The Cimon

Guest House

82 Abbey Road, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ2 5NP

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The Cimon Guest House, Torquay, Devon
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About Us

The Cimon is set in a magnificent 1860’s detached Victorian villa retaining many original period features combined with modern comforts.  Our guests can enjoy the use of two comfortable relaxed seating areas and the residents well-stocked bar, with board games at the ready. The bright and airy breakfast room looks out over the large patio with tropical plants and our 30ft swimming pool. From May to September our pool is open and heated – we offer sun-loungers and complimentary pool towels with a south facing aspect we can have sun all day.  There is plenty of space on the two terraces for relaxing under a palm or two. The Cimon benefits from plenty of free onsite parking and we offer free access to fibre optic wifi throughout.

A range of elegant en-suite rooms to suit families, couples and singles all with flat-screen TV, complimentary refreshment tray and a small fridge. Our superior sea view and family rooms have a spectacular panoramic south-facing vista across Torbay to Paignton and Brixham. Who doesn’t love a seaview!

We, Julia and Jamie, run the guest house with passion and care for our guests and also the environment so careful sourcing of food served, products used, and effort to be eco-responsible is made.  Did you know Torbay is a UNESCO Geopark and a Marine Conservation Zone?

The Cimon is well located being just a 5 minute walk from Torquay’s sandy beach, Torre Abbey and another 2 minutes get you to the Riviera International Conference centre, the bustling promenade with Princess Theatre, the shops and of course the Marina with its wide choice of bars and restaurants – something for everyone from the essential fish and chips to a Michelin star. It is also a short distance from the Agatha Christie Mile, the location for a tour of her life and work. The dazzling beauty of the South West Coastal Path is on the doorstep along with the many attractions of the English Riviera. You can leave the car behind with excellent local transport links (buses or even a ferry to hop around on?) and a short taxi ride from Torquay’s two train stations.

Whilst located in the popular heart of Torquay, The Cimon is set back from the road offering a quiet, relaxing haven. You can enjoy a warm welcome, attentive service and a comfortable stay at this independent family run establishment.

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  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

Openings 2021 (7 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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Recent Reviews:

  • GlennL549
    Trip Type:
    Great hosts
    5 of 5 stars
    29th Nov 2021
    Great place to stay in Torquay. Julia and Jamie fantastic hosts. Room was well presented and clean as was the rest of the accommodation a real credit to the hosts. A 5 -10 minutes walk from seafront... Read full review
  • sharonbY8414BC
    Trip Type:
    Great experience
    5 of 5 stars
    30th Nov 2021
    Stayed at The Cimon as we had planned to go to the princess theatre for a show which was only a 10 minute leisurely walk from The Cimon. Julia and John were friendly and very accommodating. Our room... Read full review
  • 531anns531
    Weston super mare
    Lovely staff
    5 of 5 stars
    2nd Dec 2021
    We had a two night stay and found we had everything we needed. Nothing was too much trouble. Firm bed, fridge, spotless room, good Wi-Fi and wonderful breakfast. Covid rules strictly adhered to. Very... Read full review


Road Directions

Sat nav users type in TQ2 5NP

Map users - Heading into Torquay on the new South Devon link road from Newton Abbot. Riviera Way leads into Newton Road. At Torre Station, take the right filter lane down Avenue Road and then onto Kings Drive until you reach the seafront. Turn left and then stay in the left lane at the traffic lights. Continue ahead up Shedden Hill Road until you reach a set of traffic lights. Turn left and The Cimon is the second building on the left.

Public Transport Directions

Torquay train station - Walking 20 mins - exit onto the seafront and turn left towards the town centre and harbour until you reach Belgrave Road junction. Continue up Sheddon Hill Road to a set of traffic lights. Turn left onto Abbey Road and The Cimon is the second building on the left.

Torquay Main Coach Station - Walking 15 mins - turn right onto Lymington road. Follow the road at the end round the town hall to the right. Continue up Tor Hill Road then turn left at the traffic lights onto Abbey Road. The Cimon is along the road on the right.

Torre train station - Walking 15 mins - On exiting station cross over onto Newton Road straight ahead. Keeping walking straight ahead along East Street for 10 minutes. You will then reach the traffic lights with the modern Central Church. Carry straight on into Abbey Road and The Cimon is along on the right.

Taxis from Torquay and Torre train stations are about 5 mins, less from the Coach station. Local taxis can be ordered on 01803 211611 if needed.



  • Free Wi-Fi available


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians - Also cater for vegan and gluten free
  • Serve breakfast

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Accept children all ages
  • Cot
  • Highchair

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking possible
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions - Perfect for smaller wedding parties up to 35 people.
  • Beach within 100m
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem) - Rooms have all got a desk and chair, fast fibre optic wifi throughout. Scan and photocopying service available.
  • Central heating throughout
  • City Centre Location
  • Conference facilities - Meeting space available, please call to discuss
  • Event venue - Special occasion or other events. Contact direct to discuss requirements.
  • Exclusive Use - Please call to discuss
  • Family Friendly - Family rooms available
  • Free car parking
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Independent Business
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Near coastal path - Not far off the South West Coastal Path
  • On-site coach parking - Pre booking for mini bus or small coach
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • Open All Year
  • Public telephone
  • Sea Views
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Swimming Pool - 30 ft outdoor heated pool open May to September
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Family - Family rooms available
  • Groups Welcomed
  • In town/city centre
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - Original 1860 detached Victorian villa with many original features. The building was a Nunnery associated with Torre Abbey. Also within walking distance of Agatha Christie mile.
  • Romantic
  • Seafront - 5 minute walk to seafront and beach
  • Travelling Through

Languages spoken

  • Spanish spoken

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course - Non members welcome at Torquay Golf Club on a daily fee basis
  • Games Room - A wide variety of board games available.
  • Outdoor pool - 30ft heated pool. Open according to weather from May to September.
  • Swimming pool - Outdoor heated Pool, May to September

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Parking area can accommodate mini buses. Please call in advance to arrange.
  • On site parking - Parking for up to 20 cars is available for free.

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Android pay accepted
  • Apple pay accepted
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted


  • Within 1 Mile of a Train Station

Room / Unit Features

  • Central Heating
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Colour Television in all units
  • Digital TV
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms - DVD player available in Sea view, family and superior rooms.
  • Electric shaver point
  • En-suite
  • Four poster beds available
  • Free View TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge - Except compact double
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available - Access to ground floor but please note breakfast room and guest lounge on lower ground floor.
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • WiFi

Specialist Features

  • Honeymoon Breaks
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly - Every effort is to be eco-responsible with food and products used.
  • Marketed to any other specialist market - Dry room storage for golf clubs and other sporting equipment. Space for storage of paddle boards and kayaks. Packed lunches can be pre-ordered. Please contact to discuss.
  • Mobile Phone Reception
  • Special provisions for cyclists - Storage of cycles can be arranged. Packed lunches can be pre-ordered.
  • Special provisions for lone female travellers - Most welcome - Breakfast and drinks can be served in room if required. We can pre-arrange named taxi pick up and drop off. Bespoke request can be arranged through the owners.
  • Special provisions for walkers - Drying room available for boots and equipment. Packed lunches can be pre-ordered.

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available - Please call direct to discuss.
  • Packed lunches available - Please pre-order.
  • Wi-fi available

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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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