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Newquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Big big thank you to Craig and Ian, all the previous comments are bang on when saying how lovely and accommodating they are. Very eager to please which is lovely. Beautiful breakfasts each morning.. comfiest bed i have ever slept in and so very peaceful! Was lovely hearing the piano being played too, very romantic. Can't wait to read your...

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Ian1970, Owner at The Marstan, responded to this review

Dear Fracesca, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. I am delighted that we met your expectations and we really appreciate your constructive feedback. Regarding room 10 - it is worth mentioning on this response that it was completely refurbished this year, at the same time as the other room that you stayed in. The...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Starting with a wonderful welcome from Craig complete with a pot of tea and lots of advice on the area and what to see and do, a fantastic room with a four poster bed, amazing breakfasts (the cheese omelette is to die for) and attentive service at all times without being intrusive I can honestly say its the best B&B...

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Ian1970, Owner at The Marstan, responded to this review

Dear Kim, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. I am delighted that we met your expectations - we really appreciate your feedback. I look forward to welcoming you back to The Marstan very soon. Ian

Reviewed 27 April 2015

My partner and I stayed at the Marstan hotel the weekend just gone and can say it has to be one of the best hotels we have stayed in. From the attentive hosts to the gorgeous breakfast and lavish decor. We arrived early on Friday and was not due to check in for another hour but we went to the...

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Ian1970, Owner at The Marstan, responded to this review

Dear Bryony, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. I am not sure that we should be encouraging Craig's jokes, but I will pass on the positive feedback! I am delighted that we met your expectations and I look forward to welcoming you back to The Marstan very soon. Best Wishes Ian

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2015

From the second we walked in we were made very welcome. Craig and Ian were great fun and attentive. The B&B was beautiful with speedy wi-fi, perfect for our teenage daughter! Every day started off well with lovely breakfast choices. It looked stunning and tasted even better, especially the homemade granola. Also great restaurant recommendations within a short walk of...

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Ian1970, Owner at The Marstan, responded to this review

Dear Dodders013, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. I am delighted that we met your expectations. I am glad that you had time to enjoy the hot tub. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to The Marstan very soon. Ian

Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

We visted the Marstan Hotel of Torquay by searching various websites for the best & we were most impressed! The hosts including Craig's Mum made us feel very special. The attention to detail & quality rivaled hotels from Park Lane & Mayfair. We would always return & highly recommend. No faults, just perfect!

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Ian1970, Owner at The Marstan, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. I am delighted that we met your expectations and I look forward to welcoming you back to The Marstan very soon. I hope that you enjoyed your trip to Germany. Best Wishes Ian Krender (Proprietor)

Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

From the minute we arrived we was greeted with the bubbly Craig. He was very attentive. The B&B was stunning beautifully decorated. spotlessly clean. The room (rm2) was lovely ,compact but its all we needed. breakfast was beautiful. freshly cooked full English. OMG Craig home made Greek style yoghurt was amazing! !!! I used the jacuzzi. which was lovely. within...

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Ian1970, Owner at The Marstan, responded to this review

Dear Faye. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. I am delighted that we met your expectations and I look forward to welcoming you back to The Marstan in the summer. We really appreciate your feedback on our breakfast. Best Wishes Ian Krender (Proprietor)

Reviewed 18 April 2015

Since I found this by chance last year I have now stayed here twice and will always go back when I'm on my business trips to Torquay! Craig & Ian are the perfect hosts, the rooms are luxuriously furnished with comfortable beds lovely bathrooms & free wifi. The breakfast is to die for sitting in the splendour of their beautiful...

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Ian1970, Owner at The Marstan, responded to this review

Dear Deryck, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. It was great to see you again. I am delighted that we met your expectations and I look forward to welcoming you back to The Marstan very soon. Best Wishes Ian Krender (Proprietor)

Reviewed 17 April 2015

What can I say. From the moment I set foot in The Marstan, a warm welcome was extended and until leaving!!! Nothing was too much trouble and Craig & Ian's attention to detail, incredible, with customer service in mind. Absolutely fantastic!! The hotel is really spacious, beautifully decorated and garbed in a classic style. Put simply, this is a an...

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Ian1970, Owner at The Marstan, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write such a detailed and complimentary review. I am delighted that we met your expectations and I look forward to welcoming you back to The Marstan very soon. Best Wishes Ian Krender (Proprietor)

Portsmouth
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights for business, as I was working the local hospital. I was well looked after and the hosts, Ian and Craig are very friendly and welcoming. Craig makes a great breakfast and is also happy to help with any recommendations for restaurants. I am currently reading Ian's Novel that he wrote which is great! I...

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Ian1970, Owner at The Marstan, responded to this review

Dear Rose, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. I am delighted that we met your expectations and I look forward to welcoming you back to The Marstan in a few weeks. I hope that you enjoy the novel! Best Wishes Ian Krender (Proprietor)

Reviewed 13 April 2015

We had an excellent few days stay at this hotel, the breakfast was outstanding and our room was superb. Both Ian and Craig did everything possible to make our stay a memorable one. Thanks a lot guys, Alastair Cameron

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Dear Alastair, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. I am delighted that we met your expectations and I look forward to welcoming you back to The Marstan very soon. Best Wishes Ian Krender (Proprietor)

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Marstan Hotel is an elegant mid-Victorian Villa peacefully located along Meadfoot Sea Road in a conservation area. The harbour and town are approximately ten minutes walk with the blue flag awarded Meadfoot Beach and its stunning views being less than five minutes on foot. An extensive refurbishment program saw The Marstan achieve a five-star guesthouse rating in 2007. In keeping with the period of the building, the hotel is traditionally furnished with antiques complemented with modern amenities such as contemporary bathrooms, flat screen televisions, wifi and ipod docking stations. The Marstan is the only five star guesthouse in Torquay to benefit from a combination of an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and a licensed bar. The owners and staff endeavor to provide an attentive and personal service without being intrusive, with the aim of creating a luxury boutique hotel ambiance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Marstan

Address: Meadfoot Sea Road, Torquay TQ1 2LQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: ₹ 7,046 - ₹ 12,020 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marstan 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
The Marstan Hotel Torquay
Marstan Hotel Torquay
Marstan Boutique Hotel Torquay
The Marstan Torquay, Devon
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
#3 Family Hotel in Torquay
#3 Business Hotel in Torquay
#7 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms overlooking the Pool were our choice”
Stuey51, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 is large and overlooks the garden.”
68clairj, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a small double room which was adequate for a weekend, a larger double would probably be better for a longer stay.. The bathroom was a very good size though.”
512judih, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 was just so quiet with lovely decor and just so spotless and the peace and quite was lovely.”
jameswK2132IQ, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had room 10 which had a lovely big bed, loads of room, and bags of character.”
856stuarto, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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