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- Torquay’s best location, alongside the harbour and a short walk from the shops
- Relaxing bar lounge looking out on the lively harbour
- Entertainment room with its own bar and dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings
- Central heating throughout
- Free WiFi in public areas
- All 68 bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, internal telephone, hair dryer and Freeview TV with radio channels
- All bedrooms have bath or shower and WC
- Lift serves most rooms (15% of rooms are not accessible from lift)
- Limited car parking
- Public car parking opposite hotel
- Entire hotel, including all bedrooms, is a no smoking area
- Air conditioned restaurant
- Relaxing Barrett Browning Bar, named after the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who once lived here
- Harbour Bar with dance floor and entertainment most evenings
- Limited car parking on site with a public car park 50m away (discounted rates available for long stays)
- Lift suitable for wheelchairs provides level access to a small number of bedrooms
- Check in from 16:00. Check out by 11:00. Additional charges apply where earlier check in or late check out are required
- Note for clients with a mobility impairment: this hotel does not have any ground floor rooms and due to the historic nature of the building there are many changes of level on the bedroom floors. The Georgian part of the building does not have lift access. There are no facilities for charging mobility scooters
- Our air conditioned ground floor restaurant can seat up to 100 people
- Breakfast: We provide a waiter served breakfast from 08:00 to 09:30 with last orders at 09:00
- Lunch: We offer bar snacks in the Looking Glass Bar at lunch time. Lunch is also available in the restaurant for pre-booked parties.
- Dinner: We provide a waiter served table d'hote dinner from 18:00 to 20:00 with last orders at 19:15
- Special Diets: A selection of vegetarian options is available on the dinner menu. For a more efficient service we recommend these are requested in advance of the meal. Special diets can also be catered for on request; we ask that you contact us at least seven days prior to arrival and provide a diet sheet.
- To see our current menu, please follow this link.
- 68 bedrooms on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors (there are no ground floor rooms)
- 22 double rooms, 30 twin rooms, 11 single rooms, 1 room with three single beds and 4 rooms with a double and a single bed
- Lift serves all principal floors but 15% of rooms are in a wing which is not accessible from the lift and there are some changes of level on the upper floors due to the character of the Georgian and Victorian buildings
- We have 26 rooms with excellent harbour views (including 5 single rooms)
- All rooms have central heating but we do not have any rooms with air conditioning
- All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and Freeview TV with radio channels
- All rooms have a telephone for communication with other rooms and hotel services and receiving incoming calls (but we do not have an outbound direct dial service)
- All bathrooms are equipped with a bath or shower and WC. Most rooms have a shower rather than a bath; if you have a strong preference for one or the other, please tell us when you make your booking because we are often fully booked and it can be difficult to change rooms on arrival
- Cots can be provided on request in any room type except single rooms
- Ironing facilities are available from reception
- Smoking is prohibited in all of our bedrooms
- We do not provide room service in normal circumstances
Torquay is one of Britain’s most famous resorts, situated at the heart of 22 miles of unspoilt coastline, often referred to as the 'English Riviera'. Torbay is blessed with a mild climate, sparkling blue waters, Blue-Flag beaches and extensive attractive gardens.
Torquay is characterised by its Mediterranean feel, created by its palm tree lined seafront, Italian style white villas perched high on the hillsides and fabulous yachts and boats moored in the popular marina. Fashionable since Victorian times and the former home of such figures as crime author Agatha Christie and comedy actor Peter Cook, Torquay offers contrast and variety, day and night, from its bustling harbour and marina to its exclusive shops and sophisticated restaurants and bars, which are open well into the evening along the promenade.
Activity is focussed around Torquay’s spectacular waterfront which provides a comprehensive programme of exhibitions, concerts and theatrical productions, as well as a world-class marine animal visitor attraction and state of the art foot-bridge across the bay. The waterfront is supplemented by a number of attractions, varying from steam trains and boats to swimming pools and golf courses.
Torquay lies at the edge of Dartmoor, known as the last great wilderness in England. The area is diverse and fascinating, varying from ancient woodland to nationally important butterfly and archaeological sites which may be visited throughout the year. Even so, Torquay is not isolated, being ideally situated between Devon’s two principal cities, Plymouth and Exeter.
In short, Torquay is both a gateway to nature whilst retaining close links with urban centres renowned for excellent shopping and intriguing historical buildings and sites.
The heart of the town is the harbour which has many shops along its edges. The town is hilly but the location of the Regina Hotel is on the flat harbourside and the shops, promenade and Pavilion Theatre are all a level walk from here.
Torbay has excellent bathing beaches at Babbacombe, Torre Abbey and Paignton. Torre Abbey Gardens make a pleasant walk along the seafron from the harbour.
Babbacombe Model Village
Situated just two miles from Torquay, this is a miniature version of the thatched houses, gardens and railways found in the English countryside.
Considered to be one of the finest museums in the south west, the collections cover many subjects including Egyptology, Entomology and local history.
Bygones Victorian Museum
Step back in time and relive the nostalgia of over 20 life-size Victorian shops. There is also a giant model railway, World War 1 trench and Anderson shelter.
Situated opposite the Regina Hotel, this world-class marine animal attraction boasts a superb restaurant with panoramic views over the harbour.
A geological and archaeological jewel, these Palaeolithic caves contain evidence of human occupation dating back almost half a million years.
Oldway Mansion & Gardens
Originally the family home of Torbay's most colourful family, the Singers of sewing machine fame, the mansion was modelled on the Palace of Versailles. The grand staircase and gallery, crafted from the finest marble, the gilded pillars and elaborately painted ceilings, together with magnificently laid out gardens are a splendid sight.
The Domesday Book village of Cockington has hardly changed throughout the centuries. Visitors can explore the picturesque village, with its 14th century forge and stately manor house, or wander through the 450 acres of woods, parklands and lakes.
The July annual festival includes dog shows, car shows, concerts and dancing as well as fair rides, refreshments and a host of entertainment.
Agatha Christie Festival takes place in September and celebrates the life and works of the most published novelist of all time, who was born in Torquay.
English Riviera Bowls Tournament takes place over the last week in June.
Torbay Steam Fair takes place at the beginning of August in nearby Brixham and includes exhibits of full size and miniature engines, as well as stalls and a fairground.
Babbacombe Festival Held in June, a week of various activities and events culminates in a spectacular fireworks display.
Torbay Poetry Festival is held at the end of October in Torquay and celebrates its 10th year.
Torbay Food & Arts Festival takes place in May and features over 30 stalls offering an array of local food, arts and crafts.
Torbay Week Held in early August, this event replaces the former regattas of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham and includes sailing events, air shows and fireworks displays, as well as plenty of on-shore entertainment.
BrixFest replaces the long-running Brixham Heritage week. Held in June, highlights include the annual historic trawler races, Brixham Birdman and fireworks displays.
For listings of more events in Torbay see:
Brixham Tourist Information
A short trip from Torquay, the ancient fishing port of Brixham has a vibrant harbour which boasts a full size replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship, the 'Golden Hind'.
Exeter Tourist Information
Devon’s most historical city has a magnificent cathedral, originally built by the Anglo-Saxons. Pay a visit to the Ship Inn, frequented by Sir Francis Drake or spend some time browsing around the excellent array of shops.
Plymouth Tourist Information
An interesting mix of historic city and modern port, Plymouth is the region's shopping capital and has a rejuvenated waterfront overlooking Plymouth Sound.
Buckfastleigh is a small town with a large modern Benedictine Abbey. Over forty monks live and work in the abbey producing a range of goods from wine to honey. There is also a restaurant and shop on site.
South Devon Railway is a popular steam railway which, when taken as a combined trip including a boat cruise on the River Dart, is an ideal way to while away an afternoon.
Paignton boasts a long stretch of sandy beach backed by a level promenade which is lined with friendly pubs and cafés. Experience the romance of the steam age on a seven mile stretch of the Great Western Railway, or spend an afternoon at Paignton Zoo, which has recently undergone a £6m re-development programme and is home to many rare and endangered species.
Teignmouth lies along a stretch of red sandstone coast on the estuary of the River Teign. With an elegant crescent of Georgian buildings dating back to the 1800's, Teignmouth is steeped in maritime history and the town's museum celebrates the area's long assoociation with the sea. Teignmouth's long sandy beaches, Victorian pier, interesting old backstreets and pedestrianised shopping areas have ensured the town has become one of the region's top seaside destinations.
Dawlish Tourist Information
Dawlish is a pretty seaside town situated between Torquay and Exeter. Dawlish Warren, just to the north offers safe sandy beaches and during the summer months, there is entertainment on the beach and a weekly open-air market.
Totnes is an ancient borough which lies in an enviable position above the River Dart. The town is full of colour and character that stems from a rich cultural, historical and archaeological heritage. It is also the second oldest borough in England.
Dartmouth is set in a picture postcard location, on the River Dart and flanked by steep wooded hillsides. Two of Dartmouth's oldest buildings, the Cherub pub and Agincourt House, are fine examples of the 14th century constructions which have survived in the town. There is also a superb range of shops, boutiques and bistros.
Kingswear lies on the opposite side of the River Dart to Dartmouth in the South Hams area of south Devon. The privately owned 15th century castle dominates the headland and the village is home to several attractive 19th century villas overlooking the harbour which, during the annual Royal Regatta, is bustling with splendid yachts and marine craft.
Salcombe is the principal resort in the South Hams district and a well known sailing centre. The Salcombe Museum of Maritime History explains the town's long association with the sea, from smugglers and piracy to the role the town played in the run up to the D-Day landings. Nearby Hope Cove is a charming coastal sanctuary, with a collection of thatched stone cottages huddled around a tiny square.
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