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Enjoy a stay by the sea this spring, exploring the coastal paths of Devon with your dog and enjoying a three-course meal each night

This clifftop hotel is suitably grand, with manicured gardens and sweeping sea views. It's great for dog owners, with the South West Coast Path leading almost from the hotel's doorstep. Head to the beach or pretty Torquay with your four-legged friend.

The price

Three nights from £224pp*

What's included

  • Three nights' accommodation in a Garden level room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Dogs stay on a complimentary basis
  • Three-course dinner in the Regatta Restaurant each evening

Reasons to visit The Imperial, Torquay, Devon



It was great to walk the Agatha Christie mile, stretching along the town's seafront to Meadfoot Beach, a sheltered bay at the bottom of imposing clifftops.

The beaches are right on your doorstep, but it's only a 15-minute walk into Torquay, where you'll find plenty of shops and restaurants.
By car: around 4 hours 30 minutes from London, 2 hours from Bristol and 5 hours from Manchester. Parking costs £7 per night.
By train: trains from London Paddington and Birmingham New Street to Torquay takes around 3 hours. The hotel is a 5-minute taxi ride away.

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Style & Character

This hotel is suited to mature guests, as well as those looking for a little old-school glamour and families after a traditional seaside escape. The immaculate formal gardens won us over with their manicured lawns, palm-fringed boarders and 360-degree sea views.

Service & Facilities

Swimming in the heated outdoor pool overlooking the ruby-red cliffs of the English Riviera is an unexpected treat. Dogs are welcome to stay in a selection of garden-level rooms, where a bowl and bed will be provided.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis courts
  • Spa
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi


The Deluxe (dog-friendly) room stole the show with its direct access to the clifftop gardens and spectacular views across the bay. It was joyful to wake to the views beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking large palms set against a backdrop of sea and sky.

Standard Room, Deluxe Room, Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, dressing table/desk, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

What's not to love about a traditional Devon cream tea, served with a glass of champagne to a backdrop of blues?! Caught straight from the Brixham day-boats, the seared filled of local hake, served with pea and basil velouté, chorizo and samphire, offers an authentic taste of the bay.

The Restaurant: main dining room, sea views. Modern British cuisine, locally sourced ingredients. Open daily for breakfast and dinner.
Palm Court Lounge & Bar: coastal-themed bar, comfy chairs. Serving light bites alongside drinks. Open daily, 10am-9pm.

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Victorian four-star hotel overlooking Torquay and the beautiful South Devon coastline

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