Abbey Sands Hotel

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On the beach
Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Indoor pool, outdoor pool

Overview of Abbey Sands Hotel

Abbey Sands Hotel

3.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
Belgrave Road, Torquay, England, TQ2 5HG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTorre Abbey Sands2 min walk
  • Popular LocationPrincess Theatre6 min walk
  • Popular LocationTorquay Museum18 min walk
  • AirportExeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.)37 min drive

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About this area


Abbey Sands Hotel is located in Torquay City Centre, a neighbourhood in Torquay, and is near a train station and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Paignton Beach and Babbacombe Beach, while Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens and Paignton Zoo are popular local attractions. Travelling with kids? Consider Paignton Pier, or check out an event or a game at Plainmoor Stadium. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and waterskiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with skydiving and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Torre Abbey Sands - 2 min walk
  • Princess Theatre - 6 min walk
  • Riviera International Conference Centre - 6 min walk
  • Torquay Museum - 18 min walk
  • Meadfoot Beach - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Torquay Station - 9 min walk
  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 37 min drive


  • One World Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Bull & Bush - 8 min walk
  • Ocean Drive - 8 min walk
  • Cobleys - 9 min walk
  • Bombay Express - 9 min walk

About this property

Abbey Sands Hotel

3-star hotel on the beach, near Riviera International Conference Centre
Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a spa tub and a fitness centre. All rooms are individually decorated and offer 24-hour room service and hairdryers. Flat-screen TVs, electric kettles and safes are among the other amenities available to guests.
Abbey Sands Hotel offers 46 accommodations with a safe and a hairdryer. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.
An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Uncovered self parking on site (GBP 10 per day)
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Business services

  • Conference space
  • A meeting room


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 per pet, per night
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 25.0 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Uncovered self-parking fee: GBP 10 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 15.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 161 out of 477 reviews
5 - Excellent 34%
Rating 4 - Good. 191 out of 477 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 74 out of 477 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 32 out of 477 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 19 out of 477 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The staff were really friendly and super friendly. There are obviously updates taking place in the hotel which were really needed and are making great improvements. The main priblem we had was the size of our bed which was definitely not big enough. We are convinced it wasnt a doubke but a 3/4 bed. We were late checking in and only there for one night,if we had been staying any longer we would have insisted on changing room as we had a very uncomfortable night. It was a shame as room was clean and ok apart from this and missing any bedside lamps. One ither comment is we noticed the music constantly playing in the lounge was 3 songs on repeat,of which kept using the words sh*t and fuc**ing which isnt appropriate in a family hotel. If we had had children with us we would have complained.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Had fantastic stay at hotel the accommodation the staff breakfast 100 persent thank you
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Happy with stay
Had a very good stay, clean and tidy. The only thing was the hairdryer wasnt so good, it was too hot and you had to hold a button to keep it working and satchet coffee wasnt to my taste, but these are just minor, the rest made up for it, the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hotel, old school
Fab hotel, amazing staff throughout and service was second to none. Building it tired but it’s clear that but by bit it is being done up. It’s very clean, smells lovely and super comfy beds. Breakfast was good, hot and plenty to go round. Only criticism is that the mis matched furniture in the bedrooms let’s it down. The bedding was lovely? The bathroom on our room 307 was immaculate. And plenty of tea and coffee in the room.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021