Redcliffe Hotel

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Redcliffe Hotel

There can be very few hotels in England to match the location of the Redcliffe Hotel. This really is a hotel on the seafront and, more precisely, on the beach!

Situated on a promontory dividing the two sandy beaches of Paignton and Preston, the Redcliffe boasts a 400 metre water frontage, at sea level, in the very centre of the outstandingly beautiful Torbay, otherwise known as 'The English Riviera'.

Sea views, from elegant Torquay on one side to the quaint fishing port of Brixham on the other, can be enjoyed from all public rooms, many of the bedrooms and from our large sun terrace.

The building itself is totally unique. It was built as a private residence in 1856 by Colonel Robert Smith who served with the Royal Bengal Engineers and styled his home with a distinct Indian theme. 'Redcliffe Towers' was converted into a hotel in 1904 and original features still abound, creating an atmosphere of luxury and elegance from a past era.

Privately owned and managed by the Twigger family since 1979, the Redcliffe does, however, now offer every modern facility to ensure an enjoyable stay, whether for business or pleasure, short break or family summer holiday. A tropical indoor pool with sauna, steam room and spa pool offers complete relaxation and a large outdoor pool and sunbathing area are perfect to make the most of the summer sunshine.

The Redcliffe prides itself on the level of service provided and this is the major factor behind the number of repeat bookings. Many of the staff have long service at the Hotel and carry out their duties in a pleasant, professional and efficient way.


Dining in the hotel's Restaurant has been likened to dining aboard a luxury liner, but without any of its discomforts. And far from looking out and seeing just water, the Redcliffe enjoys views around the entire coastline of Tor bay, with its red cliffs and many assorted landmarks. The Redcliffe has established a reputation for excellent cuisine and service complemented by a comprehensive wine cellar.

A wide selection of lunch-time meals are available daily, served in our comfortable Lounge Bar or on our large sun terrace overlooking the sea


All bedrooms are en-suite with Freeview LCD TV's, tea-making facilities, hairdryers and direct dial telephones. There are a number of inter-connecting rooms, ideal for families. Free Private car parking for 100 cars is available in the hotel's spacious grounds.

LEISURE at the Redcliffe

There is a wide range of facilities on offer at the Redcliffe. Our luxurious indoor leisure complex offers a swimming pool, spacious Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and solarium. A well equipped mini- gym is available for the more energetic.

In summer the Redcliffe becomes the ideal family holiday hotel. A large heated outdoor pool, putting green, play area and direct access to the beach through an underground passage keep the children occupied during the day


We have three rooms licensed for Civil Ceremonies - all of which enjoy superb views over the Bay.

THE ISADORA DUNCAN SUITE is situated on the Ground Floor with three bay windows facing the sea and is suitable for up to 100 guests for a ceremony. This room is available throughout the year except for mid-July to mid-August when the alternative is:

THE DICK FRANCIS SUITE, an elegant room on the first floor with marble fireplaces, a decorated domed ceiling and again with sea views. 

THE REDCLIFFE BALLROOM is situated on the ground floor and enjoys panoramic views of the Bay on one side and our attractive gardens on the other. Suitable for up to 150 guests, this room can only be used when our Paris Singer Restaurant is available for the Wedding Breakfast.

Wedding Breakfast

For numbers under 50 this will usually be held in the Isadora Duncan Suite and for 50 to 110 guests the venue will be the Redcliffe Ballroom. Subject to availability we may be also able to offer the Paris Singer Restaurant where we can cater for up to 150 guests. 

Evening Functions

Larger numbers can be catered for in the evening - these being up to 180 in the Ballroom and 80 in the Isadora Duncan Suite, where a dance-floor can be laid. A buffet will be served and entertainment can be provided by the Hotel, or you may provide your own if preferred.


The Redcliffe Hotel is a superb venue for any type of sporting or social group. The proximity to the beach and harbour make it an ideal venue for water sports such as Wind or Kite Surfing, Sailing or Canoeing, whilst our meeting rooms can provide a venue for Bridge or Chess holidays.

The location of the Redcliffe makes it an ideal centre for ramblers and walkers. There are superb coastal walks around the Bay and from Brixham to Dartmouth and Torquay to Teignmouth. In addition, Dartmoor is only a 30 minute drive away with its stunning scenery and of course the famous Dartmoor ponies.

Bowls groups are particularly welcome and Torbay has some wonderful Bowls Clubs in beautiful locations. Should you wish, we would be very pleased to organise matches for you, or supply details of the Club Secretaries.


Flexibility and versatility are the keys to organising a successful business function and this is exactly what you will find at the Redcliffe Hotel.

Whether it be an executive meeting for five or a conference for 150 we can accommodate it. Whether it be a finger buffet for 20 or a banquet for 200 we can cater for it.

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  Marine Drive
Tel: 01803 526 397
  Fax: 01803 528 030
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