The Imperial Torquay

ex. Barcelo

Park Hill Road, Torquay, United Kingdom, TQ1 2DGshow map
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The Imperial Torquay hotel is a 7-story hotel in a seaside area of Torquay at a close proximity to Cockington Country Park, Princess Theatre and Torquay United FC offering tasteful rooms along with a leisure center, an indoor heated pool and an infinity pool. With accents of Victorian architecture, the hotel was built in 1866 and renovated in 1998.

The Imperial Torquay is located within walking distance to the wonderful sandy beach. The property is in a 30-minute walk to Torquay city center.

The vicinity of a harbour and hills as well as quick access to restaurants, cafés and a zoo set the hotel apart.

The venue is notable for the beautiful location within a 35-minute drive to Exeter airport.

Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   152.


The Imperial Torquay hotel is a property in Torquay that comes with 152 rooms and provides free Wi-Fi, multi-channel TV, a dressing area, a laptop-size safe and a wardrobe. Some hotel rooms come with a breathtaking view over the sea. The rooms are decorated in Mediterranean design and equipped with an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers as well as en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Dining options

The primary restaurant offers fine contemporary cuisine. A terrace and lounge chairs are provided in the Britannia bar. Guests can share a meal in The Regatta Restaurant and The Elephant, located about 100 meters away.

The hotel The Imperial Torquay provides visitors with a free full breakfast. 


Leisure facilities in The The Imperial Torquay hotel include a sunbathing terrace, a seasonal outdoor pool and a tennis court. Guests may choose from fitness classes and a gym as well as lawn tennis, squash and billiards to spend their time actively.

Additional features

Aside from a free car park, a safety deposit box and an elevator, guests can make use of 24-hour reception, concierge service and room service.

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Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet


Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation




Spa & wellness centre

Guest Parking

  • Paid Public parking is possible on site.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Diving
  • Pedal boating
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Billiard tables
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics


  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter


  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast


  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying


  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Game room

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Bungalows
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Bay view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries


  • Electric kettle


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Exeter (EXT)19.8 mi
Plymouth (PLH)25.9 mi
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FabulousBased on  581  reviews

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  • 5.4
    Guest rating


    Day rooms are fine...bedrooms needs update...require attention to detail dirty in places...especially rear of kitchens

  • 10.0

    The whole package was excellent a 4* hotel, with spa facilities and they welcome children and have a kids club for them this is very unique for a hotel of this class. The staff couldnt be more helpful or make you feel more welcome. We will definitely be returning

  • 7.8

    Its superb location with wonderful views of Torbay. Our "Premium" room was spacious with comfortable beds and a balcony which would have been pleasant to use had the weather been more clement.

    Its faded elegance is beginning to intrude on the pleasure of holidaying there. Much redecoration and maintenance is required - the balcony and doors being particularly in need.

  • 7.8

    we loved the view and eating breakfast on the terracing outside our room. also the restaurant view was probably the best i've ever stayed in

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The breakfast room with stunning views of the bay. Walking distance to the town

    The room is a bit small. You expect a bit more opulence for this style of hotel

  • 9.6

    excellent location with excellent room sea views, very helpful staff, fantastic play area for kids. I spent a real relaxing holiday at this luxury hotel

    may need some more renovation due to noisy floor while walking on it. very much limited variety in breakfast.

  • 9.2

    very good facilities and Hotel reception was kind enough.The view from the room is absolutely fantastic. The breakfast buffet was one of the best I 've every had in England.

    rather hard to find the tennis/squash court, maybe need more detail direction for the hotel guests.About the Hotel restaurant,the food are good but some of raurant employees were absolutely made me annoyed and provided unfrofessional services.

  • 7.8

    The view

    Not enough staff in resturants. Paying £7 for open air car park

  • 9.2

    The room we had was big and comfortable with a huge picture window overlooking the sea. The service was great and the staff friendly. Breakfast was OK, nothing exceptional but did the job and the same goes for the pool. Best of all were the children's play areas (inside and outside); a lot of thought and effort had gone into these and our two-year-old had lots of fun tiring herself out at the end of the day.

    The only downside was the £7 per day extra charge for parking which I felt should be complementary at the £92 per night for the room that we paid over Easter. The hotel should wrap the cost into the room charge, so that at least it wouldn't look so petty.

  • 7.8

    The cleaness of the hotel, the staff, the easy access to the shopping, beach and harbour.

  • 10.0

    It was exceptional value for money. Conveniently situated hotel for many trips out to local attractions.

    Room and bathroom was slightly tired and could do with updating.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Very unprofessional service for the price you pay. Glad this was just a stop over on the way to further west.

  • 6.2

    The breakfast was included in the price. The Murphy's irish stout was excellent.

    The bed was hard and the pillows were inadequate. I think the owners should stay in their rooms for one night and then at a premier Inn - as the beds and pillows at Premier are fantastic. The room had only two cups and two sachets of coffee which was a bit mean, especially since there were three of us. The car park cost an extra 7 pounds per day which I think should have been included.

  • 9.6

    Everything. Location was perfect, as were all the staff. Food was amazing also.

    The fact that we were unable to use the balcony as it was locked, and the indoor pool was nothing like the picture advertised.

  • 10.0

    Well situated with the feel of a Grand Hotel but with modern facilities.

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FabulousBased on  581 reviews
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Exeter (EXT)19.8 mi
Plymouth (PLH)25.9 mi
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