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515 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HJ
The award wining Somerville in Torquay has a superb central location and offers boutique hotel-style accommodation. Offering 5 star guest accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, the Somerville is ideal for luxury holidays or short breaks on the English Riviera. Free wireless broadband access also means that it is ideal for guests travelling to Torbay on business. The Somerville is one of the few establishments in the centre of Torquay which is able to provide free spaces in its own car park for all of its guests.
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Guest Reviews Based on 34 reviews
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99% recommended this accommodation to a friend 99% would stay again
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Must the best B&B in Torquay
Quality room with nice furnishings and excellent touches with cookies and milk available. The breakfasts were superb and overall level of service was of an extremely high quality.

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Andy H

From Stroud, UK
Who stayed in February 2013

Couple

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Convenient and comfortable.
Good place to stay for business in or out of season.
Clean, well decorated comfortable room.
Only problem was internet connection. I booked this hotel specifically so that I could do some work in the evening - connected to wireless router no problem - no internet however. Never had this problem before. Spoke to staff who seemed keen to help, but they disappeared and I didn't see them again, so no internet. Would discourage me from staying here again when on business. Won't lose sleep because of it though.

ManagementResponse

Thank you for using LateRooms.com. Whilst we're pleased that the guest found his room clean and comfortable we are sorry that he experienced problems with his wifi. However, I should point out that his room was the closest to the router and that as he said there was no problem with the signal. We did attempt to help him connect but we are hoteliers and do not have detailed IT knowledge when it comes to individual devices and their ability to connect to the network. If he needed further assistance we were available and on check in he was shown a bell which is specifically there for guests when no member of staff is apparently around. He seemed to choose not to use it.

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Mike Bird

From Wallasey, UK
Who stayed in February 2013

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Sumptuous Somerville
Mine was a very quick selection the night before travelling down to Devon on business and boy did i make the right choice! Appreciate it is winter and Torquay isn't the most attractive of riviera winter breaks but nonetheless i travel the length and breadth of UK and the Somerville was outstanding value. The welcome was perfect, little touches like home baked cookies don't go a miss either and the selection of breakfast foods was delicious. I'll be back and no doubt bringing colleagues next time.

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Gareth W

From Knutsford, UK
Who stayed in January 2013

Travelling alone

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Fantasic quality at average price
When I checked the hotel website I was sceptical as to whether they could deliver the quality as advertised. All I can say is that my expectations were far surpassed. 5* accommodation; 5* breakfast with home made products; 5* hosts.

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Andrew C

From Blackpool, UK
Who stayed in January 2013

Couple

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