This comfortable hotel is a mere 2 minutes walk from the beautiful Meadfoot bay on the edge of Torquay we discovered. This was a major bonus as it is a wonderful blue flag beach.
Whilst we were somewhat younger than most of the clientele there we were made to feel very welcome by the friendly staff.
The champagne I had ordered for our anniversary was there, chilled and a tasty Cava. They also offer flowers or chocolates if you want to do something special.
The breakfast is only served between 8:30 and 9:30 but it is a very tasty meal served in a dining room with a fantastic view of a well manicured garden and the sea beyond. A view I did not regret paying slightly more to get from our bedroom.
The compact rooms are indeed small, but they are very clean and fresh with contemporary décor.
The bed was extremely comfortable and whilst the walls were thin as they have a gentile clientele noise isn't a problem.
The only gripe we had would be the shower which on the first morning was fine became too hot and wouldn't react to trying to change the temperature on the second morning. I suspect this may have something to do with the simultaneous demands upon the plumbing.
That said this was well priced and it met all our hopes for what the hotel would be and more. If it hadn't been for the shower this would certainly have been rated excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Balmoral - set in a superb Torquay location overlooking some of the most beautiful coastal scenery on the English Riviera. Elegantly furnished and decorated public rooms give the hotel a restful, welcoming atmosphere with a touch of class, which is matched by the hospitality provided. The Hotel Balmoral stands in its own secluded grounds in a quiet, peaceful setting, yet close to all the amenities and attractions of Torquay Devon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balmoral Hotel Torquay
- The Hotel Balmoral Torquay, Devon