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The Elmdene
Ranked #13 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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“Super stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Everything about the Elmdene was excellent. We received a very warm welcome on our arrival and were shown to a lovely big bedroom. We had requested a quiet room and were surprised to see that there was a railway line visible from the room but, throughout the stay, we never noticed any noise at all. Carol and Andy were extremely helpful with recommendations of restaurants to try and places to visit.
The breakfasts were all freshly prepared and most enjoyable. From just outside the hotel it was possible to catch a bus to the centre of Torquay but the walk from the hotel was fairly short if you wanted the exercise.
When we were about to leave, having packed all our luggage in the car, we found that there was a puncture in one of the car tyres. Although they were preparing for their next lot of guests, Carol and Andy took care of my wife and supplied her with drinks whilst I sorted out a new tyre. This was typical of their kindness. We would definitely try to stay here again if we were ever on holiday in this location.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

stayed for a week in July, such a wonderful hotel, run by Carol & Andy who make you feel very welcome. The hotel is very clean with lovely comfortable beds and good quality linen. The locally sourced breakfasts are delicious, there is a really good choice, should suit everyone. The hotel is well situated, a short walk from the sea front, there is also a very good bus service. The friendliness of the owners and the extra little touches ( e.g.fresh milk for your tea/coffee, small fridge in the room to keep it in) make this an excellent base . We would recommend it to anyone without hesitation, the nicest we have stayed in.

Room Tip: stayed in room one, large room ,lots of storage, good shower
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Stayed over 4 nights towards the end of june! Everything was great, the room, the food and the service was possibly the best I have experienced from any hotel. The Hotel is well presented, easy to find and clean throughout, the rooms are very welcoming with a homely feel and good attention to detail. Andy and Carol were the perfect hosts and nothing was to much bother. The food they have chosen for the breakfast menu is bought from local sources and again is cooked perfectly. would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a stay in Torquay. Will definatley be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

Great hotel,our first visit. A very warm and friendly welcome ,run by husband and wife Andy and Carol. A very good choice of excellant breakfasts, very clean rooms throughout,lovely linen in the bedrooms .would highly recommend this hotel. We will definately be back

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Second time stay 12 nights this time another fine relaxing holiday.We had room 6 again very comfortable.Room very well presented and every need catered for and very quiet good night sleep. Breakfast is excellant and cooked fresh to order.But what makes the elmdene so special is carol and andy they are wonderfull host we will definetly be going back next year.Met some very nice guest especially den and edna.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

Just returned from a short break at the Elmdene and wish to thank Carol and Andy for an excellent stay. The Hotel was very well presented and the attention to detail was first class. Our room was very comfortable and had good facilities. The breakfast was great with a good choice and was served hot. In our opinion the only place to stay in Torquey.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 1, very comfortable with good facilities
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Stayed for 2 nights at the Elmdene sat 22nd and sun 23rd June 2013 as the winner of a charity item kindly donated by Carol and Andy. As soon as we arrived tea and chocolate brownies brought to our room.We stayed in room 3 which was spacious well decorated and toilet and shower absolutely spotless.Breakfast very good including many cereals yoghut fruit porridge and a great full english with very tasty bacon sausages and free range eggs. Nothing too much trouble for Carol and Andy and while having breakfast we noticed many of the other guests were regulars to the Elmdene! Totally recommend a stay here and know we will stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 #13 of 153 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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