Ratings based on 102 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom SUSSEX

CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE

Posted 10-Mar-2015
Pros: ALL FINE
Cons: WE HAD A STANDARD ROOM, BIT CRAMPED AND MAY GO DELUXE IF WE RETURN
CONVENIENT LOCATION NOT TOO FAR FROM MARINA AND GOOD CHOICE OF RESTAURANTS NEAR BY.. DECOR A BIT OTT FOR US AND MUST BE A NIGHTMARE TO CLEAN - BUT IT WAS VERY CLEAN. EXCELLENT CHOICE OF BREAKFAST AND WELL PRESENTED. NICE TOUCH WAS CAKE AND FRUIT AVAILABLE AFTERNOON ONWARDS.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Markfrom Knaresborough

Great location, nice rooms and good service

Posted 24-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
A short break before Christmas and the hotel deserves its good reputation - we tried to find three things we could improve and struggled.......at a push we would say that the plumbing could be upgraded (low water pressure, but the bathroom was really nice), wifi was free but a bit feeble, anything would really be nit picking! Overall a really nice, slightly old fashioned place in a good location, closer to the town centre than some of the big hotels in between the Old Vienna and the Shack
Comment from Hotel Management
07-Mar-2015 by Adam, Hotel Management
Thanks for the great comments and score. We have had a look at the wifi issue and added a booster which appears to have sorted the issue. Being an old building, the hot water pressure can vary depending upon use but since all the showers are fed by the extremely powerful cold water supply it tends to mean that the only inconvenience is that the baths in the suites take a little longer to fill. We don't accept we are old fashioned as our rooms are bang up to date; we have chosen a more classic style. Obviously taste is deeply personal but our pictures on the site will help guests decide if it's their cup of tea.....
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Michaelfrom Mid Sussex

Happy to recommend the Somerville...

Posted 19-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
One night stay when visiting family in local area. Host very helpful, room very comfortable,and breakfast choice excellent.Would definitely use again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Lancashire

Outstanding!!

Posted 16-Dec-2014
Pros: comfort, breakfast, attention to detail
Cons: nothing
My wife and I booked a junior suite here for a couple of nights and were very impressed. My occupation means that I stay in a lot of hotels of all standards around the UK, most of which do not deserve the star rating they get - especially the 4 and 5 star ones. The attention to detail was the best my wife and I have ever seen in a hotel of any star rating. It is very tastefully decorated and furnished, the bed was very comfortable (memory foam) and the whole place was absolutely spotless. There were some very thoughtful touches like free fresh fruit and various cakes in the corridor together with a fridge with small jugs of fresh milk for tea/coffee. For a very reasonable 9 quid there was a full or light English breakfast on offer as well as a huge variety of fruit and cereals - I couldn't think of any obvious additions which could be made. The hosts Adam & Grant made us feel very welcome and seemed genuinely nice people, not forgetting their 2 lovely Dachshunds Hector & Oscar who were allowed to trot around the ground floor after the breakfast session had finished. One of the best things we found in our room was the most comprehensive guide to the hotel, surrounding area and pubs and restaurants we have ever seen - anywhere. It even included some amusing negative reviews of some eating places; it was beautifully thought out and presented and was typical of the care and attention to detail we experienced during our stay. Thanks chaps - we'll definitely be back!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Paulfrom Stratford upon Avon

Fabulous Hotel

Posted 03-Nov-2014 on Hotels.com
Fabulous Hotel with sumptuous and beautifully decorated room. The attention to detail is incredible with every need being considered to ensure our stay was perfect. The breakfast was the best selection and quality we have had anywhere and all the staff were very helpful and friendly. Their hotel and Torquay guide book in the room was very informative and humorously written with honest reviews of local restaurants. We would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Excellent b&b quality

Posted 01-Nov-2014
Our host was friendly and very hospitable Nothing was too much trouble and the attention to detail was incredible We loved it
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller

sommerville

Posted 27-Oct-2014 on Hotels.com
always very pleasent. Both the owners are lovely and the breakfast is excellent
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Wales

Fabulous Hotel. 5 min walk from Front

Posted 12-Oct-2014
Pros: Everything
Location: Everything Nearby,, Shopping, buses ,Trip booking, Boat Trips Places to eat
Wonderful Welcome, Fabulous Breakfast , Lovely Rooms with lots of nice touches , Pleasant helpful staff . Will be back for more
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

A great place to stay

Posted 09-Oct-2014 on Hotels.com
Fantastic
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by Lisa Bfrom Lytham St.Annes

Lovely accommodation with great service

Posted 08-Oct-2014 on Hotels.com
The owners were very considerate and attentive. Cannot fault anything. The breakfast was exceptional with friendly, polite staff. My stay in Torquay was business related, however, I would definitely return to the Somerville for a holiday!