk from the Elmdene. The hosts were brilliant without being intrusive , we have booked to come back ,highly recommend thank you Dave and Sue
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 19 Dec 2023
Thank you so much Dave and Sue for your recommendation, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much that you have booked for next year we look forward to your return Very best wishes to you both Kim & Trev
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Susan M wrote a review Dec 2023
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Pre Xmas break at the lovely Elmdene The breakfast here are the best we have ever had ,the whole place is immaculate we keep coming back as we are so well looked after ,beds are so comfy and gorgeous linen , plenty free parking for all guests , can't wait to come back .
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Perfect location. A lovely short walk to town . Can travel further a field via train, bus or...
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Responded 19 Dec 2023
Thank you so much Susan for your lovely review and for being lovely return guests. it is our pleasure to have you both here at The Elmdene We look forward to seeing you in March . Very best wishes to you both Kim & Trev
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Bee M wrote a review Dec 2023
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The Elmdene is the perfect place to stay, absolutely 💯 amazing, clean fresh and cosy. Amazing service provided by Kim and Trevor, very attentive and so friendly. Highly recommend the Elmdene, Si and I loved it...
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Dec 2023
Thank you so much Beem for taking the time to leave us this great review we are so pleased you enjoyed your break here at the Elmdene we look forward to your return Very best wishes to you both Kim & Trev
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John B wrote a review Dec 2023
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Back again ,we absolutely love this place we are so well looked after by Kim and Trev it's like home from home. The whole guesthouse is spotless Thank you both it's been amazing see you in March Thank you for the good advice on new restaurants Torquay looked beautiful and all lit up
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Dec 2023
Thank you so much John for your great review and for booking to come back again, its always a pleasure to have you both here Very best wishes Kim & Trev
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Romesh R wrote a review Nov 2023
Pompano Beach, Florida1 contribution
I had the most amazing stay at the Elmdene. The hosts, Kim and Trev are very hospitable, friendly, and accommodating. Good breakfast menu with lots of options. The accommodation was very clean, cozy, and very English. The scones with strawberry and clotted cream was an unexpected surprise and a nice touch. Elmdene's location is so close to town centre, harbor, beach, and other major attractions, it is help me to see lot of the local sights. I recommend Elmdene highly if you want an authentic English stay.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 30 Nov 2023
Thank you so much Romesh for this great review and thank you for your recommendation of the Elmdene We are so pleased you had a great stay. Very best wishes Kim & Trev
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United KingdomEnglandDevonEnglish RivieraTorquay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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THE ELMDENE - Updated 2024 Reviews, Price Comparison (Torquay)

Frequently Asked Questions about The Elmdene
Which popular attractions are close to The Elmdene?
Nearby attractions include Torre Abbey (0.2 miles), Torquay Railway Station (0.3 miles), and Torquay military museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Elmdene?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Elmdene?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Elmdene?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Elmdene?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Elmdene?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Blue Walnut Cafe Bar & Cinema, Chelston Manor, and Aztec Bistro.
Is The Elmdene located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Torquay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Elmdene?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Torre Abbey (0.2 miles), Greenway (5.0 miles), and Friends Of Oldway (1.8 miles).