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Berkshire
Reviewed 23 March 2015

We returned for our fifth visit to the Marstan Hotel and yet again we received another warm welcome from the fabulous proprietors. The Hotel is immaculately presented and absolutely deserves every one of its five stars. From the beautifully presented bedrooms with comfy beds , to the elegant lounge and dining room, where the most amazing breakfasts are served, this...

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Ian1970, Owner at The Marstan, responded to this review

Dear Lizguf Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. We are delighted that we were able to meet your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Ian Krender (Proprietor)

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Stayed here for New Year and on arrival we were greeted by Craig who was a delight, we had booked the premier suite and we were not disappointed,the room was a good size clean and comfortable with some beautiful furniture, we had a great nights sleep which is unusual for me as I don't sleep well in strange beds.the room...

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Ian1970, Owner at The Marstan, responded to this review

Dear Dean h Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. We are delighted that we were able to meet your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Ian Krender (Proprietor)

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Had a brilliant time in Torbay last summer and The Marstan made it so much better! The front of house, Craig, was so lovely and friendly. He had a wealth of knowledge on the best restaurants and beaches etc. And was so hospitable. The service recieved was so professional yet warm and friendly. I have to say that the Full...

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Reviewed 6 January 2015

Had a lovely brilliant few days staying at The Marston Hotel, arriving 30th Dec to 3rd Jan 2015. Staying in Room 6 - Four Poster Bed, lovely comfortable bed and spacious room and bathroom suite. Very clean and rooms cleaned every day. Quiet room overlooking the pool and hot tub. The breakfast food was excellent loved the mushroom omelette and...

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Sweden
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Me and my husband spent 2 nights at the Marstan between Christmas and New Years. It was a lovely B&B and I would like to come back again in the summer time. The service was good, room really large with a nice decor. The hotel was very clean and service was just right. The hotel is situated on a hill...

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wales
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Just come back from a three night stay at the Marstan for New Year. We were warmly welcomed by craig who offered us hot drinks and carried our luggage which I thought was really nice and welcoming. The building is lovely and very clean. The decor aims to provide a lavish feel to the place and the bar and dining...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2014

A lovely hotel, beautifully decorated and presented, with spotless, atttractive and comfortable rooms. Having arrived rather later than expected and after dark, we were warmly welcomed by Craig who ushered us into a stunning reception room, rustled up a pot of tea and chatted away about the locality and our trip. Later we took advantage of the cosy and comfortable...

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England
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely stay here for the weekend. Ian and Craig very good hosts and Craig was very welcoming when we arrived. Location good, 10 min walk into town (steep hill not good for high heels) :-) Unfortunately never got to use hot tub or piano but both looked lovely! Breakfast was superb. Best scrambled eggs I've had in a...

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2014

We stayed here on a trip to Cornwall for a couple of night and had a most enjoyable stay. Craig made us very welcome with tea, maps and I formation on the local area. The hotel is an easy walk to the beach and the town but far enough away to be quiet. 100 percent recommended.

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Scotland
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Friendly, easy-going owners, comfortable bedrooms, delicious breakfast, incredibly posh public areas, ample off-street parking.....the facilities could not be bettered. It is a fair wee walk from the centre though, which is ok at the start of the evening when you are heading downhill all the way, but coming back up the distance seems to double after a meal and a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Marstan Hotel is an elegant mid-Victorian Villa peacefully located along Meadfoot Sea Road in a conservation area. The harbour and town are approximately ten minutes walk with the blue flag awarded Meadfoot Beach and its stunning views being less than five minutes on foot. An extensive refurbishment program saw The Marstan achieve a five-star guesthouse rating in 2007. In keeping with the period of the building, the hotel is traditionally furnished with antiques complemented with modern amenities such as contemporary bathrooms, flat screen televisions, wifi and ipod docking stations. The Marstan is the only five star guesthouse in Torquay to benefit from a combination of an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and a licensed bar. The owners and staff endeavor to provide an attentive and personal service without being intrusive, with the aim of creating a luxury boutique hotel ambiance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Marstan

Address: Meadfoot Sea Road, Torquay TQ1 2LQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: $150 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marstan 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
The Marstan Hotel Torquay
Marstan Hotel Torquay
Marstan Boutique Hotel Torquay
The Marstan Torquay, Devon
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#3 Family Hotel in Torquay
#3 Business Hotel in Torquay
#4 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
#7 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
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