Hotels in Torquay
Hotels in Torquay place you right in the heart of the English Riviera, a perfect position to enjoy everything that Torbay has to offer. The English Riviera is positioned on the south west coast of England and is surrounded by beautiful countryside while possessing some of Europe’s finest coastline to the west of that found around our hotels in Bournemouth. Accommodation in Torquay benefits from the area’s microclimate, which keeps it warmer than other spots along the coast, and there are plenty of beaches with clean waters and golden sand. The climate means palm trees flourish and can be seen in gardens all along the coast. It’s no wonder that holiday makers have travelled here since Victorian times.
Out and About
Hotel Gleneagles is our Torquay hotel, and is in one of the most peaceful locations in the town, just fifteen minutes from the town centre. A private pathway leads you through 8 acres of woodland to the South Devon Coastal Path and onwards towards the popular Ansteys Cove, a shingle beach favoured by Agatha Christie for picnics during her time here, also making the Gleneagles one of the best wedding venues Torquay has to offer.
Follow the coastal path in either direction to find the ever popular Meadfoot and Oddicombe beaches. Further afield, you will find Abbey Sands, Preston Sands Paignton Beach and finally Goodrington Sands, home to Quaywest Waterpark. You can also enjoy your own water adventure with us, as we are one of the few luxury Torquay hotels with swimming pool facilities.
Torquay is only a short drive from the enduringly popular town of Paignton and the historic fishing village of Brixham, so staying in hotels in Torquay allows you to explore some of South Devon’s most popular and attractive destinations.
Also within easy reach of our Torquay hotel are the historic cities of Exeter, famous for its cathedral, and Plymouth, with its majestic naval history and stunning marine aquarium, so one of our Torquay conference rooms would be the perfect setting for your next business meeting. For the horticulturalists, the South West provides a myriad of attractions: the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project and, of course, the unforgettable Dartmoor, with its ponies and granite tors. Within Torbay, you have Kents Cavern, Living Coasts, Paignton Zoo, Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway and, family favourite, The Babbacombe Model village.
There is no shortage of events going on throughout the year either, and visitors staying in Torquay hotels will find that there’s plenty going on all year round.
- The Agatha Christie Festival takes place each September, giving you a chance to learn about the life of this fascinating woman and discover the area from which she drew so much inspiration. There are also plenty of performances and dramatisations of her plays and books put on at venues around the town.
- If you visit during the winter months, the switching on of the Christmas lights is not to be missed, and is sure to get you in festive spirits.
- In May, a series of powerboat races take place around the coast, whilst the annual Pirate Festival takes place on land.
- During summer, you can make the most of the long evenings and warm sun by enjoying a cream tea in one of Torbay’s many gardens or parks. There are also walking routes to follow, museums to discover and plenty more, all within easy reach of your Torquay hotel.
For more information please contact us or call us on +44 (0)1202 298350.
What’s on in Torquay: January 2014
If you are going on a business trip and staying at one of the conference centres in Torquay or just fancy a getaway to the English Riviera to stave off those New Year blues then you will not disappointed, as the region will have an array of events for all to enjoy.
Here we take you through some of the best events planned in Torquay and the surrounding area that are suitable for the whole family or for those of you that are in the area as part of a business trip.
Adventures in the Geopark
The Adventures in the Geopark is an exhibition of work by young people who have worked alongside multi-media artists.
Open from now until February 22nd the exhibition, which is based in Torquay Museum, showcases the best of the UK’s Geoparks geology, which includes some of the stunning geology that Torquay and the rest of the English Riviera boasts.
To find out more about the exhibition visit the Torquay Museum website.
New Year Viennese Gala from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
If you are a fan of music then attending the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s New Year Viennese Gala on January 10th is a must.
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Günther Bauer-Schenk join forces to bring visitors a concert filled with polkas, gallops, waltzes and marches as it celebrates the work of Johann Strauss II, the king of the waltz.
The full symphony orchestra’s sounds will send shivers down the spine of those listening, while the Hunt polkas and the Emperor and Treasure waltzes will certainly bring a smile to people’s faces.
Ticket prices for the event at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay vary depending on where you sit, with the lowest seat prices costing just £10 and the most expensive tickets costing £19.
Antiques Fairs 2014
The first Antiques and Collectables Fair at Newton Abbot Racecourse in 2014 takes place on 25th January.
The array of stalls offer visitors a great day out from their luxury hotel in Torquay, as well as an opportunity to pick up a hidden treasure.
The event is also free to attend.
For more information please contact us or call us on +44 (0)1202 298350.
Welcome to Oceana Hotels
Four hotels, overlooking the ocean.
Oceana Hotels have three hotels in Bournemouth, The Cumberland, The Suncliff, and The Cliffeside and one boutique style hotel in Torquay, The BEST WESTERN Hotel Gleneagles. Our hotels offer eight unique bar lounge experiences, from an intimate club bar to a palm lined outdoor ultra lounge. Boasting over 320 rooms, many with ocean views and balconies. All of our hotels have chef driven global menus, and use the best fresh local produce.
Our mission statement
Located on the seafront overlooking Bournemouth Bay, Oceana Hotels are unique resort style hotels which have achieved between them some of the highest AA 3 star hotel ratings on the South Coast. We offer good quality, comfortable, 3 star hotel rooms. The standard of the public areas, dining options, facilities and services are delivered at even higher standards. At Oceana we aim to give our guests a unique experience. This is at a 3 star price, with the added extra of the “can do” service culture, whilst going the extra mile where possible. For this reason we have several awards and highest ratings in our category. Our four hotels are also situated in ocean fronted premier locations and our goal is to make sure our customers not only enjoy their stay but also return time after time. Read our mission statement.
For all reservation enquiries or bookings call 01202 298 35001202 298 350 or
Cumberland Bournemouth: 01202 290 72201202 290 722 Suncliff Bournemouth: 01202 291 71101202 291 711 Cliffeside Bournemouth: 01202 555 75201202 555 752 BEST WESTERN Hotel Gleneagles: 01803 293 63701803 293 637 Weddings/Events: 01202 298 35001202 298 350