Good Hotel Guide Review
This delightfully eccentric boutique B&B, a stroll from Torquay’s seafront, has won numerous awards for its singular style and luxurious standards. Run with great warmth by Andy and Julian Banner-Price, it is known for its funky features, state-of-the-art touches and fastidious attention to detail. Bedrooms and suites are strikingly decorated: perhaps a zebra head above an Art Deco-style bedhead, an oversized silver headboard against a sparkly purple wall, or a giant orange gerbera mural and tangerine-accented furniture. All have smart room controls, bathrobes, coffee machines and daily home-made treats, while bathrooms, with power showers – two also with baths – are sleek in grey and white. Relax with a drink from the honesty bar in the Edwardian-style drawing room or on the terrace with its palms and chic furniture. Breakfast is a feast, with home-made granola and smoothies, eggs scrambled with butter and cream, sausage muffins, and the full English with vegan and vegetarian options. Order a tapas-style ‘grazing box’ (48 hours’ notice required) for evenings in or picnics, or Andy and Julian will advise on local restaurants.
25 Avenue Road
all year, except 23 Nov-14 Feb (but open 1-10 Dec).
drawing room, dining room, in-room smart TV, patio, EV charging, parking.
not under 17.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £199. Min. 2-night stay, 3 nights in high season, but check availability.