We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Merlewood House

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Torquay
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Merlewood House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 100: English reviews
Level Contributor
86 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Individually furnished en suite rooms, very warm welcome from owner. Fantastic breakfast. Hi speed broadband wifi. What's not to like...? Oh.. Good location also, less than 10 mins walk into the town. Bear in mind the return journey will be uphill...! No 7 restaurant recommended if you like seafood. Will return to both if in the area again.

Thank Walt6075
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The room was immaculate and very comfortable. Wendy Le Mesurier, the owner was attentive, helpful and happy to put herself out to reserve restaurants and recommend places of interest - particularly recommending first class restaurants. The breakfast was wholesome and made to order. Our five day stay there was first class.

2 Thank AlanGreaves
Level Contributor
36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We have returned home to-day after a wonderful two night stay at the Merelwood because we were attending a wedding just down the road at th Imperial. Our room was facing the front 6very spacious with a lovely ensuite with walk in shower. There were even his & hers fluffy bath robes provided. Wendy was6 the most magnificent host nothing... More 

Thank welshlady68
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Stayed for 2 nights on a short break to Torquay. The house is beautiful and very tastefully decorated. Location is brilliant, just a short walk down to the Marina with lots of restaurants close by. As others have mentioned on a slight incline but manageable. The bed was very comfortable, better than my bed at home. Breakfast was excellent. Nothing... More 

Thank Julie L
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I cannot speak too highly of Merlewood House and Wendy the owner. A gorgeous house and equally lovely room (Green Room was great). Bed super comfortable, great large shower and plenty of room. All facilities you would expect, but then the additional touches like fresh milk for making tea and coffee that make somewhere really stand out. Breakfast was top... More 

Thank In-The-Shires
Biel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
62 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Merlewood House in Torquay. Wendy is a fabulous host and cooked us a really nice breaktfast. The room was very well appointed and clean, the bed comfortable. The house is situated a little up the hill which didn't matter to us at all since we were able to work off some calories after dinner.

Thank swibee
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

If you are looking for a b&b in lovely Torquay you will not go wrong here. Very friendly welcome from a lovely hostess who gives great advice on what to do. Clean and comfortable room in a very nice building. Bit of an uphill walk, about 400m, but good for working off a few calories after your meal!

Thank lrdyboy
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Hi Lovely hotel, comfortable, clean and inviting. Wendy is a fabulous hostess. Perfectly positioned and I would not hesitate to return . Only downside is that we had to come home 😢 . Overall brilliant !! 10/10 and thank you Wendy for a great weekend .

1 Thank Russell F
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Just returned from a three day stay at this most comfortable, elegant B&B. The rooms are tastefully decorated to a high standard and have everything you could need. The beds are very comfortable and the owner, Wendy, makes you so welcome. The breakfasts are to a very high standard and nothing is too much trouble for Wendy. It is just... More 

1 Thank Mazhooper
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Our visit to Merlewood House was over three nights in May. The house was beautifully decorated and very clean. The rooms were decorated in a boutique style and very tasteful yet bright. The bed in our room was very comfortable and gave me the best nights sleep I'd had for a long time. Our host Wendy was a charming and... More 

1 Thank Andy220161

13 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (12)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
View from Room (2)
Room/Suite (2)
Bathroom (1)
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (1)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Torquay hotels
0.1 km away
Lincombe Hall Hotel
Lincombe Hall Hotel
#9 of 89 in Torquay
558 reviews
0.5 km away
The Meadfoot Bay
The Meadfoot Bay
#2 of 89 in Torquay
448 reviews
0.1 km away
Ashleigh House
Ashleigh House
#51 of 153 in Torquay
207 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 km away
Trinity Mews
Trinity Mews
#7 of 32 in Torquay
116 reviews
0.4 km away
Palm Grove
Palm Grove
#110 of 153 in Torquay
14 reviews
0.0 km away
Haytor Hotel
Haytor Hotel
#7 of 89 in Torquay
961 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quiet Victorian Bed and Breakfast Guest House close to the Harbor and Meadfoot beach and easy walking distance to the town. Large en-suite rooms, spacious reception rooms and health therapies & treatments available in the fully equipped treatment room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Merlewood House

Address: Merlewood House Meadfoot Road, Torquay TQ1 2JP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: $124 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Merlewood House staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Merlewood House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“They are all of similar quality”
 of 5 bubbles AlanGreaves, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, we were in the Green Room which was super.”
 of 5 bubbles In-The-Shires, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We saw three of the rooms and they were all equally beautifully appointed”
 of 5 bubbles briancJ1667ZT, 6 Nov 2014 | Read review
“ALL the rooms at Merlewood House are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles LindaRogers61, 5 May 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are appointed to a very high standard, 2 are Kings.”
 of 5 bubbles donnaj115, 17 Aug 2013 | Read review
5 of 5