The 25 Boutique B&B

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Breakfast included
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Winner of Best B&B in the World on TripAdvisor 2019 and 2020, this B&B is not to be missed! The 25 Boutique B&B effortlessly fuses cutting-edge design and the latest technology, making a funky and unique place to stay, yet maintaining good old-fashioned service.

What makes a stay at The 25 Boutique B&B unique?

The 25 Boutique B&B is unlike any other. Andy & Julian have really thought about every single aspect of guests' stay and made sure their experience is as good as it possibly can be. From the complimentary welcome drink, served with Andy's famous chocolate brownies, to the thoughful touches in the bedrooms, nothing is left to chance. Then there's the decor - funky but tasteful, unique but not over the top.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The 25 Boutique B&B?

The 25 has five very different and individual rooms which vary greatly in size, style and decor. All come with luxury as standard, with the likes of Elemis toiletries, Nespresso coffee makers, fridges with complimentary water and fresh milk, a wide range of drinks, and Andy's daily homemade treats. Rooms also have air conditioning, two have baths, two have a separate lounge and one has a dressing room.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Torquay area?

The seafront, bars and restaurants are a pleasant ten minute walk via the grounds of Torre Abbey (the closest tourist attraction). The main harbour area and Torquay town centre are a twenty minute walk, but taxis are plentiful. There's really no need for a car in Torquay. You can arrive by train, with the station less than a ten minute walk away, and with trains, buses, a land train and ferries, you can get pretty much anywhere quite easily. Torquay and the surrounding area of the English Riviera has more things to do than any other UK resort.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

When guests book, they will be sent a list of Andy & Julian's favourite places to eat in the area. Torquay has everything to suit all tastes, from independently owned bistros selling locally caught fish, to a Michelin-starred restaurant, and village pubs to busy bars and clubs. Many are within walking distance and it's easy to catch a taxi. It is always advisable to book tables for dinner ahead of time, as the best places can get booked up, particularly at weekends or in summer.

Other Information

The 25 has won numerous awards - TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Award, placing them as THE best B&B in the world (out of nearly a million) two years running! Unique B&B of the Year 2018 - The AA. Best B&B in England 2020 - Visit England Awards for Excellence.


Based on 7 reviews

Definitely The Best Bed & Breakfast In The World I cannot think that even the most demanding of clients could find fault here. Every need and then some is catered for in the luxurious suites - we had the Watcombe - good sized bedroom with super king size bed, luggage rack, ironing board and iron, comfy bathrobes and slippers, Elemis products including pillow spray and lip balm, Echo Alexa voice controls. Large bathroom with walk in shower and tv. Beautiful soft and fluffy towels that dry you quickly, assortment of extras. The lounge was a separate room, which we weren't expecting, with sofa, table and chairs, Nespresso machine, iPad and Echo Alexa, fridge that was restocked daily with fresh milk and bottled still and sparkling water, daily baked treats from Andy, who would be a dead cert as GBBO winner, dressing table with hairdryer and straighteners and a box of items in case you'd forgotten, such as shaving and dental supplies. The breakfast - no wonder this has won awards year after year. Beautifully set out sideboard with cereals, gorgeous fresh fruit, juices, Andy's homemade granola and an assortment of toppings such as my favourite- a mix of coconut flakes, sultanas and nuts. There is a wide choice of hot breakfasts and vegetarians and vegans are easily catered for. This is the first time I've had perfectly cooked baked tomatoes. Andy and Julian are delightful and nothing was too much trouble - the welcome drinks with technically perfect brownie and the little bag for the journey home with a bottle of water, packet of baked crisps and fresh baked biscuits were lovely touches. Would stay here every weekend if it wasn't for the long journey! Cannot recommend high enough. Truly exceptional. Very many thanks to Andy and Julian (and Patsy the dog!).


great b&b we stayed in the elberry room, the bedroom was clean and the decor was stylish, everything you would need in a room, with on suite which was also very clean, you couldnt fault it, into anuther room off the bedroom was a spacious room with a settee and a table, dresssing table again spotless wiv a fridge that had water and a little bottle of milk, added touches were flowers on the table, cookies and cakes, esp the banana cake were to die for that were provided everyday, the lighting was so stylish with 2 stylish lamps, and a light that lit up behind the television, the whole of the b&b was stylish and clean and smelt fresh, the breakfast was delightful with everythink you want, i loved the homemade yogurts and smoothies, fresh fruit every day, there was nothink you could fault, we were to stay 3 days and asked if anuther 2 was possible and it wasnt a problem, andy was a good host and couldnt do enough for you, i,e, places to go , bus routes etc, the little touches make a world of differance, andy and julian do a great job, and i cant wait to stay here again

Debzy 9(

Superb attention to detail We started off a little bit sceptical- how can somewhere in Southern England be the best into the world? Well. We have spent the summer travelling around England and we have not found anywhere to equal The 25. The secret of their success is the astonishing attention to detail and sophisticated use of technology to a) put across their message /offer and b) make your stay excellent- for example, we were delighted by the iPad in the room with a pre loaded video showing how to work the coffee maker! The place exudes style and good taste with bold use of colour in the decor, underpinned by comfort and convenience. The in room snacks are homemade, of course, and breakfast is exquisite. Good bread and excellent coffee. Advice on local restaurants and activities is freely available - what more can you ask? We will invent reasons to visit Devon in the future just to be able to go back

Glinys W(

One of the best UK places we have stayed at! Andy and Julian have to be exceptionally proud of themselves and what they have achieved! What a lovely place in an amazing location. The service is beyond what you would expect anywhere. My wife and I were greated and taken to our room, which was made to make anyone feel comfortable alongside its luxurious extras, not to mention very clean! The home baked treats were delicious as well as the breakfast. Thank you for making our stay so memorable. Mr & Mrs Jethwa

Mr & Mrs Jethwa(

Excellent accommodation This is so much more than a B & B. The attention to detail and emphasis on quality in every aspect means The 25 has all the qualities of a top class boutique hotel. At the same time the sincerely friendly interactions with the hosts offer the personal touch associated with B & Bs. Great location within walking distance of train station, seafront, and town centre.


Thank you to Andy and Julian for a warm welcome and a wonderful week. Your carefully thought out Covid 19 precautions made us feel safe and secure at a worrying time. The room was amazing, the bed superbly comfortable. Breakfast was delicious as were the daily homemade treats . Definitely a week we will remember. We are already looking forward to a return visit.

Haydn B

This was our second visit to 25, we last visited in August 2016, and although the weather wasn't as warm as last time, the welcome and experience at 25 was of the same high standard as before. There is nothing to fault here, it was fab, already checking availability for 2020. Anyone looking for a B & B book here or be square.


A B&B that sets new standards of excellence First visit stayed for three nights. Welcoming and very comfortable with lots of great touches. What makes The 25 so special is the total involvement of Andy and Julian who really have got everything right. Fully deserves all the accolades. We will be back.

Jim R(

Our 3 night stay What a wonderful stay, faultless, lovely room, comfy bed and wonderful breakfast .the attention to detail here is second to none . Lovely personal touches. The whole place is spotless. Andy was a great host.

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Facilities & information


20th century buildings

Breakfast included

Parking (free)

No smoking


5 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Electric Vehicle Charging

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other


Health & Beauty Treatments

Luggage storage

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Linen included

Towels included

Spa Offsite

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Central heating

Air conditioning



Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Water sports

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Beach (walking distance)

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)



Extra info

Closed Times: December & January
Nearest Airport: Exeter
Nearest Airport Time: 45 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 25
Nearest Train Station: Torre
Nearest Railway Time: 8 minutes

Open Times: February to November
Room prices from: £64.50
Room prices to: £99.50
Single occupancy prices from: £99.00
Single Occupany Prices To: £179.00
Room Details: Six individual rooms - see our website for details
Star Rating: 5
Vendor Accreditation: 5 Star Gold Award, Breakfast Award, Travellers' Choice Award.
Number of rooms: 6
Single room price from: £99.00
Single room price to: £179.00
Double twin room price from: £129.00
Suite room price from: £169.00
Suite room price to: £225.00

Arrival information & directions

Address: 25 Avenue Road, Torquay, Devon, TorquayTQ2 5LB, United Kingdom

Please see the 'Location' page of their website for a printable Map and Directions. Direct trains from Paddington, London. Closest Airport is Exeter, then Bristol. Closest Motorway is the M5.


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