Bay Torbay Hotel
At a glance
This hotel, with its superb location by the marina, across from the promenade, offers guests stylish accommodation on the picturesque seafront. The hotel's two bars, bustling sun terrace, and on-site café and snack bar, provide space to relax with a welcoming, sociable atmosphere.
The hotel benefits from 111 attractive bedrooms with a choice of room type, ranging from clean and fresh to luxurious and spacious, to meet every budget and occasion. Opt for a room with a front-facing view and you’ll enjoy wonderful views over the exotic palm trees and colourful gardens to the sea.
After a hearty buffet-style breakfast, head into Torquay to enjoy the very best that this traditional British seaside resort offers, with golden sandy beaches, quaint gift shops and an eclectic mix of tempting eateries. Torquay is home to some of Devon’s best attractions with something for every age and taste. Take a gentle stroll along the promenade and enjoy a delicious Devonshire ice cream by the pretty harbour or set out on a boat trip from Torquay to Dartmouth and enjoy stunning views of the South Devon coastline, before returning by steam train via Paignton. From sightseeing and excursions to festivals and culture, Torquay has a busy programme of fascinating events to fill your day.
As the evening draws to a close, take in the area’s vibrant nightlife. There’s a spectacular variety of top entertainment to see, from glitzy shows and West End musicals to stunning ballets and big-name concerts. There are five theatres close to your hotel and Torquay’s own Princess Theatre, which plays host to some of the very best national touring shows, is just a 2-minute walk away. Torbay also offers its own programme of events, including vocalists, comedians, quizzes and cabaret acts to dazzle, delight and astound in the comfort of your accommodation. Explore the bars, tear up the dance floor or simply unwind and enjoy an evening of fun with hospitable staff and hard-working entertainers to take you into the early hours.
The hotel has 111 rooms split across four room types, offering different levels of facility. All rooms feature a comfy bed, television, en suite and tea and coffee making facilities as standard, with additional amenities in higher graded rooms, please click the individual room types below for more information.
Standard Plus Room
Bay Torbay Hotel
Directions: From the end of the M5 – continue onto the Devon Expressway and after 2 miles keep left to join the A380 towards Torquay. After 13 miles, keep left to turn left onto Hamelin Way and then keep right to join Riviera Way. After about two miles, just opposite Torre station take a slight left onto Newton Road, follow the road and at the fork take a right onto South Street follow the road down to the seafront and take a left onto Torbay Road, follow the road and the hotel will be on your left.
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 £6.00 per day. Advanced booking is strongly recommended. A £20 refundable deposit is required for car parking card.
On arrival pull up in the loading bay just adjacent to the entrance of the hotel (please note: 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.
Also known as Rock Walk, the Royal Terrace Gardens are located beneath the cliff of Waldon Hill. The terrace overlooks the seafront and is one of the most popular places to visit in Torquay, with spectacular views of the harbour. The terrace was reopened in 2010 after extensive work was done to clear the paths of vegetation and trees, and two rock sculptures created by artist Juliet Haysom were commissioned, adding even more beauty to this delightful spot.
Living Coasts is an all-weather attraction situated on Torquay's seafront. The zoo and aquarium offer a huge range of different species and creatures from penguins to seals, otters to octopuses. Living Coasts also has its very own Penguin Beach, showcasing macaroni penguins, which are native to the Subantarctic but visit rocky coastal shores during the spring and summer. There are plenty of feeding times and talks scheduled throughout the day to keep you busy, plus a busy café offering local food and drink, as well as a panoramic sea view.
The Princess Theatre first opened in 1961 when Tommy Cooper and Morecambe and Wise topped the bill. Even today, it is the number one spot for the very best evening entertainment during your stay in Torquay. With a seating capacity of 1,500, you can catch regular shows featuring amazing acts from all over the world. The programme is so diverse there is something for everyone, from West End shows to ballroom dancing, and world-class tribute acts to comedians.
Take to the seas with one of the many ferry services that depart from Dartmouth, Dittisham and Greenway. These range from sightseeing cruises to excursions. Cruise down the picturesque River Dart or visit the home of the late great Dame Agatha Christie with its stunning gardens that showcase as many as 2,700 species of woodland plants and trees. Services run frequently and provide a view of historical buildings, famous castles and local wildlife from the water.
Situated in an award-winning country park, Cocking Court is only a mile away from the seafront and boasts over twenty craft studios. This historic manor house is a centre for quality arts and crafts from both local and internationally acclaimed artists. Watch glassblowers create their intricate works of art, see the real blacksmith at work, or visit the chocolatier and choose from the homemade selection of chocolates that are available to purchase.
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