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4.9 out of 5

"A superb find. Very high quality accommodation and charming hosts. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 17 Mar 2019

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Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite (1st Floor)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the free breakfast at The Somerville. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Torquay Museum. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a bar. Built in 1880, this 5-star guesthouse has 9 rooms over 2 floors. Free WiFi and memory foam beds are available in all rooms.

  • All rooms offer memory foam beds, LCD TVs and fridges
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy drinks at the bar/lounge
  • Services include tour or ticket assistance, luggage storage and limo or town car service
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the spaciousness and nice bathrooms
  • Steps from Torquay Museum and 14 minutes on foot from Princess Theatre

The Somerville ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Somerville

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Friends (1)
5 out of 5
A superb find. Very high quality accommodation and charming hosts.

Posted by on 17 Mar 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Mar 2019 by Peter

Thank-you for your kind words Regards Peter & Helen

5 out of 5

Perfect!

Pros: Everything. The location, the rooms, the food.....
I really can't praise The Somerville enough! Located just a few minutes from the harbour, this is an exceptional place to stay - run by the brilliant team of Peter & Helen. From the moment we were greeted by Helen, we felt so at ease. The rooms are beautifully decorated, with wonderful furniture and furnishings. Nothing is too much trouble for either Peter & Helen or their lovely, friendly staff. They all make the running of The Somerville look effortless, but you can tell by the amount of attention to detail around the place, that this isn't so. The breakfasts are varied and all the food is sourced locally - which tastes amazing. Helen bakes scrumptious cakes which are left out for guests everyday - another nice personal touch! Trust me - if you want a relaxing, slightly indulgent break, you can't find a better place than The Somerville!

Posted by , from Aylesbury on 26 Sep 2017

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4 out of 5

a getaway but not too far

Pros: friendly, attentive, helpful, without being intrusive.
Cons: one minor point, the lighting in the bedroom would benefit from a dimmer switch (I emerged with a tan on the top of my bald head).
My wife and I had decided on a few days away from work and the demands of grown up children. We were met (in the car park) by Peter and Helen who immediately made us relaxed and at home, showing us around the guest house and expanding upon historical details when required. Five days flew by assisted by ample breakfasts, complementary home made cakes and valuable insider information on places to visit and dine; the room was comfortable and was miraculously tidied and cleaned during the day. We accomplished the peace and relaxation which we had intended and we look forward to returning.

Posted by , from Wareham, Dorset on 21 Nov 2016

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5 out of 5

Fantastic hotel and great service and attention to detail

Fantastic hotel, attention to detail and helpful staff Would definitely stay here again

Posted by on 7 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5

Great Place to Stay

Just stayed for 1 Night at the Somerville Torquay wish it could have been more as Grant and Adam could not be more helpful and the Breakfast was the best I have had in along time , Top Marks Will be back soon

Posted by on 10 Apr 2014

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5 out of 5

Very british :-)

Pros: Frühstück, Lage und Freundlichkeit
Cons: Ist alles perfekt wie es ist. Sehr autentisch.
Location: Nahe beim Zentrum. Viele Erholungs-, Verpflegungs- und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten
Sehr freundliches, gemütliches und familiäres Hotel. Es fehlt an nichts! Würde gerne wieder ein paar Tage dort verbringen und das excellente Frühstück geniessen!

Posted by on 10 Jun 2017

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5 out of 5

Besser geht es kaum...

Sensationelles B&B. Sehr nette Gastgeber, hoher Komfort, sauber, tolle Lage - eigentlich schade, dass wir nur eine Nacht da waren.

Posted by , from Schweiz on 9 Sep 2016

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Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the luxury The Somerville. Self parking is free. This Victorian Torquay guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1880
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) (44.8 km / 27.9 mi)
  • Train station: Torquay Station (2.3 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Somerville offers 9 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Memory foam beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bathrobes, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Memory foam beds
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

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

  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Free bicycles nearby

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

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

A credit 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. This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Late check-out fee: GBP 25.00 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

  • Somerville Hotel Torquay
  • Somerville Torquay
  • The Somerville Hotel Torquay
  • The Somerville Torquay, Devon
  • Somerville House Torquay
  • Somerville Guesthouse Torquay
  • Somerville Guesthouse
  • The Somerville Torquay
  • Somerville Hotel Torquay
  • The Somerville Torquay
  • The Somerville Guesthouse
  • The Somerville Guesthouse Torquay

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the guest house before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

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

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