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    The Richardson Group

    Richardson Hotels is the perfect choice when looking for accommodation for your group or tour. With 4 hotels in our collection, situated in the most stunning locations on the South Devon and Cornwall coasts. Offering striking period architecture, breathtaking views and award-winning dining. Our Groups and Tours operator has a great wealth of experience to offer. Ensuring that whatever your needs we have something that will be well suited for you.

    The Abbey Sands Hotel Torquay Devon 3*

    Located in the heart of the English Riviera, The Abbey Sands Hotel is perfectly situated to explore Torquay’s beautiful coastline, stunning beaches and local attractions. Our on-site leisure facilities include a heated indoor and outdoor pool as well as a Gymnasium and Jacuzzi. For those wishing to unwind, we have beautiful gardens and a 2 AA rosette award-winning restaurant, The Abbey Sands Hotel Torquay Devon.

    We offer a wide range of solutions to suit your needs. With conference suites and banqueting rooms ideal for meetings, events and Family Occasions or reunion.

    Function Rooms

    • The Roslyn Suite offers a practical solution for those looking to host meetings for up to 50 people or would suit interview setups. With banquet seating to one side, it also offers an ideal solution for small breakout groups.
    • The Ballroom Suite has a capacity for up to 150 people. It is an attractive room with French doors opening out on to a wonderful Victorian stone staircase which leads down to lawned gardens, making the layout perfect for those wanting an exhibition or a team building event. It is a light, airy, spacious room and offers flexibility when deciding on style and format.
    • The Garden Lounge is suitable for smaller meetings or as a breakout room.

    Local Area

    A stone’s throw from the main beach in Torquay it is also ideally located a few minutes walk away from the English Riviera International Conference Centre. Which can host up to 1500 delegates and boasts a 1750 square metre exhibition hall.  The Riviera centre plays host to many national events including The national skittles championships, The Rotary International District Conference and the Open University Awards ceremony to name a few. The centre also plays host to Balls, Galas and festivals.

    The Torquay bowling green is also only a stone’s throw away, home to the Kings Bowling club. The bowling greens at Paignton and Babbacombe are just a short drive away.

    Torquay and Churston golf clubs are close by and offer excellent facilities to guests as well as members. In addition, Torquay Tennis club is situated just across the road from the Hotel.

    The Torquay Athletic Rugby Club is also close to the hotel, with the local football club Torquay United football club within easy driving distance.

    Late availability

    2018 Low season tours from just £55
    2018 High season tours from just £75

    Prices are per person, per night and include a 3 course dinner, bed & full English breakfast, and full use of the leisure facilities.

    Please call Verity Markey on 01803 206022 for all dates and more information or email:

    Alternatively take a look at our Sister Hotel The Grand Hotel Groups and Tours Page