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“Fabulous”
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The Somerville
Ranked #8 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bideford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Had a lovely stay here at The Somerville. Staff were friendly and informative. Parking was great. Only a short-ish walk into the town. The bed was fantastic, like sleeping on a giant marshmallow. The room was one of the smaller ones, but plenty big enough to be comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. Will definitely be back. (ps, thanks for the chocolate bunnies, my children said they were delicious!)

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

What a great little hotel - super hosts, great choice of breakfast, parking on site, very accommodating and the rooms are fabulous. My friend and I had a great 3 days in Torquay and the hotel was the icing on the cake. When I visit next year, I be staying at The Somerville.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Staines, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Somerville. The owners seen to think of everything to make the visit that little bit special. Breakfasts are outstanding, rooms are spotless and the location is brilliant. Small touches like a complimentary fruit bowl, cakes and fresh milk available all day really makes the stay stand out. The owners gave some great advise on where to visit and best places to eat. Overall a great experience and we look forward to returning.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

We had a marvellous break at the Somerville. Highlights are the amazing breakfasts(special mention for the large portion of Eggs Benedict!) in the sunny breakfast room which feels like an indoor terrace, the convenient location, the parking and the attentive hosts. Our room had everything needed and was carefully designed for comfort and convenience. The room and the public areas were spotlessly clean.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Redditch
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We have been staying periodically here for the last 5 years but not visited for 20 months. Standards thankfully have not slipped. All the thoughtful touches are still there along with the friendly staff & immaculate rooms & cleanliness. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in this location.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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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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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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