Planning a visit to Torquay, Devon? You won’t be disappointed. We have long been known as the “English Riviera” and because of this, Torquay is visited by people of all ages from around the world, no matter what time of the year.

Here at the Balmoral, we believe that our location of Meadfoot is the perfect place to spend your summer or winter break.

Situated right next to the award winning Meadfoot beach, with stunning views and clean sea air, you will be in the perfect position to take in the amazing coastal scenery and explore the local area. For example, there are many coastal walking paths situated right outside the hotel, so you can easily go exploring the local sights and sounds.

Best of all, our location is close to Torquay town centre, so you are able to get out and visit the attractions that Torquay has to offer, while enjoying the luxury of basing yourself in a quiet and relaxed location.

What makes Meadfoot so special? In our opinion, it’s the ideal place to simply soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the scenery, and even spend your afternoons in our beautiful garden overlooking Meadfoot beach. Relax, unwind, and and enjoy the hospitality of The Hotel Balmoral .

You can even spend the majority of your time on Meadfoot beach, located right outside the hotel. This is one of the smaller beaches in Torquay, making it more more secluded, so you won’t have to fight with groups of other tourists for a good spot. You might even get the beach all to your yourself!

We are sure that Meadfoot beach will soon be your little secret that you won’t want to share with anyone.

As mentioned earlier, our location of Meadfoot is only a short walk to Torquay town centre, so if you fancy a stroll down the promenade lined with palm trees, or maybe a quick stop to enjoy a couple of drinks beside the illuminated bridge, then all of this is right on your doorstep.

Of course, you can then easily make it back to The Hotel Balmoral in time for a nightcap at our well stocked bar. Service with a smile, and a relaxed and informal atmosphere at any time, night or day.


We are a family run hotel, only 10 minutes away from Torquay town centre, that welcomes many new and returning guests every single year. Guests who enjoy the service from our friendly and welcoming staff, and a warm and cosy atmosphere that feels just like home.

There is a range of rooms to choose from, single, double, and family, and a chance to book a room with breathtaking sea views all year round.

If you want to be close to Torquay town centre, but be just far enough away so you’re not in the thick of the action with noisy traffic, then The Balmoral Hotel is the perfect choice for you and the whole family.


Temporary Closure until 30th April – COVID 19 

In line with government advice about avoiding non-essential travel, and the increased risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, it is with great sadness that we must announce that Balmoral will temporarily close.

The closure will initially be until Thursday 30th April 2020 inclusive. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and take advice from the appropriate authorities, and we will only reopen when it is clear that it is safe to do so. If this means that we have to extend the closure beyond 30th April, we will ensure we update you.

What this means is that we will now have to defer all bookings for anyone who was planning to visit us during this closure period.

Rebook for a future date: We very much look forward to the day when all of this is over and we can welcome you back to the Balmoral – With this in mind, we are looking upon this as a postponement, not a cancellation. We very much hope you will want to postpone your holiday and rearrange it for a later date. You can therefore move your booking to any available date this year, we will retain your deposit to be used against this amended booking. If you elect to move your booking to a date with a different seasonal rate, we will need to charge you the new rate, which may be higher or lower, depending on which season you choose.

If you have booked with a voucher then we can move your booking to another off-peak period – which will now be the Autumn. (October onwards) 

 We appreciate that this will be disappointing news for all those who enjoy staying with us,  We would like to thank you for your patience, understanding and support in these exceptional circumstances .

If you have a another date you would like to transfer your booking to please email us at 

 We will only be taking a limited number of calls during this time. 

Please stay safe everyone and we are looking forward very much to the day, when we can throw open our doors to you all and welcome you back into the warmth and comfort of Balmoral  And when we do, we can assure you that it will be a time to remember