If you think of Fawlty Towers when you think of Torquay then think again!
Funky design meets cutting-edge technology in this adults only boutique B&B which has held the “Best in the World” title bestowed by TripAdvisor in their Travellers’ Choice Awards for two years in a row.
Where else would you find “Frank” the zebra in citrus yellow sunglasses? Or how about the rainbow mannequin light in reception? This is the true meaning of boutique – offering something a little different on a small scale with impeccable customer service.
The 25 Boutique B&B is multi-award winning, and it’s easy to see why their exacting standards have won so many fans. The attention to detail is evident everywhere.
The 25 offers six individually styled luxurious bedrooms to relax in, each with a fabulous en-suite. Some rooms have their own lounge, others have baths, one has a dressing room, all have air conditioning. They are all very different so exploring the bedrooms on their own website before booking is advised where you’ll find plenty of photos of the bedrooms and bathrooms, along with several videos and full descriptions of the rooms to help you make your choice.
You’ll be greeted warmly, with a complimentary welcome drink, served with Andy’s famous chocolate brownies and receive great service throughout your stay. You’ll also appreciate lots of little touches you just don’t get elsewhere and it’s these little things that are most often commented on by regular guests. Every aspect has been thought about and planned to make your trip to this B&B in Torquay special.
Offering enough free onsite parking for all six rooms, you’ll find the beach only a ten minute flat walk away via the grounds of Torre Abbey, the closest tourist attraction. Many restaurants are in walking distance with hosts Andy and Julian able to point you in the direction of the best restaurants in Torquay to suit any taste or budget.
Fast Wi-fi, fluffy dressing gowns, Nespresso coffee makers, fresh milk, free movies on demand, Elemis toiletries, air conditioning, iPads, high pressure showers, homemade biscuits, and super comfortable beds all come as standard at The 25.
In some rooms you’ll also find extras like a slipper bath, mood lighting, super-king beds, Amazon Echo and bathroom TVs.
It’s easy to get about without a car. The train station is a handy eight minute walk, which means you can arrive by train, or use it to get to various towns like Dawlish, Exeter, Plymouth and Newton Abbot. There’s even a couple of stream trains to go on too. Torquay harbour offers a number of regular ferries to neighbouring ports such as Brixham (famous for its fresh fish), Paignton (with its pier and long sandy beach) and Dartmouth (a pretty harbour town). There’s also a good bus service and a land train.
Travelling South from the M5, pick up signs for Torquay leaving on the A38. Then take the A380 (this becomes the new South Devon Highway after the flyover and may not be on your satnav yet). Take the left hand turn off the dual carriageway towards Torquay. Follow the signs to Torquay via the traffic lights. At the fork in the road, (Torre railway station on your right) carry straight on at the traffic lights down Avenue Road which is signposted "Seafront". The 25 can be found on the left just after the next set of traffic lights. We have a car park at the front of the building.
25 Avenue Road, Torquay, Devon. TQ2 5LB
Location type: Town
Mobile phone receptionFree wifiCentral heatingNon-smoking establishmentOn-site parking
En suiteBathShowerTVCentral heatingGarden patioLinenTowelsHairdryerIronTea & coffeeFridge
|Torre Abbey||0.5 miles|
|Cockington Craft Village||1.0 miles|
|Kents Cavern||2.0 miles|
|Babbacombe Cliff Railway||2.0 miles|
|On the Rocks||0.8 miles|
|Number 7 Fish Bistro||1.3 miles|
|The Elephant (Michelin Star)||1.3 miles|
|Bombay Express||0.5 miles|
|Various local / convenience||0.5 miles|
|Town Centre / High Street shops||1.0 miles|