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“Great rooms and hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Elmdene
Ranked #14 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
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Hockley, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Great rooms and hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Booked this purely on Tripadvisor ratings to visit family. It was actually cheaper then the Premier Inn as well ! We had room 4- large well furnished and very comfy bed. En suite clean bright and modern if a little on the small side, towels the thickest I have ever seen. Good drinks tray and fridge in room useful. Wine glasses provided. Honesty bar downstairs if you haven't bought a bottle with you didn't bring drinks with you. Breakfast good selection and hosts always happy to accommodate. Would definitely recommend and will return when next in the area.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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chippenham wiltshire
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

A warm welcome awaited myself and Husband as we entered the beautifully renovated Victorian vicarage. Situated ideally in a quiet area about a 15 min walk to the seafront. The room was large comfortable, scrupulously clean, with all mod cons and little extras. We stayed as part of a family group with 3 other rooms that were all the same quality and high standard. Andy & Carol have worked hard to maintain this lovely hotel. We look forward to returning in the future and cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

A great place to stay. Very hospitable hosts. Good room and a wonderful breakfast. What more do we want?. Quiet location and good parking, its got them both .We will be back in the spring.
Good position for both sea front and town, both 10 mins. walk

Room Tip: We had room No.1
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank GTS01
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kent
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We stayed as part of a two week drive holiday in April this year for 2 nights and absolutely loved it.
So clean and well maintained just what we were looking for.
The ownners are lovely people and made us feel welcome they love what they do and put their heart and soul into it and it shows.
Rooms are constantly being updated so always look fresh and new and the bed was very comfortable had a great nights sleep.
Breakfast was good and not to be missed if you stay.
A good base for a couple of days in our case and a good find.
We would go back without hesitation.
Highly recomend.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

we stayed at the elmdene for ten days in September this year, it was great at the end of a long day seeing the sights to have such a warm place to come back too .we had total privacy without feeling that we were in a strange place .breakfast was a real treat for us.. every morning. andy and carol treated us like old friends,just like other couples have said.,,wonderfully true .we are so glad to have stayed at the elmdene it made the whole trip a great experience in torquay.we cannot say enough .thank you Andy and Carol,for making us feel so welcome..

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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yorkshire
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Excellent from the warm welcome to the lovely and beautifully equipped room through to the well presented breakfasts,you will not do better in Torquay! We are just back from back from a
3 day stay which has totally restored our rather bruised faith in family run guest houses. The Elmdene is well located in a quiet residential district within a 10 minute walk of the sea front, local buses are on hand if required. We had booked room 1, a bay windowed first floor room which was large very well and comfortably furnished with a newly fitted en suite, all was immaculately clean.
The owners are genuinely warm and welcoming.

Room Tip: Room 1 is lovely.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank che777
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sharonkitty72
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195 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

After picking this place purely based on the other reviews here, while not a really picky reviewer I went feeling, 'Can it really be THAT good?' and was hoping it wasn't going to turn me into a saddo Trip Advisor member (The ones who look for every little nit pick)

Thankfully no, it WAS that good. Andy and Carol are total stars and made us feel really welcome in their classy B and B - The rooms are gorgeously decorated and you have everything you could ever need for a break. Could have left my hairdryer at home too!

Hope you both enjoy your well earned break.

The full breakfast menu was amazing and even included fried bread, major rare treat! :-)

We hope to visit again, get the vinegar out lol :-)

S and B - room 3 18-20 Oct :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Elmdene

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 #14 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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Elmdene Hotel Torquay
The Elmdene Torquay, Devon

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