For old world grandeur and traditional British charm, the Grand has been Torquay’s landmark hotel for over 130 years, overlooking one of the finest bays. This elegant Victorian hotel offers 132 individually styled bedrooms, The Grand Spa, AA rosette Restaurant 1881 and is also surrounded by 22 miles of spectacular Devon coastline.
You will be greeted with a luxurious lounge area to relax and unwind, in the winter months open fires crackle, equally during the heat of the summer the patio doors are opened. Allowing the fresh sea air to welcome you.
At The Grand we have a range of beautifully appointed bedrooms and suites. Many with stunning sea views over Torbay and beyond. As a 4 star hotel, all our rooms are equipped with the essentials for a luxury stay whether you are visiting on business or pleasure.
We offer valet parking at the Grand, with parking in our hotel garage. Additional on-street parking is available directly outside the hotel and also across the road at Torquay train station. In addition their is also parking available nearby at Torquay rugby club. All parking is free for guests and on a first come first served basis.
We welcome well-behaved dogs and charge £15 per dog per night. Please inform our reservations team, at the time of making your booking, if you are bringing your dog/dogs. We have allocated ‘dog-friendly’ rooms. Please note dogs are not permitted in the formal dining area.
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, fantastic seafront location and also 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. 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. The restaurant was used as one large dormitory, each crewman was given a pillow and blanket, and requested to find his own bed. 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. 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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