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The Somerville Torquay

Type:Guest House

515 Babbacombe Road, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ1 1HJ
5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation

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Winner of the Travel & Hospitality Awards, Europe 2024 - Guest House of the Year in England: South West

The Somerville has an enviable track record and has won numerous awards.  At the time of writing (June 2023) we are 1st in the independent Tripadvisor rankings and hold a current Certificate of Excellence.. The Somerville's central location and boutique rooms means that it is ideal for guests wanting somewhere special to stay.

The Somerville is centrally located near to the harbour and seafront. Graded as Five Star Gold award Guest Accommodation, the Somerville offers boutique hotel style accommodation.

The Somerville has undergone a massive programme of refurbishment in recent years to create a modern, stylish establishment with a classic twist. Beautiful antiques, original artwork and quality soft furnishings combine to offer a real feel of real luxury. Rooms available range from spacious suites and junior suites to deluxe rooms and a standard room.  For guests on weekend breaks we have extended breakfast times to allow for a more leisurely start to the day whilst for our weekday visitors we offer a full hour for breakfast. Some of our rooms also benefit from having a room service continental breakfast.

Unusually for a town centre establishment, the Somerville is able to offer free parking to all its guests. This makes it an ideal place to stay for those who wish to leave their car behind and enjoy Torquay on foot or for those who wish to use it as a base from which to explore other parts of Devon.

The Somerville also tries to offer flexible service and so for guests on business we offer late check ins as well as early breakfasts and early check outs. To accommodate these requests fully we ask for prior notice.

Five Star B&B Accommodation

'Boutique' is a massively over-used word these days but we think that we genuinely represent the best accommodation a small 'boutique' bed-and-breakfast establishment can offer.

Whether you'd like a Standard Room, Deluxe Room, or one of our Luxury Suites, we believe we'll provide you with a room that will be right for you.

Our regular check-in time is between 2-6pm, and check-out is 10.30am.

However, we understand circumstances change (not least, traffic)! If you do find you are going to be arriving late please keep us updated. (Early check-ins can also sometimes be possible - contact us and we'll try to get your room ready in time.)

Whenever you're arriving, don't worry about parking - all our rooms have an individual parking space. And we have our own CCTV too.

Included with ALL our accommodation:

  • en suite, with walk-in shower;
  • luxury toiletries;
  • bath robe;
  • a king-size bed with a first class mattress with the thickest topper you can buy for additional comfort;
  • excellent free wi-fi;
  • retro DAB radio / alarm clock;
  • smart TVs;
  • USB charging points;
  • hairdryer, ironing board and iron;
  • fan;
  • extra blankets;
  • Devonia bottled water and a selection of teas, coffee and hot chocolate;
  • mini-fridge and fresh milk daily;
  • and Helen's daily cake!

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Gradings

  • 5 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation
5 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation

Awards

  • Visit EnglandGold Gold 2018
  • Visit EnglandBreakfast Breakfast 2018
  • Devon TourismEnglish Riviera Tourism Awards - Silver English Riviera Tourism Awards - Silver 2019
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTrip Advisor Best of the Best 2023 Trip Advisor Best of the Best 2023 2023

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      5 of 5 stars
    • Location
      5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      1891
    • Very Good
      40
    • Average
      4
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      1

    Recent Reviews:

    • christine j
      Cheshire, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great stay
      5 of 5 stars
      03/07/2024
      Recently had a 5 night stay at the Somerville. Everything about our stay was excellent. From our friendly helpful hosts Peter and Helen, lovely spotlessly clean room to amazing delicious breakfasts... Read full review
    • Durhamcj
      Durham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      The English Riviera’s gem
      5 of 5 stars
      04/07/2024
      First time at this hotel and it certainly wouldn’t be the last. We received such a lovely welcome from our hosts Peter and Helen who go above and beyond to ensure you have a lovely stay. Our room was... Read full review
    • A-UK-KuH
      Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
      10 out of 10
      5 of 5 stars
      10/07/2024
      We had a lovely stay at the Somerville. Perfect hosts, fantastic breakfasts and delicious afternoon treats. Our room was immaculate, with a very comfy bed and lovely amenities. Great location, near... Read full review

    Facilities

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age) - 0
    • Accept children all ages
    • Cot
    • Highchair

    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Pets accepted by arrangement

    Facilities

    Catering

    • Serve evening meal - Bar food.

    Facilities

    Room / Unit Features

    • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available

    Facilities

    Catering

    • Bar

    Establishment Features

    • Licenced for alcohol

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking On Site - Large private car park.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Ground floor bathrooms
    • Ground floor shower rooms
    • Ground floor toilet
    • Steps to main entrance
    • Walk-in shower

    Catering

    • Additional meal details - Afternoon tea, evening meal & light refreshments.
    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Local Produce English Breakfast
    • Serve breakfast - Full English
    • Serve evening meal - Bar food.
    • Serve lunch - Bar food.
    • Serves Local Food

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age) - 0
    • Accept children all ages
    • Cot
    • Highchair

    Establishment Features

    • Beach within 2km
    • Broadband Internet Access
    • Business facilities
    • Central heating throughout
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Honesty Bar
    • Ironing facilities
    • Licenced for alcohol
    • Near coastal path
    • Open All Year
    • Pets accepted by arrangement
    • Separate guests' lounge
    • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

    Key Features

    • In town/city centre
    • Non smoking establishment

    Languages spoken

    • French spoken

    Leisure Facilities

    • Access to golf course

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking
    • Parking On Site - Large private car park.

    Payment Methods

    • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Solo accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Room / Unit Features

    • Bathrobes
    • Central Heating
    • Colour television in all bedrooms
    • Colour Television in all units
    • Electric shaver point
    • En-suite
    • Free View TV
    • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
    • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
    • Modem point in all bedrooms
    • Non smoking rooms available
    • Radio in all bedrooms
    • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
    • TV in all bedrooms

    Specialist Features

    • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly - GTBS Silver Award
    • Pets (Proprietors) on premises
    • Special provisions for lone female travellers

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available
    • Wi-fi available

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    Opening Dates and Times

    Open New Year
    2024 - opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

    The Somerville Torquay

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From A38 to Plymouth.At junction 31 follow signs for Plymouth. At next junction with A380 take left hand lane (signposted Torquay). At Penn Inn roundabout take 2nd exit (A380). At next roundabout take 1st exit (A3022). Pass two sets of traffic lights but at 3rd set turn left (B3199) signposted Teignmouth. At next roundabout take 2nd exit. At double mini roundabouts turn left then right into Westhill Road. At next traffic lights turn left. Look for Babbacombe Road on right hand side.

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