"We had a great time. Everyone really friendly and helpful. Excellent 10/10."
Steve & Karen, Shropshire

"Wonderful! So nice to stay somewhere where such attention has been paid to the comfort of the guest. Beautiful décor and fantastic breakfast. Will be back. Thank you."
Sarah, Jon & Louis, Bristol

"Wunderschöne Gastfreundschaft und Zimmer ist auch ausgezeichnet. Danke!"
S & V Koehler, Plymouth

"Super room, amazing breakfast. When we come back to Torquay, we know where we'll be staying again! Thank you."
Teresa & Clint

"Superb value for money. Totally exceeded expectations. Thanks very much."
Matt Mills

"Excellent all round! Back soon."
Joe & Angie

"Thank you! for a perfect mix of French & American excellence and genuine kindness."
Valerie Cameron-Forrester, Somerset

"An amazing room with a lovely warm welcome plus a delicious breakfast. Will be recommending to everyone!"
Sylvie-Anne Taylor

"Everything was just perfect. Thank You."
Mr. & Mrs. King

"Wonderful décor & artwork, hospitality second to none and food a speciality! Love the fruit plate."
David & Gerry Court

"Absolutely excellent; cannot fault anything. Breakfasts are the best and the rooms immaculate. We will be recommending to family and friends!"
Griffiths & Lane

"Had a fantastic stay. The hospitality was second to none. Very clean and great location. Thanks Terri & Bernard - we'll definitely recommend!"
V. Mehta & V. Mistry

"Wonderful hotel, fantastic stay. The service is outstanding. Those little extra touches make this place really special."
Katie & Matt, Southampton

"A Torquay gem! Lovely rooms and atmosphere. Great cooking!"
Lynne & Paul Riches, Sutton

"Lovely room and people. Chic & stylish. Excellent break away. Thank you."
Joel, Gayle, Willow & Tillie, London

"The best hotel ever! seriously! Excellent food, excellent rooms, excellent decor. Excellent welcome and most important & friendly and excellent service. Outstanding and first class!!"
David & Danny, Blackpool

"We very much enjoyed the comfort, the superb décor and the warm hospitality. Merci beaucoup!"
Kate & Chris Sawell

"Wonderful break, delicious food, excellent hospitality. We'll be back."
Sandra & Gerard

"Wow! Makes Mayfair look simple. Thanks for a great stay! will be staying with you again!"
Sue Bernardé, Stoke-on-Trent

"Excellent! Everything was superb. We stayed for a weeks holiday fantastic."
Anne, Tim & Robert, Hampshire

"First class - 10/10"
Jim & Helen, Glasgow

"Lovely hotel - friendly, welcoming and terrific extra touches!"
Will & Jacinta Kiernan, Bristol

"By far the best Guest House we have ever stayed in. Loved the décor. Will certainly be back. Thank you!"
Peter & Una, Southampton

"The perfect stay!! Highly recommend to all. Best breakfast & lovely hosts. Thank you!"
Joanne Cherlesworth, West Midlands

"Fantastic stay. Room spotless and gorgeously decorated. Didnt want for anything. Breakfast perfect. Thanks very much."
Karen, Ollie & Cass

"Second time staying with Terri & Bernard. So welcoming, comfortable and friendly. Ten out of ten all round."
Anna Marriner, Northumberland

"Wow! What a gem of a hotel!! Everything superb!"
Neil & Tracey, Alice & Samuel Preece

"Fantastiese kuiertjïe! Alles was perfek. Baie dankie vir n lekker naweek!"
Wihan & Sheila Neethling, Plymouth

"An excellent short stay. The room and welcome have been excellent. We will definitely recommend to others and come back."
David & Carla Haslam

"Beautiful attention to detail, stylish touches. American efficiency fused with French chic!"
The Earles Family, Bromsgrove

"Fantastic stay & wonderful breakfast - best place to stay in Torquay!"
Dean & Julie

"Excellent stay, rooms lovely and breakfast perfect. Terri & Bernard very friendly and helpful. Many thanks."
Chris & Pete Bellamy, Lincolnshire

"Absolutely excellent stay! Room was superb, breakfast to die for! Will definitely return. Thank you!"
Gemma & Steve, Stafford

"What a wonderful find!! Excellent breakfast, a magnificent view out of the window, and lovely homely atmosphere. Superb."
Cathy, Martin, Karen & Bethany

"Fantastic hosts, amazing place - really couldn't ask for anything more! 5 stars"
The Grants

"Amazing food, superb service, very welcoming and attentive to our requests. Thank you very much!"
Nav & Mandy

"Great hospitality and wonderful breakfast. Thank You!"
Ann & Des Smith

"Brilliant stay. Everything about the hotel is first class. Thank you very much."
Allan & Claire

"Gorgeous rooms, brilliant service, a really enjoyable stay. Will definitely recommend to family and friends."
Rhys, Lynn & Scott Heath, Swansea

"Absolutely top drawer! 5 star quality at 3star prices. Our suite was superb!"
John & Rita Maghull, Liverpool

"Another fantastic stay, thank you so much. There is no better hotel anywhere!"
The Short family

"Lovely warm welcome, superb accommodation, and excellent breakfast."
Lyn & Clive, Bristol

"Fantastic hotel! Great food and very welcoming. Will definitely come back. Big Thanks."
Karen & Colin, Lincolnshire

"Third time at Ascot House - every time I fall in love a little more with Torquay and Ascot House. Thank you!"
Myfanwy & Ceri

"First class. Room excellent and tastefully decorated. Food superb and very, very warm welcome."
Jeff Reynolds & Jackie Simms

"We have stayed in hotels all over and this has been our favourite, with lovely service, amazing rooms and tasty food, we will recommend to all!"
Grace & Russell Carpentes

"A gem of a hotel! Lovely, comfortable stay. The Suite is pure luxury, best bathroom ever. Hope to be back soon. Many thanks."
Kirsten, Steve, Freya & Fraser MacPherson

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Eating out options in Torquay has been very nicely expanding over the past few years so  visitors have some really nice options and variety on offer.  While the fine-dining establishments like  Number 7, and The Elephant speak for themselves, for diners wanting a more casual and/or less pricey yet high-quality meal, we can highly recommend the following:

Walking Distance:

Gemelli's Italian Restaurant

A 5 minute walk down the hill and around the corner, Gemelli's is a small family-run Italian restaurant that we highly recommend - as do many of our guests!

Website: www.gemellirestaurant.co.uk/



On The Rocks

This small and wonderful independent restaurant is less than 10 minutes on foot down to the sea front.  Offering meat, fish, and vegetarian options of locally sourced ingredients, there's plenty of delicious choices.  Sitting out on the patio when weather pemits, one has great views out over the bay.

Website:  www.ontherocks-torquay.co.uk/



Le Bistrot Pierre

In the new building next to On The Rocks, Pierre Bistrot offers beautiful views over the bay and the delicious food make this place one of our favourites!  Although a chain and now just over a year old, Le Bistrot Pierre feels unique and well established.  We've been several times now and have thoroughly enjoyed it on each occasion.  See their website for details about the special 'Wine and Dine' evenings or the 'Soiree Gastronomique'.   Booking is usually required.

Website: lebistrotpierre.co.uk


Bombay Express

Just a couple of minutes away on Belgrave Rd is this Indian restaurant that we always really enjoy - eating in or take-away.

Website: www.bombayexpresstorquay.com/


One World Cafe

Set in the beautiful gardens by Torre Abbey, The Riveria Centre and the crazy golfcourse is this lovely independent cafe and bistro that serves delicious food and has a great outdoor patio.

Website:  www.oneworldcafe.org.uk


The Blue Walnut is a great cafe that hosts a variety of events, including live music.  It's a small, fully licensed cafe  that hosts predominantly blues and folk bands.  It can only seat approximately 35 people, so we advise that you book in advance! (15 minute walk to Chelston area of Torquay).

Website: www.bluewalnuttorquay.co.uk


Ephesus:  A Greek and Turkish restaurant in Torwood St (just up from the Marina).  It took us a while to make it here because it was always fully booked when we tried to just walk in on whim.  Now we know why - the service is excellent, the food delicious, and the atmosphere 'smart/casual' with a tasteful and subtle Eastern Mediterranean feel.

Website:  www.ephesustorquay.co.uk/

Further Afield:

Coombe Cellars

A traditional pub and restaurant in Combeinteignhead (just outside of Newton Abbot, approx 7 miles from us) Coombe Cellars sits on the South bank of the Teign estuary.  Great food and an amazing view - definitely worth the drive.

Website: www.thecoombecellars.co.uk/


The Crab Shack, Teignmouth

Another great location on the Teign estuary, this small restaurant has its own fishing boats and offers some of the best seafood in the area.  Small but very popular, booking is required but worth the effort.



Treasure Trails around Torquay and beyond

Treasure Trails around Torquay and beyond

If you are looking for a fun and exciting way to explore, a Treasure Trail is a fantastic activity to do in Devon to help you see the sights. There are 48 Trails which encompass the huge variety that makes up Devon’s fascinating landscape, including:

• Torquay, Cockington and Paignton on the English Riviera, and...

• its stunning Jurassic Coast
• the legendary Dartmoor National Park
• tranquil rivers and estuaries like the River Dart and Dartmouth
• vibrant market towns like Totnes
• historic cities of Plymouth and Exeter
• glorious sandy beaches


Why not stay at our Kalkan (Turkey) villa?

Why not stay at our Kalkan (Turkey) villa?

Stay at the Ascot House Hotel for 2 nights or more, and receive a minimum of 10% off the advertised rates of ‘Villa Manzara’ – a luxurious 4 bedroom holiday villa in Kalkan, Turkey, which we own (so peace of mind for you - you know us!).  For more information, please visit @ http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/turkey/tk1832.htm  or www.manzara-kalkan.com.

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