The 4 Star- AA Rosette Grand Hotel occupies pride of place on the Torbay seafront- commanding majestic views over the bay and out to sea. Since being purchased by the Richardson Group in 2001- it has undergone a sympathetic restoration that has exposed its magnificent Victorian and Art Deco architectural characteristics. The result is a perfect blend of modernity mixed with the opulence and grandeur of bygone days- when hotels were the places for society to be seen.The hotel has 131 bedrooms- 7 of which are Premier suites. The majority of rooms embrace the wonderful sea view and Torbay coastline. All are decorated to a high standard and include all of the facilities and extras you would expect in a 4 Star hotel.In addition to all the comforts and leisure facilities you would expect in a hotel- The Grand has one of the most advanced conference facilities in the south west- accommodating from 4 to 250 delegates and is also a sought after wedding venue. Whatever the weather- the comfort and luxury of the Grand has something to offer everyone. For the more active- there is the Grand Leisure Suite with its 15m swimming pool- Jacuzzi- sauna and sun bed as well as a multi-gym. In the summer- there's the pleasure of an outdoor pool- complete with fountain-plenty of space in which to soak up the suns rays from the comfort of a sun lounger. Dining at the Grand hotel in its award winning Gainsborough restaurant is a delightful experience Dinner is a leisurely feast with an excellent menu boasting locally sourced ingredients. The hotel boasts its own bakery and even supplies local companies.The spacious and elegant Compass Lounge and library- with its feature bar and huge picture windows that provide great views- is a welcoming place to sit and just watch the world go by. The Compass Lounge is ideal to relax and watch the world go by- meet friends for lunch or afternoon tea -or log onto your laptop with free WIFI in the compass lounge.