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The Palace Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3TG, England
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Ranked #66 of 97 hotels in Torquay
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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Devon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter took me for lunch at the Palace Hotel yesterday. The food we had was excellent and looking after my Gluten Free diet was good. BUT previously we had been there and it was a Sunday Carvery, on this occasion the choice of 7 vegetables + potatoes was superb. Whereas this time we just had 3 + potatoes. Also... More

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

We stayed here for one night for a short break. Hotel is huge, loads to do and the gardens are beautifully kept. Our room was huge and looked over the gardens meaning we had a really nice view which was a good thing because there was not much else for us to do. The restaurant menu looked good but we... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we walked to our room we noticed a bizarre smell in the corridor which luckily disappeared by the time we reached our room. Our room was a good size but looked as though it hadn't been decorated since the 1970s. The ensuite was poorly cleaned and had a lacklustre shower with a rusting stool in the corner. The tiling... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning to the Palace is like visiting an old friend - you know what you are going to get. They are not big on ‘change’ here, but that’s often what will bring back its loyal patrons. If you insist on a bedroom which resembles an air conditioned glass box, with beige walls, a beige carpet , white duvet, massive plasma... More

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Cornwall
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206 reviews 206 reviews
37 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the mixed reviews, it is easy to see why you might get such a varied report from the hotel. It is true that it was built in 1921, I think and so it full of art deco design and cavernous rooms. The grounds are amazing and as a guest provide you with free golf, swimming, snooker, squash and tennis... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arrival you walk into a fantastic foyer with a friendly welcome I was dissappointed in the room it look tired and in need of a makeover, the toilet was in a small alcove and i burnt my bum on the radiator when I went to the loo The interior is like a maze and signage is confusing Breakfast was... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly how is this hotel marketing as a four star hotel? Quite frankly the room (111) would have been outdated twenty years ago. No quilts only an old blanket (you know like your nan USED to have). I dread to think how long the headboard has been there. Stains all over the wallpaper and a clock radio that's come out... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked up a brochure which describes a different place to the Palace Hotel we stayed at. We were visiting friends for a few days and wanted to make it a luxury break. When booking there was not much available on the Internet site. We travel abroad quite a lot and this is the most convenient way of booking. I... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seems people who review either love it or hate it . What do I like ? this hotel is a relic of a grander time , a time of 1920,s splendour . The emperor and empress of japan honeymooned here in the 20's A huge terrace overlooks the gardens . The public rooms are huge with Art Deco features... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Palace in Torquay can boast an impressive history. However, the present state of this hotel and the service it offers is a mere shadow of what it once must have been. From check-in to departure we were constantly disappointed with what we experienced. The room was small and not of 4 star standard. It was impossible for example to... 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*
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Palace Hotel Torquay
Hotel Palace Torquay
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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#23 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
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