Since the 19th Century Torquay has been a fashionable spot on what came to be known as the 'English Riviera'. The appeals are obvious, Torquay is right on the Channel, with no less than nine sandy beaches spreading out from the town - almost a record by British standards - and one of the UK's friendliest micro-climates, which allows cabbage palms to flourish.
Torquay is also famous for being the home of Fawlty Towers… But our recommendations for the best places to stay in Torquay promise significantly less chaos. Still popular with coach-loads, Torquay is much smarter than it was in Basil's time, now rivalling Dartmouth for attention from foodies.
Don't forget to plan well ahead it you want to book our pick of the best places to stay in Torquay - it's a very busy spot.
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Torquay (South Devon)
A boutique hotel with the charm of a British pub. The cliff top position makes for stunning views. Chic white washed rooms mix traditional features with modern simplicity. Hearty gastro-pub styled food is served at the restaurant. A glorious spa. An excellent choice for a family holiday.