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The Elmdene
Ranked #15 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
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Bristol
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4 reviews
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“Everything you want from a B&B and more”
Reviewed 13 June 2010

The Elmdene is one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed in and was excellent value for money. Our room was very comfortable with modern decor, absolutely spotless, and all of the amenities you could want. Andy and Carol were extremely welcoming and went out of their way to be helpful and cater for even our strangest requests! There was a fantastic choice of breakfast options and the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs that we chose were superb. All in all a real gem of a B&B and we will be telling all of our friends. Hope to go back again sometime.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2010

I stayed for 2 nights on my own and felt very comfortable. Lovely huge room with en suite, clean, newly decorated, modern, tea and coffee, bathrobe, wonderful sheets, helpful toiletries as had forgotten a few things, plenty of hangers, ironing board in hall, tv and dvd player. On the second morning I slept in and missed breakfast and without asking the owners first offered to make me toast but i was on my way so they knocked £10 off the bill! I really didn't expect that as it was my fault i had missed it. Breakfast was great on the first morning, i chose scrambles eggs and smoked salmon- very nicely done. Also, good security, front door kept locked and good lock on my room door. Close to sea front and station. Truly do a great job.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled solo
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Crewe, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2010

had a great stay.owner very friendly,rooms and food spot on,great value for the money.
will stay again.chris@pam from crewe

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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Isle Of Wight
1 review
Reviewed 30 May 2010

Had a great time here for are second stay at this hotel, highly reccomend it too anyone. Brilliantly decorated with clean rooms and bathrooms. great choices for breakfast within a nice warm welcome room.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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warrington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2010

-fantastic food
-Great hosts
- room was to a very high standard
- like the location, close walk into torquay

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Derbyshire
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Reviewed 13 May 2010

Great location, very handy for the railway station, in a peaceful spot just a short walk through the abbey gardens to the harbour area.

Everything about this place is spot on. We were made to feel really welcome when we arrived and were shown to our room. We had room 1, the superior room, and I have to say it was beautiful. We recently stayed at the 5 star Andaz hotel in London and to be honest this room almost as well appointed, and the huge bed was even more comfortable.

Carol and Andy are excellent hosts - you are made to feel very welcome, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, but at the same time, every detail is attended to with great care. Breakfasts were first class, and everything about this place is immaculate. Somehow though it still feels comfortable and homely. Oh and its also fantastic value for money.

We will definitely be back :-)

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield
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Reviewed 9 May 2010

This is a really nice place - delicious breakfast cooked to order, in a lovely quiet leafy location within walking distance of the train station and the town centre and harbour, there is free parking and the room we stayed in was very spacious, quiet and had a very up to date bathroom. The owners are very friendly and down to earth - we travel a lot and this is the most welcome we have felt for a long time in this country or anywhere else. I originally booked a family room for two nights, then due to various family mishaps moved the dates, turned up with fewer guests than planned, then in the end stayed only one night! None of this was any trouble to the owners and didn't incur any booking charges. 100% recommended.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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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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