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Melba House Hotel - B&B
62 Bampfylde Rd, TQ2 5AY Torquay Show map
One of the best-located bed and breakfast hotels in Torquay, Melba House is just a short stroll away from the seafront and only 200 metres from the conference centre.
This traditional English bed and breakfast hotel has a quintessentially English location, overlooking the surrounding tranquil parkland and the nearby cricket pitch. Fully refurbished in the last 12 months, all of the charming en suite accommodation is well appointed and comfortable and all of the rooms have a flat-screen LCD TV.
Melba House has a quiet, peaceful atmosphere, and is the ideal place to relax and unwind, whether you are enjoying a seaside holiday in Torquay or visiting the area on business. The town centre, train station, seafront and conference centre are just a short, level walk away.
The residence boasts its own private car park and secure Wi-Fi wireless internet access is available throughout the building.
When would you like to stay?
- Non-smoking Rooms
- Baggage Storage
Wireless Internet Hotspot is available in all areas and charges apply.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
These are general hotel policies for . As they may vary per room type; please also check the room conditions.
14:00 - 21:00 hours
10:00 - 10:30 hours
Children and extra beds
Children older than 12 years are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted credit cards
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.
This quality bed and breakfast overlooks a local cricket pitch and at the end of a long day exploring the area or a hard day’s work, you can relax and watch the cricket from the sunny terrace.
Melba House prides itself on its high levels of hospitality and doing everything possible to make your stay as enjoyable as it can be.
Situated in a quiet tree-lined avenue not far from the seafront, the hotel has a peaceful relaxing location, despite being close to the beach and the town. The harbour is 15 minutes’ walk away and the town’s Princess Theatre is also within easy reach. The nearest restaurant is Ocean Drive, which is just 175 metres from the hotel and which enjoys a very good reputation. Melba House is also very conveniently situated for the conference centre, which is only 200 yards away.
The friendly, helpful owners and staff can recommend some great days out and some other excellent places to eat.
Food & beverage
In the morning, you can awake to the aroma of a scrumptious freshly cooked English breakfast, made using locally sourced produce wherever possible. Whatever you have planned, the generous and tasty breakfast is a great way to start your day. Breakfast is cooked to order and includes local Devon bacon and sausages, hash browns, mushrooms and eggs cooked according to your preference. You can also enjoy locally smoked kippers, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, omelettes (plain, mushroom, and cheese), followed by tea or fresh coffee served in cafetières. Freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice, organic muesli, cornflakes, bran flakes, grapefruit, prunes and apricots are also available. Breakfast is available from 08:30 to 09:30 and earlier breakfasts are available on request.
The attractive dining room reflects the Victorian elegance of the hotel and has wonderful views out over the hotel’s parkland surroundings.
The hotel has 2 superior double rooms, 3 double rooms, and one single room. All rooms have been recently refurbished and feature beds with pocket-sprung mattresses to ensure a good night's rest. All of the rooms are comfortable and charming, featuring quality furnishings, new carpets and attractive fabrics. Each room has an LCD flat-screen television with Freeview digital channels. The hospitality trays include biscuits, wine glasses, a corkscrew and, in the superior rooms, mineral water and crisps.
The sparkling, fully tiled en suite shower rooms are fitted with heated towel rails, quality chrome fittings, soft fluffy towels and a range of toiletries for guests’ use.
Torquay is a great place to unwind, relax and get away from it all. The mild climate and stunning scenery have made it a popular resort since Victorian times and it is easy to see why. Its elegant white villas and famous 7 hills provide the backdrop to popular modern facilities such as the Riviera Centre and a busy shopping mall.
Torquay's waterfront is the focus of life in the town; here, you'll find the palm lined promenade, a lively harbour and an international marina. There is a wide range of cosmopolitan restaurants and plenty of specialist local seafood eateries unique to the area.
Nearby is the charming village of Cockington, where you can wander around the thatched cottages, enjoy a cream tea, and stroll through acres of woodland, or maybe enjoy a drink at the Drum Inn.
Paignton, with its sandy beaches and busy shopping centre, is a lively resort only 3 miles (5 km) from Torquay. A little further around Torbay, you come to the historic port of Brixham with its busy fishing fleet. Dartmoor, the largest wilderness in southern England is less than an hour's drive away, and the cities of Plymouth and Exeter are also both less than an hour away.
Of course, if you prefer something a little more active, there are sports of all kinds available nearby, including sea angling, walking, golf and bowls.
There are also plenty of local attractions in the surrounding area and lots to see and do. With Melba House as a comfortable, relaxing base, you can visit Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe model village, Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, Kents Cavern and the Riviera Centre, Torquay's indoor beach with its giant flume and a wave machine.
By Car (from Newton Abbot):
- Continue straight on towards Torquay.
- At the last set of traffic lights, which fork into Newton Road and Avenue Road by Torre railway station (you will also see Halfords store in front of you), take the right-hand lane into Avenue Road (following the signs for the seafront and the harbour).
- Carry on through the next set of traffic lights and Bampfylde Road is the next turning on the left.
Please note that this property cannot accommodate hen and stag parties.
Melba House does not accept payment by American Express card.