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The Somerville
Ranked #8 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“AB FAB”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

My husband and I stayed only for 2 days unfortunately. We were treated like Royalty. The cleanliness was top notch, the shower was really big and very good, we even had bath robes on the back of the door! The food was wonderful, from the lovely fresh cake when we arrived, to the most superb breakfast, easily comparable to a top class hotel. Adam and Grant were also such pleasant hosts and made us feel at home. All in all ABsolutely FABulous!!

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Luton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We had a lovely stay at The Somerville last week. The rooms were cosy, and lovingly decorated. We really love food, and breakfast was delicious, especially the bacon. The staff were really friendly and kind, and recommended places for us to visit, and amazing local restaurants. I would definitely recommend The Somerville.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Buckinghamshire
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Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Our third visit in twelve months. The Somerville has it all; charming hosts, excellent location, lovely decor, delicious breakfasts, luxuriously comfy beds and every little amenity one might need. The thoughtful touches even extended to a personalised Mother's Day gift on Sunday. Thank you so much Grant and Adam, we'll be back again soon!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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swindon
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

So wonderful to make it back yet again. This is such a super place for self indulgence and to be pampered. Room 12; the garden room is worth treating yourselves to with doors out to a terrace and access to the spacious car park. All the other rooms are of a very high standard too. Fantastic service and the breakfasts are amazing. Wonderful choice, superbly cooked and presented. Thank you all at The Somerville. Hope to get back soon..kindest regards Dave n Paula.

Room Tip: They are all to a high standard. The Garden Suite room12 has a terrace to sit out on.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Devizes, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

Food is amazing, a great continental and a delicious selection of cooked breakfast. Room 7 is a good size with an amazing En-Suite with a high bath and a TV at the end of the bath. Big expensive mirrors, beds and tv's. Extremely comfortable, good temperature and nice and quiet.

Stayed April 2014
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coventry
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Stayed for one night and couldn't believe the quality of this place. Absolutely brilliant. Had a basic room which was sumptuous and finished to a high standard. Lots of thoughtful details from the owners and there was a friendly welcome. Car parking available on site and the place itself is only a few minutes walk from the harbour. There are lots of restaurants listed at the hotel with details on food, price, atmosphere which helped choosing something in an unfamiliar town.
Breakfast was very good, with lots to choose from. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

....that hasn't already been said. Great location, 10 minute stroll down a very slight hill to the town centre, B&B has its own private car park, our room (10) was immaculate, tv, wifi (no connection problems) shower, all the extras you would expect. Breakfast in a nice light airy room was delicious, bacon, sausages etc all locally sourced, make sure you try the Bloody Mary Ketchup, very nice! All in all a very pleasant stay for our two days.

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Property: 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 #8 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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The Somerville Torquay, Devon

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