The Iona Torquay

Guest Accommodation

5 Cleveland Road, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ2 5BD
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From £60.00
Outside, The Iona, Torquay

About Us

If you`re looking for clean, comfortable guest accommodation in a friendly, relaxed environment, then look no further.  We are the perfect choice for short breaks, holidays or just a one-night stay.

Situated in a peaceful, tree-lined street within easy walking distance to Torquay seafront, the harbour, main shopping area and Riviera International Conference Centre, The Iona is an ideal base from which to experience and enjoy the delights of the English Riviera and the beautiful countryside and coast that surrounds us here in South Devon.

We have 9 rooms including single, standard double, premier with balcony, four-poster double, superior double or twin with balcony.  Each room is individually decorated and furnished to a high standard. Our beds have high quality open coil pocket sprung mattresses and crisp white cotton linen to ensure a great night’s sleep. Each room has a hi-spec en-suite bathroom with a high-pressure shower (some rooms also have baths) plus complimentary Walter Geering hair and body products and soft white towels. 

And for Breakfast we offer Juices, Cereals, Fruits, Yogurts, Croissants, Cheeses and Cold meats from the buffet, plus a wide range of cooked options from the kitchen, and freshly Brewed Coffee, Hot Chocolate and a selection of Teas.

We are in one of the UK’s top holiday destinations and are a convenient base to stay if you plan to enjoy the areas’ award-winning attractions, bars, restaurants and 20 beautiful beaches.  The English Riviera’s 22 miles of stunning coastline forms part of the South West Coast Path, a popular route for keen walkers, ramblers and nature lovers.  This unique area is Naturally Inspiring, and you will find plenty of outdoor adventures and activities to try such as coasteering, fishing trips, sea kayaking, sailing and paddle-boarding.

Torquay is the birthplace of the famous crime writer Agatha Christie and the area boasts many attractions and events to interest arts and culture lovers. The International Agatha Christie Festival takes place each year and attracts visitors from all over the world.  Take the self-guided Agatha Christie Mile walk around Torquay and visit many of the places that inspired the ‘Queen of Crime’.  We are located within a short walk of Torre Abbey Museum (0.5 miles) where you can visit the Potent Plants Garden inspired by the poisons used in Agatha’s famous murder mystery stories and also Torquay Museum (1.5 miles), which hosts an Agatha Christie gallery.

During the warmer, summer months there are many outdoor events and festivals including Torbay Royal Regatta hosted by Royal Torbay Yacht Club,  English Riviera Air Show, Brixfest and Brixham Pirate Festival.

The English Riviera’s enviable mild climate is perfect for alfresco dining with a wide choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants providing quality local produce and famous Devon hospitality.  It would be a shame to come to Devon and not try a Devon Cream Tea and we recommend that you enjoy your homemade scone the proper way with cream and then jam on top!  The South West produces some of the finest food and drink with quality seafood landed at Brixham harbour for a fish and chip supper,  the freshest vegetables grown in Devon’s rich red soil and locally sourced succulent meat. There are many local breweries producing award-winning beers, ales and ciders as well as artisan makers producing speciality gins and wines so you really can experience the best of the Westcountry. The area has gained a great reputation for its outstanding quality dining experiences including the Michelin-star restaurant, The Elephant on Torquay harbourside.  Each year the English Riviera hosts the Seafood FEAST, a celebration of its world-class seafood.  If you love fish you’ll be hooked!

Relax and unwind as you walk in the sand or paddle in the crystal-clear water at one of the English Riviera’s 10 award-winning beaches with Torquay’s Abbey Sands only 1.6 miles away. There are many hidden coves and long stretches of sandy beaches to discover.

However you like to spend your precious time we know that you won’t be disappointed!  

Here at The Iona we look forward to welcoming you.  


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Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Four-Poster Double£83.00 per room (breakfast included)
Premier Balcony£92.00 per room (breakfast included)
Single Occupany of Double Room£60.00 per room (breakfast included)
Standard Double£77.00 per room (breakfast included)
Superior Balcony Double/Twin£89.00 per room (breakfast included)
Superior Double£77.00 per room (breakfast included)
Superior King Size£83.00 per room (breakfast included)

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A deposit equal to the first night’s stay is required to secure your booking. Deposits are non-refundable although the booking can be transferred to an alternative date, subject to availability, to be taken within three months of the original date.


  • 4 AA Stars Guest Accommodation
4 AA Stars Guest Accommodation

Opening Times

openings 2021 (1 Apr 2021 - 22 Dec 2021)
From £60.00



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Anthony R
      Trip Type:
      Hidden Jewel !!
      5 of 5 stars
      17th Aug 2019
      Just returned from a lovely 5 night stay at the Iona , beautiful decor and immaculately clean , I'd like to thank Oliver & Mei for being great hosts , Oliver in the kitchen providing great breakfasts... Read full review
    • JoannaandAnthony
      Trip Type:
      Hidden Gem
      5 of 5 stars
      17th Aug 2019
      Oliver and Mei were fabulous hosts, making us feel most welcome in their gorgeous home. The guest house is beautifully decorated with features of Art Deco and spotlessly clean and tidy. A great... Read full review
    • Nicki B
      Dudley, United Kingdom
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      Clean, quiet and friendly
      5 of 5 stars
      21st Sept 2019
      A last minute booking and a great choice. Our room was spotless, comfortable and roomy with the inclusion of an iron and ironing board along with a handy hair dryer, kettle with tea coffee and... Read full review




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


    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Local Produce English Breakfast
    • Serve breakfast - From 08.00 to 09.30
    • Serves Local Food

    Establishment Features

    • Beach within 2km
    • Broadband Internet Access
    • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
    • Central heating throughout
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Ironing facilities
    • Minimum Group size
    • Near coastal path
    • Open All Year
    • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

    Leisure Facilities

    • Cycle hire

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking
    • On site parking

    Payment Methods

    • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
    • All major credit cards accepted
    • American Express accepted
    • Cash & Cheque accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Special group rates
    • Visa accepted

    Room / Unit Features

    • Central Heating
    • Colour television in all bedrooms
    • Colour Television in all units
    • Digital TV
    • Electric shaver point
    • Four poster beds available
    • Free View TV
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
    • Radio in all bedrooms
    • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
    • TV in all bedrooms
    • WiFi

    Specialist Features

    • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
    • Special provisions for cyclists
    • Special provisions for walkers

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

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