Riviera Hotel


Belgrave Road, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ2 5HJ
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A warm welcome awaits you at the Riviera Hotel in the heart of Torquay on the English Riviera. 

We offer great value, friendly and comfortable accommodation and are just a stone’s throw away from Torquay's award-winning beaches, sparkling blue sea and all that the English Riviera and surrounding area has to offer.  Here at the Riviera Hotel we offer fantastic value for all our guests, whether you are travelling on business, visiting with family or as part of a group.  Whether you’re planning a short getaway, mid-week break or a longer family holiday you can be assured of a warm welcome and an amazing time.

Our quality guest accommodation comprises of 143 well appointed, en-suite bedrooms with digital flat screen TV’s and tea and coffee making facilities.  Our range of guest rooms include singles, doubles, twins and large sized family rooms, suitable for a couple with children.

Our restaurant caters for those who love traditional, quality cuisine.  Our Chefs will carve for you either a delicious home cooked joint or you can choose from our market day specials or our vegetarian options. You can then help yourself to a variety of freshly cooked vegetables and potatoes.  To follow, there is a mouth-watering choice of hot and cold desserts on offer. After dinner why not join us in The Show Bar for the evening’s entertainment, including bingo followed by a lively cabaret act and dancing until late. We offer a range of themed music entertainment weekends with great tribute artists in The Show Bar each night.  

Alternatively, make your way to the Sports Bar where there are numerous drinks promotions all year round. Enjoy an after-dinner drink and catch the latest Sky or BT sports game showing on one of our large flat screen TV’s including our popular outside TV set, perfect on a balmy summer’s evening.  The Sports Bar also has pool tables and dart boards if you fancy some friendly competition with your family members.  

Our popular Sunday Carvery Lunch is served between 12pm and 3pm and there is a wide selection of mouth-watering slow-cooked meats, accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetable dishes, hand cut roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, stuffing and a choice of gravy or sauces. We offer a loyalty card scheme so that as a regular customer you can get your 9th carvery with us absolutely free!

BOOK DIRECT and receive complimentary car parking.  The car park is also open to the public where parking charges apply and can be paid at the hotel reception.

The hotel is located within a short 5-minute walk (0.4 miles) of Torre Abbey Sands, a popular family-friendly beach; 2019 Green-Flag awarded Princess Gardens and Royal Terrace Gardens, known locally as Rock Walk (0.7 miles) and Princess Theatre for night-time shows. 

Riviera Hotel is also ideally situated to access the English Riviera’s top visitor attractions on foot including The Real Crime Museum and Escape Rooms (1 mile).  Go back in time at Kent's Cavern where you'll discover prehistoric caves, recognised as the oldest human dwelling in Britain and on the doorstep in nearby Wellswood (2 miles), a pleasant leafy district in Torquay. Torre Abbey Museum (0.3 miles) is a historic house and garden with a fascinating museum and art collection. It is the oldest building in Torquay, with a story spanning 800 years and was once the most important Abbey of its kind in England. 

There is also an array of visitor attractions to keep the whole family entertained in neighbouring town of Paignton! You could visit Paignton Zoo (of TV fame) or for those feeling more adventurous you'll find Splashdown @ Quaywest, a waterpark with the renowned near-vertical 'devils drop' waterslide for the most daring. Back in Torquay, why not pay a visit to Babbacombe Model Village where you can experience Torbay in miniature.

For holidaymakers looking to enjoy the beach life, the English Riviera will leave you spoilt for choice. Along the English Riviera’s coastline there are 20 top beaches to choose from, ranging from wide sandy beaches through to private, secluded coves.  10 of the resort's beaches have received the prestigious Blue Flag and Seaside Awards, some of the best in the Westcountry and the entire UK.

There are 22 miles of stunning coastline, rugged cliffs, picturesque coves and beaches and walks to rival any in the South West of England, with a climate that belongs somewhere much further south. This unique and fascinating area forms part of the famous South West Coast Path and is also a UNESCO Global Geopark, one of only 7 in the UK and 140 in the whole world. There are endless possibilities for safe swimming, diving, sailing, angling and other outdoor activities and a chance to study the natural wildlife at your leisure.

Stunning views are to be seen just about everywhere across the Bay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the Tors of Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth (20.5 miles), Totnes (8.4 miles), Exeter (21.9 miles) and Plymouth (33 miles), all of which are within each reach by road.

Dartmouth Steam Railway Boat & River Company offers boat trips to Brixham (8 miles) and Dartmouth. Stagecoach buses and the local railway will get you to all other towns in South Devon and beyond. The steam railway is well worth a trip, where you can experience a steam train ride across viaducts and through wooded valleys, arriving in the picturesque town of Dartmouth with its quaint art galleries and famous castle.

Riviera Hotel is ideally situated so that you can access all that Devon’s Beautiful Bay has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you very soon.

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Arrival Date:
26th Oct 2020
Departure Date:
27th Oct 2020
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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
2020 - Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)


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Road Directions

Directions From Torquay Tourist Information Centre: Follow Torbay Road along towards Torre Abbey Sands. Turn right at the traffic lights into Belgrave Road. Carry straight on up the road, the Rainbow Hotel is on the right hand side.



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


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Local Produce English Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - 0
  • Accept children all ages
  • Accept Children Over 3
  • Cot - on request
  • Highchair - on request

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Beach within 100m
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Hot Tub/Spa Bath
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Lift
  • Near coastal path
  • Night porter
  • On-site coach parking
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • Open All Year
  • Public telephone
  • Regular evening entertainment
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Swimming Pool
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Key Features

  • Family
  • Groups Welcomed
  • In town/city centre
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Seafront

Leisure Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa bath
  • Swimming pool

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - If booked direct car parking is free of charge. If booked via a third party website such as booking.com, late rooms or expedia there is a £7 per 24 hour car parking charge.
  • On site parking - Parking charged at £7 per 24 hour period when booked through a third party website, free of charge when booked directly with the hotel

Payment Methods

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

Room / Unit Features

  • Central Heating
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Colour Television in all units
  • Free View TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • WiFi

Specialist Features

  • Christmas/New Year Programme
  • Mobile Phone Reception

Travel & Trade

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

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Tel+44 01803 213232

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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 enquiries@englishrivierabid.co.uk

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