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Best Western Livermead Cliff Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

wonderful hotel, great food, beautiful views. staff excellent, only thing for me was the bed was far too soft for my liking, personal preference though and no reflection on the hotel. Room was good, shame i was at the front of the hotel with lots of traffic noise

My wife and I had a bar meal today Wednesday 24/5. What a disappointment. We both had the special which was Cod & Chips with peas and tartar sauce. The chips were mostly hard and the fish was barely cooked. The batter was stodgy. The chips had a large number of eyes in them. Had we have been asked during the meal if all was ok we would have told them no - but after the meal had been brought to us we saw no staff member. Poor service, lack of care and poor cooking standards. We were in Torquay for the day whilst on holiday in Brixham. As our local Best Western is excellent we thought we would be able to rely on the standard in Torquay. How wrong are we! Needless to say we will not be returning during this holiday or any other. Once bitten twice shy!!

If you want luxury, this hotel is not for you. But we found this hotel quite adequate with a good breakfast. We ate in the bar each evening and the only complaint was too many chips. The location was excellent , right on the seafront and only a short walk from the railway station. Buses pass the hotel for the town centre, Painton and Brixham.

Stayed at this hotel for three nights. The room size was not too bad but the bed was small & far too soft, dipped in the middle, the bedding however was clean & satisfactory. The bathroom looked quite new, but felt like a sauna, no way of adjusting the heat. It had a tiny sink to wash in & we could not fill the kettle up........had to fill the cups with water first, then transfer to the kettle. The Dining room staff were very welcoming & attentive, no complaints about the food as it was very good. The dining room itself could do with a bit of updating, get rid of the carpets, heavy flowery curtains & tablecloths would be quite an improvement. There is a bus stop over the road from the hotel & the buses run every 20 minutes. We purchase a £5 daily ticket, which you can hop on & off the bus, visiting different places during the day. If you walk to the harbour it could take you about 30 minutes, depending how fit you are.

Took my 96 year old father in a wheelchair for Sunday Lunch. The team could not have been more helpful or supportive. The young lady running the restaurant was superb and the waiters she had working were doing their very best to ensure everyone received the best service. The food was awesome, compliments to the chef. Although 96 my father had cream of fennel soup with brown bread roll and butter, roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and vegetables with extra gravy and ice cream as well as a glass on pinot noir. Staff were attentive throughout.Great atmosphere, very comfortable seats. Could not get better.

April 28/29/30/31 stayed at the Livermead Cliff Hotel for a Rock and Roll week end with Bristol Begbrook Rock and Roll club. I do a lot of these week ends all over the country and this was one of the best. Very nice clean and tidy single room. Good bathroom and shower, nice bed. Bit of a problem with the lift as it is an old antiquated building and may be a problem for the old and infirm, it is very small and tight, with an awkward double door to open, which have to be held while negotiating your case(s) and I found it quite a problem and I am in good condition fit and strong. The staff are very good and the service and food is excellent and plenty of it. One minor detail is that there is no tea or coffee with the evening dinner, don't know why and the wine is pricey. I was charged £20.50 for an ordinary bottle of wine which would cost about £3/5 in a supermarket, most places charge about 12/15£ for same and a friend was charged £4 for a bottle of water delivered to her room. I know my wine! There is a problem with seagulls on the roof quacking all night and early in the morning, but I sleep well so not too much of a problem for me. I'm sure they could good get rid of them if they tried, though, I know they do where I live. That including the overpriced drinks is why only 3points. Having said that, I would go again as it is a yearly event and several couples told me they have been going there for years. So that says plenty about the place. There is also a large car park and a lovely walk along the seafront into the town, bus stops right outside which claimed to run every ten minutes and they actually did. All in all a very good May bank holiday week end. Bed, breakfast and evening meal £200.00, plus live bands every night, good deal.

We have stayed here several times, and have to say, the staff are excellent. What is not so good, however, is the visible deterioration in the fittings and decoration of the hotel. When we stayed here in March, we specifically asked for a 5' bed but were given a standard 4'6" double in the eaves of the hotel, with hardly room to turn around. This should not be marketed as a double room, and the 'view to the sea' was there, but you had to bend down to see it from under the eaves. This was sad, as the staff are doing their best, but there appears to be no evidence of money being spent on the hotel itself, and this is beginning to bring the hotel down. Basically, its starting to look tired, which is a disappointment, and will eventually have an impact on the business. I have put some photos on with this review to show what I mean as far as decoration. We also had a humorous yet disturbing note with one of the fire doors which opens on the left with a notice saying 'Push to the right'!! see photo. On the positive side, the food is very good, as is the service, and we had no complaints at all in this area.

But if you want a drink be prepared to pay very high prices, £4.30 for a pint of beer, £7.00 for a glass of wine, and you would not believe £3.85 for a pint of lime and soda. The hotel is very good, clean and a little dated, resturant excellent with good menu and service.

Just stopped for a few days ,staff very friendly ,room very comfortable ,but sadly let down by the food served !! We ordered from the bar menu my wife had an unappetising chicken ceaser salad, and I had a beef burger, had a job to cut it let alone chew it First morning breakfasts was good, second morning everything was cold ,

The food was excellent, especially fish and chips. The cheesey chips were good. The service was excellent. The hotel was clean and tidy and nothing was too much effort. All the staff went above and beyond.

Torbay Road, Sea Front Torquay England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

Located in English Riviera within a short walk of Torre Abbey Sands, Best Western Livermead Cliff Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of Torre Abbey. This 64-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. Riviera International Conference Centre and Princess Theatre are also close to this Torquay hotel.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 64 rooms feature coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Livermead Cliff Hotel enjoy features like 2 outdoor pools, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Free parking is included with your stay. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace and a garden.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 665 reviews