The Elmdene

Guest House

The Elmdene, Rathmore Road, TORQUAY, TQ2 6NZ
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About Us

Update May 2021 - In the B&B category for TripAdvisor The Elmdene  in Torquay celebrates being in the top 10 in the UK.

The award-winning Elmdene offers top quality five-star accommodation in Torquay. The Elmdene is Visit England 5 star gold rated accommodation and has received a bed and breakfast award here at our beautiful guesthouse. We take pride in offering all our guests a high standard of pristine accommodation and have been awarded certificates of excellence for 2018, 2019 and 2020 from Trip Advisor and we were awarded 2020 Travellers award.

The Elmdene is perfectly situated to explore the English Riviera and its surroundings. We have a bus stop 50 metres from the front of the building and are on a level, just 300 metres from Torquays beach and railway station, and 250 metres from the Riviera International Conference Centre and also just a short walk from Torquay town centre, theatre and harbour.

Despite our close proximity to amenities, the Elmdene is set in a quiet and peaceful location on a tree-lined road with a lawn garden to the front and has a large car park allowing ample parking for guests. The front of the building overlooks a large park. The Elmdene has 7 beautifully appointed ensuite bedrooms and has a comfortable sun lounge and tv lounge with a well-stocked honesty bar and also free wifi.

Breakfast is served at individual tables, in our elegant Victorian dining room. We offer a varied selection of cereals, yoghurts and fresh fruit and a freshly cooked English breakfast to order or lighter options of your choice. We aim to ensure your stay with us is relaxed and a happy one and for your comfort, we are dog and childfree.

Why not treat yourself or a loved one to our luxury afternoon tea served on our beautiful vintage china, now offered here at The Elmdene, pre-booking now being taken please call 01803 294940.

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  • Visit EnglandGold Gold 2019
  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2017
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 2019
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTrip Advisor Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award 2020 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Best of the Best Award 2020 2021


  • 5 Visit England Stars
5 Visit England Stars

Opening Times

2021 Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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  • Travelers Choice Best of Best
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • GreenLeader Gold
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    5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • ianhR1687EF
    The Elmdene
    5 of 5 stars
    19th Sept 2021
    A big thank you to kim & Trevor for a wonderful 4 night stay at the Elmdene. This hotel is definitely worth all the great reviews, our room was lovely, spotlessly clean with everything you need... Read full review
  • G8448FFjohnb
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    5 of 5 stars
    20th Sept 2021
    Kim and Trevor are great hosts big choices at breakfast room was spotless as was the rest of the hotel very close to sea front we hope to return next year you should all give it a try you won't be... Read full review
  • Curious219889
    Grimsby, United Kingdom
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    What a gem!
    5 of 5 stars
    20th Sept 2021
    What a find absolutely perfect in every way! The hosts are so welcoming and friendly. The communal areas are spotless not a speck of dust! The room we had was lovely very clean and we had a fridge... Read full review


Road Directions

•From the M5 take the A380 to Torquay•From Newton abbot follow the A3022 towards town centre•At Torre railway station the road splits into two lanes, take the right hand lane signposted seafront•Follow avenue road, through one set of traffic lights, at next set of lights turn right into walnut road•Drive 100m down Walnut road and Elmdene is in front of you



  • Free Wi-Fi available


  • Bar
  • Serve breakfast

Establishment Features

  • Beach within 2km
  • Licenced for alcohol

Key Features

  • Non smoking establishment
  • Romantic

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted


  • Within 1 Mile of a Train Station

Room / Unit Features

  • Central Heating
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Digital TV
  • Free View TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • iPod Dock
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms

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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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