We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 98 Torquay hotels

The Palace Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3TG, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Palace Hotel to your Saves list
The Palace Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
65%
Ranked #70 of 98 hotels in Torquay
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
heather i London, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (434)
  • Photos (81)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (150)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

434 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    144
    137
    70
    47
    36
See reviews for
81
171
22
58
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (150)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a week at the Palace - this time travelling as a family with 2 teenage girls. From the moment we arrived and saw our lovely adjoining garden-view rooms and the sun shining, we knew we were in for a great time. We loved spending sunny days by the outdoor pool, in-between rounds of golf and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked last minute as travelling Devon and Cornwall. Thought we would be safe with a 4* hotel How wrong could we be the place needs millions spending on it to bring it up to standard. The outside of the building very shabby though have to say the hotel ground well kept. The hotel had a damp smell about it which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel last week less than 24 hours before we were due to stay . We had been completely let down with a booking we have for The Imperial so switched to this hotel. We could only have a standard room on the first night as that was all was available, and then move to a garden view... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights last march and came back this month . We loved the place yes it is old and tired but we will definitely come back . Yes furnitures and decorations are all out of date but they more than that . The staff are all very helpful from the reception PETER , the front desk MR... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
London
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in July. Staff could not have been any more friendly and helpful and were great with the kids. The hotel grounds are beautiful and the amenities are great. I found that the general decor especially in the rooms was tired and very much in need of an update. Rooms lack air conditioning and when we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
York, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for four nights at the Palace, our third stay in three years. The Palace is not on the sea front, instead it has a view of its own nine hole golf course, and beautiful gardens. The outdoor swimming pool is also on view. The rooms are well serviced, and looked after by the staff, but they need a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Devon
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Winchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Palace Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Palace Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Palace Hotel

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, Hotel.de, Otel and Venere so you can book your The Palace Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Palace Hotel Torquay
Hotel Palace Torquay
The Palace Hotel Torquay, Devon

81 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (72)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (14)
Viewed
Room/suite (14)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Torquay with
any amenities

Amenities

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
Hotel Style
#24 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
Hotel Class
Number of rooms
140

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Palace Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer