The Somerville Torquay

Guest House

515 Babbacombe Road, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ1 1HJ
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The Somerville Torquay

About Us

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.

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Deluxe Double en suite£85.00 per room (breakfast included)
Deluxe Junior Suite£100.00 per room (breakfast included)
Deluxe Suite£110.00 per room (breakfast included)
Double en suite£70.00 per room (breakfast included)
Family Room 2 Adults + 1 Child£125.00 per room (breakfast included)
Single Occupancy£65.00 per room (breakfast included)
Twin en suite£89.00 per room (breakfast included)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


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

Opening Times

Open New Year
2020 - opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
From £65.00



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Recent Reviews:

  • hlhinck
    Hinckley, United Kingdom
    Best B&B for many years
    5 of 5 stars
    8th Mar 2020
    As a retired couple we were treated to a 2 night break by my son and his wife. We chose The Somerville in Torquay and found the perfect B&B. From the moment we arrived Peter and Helen were welcoming... Read full review
  • sophielouise24
    Bath, United Kingdom
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    Perfect stay
    5 of 5 stars
    17th Mar 2020
    Had such a lovely time staying at the Somerville for the weekend. Perfect location only a short walk from Torquay Harbour. Beautifully decorated and spacious room, and spotless too. Amazing little... Read full review
  • mayhewdaniel
    Hitchin, United Kingdom
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    Absolutely amazing 10/10
    5 of 5 stars
    23rd Mar 2020
    We’ve stayed in numerous very nice establishments around the country but everything about The Somerville excelled in every way. The cleanliness, the room was gorgeous, the breakfast is a delight and... Read full review


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.

Public Transport Directions

From Torquay
Turn right when leaving main station entrance – Rathmore Road. Then turn left into Torbay Road and walk towards Marina. At roundabout take 1st exit. At Torquay Harbour take 1st exit at roundabout by clock tower into Babbacombe Road. Hotel is 400 yards on left.



  • 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 (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • Central heating throughout
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • 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

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking - Large private car park.

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Electric shaver point
  • 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

Specialist Features

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

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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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