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The Elmdene

5.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Rathmore Road, Torquay TQ2 6NZ, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely fantastic accommodation. Nothing is too much trouble for Andy and Carol. The facilities in your room are everything needed and the breakfast is second to none. Thoroughly recommend the Elmdene as a base for visiting all of South Devon. Don't stay anywhere else but book early. Alan & Dee, Leicester

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at The Elmdene for two nights and we had a fantastic stay. Both Andy and Carol were very welcoming and made sure we had an enjoyable stay. The rooms were very clean and very comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. We would definitely stay here again when we are back in Torquay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from our 3rd stay at The Elmdene, and can only say that it keeps getting better! Andy spends the winter carrying out improvements and the service and hospitality is second to none. Carol's (and Andy's on a couple of occasions!!) breakfasts are of a consistent high quality, with a good choice. We will definitely be returning... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our first stay at the Elmdene wow!!!! Felt relaxed from checking in the hosts were very welcoming couldn't fault the cleanness it was very clean and tidy.....bright entrance very good decor...... The host shown us to our room and again Wow!!!! Beautifully cleaned and decorated room great size ...... So happy they have thought of everything there was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic and friendly is only the beginning of this wonderful Elmdene experience! The breakfast was cooked to perfection by Carol and Andy was always the perfect host! The little touches made this a place to return to- especially the glass water bottles on the bedside tables, the cookies,the sewing kit and everything else you need to visit to see. We... More

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed at the Elmdene last week (w/c Mon 7th July ) this was our second visit. The hotel is a perfect gem. It is faultless. Carol & Andy are all you would hope to find as hosts. The standard of our room was first class with a high degree of attention to detail in the fixtures and fittings and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Once again an excellent stay at The Elmdene. The welcome was great. Andy and Carol are so friendly and cannot do enough for you. Room 1 was spotless like the other rooms we have stayed in when there. Breakfasts to die for. Looking forward to next year!

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Crewe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We picked Elmdene for our short break in May, based on reviews, and what a great choice. Carol and Andy have done a great job on the quality of the interior. Our room was on the second floor and was very spacious, with all the little touches you could want, small fridge, dressing gowns etc. Breakfast was excellent with a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Just come home from what was our fourth visit to the fabulous Elmdene in Torquay. We have stayed in four different rooms, every one of them has been immaculate and we can't wait to try out the remaining two.! Carol and Andy are the perfect hosts. They are pleasant and helpful at all times and never overbearing. The breakfasts freshly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Booked this hotel due to rating on trip advisor and have just completed a four night stay with my wife in Room 6 . Rooms five and six are in the converted roof space. The rooms are clean, well thought out and have modern with facilities as indicated on the hotel website. Although the weather was warm during our visit,... More

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Address: Rathmore Road, Torquay TQ2 6NZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Elmdene 5*
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The Elmdene is quality 5 star visit britain graded guest accommodation, situated on the level in a tree lined road opposite open parkland. We have seven en-suite bedrooms, we offer free onsite parking and free wi-fi. We are a short level walk to the seafront, train station and conference centre. The town and harbour are within walking distance. ... more   less 
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