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“A flawless hotel, beautifully decorated, attentive staff and fabulously chic”
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The Somerville
Ranked #9 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
west sussex
1 review
“A flawless hotel, beautifully decorated, attentive staff and fabulously chic”
Reviewed 21 June 2009

I can not give The Somerville Hotel enough praise for their exeptional standard of service and cleanliness (it is unbeliveably spotless). The breakfast was superb (start with the museli it is out of this world and the full english is to die for). The staff were absolutely wonderful, extremely kind and incredibly helpful. The Somerville is in a brilliant location, situated only a short stroll from the marina where you can catch a ferry to picture postcard Dartmouth or Greenway (Agatha's holiday home) which I can highly recomened. I am ashamed to say that this was the first time my husband and I have ever had a British break as we always go abroad. We were absolutely astonished at how beautiful our own country is and feel silly for not doing it sooner. Although we were not over struck with Torquay itself we would definitely return to The Somerville Hotel and use it as a base to explore other parts of delightful Devon. 10 out of 10.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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I cannot fault our 2 day stay at this beautiful hotel a couple of weeks ago. I'd say it is somewhere between a guest house and hotel, but definitely worthy of it's top rating. They serve a wonderful breakfast, with everything fresh for the wide continental section and every option for a cooked breakfast too, but no other meals/room service. The hotel and rooms are scrupulous clean and decorated throughout with sumptuous palatial fittings. We spent 2 nights in the Somerville Suite, which was wonderful - a lovely room with a gorgeous bed, linen, bathroom, fixtures and fittings; including 2 LCD TVs, one in the bedroom and one in the sitting room. (However all the rooms are of a similar standard, not just the suites!). Freshly baked cookies are provided daily in the afternoon and a fridge is stocked downstairs with fresh milk for guests to use. Grant (one of the owners) couldn't have been more helpful, he gave us some excellent restaurant recommendations which we took up during our stay. All the staff were lovely, it was like staying with friends. It's a 5 minute walk down to the harbour / town centre along Babbacombe Road. We will definitely return when we are next in this area. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a comfortable and luxurious break in Torquay.

  • Stayed May 2009, 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 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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