The Somerville - Torquay

515 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay, United Kingdom, TQ1 1HJshow map
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Overview

Featuring cots and high chairs, The Somerville offers accommodation in Torquay. This hotel is characterized by an original style and fresh interiors. Room services, ironing service and newspaper service as well as a storage room, a safety deposit box and a cloakroom are on hand.

The hotel is less than 1.8 km from Torre Abbey. Cary (Torquay) Gardens is a short walk away, while Exeter Quay is at a 29 km distance.

Guests will enjoy proximity to a theatre and a museum in a south area of Torquay.

Exeter airport can be reached within a 40 minutes' drive from The Somerville.

Rooms

Free Wi-Fi, TV set and a sofa set, as well as en suite bathrooms are offered in the units. Some rooms include views of the garden. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher, tea and coffee making facilities and a kettle.

Eat & Drink

The Somerville serves a continental breakfast every morning from 08:30 to 09:45. The hotel invites guests to the lounge bar to relax with a drink. Various options for dining, including Daisycakes and Old Vienna Restaurant are offered in the area.

Relax

A casino, a sunbathing terrace and a golf course are available for relaxation and refreshment. Sport facilities include lawn tennis, basketball and squash.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   10.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Meeting facilities

Conference room

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Limousine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Conference room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Casino
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Courtyard view

Room features

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-18:00FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Torwood Conservative ClubTorwood Conservative Club1700 ft
Amf BowlingAmf Bowling1400 ft
Harbour AmusementsHarbour Amusements2000 ft
RivieraRiviera2000 ft
K's AmusementsK's Amusements2300 ft
Central CinemaCentral Cinema2700 ft
Torquay MuseumTorquay Museum400 ft
Living Coasts LtdLiving Coasts Ltd2700 ft
Princess TheatrePrincess Theatre3000 ft
Riviera Life ChurchRiviera Life Church300 ft527 Babbacombe Road
Torquay MuseumTorquay Museum500 ft529 Babbacombe Road
Meadfoot BeachMeadfoot Beach1200 ftMeadfoot Road, Torquay
Rainbow FunhouseRainbow Funhouse1200 ftTorwood Gardens Road
Cary (Torquay) GardensCary (Torquay) Gardens1800 ftSea Front
Torquays Dinosaur WorldTorquays Dinosaur World1900 ft3 Victoria Parade
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Old Vienna RestaurantOld Vienna Restaurant900 ft7 Lisburne Square
DaisycakesDaisycakes800 ft480 Babbacombe Road
Yum SingYum Sing1100 ftOld Torwood Road
Cotton Eyed Joe'sCotton Eyed Joe's1100 ft64 Torwood Street
Hennessy Restaurant and Cocktail LoungeHennessy Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge1200 ft41 Torwood St
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Torre Abbey Historic House & GalleryTorre Abbey Historic House & Gallery1.1 mi
Ark Gallery & Framing StudioArk Gallery & Framing Studio1.9 mi
Babbacombe Model Village, BabbacombeBabbacombe Model Village, Babbacombe1.3 mi
Gala ClubsGala Clubs3700 ft
Torquay Hi-FlyerTorquay Hi-Flyer4300 ft
Riley Snooker ClubRiley Snooker Club4600 ft
Dance LeadersDance Leaders2.4 mi
Bygones MuseumBygones Museum1.4 mi
Babbacombe TheatreBabbacombe Theatre5000 ft
Inner HarbourInner Harbour2100 ft TorquayEngland
Agatha Christie MileAgatha Christie Mile2200 ftaround Torquay, Torquay
Big wheelBig wheel2500 ftTorquay road, Torquay
Kents CavernKents Cavern3700 ft89/91 Ilsham Road Cavern House
The Play CafeThe Play Cafe4700 ft161 Union Street
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Getting around
Airports
Exeter (EXT)19.3 mi
Plymouth (PLH)26.1 mi
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  48  reviews

Rating by category:

8.0
Location
9.0
Rooms
9.6
Service
10.0
Dining
  • 9.6
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    Very comfortable, relaxing and clean. Friendly, helpful and informative staff.Particularly comfy bed and lovely bathroom. Appreciated the helpful hints on where to eat out.

  • 10.0
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    The owners were very pleasant and helpful, they went that extra mile. The location was excellent, 5 minutes walk from the centre. The luxury rooms were exceptionally comfortable and clean. The decor was amazing. I would definitely go back again and recommend this to others. The breakfasts were excellent. An excellent selection of cereals and fruit. The cooked breakfast was cooked to your choice (nothing was too much trouble) and brought to your table.

    No complaints whatsoever.

  • 10.0
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    The Somerville was everything we expected after reading previous reviews. The location is ideal, very close to the heart of Torquay but far enough away so as not be disturbed by any noise. The room was beautifuuly presented, spotlessly clean,with every possible need catered for. The breakfast menu was very extensive ( a dieters nightmare!) a lovely array of cold buffet options and all hot food very well cooked and presented to order. The staff were very helpful, polite, and friendly. We telephoned the day before arrival and advised the owners of our estimated arrival time, although this was a couple of hours prior to check in time our room was ready and they were more than happy to welcome us.

    No complaints at all.

  • 10.0
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    All the nice little touches like freely available delicious home baked cookies, sweets & lovely classical music in the room. Very good quality cups, tea & coffee in the room.

    The towels have too much fluff. All over my body when drying myself. Bathroom too small.

  • 9.6
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    The propriators were very welcoming, They kindly carrried our cases from the car to our first floor room on request, then offered us tea and cake after our 6 hour journey which was unexpected. Little touches, such as, daily and free access to fresh milk from the guest fridge (alernative option to the carton milk provided on the tea/coffee room tray) and selections of fruit and homemade cakes and biscuits. The excellent choice at breakfast, using locally sourced produce set us up for the day. Sleeping was a dream, literally, due to the comfortable beds and feather filled toppers and pillows. The location suited us fine, being ten minutes walk down the hill to the harbour and town centre (could be bit taxing for some). We would recommend.

    Our first floor room had no view, in fact we were facing a wall. However, as we went out every day this was not a problem and in fact it made it very quiet at night with no traffic noise at all.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    It has its own charm and standards reminders of a bygone age

  • 9.6
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    Perfect hotel for a stay in Torquay, unbeatable value for the money

  • 10.0
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    Everything was perfect. I can think of nothing negative about the Somerville at all. The Somerville ticks every single box in my eyes.

  • 10.0
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    Perfection in a guesthouse! Friendly greeting on arrival from the lovely Grant. Immediate upgrade offered at a discounted price as suite available! And wowsers, what a room! Fantastic relaxing break after massages in the comfort of our suite. A wonder just 5 mins down the road for a 4 course Catonese meal - just idyllic! Great nights sleep followed by marvellous fresh, attentive and fantastic brekkie. Better then most expensive hotels and certainly the best place to stay in Torquay! We will be back using those "previous guest discount" vouchers!! Xx

  • 10.0
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    The Hotel was fantastic The hosts really helpful and friendly The facilities excellent The food best breakfast in England

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The quiet and relaxing athmospere

  • 9.6
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    we really enjoyed our stay , we had warm welcome with good knowledge of eating out The room was pure luxury clean and warm . The breakfast was excellent with great choice and excellent service . We will be booking again!!

  • 10.0
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    Every detail, from the welcome we recieved to the sweets in your room. I stay in hotels on a regular basses as part of my job and I can say without dought that I would reccomend the sumerville as friendly top class.

  • 10.0
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    The hotel is charming and he staff are very friendly and helpfull . The Somerville is situated locally and is perfect for discovering this area . The sumptuous rooms are lavishly decorated and the rooms are very comfortable and warm . We had our every need met and could not ask for more this hotel and its staff does their job very well indeed . Full marks for this top class hotel ..

  • 10.0
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    I thought that the location was very good for the centre of Torquay. The hotel was very clean and the rooms were spotless.

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Highlights
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-18:00FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Airports
Exeter (EXT)19.3 mi
Plymouth (PLH)26.1 mi
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