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 152 Torquay B&Bs / inns

The Somerville

5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   515 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HJ, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Somerville to your Saves list
The Somerville
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
99%
Ranked #2 of 152 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Rich186311 Canterbury, United Kingdom
Write a Review

708 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    686
    19
    2
    1
    0
See reviews for
53
498
32
63
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (155)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best B&B (Hotel) we have stayed in. Tthe room was great very clean comefortable with tea coffee and a cafetare provided. there was also a small refridgerator. the breakfast was stuning with a great chioice of hot and cold food. The staff could not have been more helpfull and the whole experiance was great.

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

Where do we start? The little touches - on arrival the proprietor took the time to welcome us and explain the facilities before showing us round our room; when were you last given the choice between grilled vine or tinned tomatoes with a full English breakfast; have you ever been offered home-made fruit compote to start your breakfast; take a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All I can say is WOW, from the day we first booked the holiday Grant and Adam went out of their way to make us feel welcome. When we arrived we were made to feel special and given a suite with a private access patio/garden area. The pre arranged flowers, chocolates and champagne were of excellent quality, and delivered to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here to meet some friends, the place was perfectly located and very nice, hosts were amazing. Adam was classy and Grant was magical, they gave me a great suite that was more than I could expect from a high end B&B. This place is a very nice classy boutique small hotel, just saying B&B does not do it justice.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is a fantastic place to stay. We stayed in one of the suites with a bedroom and living room, it was totally luxurious and we felt totally spoilt. The hosts are so welcoming and made our stay very enjoyable. The breakfast I can honestly say was the best we have ever had and we have stayed in quite... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really is a five star guest house. The location is ideal as it is a few minutes walk into Torquay. We have stayed here three times now and every time it has been superb. The rooms are clean and decorated to a high standard. The sweets in the room are a nice touch. The beds are really comfortable, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic place to stay - so much offered for a very reasonable price. We were immediately welcomed with a cup of tea & we loved the old fashioned decor & nick knacks. Our bedroom was very clean & had some lovely touches like the sweets & was very quiet, despite being on the ground floor. Breakfast was superb.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the garden suite for two nights, a luxurious and comfortable two days. Attention to detail, with the extra touches that you just do not see in most guest houses. Immaculate throughout, and you are guaranteed a great nights sleep. You waken to a superb breakfast, and the service is first class. A few reviews have mentioned the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
essex,uk
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Agree with all the previous comments left as we really enjoyed our 3 night stay here-wished we could have stayed longer. Location ideal for walking into Torquay. Good room-very clean and comfortable. Excellent choices for breakfast-excellent service-nothing was too much trouble. Loved all the extras (sweets in the room, cake and fruit, rose in bathroom). Great hosts-would definitely recommend staying... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in room 1 for four nights and found it to be very comfortable. On arrival we were given information about the local area, including places worth visiting and restaurants to try, this was very helpful and we ate out at two of the suggested places - No. 7 and The Old Vienna, they are fabulous restaurants. Back to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Somerville, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Somerville? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Somerville

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, Tingo, Agoda, Odigeo and Venere so you can book your The Somerville 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:
The Somerville Hotel Torquay
Somerville Hotel Torquay
The Somerville Torquay, Devon

157 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (82)
Viewed
Room/suite (22)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (48)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (76)
Viewed
Room/suite (30)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (16)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Other (19)
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