7.2
Very good42 reviews

Abbey Sands Hotel - Torquay

Torquay, United Kingdom
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48of 87 hotels in Torquay
Address
Belgrave Road, Torquay, United Kingdom, TQ2 5HG
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Overview

Offering children's menu and board games for guests kids, Abbey Sands Hotel is located in Torquay City Centre district, 2.5 km from Kents Cavern. Boasting location close to Torquay Seafront, the venue includes 47 rooms and an indoor swimming pool.

Location

Living Coasts is located only in a 1.4-km distance from the accommodation. It is located 3 km from the city centre of Torquay. Abbey Sands Hotel is a short driving distance of Babbacombe Model Village.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. The area features The Singing Kettle Tea Room and Eatery, and Bistrot Pierre within 250 metres away.

Leisure

The hotel also features a storage room and a safe deposit box.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   47.

Former name: Grosvenor Hotel

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness centre

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Lake view
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • River view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:30FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Family Room Bathroom
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
room details
Standard Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    12 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
room details
Superior Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
room details
Compact Double
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    12 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
This compact double room comes with television. Maximum occupancy of this unit is 2 guests. The private bathroom here features a bath and a shower. This kind of room has a double bed.
room details
Executive Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
This executive double room comes with television. Maximum occupancy of this accommodation unit is 2 guests. It offers an en suite bath with a bathtub, shower facilities and a separate toilet. This kind of room has a double bed.
room details
Superior Family Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    18 m²

  • Max:
    3 persons
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
This 18 m² superior family room comes with 1 double bed and 1 single bed and can accommodate up to 3 guests. It also features a private bathroom, including a tub, shower facilities and a separate toilet.
room details
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Location
Belgrave Road, Torquay, United Kingdom, TQ2 5HG
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Chestnut Avenue
Riviera International Centre
420 m
Park
Torre Abbey Museum and Gardens
460 m
Gallery
Artizan Gallery
360 m
Bridge
South West Coast Path Walk- Meadfoot & London Bridge
40 m
Rock Walk
The Royal Terrace Gardens
320 m
Torquay Station Rathmore Road
The Agatha Christie Mile Path Walk
550 m
Torbay Rd
Abbey Park
250 m
Beach
Torquay Seafront
570 m
Beach
Torre Abbey Sands
360 m
94 Belgrave Road
Fishers
120 m
Shedden Hill The Heritage Hotel
Appleby's Torquay
320 m
2 Abbey Crescent
Seabank Fish & Chip Restaurant & Takeaway
440 m
44 Tor Hill Road
Tor Grill
740 m
82B Belgrave Road
Bread and Butter Baguette Bar
470 m
34 Tor Hill Road
Ivy's
770 m
Lowes Bridge
Bayview Restaurant
690 m
2 Tor Hill House Union Street Union Street
Maido - Japanese Noodle Bar
520 m
Getting around
Airports
Exeter International (EXT) 41.4 km
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Reviews
7.2
Very good42 reviews
Location8.4
Rooms6.4
Service8.0
Dining7.2
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Nothing to complain about, we would love to stay here again if in Torquay. Free parking & pleasant staff. We booked standard double room and greatly enjoyed it.

    Nothing atall!

    JimmyUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    We would like to stay here on the next trip on our next trip to Torquay. Our bed was comfy...

    FrankUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Our complaints were taken seriously and we were given a better room. We will definitely not book again at Abbey Sands.

    Basic equipment defective, like functioning windows. Meals, especially breakfast. Poor in terms of quality and presentation

    PatrickUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.8
    Perfect

    My rating of Tregorran Guest House should actually be here, because in the Tregorran Guest House the rooms were small and the bathroom could only be reached via the hallway. Because the hosts were so nice, I wanted to do without an evaluation. I hope you can correct my mistake afterwards and assign Abbey Sands Hotel my good rating.

    PaulUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.8
    Perfect

    small showers, almost no water pressure to shower!

    BillUnited Kingdom, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    I liked food and staff, as well as everything else. Amazing breakfast!.

    United States, 
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Great central location, friendly and helpful staff.

    First room smelled very strong. After complaint we changed the room. Unfortunately the windows (of these two rooms) can only be opened about 10 cm, so ventilation is hardly possible.

    TomUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.2
    Very good

    The location is good. The friendly lady at the reception deserves special mention.

    The hotel is already a bit outdated and unfortunately everything is a bit outdated.

    DavidUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    A fine choice for a relaxing holiday stay

    b In general: /b It's the second time we've stayed here (previously the Grosvenor and now the Abbey Sands Hotel) and the stay has been good. Go elsewhere if you're looking for pampering, luxury and a full in-hotel experience for those like us looking for a good base to explore Torquay and be able to relax it's ideal. Use of the pool is a great boon and the rooms - although a little dated - are clean and quiet. br/ b Location and surroundings: /b You're about 5 minutes from Abbey Sands, Torquay's main sea front. But you're also closer to the Torre Abbey and Gardens and even the Harbourside isn't too far away. You can also walk up towards the top of Torquay town within about 15 minutes. All in all, a very good location. br/ b Dining: /b Breakfast is a good, self service affair with both cooked and continental options available. We didn't take the evening meal options but from what we saw of the menu it looks to be high class cuisine. We were told there was a bar menu but we never saw it. In all, the advice is to plan to eat elsewhere. br/ b Sports and leisure: /b Great outdoor swimming pool. Indoor swimming pool leaves a lot to be desired, however - too small and quite old. br/ b Room: /b A great variety of rooms but keep in mind this is a very old Victorian hotel so don't be surprised if the floors aren't quite level and the walls aren't perfectly smooth! It all adds the character, though. Furniture can be dated and is mis-matched but this doesn't detract from it being cosy and quiet. br/ b Useful tips: /b Be prepared to walk up and down steps when staying there! Parking is limited but if you book directly you can request a parking reservation. There is also additional parking around the back and staff can also provide free parking badges for close-by car parks when things are very busy. br/

    David United Kingdom, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    easy parking lovely room warm welcome friendly staff

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    There are two good points about this hotel and that is the friendly staff and location. I do not feel the pictures reflect the reality of this hotel unfortunately. We would normally put up with 1 or 2 things not being right but had to say something when everything was unsatisfactory. We are glad we only stayed 1 night and glad we were out of the room most of the time. We would have changed hotels if we didnt have small children in tow.

    The family room we stayed in was not worth the money, it was very dirty and I spent all night wheezing. The ceramic tiles in the bathroom were nearly all cracked and my husband cut his toe! The hot tap hardly ever worked, the curtains were broken, stained and did not pull! the kettle kept sliding off its unsafe shelf and had to be moved. The chair and sofa were very old and dirty with massive rips and to top it all off the cot we ordered wasnt in there. When it arrived, surprise, it was dirty with a big hole. We quickly booked this hotel as it was a last minute booking and one room left and the pool and gym seemed apealing. However the gym had broken equiptment and my daughter wouldnt go in the pool as it was too deep everywhere!

    United Kingdom, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    Very helpful staff offering more information than just about the hotel

    Slightly jaded could do with some refurbishment

    United Kingdom, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Large clean room. Excellent breakfast served by polite staff - did not have to wait long before being served.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 6.6
    Nice

    It had a jacuzzi, which was dated and the jets quite weak, but still nice. Good location close to the beach, but really went for the restuarants. You have to go to The Elephant (We dined in the restaurant upstairs not the brasserie) - fantastic food at good prices (£35 for 2 courses and mid-range wine for £23/bottle) and it has a michelin star - relaxed atomosphere, with tables far apart - a very enjoyable evening. Absolutely amazing food!

    hotel is dated, but cant really compain for £65/night incl breakfast. Was given a ground floor room near main street, which was a little noisy at times from passers-by. Also creeky floorboards from guests staying in room above. Partner found a hair in the cooked buffet breakfast so didnt eat.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 6.2
    Nice

    Location was good, but we alreay knew the area so knew that. Room was of a decent size if a little dated

    Thought the 'Garden room resturant' where breakfast was served was very depressing. Quality of the towels and complementary toiletries was poor. Would have been much more disappointed if we had paid the published tarriff, but cosidering waht we did pay was not a bad hotel

    United Kingdom, 
FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel lies within 35 km of Exeter International airport.
Can I have breakfast on site?
Yes, you can have a continental breakfast in the hotel.
Does the property offer facilities for business travellers?
Yes, the business facilities include meeting rooms and a xerox.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 15:00.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 11:00.
Does the property offer facilities for guests with children?
Yes, the property offers cots, meals and arcade games.
How far is the city centre from the property?
The city centre is 3 km away from the hotel.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers room service and laundry room.
How can I spend my leisure time at the property?
You can make use of a seasonal outdoor pool, a sun terrace and an indoor swimming pool provided on site.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner at Bistrot Pierre, The Singing Kettle Tea Room and Eatery and One World that lie about 100 metres from the hotel.
How much does it cost to stay here?
The prices start at £154.
What room types are available here?
Such room types as a twin room and a standard room are available on site.
What spa facilities does the property offer?
The property features a wellness centre, a hot tub and a sauna for guests' enjoyment.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can benefit from fitness classes and the gym available on site.
Is there any public transport in the area?
Yes, there is Torquay train station 250 metres away.
Address
Belgrave Road, Torquay, United Kingdom, TQ2 5HG
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48of 87 hotels in Torquay
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:30FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Exeter International (EXT) 41.4 km
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