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The Palace Hotel

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Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3TG, England
+44 1803 200200
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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412 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was impressed with the food here, it is a cut above the average hotel food, This is a large place and one can meet people from all over in the bar, it is a good quite location, short walk from Babacombe, and Torquay, no hooligans around here and the best fish and chip shop in the u.k. is a... More 

Thank garylomas
kenley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Having read all the amazing reviews we decided that IHG would have to wait as this hotel was only "4 minutes walk to the beach".It wasn't ...shower broken ...upgraded to "better twin?" shower trickle so used the swimpool shower ...breakfast ..rubbish ...lots of maintenance required ...to bring hotel into modern day standards .....time to downsize and specialize in modern hotel... More 

Thank Richard N
Torquay, United Kingdom
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313 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Back again !! Nobody does it better, as the song says. This Sunday an even bigger selection on offer, spoilt for choice,or just try a little of everything?Great value for money

Thank Orbslos
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for a business conference and was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was from the main road. My room was on the 3rd floor that overlooked the manicured gardens,and i have to admit that it had a nice friendly feel to the whole hotel. The staff were friendly and professional and were able to provide answers to my queries.... More 

Thank SamSam1960
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208 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed the wonderful food provided over the new year break - outstanding! Also a special pat on the back for the person who is responsible for the soups and the person who makes the scones ... Both exquisite. Well done brigade you made us very happy

Thank foodlover079
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Fantastic hotel near shops, by pier, near beach Great food, nice bar Rooms fresh and clean Staff friendly

Thank 8lucy39
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Everything was perfect! Great room, wonderful view, helpful staff and marvellous food.very clean, especially for an older type hotel. Large indoor heated pool and an outside pool too.

Thank 1946Trisha
Port Talbot
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Have eaten at the Hotel many times each year of the 30 years I, my wife, family and friends,have had the pleasure of its hospitality. The food standard overall for such a large hotel has been and still is truly on a par with many of the best smaller Michelin recommended ( though not starred ) restaurants and pubs. Eat... More 

Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We came here (family of 4) for Sunday Roasts, having experienced it on Mother's Day earlier in the year. I didn't realise that their roasts are in the form of a carvery which did concern me a little. However, everything was such a delight. The setting is just right- white table clothes, good waiters etc. Such a well cooked Roast.... More 

Thank JohnPerkins
Killarney, Ireland
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The staff, food and atmosphere were just excellent. They catered expertly for a coeliac we had in our party and made sure that they checked with the chef about any questions she had. The meals were good proportions and tasted fantastic.

Thank lindsayr684

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 200200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?