Sorry 2 nights in Torquay is more than adequate.
As we entered the town it was sadly and painfully obvious to us that since our last visit 28 years ago the town has become a victim of the recession and suffered a severe lack of investment.
We approached the town via Belgrave Road and was shocked at the state of the horrible big hotels that urgently needed renovations, colours ranging from a horrid pink to dirty orange many looked derelict and one had wooden window frames that looked about to fall out.
Those hotels are hanging on by their fingertips using coaching holidays as an income which is so competitive very little profit is made a certainly not enough to save the Victorian building structures.
The seafront was nothing to shout about with a large seafront cliff described as some named gardens that was generally covered in overgrown weeds.
The few amusements arcade scattered along there were a product of the 50's and had lost touch with reality when compared to facilities in other resorts.
The town centre was a sad place to visit many, many empty shops and lots of young people just hanging around obviously a product of unemployment, other than Debenhams there was few shops of interest, and certainly not worth a second visit.
We parked in the multi story car park, which gave us the feeling of 'not being nice' it was dark several of the lights were not working, there was to many doors leading to threatening enclosed areas and the lift was not working, truly yucky!
Another complaint was the street car parking it was to expensive and there was nothing in the town or sea front area that was justified spending London parking prices for little purpose or benefit.
We stayed 3 nights and was glad that Brixham and Dartmouth was there as both were certainly far superior, historical, interesting and parking was sensibly priced to welcome visitors.
Sorry Torquay you are living on your past glory and Riviera is an embarrassing term to use, you have actually gone backwards through a lack of investment, other than parking a boat in the average marina I can see the best part I'd Torquay is leaving it to visit Brixham and Dartmouth.