Marstan Guest House

Guest House

Meadfoot Sea Road, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ1 2LQ
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Marstan Guest House and pool in Torquay, Devon
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About Us

Update May 2021 - In the Romance category and in the Small hotels category for TripAdvisor The Marstan in Torquay celebrates being in the top 10 for both in the UK.

The Marstan Hotel is one of the highest rated five-star guest houses in Torquay. The Marstan is an elegant mid-Victorian Villa peacefully located along Meadfoot Sea Road in a conservation area within Torquay, South Devon. 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 programme has helped us achieve a five-star guesthouse rating, AA gold award, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame Award and a Michelin guide listing. The Marstan is the only five-star guest house in Torquay to benefit from a combination of an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and a licensed bar. In keeping with the period of the building and with many of the original features intact, the hotel is traditionally furnished with antiques complemented with modern amenities such as contemporary bathrooms, flat screen televisions and Wi-Fi. 

The Marstan provides nine luxuriously appointed ensuite rooms including compact and classic doubles, family (with a double and two bunks beds), king and queen-sized rooms as well as our four poster and premium rooms. All bookings include our acclaimed breakfast, cooked to order and made with locally sourced ingredients.

The residents bar retains the ambience of a period drawing room with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served including wines and spirits as well as a large selection of Devon and Cornwall craft gins and Torbay ales and cider.

Outside, carefully tended gardens with a selection of loungers, tables and chairs are available for guests to relax around our heated pool (open seasonally only) and hot tub (open all year). Guests can enjoy themselves in the sun or in the shade of one of our palm or banana trees. Parking is available on the property and additional parking is free of charge on the road outside.

The owners and staff endeavour to provide an attentive and personal service without being intrusive, with the aim of creating a luxury boutique hotel ambience.

Whilst Torquay can trace its roots back to the 12th century, the town came to prominence in the mid-19th century when the railway connections to London were built. Torquay rapidly became a fashionable seaside resort with the wealthy gentlemen of the period building holiday homes in the area. The Marstan is believed to be one such villa built around this time. Originally, a private home the building became a boarding house in 1912 known as The Pembroke. The hotel at that time had 20 bedrooms and three bathrooms occupying the same living space as is currently utilised, rooms were a shilling a week. In the 1980's, as tourist expectations rose the then owners decided to halve the number of bedrooms to provide bigger rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Largely untouched since then until 2005, the owners embarked upon a massive refurbishment programme repairing the fabric of the building, installing modern ensuites, redecorating and furnishing throughout. Further upgrades and improvements to the property continue on an ongoing basis.

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Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Compact Double£72.00 per room (breakfast included)
Double Room£86.00 per room (breakfast included)
Family Room£125.00 per room (breakfast included)
Four Poster£110.00 per room (breakfast included)
King/Queen Room£100.00 per room (breakfast included)
Premier Room£110.00 per room (breakfast included)

*Rate shown is for double occupancy except for the family room which is priced as two adults and two children and at low season, prices will increase for mid and high season. A single person discount is available on rooms if occupied by one person during low season. During busy periods we do not usually offer single occupancy discounts in our double rooms.
We do not cater for infants under 4 years old. Children 4-14 are charged at £30 per night unless as included in the family room. Over 15's are charged at an adult rate. Minimum charges apply to two children in their own room.
All our rooms are ensuite. Double rooms have full ensuites with shower only, all other rooms have full ensuites with bath and shower (except for the premier room which is also shower only).
Check our offers page for last minute deals and discounts on the above rates.


  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTrip Advisor Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award 2020 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award 2020 2021


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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
2021 Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
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Recent Reviews:

  • Stephen J
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    19th Sept 2021
    Stayed from 6th Sept-12th with my wife. The hotel is elegant and very clean. Pool area is lovely too. Jackie and Nick are fantastic and knowledgeable hosts, very kind and chatty. The breakfast menu... Read full review
  • AndrewR499
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    fab 3 day mini break
    5 of 5 stars
    29th Sept 2021
    had a wonderful 3 night stay at this lovely hotel, jackie and nick were the perfect host and nothing was too much trouble. exceptionally clean, the bed was very comfortable, breakfast was very good... Read full review
  • 123denisejane
    South West England, United Kingdom
    5 of 5 stars
    7th Oct 2021
    Oh what a beautiful hotel so peaceful clean and such a warm welcome I fell in love with the there beautiful white cat 😺winter breakfast was lovely all cooked fresh also you were not rushed,I would... Read full review


Road Directions

• Coming from Exeter, follow the A380 towards Torquay.• At the junction of A3022 follow the signs for the Sea Front.• When you reach the Sea Front make a left turn onto Torbay Road.• Follow Torbay Road to the second roundabout. (this is just past Debenhams) and make a left at this roundabout onto Babbacombe Road.• Make a right turn at the next traffic light onto Meadfoot Road.• Meadfoot Road becomes Meadfoot Sea Road.• We are on the right hand side just 3 minutes up the road. Just look for the black and gold sign

Public Transport Directions

We are approximately 1.5 miles from Torquay train station and 2.5 miles from the coach station. We recommend taking a taxi. We can arrange this for you if required.



  • Free Wi-Fi available


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Minimum age - 4
  • Cot - No

Establishment Features

  • Beach within 2km - Several beaches within 2 km. The nearest is a few minutes stroll from the hotel.
  • Central heating throughout
  • Free car parking
  • Hot Tub/Spa Bath
  • Ironing facilities - Irons and ironing boards available on request
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Near coastal path
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • Open All Year
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Swimming Pool - Heated outdoor pool open seasonally.
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Gym - Use of offsite gym at extra cost
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor pool - Yes - Seasonal
  • Spa bath - Hot tub available in the grounds, year round

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Parking is available on the drive. Additional free parking is available if required on the road.

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Central Heating
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Colour Television in all units
  • Digital TV
  • Electric shaver point
  • En-suite
  • Four poster beds available
  • Free View TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ground Floor Accommodation
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • iPod Dock
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • WiFi

Specialist Features

  • Mobile Phone Reception

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

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Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211

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