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The Palace Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3TG, England
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Ranked #61 of 94 Hotels in Torquay
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars NEW via mobile

Leaving a poor review when we paid very little goes against the grain, but try as I might I cannot recommend this hotel. This is a splendid old building but faded grandeur is the order of the day. Check in was ok, not overly welcoming but ok. Room was again ok, but I have a personal dislike for blankets rather... More 

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21 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel retains some of the charm and grandure of the heyday of Torquay. Plenty of space, our room was huge though it was a little dated. The staff were wonderful We found the restaurant to be good too. We enjoyed a four course set menu in a huge formal dining room (this as part of our package) and had... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The palace is one of the Victorian hotels that hasn't let itself go. The staff are friendly and attentive, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, the grounds are delightful (do ask for a garden view), the facilities expansive (for this area), and the food - well here's what I had for dinner: Goats cheese toasted with watercress garnish, beside warm... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The facilities and service at this hotel really can't be beaten. Swimming pool and table tennis very popular with my children. We were well looked after at dinner and breakfast, with plenty of choice for children and high quality for me. The grounds are beautiful and our walks to the beach filled with squirrels and secret paths. Useful to have... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 th time and still will definitely come back . We already booked to come back this coming March . We love the food and the service . All of the staff are helpful . On my previous review I always mentioned that the hotel is old but we loved the place . The facilities ,good service and good food... More 

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Launceston, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely situated Hotel. 10 mins walk to Babbacombe cliff, beach and Hanburys famous fish and chip restaurant. (brilliant!). Or 20 minutes walk down into Torquay centre. Alternatively Buses 11,22 and 32 pass outside every 10 minutes. Hotel still looks very grand if you don't look too closely. Ample free parking. Room ok but very poor shower. Rear rooms face East... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel looks so grand from the outside and even as your enter it has a lovely homely feel. When checking in the receptionist gave me very little information. She went to send me on my way after just telling me my room number and where the lift was...I had to ask where dinner is and what time it is,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm writing the review while being in the hotel just so you know how disappointed and truly shocked I am. I travelled here in business and usually would have chosen something more suitable for travelling professionals but I am planning my holiday in Torquay so I thought I'll try this, apparently 4 stars, hotel. I was impressed with building itself,... More 

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my wife to the Palace Hotel to celebrate her 50th, and we were not disappointed. The accommodation was excellent our room was very tastefully decorated with a big king size bed and the bathroom had lashings of hot water too. Also the hotel had an indoor pool and sauna as well. The gym facilities were a bit in... More 

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22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve stayed at the Palace twice over the last couple of months and it is truly amazing and excellent value. Now I know it is tired and a bit chipped but what the hell – it is just faded glory and the glory remains. So I’m going concentrate on the good things. The grounds – huge with a walk down... More 

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Address: Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3TG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 140
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Also Known As:
Palace Hotel Torquay
Hotel Palace Torquay
The Palace Hotel Torquay, Devon
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#20 Luxury Hotel in Torquay

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