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This property is 8 minutes walk from the beach. In a quiet area, 5 minutes’ walk from Torquay Railway Station and close to the beach and the town centre, Kelvin House offers 4-star AA Silver Award guest accommodation and free private parking.

Built in the 1880s, the Kelvin House is an elegant and attractive Victorian-style house, situated on a lovely tree-lined road, within easy walking distance of the seafront, the Riviera centre and the main town centre.

Fully licensed, the Kelvin House has 7 tastefully decorated en suite rooms, all with hairdryers, clock radios, tea/coffee making facilities and TVs with Freeview digital channels.

A freshly cooked full English breakfast or a lighter continental breakfast is included in the price. The attractive dining room overlooks a lovely patio, where you can enjoy breakfast in sunny weather.

The Kelvin House is family run and your hosts, Carl and Sharon, take great pride in offering a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome.

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

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Kelvin House has been welcoming guests since 28 Mar 2009.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Torquay, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free parking available on-site


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4 reasons to choose Kelvin House

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

    8.1 Very good beach
    700 yards from property
  • Corbyn Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    800 yards from property
  • Livermead Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    1,200 yards from property
  • Institute Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    1,550 yards from property
  • Beacon Cove Beach

    7.9 Good beach
    1 miles from property
  • Hollicombe Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Preston Sands Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    1.4 miles from property
  • Meadfoot Beach

    7.9 Good beach
    1.6 miles from property
  • Oddicombe Beach

    8.4 Very good beach
    1.6 miles from property
  • Anstey's Cove

    8.3 Very good beach
    1.8 miles from property
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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Torre Abbey Sands Beach
    700 yards
  • Corbyn Beach
    800 yards
  • Livermead Beach
    1,200 yards
  • Institute Beach
    1,550 yards
  • Beacon Cove Beach
    1 miles
Closest airports
  • Exeter International Airport
    19.3 miles
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Facilities of Kelvin House
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
Media & Technology
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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House rules Kelvin House takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 23:00


09:30 - 10:30


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 are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Kelvin House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that full payment is taken upon arrival.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply. Learn more.

FAQs about Kelvin House

  • Room options at Kelvin House include:

    • Double
    • Twin

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

  • The nearest beach is just 700 yards from Kelvin House.

  • Kelvin House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at Kelvin House is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

    • Kelvin House is 0.8 miles from the centre of Torquay.