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The Marstan

5.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Meadfoot Sea Road, Torquay TQ1 2LQ, England
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Ranked #14 of 98 hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights over the august bank holiday, staff were friendly, the room was big with a huge bed and a big bathroom nice and clean. The hotel had some nice period furniture and was well located ten minutes walk from the harbour and beach. The best thing in my opinion was the breakfast, there was a buffet... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was the first time we had visited Torquay, so before we went we did allot if investigation as to where to stay, after much deliberation we chose the Marstan, good reviews etc, our problem was that it did not meet our expectation, whilst the owner was very friendly and helpful we found the place cold and uninviting, whilst we... More

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Ian1970, Owner at The Marstan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the positive comments within. It was indeed unseasonably cold during your stay. Despite it being August, we did switch on the central heating. I appreciate that the room you booked is very large, with high ceilings and a triple aspect sash window, therefore it may not have been... More

Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely wonderful stay. Perfect location. Perfect room. Perfect hosts and perfect breakfast. Welcoming and friendly staff and owners. Couldn't do enough to please. Tricia's service at breakfast is second to none. I stayed a weak and nobody got the wrong order. She's a whiz and an absolute asset. Delicious quality food which was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. Would... More

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Evesham, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very warm welcome and Craig was so helpful in suggesting restaurants and places to eat. He even rang and made a reservation for us so we didn't have to bother ourselves The Marstan is well maintained and our rooms were spotlessly clean with tea making facilities which is such a bonus. the two ladies serving breakfast were so polite... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had planned to write a long review about all the amazing and wonderful things about The Marstan, but I've decided I can sum it up in just one sentence. The Marstan is the place all others should aspire to be like, perfect in every way. Thank you and sorry about the late night visit. Ian & Emma.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had 5 nights at the Marstan, first class, exceptionally clean, good location and very quiet, Ian and Craig are great hosts and provide excellent recommendations on places to go, ate out 5 times on their advice and were not disappointed. We will not hesitate to return. The Greens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best hotels we've stayed in anywhere in the World. Craig and Ian are the perfect hosts, the staff fantastic and breakfast delicious. The best place to stay in Torquay. We really can't recommend it enough.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third stay at the Marstan, so we're already huge admirers. It really is a special, unique and beautiful place to stay. Each room we have stayed in has been simply gorgeous. The breakfasts are outstanding quality, and, as a vegetarian, I loved the halloumi with the full veggie breakfast, my partner loved their fabulous bacon and their... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely to return to the marstan. great stay. hosts so very welcoming and friendly yet professional. came this time with children. They throughly enjoyed the stay.this hotel is by far the best. relaxing and superb. have nothing negative to say. The breakfast is perfect to look at and also to taste . The best we have ever seen and tasted.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Marstan is just lovely. The rooms are within an impressive period property and the decor certainly matches with wonderful antiques everywhere. The hosts are so warm and welcoming and always make sure that you are enjoying your stay. The room that we stayed in was very clean and comfortable. The hotel has a swimming pool and hot tub that... More

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Address: Meadfoot Sea Road, Torquay TQ1 2LQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marstan 5*
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Also Known As:
The Marstan Hotel Torquay
Marstan Hotel Torquay
Marstan Boutique Hotel Torquay
The Marstan Torquay, Devon

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The Marstan Hotel is an elegant mid-Victorian Villa peacefully located along Meadfoot Sea Road in a conservation area. The harbour and town are approximately ten minutes walk with the blue flag awarded Meadfoot Beach and its stunning views being less than five minutes on foot. An extensive refurbishment program saw The Marstan achieve a five-star guesthouse rating in 2007. In keeping with the period of the building, the hotel is traditionally furnished with antiques complemented with modern amenities such as contemporary bathrooms, flat screen televisions, wifi and ipod docking stations. The Marstan is the only five star guesthouse in Torquay to benefit from a combination of an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and a licensed bar. The owners and staff endeavor to provide an attentive and personal service without being intrusive, with the aim of creating a luxury boutique hotel ambiance. ... more   less 
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