Lincombe Hall Hotel, Torquay, Devon
Offering a romantic break just outside Torquay, this adults-only retreat is equipped with a design-led spa, wellness centre and neutrally-decorated guest rooms to unwind in. Whether you're looking to swim in the sleek 15-metre lap pool, recline with a book on a poolside sun-lounger or take a relaxing dip in the hydrotherapy pool, you're sure to leave feeling well-rested.
Rooms available from £140 per night
Your expert reviewer
Despite its tranquil setting overlooking the sea, it's a mere five-minute walk to the bustling marina and Torquay's boutiques, acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurants and lively bars. You're within easy reach of several pristine blue flag beaches, perfect for making the most of being beside the sea.
There are plenty of local attractions nearby, such as Torre Abbey, the birthplace of Agatha Christie, Babbacombe and Cockington Village.
By car: the hotel is 4 hours from London and 2 hours from Bristol. Paid private parking is available on-site.
By train: London Paddington to Torquay takes 4 hours. The hotel is a 5-minute taxi ride from the station. Book trains to Torquay.
CHARACTER & STYLE
This adults-only hotel has a timeless charm, combining heritage and modern touches. Originally two distinct houses, the addition of a corridor in the 1920s has connected the buildings, resulting in a lovingly-restored period seaside retreat that captures the essence of its former splendour. There's a design-focused spa, spacious dining room, palm-fringed gardens and unparalleled sea views.
There's a gorgeous spa and beautifully-maintained, gently sloping lawns. During the summer months, take pleasure in the heated outdoor pool, providing a refreshing escape. Relax and relish the personalised and attentive service whilst immersing yourself in the ambience of the two open-plan lounges. Alternatively, unwind in the inviting bar area and savour your preferred beverage, allowing yourself to truly soak up the surroundings.
- Swimming pool
- Free Wi-Fi
As well as four room types, the hotel also has two apartments, separate from the main building. All rooms have been newly refurbished in neutral palettes with colour-popping accents, a statement wallpapered wall and many have sea views.
Room types: Classic, Club, Signature, Compact and Apartments
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with Temple Spa toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, LCD TV, tea and coffee facilities
FOOD & DRINK
The fishing port of Brixham is on the doorstep, so expect plenty of fresh fish and seafood, as well as West Country cheeses and locally reared meat. Food is served daily in the Brasserie. Alternatively, guests can indulge in 20-cover exclusive dining with a three-course meal overlooking the terrace and gardens.
The Brasserie: modern British and Asian-inspired cooking, local produce, seafood, sandwiches, afternoon tea. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mains from £13.50
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