The 25 Shortlist*

‘Personable hosts’ Andy and Julian Banner-Price run their award-winning B&B in a zestfully refurbished, ‘meticulously maintained’ Edwardian villa near Torre Abbey. More

Contact details

The 25
25 Avenue Road,
Torquay
Devon
TQ2 5LB.
England
Tel 01803 297517,

Hotel information

Bedrooms

6.

Open

Feb–Oct.

Facilities

Drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room smart TV (movies on demand), patio, parking.

Background music

At breakfast.

Children

Not accepted.

Dogs

Allowed by prior arrangement.

Prices

Per room B&B £99–£159.

Other reviews

VisitEngland Five Star Bed and Breakfast

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Personable hosts’ Andy and Julian Banner-Price run their award-winning B&B in a zestfully refurbished, ‘meticulously maintained’ Edwardian villa near Torre Abbey. ‘The decor is edgy but comfortably short of giddy,’ say guests in 2017. ‘And the amenities, including lavish in-room tea- and coffee-making facilities and daily fresh-baked treats, are commendable.’ Arrive to a welcoming drink and cake in the drawing room, then unpack in one of the modern, remarkably well-equipped bedrooms, each as different as can be. In the morning, fruit smoothie shots kick off breakfast; fruit salad, home-made yogurt and granola, and a choice of hot dishes follow. Walk through gardens towards the seafront, and the shops, restaurants and bars on the main harbour.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Map

The 25
25 Avenue Road,
Torquay
Devon
TQ2 5LB.

Guest comments

'STYLISH, WELL EQUIPPED. JULIAN COULD NOT MORE PROFESSION. THE BEDROOM WAS AMAZING, WITH MOOD LIGHTING, PLENTY OF WARDROBE AND DRAWER SPACE , PROPER AND MANY COAT HANGERS; SHOWER ROOM WITH MOOD LIGHTING AND A MIRROR THAT LIGHTS UP FROM BEHIND AND DOES NOT STEAM UP; A TELEVISION INSIDE THE SHOWER ENCLOSURE. BREAKFAST DOWNSTAIRS IN A WELLLIT AND BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED ROOM; THE MENU HAD ALL ONE COULD ASK FOR . ' - NEIL HAMILTON - October, 2017
'Our third stay, in a different room again. The Watcombe Suite has a lovely sitting room. The bedroom has a super-king-size bed. The bathroom is amazing, with a super hi-tec Mira shower and mood lighting. Andy and Julian are the best of hosts, always there should you need them. They have an excellent knowledge of the local area. The breakfast service is outstanding, from the delicious items on the sideboard to the cooked-to-order hot food. A warm welcome always awaits us. And Patsy the miniature Schnauzer is a delight. ' - Clive Fuller-Hale - June, 2017
'This small B&B offers more amenities than many larger and more prestigious properties we have stayed in. The tea and coffee making kit was lavish and we had fresh baked treats each day. The breakfast menu and buffet were worthy of a five-star hotel. The owners go out of their way to be helpful. The common areas, lounge and dining room are meticulously maintained. ' - PF - May, 2017

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