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“A wonderful traditional hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Palace Hotel
Ranked #58 of 89 Hotels in Torquay
Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A wonderful traditional hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

A wonderful traditional hotel. Set in over 20 acres. 9 hole golf course, tennis, snooker, putting etcetra its all here. The food choice just gets better and better. Their special offers are very good value. We had a suite overlooking the gardens and golf course. Its spacious bedroom and large sitting room was excellent. The majority of guests have stayed before. Friendly staff together with spacious lounges make this hotel special.

Room Tip: garden facing suites are quite and sunny
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank johnwayle
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

I visited with my whole family for Christmas Day lunch this year. We live close to The Palace so obviously can't comment on the accommodation but as far as the 'meal experience' was concerned it was unbeatable, absolutely fantastic. The staff were very accommodating and eating in the main dining room is a lovely experience. Not only is the scale and grandeur of the room impressive, but combine this with attentive staff and fabulous food and this makes for a great combination. We were all made to feel very welcome, even the children!, and the fillet steak was the best I have ever tasted, like velvet. The drinks are a little pricey but the ambience of the public areas and attentive staf more than make up for this. Highly recommended for dining and relaxing.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TheHartsUK
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

We have stayed at the Palace on and off for ten years or more. If anything the experience is getting better. Hotel in excellent shape and can't be beaten for comfort in the lounge, ambiance in the dining room and quality of the sports facilities. Staff are really excellent and one of the delights is that many have been there for our ten years or more. Price can't be beaten for DBB and the Dinners were great. Many thanks. We will be back

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PatBillLancaster
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

We have stayed previously at the Palace four times for Christmas but this year also included New Year with friends. Many of the rooms have been refurbished and are lovely- as our friends said "For a hotel bedroom this is good as it gets". Our room, which we have had three times previously is "tired" but due for refurbishent soon. The atmosphere is so friendly as soon as you walk through the door and all the staff could not be more pleasant and helpful. The food is always gorgeous but the festive meals exceptional. The only problem is that after a huge breakfast there is, over Christmas, a large lunch, afternoon tea with lovely cakes followed by a four course dinner that it is difficult to find enough room to do it all justice! Christmas was an outstanding time but New Year was also excellent - the best we have ever had for food, entertainment, attention and organisation and we had a truly exceptional time.The hotel was beautifully decorated, piano during meals, handbell ringers, a table magician etc. Our friends - very frequent "cruisers" said their time was quite as good as being on a top grade cruise. From talking to many people all say the Palace is now easily the best hotel in Torquay.
We, and two lots of our friends have booked for next Christmas and New Year but we are very likely to go at least once during the year in addition!

Room Tip: Suites on the garden side are excellent but quite expensive. Rooms not overlooking garden can be per...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Christopher T
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Cheltenham. Glos.
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

I've just spent yet another 3 days here and love it ......for several reasons particularly for it's unusual 'quirkiness'. You can almost feel the history and the original photos are there for all to see. The staff are excellent. The food is great. Plenty of facilities. The gardens are beautiful. Walks are great. It's only a short walk to the beach.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Elisabeth G
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wales
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

We stayed at this hotel along with friends in November, the reception was very beautiful with the Xmas decorations the staff were extremely helpful and couldn't do enough. Our room was more than adequate with a fantastic view over the gardens and golf coarse. The food was exceptional every mouthful a delight all four coarses! The was a very relaxed and homely feel and we will all be returning in the spring.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janwalescymru
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Broughton Astley, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

I treated my husband to a five day break at the Palace, they had a special deal on for three days with Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, so it was good value for money. We originally booked a standard twin room, but got upgraded to a garden room. The room was very big and the two beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was very bright which made a very pleasant change from some of the dark bathrooms we have had in the past at other hotels. Dinner and Breakfast was very good as usual. Very wide choice of cereals, fruits, yogurts, along with a good variety of hot food on offer. The evening meal was very, very good, with big portions and because we went near Christmas they had their decorations up and the whole hotel looked lovely. It was a very nice quiet break for us. I know some of the reviews on tripadvisor state that the rooms are 'tired', but the room we had number 342 was lovely. We are thinking of going back there again in January for another little break.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sharon w
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Property: The Palace Hotel
Address: Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3TG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#23 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 140
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