The Grand Hotel
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- The property has a seafront location with "stunning views" (The AA)
- Previous guests at the hotel include Agatha Christie and The Rolling Stones
- The restaurant holds an AA Rosette and offers "grand-hotel dining on the English Riviera", according to The AA
- Torquay is known for its "palm-lined seafront and russet-red cliffs" (Lonely Planet)
The Grand Hotel is a large Victorian property that occupies a "prime position on Torquay's seafront" (The AA). Built in the late 18th-century, it has an interesting history, having been used by the Royal Air Force during World War II -- there are messages that were scribbled on the walls by aircrew that are now hidden behind the wallpaper in some of the rooms. The hotel has also hosted rock legends The Rolling Stones and best-selling novelist Agatha Christie, who was born in Torquay and stayed at the hotel on her honeymoon.
Right in front of the hotel you can visit Corbyn Beach, which was once the site of a medieval harbour, or take a 15-minute stroll along the English Riviera to Torquay Marina. You can also take a trip to Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves or Babbacombe Model Village, which are both 10 minutes from the hotel by car or around 30 minutes by bus.
Guests can make full use the leisure facilities at the hotel, which include an indoor pool, a gym, a hot tub and a sauna. You can also book spa treatments (supplements apply).
The 1881 restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette and offers a "genteel formality", according to The AA, with a menu that blends "traditional ideas" with a "contemporary thrust". You can also dine in The Compass Bar for a more informal alternative and "stunning views" (The AA).
Sea View Rooms look out over Tor Bay. Wi-Fi is free.
- Games room
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- Outdoor pool
- Sauna / Steam Room
- 100% smoke-free
- Concierge service
- Room service (limited hours)
- Central heating
- Iron and ironing board
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- Separate shower
- Bathtub or shower
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible pool area
- Wheelchair accessible
Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Pets: No pets allowed.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
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