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The Maycliffe Hotel in Torquay
Set within an ambling distance from the Torquay Seafront beach, The Maycliffe Hotel in Torquay proves to be an uncontested accommodation when it comes to exploring different opportunities and embarking on breathtaking adventures lying ahead for you in Torquay, the world-renowned Agatha Christie’s hometown and the setting for many of her best-seller novels.
The Maycliffe Hotel is perched on a charming and calming street with the cheerfully shaggy trees across securing the hotel with the abundance of shade and the sun rays glittering through the leaves fluttering with the seaside breeze and caressing your cheeks.
Known for its quintessential palm trees, and sandy, serene, and shiny beaches, Torquay is located at the very heart of the English Riviera or the commonly-referred-to-as English Channel, making up Torbay together with the adjoining towns of Paignton and Brixam. The seaside resort towns are dotted with numerous beaches, attractions, shops, cafes, and bars stretched out along the water, making an unmatched holiday experience with you staying at the characterful and picturesque The Maycliffe Hotel.
The Maycliffe Hotel in Detail
The three-storey Maycliffe Hotel in Torquay boasts 30 ensuite rooms of various sizes and bedding arrangements to cater for a delightful and cheerful stay for all kinds of travellers. The rooms come as single, deluxe double, and twin. 28 rooms are on the first and second floors, with 2 located on the ground floor for those looking for easier accessibility.
There are 7 free parking spaces on-site, and free street parking is also possible. Free Wi-Fi is also available at this hotel.
Beaches Near The Maycliffe Hotel
Torquay is all about beaches, and what better starting-point than The Maycliffe Hotel to set out your tour of the many beaches nearby? Want to let the gentle waves lap at your feet, the genteel warmth of the sun beat on your face and beam into your eyes? The waves may roar, even crash onto the shore, and rush you a bit back but not for long. You have definitely chosen the right holiday resort! The balmy clean and fresh air is sure to add to your feeling of solace, joy, and gaiety.
The nearest beaches to The Maycliffe Hotel are Torre Abbey Sands and Torquay Seafront, both situated about 10 minutes away on foot. Torre Abbey Sands is probably the most spectacular beach and the main one in town, offering stunning views. There are also other equally amazing beaches stretching along the water, including Oddicombe, Hollicombe, Babbacombe, Paignton, and Meadfoot. To take in the breathtaking beauty of Torquay, you are highly recommended to take a stroll across the palm-lined Princess Pier and gaze into the grandeur of the sea. Built in 1890, the pier is said to be the spot Agatha Christie frequently roller skated with a group of friends.
Attractions Near The Maycliffe Hotel
The mesmerising South Devon town of Torquay is about charming and sparkling beaches, but that’s not all! The coastal town hosts activities and attraction all year round to amuse and surprise all groups of tourists of all tastes. Good news is most of such landmarks and spots are in the vicinity of The Maycliffe Hotel, seemingly secluded but ideally accessible to everything Torquay has to offer.
The 800-hundred-old Torre Abbey Museum and Torquay Museum with Agatha Christie, the Queen of Crime, gallery are located on the east and west of The Maycliffe Hotel, both taking a 5-minute drive or a 20-minute leisurely stroll to reach. Cockington Park, filled with countryside parks, gardens and various events, is a popular destination in Torquay, and merely 10 minutes away. Other must-visit attractions nearby include Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Babbacombe Model Village, Bygones, Prince Theatre, and Little Theatre. And don’t forget to take a refreshing walk along the South West Coast Path to enjoy the view of the swaying palm trees and sweeping sandy beaches.
And finally, if you wish to walk in the footsteps of the best-selling author from Torquay, Agatha Christie Mile is undoubtedly a route you want to walk along as you will get the chance to visit the premier spots, 11 specific locations, linked to Agatha Christie’s life and works in one way or another. The one-mile trail will give you a glimpse into the places this intriguing writer lived and loved, all scattered across the seafront and promenade.
How to Get Around Torquay While Staying in The Maycliffe Hotel
Torquay benefits from a well-connected, comprehensive transportation network, and once you are in the town or neighbouring towns on the English Riviera, you will not need to use your car. Stagecoach South West and Torbay Buses Ltd cover almost the whole area with tickets no more expensive than £5 for travel in and around Torbay. If you wish to take ferry rides between Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham, We Ferry and Western Lady Ferry are popular services operating in the area. While you are in Torbay, you are also recommended to take Dartmouth Steam Trains starting from Paignton and going along the phenomenal coast for seven miles to Goodrington Sands, Churston, Greenway Halt and to Kingswear. The seascapes and landscapes are just spectacular.
The nearest train stations to The Maycliffe Hotel are Torquay and Torre railway stations, around 5 minutes away. The stations are on the Riviera Line and operated by Great Western Railway. GWR offers trains to/from London Paddington station in both directions on an approximately 30-minute basis, with the journey taking about 3 and a half hours.
Exeter International Airport is the closest airport to Torquay. From there, you can get on shuttle buses to Exeter city centre, and take a taxi, bus, or train to arrive in Torquay.
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