Osborne Hotel, Torquay, Devon
Situated in the upmarket Meadfoot area of Torquay, the Osborne Hotel is a striking whitewashed Georgian building at the centre of an elegant Grade II-listed Regency crescent. Perfectly positioned on the seafront, boasting panoramic views of the English Riviera, it's one of the most luxurious hotels in Torbay. Relax in stylish boutique accommodation that rivals many of the more generic seaside offerings - this a coastal retreat with a difference, home to super-contemporary rooms, manicured gardens and blue sea views. Seasonal West Country fare in the restaurant makes for a memorable stay, ideal for families and couples looking for a comfy, modern base to explore the south Devon coast and beyond.
Your expert reviewer
We love following in the footsteps of south Devon's most famous crime author by walking the Agatha Christie Mile from Meadfoot beach along Torquay's seafront.
The Osborne is in the stylish Meadfoot area of Torquay, five minutes' drive from the town centre, with spectacular views and easy access to the beach via its six acres of gardens.
By car: the hotel is aorund 2 hours drive from Bristol, 4 hours 45 mins from London and 3 hours 30 mins from Birmingham. Free parking is available on-site.
By train: London Paddington to Torquay takes 3 hours 30 mins. The hotel is a 10-minute taxi ride from the station. thetrainline.com
By plane: Exeter Airport (27 miles)
Style & Character
Suited to those after a slightly more lavish seaside escape than the usual, in a peaceful setting just a stone's throw from the hub of Torquay. The beautiful scenery won us over entirely - with palm-fringed lawns that stretch down to the glistening blue seas at Meadfoot beach.
Service & Facilities
A game of tennis, followed by Pimm's on the terrace with the blue sea in the background, is an afternoon well spent!
- Two pools
- Beach access
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
The Superior Sea View Rooms have unrivalled panoramic views, and an additional living area to unwind in. What's not to love about gazing out to sea from a sumptuous king-sized bed in the heart of the English Riviera? Rest and recovery guaranteed!
Standard Rooms, Sea View Doubles, Junior Suites, Superior Sea View Rooms, Family Rooms
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with a bath and shower, tea and coffee facilities, mineral water, desk, TV, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, safe, radio
Food & Drink
Don't deny yourself a taste of the seasonal sweets, including cold Bramley apple and custard pie and vanilla rice pudding. The Thai green monkfish curry with cardamom rice, toasted cashew nuts and prawn crackers is a total flavour explosion.
The Crescent Restaurant: modern English cuisine, snacks, sandwiches, light lunches, pub classics. Mains from £12. Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Terrace Bar & Grill: sea views, al freso dining in summer.
Rooms available from £68 per night
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