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The Livermead House Hotel

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Sea Front, Torquay TQ2 6QJ England
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The Livermead House Hotel in Torquay is an elegant hotel built in 1820 on the edge of Cockington Valley on Torquay Sea front in The Heart of The English Riviera, Torbay. The Livermead House offers a traditional flavour, Breathtaking Sea Views, and high standards of service and cuisine with an Award Winning Chef. The Livemead House is a Family owned & Managed Hotel on Torquay's waters edge. A Level walk to Town Centre - Free Onsite Parking - Free Wi-Fi Internet access in all public areas
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Greenhouse wrote a review Oct 2021
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Just returned from a break in September 2021. Phil, the coach driver, set the tone for our four night five day break at this hotel when he picked us up at the coach terminal in Bournemouth. Easy going, polite, nothing was a problem but always professional. We found all the staff were very friendly and would do anything to make the stay perfect. Yes the hotel in places was a tad dated but it gave the hotel character. The waiters wore tails (wow) a step back in time - fantastic. Food was very plentiful and to a very high standard. Grounds and location were excellent - especially when the sun shone! When we checked out and pulled away from the hotel the chefs’, reception staff, waitresses and other staff were there to wave us off! A fitting end to a lovely break. Thankyou.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank goodness wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom235 contributions53 helpful votes
Where to start with this hotel… we were booked here by a family member for a family function, so we had no input on the actual decision of staying here. We are a young family with 2 children aged 2 and 5 and we’ve holidayed with them in hotels before, this is by far and wide the least child/family friendly hotel we’ve ever stayed at. As other reviews have mentioned, it’s basically stuck in a time warp. Old carpets, Old furnishings, old chandeliers… everything is dusty and just old and desperately out of date. Our room was a family room at the front of the hotel, fine for sea view except the road is exceptionally noisy day and night. Incredibly hot as well and the huge window didn’t even open, it was impossible to get any kind of air circulation. It was boiling and between the noise and the heat it was impossible to sleep. Also the tiniest double bed I’ve ever seen!! The average age in the hotel must be 75 if not older. Breakfast was served in their stuffy, dark, unventilated restaurant packed to the rafters with elderly people. No social distancing measures, no ventilation, but they insisted on masks being worn in communal areas for some reason. Comical waiters in tails faffing about with silverware. Food that seemed to come out of a 1970s cook book. Having found the stuffiness of the restaurant unbearable (myself and my 5 year old had to step out a few times to get some fresh air), the following morning we asked if we could have breakfast in the garden - Which is actually very pleasant - just to be met by a puzzling response “it’s going to take a lot longer”. All we needed was a tray to take our food to the garden, we didn’t expect to be served there but no - can’t do! Positives were the garden, pool area and the lovely waitress who kindly brought me extra coffee out into the garden while the kids were running around and was really friendly and kind to them. Ultimately don’t come here unless you want a real life fawlty towers experience or if you’re a pensioner on an all-inclusive coach trip.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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simon s wrote a review Sep 2021
Huntingdon, United Kingdom20 contributions43 helpful votes
We made a late booking and arrived about 8.45pm. The two men at reception were very friendly and welcoming. We had a bar meal which was delicious. The barman was very friendly and the bar area was very comfortable. Our room was lovely with a sea view. We had a good nights sleep. Breakfast was delicious. All the staff that we met were very nice. We would love to return for a longer stay. We would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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John917 wrote a review Sep 2021
Purley, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
I had actually stayed in this hotel previously when I was young and with my parents. That was in 1979 if i remember correctly. Nothing at all has changed since then, the hotel looks exactly the same as I remember it which is not really a recommendation considering it's over 40 years ago unless you have a particular desire to travel back to the 1970s. It's full of ancient chandelier lights, old fashioned carpets and curtains. The good points are the gardens are nice and well kept, the outdoor pool is also fine if there is nice weather and the initial welcome at reception was good. The room was small and not particularly nice and very outdated. We only ate breakfast there but it was as disorganized as Faulty towers with the staff spending ages trying to work out which table people should sit at from their 'floor plan' (there was no shortage of spare tables !) and one family was actually told to move tables after they had been sat in one place which apparently was not the right table. The restaurant staff are comically overdressed both in the morning and especially in the evening which we saw as we were going out, it really hasn't moved with the times at all. The average age of the guests when we visited must have been 80+, and I'm guessing it's owner is in the same age range from the style of interior decoration. When I visited 40 years ago it was full of youngish familys, but there is nobody like that now. The hotel is pleasant and the staff are friendly but it's hopelessly outdated. It could be so much better if it was modernized.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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ThomasSheffield wrote a review Aug 2021
Sheffield16 contributions8 helpful votes
We stopped at this hotel to have lunch at their restaurant during our last visit in Torquay. That was an impulsive decision because of the lovely views of their garden area on a sunny day. Hotel is located right at the sea front. However, our visit felt very unique and strange at the same time because the entire place seems to be stuck in a time warp. If you ever wondered how it would be if you could travel back in time as a holiday maker in the 1930s, then simply pay a visit. Nothing has changed since then. I would actually pay an entry fee to view the Livermead House Hotel because of its historic value. Average age of diners and residents was probably over their 70s too (nothing against pensioners). Staff was very friendly (but totally unprofessional) and you could see the head waiter wearing a tailcoat, bow tie and vest, which was great (probably not for him as it was a very hot day). It took ages to manage to order but food was brought to our table quickly after that. Food was honest and tasted OK but presentation was very dated. Even plates and cutlery were at least 30-40 years old. The outdoor seating consisted of nasty old plastic chairs and tables that should have been in a skip ages ago. Hotel and restaurant cry for a full refurbishment. We actually had a very enjoyable time hence four stars. If based on food and service alone, rating would be probably lower. We may return, but for drinks only or to try their afternoon tea.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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US$89 - US$213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandDevonEnglish RivieraTorquay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
67
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Livermead House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Livermead House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Torre Abbey Leisure Park (1.1 km), Torre Abbey (0.8 km), and Jungle Journey Adventure Golf (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Livermead House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Livermead House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Livermead House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Livermead House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Blue Walnut Cafe Bar & Cinema, Las Iguanas, and The Singing Kettle Tea Room & Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Livermead House Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Livermead House Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Livermead House Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Livermead House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Livermead House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Torre Abbey (0.8 km), Greenway (7.2 km), and Oldway Mansion (1.9 km).