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The Elmdene
Ranked #14 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 22 April 2011

We have stayed in quite a few hotels in Torquay and the Elmdene is definitely one of the best with a very friendly atmosphere. The rooms are beautifully decorated, well furnished & very clean. In a good location especially for local buses and rail travellers. Facing a quiet park area and convenient for the beach. We would recommend this hotel to anyone. Easy to review as all review options get the full 5 stars.

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Reviewed 21 April 2011

This hotel is in a perfect location , andy & carol made us very welcome & were perfect hosts . rooms were like brand new & spotless , breakfast was wonderfull. we will be returning again. A five star rating i would give it.

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Thank barryhowes1
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Reviewed 20 April 2011

We stayed at the Elmdene for a weekend and had a lovely time. Andy & Carol are very welcoming & friendly, the breakfasts were delicious and the hotel is beautifully decorated. The location is great & we were able to walk into the town in 5-10 minutes. Highly recommended for couples & families.

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Thank disneybarbie
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Reviewed 19 April 2011

We recently spent 3 nights at the Elmdene with Andy and Linda. Our room (3) was just perfect and beautifully, tastefully appointed. We opted to choose the superior room with a huge kingsize bed (so comfy) and with the lounge area it was great to have the extra room so we could relax in the evening and watch a DVD or read. Breakfast was excellent with an extensive menu. The best scrambled eggs by the way!!

There were DVD's available, books, magazines and a PC in the bar area to check emails etc if needed.

Elmdene's location is perfect and to have onsite parking was very convenient. The area is also set in a quiet location.

Clearly Andy and Linda go out of their way to ensure everyone's needs are catered for. The perfect hosts. We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. We have stayed in quite a few B&B's in the UK and Elmdene is definitely one of the best. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Aussies10
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Reviewed 18 April 2011

Excellent service received from Carol and Andy.
They are the perfect hosts. Friendly but not
intrusive. Always there to answer any queries.
Our room was so lovely, it was spacious, with
2 windows, so nice and light and airy. Beautiful
bed linen and very comfortable mattress and pillows.
Plenty of drawers and a large wardrobe.
Breakfast was superb, of good quality and served
in a lovely breakfast room.
The Elmdene faces a quiet park area, it is a short
distance from the Riviera Centre and the lovely
Abbey Gardens and promenade and about 10 mins
from the High Street Shops.
For us it was a great location, we were made to feel
very comfortable and hope to return.

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Thank HOLSRGUD4U
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Reviewed 17 April 2011

Our second stay with in 6 months and booked for April 2012 on our departure. Again could not fault the cleanliness, comfort, hospitality and superb breakfast and bar meal.
Andy and Carol at all times are very welcoming and have time to chat to there guests. A hotel a must to stay in when at Torquay.

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Thank jubbie_10
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Reviewed 15 April 2011

In general, Tripadvisor's recommendations have been spot on. I suppose being a top-rated B&B, the pressure is on for Carol and Andy. But they lived up to expectations, and we couldn't expect more.

For GBP 62 a night, breakfast was included, which was good though a tad salty, but hey this is Britain. Our room 8 was on the top floor and had a nice king-sized bed and ample room to move around.

The bed and its accompanying duvet and sheets were all very comfortable. The area was quiet even though it seemed to be located near a railway line. We didn't hear the train at all.

Little things like complimentary short bread, fudge, and mineral water were the finishing touches to a wonderful stay.

Torquay is a wonderful relaxing place and worth visiting for a quick getaway or as part of a tour of Southwest England.

If we were to return, we would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
Thank CambridgeResident106
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Additional Information about The Elmdene

Address: Rathmore Road, Torquay TQ2 6NZ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range: £102 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Elmdene 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elmdene is quality 5 star visit britain graded guest accommodation, situated on the level in a tree lined road opposite open parkland. We have six en-suite bedrooms, we offer free onsite parking and free wi-fi. We are a short level walk to the seafront, train station and conference centre. The town and harbour are within walking distance. ... more   less 
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Elmdene Hotel Torquay
The Elmdene Torquay, Devon

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