The Rosewood Torquay
Amy and Richard would like to welcome you to The Rosewood our family home and boutique bed and breakfast here in the heart of the beautiful English Riviera in Torquay. We love living here and hope you will enjoy exploring and tasting some of what Devon has to offer, with only a few minutes walk to the beach what's not to love, so come and escape to the seaside in our beautiful Victorian home.
All our rooms are individually designed stylish and comfortable providing the perfect base for your English Riviera adventures.
Our stylish guest house situated on what was once millionaires row is now the perfect base for exploring all the English Riviera has to offer, the town centre, beach, harbour and restaurants are all within walking distance, if you are here on business we are only a few minute walk away from the International Riviera Conference Centre. If you fancy a little bit of extra special relaxation there is a huge swimming pool and spa facilities right opposite us for only a small fee....
A little history...
our house dates back to 1861, and was once called the Norvema Hotel; a boarding house owned by a Mr and Mrs Marles who had a Rotographic Publications and Publishers business here.
'The printing firm Rotographic was formed in 1959 by Richard John Marles (1925-2013) in Torquay, Devon. Initially, equipped with their own printing machinery, they took on local print jobs and were also known as Belgravia Press, after the Belgravia Hotel, which at the time was owned by Mr Marles’ parents. The name ‘Rotographic’ was contrived from the words ‘Rotogravure’ and ‘Lithographic’, names of two prevalent printing techniques at the time. In the mid 1960’s Mr Marles decided to exploit the huge sudden interest in coin collecting, which was in the main, due to the forthcoming demise of the £SD pre-decimal coinage system.'