Just back from an excellent week as a solo traveller at the Balmoral where the staff and management were excellent and helpful, hotel food of a high standard with a comfortable lounge and bar area. The garden area is large and surrounded by 5 different types of trees for a very relaxing view. I found that many of the customers were regulars of the hotel but all were very friendly and willing to chat as necessary. The hotel itself is relatively small with lounge area for around 25 people and bar area with seating for around 15-20. I was given a garden/sea view double room which was adequate size, been in a lot bigger, but with wardrobe and plenty of drawer space and side tables. The shower/toilet and sink room was small but acceptable with power shower. Bed was comfortable. As mentioned in previous reviews there is an incline (about 5 mins walk) on the way to Torquay followed by 5 mins downhill but I found the incline not as bad as feared, although there is an hourly bus service to Torquay from outside the hotel. However returning to hotel walking is not an option the walk is much longer and steeper and bus/cab is required. This hotel was an excellent choice with very good value and I would have no hesitation in returning in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Balmoral - set in a superb Torquay location overlooking some of the most beautiful coastal scenery on the English Riviera. Elegantly furnished and decorated public rooms give the hotel a restful, welcoming atmosphere with a touch of class, which is matched by the hospitality provided. The Hotel Balmoral stands in its own secluded grounds in a quiet, peaceful setting, yet close to all the amenities and attractions of Torquay Devon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balmoral Hotel Torquay
- The Hotel Balmoral Torquay, Devon