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“Faultless Elmdene”
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The Elmdene
Ranked #15 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Worksop, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Faultless Elmdene”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We stayed at the Elmdene last week (w/c Mon 7th July ) this was our second visit. The hotel is a perfect gem. It is faultless. Carol & Andy are all you would hope to find as hosts. The standard of our room was first class with a high degree of attention to detail in the fixtures and fittings and those additional touches, such as dressing gowns,slippers,and a small fridge.
Breakfast offered a wide range of choice to suit all tastes, with food freshly prepared,and served in the light and airy dining room.
Carol & Andy were charming and attentive,willing to do all they could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We will definitely be returning again.
The Hotel is situated in a quiet area close to the railway station. The excellent local bus service is a short walk away.It is a level walk of some 10-15 mins to Torquay harbour and amenities

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Once again an excellent stay at The Elmdene. The welcome was great. Andy and Carol are so friendly and cannot do enough for you. Room 1 was spotless like the other rooms we have stayed in when there. Breakfasts to die for. Looking forward to next year!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Crewe
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

We picked Elmdene for our short break in May, based on reviews, and what a great choice.
Carol and Andy have done a great job on the quality of the interior. Our room was on the second floor and was very spacious, with all the little touches you could want, small fridge, dressing gowns etc. Breakfast was excellent with a wide choice of fruit, cereal and cooked items. Would fully recommend a stay at this excellent B&B.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Just come home from what was our fourth visit to the fabulous Elmdene in Torquay.
We have stayed in four different rooms, every one of them has been immaculate and we can't wait to try out the remaining two.!
Carol and Andy are the perfect hosts. They are pleasant and helpful at all times and never overbearing.
The breakfasts freshly cooked by Carol every day sets you up until well into the afternoon and there is a very wide choice available too.
All in all, we can't recommend The Elmdene highly enough.. If you are thinking of visiting beautiful Torquay, look no further than The Elmdene.

Room Tip: Whichever room you choose will be good.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Booked this hotel due to rating on trip advisor and have just completed a four night stay with my wife in Room 6 . Rooms five and six are in the converted roof space.
The rooms are clean, well thought out and have modern with facilities as indicated on the hotel website. Although the weather was warm during our visit, the window opening size in the loft and bathroom kept the accomodation aerated.
There is a small lounge and bar and the owner, Andy, is friendly, helpful and chatty.
Breakfast is high quality, largely locally sourced and freshly cooked . There is a lot of choice .
The hotel is located a fairly level ten minute walk from Torquay rail station, fifteen minute pleasant walk through Torre Abbey gardens to the town centre, and has a bus stop just outside for transport into Torquay. Cockington Village is a twenty minute walk .
There is an on site parking space for each of the six rooms
This hotel is a benchmark for others to aspire to

Room Tip: All rooms are good. Probably first floor rooms are best with less stairs
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Harlow
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Many return to this Family run Hotel.Spacious well maintained very comfortable rooms all en suite, serviced daily. Breakfast is a gourmets delight serving fresh local produce together with a varied selection of fruit,jams,yogurt etc.For us it was the full English that set our days. Set in a quiet location yet close to Bus routes & the Train station, a short walk takes you to the Sea Front.The Elmdene has many awards,testament to the care & dedication of its owners Carol & Andy Gibbs.Guests go to The Elmdene as strangers,yet leave as friends.I am sure you will find many Elmdene reviews here.None including mine will meet the TRUE ELMDENE EXPERIENCE.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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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

  • Stayed June 2014
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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 #15 of 149 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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