The English Rivera’s enviable mild climate is perfect for spending time outdoors.  Many of the award-winning accommodation providers in this top UK seaside resort offer excellent outdoor facilities so that you can soak up the Mediterranean-style atmosphere and really feel on holiday.     

Whether you prefer to dip your toe in or dive right in, you’ll find plenty to choose. Take a look at 5 Torquay hotels and B&Bs with fabulous outdoor facilities.

Cary Court Bed & Breakfast

Swimming pool at Cary Court hotel Torquay

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The Cary Court is set within elegant, tranquil surroundings and has a delightful veranda and sub-tropical south facing garden filled with exotic specimens, palm trees, banana plants, fragrant ginger lilies and orange bushes. The Cary Court is a grand, period ‘Plantation’ style house, built in the mid-19th Century and is tastefully decorated throughout with antique and period pieces, creating a relaxing and elegant atmosphere.

Adjacent to the Cary Court is The White House, self-catering holiday accommodation for up to four staying guests who can also access the outdoor facilities. There’s a secluded heated, outdoor swimming pool available for guests to enjoy, which is open from 10.30 am until 7.30 pm each day until the end of September.

The Cimon

Swimming pool at The Cimon Torquay

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The Cimon, was once a nunnery and is now a delightful guesthouse set within an 1860’s detached Victorian Villa with lots of character and original period features. There’s a 30ft heated outdoor swimming pool and a large patio garden, overlooked by the hotel’s conservatory, which provides some sanctuary and space to relax and unwind.

The Osborne Hotel

Swimming pool at The Osborne Hotel, Torquay

Known as 'The Country House Hotel by the Sea', The Osborne is the centrepiece of an elegant Regency crescent set in 5 acres of grounds. This luxurious four-star boutique hotel is the perfect holiday getaway and less than a minute’s walk to the Blue Flag & Seaside Award winner, Meadfoot Beach.

The heated outdoor pool is located in a secluded, sunny position at the front of the hotel and surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and lush woodlands.  From the pool there are broad sweeping views of the sea and towards Thatcher’s Rock, a small uninhabited island and iconic landmark on the English Riviera.

Riviera Lodge

Riviera Lodge swimming pool, Torquay

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Riviera Lodge is located in a pleasant, tree-lined road, within a 2-minute walk of Torquay’s popular seafront and abundance of lively bars, restaurants and cafes. This beautiful Victorian building first opened its doors in the 1930’s and it’s been welcoming business and seasonal visitors ever since.

The heated outdoor pool is in a secluded, walled garden and it’s an ideal spot for swimming or splashing about. This charming adult only quality accommodation also has a hot tub, a pool terrace, colonial-style indoor bar and lounge and a bright conservatory area.

Crofton House Hotel

Crofton House hotel swimming pool

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Take a dip in the Croft House Hotel’s generous-sized seasonal heated outdoor pool. Set in an 1850’s villa, the Crofton House Hotel has fantastic leisure amenities including a hot tub and a sunny terrace with comfortable sun loungers and parasols to relax and unwind. Guests can also enjoy the invigorating feel of the jacuzzi, sauna and steam facilities. Just a short stroll from Torquay town centre and with easy access to the English Riviera’s 10 award-winning beaches, this exclusive, adult only boutique hotel has plenty to offer.

Take a look at the English Riviera accommodation pages for more ideas of great places to stay.


Cary Court - The Link and The White House (Self Catering Accommodation)
Sub tropical garden and swimming pool at Hunsdon Road, Torquay, Devon

Welcome to Cary Court, offering quality self-catering accommodation in a prime Torquay location. Quietly situated near to Torquay Seafront, Marina and Harbour, Cary Court is convenient for many local attractions including Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves (1 mile), Princess Theatre (0.9 miles) and Riviera International Conference Centre (1.7 miles). Torquay is the birthplace of the world-famous crime writer, Agatha Christie and Torquay Museum (0.3 miles) hosts the UK’s only dedicated Agatha Christie Gallery.

The Cimon
Guest House
The Cimon Guest House, Torquay, Devon

The Cimon is set in a magnificent 1860’s detached Victorian villa retaining many original period features combined with modern comforts.  Our guests can enjoy the use of two comfortable relaxed seating areas and the residents well-stocked bar, with board games at the ready. The bright and airy breakfast room looks out over the large patio with tropical plants and our 30ft swimming pool. From May to September our pool is open and heated – we offer sun-loungers and complimentary pool towels with a south facing aspect we can have sun all day.  There is plenty of space on the two terraces for relaxing under a palm or two. The Cimon benefits from plenty of free onsite parking and we offer free access to fibre optic wifi throughout.

The Osborne Hotel Torquay
Osborne Hotel - cresent and pool

Located in a Regency crescent overlooking Torbay. Offers affordable elegance. Award-winning restaurant. Extensive grounds and facilities. Warm, friendly atmosphere.

Riviera Lodge Hotel Torquay
Riviera Lodge Hotel, Torquay - Outdoor heated pool & hot tub, private south facing garden.

Perfectly located to take full advantage of Torquay’s many attractions, Riviera Lodge Hotel offers a relaxing mix of comfortable, modern guest facilities and traditional values with an informal atmosphere. Our simple ethos is to provide our guests a quality of accommodation and standard of courtesy that experienced travellers would expect – with some additional Devonshire charm. Business or pleasure, any occasion or length of stay, you can count on great hospitality at the Riviera Lodge Hotel. Originally constructed as a holiday villa for a wealthy merchant in 1894, our beautiful Victorian building first opened its doors to paying guests in the 1930s as Riva Lodge, whose promotional literature enticed potential residents

Crofton House Hotel
Guest Lounge at Crofton House Hotel, Torquay, Devon

Crofton House Hotel is an exclusive, adult only boutique hotel set in an elegant 1850’s villa in a central and idyllic location in Torquay. Guests, 18 years and over, can enjoy a warm welcome and a relaxing environment.  We offer a range of high quality, en-suite guest rooms and suites, some with incredible sea and garden views.  Our website details our COVID-19 guidelines and procedures and we request all guests to read before booking.



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