Howden Court Hotel Torquay


23 Croft Road, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ2 5UD

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Howden Court Hotel at dusk, Torquay, Devon

About Us

Built in 1860 Howden Court Hotel is a period Grade ii listed property and retains many of the architectural features of the day.  

We are a famiy run hotel located in the centre of Torquay, the English Riviera.  The hotel includes a 3/4 acre garden.   Our outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy a pleasant afternoon. The hotel grounds are large with ample room for children to play safely. The garden is South facing so remember to bring plenty of sun cream! 

We also have the added advantage of access via 'Croft Meadow Walk', this private pathway takes you to within 100 metres of Torquays main beach - a nice walk and also ideal shortcut to the seafront. We are only a short walking distance from Torquay Bowls Club, Victoria Bowls Club and Kings Bowls Club.

Other attractions close by are The Princess Theatre, Torre Abbey Museum & Gardens, Crazy Golf and Pitch n Putt.

We are constantly striving to provide a better product & service for our guests, many of whom return year after year and sometimes visit us several times in one year!  

As well as appealing to guests travelling independently by car, train etc. we also offer coach holidays throughout the year and pick up from a variety of locations - check out our 'Coach' page on our own website.  

We have 30 guest bedrooms; 10 of which have ‘Wet Room’ facilities - also ask us about our ‘Superior Rooms’. We also have a large bar with dance floor and a live entertainment programme.  We hope to provide our guests with memories collected from holiday experiences gained during daytime exploits alongside night time enjoyment in the bar meeting new friends, dancing and having a great time.


Note, we are not Star Rated, we came out of the 'Star Rating' system many years ago. We believe a true reflection of what a hotel offers can be found via review sites such as TripAdvisor. Howden Court has won TripAdvisor's 'Certificate of Excellence' for the last 8 consecutive years which gained us a spot in the TripAdvisor 'Hall Of Fame' for 2019. We also won the TripAdvisor 'Travellers Choice' 2019.  Although 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, we were still able to achieve the TripAdvisor ‘Best of the Best’ award for 2020.  This is an award we are especially proud of.  Our certificates are displayed in reception for all to see.


  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTrip Advisor Travellers Choice Award 2019 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award 2019 2019

Opening Times

Open New Year
Open Christmas

* Special dates & rates: Christmas & New Year

Hotel closed during February



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Travelers Choice Best of Best
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • V7067CFchristinep
    Barnsley, United Kingdom
    Excellent hotel
    5 of 5 stars
    15th Aug 2020
    We were met by our driver Kevin in Sheffield, wearing a mask, on the hotels own coach. This is our second visit to this hotel, the first many years ago, it has changed hands since our last visit and... Read full review
  • 410barrya
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Excellent Covid-19 Break in Torquay
    5 of 5 stars
    29th Aug 2020
    Having just returned home from a wonderful stay at the Howden Court Hotel in Torquay. Booked in for a week to return home on Friday 28th. Whilst there this time noticed the special lengths the... Read full review
  • JanB3186
    Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    28th Oct 2020
    The Howden Court is a true gem. A family run business that put their hearts and souls into making your stay just perfect. Very clean and well run, the food is just great and hearty, I can’t wait for... Read full review


Road Directions

From M5 onto A38 heading for Newton Abbot and Torquay. Keeping heading for Torquay, at forked road junction (Torre railway station on right), approach either via left of fork heading for town centre and then down Belgrave Road towards seafgront, partway down Belgrave Road at traffic lights turn left into Lucius Street and then right into Croft Road, we are half way along Croft Road on right hand side. Alternatively at junction by Torre station take right hand fork and approach via Avenue Road akeep going as far as the seafront then turn left at seafront. At traffic lights go up Shedden Hill then turn left into Croft Road, we are partway long Croft Road on left hand side.

Public Transport Directions

By Train. From Torquay railway station approx. 3/4 mile. Local taxi's available from station. Walk to hotel approx. 15/20 minutes - route from Torquay's main station at rear of Grand Hotel- walk along seafront towards Torquay town centre at 2nd set of traffic lights (Premier Inn on left) walk up Shedden Hill then turn left into Croft Road, we are partway along Croft Road on left hand side.



  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Within 1 Mile of a Train Station


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for the Disabled


  • Additional meal details - Vegetarian, vegan
  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Half board supplement (£)
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch - Sandwiches, tea & coffee, bar drinks

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Facilities for children
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Beach within 2km
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Lift
  • Near coastal path
  • Regular evening entertainment
  • Sea Views
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Accessible
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Haunted - Built in 1860 this Victorian Villa, once the home of Admiral Howden does have its own ghost..... Mary. Built in 1860 this Victorian Villa, once the home of Admiral Howden does have its own ghost...Mary. Apparantly she is a friendly ghost! Mary died accidentally in the nineteenth century and has stayed in the hotel ever since!
  • In town/city centre
  • Non smoking establishment - Hotel is completely non-smoking
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Seafront - Via the private pathway from the Hotel you are only a 300 yards stroll from Torquay's main beach and seafront.

Leisure Facilities

  • Wet Room Available

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Electric shaver point
  • Free View TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Christmas/New Year Programme
  • Honeymoon Breaks
  • Marketed to any other specialist market - Bowls Group

Travel & Trade

  • Free accommodation for coach driver
  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Get in Touch

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211

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