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Bay Torbay Hotel, Torquay


the Bay Torbay Hotel

Customer Rating: (20 Customer Reviews)

At a glance;

  • At the heart of beautiful Torquay
  • Scenic views over the promenade and is within walking distance of the town centre
  • Front facing rooms overlooking the promenade
  • Facilities include two bars and indoor heated swimming pool

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Hotel information

Torquay is the wonderful capital of the English Riviera and The Torbay Hotel is located right at the heart of it, opposite the stylish marina. The hotel has grand features enhanced by warm surroundings and includes many front-facing rooms - the Premier and Superior Rooms are particularly desirable. Guests can enjoy a drink or tasty snack in comfortable surroundings thanks to a bright new café and elegant lounge and there is a large ballroom, two bars, an indoor heated swimming pool and a sun terrace.

Torquay is famous for its attractions and the hotel is right by the town centre’s shops, boutiques and restaurants. Right next to the hotel are the restored Torbay Royal Terrace Gardens,which make for the perfect evening stroll and offer spectacular views across the bay.

The Torbay Hotel has a limited amount of car parking spaces available in a secure car park a short distance from the hotel, these can be reserved at 5.00 per day.  On arrival pull up in the loading bay (parking in the yellow bus bays is an offence) to unload your luggage, and collect your parking pass if purchased. We recommend that one person stays with the car. There is also a public car park nearby, charges apply

Great for

  • Walking
  • Food
  • History

Bay Torbay Hotel Premier Room

Typical Premier Room at Bay Torbay Hotel

Our most luxurious room option, most of our Premier Rooms come with a four poster bed as well as a spacious refitted bathroom that accommodates both bath and a separate shower. These bedrooms will normally offer extras such as comfortable seating area, a 32 inch digital flat screen television, hair dryer as well as a hospitality tray.

  • En-suite with separate bath and shower
  • Luxurious four poster bed
  • 32 inch digital flat screen television
  • Large bedroom with comfortable seating
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Bay Torbay Hotel Superior Room

Typical Superior Room at Bay Torbay Hotel

Our Superior Rooms are more spacious and tastefully refurbished, they offer luxurious beds, a 26 inch digital flat screen television. The spacious bathrooms have been refitted with shower over bath. These rooms also come with the facilities to make yourself a hot drink.

  • 26 inch digital flat screen television
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower over bath
  • Large rooms with comfortable seating
  • Hair dryer and shaving point
  • The above image represents a typical Superior room

Bay Torbay Hotel Standard Plus Room

Just launched – our newly redesigned Standard Plus rooms make it even easier to relax in comfort and style. Features include attractive new decor, contemporary furnishings and flat-screen TV.

  • Flat screen Television
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • En-Suite
  • Hair dryer and telephone
  • The above image represents a typical standard plus room

Bay Torbay Hotel Standard Room

Typical Standard Room at Bay Torbay Hotel

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect. The rooms have digital televisions, tea and coffee making facilities as well as an en-suite bathroom.

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Digital television
  • Shaving point
  • The above image represents a typical standard room

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Hotel Accessibility

Here at Bay Hotels we want you to have the best short break possible. We are happy to provide advice to guests with special needs who wish to take breaks at our Hotels. In order to avoid disappointment and/or misunderstandings, please contact us on 01942 496 507 to discuss any needs that you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you have single rooms?
    Yes, in most of our hotels.

  • Do you take dogs and pets?
    We do not allow dogs and pets into our hotels, with the exception of guide dogs.

  • Do you have lifts in all hotels?
    We have lifts in most of our hotels.

  • What time is check in time?
    3pm in the afternoon.

  • What time is check out time?
    10am in the morning.

  • Do you have smoking rooms?
    We do not allow smoking in any parts of our hotels.


With its air of sophistication, backdrop of wooded terraces, bustling marina and colourful coastline, you can almost imagine that you're on the Continent, yet English is spoken here!

How to get there

By Car:

From the A380 take the A3022 and follow signs for Torquay and then to the Sea Front. Turn left onto the sea front until reaching the hotel, on the left hand side, opposite the Princess Gardens and about 100 yards past the Princess Theatre on the right hand side. (AA Roadwatch 09003 401100).

The Torbay Hotel has a limited amount of car parking spaces available in a secure car park a short distance from the hotel, these can be reserved at 5.00 per day.  On arrival pull up in the loading bay (parking in the yellow bus bays is an offence) to un-
load your luggage, and collect your parking pass if purchased. We recommend that one person stays with the car. There is also a public car park nearby, charges apply

By Train:

Torquay Railway station is situated approximately 1 mile from the hotel. (Some trains may change at Exeter or Newton Abbot). (Rail enquires to 08457 484950).

National Express:

Services available to Torquay coach station, approximately 3 miles from the hotel. (National Express enquiries to 08705 808080).

By Bus:

Stagecoach number 12 runs between Brixham, Paignton, Torquay and Newton Abbot stopping outside the hotel.

Bay Torbay Hotel

Bay Torbay Hotel

Torbay Road




Res: 01803 295218

Tel: 01803 295218

Local Attractions

The following places, attractions and things to do are easily reached from Torquay:

  • Paignton
  • Dartmoor National Park
  • Totnes
  • Exeter
  • Cockington
  • Babbacombe Model Village
  • Powderham Castle
  • Dartmouth
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Teignmouth

Local Insight

Torquay is part of the stunning English Riviera which also includes Paignton & Brixham.

  • Compton Castle
    A rare survivor, this medieval fortress with high curtain walls, towers and two portcullis gates, set in a landscape of rolling hills and orchards, is a bewitching mixture of romance and history. Home for nearly 600 years to the Gilbert family, including Sir Humphrey Gilbert, half-brother to Sir Walter Ralegh.
    Visit their website

  • Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway
    Dartmouth Steam Railway is the holiday line, with steam trains running for 7 miles in Great Western tradition from Paignton along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and on through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart estuary to Kingswear. The scenery is superb, with seascapes right across Lyme bay to Portland Bill on clear days.
    Visit their website

  • Paignton Zoo
    Cover thousands of miles in just a few hours and on foot, on a worldwide nature trail. Explore habitats from around the world: scorching deserts, frozen poles, African Savannah and the rain forest of South America are all represented. There’s plenty to do throughout the day as well as seeing the hundreds of animals. Listen to the keepers talk about the animals, how they keep them and what they feed them. Or why not visit the Animal Encounters Theatre and watch the feathered Feats bird show.
    Visit their website

  • Greenway House and Gardens
    This is an extraordinary glimpse into the private holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. The relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, and contains many of the family's collections, including archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books. Outside you can explore the large and romantic woodland garden, with a restored vinery and peach house, wild edges and rare plantings, which drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary.
    Visit their website

  • Greenway Ferry and Pleasure Cruises
    Greenway Ferry & Pleasure Cruises have been awarded a Quality Visitor Attraction status by Visit England for 2 years in addition to a Silver Green Tourism Award. With every effort by its staff and crew, Greenway Ferry strives hard to ensure your voyages are as memorable as possible in all the best ways. Join us for some fantastic Coastal and River Cruises in the fabulous Bay or along the stunning River Dart.; be them on a ferry trip or one of our exclusive days out, with our assurance that we put every effort into customer care, quality and value.
    Visit their website

Great for

  • Walking
  • Food
  • History


Entertainment Programme

Nigel Edge
Our Excellent Keyboard Vocalist & All Round Entertainer

Presents music for dancing, cabaret, quizzes and competitions
On Tuesday Evenings
Susie B

Presents an evening of Music, Fun & Quizzes & Cabaret
On Wednesday Evenings
Guest Cabaret
Danny Posthill  
Outstanding Comedy Impressionist
On Thursday Evenings
Guest Cabaret
Sean Aldredge
Fantastic Comedy Vocalist
On Saturday Evenings
Special Guest  Entertainer   
Top Cabaret Vocalist

On Sunday Evenings
A full evening of Music, Fun & Quizzes with
Paul Dominic
The entertainment programme advertised is subject to change for reasons beyond our control without prior notice.



rating is 4 stars

31 March 2014

Smashing Hotel

Well done again Bay Torbay Hotel have just stayed for the sixth time and it just gets better every time can't wait for our next visit.

Julie Anderson

Poole Dorset

rating is 3 stars

2 November 2013

Ideal Location

We had a lovely weekend break at this hotel. Food good. Staff friendly and helpful. Great location. We used our own car, no car park but you can park in a car park behind Debenhams which is only 5 minutes walk away. Entertainment v good, was a 60's weekend. Hotel was right on the sea front. Great view from our room. Hope to return next year.

Julie Wyer


rating is 5 stars

27 October 2013

Hotel fine

My partner and I had a four day trip booked for me from my dad as a surprise birthday gift. It was a very nice hotel staff at meal times was lovely. The room was clean and bed remade with fresh milk tea and coffee each day. For me it was not the hotel that let the trip down but the length of time it took to get there by the coach company.


Ware, Hertfordshire

rating is 3 stars

14 April 2013

Great hotel, terrible breakfast

Booked last minute great price, great room, great position, and great reception staff. only let down was breakfast very rude waitress didn’t ask what eggs we would like didn’t ask if liked white or brown toast said we couldn’t have orange juice and corn flakes only one or other Probably come to hotel again but eat out next time to avoid waitresses bad attitude.

A Wright


rating is 3 stars

1 December 2012

We have just returned from a 5 day stay at this hotel, this was our first time here. From the outside it looked good, the public areas are very nice, but when we got to the room my jaw dropped, this was a standard room?. The carpet is badly stained, the mirror in the bathroom is only held on 1 of the 4 sides (not very safe), and a very nice round hole in the bathroom wall??. The window is rotten and there is no paint left on the bottom part of the window. ( Room 223 ) .

Sandra Nurden


rating is 5 stars

9 August 2012

my next visit is here

Just packing for my 4th stay at the Hotel. My yearly present from my dad. I arrived with my son and this time hubby coming too. We cannot fault this Hotel at all. Clean, friendly and the staff will go out of their way to please. Food is great and dining room staff are all very polite. Always have Harbour facing room. How lucky are we. Can’t wait to arrive on Friday for yet another fab weekend.

Marie and Bob


rating is 5 stars

5 August 2012


Hotel was close to seafront, all staff were helpful. Are room was spotless, nothing was a problem for the housekeeper she was very good. Food was good. It will not be long till we go back THANK YOU TO ALL STAFF AT THE TORBAY.

Lean Welling


rating is 5 stars

3 July 2012

Smashing stay again!

Yet another smashing weekend at this well positioned hotel right on the seafront but close to the town centre. Frequent bus services from immediately outside the hotel make getting around very easy. Good food served by a hard working and happy waitress, quickly served. Despite being mobility impaired I have found the hotel relatively easy to get around. My good sized bedroom, situated immediately opposite the lift on the 3rd floor was easy to access. See you all soon again, well done.

The Gray Family


rating is 3 stars

9 May 2012

Batteries Recharged

2nd Shearings trip and won’t be the last. Hotel in need of a bit TLC but the staff made up for any inperfections. They looked after us, nothing was a problem for them. For the price our room was spotless and the shower perfect and a sea view to boot, Entertainment first class and food very tasty, Would recommend to any one for a battery recharge, Found the journey long but well worth it THANKS TO ALL AT THE TORBAY :):) 

Mike and Mary


rating is 5 stars

28 April 2012

Great Hotel

We really enjoyed our midweek break at the Torbay hotel, last March. As with most of the Bay hotels, because of their age, the standard rooms require some TLC. But ours was clean and well appointed. The hotel was conveniently placed for all of Torquay’s many amenities. All of the staff were helpful and courteous. The food was well presented and highly enjoyable. The public rooms were newly refurbished and comfortable, with excellent evening entertainment. My wife and I would certainly return.



rating is 5 stars

2 April 2012

Hotel very clean - food good

Hotel very clean - food good with a good choice - restaurant very small - our waitress was rush, rush, rush we had to speak to her in the end (my husband is disabled) - free glass of wine with meal and 4 free drinks to use throughout the day - entertainment good - Thursdays was the best - bedroom had plenty of space and a good bathroom. We would go again had a good break.

Carole Hulbert

Coalville, Leicestershire

rating is 3 stars

3 January 2012

Torbay Hotel

Went to this hotel with Shearings coaches, for New Year celebrations. My party was very pleased with the food, lots of choice, very good. There was only one thing that spoiled our stay, the state of the bedrooms, they are very tired looking and in need of decorating, but the worst was the cleanliness, not very good at all. The bathroom with mould all round the shower and sink taps were a disgrace. It was a shame that this put a damper on our otherwise enjoyable stay.

Catherine Aspinall


rating is 4 stars

23 November 2011

Enjoyable Weekend But!

Paid an additional £15.00 each for sea view which was pointless as it was obscured by trees, the paintwork & decor in bedroom was tired also the lighting in the room very poor, the staff very friendly & the food very good with excellent service all in all we enjoyed our stay.



rating is 4 stars

7 May 2011

Looking forward to a return visit

We really enjoyed our stay at the Torbay Hotel. We had a fabulous front facing bedroom which was well worth the extra supplement. Food was always hot and well presented with a good choice. The staff, the service and the cabaret entertainment was excellent. The indoor heated pool was a bonus and the water was lovely and warm. Very much looking forward to returning in 2012 but this time we’ll be staying longer!

Theresa & Ian Burton


rating is 4 stars

25 April 2011


Went to the Torbay Hotel for a five day trip on 25/04/11. Lovely hotel with lots of character, staff very friendly, food was excellent and the waitress fantastic. We had the second biggest room on level two, front facing over the harbour and was lovely and clean. The coach driver was fantastic, kept us informed on the journey and excursions. Had a great couple on our table at meal times who sat with us on the coach, good laugh, really enjoyed our stay. Thank you!



rating is 5 stars

7 February 2011

No Winter Blues Here!

I stayed at the Torbay Hotel in January 2011 and I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised. The staff are very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The food is very swift in its delivery and well presented and the bar is well stocked, often offering good deals. The standard room I had was clean, tidy and well-looked after and the house keeper made every effort to take note of the ‘do not disturb’ sign when it was in use, unlike some of the hotels I have stayed in!

Mr. Miller

North Wales

rating is 3 stars

29 October 2010

Couldn't Wait to Return

My wife and I stayed at the Torbay Hotel in the summer and found it to be a pleasant experience. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The rooms need a bit of an update, but they were clean and comfortable and the housekeeping staff were very pleasant. The food was excellent and well presented. Couldn’t wait to come back, so we booked again for November.

Mrs. Wilson


rating is 5 stars

26 October 2010

Torbay Hotel

Went to this hotel with Shearing's coach.  Hotel is lovely, it is on the flat too. The local buses leave from just across the road, which was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful, couldn’t fault them. Food was excellent, with quite a choice of menu. Hotel was very clean, we had a front facing room and it was lovely. We will certainly go to this hotel again.



rating is 5 stars

8 September 2010


I spent 4 nights at the hotel and had a great time, both the hotel and staff were wonderful. The only down side was the journey down there. Having gone with Shearing's, I had to travel from Kent to the m1 interchange on the feeder coach, which added about 2hours to the journey. But, this was more than made up for by the staff at the hotel. The food was great, as were all the staff and the hotel which was very close to the seafrount. This was great value for money and I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks!!

Hannah Eagling


rating is 5 stars

5 July 2010

A Very Pleasant Stay

It was a last minute deal with Shearing’s. As soon as we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted by the deputy manager. All of the staff were incredibly kind and helpful. The waiters were quick and met all of your needs. The hotel itself has had a lot of modernising done to the interior. All rooms were clean and tidy, with a wide range of facilities. There was a good range of food to choose from morning and night. The food was always lovely and could not be faulted in any way. A very pleasant stay.

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