The 25 Boutique B&B

South West England Devon Torquay

  • 6 Guest Rooms
  • Quirky & Unique

Officially 'The World's Best B&B', who would not want to stay at this ultra-stylish Torquay guesthouse where attention has been paid to every detail?

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There are B&Bs, and there are B&Bs. But The 25, run by hospitality gurus Andy and Julian, is like no B&B you have ever stayed in: an adults-only, boutique-style luxury guesthouse that is helping to drag Torquay into the 21st century by pure style. It was recently declared the 'World's Best B&B' on Tripadvisor and has been Visit England’s B&B of the Year for two years running!

These accolades are well-deserved. Andy and Julian used to run a country house hotel in North Wales, and their experience and attention to detail shows in everything they do – from the high standard of design throughout, the cleanliness of the rooms and above all the warmth of the welcome and the nothing-is-too-much-trouble attitude they demonstrate to their guests. Breakfast is fabulous – a real award-winning highlight – with everything from kippers to eggs Benedict, and the scrambled eggs come courtesy of a closely guarded family recipe!

There are five rooms in all, each a different size and styled with a different colour palette. The large Torre suite is decorated with a zebra theme; the mood in the Broadsands room is purple; while the Oddicombe is decorated with a fabulous large mural of an orange gerbera. All the rooms have Netflix, Amazon Echos and ultra-fast WiFi – and fresh milk for your tea and coffee! – and the four luxury rooms have super-king-size beds (the rest have kings), and all rooms have complimentary iPads and Nespresso machines. Each room has a contemporary en-suite bathroom equipped with posh Elemis toiletries, power showers and fluffy bathrobes and slippers. Although they personally love dogs, they're unable to accept them at their B&B.

As for the location, the bed and breakfast is situated in a busy area close to Torre Abbey, which is a short – and for Torquay a relatively flat – walk from the seafront and handy for shops, restaurants and public transport. Torquay itself retains much of its faux-Mediterranean charm, and Andy and Julian are big fans of the town and indeed the Torbay area in general. Their enthusiasm is catching, and there's nothing they don't know about the town and its environs.

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We've made sure our bedrooms come complete with everything you could ever need for your stay and lots of little extras too.  Nespresso coffee makers, air conditioning, Elemis toiletries including pillow mist, iPads, fridges with fresh milk, snuggly dressing gowns and slippers, mood lighting, Smart TVs with Netflix and much more come as standard in all rooms.

Suitable for remote working: They have a desk and a dining table in four rooms, one just has a desk.  All have lamps and good room lighting.  Wifi is ultrafast, free and a good signal anywhere in the house.  They can use the reception or drawing room as well as their light and airy bedrooms.  Two suites have separate lounges so you’d be working in a room all day that is not your bedroom.  There are a range of drinks in your bedroom.

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It's lovely in an afternoon or early evening enjoying a drink on the sun terrace.  It's a real sun trap and so relaxing.


Being able to walk to the seafront in less than 15 minutes is wonderful.  You walk though the grounds of Torre Abbey, ornate flower beds and swaying palm trees.  

Food & Drink

There are lots of lovely places to eat within walking distance of The 25. Everything is available from a great curry house to casual pub dining, seafood restaurants selling locally caught fish to a Michelin-star restaurant and everything in between.  Take a look at the 'Food' page on our own website for a link to Andy & Julian's favourites and recommendations. Please note, the best places do get booked up – even mid-week – so it is advisable to book a table if you want to eat at any of the recommendations.


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From £129 a night

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Contact Website  01803 297 517  The 25 Boutique B&B, 25 Avenue Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5LB

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Getting There

Travelling south from the M5,  leave on the A38 and follow the signs to Torquay.  Then take the A380 and then the left turn off the dual carriageway towards Torquay. Follow the signs to Torquay via the traffic lights. At the fork in the road, by Torre railway station, carry straight on down Avenue Road (signposted 'Seafront'); The 25 is on the left just after the next set of traffic lights. Travelling by rail, The 25 is about half-a-mile from both Torre and Torquay railway stations. Walking from Torquay station, turn left, away from the Grand Hotel and the seafront, and follow the road round to the right until you reach the traffic lights at Avenue Road. Turn left onto Avenue Road and continue towards the next traffic lights. The 25 is just before the lights on your right.


  • Adults Only
  • Boutique B&B
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Car-free option
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Remote Working

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Would highly recommend

Another fantastic stay at The 25 Boutique B&B. Stopped in one of their luxurious suites, immaculately clean, uniquely decorated and had everything you needed and more. Andy and Julian are great hosts and have fantastic knowledge of the surrounding areas to help you plan your stay. Would highly recommend and will definitely be staying again.
Jun 28, 2023 by Colette & Dean

Fabulous place to stay

This is the 7th time we have been to The Number 25 and it was fabulous as usual. Andy and Julian know how to make your stay special and the rooms and food are wonderful. It’s only a short walk from the seafront and some lovely bars and restaurants so it’s a great location too. We have already booked to come back in December and can’t wait to be back.
Jun 27, 2023 by Kay M

Best B&B in the world

We were so glad we found this place. Believe everything you read and trust the fact that the awards are totally justified. The hospitality, the rooms, the lounge, the breakfast, all 5-star quality. Andy and Julian treat you like family. Absolutely Fabulous!
Jun 27, 2023 by Stephene

Easily earns its title as the best B&B in the world

Back for our annual trip to the West Country and wouldn't be complete without a stay at The 25 for 5 nights, in our view easily earns its title as the best B&B in the world. We have been stopping with Andy and Julian for over 15 years, initially in North Wales and now in Torquay when they moved. Rooms are wonderfully decorated, our favorite is Torre with Frank (the heavenly Zebra!). Scrupulously clean, well-stocked mini-bar, Andy's daily baking treats, fresh milk, really comfy beds, feather (or any you want) pillows. Basically just ask for anything and if it's possible you get it. Torquay is a good place to dine out in the evening, so they have an honest guide having been to and regularly checked out all the eateries. This time they have developed a local walking guide (might just have something to do with our suggestions?). Very homely, great atmosphere, miss it at your peril!
Jun 16, 2023 by Harold & Brenda

A wonderful place!

I have been trying to think of fresh things to say about the 25 ... But all the same things are true.. excellent hosts, the rooms are so comfortable, the decor stylish and fun, breakfasts are delicious. But there is a sense of entering a lovely escape from grim reality, the colour, the comfort, the little details eg elemis pillow spray and my new best friends the mannequins ;) Go and you'll see what I mean It's a wonderful place if you are celebrating but also if you are recovering.
Jun 8, 2023 by Lilysaran

Wow wow wow!! Perfection at its finest

We stayed In the Oddicombe room at The 25 for a couple of nights and it really is as good as all the comments, from the beautifully quirky decor to Alexas assisted technology to Andy's scrumptious homemade daily treats to the silky soft bedding. Andy and Julian really do know how to make you feel comfortable and special, from the lovely welcome drinks and cookies to the fantastic daily breakfast with so much choice. We cannot recommend The 25 enough and have definitely found our go-to place. Already recommended to our friends and will be back very soon.
Jun 5, 2023 by Mark & Karen

Outstanding as Ever

This was our third stay at The 25 and the standard of service and quality of the breakfast was outstanding as we had come to expect. We always stay in the Oddicombe, this year we were delighted they had added an Aeroccino to the amenities and the little extras which makes this B+B far outclass its rivals.
Jun 5, 2023 by Den & Roger

The 25 is the best place to stay anywhere!

The 25 is unique and special - it’s not just a B&B it’s an experience - the attention to detail with the finer things are covered by Andy & Julian that make your stay as relaxing and as enjoyable as it can be - we’ve now stayed 3 times at this unbelievable gem of a place and already looking at when we can come back!
May 21, 2023 by Glynn & Michelle

Another fabulous stay

We have recently returned from a great week at The 25. Having stayed there before we could relax in the knowledge that everything would be of an exceptionally high standard, from the comfort and cleanliness of the room to the delicious breakfasts. We also looked forward to all the special extras such as daily treats, mood lighting and Alexa controls. Upon arrival we were once again greeted warmly by Andy & Julian with drinks and chocolate brownies. As soon as we walked into our favourite room (Broadsands) we felt ‘at home’ straight away. We’re already planning next year’s visit!
May 12, 2023 by Linda

Gem of a property in the heart of Torquay

We stayed 3 nights at The 25, and absolutely loved this adult-only boutique B&B in the heart of Torquay. Andy and Julian were very welcoming and have thought of everything when designing this property, the decor, furnishings and little touches are all superb. We had a welcome drink on arrival and a goody bag upon leaving. The breakfast is great with a good choice and very tasty. Andy makes sweet treats everyday, and the rooms had everything you might need, and so much more. The beds were comfy, rooms so clean, an honesty bar in the lounge, and ample parking. We will no doubt visit again in the future and we are very happy to highly recommend this gem of a B&B. It is easy to see why they have won so many awards!
May 12, 2023 by Tracy S

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