Hotels in Torquay

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About Torquay

About Torquay

Torquay is a tranquil seaside resort in the county of Devon, in the south west of England. The area is often referred to as the English Riviera thanks to its popular beaches, lovely scenery and pleasant climate. The seaside resort has recently undergone a revival and is now filled with Michelin star restaurants, gastro pubs, and luxury hotels. Here you can discover a traditional British seaside town while being able to enjoy comfortable accommodation and delicious food. Walk along the sandy beaches or go shopping in the Marina, where you'll find a variety of high-end shops.

Staying in a hotel in Torquay offers a relaxing seaside break where you can enjoy traditional seaside delights or indulge in the finer things in life at one of the famous restaurants such as No 7 Seafood Bistro and the Elephant Restaurant by Simon Hulstone. If you would like to book a hotel in Torquay, try using the Opodo booking site. The easy-to-use search engine allows you to refine your search to get the best possible options for your requirements by adding filters for booking dates, size of the group, and the number of rooms required.

What to see in Torquay

One of the most popular things to do in Torquay is to take a boat trip. You can charter a private yacht to take you on a day trip to a location of your choice or you can take a passenger ferry to nearby towns such as Dartmouth and Brixham. Explore the UNESCO protected GeoPark which encompasses the local coastline thanks to its international geological significance and the holistic way that this section of the coastline is managed. Take a walk along the famous South West Coast Path and you will see why this area is known for its natural beauty and striking rock formations. In the evening, take a stroll through the Royal Terrace Gardens to enjoy one of the best views of Torquay and the surrounding bay. If you are an Agatha Christie fan, try to book your hotel in Torquay at the same time as the festival that celebrates the author and her time in the town. Walk the Agatha Christie mile to view some of the places where her murder mysteries were set. Other places that are well worth a visit include the 800-year-old Torre Abbey and the stunning Kents Cavern prehistoric caves.

Where to stay in Torquay

Those who love shopping and fine dining should stay near the Marina. You can spend your days admiring the luxury yachts that are moored there before indulging in shopping at high-end boutiques and eating at the finest restaurants in the area. Families may wish to stay in the centre of town near the main beach. There are plenty of playgrounds and parks in this part of town and you will also be close to attractions such as the Living Coasts Aquarium and Marine Zoo. If you are looking for a cheap hotel or hotel offer you may want to look just outside Torquay at the smaller villages of Dartmouth and Brixham. There are plenty of hotels available in the surrounding area and you will still be close enough to Torquay to enjoy all that this seaside resort has to offer. On top of being budget-friendly, staying on the edge of town will allow you to delight in the peace and quiet of the country, as you enjoy tranquil walks and afternoons in traditional country pubs.