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The Elmdene
Ranked #12 of 148 Torquay B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
“Honeymoon”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Just got back from a wonderful stay here, Andy and Carol made us feel very welcome and as it was our Honeymoon they put a little box of chocs in our room, room was immaculate and bed was very comfy, we stayed in room 4. Would highly recommend anyone looking for somewhere to stay with a personal touch this is this place for you. Many Thanks Andy and Carol for making our stay a special one. Steve and Rachel

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

My wife and I, both in our 50's, decided on a short break in Torquay.
We were lucky enough to drop on to The Elmdene and were extremely fortunate to do so!
Andy and Carol were the perfect hosts and, after only a short while, we felt as if they were friends.(Despite Andy being a blue-nose!)
Their accommodation in nothing short of excellent in all aspects. The rooms are extremely well furnished, clean and, what a bed!
The cooked to order beakfast was a joy in the lovely, clean dining room.
It is only a few minute walk to the railway station and only a further 5 minutes to the sea front, ideally situated.
I have no hesitation on recommending this hotel to anyone and, should we venture back to Torquay, we will definitely be looking to stay here.
All in all a 5* experience, thanks to Andy and Carol.

Room Tip: We were on the 2nd floor in room 6, it was a wonderful room as I dare say the rest were, goos facili...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Came to Torquay for the night with my partner to deliver an award at the local Grammar School. Andy waited up for us to arrive as we could only make a late train in and immediately he made us feel at home. The room was incredible. Both Andy and Carol woke up earlier than the normal breakfast time to ensure we had food (delicious of course) before we took off to the school's morning assembly. Went above and beyond to ensure our comfort. We will definitely be back! Thank you!

Room Tip: Any room is a good room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Convenient easy access from train and walkable to the beautiful harbour and the Abbey. Recently updated and clean. Wonderful bed, pillows, and amenities (including fudgy treats). Very friendly and attentive hosts. Terrific fresh cooked to order breakfast. Wish we could have stayed longer. Would heartily return.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Stayed five nights 26th - 31st May 14.Highly recommended to others. Excellent accommodation, breakfast, hosts, location, parking, wifi etc.Very friendly without being intrusive. Nice touches with small silent fridge, access to fresh milk, plenty of biscuits, coffee, tea, chocolate supplied in room and all well replenished. Enjoyed welcome packet of fudge. Plenty of places to visit by car (or bus). Bought a three day parking permit which meant you could visit as many places as you wanted to in Torbay and not worry about how long you park or how frequently.
Spotlessly clean, bright and comfortable accommodation.

Room Tip: Stayed in room five. Good view of park.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

This is one of the best B&B's we've stayed at. What can I add to all the other complimentary reports on this hotel. Andy and Carol work very hard to keep Elmdene at the top of the Trip Advisor ratings. The accommodation is clean and comfortable and beautifully furnished. Every single thing is provided to ensure an enjoyable stay. Help yourself to drinks from the bar and make a note on the honesty pad, you can fill a jug of fresh milk from the fridge in the bar for your hot drinks, there is also a fridge in your room, biscuits are provided in your room daily, there is a magnifying mirror, a sewing kit and a torch. There is plenty of choice at breakfast, all food is freshly cooked to order and the full English is magnificent.
The hotel is situated along the road from the station in a quiet area with parks in front of and across the road. The harbour and town are a brisk 20 minute walk away through the grounds of Torre Abbey gardens or take a number 32 bus from the stop across the road to the town center. There are plenty of restaurants in town and I suggest you get some recommendations from Andy and pre-book, especially at weekends. All the places we ate at were very good or excellent and recommend the Hare & Hounds carvery at Kingskerswell, the Hole in the wall pub, Gemelli's Italian and if you're feeling flush, the Elephant.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

What can I say! This is our first visit to Torquay as a couple and we fully intend to return and to stay at The Elmdene again. Andy and Carol are the perfect hosts making us feel welcome throughout and providing us with sound advice to better our stay. The breakfasts were plentiful and wonderfully cooked and our room was quaint, well decorated and extremely clean with plenty of amenities and extra touches. (Room 5)

We felt fully catered for at all times and Carol even saved my partner's top after spilling some sauce down it by washing and drying it for her. Top notch and completely faultless there is not much more to say than we will be back and we cannot wait!

Room Tip: Room 5 - Standard King is on the top floor overlooking the park!
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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 #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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