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Rathmore Road, Torquay TQ2 6NZ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#3 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Gold level
The Elmdene is a gorgeous,quality 5 star visit britain graded guest accommodation, situated on the level in a tree lined road opposite open parkland. We have six beautiful en-suite bedrooms, we offer free onsite parking and free wi-fi. We are a short level walk to the seafront, train station and conference centre. The town and harbour are within walking distance.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Adults only
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Tracey E wrote a review 9 Jan
3 contributions
Had another great break with Kim and trev at the elmdene lost count how many times we've been now absolutely spotless nothing to much trouble and the breakfast must be the best in the UK let alone torquay can't praise the elmdene enough thankyou Kim and trev
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Diane D wrote a review 2 Jan
1 contribution
Seven of us stayed at the Elden room over the new year period . We had a wonderful time couldn't wish for better host , 10/10 for hospitality everywhere was spotless and breakfast was delicious . Trev and Kim were very thoughtful loved the homemade scones and Christmas cake when we came back from are days out . Thoroughly recommend Thank you Diane
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Ros wrote a review 2 Jan
1 contribution
Elegantly decorated throughout, scrumptious breakfasts and spotlessly clean. Kim and Trevor went above and beyond to ensure our party of seven were well looked after, during our stay over New Year at The Elmdene Torquay. Serving cream tea and cake when we returned from days out. Perfect hosts, will definitely return.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Richard P wrote a review Dec 2021
Kent, United Kingdom34 contributions5 helpful votes
Thank you so much Kim and Trevor for making us feel very welcome during our stay with you over Christmas 2021. Our amazing, comfortable & spotless room had everything we could possibly need, including fresh milk in the fridge was a lovely touch. Breakfast was the best cooked breakfast I have ever had and Karen loved the cream in her porridge. Relaxing in your bar area after visiting family Christmas day was really enjoyable thank you. Oh, and the couple of large slices of Christmas cake you gave us for our journey home was absolutely delicious thank you. We're look forward to seeing you next time we visit family in Devon, Happy New Year and Best Wishes Karen & Richard xx
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Kim robinson, Owner at The Elmdene
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much Richard & Karen for your lovely review and for being lovely guests , we are so pleased you both had a great time here at the Elmdene. We love to here guests want to return , We look forward to seeing you both next year happy health new year to you both best wishes Kim & Trev xx
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Julie B wrote a review Dec 2021
Leicestershire, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
We wanted a December break and tried to think where we would feel safe and comfortable. The Elmdene came to mind immediately. When we arrived there was a warm welcome from the hosts Kim and Trev along with a pot of tea and scones. Lovely touch and much appreciated. Our room was large but cosy and really well decorated we also had a separate sitting room which was really useful. Breakfast was as I remembered delicious with a large variety to choose from The bar area and breakfast room looked wonderful with the Xmas trees and decorations. Everywhere was warm In fact we had to turn the bedroom radiator off at times. Torquay is wonderful this time of year with lots of restaurants and bars all trimmed up and looking festive. I love shopping too. We Had. A really lovely time. Kim and Trev really try to make your stay a memorable one. We will be returning next year can't wait.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: They have a lovely ground floor suit
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Response from Kim robinson, Owner at The Elmdene
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much Julie for your lovely review, and for being lovely guests. It makes us happy when our guests love it so much here at the Elmdene that they want to return. Thank you for booking for next year Very best wishes to you both Kim & Trev
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US$123 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandDevonEnglish RivieraTorquay
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Elmdene
Which popular attractions are close to The Elmdene?
Nearby attractions include Torre Abbey (0.3 km), Torquay Railway Station (0.4 km), and The Agatha Christie Mile Path Walk (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Elmdene?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Elmdene?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Elmdene?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Elmdene?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Elmdene?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Blue Walnut Cafe Bar & Cinema, Chelston Manor, and Aztec Bistro.
Is The Elmdene located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Torquay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Elmdene?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Torre Abbey (0.3 km), Greenway (8.0 km), and Oldway Mansion (2.9 km).