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    The Abbey Sands Hotel

    Located in the heart of the English Riviera, the hotel is perfectly situated to explore Torquay’s beautiful coastline, stunning beaches and local attractions. Our on-site leisure facilities include heated indoor and outdoor pool for those wishing to unwind.

    Most of all, our experienced team pride themselves on offering our guests the warmest welcome and an exceptional service. The hotel is subject ongoing restoration, therefore a number of our bedrooms have been renovated.

    The 3 star Abbey Sands Hotel offers our guests all the comforts of home and is dog and child-friendly.


    The Abbey Sands Hotel originally started life as two Victorian Villas, The Glefinnan and The Roslin Hall. Due to the expansion of the Great Western Railway and the turn of the century tourist boom in Torquay, they began trading as hotels around 110 years ago. Eventually, they were then joined together to create The Roslin Hall Hotel.

    The building has striking Victorian architecture and many of the bedrooms still retain their elegant Victorian proportions and features as does the ground floor hallway.

    The Hotel was brought into the Richardson Group in the Autumn of 2012, it was in a poor state of repair so the Richardson group has invested in substantial renovation works. Including remodelling of the bar, restaurant, lounge, ballroom and kitchen, with bedrooms all also being renovated on a rolling schedule.


    Rooms are available from 3pm on the day of arrival.  Check out is 11am. In addition, we can offer late checkouts, which can be booked no later than 1pm with £25 charge.

    Due to the Victorian architecture of the hotel the property is not fully accessible for wheelchair users. As a result, no lifts or ramps can be installed. Please note that there are steps up to all public areas and all hotel rooms.

    We also have leisure facilities such as a heated indoor & outdoor swimming pool for you to relax and unwind. Wi-Fi is available in all the public areas.

    We welcome well-behaved dogs and charge £15 per dog per night. Please inform our reservations team, at the time of making your booking, if you are bringing your dog/dogs because we have allocated ‘dog-friendly’ rooms. Please note dogs are not permitted in the formal dining area but are given access to the communal areas such as the bar/brasserie.

    Onsite Parking

    Onsite parking is available. However, we do have limited spaces.

    Nearby Carparks – 

    Riviera International Conference Centre
    Chestnut Avenue, Torquay TQ2 5LZ
    Situated a 2 mins walk from the hotel

    Abbey Park
    Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HZ
    28 spaces.
    Situated a 2 mins walk from the hotel

    Shedden Hill
    Shedden Hill, TQ2 5TY
    258 spaces.
    Situated a 5 minute walk from the hotel


    The Richardson experience

    We have a passion for great British hotels.  All of our properties have stunning period architecture and individually appointed bedrooms. While all our award-winning restaurants use the best locally sourced produce crafted by a team of expert chefs. We are committed to providing excellent service and the best possible experience to all of our guests.  At Richardson Hotels, our team is a family and we look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends.

    Keith Richardson.