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Merlewood House

Meadfoot Road, Torquay TQ1 2JP, England
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Ranked #67 of 151 Torquay B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just spent 5 nights at Merlewood House. It is a beautiful house with lovely vintage, shabby chic and Laura Ashley décor. The rooms are charming, light and comfortable. It is on quite a steep hill just up from the harbour, which didn't bother us at all, but might be a bit of a trek for older guests. I had... More

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Largelle, Owner at Merlewood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to complete a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and had not noticed the biscuits had expired, I would have been more than happy to replace them for you. I shall certainly consider fresh cut bread for toast as I agree it is so much nicer than sliced. Hope to... More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Merlewood House is a gorgeous guesthouse that felt like a four star hotel. The room was beautifully decorated and oozed charm and comfort. Wendy was such a great character and brimming with local knowledge and tips that were very helpful. The breakfast was delicious, and she even gave us a lift to the model village. We definitely want to stay... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited Merlewood House again this year, and it was three years since the last time we were there. Still as very good and enjoyable as the last time. Good breakfast and nice rooms. A little hot without fans, but it can easily be arranged, we believe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After finding this little gem during an evening, my boyfriend and I were relieved that there were vacancies. The rooms have a lovely individual touch to each one and have everything you would need for your stay. The breakfast was lovely an we could not have asked for anything more. The location is perfect, just a short walk to the... More

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had the great pleasure of staying at Merlewood House over the May Bank holiday, and could not have wished for a more stunning place to stay, Wendy the proprietor was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. This Grade 11 listed building is truly stunning, the interior decoration is to an excellent standard, the bedrooms are so comfortable... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My wife and I moved to Torquay to live in August 2013 and due to the distance between houses we had to stay in a guest house overnight as the removal company could not deliver our furniture until the following morning. We could have just booked into any guest house for the night but it was our good fortune that... More

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5 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stayed one night but wish we could have stayed longer. Attention to detail ie fresh milk instead of uht. We would recommend without reservations for anyone of a certain age to stay here. Thank you for a comfortable stay.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Staying at Merlewood House is a treat in itself. The highlights are: 1. Excellent location, walking distance to the seafront, harbour and shops. 2. Fantastic breakfast prepared to a very high standard, with many options. 3. Decoration and furnishings are beautiful. 4. House steeped in history and interest. 5. Hostess, there when you need her but not intrusive, knowledgeable and... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We have just had a two night stay and we must say what a wonderful place to stay in Torquay. Such a super room and everywhere was so clean and very attractive. Wendy was the perfect host,so welcoming, and her breakfast's were absolutely the best we have ever had in Torquay. We would thoroughly recommend to anyone. Ian & Lyn... More

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Inzago, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A trip can either be made better or worse by where you are staying at and the people you meet along the way. Wendy and her beautiful Merlewood House made our stay a lot better. Super-cozy, clean and stylish rooms w/ a breakfast to die for, all made by someone you don't want to miss out chatting with for a... More

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Address: Meadfoot Road, Torquay TQ1 2JP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
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Quiet Victorian Bed and Breakfast Guest House close to the Harbor and Meadfoot beach and easy walking distance to the town. Large en-suite rooms, spacious reception rooms and health therapies & treatments available in the fully equipped treatment room. ... more   less 
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