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bideford
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were a party of six ladies out to celebrate a special birthday. A special offer came up at the Grand and we booked an over night stay. Arriving by train , the Grand is literally just across the road . We were greeted by a very helpful friendly receptionist . Our rooms were ready , we were offered a...

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Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well I guess in its heyday this was an amazing hotel, yet over time a lack of love of some parts of this hotel is showing. Having said that the staff are great and the location amazing. My room was a small double, with a great view but with no control over the heating, and oddly no nets so I...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed for a few days with my family and it was lovely. Great helpful staff from check in to check out. Breakfast was lovely. Dinner in the restaurant was a slight disappointment especially being a 1AA rosette awarded venue however the staff were amazing and attentive. Also with my fiance being coeliac she could eat most of the items in...

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Peter W, General Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear plymchef123, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review following your stay at The Grand. I am delighted to read your review overall, and do apologise you did not find dinner in our 1881 Restaurant to your liking. We do have an exciting time ahead in 2017, with the Grosvenor currently being refurbished, and John Burton-Race taking...

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Rooms were a good size and comfortable. Pool area and gym small but sufficient. Reception helpful and friendly. Breakfast superb. Dinner in the brassarie was a mix of pretentious food and mixed service. Some of the staff were excellent and made the experience a joy. Especially as the dining area has wonderful sea views. However the staff seemed to be...

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Peter W, General Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paul C, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review following your stay at The Grand. I am disappointed to read that you found the food in the Brasserie to be pretentious, and this is certainly not our aim for this area, with the goal being simple, wholesome food, offering great value and I have shared your...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed for the New Year package and on the whole enjoyed it. Having read some of the previous comments, I have to agree, the hotel in places does look tired but I have seen over time that they are renovating the rooms so it's a gradual improvement. I think the only bugbear was the New Year Gala Dinner, it took...

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Peter W, General Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sally W, Thank you for your review following your New Year visit to The Grand. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, and the Champagne Afternoon Tea. We are aware of the issue on New Years Eve, which was unfortunately caused by a supplier issue with the duck served, and we have taken the necessary actions to...

Newquay, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed for a weekend break. Perfect location about 3/4 mile walk along the seafront to the harbour and town. The hotel facilities were a little tired and I must admit this is not s 4* hotel. The service is attentive and professional. Warm and cosy atmosphere and breakfast was delightful. The room was small and the bed very very soft...

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Peter W, General Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Julie R, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review following your stay at our hotel. I am pleased to read that you found your stay overall to be an enjoyable one, and we do offer great value stays throughout the year and do hope to see you again. Kind regards

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have been coming to the Grand for approx. 10 years. We recognise all the not-so-good areas but there are still many good things about it which gets our return visit and business. The hotel is warm, cosy and oozes atmosphere with newspapers and magazines to browse. The location and view over the sea are excellent. I felt this visit there...

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Peter W, General Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Annette S, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review following your return visit to The Grand. We have worked hard over the last 12 months to develop and improve the service we offer our guests, and have invested a lot of time and effort in recruiting and developing our team and the product. I am disappointed...

Lancashire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance to hotel very nice, but bedroom very drab and hot without the radiators being on. Rather than go out for our evening meal on New Years Eve night, we decided to book the Gala dinner in the hotel at £90 a head. The meal started at 7.30 and by 10.30 we still had not had our desert. My husband...

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Peter W, General Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KiaraLancashireLass, Thank you for your review following your stay with us. As you mention, we did have some issues with the duck on New Years Eve, which in turn did delay the dinner service and we do apologise for this. I do hope you will re-consider returning in the future. Kind regards

Salisbury
Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents used to love this hotel and I was last here with them when I was 10 years old - a very, very long time ago in 1956/57. I think they still have the same carpet and decor so I would say it needs a bit of attention. I booked a single room, B&B plus dinner for 2 nights...

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Peter W, General Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alicearmy, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review following your nostalgic trip to Torquay and The Grand. I am delighted to read you enjoyed all aspects of your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards

Reading
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The grand from New Years Day for 2 nights. The hotel is very impressive from the outside. The inside felt a bit dated but that isn't an issue for me. The rooms were warm, comfortable and clean. We had a double, which had the furniture been put in logical places could have felt so much more spacious,...

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Peter W, General Manager at The Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear pigletReading, Thank you taking the time to leave your review following your stay with us at the Grand. I am disappointed to read your comments and do regret to read that you were not satisfied with all aspects of your stay. We do receive many positive comments about the team, and it is disappointing to see such negative remarks...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
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Cuisines: European
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Torquay's Historic Jewel For old world grandeur and traditional British charm, the Grand has been Torquay's landmark hotel for over 130 years. Overlooking one of the finest bays, this elegant Victorian hotel offers 132 individually styled bedrooms, The Grand spa, AA rosette restaurant 1881 and is surrounded by 22 miles of spectacular Devon coastline. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Grand Hotel

Address: Sea Front, Torquay TQ2 6NT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: $82 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
The Grand Hotel Torquay, Devon
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Torquay
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Torquay
#16 Business Hotel in Torquay
#16 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Try and get a room in the main part of the building and a top floor so you don't hear the guest above you moving around”
 of 5 bubbles Fisher_JJ, 3 days ago | Read review
“312 seavview and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles annettes792, 1 week ago | Read review
“Go to another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles KiaraLancashireLass, 1 week ago | Read review
“Sea view rooms are definitely going to be special”
 of 5 bubbles Alicearmy, 1 week ago | Read review
“We had the room by the railway station, this was not a problem but could hear tv in next room even though it was not loud.”
 of 5 bubbles ShezzaT, 1 week ago | Read review
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