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The Elmdene
Ranked #15 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
London
1 review
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“Great hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

We have stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. You can see the personal touch of the hosts is every little detail around you, in a very comfortable and spotlessly clean ambiance. The bed and linen helped for a great sleep and every morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast to order. Carol and Andy are wonderful hosts, helpful, friendly and professional. Highly recommended! ... And driving around the coast searching for beautiful coves was great!

Room Tip: Superior room number 1 is very spacious and extremely comfortable!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

My girlfriend and I spent three nights at the Elmdene and were sad to leave. The hotel is lovely and our room was beautiful! We had breakfast included which offered a great choice of either a cooked breakfast or a continental style buffet. The full english was easily the best breakfast we have ever had! It's just a walk from the beach and the harbour. Great hosts - very helpful and friendly!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

We have just returned from a stay at the elmdene and it is the best hotel we have ever stayed in. The breakfast was excellent, large choice, and could not fault the cleanliness not a speck of dust anywhere. The location was perfect and a nice 15 miniute walk through the park to the harbour. Lovely hosts they made you feel very welcome. This was a last miniute booking as we had booked a 2 night stay in Dartmoor but because of the nice weather decided to stay the previous 2 nights at the Elmdene, when we arrived at our hotel in Dartmoor we wished we were back at the Elmdene and rang to see if they had a room available but unfotunately they were fully booked. Will definately be returning.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

This was our second visit to the Elmdene and we wouldn't hesitate in visiting again, in fact, I'm fairly certain we will go again. Carol and Andy are excellant hosts and nothing is too much trouble. In fact you get the impression they want to do that little bit extra when asked, but do it without any fuss. Having said that if you want to be left alone they do that just as well. The rooms are beautifully decorated, we had room 3 but all the rooms I have seen - 3 in total, are of a similar standard. Its difficult to say what is missing in the rooms because everything seems to be there including a fridge with bottled water and fresh milk. The breakfast menu is extensive with all the usual things like bacon, sausage, veg sausage, if you ask, mushrooms, tomatoes etc, as well as smoked salmon, and a wide choice of fruit and cereals. There is a lounge area with a small bar, which has been altered since our visit last year, and has made it a nicer area to relax in. The hotel is only a 10 minute walk to the beach, through a pleasent park and if you are feeling fit you can walk to the busy end of Torquay in about 30 minutes. All in all a hotel were you can completely relax and if Carol and Andy ever decide to sell up, I suggest they set up a company to train hotel staff because I've stayed in many hotels throught the world who could learn a lot from them.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

Just spent a weeks holiday in the best B&B Hotel we have ever stayed in. Excellent food and accomodation - cleanliness to the highest standard possible. Cannot recommend this Hotel enough. Ideal location for exploring the area either by bus / train or car. Fantastic hosts in Carol and Andy (despite being a blue nose - footie fans will understand this comment). Hope that they will let us return in the future. All B&B Hotels should aim to the standard set at Elmdene.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Elmdene

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 153 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,189 - ₹ 8,986
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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Elmdene Hotel Torquay
The Elmdene Torquay, Devon

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