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“the best room i have ever stayed in and very welcoming staff” 5 of 5 stars
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The Somerville
5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   515 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HJ, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 154 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Camberley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“the best room i have ever stayed in and very welcoming staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

we arrived, and immediately felt at home. We were greeted by Adam who was front of house and shown to our rooms. The room was so spacious and clean and i loved the style and personal touch it had. In the morning we had breakfast and the food on offer was very nice, i had a bacon sandwich which was delicious. other food on offer was the usual food that is available from hotels, and by the look of other peoples plates, it probably tasted very nice. We only stayed 2 nights but wished we stayed longer. Will defo stay there if we go to Torquay again.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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  • Rooms
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

We selected the Somerville based upon the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor for our short break in Torquay. We have to say all of the excellent feedback we read from these reviews were 100% correct! Right from when we arrived we felt at home, we were in the Courtyard Suite and were very impressed! The room had excellent decor throughout from the regal look to the bedroom to the modern bathroom. The breakfast at the Somerville was superb, a great choice, freshly cooked and a lovely location in the conservatory. Adam and his team never see anything as too much trouble and the finer details of this B&B are what make it great, from the excellent comfy beds and bedding to the fresh cookies provided on a daily basis! I am sure we will visit Torquay again in the future and we would have no hesitation in revisiting The Somerville, definitely recommended!

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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londres
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

Priceless! quiet, beatiful and amazing breakfast! You feel like at home. They havent missed a detail.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

Attention to detail is one of the things that you can't avoid to notice... from a great breakfast with lots of choice and really tasty, to mini chocolate eggs in the room and the decoration of the place... everything is done with care and good taste.

It has a living room where you can sit and relax with a drink. Breakfast is in the conservatory with a good view to the main street. The harbour is only a short walk away. The hosts are very helpful either to provide tourist information or to make reservations for the best restaurants in town.

The room was very comfortable. It was three of us in the room, and we had 2 flat screen TVs. The bed was super comfy. The bathroom is modern. The whole place is very clean.

If you decide to stay in the area, i would highly recommend that you stay at The Somerville.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

Best hotel that we have ever stayed in. Brilliant location, just a short walk to the Harbour incredibly comfortable and clean...and just wait to sample the wonderful breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

I have little to add that wouldn't be just a repetition of what everyone else says. In a nutshell ... everyone loves it, we loved it, you will love it! We shall return.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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shepperton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

My stay at the somerville was one of the best experiences I have ever had staying at a hoptel in the UK. All the staff are just a joy to be with and all the rooms are spotless and so carefuly designed and layed out...what a great treat! Kevin

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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Additional Information about The Somerville

Address: 515 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay TQ1 1HJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Somerville 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Somerville has many accolades including Devon B&B of the year for 2012/13 and Southwest B&B of the year for 2011. Centrally located with its own private car park and grounds. Choose from a standard room or lovely Deluxe rooms and spacious Suites; it's the ideal choice for both business travellers and leisure guests wanting a relaxing luxury break. The Somerville offers guests free parking and free wifi and extended breakfast times at weekends. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Somerville Hotel Torquay
Somerville Hotel Torquay
The Somerville Torquay, Devon

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