Grand Hotel

Contact Information

Sea Front, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6NT
Telephone
01803 296677
Check in from 2:58pm until 10:58pm
Check out from 6:58am until 10:58am

Facilities

Parking

Free public parking is possible on site (reservation needed)

Outdoors

Pets

Allowed on request (charges may apply)

Activities

Food & Drink

Restaurant
Children's meals (additional charge)

Internet

Free Wi-Fi in room

Services

Meeting/banqueting facilities (additional charge)

Pool & Wellness

Free indoor pool (all year)
Spa & wellness centre (free)

General

Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel first opened in Torquay in 1881, in response to the Great Western Railway’s expansion into the South West. Its striking Victorian architecture, elegant interiors seafront location and award-winning food has earned it pride of place as Torquay’s landmark hotel for over 130 years. During that time, The Grand has witnessed many historical events and has played its own role over the years. In 1926, it was one of the first hotels in the UK to install central heating, a pioneering venture at the time! During World War Two, the hotel was requisitioned by the Royal Air Force. Behind the wallpaper in the rooms on the fourth floor, there are messages and dates that some of the aircrew scribbled on the walls and the restaurant was used as one large dormitory. The Grand reopened as a hotel in 1946. Corbyn beach, right in front of the hotel was once the site of a late medieval harbour and this maritime tradition has continued with the more recent development of Torquay Marina a 10 minute stroll along the seafront from The Grand, and regular large ships and Royal Navy vessels anchoring further out in the bay. We’ve welcomed many famous guests throughout our history, including the world-renown ‘Queen of Crime’, Agatha Christie and music legends, such as the Rolling Stones. Originally built with just 12 bedrooms, The Grand has been expanded several times to reach its present size of 132 en-suite bedrooms. Keith Richardson purchased the hotel in 2001 and undertook an extensive refurbishment in order to pay homage to its period architecture and Art Deco interiors.

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Rooms
Sea View Double
Sea View Double
Each room is individually styled and offers a sea view, wif-fi, a flat-screen TV, Freeview channels, tea and coffee facilities, en-suite, hairdryer, luxury toiletries, an in-room safe and 24-hour room service
Inland Twin
Inland Twin
Our standard twin rooms have two single beds and everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Each room is individually styled and offers tea and coffee making facilities, an in-room safe, wi-fi, television, hair dryer and 24-hour room service