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The Somerville
Ranked #4 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 January 2014

My wife and I were lucky enough to book a last minute stay at The Somerville for New Year's eve and I don't hink either of us knew quite what to expect. Well, what expectations we did have were well and truly eclipsed by the overall experience we had! The B+B itslef is just gorgeous with a very 'boutiquey' feel, much in the same vein as others in Brighton I have stayed at, the staff were friendly and attentive, the food excellent (top, top breakfast), the rooms beautiful and amply provisioned and the overall experience absolutely first rate. I highly recommend this B+B, and my wife and I are already plotting a return in the new year!

Room Tip: We had the courtyard room - it was splendid!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit to The Somerville, it certainly lived up to our memories of our first visit there last year. All the staff had a smile for us and the service was really very good. The Somerville suite was very comfortable and spotlessly clean as one would expect at the Somerville. I would certainly recommend this beautiful guest house to my friends and anyone else reading this review. We'll done again Adam and Grant, two superb hosts. Will be back next year.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

Booked on the strength of tripadvisor and i now know why the somerville is #1. A very warm welcome and such a stunning room! A bed so deep you struggle to climb out of, we actually had a afternoon nap! Fresh milk for room tea and and a caffietare with fresh coffee in the room! Free Cookies and amazing flapjack/museli choc bars for the afternoon! Breakfast was to die for! Attention to detail is the key to this hotel to be head and shoulders above theassive offering of the english riveria. We WILL be back! Oscar and hector see you soon.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Adam & Grant have created a beautiful & peaceful space, we had the Garden Suite & it was beautiful, we were able to relax & enjoy the peace & quiet. The breakfast are the best we have ever had, with so much choice, & the addition of the biscuits & flapjacks & brownies & the local organic milk was superb. Nothing was too much trouble. Would give more than 5* if allowed. So if you want a luxurious & peaceful B&B in Torquay this is the place to stay.

Room Tip: The Garden Suite( room 3) on the ground floor is lovely as it has a small courtyard that you can sit...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

The second time we have stayed at The Somerville and we were just as happy as the first time.
We had a great room and as before it was spotless.
Warm welcome and yet again a great breakfast.
Will happily recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Torquay.

Room Tip: We had a junior suit and it was great.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

What a remarkable experience we had at The Somerville. Impeccable service set in an environment of luxury and ease, with just about every need anticipated! Adam and Grant are wonderful hosts and go out of their way to create a memorable experience in Torquay with delicious breakfasts, very comfortable and well appointed rooms and attention to guests which is seldom seen in our modern, fast-paced world. We stayed a week, and it just flew by! If we can return, we will, and certainly, we will recommend The Somerville! Thanks for making my "bucket trip" such a lovely reality!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Fantastic stay could not fault it in any way, the attention to detail was first class as were the breakfasts and rooms ...... We were also recomended good resteraunts and places to visit that really helped with our stay We will return Thank you

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Additional Information about The Somerville

Address: 515 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range: £74 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Somerville 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Somerville has many accolades including Devon B&B of the year for 2012/13 and Southwest B&B of the year for 2011. Centrally located with its own private car park and grounds. Choose from a standard room or lovely Deluxe rooms and spacious Suites; it's the ideal choice for both business travellers and leisure guests wanting a relaxing luxury break. The Somerville offers guests free parking and free wifi and extended breakfast times at weekends.Recently voted In Trivagos top 10 B&B`s in UK for value for money ... more   less 
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