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The Somerville

5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   515 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HJ, England
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Ranked #2 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I rarely write reviews but I felt that this stay deserved it. I seriously don't know where to start. The welcome was friendly & professional. Without even asking we were given a map of the area and recommendations of where to eat and avoid. The decor is simply stunning, it's clear the owners take a lot of pride in their... More

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South Wales
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lost count how many times we have stayed at the Somerville and each time is as good as the last. We returned this year for a 5 night stay in the garden suite. The refurbished courtyard area and new seating is comfortable for an evening drink. Rooms are decorated to a high standard with furnishings that match the taste of... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Somerville over the years, and I have to say it just gets better Cleanliness is superb, stayed in the garden suite and it was superb luxury with ample space Breakfast is cooked to order and the homemade cakes are to die for Would highly recommend 5 star quality Great location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place , never have we stayed in such a clean luxurious B&B, a hidden gem Right from the start we knew it was going to be special ,from the complementary homemade cakes available to have with you afternoon tea to the show stopping breakfast! It was simply the best and we will be returning very soon Thankyou

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Torquay for the first time and used Trip Advisor to help choose where to stay. We were not disappointed; the hotel lives up to the reviews. Excellent locations, short walk downhill into the beach front, shops /bars /restaurants. We stayed in the garden room which had patio doors leading to a small private enclosed courtyard excellent as you could... More

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sommerville Hotel is gorgeous,the owners have wonderful taste . We stayed in the garden suite ,plenty of room amazing bathroom and first class housekeeping. Beautiful private patio area.The breakfast is cooked to order and the innovative buffet makes an interesting change from the norm .Great location for harbour and babbacombe. We would definitely stay here again.Highly recommend

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights in the garden room ie access to the garden. The room, the food, the staff were all excellent. Even the hounds of the Baskervilles (Oscar n Hector) were great and came to meet us. Location to town is less than 10 min walk and there's ample and safe parking. Breakfast was great, lots to choose... More

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AdamFromTorquay, Owner at The Somerville, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review and for the warning about the birdies. I think it must be the time of year, the seagulls are breeding and more in evidence than at other times of the year. But they help make the seaside what it is and the cry of seagulls on a summer day with crystal blue skies is... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great room, we had a suite which was amazing, loved the bath, all provided from fridge to hair dryer to hot water bottle, good location, ample parking and lovely, friendly service and staff. Would always return!

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a 3 night stay at this hotel and were very impressed. Although the room was a little on the small side it had all we needed and more. The bed was comfortable and the en-suite a good size with a walk in electric shower. The courtesy soaps and shower gels ect were of a very good quality and... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Just returned from a long weekend (Friday-Monday) at the Somerville, this was our second stay and once again excellent in every way from the first class breakfast to the cleanliness and décor.Very helpful staff and owners and would recommend anyone to stay at the Somerville.

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AdamFromTorquay, Owner at The Somerville, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a great review and your traveller tip about choosing the suites is really helpful. We have rooms of varying sizes and types,. The suites are the largest and offer ensuites with baths as well as showers and they have sitting rooms as well. They are an ideal choice for a a... More

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Address: 515 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Somerville 5*
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The Somerville has many accolades including Devon B&B of the year for 2012/13 and Southwest B&B of the year for 2011. Centrally located with its own private car park and grounds. Choose from a standard room or lovely Deluxe rooms and spacious Suites; it's the ideal choice for both business travellers and leisure guests wanting a relaxing luxury break. The Somerville offers guests free parking and free wifi and extended breakfast times at weekends. ... more   less 
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