Torquay’s most famous resident, Agatha Christie, loved to enjoy some downtime which helped her relax and reflect, instilling more creativity and freedom into her writing.

She loved to come back to The English Riviera, where she was born and often took holidays with her loved ones. She loved it so much that she eventually bought a holiday home at Greenway (now a National Trust property), overlooking the River Dart.

Aside from this, one of the places that the “Queen of Crime” loved to visit was The Grand Hotel. The hotel always welcomed Agatha and she even chose to spend her honeymoon there!

The Agatha Christie Suite

The Grand Hotel has a unique association with the much-loved author, as the place where she spent her honeymoon in 1914. In the same fashion, The Grand Hotel now has a bedroom suite named after her! The Agatha Christie suite can comfortably accommodate up to 5 people; it consists of a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a lounge which has a sofa bed, and a spacious bathroom.

You can now visit Torquay and live like Agatha Christie herself! Please see a couple of images of the Agatha Christie Suite here. You can book The Grand Hotel directly from our website or you can contact the hotel directly.


The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel in Torquay

For old world grandeur and traditional British charm, the Grand has been Torquay’s landmark hotel for over 130 years. Overlooking one of the finest bays, this elegant Victorian hotel offers 132 individually styled bedrooms, The Grand spa, AA rosette restaurant 1881 and is surrounded by 22 miles of spectacular Devon coastline. Our individual and comfortably furnished bedrooms, spread over 4 floors – many with wonderful sea views of Torbay. We offer a variety of room categories, from single and double rooms to family rooms and suites. All have en-suite bathrooms and offer tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, TV and toiletries as standard.

Agatha Christie Literary Trail
Greenway House, Nr Brixham, Devon

While you're in Christie Country, the Agatha Christie Literary Trail is an unmissable day out for murder mystery fans. Pick up a free leaflet and follow the Trail to discover the places that inspired the settings of some of her most popular works.

The Agatha Christie Festival
The Agatha Christie Festival 2024

The programme can be viewed by carrying out a diary search via and on The Agatha Christie Festival website Agatha Christie is Torquay's most well-known resident and the best selling author of all time. Every year Torquay celebrates the life and work of its most famous resident with a Festival, supported by the Arts Council of England, and this year is no exception. 9 days, packed with expert speakers and other features, the International Agatha Christie Festival will celebrate Agatha Christie and her astonishingly rich and diverse legacy.



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