Ocean view
Pet friendly
Swimming pool
Free WiFi
24-hour front desk
Key card access
Daily housekeeping

Stay in the heart of Torquay

Decorated in Mediterranean style and built in 1866, this hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the center 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 Center 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' favorite part of Torquay, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

The Imperial Torquay has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 31, 2010
Hotel chain/brand: Brownsword Hotels

Property Highlights

Located in the 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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Closest beaches
  • Beacon Cove Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    550 feet from property
  • Meadfoot Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    2,450 feet from property
  • Torre Abbey Sands Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    3,300 feet from property
  • Corbyn Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    4,650 feet from property
  • Livermead Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    1 miles from property
  • Institute Beach

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

    8.4 Very good beach
    1.4 miles from property
  • Hollicombe Beach

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

    8.5 Very good beach
    1.6 miles from property
  • Oddicombe Beach

    8.4 Very good beach
    1.7 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Are there tea/coffee making facilities?
    Answered on 29 November 2019
  • Why no access to balconies
    Good afternoon, The balconies are now accessible. Kind regards, Alina
    Answered on 13 October 2019
  • Can you have a dog in the disabled room?
    Answered on 20 November 2019
  • Do the rooms have hairdryers
    Answered on 26 January 2020
  • Does a small double room have a seaview
    No. Cosy Double Bedrooms are in-land facing.
    Answered on 12 January 2020
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner

Amenities of The Imperial Torquay
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and charges may apply.
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Concierge
    • Baggage storage
    • Wake-up service
    • Fax/Photocopying
      Additional charge
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    • Room service
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key card access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safe
    • Designated smoking area
    • Smoke-free property
    • Hypoallergenic room available
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Elevator
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    • Bathroom emergency cord
    • Toilet with grab rails
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Upper floors accessible by elevator
    2 swimming pools
    Pool 1 – outdoor
    • Seasonal
    • All ages welcome
    • Heated pool
    • Shallow end
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    Pool 2 – indoor
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Heated pool
    • Shallow end
    • Pool/Beach towels
    • Locker rooms
    • Fitness
    • Full-body massage
    • Hand massage
    • Head massage
    • Foot massage
    • Neck massage
    • Back massage
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Steam room
    • Spa facilities
    • Body treatments
    • Pedicure
    • Manicure
    • Waxing services
    • Facial treatments
    • Beauty services
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    • Spa
      Additional charge
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Sustainability initiatives
    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

    House rules

    The Imperial Torquay takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM


    Until 11:00 AM


    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 17 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

    Crib and extra bed policies

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

    Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no cribs available at this property.

    All extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


    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 nonrefundable, 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 license. 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.

    Sauna is closed from Mon, Jul 06, 2020 until Mon, Aug 31, 2020

    Sauna is closed from Wed, Oct 14, 2020 until Sun, Feb 28, 2021

    FAQs about The Imperial Torquay

    • Check-in at The Imperial Torquay is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

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

    • Room options at The Imperial Torquay include:

      • Double
      • Family
      • Twin
      • Suite

    • The Imperial Torquay has 1 restaurant:

      • Regatta

    • The nearest beach is 650 feet from The Imperial Torquay.

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

    • The prices at The Imperial Torquay may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

      • Spa
      • Fitness center
      • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
      • Sauna
      • Massage
      • Golf course (within 2 miles)
      • Spa facilities
      • Beauty services
      • Foot massage
      • Locker rooms
      • Back massage
      • Pedicure
      • Fitness
      • Swimming pool
      • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
      • Waxing services
      • Hand massage
      • Body treatments
      • Neck massage
      • Facial treatments
      • Head massage
      • Manicure
      • Steam room
      • Full-body massage
      • Spa/Wellness packages

    • The Imperial Torquay is 2,150 feet from the center of Torquay.

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

    • Guests staying at The Imperial Torquay can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

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