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This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Decorated in Mediterranean style and built in 1866, this hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Torquay and offers stunning bay views, large bright rooms, swimming pools and a health club.

The Imperial Hotel sits on top of a cliff and overlooks Torquay and the yachts on the water. The beach, Torre Abbey and English Riviera Centre are all within walking distance.

This 4-star hotel offers a gym, spa, sun loungers, sauna and hot tub. Squash and tennis courts are available, and massages and treatments can be booked.

Exquisite cuisine is served in the AA-rosette Regatta restaurant, which also offers fine wines and panoramic views of Torbay. Light snacks are available in the conservatory and Britannia Bar.

Rooms are bright and airy, and have seating areas with armchairs and coffee tables.

This is our guests' favourite part of Torquay, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

The Imperial Torquay has been welcoming guests since 31 Mar 2010.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Torquay, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.1

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Private parking at the hotel

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Deluxe King Room with Sea View
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Standard Twin Room
  • 2 single beds
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Small Double Room
  • 1 double bed
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4 reasons to choose The Imperial Torquay

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Closest beaches
  • Beacon Cove Beach

    Beacon Cove Beach

    7.9 Good beach
    200 yards from property
  • Meadfoot Beach

    Meadfoot Beach

    7.9 Good beach
    800 yards from property
  • Torre Abbey Sands Beach

    Torre Abbey Sands Beach

    8.1 Very good beach
    1,100 yards from property
  • Corbyn Beach

    Corbyn Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    1,550 yards from property
  • Livermead Beach

    Livermead Beach

    7.9 Good beach
    1 miles from property
  • Institute Beach

    Institute Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    1 miles from property
  • Anstey's Cove

    Anstey's Cove

    8.3 Very good beach
    1.4 miles from property
  • Hollicombe Beach

    Hollicombe Beach

    8.1 Very good beach
    1.4 miles from property
  • Preston Sands Beach

    Preston Sands Beach

    8.4 Very good beach
    1.6 miles from property
  • Oddicombe Beach

    Oddicombe Beach

    8.4 Very good beach
    1.7 miles from property
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Meadfoot Beach
    0.3 miles
  • HM Revenue & Customs
    0.9 miles
  • Torquay Library
    1 miles
  • Torquay Magistrates Court
    1 miles
  • Torre Abbey
    1 miles
  • Torquay United FC
    1.4 miles
  • Mount Stuart Hospital
    1.5 miles
  • Torbay Hospital
    2.3 miles
  • Paignton Beach
    2.4 miles
  • Quaywest Waterpark
    3.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Brixham Harbour
    4.4 miles
  • Berry Head
    4.4 miles
  • Newton Abbot Racecourse
    6.6 miles
  • Greenway
    7.7 miles
  • Watermans Arms
    8.1 miles
  • Blackpool Sands
    10.3 miles
  • Slapton Sands
    12.3 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Beacon Cove Beach
    200 yards
  • Meadfoot Beach
    800 yards
  • Torre Abbey Sands Beach
    1,100 yards
  • Corbyn Beach
    1,550 yards
  • Livermead Beach
    1 miles
Closest airports
  • Exeter International Airport
    19.7 miles
How to get to The Imperial Torquay from Exeter International Airport
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1 restaurant on site


    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner

Facilities of The Imperial Torquay
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and charges may be applicable.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
  • Room service
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 - outdoor
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
Pool 2 - indoor
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre Additional charge
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English
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From 15:00 hours


Until 11:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 17 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

3 - 15 years
Extra bed upon request
£20 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.


When booking more than 10 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express The Imperial Torquay accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that there is a smart-casual dress code in the hotel restaurant.

When booking 10 rooms or more, or 10 room nights or more, different policies and rules will apply. (Such as prepayment 14 days prior to arrival and rooms becoming non-refundable, please contact hotel direct for more information)

The pool is sometimes used for swimming lessons (check for times). Guests can still use the pool at these times. Children are welcome to use the swimming pool until 18:00. Indoor pool and gym slots need to be pre-booked and are time limited. The outdoor pool is heated and accessible at the weekends throughout the summer months and is weather dependent.
If guests wish to dine in the restaurant for an evening meal dinner reservations are required. Please note that children aged 5 and over will be charged for breakfast and dinner as taken if they are not on an inclusive package.

Guests will be required to present the payment card used to make the reservation upon check in. Failure to present the original card will result in the deposit payment being refunded back to the original card and a new charge being taken from the card presented at the hotel.

If guest wishes to pay with cash, photo ID is required, either a passport or drivers licence. This must be presented alongside the payment card used to reserve the room.

Dogs are only allowed permitted in certain rooms (sea facing and on the garden level), this is subject to availability and by prior arrangement. You must contact the property if you wish to bring a dog; there is an additional charge if you are bringing a dog. Please note that not all room types can accommodate dogs and that dogs are not permitted in areas where food is served or in any of the leisure/pool areas.

Please note that not all room types have balcony access. Please consult the room descriptions.

FAQs about The Imperial Torquay

  • The prices at The Imperial Torquay may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Imperial Torquay by:

    • Taxi 1h

  • Guests staying at The Imperial Torquay can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • The Imperial Torquay has 1 restaurant:

    • Regatta

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Imperial Torquay (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking

  • Room options at The Imperial Torquay include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Twin
    • Suite

  • The Imperial Torquay is 700 yards from the centre of Torquay.

  • The nearest beach is just 200 yards from The Imperial Torquay.

  • Yes, The Imperial Torquay is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at The Imperial Torquay is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Imperial Torquay on this page.

  • The Imperial Torquay offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Indoor pool
    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Head massage
    • Facial treatments
    • Foot massage
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Full body massage
    • Beauty Services
    • Manicure
    • Waxing services
    • Hand massage
    • Indoor pool (all year)
    • Fitness
    • Pedicure
    • Body treatments
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.