The best B&B in the world – twice!
Funky design meets cutting-edge technology in this multi-award winning adults only boutique B&B. If Torquay brings ‘Fawlty Towers’ to mind it’s time to think again.
The 25 offers five individually styled luxurious bedrooms to relax in, each with a fabulous en-suite. All rooms feature fast Wi-fi, fluffy dressing gowns, Nespresso coffee makers, fresh milk, free movies on demand, Elemis toiletries, iPads, air-conditioning, high pressure showers, homemade biscuits, and super comfortable beds, while some rooms have extras like a slipper bath, mood lighting, super-king beds and bathroom TVs. All rooms are smart controlled – Alexa’s there to help with mood lighting, TV settings and the air conditioning – and have little personal touches you don’t find elsewhere.
The award-winning breakfasts are all cooked to order; special diets can be catered – though advance notice is preferred to ensure the best results – and late arrivals can book a grazing box (with 48 hours warning) if they wish to eat in. Ingredients are invariably local: The 25 even have a page profiling their suppliers.
The 25 doesn’t take children or pets so it’s a relaxing place to stay. Guests are greeted warmly with Andy’s famous brownies served with drinks on the sheltered sun terrace or stylish drawing room.
Torquay does have some steeper areas but at The 25 most of them can be avoided. At the 25 there’s ample parking, the town, beach and harbour are all within walking distance and there are plenty of taxis.
The 25 B&B suggests:
Book direct for the best rates. The 25 will match any offer that might be found elsewhere.
- Electric Vehicle Charger
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Bird Watching
- Local Park
- Museums & Galleries
- National Park
- Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
- Places of Historical Interest
- Train Station
- Water Activities
- Wild Swimming
PricingPrice per room, per night, based on two sharing including breakfast £169 - £249 depending on room/season First night payable as a deposit, balance on departure.
LocationThe 25 is a short level walk through Torre Abbey gardens to Torquay's seafront and restaurants, and within easy walking distance of the train station, bus stops, ferries and attractions. With a direct rail service to Paddington and plentiful taxis this is a great place to stay without a car, but drivers will find ample off-street parking and an EV charger.
Reviews"This was my second visit to Andy and Julian’s amazing B&B and it was just as fantastic if not more so than the last time I was here. Everything is just perfect and we could not fault a thing. From the little touches in your room such as the delicious cakes and cookies, to the high end toiletries, the delicious breakfasts and all the attention to detail, we really couldn’t have stayed anywhere better for our weekend away. Andy and Julian are perfect hosts and truly deserve all the accolades and awards they have been given. Amazing!!" Sara H, May 2022
AccreditationsMany. Include being in the top 10 B&Bs in the UK on TripAdvisor six years in a row including no 1 in the world two years in a row, The AA's Unique B&B of the Year and Visit England's Best B&B in England. 5 star gold rated by The AA and a breakfast award. They've had to build a special page to list their awards.
Andy and Julian Banner-Price
- Bio : Your hosts here are Andy and Julian Banner-Price. For seven years they ran a successful country house hotel in North Wales - winning numerous awards - but they moved to the South Coast to breathe new life into the traditional B&B concept on the English Riviera and settled on this detached Georgian mansion in Torquay. After extensive renovations they opened in 2015 as The 25 Boutique B&B - and have been gathering awards ever since.