7.8
Very good680 reviews

The Imperial Torquay Hotel

Torquay, United Kingdom
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Park Hill Road, Torquay, United Kingdom, TQ1 2DG
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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.

Former name: Barcelo

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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Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness studio

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Fitness/ Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa and relaxation

Guest Parking

  • Paid Public parking is possible on site.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness studio

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Special diet menus

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Standard Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Room size:

    14 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
This 14 m² standard twin room comes with 2 single beds and can accommodate up to 2 guests. It also offers television. This accommodation unit has a private bathroom. Wake-up service is featured here.
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Standard Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    19 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
The standard queen room features a cupboard, flat-screen TV and ironing facilities. Maximum occupancy is 2 people. The private bathroom has a shower and a tub, a hair dryer and bath sheets. The unit is fitted with a double bed.
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Deluxe Double Room Sea View
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
This unit features a double deluxe, a garden view, offering climate control and ironing facilities as well. This deluxe queen room is 22 m². The bathroom includes bath robes, towels and slippers. The accommodation unit is fitted with a double bed.
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Deluxe King Room Sea View
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    34 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
Featuring a view of the sea, this unit also includes iron/ironing board and flat-screen TV. This deluxe king room is 34 m². A private bathroom comes with bathrobes, towels and slippers. The accommodation unit is fitted with a king size bed.
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Standard Sea Facing Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
The standard queen room features central heating. Located on the upper floors, the accommodation unit offers views of the garden. It has a private bathroom. The guest room is furnished with a double bed.
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Deluxe Suite No balcony access
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    45 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
This room offers climate control and ironing facilities. Maximum occupancy is 2 people. A private bathroom comes with soft bathrobes, bath sheets and slippers. The accommodation unit is fitted with a double bed.
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Location
Park Hill Road, Torquay, United Kingdom, TQ1 2DG
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Zoo
Living Coasts
420 m
Museum
Torquay's Dinosaur World
580 m
23 Victoria Parade
The Real Crime Museum
350 m
6\u002F7 Victoria Parade
Haddon Galleries
410 m
Harbour
Torquay Harbour
300 m
Torquay Marina Vaughan Road
Torquay Marina
570 m
Beach
Beacon Cove
160 m
5-7 Vaughan Rd
English Riviera Visitor Information Centre
560 m
Daddy Hole Plain
Torbay NCI Watch Tower
570 m
Park Hill Road
The Regatta Restaurant at The Imperial Torquay
10 m
Beacon Terrace
Number 7 Fish Bistro
300 m
Beacon Quay
Harvester Beacon Quay
370 m
Unit 4 Beacon Quay
Below Decks
360 m
22 Victoria Parade
Man Fridays Seafood Restaurant
460 m
Victoria parade
Lighthouse Cafe and Bar
460 m
21 Victoria Parade
Twenty1
480 m
13-14 Victoria Parade
Lulu's Coffee Shop and Wine Bar
530 m
Getting around
Airports
Exeter International (EXT) 43.2 km
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Reviews
7.8
Very good680 reviews
Location8.8
Rooms6.6
Service5.6
Dining8.2
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Good value, spotless hotel and close to major town. Car parking is secure.

    LouiseUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    Location was fantastic, staff was extremely helpful. It was next to Beacon Cove. What's more, getting to Torquay Connections on foot takes about 15 mins. Breakfast was good and frequently replenished. The rooms had heating, an iron and a sitting area. There was pool too.

    PatrickUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.0
    Great

    Everything was spotless and good location, minute walk from town. Nice parking

    Catherine P.United Kingdom, 
  • 8.4
    Great

    Strongly recommend it and would go back in flash. The pool was well maintained and the views were outstanding. The hotel was perfectly placed. Also, we could visit torquay museum, it was 5 minutes' drive away. The deluxe queen room has balcony.

    Almost perfect.

    LewisUnited Kingdom, 
  • 6.2
    Nice

    Dignified old Grandhotel with very friendly staff! Very nice sea view, white tablecloths and competent service

    The room was rather a single room and completely unsuitable for two persons! Bathroom and rooms urgently need to be renovated!

    United Kingdom, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    The friendliness of the entire staff, always beautiful view of the bay and the traditional English breakfast.

    In contrast to last year, the room was much more expensive, despite the same category. With a price difference of 400€ it is not insignificant, just because it was also smaller than last year.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    Very beautiful location with a beautiful view of the sea. The Imperial Hotel, like Torquay, has a certain grandeur and you notice that. Large reception room, parking, terrace, bar and dining room.

    Internal communication could be better. And you have to pay for parking.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    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

    United Kingdom, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    excellent views over bay and sunset

    United Kingdom, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    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./,

    United Kingdom, 
FAQ
What is the closet airport?
The property is located 35 km from Exeter International airport.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 15:00 till 23:59 on your day of arrival.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 11:00.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city centre is 3 km away from the hotel.
Are threre any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers dry cleaning service.
What are the on-site dining options?
There is Regatta restaurant that offers British meals.
How can I spend my leisure time at the property?
You can benefit from a sunbathing terrace, sun loungers and a shared lounge available at the hotel.
Can I have dinner or supper nearby?
Yes, you can have a meal at The Regatta Restaurant at The Imperial Torquay, The Elephant and Number 7 Fish Bistro located about 50 metres away.
What room types are available here?
The hotel offers such room types as a standard room and a deluxe room.
What spa facilities does the property offer?
The hotel includes a spa centre and a hot tub.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can try such activities as horse riding, golf and tennis.
Address
Park Hill Road, Torquay, United Kingdom, TQ1 2DG
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Highlights
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as 

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Exeter International (EXT) 43.2 km
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