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4.0 out of 5

"Well presented, friendly staff, good quality food, nice room, very warm, excellent location and good value for money " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 24 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Abbey Sands Hotel's great beach location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princess Theatre. You'll find features such as free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking. This 3-star hotel has 46 rooms over 3 floors. Each room includes amenities such as a flat-screen TV and free toiletries.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and electric kettles
  • Free English breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy local and international cuisine and garden views while dining at Abbey Sands
  • Take a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools or soak in the spa tub
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a playground
  • Guests have great things to say about the helpful staff and the beach
  • Within a 10-minute walk of Princess Theatre and Riviera International Conference Centre
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room (Inland)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room (Inland)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Two Bedroom Family Room (Inland)

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Inland Family Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Compact Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Abbey Sands Hotel ratings based on 9 verified reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Abbey Sands Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Well presented, friendly staff, good quality food, nice room, very warm, excellent location and good value for money

Posted by on 24 Jan 2020

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4 out of 5
Good location for town and good facilities although some slight updating required on decoration but nothing major,impressed with friendliness of staff and parking easy as designated space provided which was great.

Posted by on 21 Nov 2019

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4 out of 5
Great location for local beech and Town. Car parking not great, but no worse than any other similar hotel I've stayed at.

Posted by on 25 Aug 2019

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4 out of 5
Friendly staff ,granddaughters made new friends and enjoyed playing with them we also enjoyed our stay .too brief but heyho

Posted by , from Clapton Somerset on 20 Sep 2017

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4 out of 5
Great hotel in good location near sea front. Staff were very helpful.

Posted by on 28 Jul 2017

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5 out of 5

Lovely, friendly, hotel with very good facilities

Pros: As above.
Cons: The heating in the room.
Location: The location was very handy for the Theatre, sea front, and many eating places.
We had a lovely,comfortable very clean room with excellent amenities although the heating could have been better.The hotel staff could not be more helpful and obliging. Breakfast was excellent.

Posted by on 28 Nov 2016

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4 out of 5

Central hotel, breakfast included.

Pros: Our room was lovely with a huge bathroom, we stayed in November and enjoyed the indoor heated pool and jacuzzi close to Torquay and short walk from The Princess Theatre 🎭. Breakfast was included in the price.
Cons: The indoor pool area could do with being redecorated but was clean. The wknd we stayed they ran out of orange juice at breakfast and the plates for the buffet full breakfast were stone cold.They we're having upgrading work done so will probably go back due to the location and the staff on reception we're very welcoming and helpful.
Location: Close to Torquay beach and harbour, short walk to Princess Theatre, good spot to tour Torbay area.

Posted by on 11 Nov 2016

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2 out of 5

Needs Updating

Cons: The decor was out of date.
Location: Location was excellent,bus stops right outside.
This hotel is in need of a desperate update.The walls were peeling in the bathroom,and the room in general wanted redecorating.

Posted by , from Bath. on 17 Oct 2016

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4 out of 5

Gepflegt und empfehlenswert

Schönes gemütliches viktorianisches Hotel. Super Service und freundliches Personal. Wir hatten ein tolles Familienzimmer!

Posted by , from Luzern on 15 Aug 2017

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 14 July 2020 to 1 September 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Abbey Sands Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a kids' pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the family-friendly Abbey Sands Hotel. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Torquay hotel is smoke free.

  • 46 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • English breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) (43.4 km / 27 mi)
  • Train station: Torquay Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Abbey Sands Hotel offers 46 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free English breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

Abbey Sands – Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 25.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 15.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staffed front desk
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards
  • Online Penalty Collection

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 15.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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