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The Somerville

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515 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HJ, England
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  • 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
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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a 3 night mid week break at this lovely comfortable little hotel. The proprietors and the staff were extremely friendly. The bedroom, dining room and the public areas were clean, neat and tidy. The breakfast was exceedingly good with plenty of choice of cereals, fruits yogurts, and the cooked breakfast was freshly cooked using locally sourced products. The location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful little gem! Would highly recommend the Somerville. My daughter and I stayed for 3 nights and it's was faultless! Perfectly clean and so welcoming. Breakfast was lovely every morning and so much choice. Perfect location and just a short walk from some lovely resturants that were recommended. TV in the bathroom and roll top bath was luxurious.... More 

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

first class in all ways free parking big bonus bit off a walk up hill if you have trouble with that but 5 mins to sea front if you go get to devon arms on a thursday night for some jazz starts 8.30 you will find the devon arms just before you get to the clock up a small side... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Looking for a proper boutique hotel then don't look any further than this one, they have thought of everything down to every little detail, I mean who puts out fresh cakes and milk/cream for the guests to help themselves at anytime day or night, no one that I know. Superb little gem his one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned after 3 nights, we received an email asking what time we would be arriving as we were only 80 miles away we asked if we could get into our room for about 12pm, we arrived and got straight in. The staff and owners very friendly and helpful, breakfast was amazing everything you could want. Lovely comfy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are just back from staying 5 nights at the Somerville Hotel .from arriving to leaving the service was faultless,we stayed in the Torwood Suite which was a delight comfortable bed ,beautiful linen,great size shower.The little extra touches made it special, breakfast was fantastic we have stayed in many reputable hotels but the choice here was second to none and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really comfortable room with lots of little welcoming touches. Excellent breakfast and service. Friendly and attentive hosts. A lovely relaxing stay. Perfectly situated for harbour and local restaurants.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a 3 day stay at The Somerville with our 2 young boys. Everything about this place was excellent. We stayed in the Somerville suite which was spacious and extremely comfortable. It even included a TV in the bathroom. The breakfast was amazing and so was the service. It is only a 5 min stroll to... More 

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Derby
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a fabulous place to relax and unwind. This was our second visit and was as good as the first time. That's we have gone for 3rd time lucky. The 2 rooms we have stayed in have both been wonderfully decked out. Very comfy beds. Well fitted out shower rooms. Lovely shower soaps included etc. Management were very... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everthing about the Sommerville is first class, with every little extra detail included .Our hosts were brilliant, our room was excellent and the breakfast superb. . Five minutes stroll to the harbour perfect , most highly recommended.

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