This hotel seems to generate more than it's fair share of widely differing views. We booked to stay on the last weekend of May which turned out to be a lovely couple of sunny days. We pulled up to the hotel hoping that the car park was not as difficult to find as some reviewers had mentioned and there it was directly opposite the entrance!! Make sure you go UP the slope as that is the outside car park and a relatively reasonable £7.50 per night as opposed to the underground car park at £15.00 per night.
The entrance looked good and the check in was quick. We had booked two nights through Superbreaks with breakfast and dinner on the first night. We phoned the hotel prior to our arrival to ask for a sea view room in the hope we might be given one! We were given one better than that and despite the hotel being full we somehow managed to get upgraded to a suite. The suite was massive with a huge terrace overlooking the sea. We were obviously delighted with the room and the free upgrade but can still give an objective review.
We found all the staff to be extremely helpful and the dinner and breakfast very good. The restaurant has fantastic views over the bay but you do pay a premium rate for dinner. For the second evening we walked into town. This is just a short stroll and there is a large choice of places to eat although it would have been better had we booked beforehand.
We really enjoyed our weekend at this hotel and whilst it is a little worn we found it to be very comfortable and would certainly go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Imperial Torquay is a 19th Century four-star hotel in a stunning cliff-top location on the English Riviera. Just a mile from Torquay train station, and 10 minutes walk from the town centre and its famous promenade, this Mediterranean-style hotel is a great base for exploring Devon and North Cornwall. Close by are sandy beaches, the Eden Project and Dartmoor National Park. After a day of exploring relax in the Health & Leisure Club then enjoy delicious food in the award-winning Regatta Restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Imperial Hotel Torquay
- Barcelo Torquay
- Imperial Torquay
- Torquay Imperial Hotel
- Hotel Imperial Torquay
- The Imperial Torquay Devon