Torquay Bed and Breakfast

A famous seaside resort for two centuries, Torquay has come to define the 'English Riviera' for generations of visitors. A wide range of accommodation awaits visitors to the town but the most popular is the traditional Torquay bed and breakfast which offers good value south coast accommodation and a base from which to visit the local attractions.

Situated on the south coast of England, in Devon, the town enjoys a mild climate and offers a wealth of attractions, associated both with the beachfront and the town centre.The town and Torquay Guest Houses have a long history of welcoming visitors has resulted in an enduring legacy of first class hospitality within a great many Torquay accommodation options. When staying in Torquay bed and breakfast accommodation forms as much a part of the history, culture and appeal of the town as any of its other boundless attractions.

The beaches of Torquay have seen a great many beach lovers since the Victorian gentry first made use of their wheeled beach huts and pristine white villas overlooking the sea. The coastline is much more than a beach however. Stretching for 22 miles, the coast line encompasses no less than 19 beaches, some in secluded coves and others open to a full range of water-sports, cafes and other amenities.

Dramatic cliffs provide opportunities for studying the wildlife or simply enjoying great walks with great views, and recent waterfront developments provide a new focus for the town, with an international marina and beautiful palm-lined promenade.

Other attractions include the Agatha Christie Trail, detailing some of the buildings and sites associated with the town's most famous author, who spent most of her life living and working in the town. Art galleries and museums, detail the town's notable culture and history, while Paignton Zoo and Plant World offer opportunities for experiencing a vibrant diversity of flora and fauna.

There is always something to do in, whether for family holidays or a short break for two, and the Torquay bed and breakfast establishments present the perfect starting point for any length of stay.

The town is synonymous with the classic English bed and breakfast. All the key features are done well, from a comfortable sleep in a well appointed guest room to a hearty full English breakfast to start each day's adventures in the town and on the coast. Additionally, the warm welcome and all the local knowledge and tourist information help guests make the most of any stay. While the high quality of accommodation comes as standard, the range of bed and breakfasts which offer this quintessentially English service are diverse and plentiful.

The grand white Victorian villas which heralded the dawn of the English Riviera still set a charming scene overlooking the sea and many have been transformed into excellent luxury hotels. Amidst all the grandeur and elegant original furnishings, the demands of the modern world are met though all the facilities and services which define first class contemporary hospitality. Superior rooms with high quality soft furnishings and stylish decor come equipped with digital satellite televisions while attentive room service is a just a phone call away. Spacious en suite luxury bathrooms complete the picture.

The luxury hotels provide just a part of the Torquay Accommodation repertoire. There are of course many smaller hotels too and a great many privately owned guest houses, where a cosy and intimate ambience adds to the over all appeal. Another option is for a more modern hotel, in keeping with the town's forward looking contemporary-styled developments. Modern hotels will generally offer a high standard of service in tandem with many features tailored for business travellers, such as meeting spaces, and business centres with internet connectivity and computer workstations.

Most Torquay bed and breakfast establishments will have at least one dining facility in which to enjoy lunches and dinners in addition to the breakfasts. Hotels which will certainly have this option are the many traditional inns and coaching houses, which have long offered weary travellers, welcome lodgings and sustenance. Often with bars full of character too, some bed and breakfasts offer a place in the evenings to enjoy a drink and some convivial company. Some specialise in traditional Sunday roasts and will often have facilities for children and outdoor seating and dining areas, ideal for enjoying a drink or a meal on a warm summer's day.

The stunning Devon countryside has an appeal beyond the town and while Torquay provides the perfect base from which to tour the wider area there are some country hotels which offer the very highest standards of accommodation right in the heart of the countryside. Often adapted from stunning mansion houses they combine aged elegance with a raft of leisure features, which may include swimming pools, tennis courts and often golf opportunities too.

Some country hotels in form first class spa retreats, and many will have additional facilities such as saunas, steam rooms and fully equipped fitness suites. They will almost certainly have a fine dining environment too, in which to enjoy sumptuous cuisine accompanied by fine wines. While the days of Torquay belonging to the privileged Victorians is in the past, opportunities to live like royalty remain.