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The Somerville
Ranked #9 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Just returned from a long weekend (Friday-Monday) at the Somerville, this was our second stay and once again excellent in every way from the first class breakfast to the cleanliness and décor.Very helpful staff and owners and would recommend anyone to stay at the Somerville.

Room Tip: Go for one of the suites !
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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AdamFromTorquay, Owner at The Somerville, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write such a great review and your traveller tip about choosing the suites is really helpful.

We have rooms of varying sizes and types,. The suites are the largest and offer ensuites with baths as well as showers and they have sitting rooms as well. They are an ideal choice for a a special clebration getaway or else for guests who might choose to spend a little more time in their room and appreciate extra space.....
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Kahl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

My husband and I were staying at the Somerville from Monday until Friday. The hosts are very helpful and always had a good suggestion on hand for a day out, a nice restaurant etc.
The Breakfast was wonderful, a good variety of fresh fruit, cerial and a gorgeous cooked breakfast with nothing left to wish for. We also enjoyed the complimentary cakes that are offerd daily. All the products used are local or from the area...even the tea serves is grown in England. We really enjoyed our stay and can only recommend this B&B to all our friends.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

We arrived late on friday evening following a long day and four hour journey. Our arrival was carefully catered for and a lovely chilled bottle waiting in the room was easily arranged. The accommodation is elegant and stylish with some lovely touches. There are pretty gardens, easy parking and the whole place has a welcoming ambience. Breakfast was relaxing and the service superb. My girlfriends request for a unique tea she'd never tried before was met with enthusiasm. I am quite fussy with hotels but this is really excellent and friendly. We'd book again in a heartbeat. Thank you!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Belfast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

From the start of our 3 night stay at this guesthouse everything was great....

We had planned trips etc but the staff gave us much better ideas and we had a wonderful time

following their advice......

Perfect is an overused word but not in this case.

Thank you for a fantastic experience.

Ian and Janette

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

The hotel is within walking distance of a bustling town. Adam was keen to offer advice on where to eat in the evening and what to do during the day. Grant left us wine in a cool casket to savour on our arrival, all we did was change a booking date. Room was spotless, well presented and the bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was smashing with ample variety for every taste bud, some real quirky little offers that could not be missed. Free cake and cookies available in the lobby area along with fresh chilled milk for tea / coffee, attacked by the wife on our arrival back after a night out ! Do not miss this gem, we will be going back even though it takes us 4 hours one way.

Room Tip: Go for a junior suite - well worth the money.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Beautiful hotel, gorgeous rooms, I've stayed in them all! Always made to feel welcome, the owners and staff are superb
Breakfast choice is wonderful ,fresh fruits, fruit cocktails, cereals, cooked breakfasts,served in the conservatory which is light and airy
Fantastic location for walking into Torquay
Nothing is too much trouble

Room Tip: All the rooms are good and the suites are very roomy
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We were only staying in Torquay for 1 night and I am so pleased we chose The Somerville.
Having read reviews, we had high expectations and we weren't disappointed. Adam and Grant are justifiably proud of their hotel, and it shows in the spotlessly clean, beautifully and unusually, furnished rooms. Service is excellent; friendly and efficient, but not over-bearing. The extra touches were appreciated (fresh milk available all day). Breakfast was wonderful and included smoothie shots, fresh fruit salad, rhubarb fools and mini trifles - brilliant idea!!
Thank you so much for a great experience.

  • Stayed May 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 #9 of 153 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. ... more   less 
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