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“The Most Perfect Anniversary”
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The Meadfoot Bay
Ranked #2 of 88 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The Most Perfect Anniversary”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

I recently had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful small family run hotel. With busy lives, a hectic schedule and with two young children we have really struggled to get away to celebrate our anniversary in the last few years. This year we decided we would and the perfect solution was to not travel too far from home so decided on Torquay. The choice was quite overwhelming but after reading a lot of reviews and looking at many websites we chose The Meadfoot Bay. We wanted a smaller hotel / Guest House and not anything too big but definitely larger than a one or two bedroom B&B.

The hotel did not disappoint and we were made to feel so welcome from the start to the end of our stay. The hotel is run by a family of 3 and they put the heart and soul into making the hotel a truly wonderful place to stay. We booked the new Signature Suite with Terrace and I can safely say it is the best room we have ever stayed in. Everything has been thought of and the attention to detail quite unbelievable. It was the cleanest room I have ever stayed in and this was especially pleasing as we have to have a clean place to stay when away.

The room has everything you could want with its own terrace to sit out and enjoy the sunshine. The bathroom is also gorgeous tiled top to bottom with all modern appliances. It has a walk in wet room style shower and a large bath from which you can watch your own TV in the Bath! Amazing. The room had great little other touches including a welcome drink, leather sofa to watch the massive LCD TV, an ironing centre and even an Ipod Speaker dock!

The hotel lounges are very elegant and the perfect place to relax, I really liked how the owners have struck the perfect balance of keeping the lounges very in keeping with the style of the Victorian Villa but have made the bedrooms modern. We enjoyed a pitcher of Pimms in the hotel bar before heading out for dinner at The Elephant Restaurant which was also amazing and is highly recommended.

Breakfast the next morning was cooked to order and you could tell it was fresh. I have never seen such a large selection. Many thanks to all and hope to come back again next year!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We booked this over the phone while driving down to the  coast, he talked up the room so upon inspection on arrival, it did look good.  Chris assured me he would give did a hand with our bags as the suite was on the top floor, NO LIFT ......when we unpacked the car he was nowhere to be seen.  Good points of their top suite room,  the view, and the dressing  gowns. Now for the facts..
Vertical white blinds which are ineffective as this room is too light and the sun shines in very early so no chance of a sleep in.  The water pressure is non existent  , the shower is a trickle,  bathroom  is highly dangerous when wet ( which it is  going to be all the time...) , the tv in the bathroom did not work, and there  is no room phone to call down to...., no face cloths in bathroom,( travelled In 1000s hotels etc and this would be the first place not to have them)  the tv in The main Room is too dark to watch for any length of time , I specifically asked if the above floors were creaky and was assured we would not hear anything but we did.  The best thing was a good hearty breakfast and checking  out.  Please do our research before being swayed  by these other reviews, trip advisor does not usually let us down, but on this occasion it did. I suggest the owners stay a night in this room to confirm my review then do some adjustments to their 'top' room. 

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Staying here is excellent value for money great breakfast one of the best I have had a good variety of everything you could want, rooms are good and clean. The Owners are very helpful a family run Hotel with lots of character about it the lounges are lovely. A little Gem in Torquay

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

A first class hotel, run by friendly and efficient staff. Excellent location close to Meadfoot Beach
and five minutes drive from Torquay Harbour, stayed for three nights put on pounds, food too good to miss.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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High Wycombe
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Attentive service from the family with great attention to detail. Spotless room with a comfortable bed and excellent bathroom with shower in a hotel conveniently sited for both the harbour in one direction and a great beach in the other. Our two night stay meant that we could enjoy the wonderful choice of buffet and cooked breakfast twice, which really set us up for each day and we fully intend to return next year for more.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leicester
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Absolutely amazing hotel located close to Torquay Harbour and even closer to the beautiful Meadfoot Beach.
I booked The Signature Suite with terrace and it was quite simply the best room I have ever stayed in. The room was really spacious with a gorgeous bathroom that not only had a wetroom style shower but also a bath with a wall hung LCD - yes a TV in the bathroom!!!
The decked terrace was gorgeous with views out to Meadfoot Beach and had its own swing chair. It was wonderful to wake up in the morning and have a coffee looking out to sea.
The whole hotel is spotlessly clean,which I loved, and the breakfast was out of this world.There was so much choice;everything you could possibly want. Full english,different preserves,breads and cakes,fresh fruit,home made muesli were all on offer and best of all it was cooked fresh to order using quality ingredients. I've stayed at many hotels,where clearly the cooked breakfast has been sitting for a long while and then is just reheated. This was not the case at the Meadfoot Bay Hotel!!!
The family that own and run the Meadfoot Bay Hotel have got it spot on in my opinion. They have struck the perfect balance of retaining the character and charm of the Villa within the lounges,bar and restaurant;but have given the bedrooms and suites a modern and extremely luxurious look.
We have already rebooked for later in the year.

Room Tip: Book the Signature Suite! Amazing!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Excellent family run hotel. Very friendly and warm welcome from start and excellent service throughout our 2 night stay. Outstanding breakfast choice and presentation. Arranged taxis and advised where to eat. Enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning :-)

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: The Meadfoot Bay
Address: Meadfoot Sea Road, Torquay TQ1 2LQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
#7 Business Hotel in Torquay
#10 Family Hotel in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Meadfoot Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Meadfoot Bay is an award-winning family run Bed & Breakfast situated in the stunning conservation area of Meadfoot, just a stroll from Meadfoot Beach and a short walk from Torquay harbour. There is a large selection of different room types available including our Classic Rooms, Premier Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and our 3 gorgeous Suites. We have just won the AA Breakfast Award for our breakfast which is prepared using all local produce and everything cooked to order to guarantee freshness. After 9 years constant refurbishment and hard work The Meadfoot Bay has been awarded the Highly Commended Award by The AA. As a result we have proudly achieved a place in the top 10% of our 4 star guest accommodation rating. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you to The Meadfoot Bay in the near future. ... more   less 
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