The 25 is a multiple award winning, adults only boutique B&B based in the beautiful South Devon coastal town of Torquay. Experienced hoteliers Andy and Julian Banner-Price have used their combined vision and flair to transform an elegant, Edwardian seaside villa into a funky boutique retreat with bags of fun, eclectic touches. Guests lucky enough to experience their winning formula can expect cutting edge design fused with the latest in technology, along with excellent attention to detail and great service.
The seaside town of Torquay forms part of what’s known as the English Riviera, thanks to its award-winning beaches, exotic palm trees and micro-climate. It’s said to offer more visitor attractions than any other resort in the UK, so you won’t be short of things to do.
The 25 is a five-minute stroll from the sea and just ten minutes from the town centre. There are some fantastic local restaurants – many serving freshly caught seafood – within walking distance. Andy and Julian are always happy to recommend places to eat and will even book you a table. Public transport is a great way to get around; there are ferries to Paignton and Brixham for just £1, as well as a land train, a steam train, and regular trains and buses every 20 minutes.
Having won multiple awards for the quality of their accommodation, Andy and Julian have overseen a major refurbishment to bring the facilities at The 25 up to their exacting standards. They’ve ensured that this striking period property retains an air of Edwardian grandeur but have still managed to put their stamp on it. Always seeking to improve the guest experience Andy and Julian continue to refine the rooms, introducing new technology and redesigning the interiors to ensure they offer the very best in boutique hospitality to their guests.
In addition to the six bedrooms, there is a separate dining room where guests can enjoy a national award winning breakfast. There is also a lounge area where you can sit and relax after a day of exploring all that Torquay has to offer and enjoy homemade cakes and biscuits.
The 25 does offer plenty of onsite parking but please note that there are 11 steps leading up to the main entrance.
The six double guest bedrooms are jam-packed with the little extras that turn a pleasant break into a truly memorable one. They all share a quirky, modern look punctuated by bold splashes of zingy colours, but they each have their own distinct identity too. We love the flamboyant zebra-print room!
Each room has free, wireless internet access; a refrigerator containing fresh milk; on-demand movies; divine Elemis products; high pressure showers; homemade biscuits; super-comfortable beds; a large selection of teas, coffees (including filter), hot chocolate and cold drinks; a jar of sweets; plush robes and slippers; a hair dryer; an iron and ironing board; a handy box of ‘in case you forgot’ essentials; and a fan or air conditioning.
Because each room differs in size and amenities, in some of the larger rooms you’ll find additional features, including a slipper bath, mood lighting and televisions in the bathroom.
Prices range from £125 to £179 for a double room based on 2 adults sharing. Single occupancy rates are available, please check at the time of booking or call The 25 directly.
The 25 has received multiple awards in recognition of the quality and range of its breakfast offering, including a Visit Britain Breakfast Award and the Great British Breakfast Award. You can enjoy an extensive range of hot and cold options including a fantastic array of cereals, yoghurts and smoothie shots, fruit salad and juices. A selection of hot options to suit all tastes are served with hot drinks, toast and croissants. With many items home-made using locally sourced products, breakfast at The 25 will certainly set you up for the day.
Breakfast is served in the dining room between 08:30 and 09:30am, but a continental breakfast can be provided outside these hours for those with an early start.
You have found a wonderful place to stay and Boutique and Breakfast is committed to giving you a personalised service so that you can find the right room at the right price. Simply fill in our enquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive a response from The 25 tailored to your needs. This will be in the form of either a telephone call or an email.