The Cimon - Theatre & Riviera International Conference Centre

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82 Abbey Road, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ2 5NP

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Palace Theatre, Paignton, Devon
  • Palace Theatre, Paignton, Devon
  • Princess Theatre, Torquay, Devon
  • Little Theatre, Torquay, Devon
  • Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon
  • Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay, Devon

About Us

Whilst you are staying at the Cimon why not visit…….

Princess Theatre – Just a 10 minute walk from The Cimon and located on Torquay’s stunning seafront, the Theatre first opened its doors in 1961. It is South Devon’s largest theatre offering a wide variety of live entertainment from operas and ballets to concerts, comedy and pantomime as well as touring West End musicals. Oh! And a number of murder mysteries.  Big musical productions that have thrilled audiences include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Chicago, Starlight Express, Rocky Horror, Cats, and Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang.  Icons of the stage and screen Sir Roger Moore, Elaine Page, Joan Collins and the beloved Joan Rivers, have graced its stage.  Comedians Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr and Dawn French have performed here too and chart toppers Mumford & Sons, Jamie Cullum and Van Morrison have included the theatre on their UK tours.

Palace Theatre – Great for families, this is one of Devon’s favourite community theatres, with performances and events running 50 weeks of the year you are sure to find something to suit your taste, from popular dramas to top-name entertainers and many superb family shows plus of course a very popular Panto season – oh yes there is! Refurbished in 2006, the 380 seats are comfortable and offer excellent viewing from all areas.

Babbacombe Theatre - In 1920 it was just a bandstand followed in 1935 by a larger structure with a canvas awning and in 1938 the Babbacombe Downs Concert Hall was built. It remained virtually unchanged for almost 50 years, until the present management took over in 1986 when improvements enabled the staging of more lavish productions. Refurbished again in 2006, the Theatre is renowned for wowing audiences with highly acclaimed variety shows; the entertainment factor is paramount to the success of the productions at the celebrated venue. 2018 marked the 4th consecutive year that the venue was ranked on TripAdvisor’s as not only the Number 1 theatre in Torquay, but in Devon!

The Little Theatre – A short walk towards leafy Meadfoot from Torquay Harbour, this quirky and intimate theatre offers plays, musicals, comedies and concerts. Situated in a converted church the theatre is home to the renowned TOADS Theatre Company; one of the best amateur dramatic and operatic societies in the country. Complete with a cosy bar, the Little Theatre is a great night out.

Riviera International Conference Centre (RICC) – A relaxed 10 minute walk from The Cimon, guests can easily attend the conferences, exhibitions, product launches, gala events and sporting occasions hosted at the Conference Centre. Facilities at RICC’s Lifestyle Health & Fitness Suite include exercise classes, gym and squash courts plus there is the indoor swimming pool with wave machine. 

RICC has hosted events for Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Aker Bilk, Muse, McFly, Paul Weller and Jools Holland. Question Time has been filmed here several times. In 2016 the UNESCO Global Geoparks conference brought delegates from 120 global Geoparks, from 63 different countries.

Opening Times

Open New Year
Openings 2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)



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Recent Reviews:

  • I422JZchrisc
    Manchester, United Kingdom
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    Great stay!!
    5 of 5 stars
    3rd June 2019
    Hosts Jo and Mark were very welcoming and friendly. We had a great one night stay in their lovely hotel and we were even able to make use of the outdoor pool due to the great weather! Highly... Read full review
  • Adam N
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    4.5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
    4th June 2019
    Me and my partner stayed here last weekend and it was extremely relaxing. The hosts were very friendly and recommended a few local places. The pool area is perfect, we got lucky with the weather and... Read full review
  • L4043HJpaulh
    Highbridge, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great break
    5 of 5 stars
    4th June 2019
    Well I selected this place because of the great reviews - and fab. Great place to stay!!! Jo was wonderful; tasty breakfast ; lovely clean room close to town. I stay in Torquay 4-5 times a... Read full review




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


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

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Cot
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties - Maximum capacity of 28 people depending on sharing arrangements
  • Available for wedding receptions - Perfect for smaller wedding parties up to 35 people.
  • Beach within 2km
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem) - Fibre optic wifi through out. Printing on request.
  • Central heating throughout
  • City Centre Location
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue - Special occasion or other events. Contact direct to discuss requirements.
  • Exclusive Use
  • Family Friendly
  • Free car parking
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Near coastal path
  • On-site coach parking
  • Open All Year
  • Public telephone
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Sea Views
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Family
  • 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
  • Travelling Through

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course - The Cimon is a sponsor of Torquay golf club. A free 4 ball is included in our package. Transport to and from the golf course is complimentary.
  • Games Room - Pool table and variety of board games.
  • Outdoor pool - 30ft heated pool. Open according to weather from April to October.

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. Guests are welcome to use the car park all day on their arrival and departure days as well.

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • JCB 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
  • Digital TV
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms - DVD player available in Sea view, family and superior rooms.
  • Electric shaver point
  • Four poster beds available
  • Free View TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Modem point 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

  • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings
  • Honeymoon Breaks
  • Marketed to any other specialist market - Sponsors of Torquay Golf club, Babbacombe with golf packages available. Dry room storage for golf clubs and equipment. Free 4 ball rounds courtesy of The Cimon owners. Packed lunches can be pre-ordered. Please contact to discuss.
  • Mobile Phone Reception
  • Special provisions for cyclists - In door storage of cycles can be arranged. Packed lunches can be pre-ordered.
  • Special provisions for lone female travellers - Breakfast and drinks can be served in room. 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
  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available

Get in Touch

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Tel01803 294454

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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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