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“Home from Home in Torquay”
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The Elmdene
Ranked #12 of 148 Torquay B&B and Inns
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Tibshelf, United Kingdom
1 review
“Home from Home in Torquay”
Reviewed 2 May 2011

Stayed at the Elmdene after viewing Trip Advisor last September. Purpose of the visit to Torquay was the Chesterfield FC match, initially I said I wouldn't go but changed my mind and am so pleased I did. This Hotel superceeds your expectations; from the moment we were welcomed through the front door to departure it was an absolute pleasure to stay there. Carol & Andy are excellent hosts, the facilities are all first class, exceptionally clean with fixtures and fittings to a high standard. We went with another couple and whilst the men went to the evening match we tested the catering in the bar - again, excellent quality and superb service, very reasonable prices. Breakfast in the lovely dining room is outstanding, piping hot and pentiful. Its the little things in the Hotel that make it special - face wipes in the bathroom, complimentary fudge on the tea tray, tissues in the bedroom, bottled water, I could go on ... but you need to experience this Hotel is you are staying in the area - truly a gem on the English Rivera!

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Reviewed 1 May 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights at the end of April and will definitely go back in the future. Carol & Andy were great hosts and we can't praise the hotel enough. Breakfast was out of this world and the rooms were spotless and really spacious too! Only a couple of minutes walk from the seafront and close to Cockington village and country house. Plenty of car parking space at the front and lounge area with bar also. Thanks Carol & Andy for a lovely stay and hope to see you again soon.
Ben & Karen. April 2011

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

First class accomodation. We had a superior room and there were lovely little extras's in the room. Spotlessly clean and lovely people. Breakfast is excellent aswell as the service you are given. Ideal location and everything is in walking distance. It was my partners 40th birthday when we were there and we came back to find a birthday card and a bottle of wine in our room, a lovely surprise. I Love Torquay and just wish I had found the Elmdene before, I will do my best to go back next year. There was nothing I could fault and give Carol and Andy 10 out of 10. You will not be disappointed if you stay here.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2011

Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Elmdene and would definately recommend to all ages.Ideally situated for getting around by foot,train or car and the hosts have all the local knowledge required for a great stay,they even arranged the weather for us!!!
The only problem we found was poor Andy being a Birmingham City fan!!Oh well we all have our crosses to bear.Tell them Barry Fry sent you,andy will know what I mean.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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High Wycombe
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Reviewed 25 April 2011

We chose The Elmdene after looking at dozens of others on the internet because of the location and the decor of the rooms. The location is perfect, just a five minute walk from the sea front yet far enough away to be quiet and peaceful, and our room was fantastic. However, the real strength of The Elmdene is the personal service from Andy and Carol. Nothing was too much trouble and they clearly put a great deal of thought into making their guests' stay a memorable one. Carol's breakfasts get full marks too. This was our first stay at The Elmdene but we will definitely be back.

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York
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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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Frome, United Kingdom
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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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Property: 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 #12 of 148 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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The Elmdene Torquay, Devon

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