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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2012

This was our second visit to the Somerville and just like the first time it was fantastic. I was a little concerned that things may have lapsed since our initial visit, but it was exactly like the first time. The suite we stayed in was spotless and all the comforts from the first time remained the same, jelly beans and...

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Staffordshire, England
Reviewed 13 August 2012

We only had 1 night at the Somerville, but booked a suite for that added bit of luxury anyway. In fact, the cost of this was real value for money. The property is a 10 min walk to the harbour and seafront. We were greeted warmly and shown the property and the room, which were absolutely perfect. The property itself...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2012

My husband booked a surprise stay at The Somerville last weekend, having heard good things...not disappointed. Probably the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in! I would consider booking another stay just to catch up on sleep! Everything was spotlessly clean and the room was so well equipped...jelly beans by the bed...it was as if they'd read my mind! The...

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bristol
Reviewed 12 August 2012

What can i say this place is wonderful! Our room was spotless and beautifully furnished, all the staff and management were lovely and couldn't do enough for you and as for the breakfast the choice and quality was amazing. The only disappointment was that we weren't there longer! Thankyou everyone at The Somerville.

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kidderminster
Reviewed 7 August 2012

We recently stayed at the Somerville hotel 31July to 5th Aug and had good time at this 1st class hotel everywhere clean, and the staff were very helpfull and friendly. It,s only 5 mins to the town centre and 2 mins to the bus stop. We have been to Torquay a few times and this by far the best hotel...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2012

My wife and I stayed for a night while visiting friends in the area. Experience has taught us always to look for small "boutique" or "art" hotels and this visit really supported that approach. All the positive reviews we read were fully supported - great location, really comfortable rooms, tremendous service, taste and attention to detail all made for a...

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2012

We stayed at the somerville hotel from the 30th of july untill the 5th of august and we are already planning our next visit to this hotel! We wanted somewhere eccentric and luxurious and this certainly didnt dissapoint us. Beautiful well kept garden, stunning rooms, delicous breakfast and so much to choose from, lovley polite staff, i loved that they...

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Leek, Staffordshire
Reviewed 1 August 2012

My partner and I stayed at The Somerville on 30th July for 2 nights. It was the first time we had stayed here and after reading reviews on here we were looking forward to it. We certainly weren't disappointed, it is the best hotel we have ever stayed in. Upon arrival we were greeted by one of the owners, a...

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2012

I had to stay at the Somerville on my own whilst on business in the area and the welcome was lovely. I like the touch of fresh milk and cookies being available at all times (hate UHT milk) A mini cafetiere in the room with ground coffee is also very nice. The room was stunning - beautiful ornate furniture and...

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Barrington, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2012

First impressions are always important, you will be impressed straight away. You are greeted with a genuine warm friendly welcome from Adam or Grant. Shown to your room where you can relax in luxurious comfort and facilities. The breakfast is outstanding, there is so much to choose from. The staff are so courteous and professional, nothing is too much trouble....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Somerville has many accolades including Devon B&B of the year for 2012/13 and Southwest B&B of the year for 2011. Centrally located with its own private car park and grounds. Choose from a standard room or lovely Deluxe rooms and spacious Suites; it's the ideal choice for both business travellers and leisure guests wanting a relaxing luxury break. The Somerville offers guests free parking and free wifi and extended breakfast times at weekends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Somerville

Address: 515 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: €92 - €156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Somerville 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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The Somerville Torquay, Devon
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