Dance Holidays at Abbey Sands – Torquay

 

The Abbey Sands is new to Dancebreaks.com and dancing holidays in general.. It has a fine spacious ballroom which will comfortably support 60 plus dancers ….

Recently acquired by Richardson Hotels, the 77 bedroom hotel has a very comfortable ambience. It has a pleasant open plan restaurant benefiting from windows on both sides making it a light and airy space in which to enjoy your breakfast and evening meals. The rooms are in the main spacious all with en suite facilities and dancing guests should find the standard much to their liking.

Please note: There are no lifts in this hotel

The hotel has an external public balcony adjacent to the restaurant which overlooks some attractive gardens, and these provide a very nice and secluded area to relax. The promenade/esplanade are within easy walking distance, 100 yards down from the entrance to the hotel, with the town centre only a 15 mins stroll. Hotel Parking is pre-allocated…

Carole and I believe this new hotel will be a long term popular choice for our dancing guests… And we highly recommend you join us for one of our three visits, each year……

We have had great complements about the food provided at this hotel. Sample menus can be viewed here.

Testimonials

August bank holiday weekend; our first dancing since March. How much will we have forgotten and how would Covid dancing work? Clear information (and instructions) from Paul gave confidence. The hotel was well organised and, while staff were masked, it all felt relaxed and welcoming. We could socially distance during the day and for the meals so that everyone could be comfortable with their space. The dancing worked really well as every couple was separated out around the sides and again could keep in their bubble if they wished. There was space on the dance floor and for the Saturday, when there were more dancers, for the popular dances half the group danced, then the other half to prevent any overcrowding. It was great to get the dance shoes on again although we will have trailed rust all over the floor. We felt comfortable and safe throughout, so well done 

— Peter and Morene

Thank you again for organising a lovely weekend of dancing. We were very impressed with your attention to detail in order to make the event covid safe, Limiting the number of dancers, allowing us to sit at our own table to maintain social distancing made the whole experience more reassuring. The hotel also played its part in reducing the risk to us all whilst maintaining a high level of customer service. If anybody is feeling concerned about dancing again safely, I would like to reassure them that you have done everything possible to minimise the risk. It was great to be back dancing again and we are feeling much fitter and more energised as a result. We are looking forward to booking another weekend soon.

— Jacqueline and Chris

So glad you let us know about the Torquay weekend, we had a great time and loved the Abbeysands floor. The split group dancing worked really well; I think it made everyone feel comfortable that they were still maintaining distance and staying safe and it was clear the hotel were doing their best to maintain Covid guidelines as well. Whilst we were both keen to get back to dancing we weren't sure how it was all going to work and whether the current situation may spoil our enjoyment but we had no need to worry as everything worked well and it felt like a wonderful bit of normality. Can't wait to book another break.

— Karen & Pete

Thank you so much for looking after us so well during this dance holiday in Torquay. Hotel and food was excellent, we have a table for two feel safe and not to mention the romantic side of it.😘 Dancing was take it in turns all comprises to social distancing. Smiling faces throughout. I see your brochure has one again in Abbey Sands at the end of November, we love to go again.

— Mike and Angela

Thank you once again for a lovely weekend. We felt the social distancing rules were rigorously applied both on the dance floor and in the hotel. As always the dancing was well organised and enjoyable. Thank you for making us feel safe to take to the floor again and for an enjoyable time. We will be able to reassure our dancing friends that they too can enjoy a dance break where all the rules are observed but good dancing is still very much the case.

— Roy and Hazel

We were delighted to be back dancing last weekend at Torquay. We found all the arrangements to be well thought out and can confirm that we felt perfectly safe. The restaurant and dancing seating was within all the guidelines with sanitising fluids readily available. Thank you once again for a great weekend.

— Roy and Marilyn

Feeling on a high after super weekend in lovely company. Food was delicious with good variety for that standard of English hotel. They are trying hard with customer service and it shows. Nice to find enthusiastic and happy staff compared to tired TLH. Always an indication of good management who value them.

— H & R

The manager was very welcoming and helpful. Breakfast food was excellent with a wide choice. Particularly the vegetarian sausages were of excellent quality and well cooked. The food was generally of good quality, well cooked and presented. One of the cleanest rooms we have had in this country.

— John Long

Very impressive enthusiastic greeting, allocated parking and bags carried up to our room what more could we ask. Very good tasty food served quickly. Staff very attentive.

— Sue Lawrence

The staff were particularly pleasant and helpful, they really looked after us well. Could not have asked for better. Good (food) choice and the breakfast was very substantial and plenty of everything. Staff could not do enough for you. What a relaxing and fun weekend, great dancing and lovely venue ! 

— Pam Clutton

 

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Address Belgrave Rd Torquay Devon TQ2 5HG United Kingdom

Holidays at This Hotel

November 2020

Nov : 27th - 30th (Fri - Mon)
Torbay Winter Ball Weekend with opt. Waltz Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

  • Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional Waltz tuition with Lawrence & Emma

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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February 2021

Feb : 13th - 15th (Sat - Mon)
Valentines’ Weekend Break including Valentines’ Ball

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

* Use of the ballroom for practice during the day sometimes time specified

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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April 2021

Apr : 2nd - 5th (Fri - Mon)
Torbay Easter Ball Weekend

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

* Use of the ballroom for practice during the day sometimes time specified

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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July 2021

Jul : 9th - 12th (Fri - Mon)
Torbay Summer Ball Weekend

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

* Use of the ballroom for practice during the day sometimes time specified

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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November 2021

Nov : 26th - 29th (Fri - Mon)
Torbay Winter Ball Weekend with opt. Waltz Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

  • Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional Waltz tuition with Lawrence & Emma

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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