The Grand Hotel

Sea FrontTorquayTQ2 6NTUnited Kingdom
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About The Grand Hotel

A landmark for over 130 years, The Grand HotelHotel in Torquay is replete with elegant reminders of the Victorian era, and modern conveniences expected at an English Riviera resort.

Choose from views of the Cornish countryside or the sea. Spacious and light-filled, all rooms include coffee and tea, still mineral water, luxury toiletries and Freeview TV.

Sport and spa interests alike are attended to with a full service spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, hot tub and tennis courts.

The Grand HotelHotel offers elegant AA rosette dining in Restaurant 1881. Casual drinks and stunning sea views may be enjoyed in the Compass Bar.

Within walking distance of the harbour and shops in Torquay, a lively community year-round. Located on the 22-mile long coastline of the Cornish Riviera, the hotel is a brief drive to world’s first urban UNESCO-designated Global Geopark and Paignton Zoo.


Sea Front, Torquay, TQ2 6NT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1803)296677 | Fax: +44(1803)213462 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Beautiful Ocean Views

The Grand Hotel offers gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. Centrally located on 22 miles of coastline that is often called the English Riviera, you’ll even find palm trees by the swimming pool.

Car-Free Exploring is Possible

The lively town of Torquay, with its pretty harbour, interesting shops and marina is a short walk from the resort. There is also a bus stop close to The Grand Hotel. Bus service is frequent and regular service makes planning excursions easy.

Beach Lovers Rejoice

In addition to the beach directly across from the hotel, you can find five more beaches no more than five miles away Swimming and water sports are possible along this stretch of coastline.

Attractions Abound

The area is rich with things to do throughout the year. From historic sites to recreational adventures, from scenic drives to scenic train trips, there is something for visitors of all ages.

Negative Reviews

Not Aging Gracefully

Some parts of The Grand Hotel are not quite so grand. You may find facilities and rooms look a bit tired. Renovations are reportedly planned in 2015.

Railway Views

If you choose not to opt for a sea view, you may be looking at a railway station from your room.

Dinner May be a Long Affair

Restaurant 1881 may have earned an AA rosette award, but it has also earned a reputation with some guests for very slow service and a dining experience that is a bit too formal.

Thermostats Needs Adjustment

Regulating the temperature in guest rooms is a challenge. Dressing in layers may be the best strategy for spending a comfortable night.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 1910 reviews across the web
7.4 /10
  • Expedia
    7.6 /10
    7.7 /10
  • SuperBreak
    6.0 /10
    6.9 /10
  • Zoover
    4.5 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.5 /10
7.4 out of 10 based on 1910 reviews