Situated in Devon in the south west of England, Torquay lies north of Plymouth and south of Exeter, and is one of the more popular tourist destinations in the area. The town has developed into a highly fashionable coastal holiday spot, with numerous dining and shopping options, despite its more humble beginnings as an area renowned for fishing and agriculture.
Torquay offers a wealth of accommodation options for people holidaying on any budget; these options range apartments and boutique hotels to caravan parks and camp sites. There are also a handful of luxury hotels here, to which Visit Britain has awarded five stars.
The first of these, the Marstan, is situated in a beautiful and peaceful nearby conservation area. The Victorian style villa is close to both Torquay town centre and the beach, and if that wasn’t enough it also has an open-air spa and a heated swimming pool available for guests to enjoy.
The Briarfields, which has recently undergone an interior overhaul, is a five star Bed and Breakfast hotel which also offers a boutique style guest house holiday, as well as business accommodation. The selection of bedrooms here are both luxurious and contemporary.
Located centrally in Torquay, the Somerville is another boutique style hotel which offers top quality accommodation. A winner at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2010-11 (‘Best B & B and Guest Accommodation), the Somerville is particularly well suited to couples or anyone after a more quiet weekend break.
Finally, the Berburry Hotel offers traditional standards of service and is set in notably elegant surroundings. The hotel does not allow pets, children, or hen or stag parties, and is thus perfect for those looking for a particularly relaxing holiday in the area, Situated ten minutes from the seafront, the hotel has nine spotless guest bedrooms.