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The Elmdene

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12/06/2017 13/06/2017
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

No wonder its listed as number 1 this was our second visit and Carol and Andy's enthusiasm continues to give an excellent stay. Clean, stylish and superbly maintained. whenever we visit Torquay this is where we shall stay.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Elmdene Hotel in Torquay in October 2012. The hotel was immaculate with stylish well-presented bedrooms. We were hosted by Carol and Andy who extended a very warm welcome. This was by far the best hotel experience we have had in a very long time.

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Thank Terry S
England
Reviewed 25 October 2012

One rare occasions I get to stay in a hotel that is so good that I think the bosses of failing hotels should be sent there for a masterclass in how it's done. Carol and Andy are so good at what they do because they enjoy it and they like their guests. Their hotel is spotless and their breakfast is...

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Thank Speakasifind
London
Reviewed 24 October 2012

Excellent small hotel in Victorian building in quiet residential area of Torquay. Super-clean and very comfortable large bedroom. Owners Carol & Andy were friendly and helpful, and breakfast was very good. We would gladly stay again.

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Banstead
Reviewed 17 October 2012

This hotel has a wonderful friendly atmosphere made all the more special by Carol and Andy who are super hosts. It is immaculate and very tastefully furnished throughout. We stayed in superior room No. 2 with its own little sitting room and en-suite bathroom. The double aspect windows and high ceilings made the bedroom lovely and light and the bed...

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York
Reviewed 14 October 2012

Booked the Elmdene for a visit to family due to the positive recommendations on Tripadvisor and were delighted to find the hotel lived up to all our expectations. Andy and Carol are perfect hosts, offering wonderful accommodation in a location close to the centre of Torquay. On arrival Andy made us a pot of tea with a plate of chocolate...

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Thank John L
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2012

This is a fabulous place with the most welcoming atmosphere. The owners are both friendly, kind, down to earth people who work hard to provide a relaxing base for their guests. The attention to detail and little extras are great and well appreciated and they provide everything you need for a break away. Lovely home cooked breakfast with plenty of...

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2012

We decided to stop at the Elmdene Hotel after looking at the reviews of the hotel, and the pictures, and we were really pleasantly surprised. The photos look great, but the hotel is AMAZING! We got married on 4th August and started our Honeymoon on the 6th August. We were really well treated; the hotel was one of the cleanest,...

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Thank James S
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2012

My husband Paul and myself, have stayed at Elmdene on numerous occasions over several years. We would not even dream of staying anywhere else when holidaying in Torquay. Carol and Andy are the best of hosts always making you very welcome, the breakfasts are delicious with plenty of different choices. All of the rooms are immaculate with excellent facilities. The...

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1Thank wendy n
Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Elmdene is no ordinary guest house, it's a home away from home. Andy & Carol are naturals at making you feel welcome. The rooms and facilities are to a very high standard and the location is handy with a short stroll to the promenade and town centre. Breakfasts in the sun filled front room are delightful with plenty of variety,...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about The Elmdene

Address: Rathmore Road, Torquay TQ2 6NZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: ₹ 7,663 - ₹ 9,600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Elmdene 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Elmdene Hotel Torquay
The Elmdene Torquay, Devon
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms 2 & 3 are good. Its the only rooms weve stayed in.”
Royboydursley, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are perfect, we love room 6 at the top of the hotel.”
rogerjohns2n, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“We have had three rooms now and all excellent. For elderly first floor recommended”
HarryBuckinghamshire, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room one for a view at the front of the hotel, Room six for a cosy room at the top.”
rogerjohns2n, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was at the top a lovely room very comfy with amply space . There was a nice shower , tv and fridge there was even 2 fluffy white dressing gowns and slippers hanging in the wardrobe for you to use everything was very clean,”
B9503YIdebrab, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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