The Imperial Torquay

ex. Barcelo

Park Hill Road, Torquay, United Kingdom, TQ1 2DGshow map
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Overview

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.

Rooms

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

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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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

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

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

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

Services

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

Dining

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

Business

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

Children

  • 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
  • Bay view
  • Landscape view

Room features

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • 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 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Torwood Conservative ClubTorwood Conservative Club700 ft
Harbour AmusementsHarbour Amusements1000 ft
RivieraRiviera1000 ft
Amf BowlingAmf Bowling1400 ft
K's AmusementsK's Amusements2000 ft
Central CinemaCentral Cinema3000 ft
Torquay MuseumTorquay Museum2000 ft
Living Coasts LtdLiving Coasts Ltd1000 ft
Princess TheatrePrincess Theatre2300 ft
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The Regatta RestaurantThe Regatta Restaurant300 ftPark Hill Road
The ElephantThe Elephant900 ft3 & 4 Beacon Terrace
Number 7 Fish BistroNumber 7 Fish Bistro1000 ftBeacon Terrace
Harvester Beacon QuayHarvester Beacon Quay1100 ftBeacon Quay
Man Fridays Seafood RestaurantMan Fridays Seafood Restaurant1200 ft22 Victoria Parade
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Torre Abbey Historic House & GalleryTorre Abbey Historic House & Gallery5000 ft
Ark Gallery & Framing StudioArk Gallery & Framing Studio1.7 mi
Babbacombe Model Village, BabbacombeBabbacombe Model Village, Babbacombe1.7 mi
Torquay Hi-FlyerTorquay Hi-Flyer4000 ft
Gala ClubsGala Clubs4300 ft
Riley Snooker ClubRiley Snooker Club1.0 mi
Dance LeadersDance Leaders2.8 mi
Bygones MuseumBygones Museum1.7 mi
Babbacombe TheatreBabbacombe Theatre1.4 mi
Brixham HarbourBrixham Harbour4.2 mi BrixhamEngland
Brixham Heritage MuseumBrixham Heritage Museum4.4 miThe Old Police Station New Road Bolton Cross
Berry Pomeroy CastleBerry Pomeroy Castle5.1 miBerry Pomeroy, Totnes
GreenwayGreenway6.0 miGreenway Road Galmpton
Totnes CastleTotnes Castle7.7 miCastle Street
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Getting around
Airports
Exeter (EXT)19.8 mi
Plymouth (PLH)25.9 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  676  reviews

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8.0
Location
8.0
Service
8.0
Rooms
  • 10.0
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    This is a lovely,welcoming hotel.The location is just fantastic with stunning views overlooking the bay,from the resturant.Staff were friendly and efficient. Food was well presented and cooked perfectly.,although did not eat an evening meal here.The location is great also,as a short walk leads to the harbour with some lovely resturants, and shops.We will definately be returning in the near future.This was excellent value for money.!!!

    Our room was spotlessly clean,and an adequate size,although the bathroom was a little on the small side.with a loose plastic toilet seat!. There was a large stain on the ceiling which needs decorating.These are very picky points but I think it is worth noting.Room no: 435 which overlooks the car park.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    A very relaxed atmosphere, we were upgraded to a suite upon our arrival, however, the patio doors onto the balcony were locked and were not allowed to be opened for maintainence reasons, this was very disappointing and made the room at time over bearing in regard to heat and no fresh air. Overall, our stay was very comfortable and the room was spotless

    We decided to eat in the restaurant on our last evening, which was disappointing, whilst some element of the meal were enjoyable, others let it down. Such a shame, as with limited tweeking, the experience could have been much more enjoyable.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Attentive staff in bar and excellent bar food.

    Poor internet facility. Wasn't working when I arrived and even when fixed, couldn't access internet in my room. Grateful for voucher.Fire alarm went off unexpectedly (false alarm caused by someone spraying deodorant in a bathroom apparently). Overly-sensitive system which I understand also reacts to bathroom steam. The alarm was actually deafening.

  • 9.6
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    we enjoyed the lovely warm swimming pool, breakfast was excellent with a huge choice, we ate one evening in bar, excellent service from staff, food, good.

    we were disappointed that parking was not included in cost of room

  • 9.6
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    excellent views over bay and sunset

  • 10.0
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    The staff were excellent ,very helpfull just amazing. We came at New yr my friends husband died just before Christmas so we went away to just get away from it all and it was perfect. Thank you

    The Breakfast was amazing didnt eat again until 8.00pm the poll the whole ambience of the hotel was excellent.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Quality of the furnishings. Room with a view. Good restaurant.

    We had a garden room which was small. We had hoped for a room with a balcony.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Room with sea view over bay was good size. Well looked after, clean and in every way comfortable.Reception staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast had good choice and well presented. Room service good and quality good. The room side of the hotel could hardly be faulted.

    Sadly the only evening meal we dared to take was of poor quality. The vegetables had only just kissed the water and were inedible. The fish was tiny and had hardly any accompaniments.The turkey was dry.Above all the food was near cold. Ordered drinks never arrived although we were nearly charged for them. We got out rather than endure a desert course. The poor main course cost £17! What a pity such a good hotel could be let down by its restaurant./,

  • 10.0
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    Friendly staff on reception desk and restaraunt staff during breakfast also the room was clean and comfortable.

    £7 to park your car per night, why??

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The views from the sea facing rooms are one of the best anywhere. Food is good. Only a very short walk to Torquay harbour, waterfront and shops.

    Staff are friendly, polite and helpfull although some need training. Some bits of the hotel are a little tired, but still a good place to stay.

  • 9.6
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    We were delighted to be told on arrival we had been upgraded to a suite which was absolutely wonderful looking over Torbay which was particularly nice as my wife was brought up in Paignton. It was an excellent weekend with dining at the hotel a joy withvery good service.

    Nothing

  • 9.2
    Superb

    A short and much needed relaxed break was enjoyed here. Great room and breakfast with a very special view especially from the dining room.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Excellent viuews across the bay - wonderful sunset. We only stayed one night but during this short time the service was always first class.

    THe hotel is beginning to show its age. It is howver kept in good order.

  • 10.0
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    Every thing the wonderful sea view position nice walk down to harbour and town

    A little to quick on clearing table at breakfast just finished cereal went up for toast etc came back tea and coffee gone one day virtually lost table

  • 8.4
    Superb

    Some decoration somewhat tired

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  676 reviews
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Exeter (EXT)19.8 mi
Plymouth (PLH)25.9 mi
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