Nice room. Good staff. Good price. The only thing missing was a local beer in the bar.
We have two great selections of hotels tailored to make your short break just the way you like it.
Bay Hotels - these hotels represent all that is best about Shearings - the warmth, the hospitality, the comfort, the great entertainment and all round great value.
Coast & Country - each hotel has a comfortable bar and lounge offering the perfect place to relax and unwind and our restaurants pride themselves on offering good food and a choice of wines.
Lying in a region often referred to as the 'English Riviera' because of its mild climate, bright blue waters and semi-tropical flora, Torquay is well-renowned for its cosmopolitan atmosphere. Reflecting the resort's lively style, the attractive Torbay Hotel, standing in an impressive position on the level seafront, overlooking the marina and Princess Gardens, is in a superb location. Offering all the comforts of home (and more), with a stylish lounge bar, sun terrace, indoor swimming pool and entertainment room in which to meet new friends, there's plenty to amuse. With the beach, Princess Theatre, harbour and town centre shops lying just a few minutes walk away, there's plenty to interest you out-of-doors too!
The Torbay Hotel has a limited amount of car parking spaces available in a secure car park a short distance from the hotel, these can be reserved at £5.00 per day. On arrival pull up in the loading bay (parking in the yellow bus bays is an offence) to un-load your luggage, and collect your parking pass if purchased. We recommend that one person stays with the car. There is also a public car park nearby, charges apply
Tel: 01803 295218
Our most luxurious room option, most of our Premier Rooms come with a four poster bed as well as a spacious refitted bathroom that accommodates both bath and a separate shower. These bedrooms will normally offer extras such as comfortable seating area, a 32 inch digital flat screen television, hair dryer as well as a hospitality tray.
Our Superior Rooms are more spacious and tastefully refurbished, they offer luxurious beds, a 26 inch digital flat screen television. The spacious bathrooms have been refitted with shower over bath. These rooms also come with the facilities to make yourself a hot drink.
Just launched – our newly redesigned Standard Plus rooms make it even easier to relax in comfort and style. Features include attractive new decor, contemporary furnishings and flat-screen TV.
Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect. The rooms have digital televisions, tea and coffee making facilities as well as an en-suite bathroom.
The following places, attractions and things to do are easily reached from Torquay:
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22 April 2014
Nice room. Good staff. Good price. The only thing missing was a local beer in the bar.
7 April 2014
We have just spent an enjoyable 5 days in this hotel, the room was large, clean and the bed very comfortable, although the ceilings and windows could do with painting. We were at the rear of the hotel, so not a brilliant view, but lovely and peaceful. Our driver Chris was very informative, cheerful and friendly. The local buses stopped outside the hotel, so easy to get to Brixham or Paignton.
31 January 2014
This was our 1st coach trip with Shearings and will not be our last, hotel was great and the evening meals cannot be faulted, would stay here again. We enjoyed it so much we have booked another trip we are off to the isle of weight on 3rd February.
17 October 2013
This is a lovely hotel in a great location. The service is excellent, the staff very friendly and the rooms clean and comfortable. The choice of menu is very good (especially the chef's specials) It's a great base to explore the surrounding area and the town itself is relaxed and friendly. This is a great deal for the price.
2 September 2013
Best location in Torquay, great value for money, excellent food, staff, rooms, what more can we say...Amazing!! This is our 5th Bay Stay this year, and was slightly dubious of this hotel after reading some trip advisor reviews...but try it for yourself and ignore the negative comments, they are sad people just nit-picking. We have pretty high standards and for £99 for 3 nights half board we were very impressed. Our trainee waiter( DAVID)was the best we have ever met in 30 years! Hold on to him!
4 August 2013
Sat close to the door in the dining room with door left open, it was very cold and drafty, food went cold too quick, we did complain, but was told the door had to stay open. The whole of the downstairs was cold with doors open at all times sat in a wind tunnel, due to air conditioning as told by the bar man it was too hot last week! Car Park was too far away as on booking we were told it was just a few minutes away, more like 20 minutes.
3 July 2013
First class hotel thank you
5 June 2013
I took my mum to Torquay to catch with relatives and the hotel was on the whole OK. I had upgraded to a sea view, but the 1st floor does not give a sea view! Tops of the masts in the harbour at best. They were putting up the wheel (like London eye) right outside, so no view. The worst was the noise from the constant traffic right outside the hotel. At night the boy racers would tear along and sleep was difficult. Coach driver was very good and buses fantastic. Shame about the view.
22 May 2013
Holiday spoilt by rudeness of restaurant manager, asked for another table as no room to sit, was moved with a huff and puff then ignored during meal times having to ask to be served all meal times, he stood by us folding serviettes ignoring us, he treats guests like sheep expects them to do what they told, needs some training in manners. Our room was clean and the food was nice such shame restaurant not run better need to improve.
19 May 2013
Rooms are very 70s in need of updating unless you pay for premier or superior rooms, had a sea view room on the front but a lot of noise off the traffic, food and staff very good but hotel is ready for a revamp, not the best hotel in Torquay, don't think we will use Shearings hotels again.
12 May 2013
Worst hotel we have ever stayed in over 30 years. We were put on the top floor, and had to endure a room, that every time you moved the floorboards creaked loudly, which also included the hallway, it was hell, we never slept more than one hour. All the manager said was well we never get complaints. Lucky for us we were self drive, and left for home early. After complaining, on the 4th Feb 2013, over 3 months later we were given a £50 gift voucher, to be used for future hols.
Dudley in the West Midlands
10 April 2013
"I have enjoyed my holiday at the Torbay hotel, the food is very nice staff are friendly."
1 March 2013
Lovely hotel, excellent position, good food, nice room. Christian looked after us well in Dining room. Entertainment good. Hotel very clean and comfortable. One of Shearing's better hotels. Excellent driver Mike Whitney. We had very good info on trips out and extra trips most interesting. We shall return later in year, we hope. Mo and Ron Hyde.
Isle of Sheepey, Kent
1 January 2013
We have just spent a fantastic Christmas week we were there last Christmas. So close to the town and sea front/staff made everyone so welcome room clean we never had a very good view. As room was at the back of the building. Steve the entertainment was first class. Food very good and waiters we found very helpful. Thinking of returning again for the third year Keep up the good work Torbay Hotel.
9 April 2012
Just returned from a 5 day break having taking my mum to Torquay for a short break. The Hotel is in a superb location for shops and buses and flat for walking. I upgraded the room to a sea view and the room was lovely however..... The hotel was cold, needed to ask staff to turn over the TV wouldn't allow guests to be trusted with the remote control and food quite basic. Staff in the dining room were excellent and could not be faulted. Should have been warmer I ended up leaving with a cold!
6 March 2012
Stayed for a five day bay inclusive break, and could not fault one thing about the holiday. Had a front facing room which was kept very clean by Jane. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Bar staff were excellent as were the dining room staff. Had a great Birthday break with good entertainment, especially guest artist Paris, a fantastic singer. Shall definitely be going back, sooner rather than later.
15 December 2011
We visited friends staying at Torbay Hotel. My husband is disabled. There is a parking problem at the hotel but the staff were wonderful. They found us a parking place next to the hotel. The reception were efficient and polite. A credit to the hotel Thanks so much
6 December 2011
2nd stay within a month. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay again. Great position on the sea front. Bus stops in both directions right outside of the hotel. Good food, friendly staff, clean hotel. Be back in the spring. Very close to the shopping centre of Torquay. Easy access to and from Exeter and all the coastal towns, Brixham, Dawlish, Totnes, and the Moors, etc. Will I go again? you bet, can’t wait for the spring!
22 November 2011
Lovely Hotel, in very good position on the sea front. Clean, comfortable room, bit of a walk from lift. Good food with friendly hard working staff. Small bar, again with friendly and helpful staff. Good entertainment with a tribute night of Nat King Cole. Hotel clean and comfortable but a bit too warm for my liking. Enjoyable stay, would definitively stay here again or any other Shearings Hotel. Well done to all the staff, well looked after. Despite being disabled the ground floor had good access.
9 November 2011
On recommendation of one of your tour drivers called Steve brown my hubby and me went along with 2 friends and had a great time. The hotel was close to all what we needed was comfy and staff were polite and helpful. also had a few day trips with Steve and loved them he is so informative about where he goes and is very pleasant to get on with we really enjoyed his company and his jokes etc which made the journey a lot more entertaining
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