The Purple Tree Guest House

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Terrace/patio
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Premium bedding, memory-foam beds, individually furnished
Premium bedding, memory-foam beds, individually furnished

Overview of The Purple Tree Guest House

The Purple Tree Guest House

3.0 star property
Victorian B&B in Torquay with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.6/10 Exceptional

16 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
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20 Newton Road, Torquay, England, TQ2 5BZ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Arcade/games room
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Babbacombe Beach - 11 min drive
  • Dartmoor National Park - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 35 min drive
  • Torre Station - 4 min walk
  • Paignton Station - 7 min drive
  • Torquay Station - 16 min walk

About this property

The Purple Tree Guest House

3-star bed & breakfast near a train station
A terrace, a garden and an arcade/games room are just a few of the amenities provided at The Purple Tree Guest House. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. The on-site restaurant, Purple Tree Bar, features international cuisine. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a library and laundry facilities.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool with sunloungers
  • Free self-parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), a billiards/pool table and outdoor furniture
  • Smoke-free property, luggage storage and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast
Room features
All guest rooms at The Purple Tree Guest House boast comforts, such as premium bedding, in addition to
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and portable fans
  • Showers, free toiletries and hairdryers
  • 32-inch Smart TVs with Netflix, streaming services and satellite channels

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Hourly fees apply to late arrivals. No check-ins are accepted after 10 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Free off-site parking within 20 ft
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1850
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Hot tub

Accessibility

  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch Smart TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory-foam mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features

Dining

Purple Tree Bar – This bar specialises in international cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 for adults and GBP 5.00 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from June 01 to October 31

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Richwood Hotel Torquay
Richwood Hotel
Richwood Torquay
Richwood Guesthouse Torquay
The Richwood Torquay, Devon
The Richwood Torquay Devon
Richwood House Torquay
Richwood House
The Purple Tree Torquay
The Richwood Torquay
The Purple Tree Guest House Torquay
The Purple Tree Guest House Bed & breakfast
The Purple Tree Guest House Bed & breakfast Torquay

Frequently asked questions

Does The Purple Tree Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Purple Tree Guest House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Purple Tree Guest House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Purple Tree Guest House?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at The Purple Tree Guest House?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Purple Tree Guest House?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Purple Tree Guest House?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Purple Tree Guest House and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and hiking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Relax in the hot tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a seasonal outdoor pool and an arcade. The Purple Tree Guest House also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Purple Tree Guest House?
Yes, Purple Tree Bar offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Geno's Cafe (3-min walk), Cobleys (6-min walk) and The Noble Tree (6-min walk).
What's the area around The Purple Tree Guest House like?
The Purple Tree Guest House is a short 4-minute walk from Torre Station and 12 minutes' walk from Riviera International Conference Centre.

Overall score and ratings

9.6

Exceptional

9.2/10

Cleanliness

9.3/10

Staff & service

9.0/10

Amenities

8.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

10.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

We Recently Stayed at The Purple Tree Guest House with our Golden Retriever Colin and had a great stay. We Found Ian and Debs very friendly and helpful
Stephen, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A really great holiday and everything was just great. Such a lovely friendly atmosphere and we will definitely be back.
Breakfast enjoyed by all. 😊
The pool was just fantastic and made it for our daughter as she loved it. 😁
Rachael, 3-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Scott, 7-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The owners were really helpful to everything I requested with a smiling face.
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Swimming pool and jacuzzi, friendless of staff. Location was good and offsite parking
Steve, 2-night romance trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

Kieran, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

My daughter and I stayed for a few nightsfrom 5 August 2019. The room at the back of the building was delightful. Comfortably furnished with a lovely bathroom. Spectacular view out across Torquay. The owners made us very welcome and gave us some good tips on places to visit. We're hoping to be back this August with my daughter's 2 children.... Lockdown permitting.
Nicky, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Can't fault it, great loction, clean ,amazing breakfast. Wil be coming back
Michal, 3-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Bernadette, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Trevor, 4-night trip
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