Grand

Seafront, Torquay, English Riviera, TO2 6NT, United Kingdom
(4 star hotel)
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in Torquay
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Needn't Be Hugely Expensive!

by written on August 6, 2012

I haven't actually stayed here myself but I do know the Grand through its trade reputation and it has a very good rep. This used to be the Southwest's only 5-star hotel and even though it has officially been downgraded to 4-stars there hasn't really been any major changes.

The hotel was built in the late 1800's when Torquay was at the height of its tourist popularity and attracting wealthy visitors from all over Europe. Its location next to the railway station overlooks the seafront at Livermead Sands and because it is slightly out of town it has unparralled views from the rooms at the front which include the lounge, bar and dining room as well as guest rooms.

Service is as professional as it was when it had its 5-star status and the food is award-winning - they offerred me a job once,, many years ago, but I had to turn it down because I reckoned I didn't have the specialist skills required.

Unique Quality: As would be expected from a hotel at this standard there's everything you could want from a hotel - two swimming pools, one indoor the other a heated outdoor one; a fully equipped gym, public and private dining rooms; free wifi (on the ground floor at the moment but being currently installed throughout the hotel) and of course the views. Believe it or not summer room rates start from £99 for bed and breakfast with a small premium for seaviews and so it is a very affordable luxury.

Directions: Next to the railway station, just off the main road to Paignton.

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Amenities at Grand

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Suites
  • Continental Breakfast

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