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“Wonderful hotel and great location” 5 of 5 stars
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Melba House Hotel
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   62 Bampfylde Road, Torquay TQ2 5AY, England   |  
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Ranked #75 of 154 Torquay B&B and Inns
Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful hotel and great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had read the very favourable reviews on trip advisor before I booked, and was not disappointed. I was extremely pleased with my stay and would definitely recommend this delightful hotel to anyone who is looking for a relaxing break in the lovely seaside town of Torquay.
The location is superb, being close to the main railway station, and is also very centrally located close to the centre of Torquay and all the main attractions. The lovely fishing village of Brixham and the delightful town of Paignton are nearby.
When we arrived at the station with our luggage, even though the hotel was within walking distance, Vicki very kindly offered to collect us and drove us to the hotel. There are parking facilities at the hotel. The room was very well appointed with a very comfortable bed, en suite bathroom, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The breakfast was delicious and both Vicki and Steve were very welcoming hosts.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel for an enjoyable and restful stay in Torquay.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria_220714, Owner at Melba House Hotel, responded to this review, March 19, 2015
Kathleen, many thanks for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again very soon, Vicki
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This hotel is ideally positioned in Torquay within easy walking distance of the seafront, the town centre and Torre Abbey. It successfully combines Victorian charm with modern luxury.
My room was large , with a pleasant view over a rugby pitch, a well stocked bathroom, a TV, plus tea and coffee making facilities in a seating area. There was even a selection of books to read in the hallway outside the room. I slept very soundly and enjoyed a well cooked full English breakfast, in the attractively decorated dining room. The owners, Vicki and Steve were very friendly and accommodating.
Recommended for those who likew a hotel to have lots of character and warmth.

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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria_220714, Owner at Melba House Hotel, responded to this review, March 14, 2015
Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Vicki
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

On arrival at the Melba House Hotel, I was immediately impressed by the beautifully furnised hotel in the perfect location, close to Railway Station and with easy walking distance to the town and harbour. The hotel has a front terrace overlooking a local Rugby ground, so I could imagine very pleasant times sitting on the terrace, with a glass of wine!
The owners Vicki and Steve were very welcoming and provided us with the best breakfast I've ever had in a hotel. Vicki and Steve provide a wide range of breakfast food to cater for all tastes.
We stayed in a Superior Double which was beautifully furnished with luxury bedding, towels and toiletries. The bed was so comfortable, I could have stayed in it all day, but the desire to explore Torquay got me out of it.
We only had time to stay for two nights, but I would definitely pick the same hotel again. Many thanks to the owners!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria_220714, Owner at Melba House Hotel, responded to this review, March 14, 2015
Many thanks for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon, Vicki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We absolutely loved it! The hotel is very welcoming.The owners Steve and Vicky are so nice and lovely.They provides everything for comfy stay.The room was stunning en suite and the decor was so lovely and really comfy bed.Very very clean and loads of personal touches.Very yummy posh breakfast.We enjoyed every minute of the stay.We definitely will go back again.Eva and Colin

  • Stayed September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria_220714, Owner at Melba House Hotel, responded to this review, September 29, 2014
Eva and Colin - thanks very much for your brilliant review! It was great to meet you both and a shame it was only for a couple of nights! We hope you come and stay again soon, Vicki and Steve
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited Torquay for a short break and booked this B & B at very short notice. Vicky was extremely helpful when booking and was there to welcome us along with Steve. Although our room was small it was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was very good and set us up for the day.
It would have been nice to have had a residents lounge to relax in after a day sightseeing. We would stay here again

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria_220714, Owner at Melba House Hotel, responded to this review, September 29, 2014
Thanks very much for your kind review, it was lovely to meet you both and we hope to see you again, Vicki and Steve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My partner and I stayed at the Melba hotel in August, we were delighted that the owners had a small blow-up bed with children's bedding set for our daughter to stay in the room with us, something we often have problems with when there are 3 of us, big thank you for that!

We were greeted warmly by the owners and shown to our immaculate room with all facilities needed and very comfy beds

Each morning the breakfasts were superb, cooked very well, lots of choice and a warm and friendly service, with the owner Steve (and chef) even coming out to ask our daughter how she liked her eggs!

The hotel was just a five minute walk to the beach, the shops and the beautiful Abbey, a perfect setting for a family holiday

We will definitely be visiting the Melba hotel again next year, in our daughters words 'this is the best hotel I've ever stayed in!'

Thank you to Steve and Vicki

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria_220714, Owner at Melba House Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2014
Many thanks for your kind words and very happy we could help with the extra bed! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you all again very soon! Vicki and Steve
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We visited Torquay during August bank holiday and as you would expect Steve and Vicki had a full house. We were very impressed that even during this busy period our hosts did not deviate from providing the personal touch which makes you feel very comfortable and at home.

The cleanliness of the room was immaculate and it included a good standard of facilities to make the stay comfortable.

Our breakfasts were beautifully cooked by Steve and politely served by Vicki. As we were on holiday we considered a full English breakfast everyday a mandatory treat.

The hotel is situated a 5 minute walk from the beach which includes walking through the picturesque Abbey.

Overall the hotel provides fantastic value and is managed by hosts dedicated to pleasing their guests.

We are looking forward to a return visit.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Victoria_220714, Owner at Melba House Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are really pleased you had such a great time and look forward to see you again soon, Vicki and Steve
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Additional Information about Melba House Hotel

Address: 62 Bampfylde Road, Torquay TQ2 5AY, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Melba House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly, welcoming non smoking bed and breakfast hotel with private car park and all rooms en-suite. We are one of the best located hotels in Torquay, only 350 yards from sea front, and 250 yards from the Riviera conference centre. The railway station is about 10 minutes level walk away. The hotel overlooks a park, where cricket and rugby can be watched from our terrace. The harbour and town are also just a short stroll away, where you will find the many restaurants and bars Torquay has to offer. ... more   less 
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