We have stayed in the TLH complex in the hotels and are this time staying in their apartments. We had a look around all the apartments there on change-over day last year and they all looked good.
There is a variety of entertainment on in all 4 hotels during the evening as well as organised adult , teens and kids activities during the day.
The 2 indoor pools ,sauna,steam room,jacuzzi are all free for residents as well as outdoor pools. Hoping it's better weather when we go this summer as it's rained more or less constantly the last twice we have been. But with it all being undercover we walked miles doing things around the hotel without getting soaked!
We always leave the car parked up all holiday and enjoy walks along to Paignton and Cockington.
We didn't like Newquay at night time on our last visit and had to walk down back streets to get back from one end of the main street to the other as it was so rough with drunken youngsters (and we do like a lively atmosphere, but not with bottles winging their way past our heads lol) .
We feel quite safe around Torquay, and especially enjoy the bars around the harbour.
I would definitely recommend having a look at TLH apartments.
We have also stayed in Paignton and found The Palace hotel good the twice we stayed, with indoor swimming pool and parking .Right on the seafront facing the green but It does have lots of coach parties and the evening entertainment is geared towards the oldies.
But a few minutes walk and there are plenty of nice bars nearby.
Cranmore lodge, self catering apartments on the seafront at Preston sands,Paignton is really nice as well. No swimming pool but has gardens and plenty of free parking on their premises.