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Meadfoot Sea Road, Torquay TQ1 2LQ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 87 hotels in Torquay
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The Marstan Hotel is an elegant mid-Victorian Villa peacefully located along Meadfoot Sea Road in a conservation area. The harbour and town are approximately ten minutes walk with the blue flag awarded Meadfoot Beach and its stunning views being less than five minutes on foot. An extensive refurbishment program saw The Marstan achieve a five-star guesthouse rating in 2007. In keeping with the period of the building, the hotel is traditionally furnished with antiques complemented with modern amenities such as contemporary bathrooms, flat screen televisions, wifi and ipod docking stations. The Marstan is the only five star guesthouse in Torquay to benefit from a combination of an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and a licensed bar. The owners and staff endeavor to provide an attentive and personal service without being intrusive, with the aim of creating a luxury boutique hotel ambiance.
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Helen G wrote a review Oct 2020
Portishead, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a lovely night here, very comfortable charming room, spacious and luxurious. Very warm welcome, brilliant parking right outside, clean and very nicely presented property. Didn’t hear any other guests or traffic very peaceful, didn’t use the pool or hot tub due to the weather conditions but looked lovely. Morning breakfast was faultless with very warm and attentive staff. Would definitely go again. Definitely would recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
trouserpie wrote a review Aug 2020
12 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Where to start with what was a lovely week in the sun staying at The Marstan with the lovely family Nick,Jackie,Pipa and Winter the 🐈 We were made to feel so welcome in this beautiful 5 Star Guest House With add ons with the Hot 🔥 Tub and Swimming Pool and might i say a well stocked bar 🍸 which again was a bonus. (Some cracking whiskeys) The breakfast was all fresh and cooked perfectly and Jackie,Pipa and team looked after all our complicated requests to which nothing was a problem. As fantastic as the week at the Marstan was we all agreed it was like hanging round with friends in a very beautiful Guest house. Also in the current pandemic all covid guidelines adhered to making us all feeling safe. The location was perfect in a quiet place 10 minutes walk from the Marina. Also you can rely on Pipa to give you A full tourist information lowdown with a smile at breakfast if required. If we required any additional items they were more than happy to meet our demands. To finish off lovely family fantastic guest house equals 1 brill holiday at the Marstan well done Jackie,Nick and Pipa missing the hot tub and double hennesy already DOH All the Best the Cardwells
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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MichaelaR92 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom28 contributions5 helpful votes
When arriving you are made to feel very welcome. We stayed in the 4 poster bedroom which had a nice view of the pool and hot tub and you could also see the sea in the distance. Location was a 10-minute walk from town. Breakfast was delicious, high-quality food and great service from all. We had a drink in the bar and sat chatting to other guests which was lovely. The bed was super comfy. Would recommend this property.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Essex_Advisor wrote a review Sep 2020
Braintree, United Kingdom19 contributions22 helpful votes
Stayed one night here at end of September, while touring the West Country. this is a lovely hotel, with very welcoming proprietors. The breakfast is very good, room well equipped and decorated, and the small bar is very homely, and a place to have a good chat while enjoying decent wine! Great value too!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Alistewart_12 wrote a review Sep 2020
Church Stretton, United Kingdom20 contributions13 helpful votes
Had two nights at the Marston, our first visit but not our last. Beautiful house, with all Covid processes in place without being oppressive. Really friendly hosts and a good choice of breakfast options. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Budget price but high quality room
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USD 91 - USD 156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Marstan
Which popular attractions are close to The Marstan?
Nearby attractions include Torquay Harbour (Inner Dock) (0.9 km), Meadfoot Beach (0.3 km), and Hole in the wall pub Torquay (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Marstan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Marstan?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Marstan?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Marstan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Vienna Restaurant, The Waddling Duck Bistro, and Lighthouse Cafe and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Marstan?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Marstan?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Torre Abbey (2.0 km), Oldway Mansion (3.8 km), and English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark (0.9 km).