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    Default 141 bedroom Palace Hotel, Torquay (5 min recce, MUST go back soon!)


    Good afternoon all,

    As the title of this post suggests, this was a 5 minute recce of an incredible place I am DESPERATE to return to ASAP.

    We've just returned from a 3 night holiday to Torquay, and having heard about this place, I nearly crashed in shock when we drove past it, completely by accident.
    We literally only had 5 minutes to stop and look, sadly, so no internal shots (except through windows) and nothing particularly interesting, however, I know this place has been done before by others, and I am desperate to return.

    The Palace Hotel was closed in 2017 as far as I know, when an overseas investment company bought the place and immediately closed it down with the hope of redeveloping it. Everything inside I believe has been sold off, however the epicly huge building remains. Just being near the place sent a shiver down my spine, as hopefully the pictures below will show.

    I am looking to return here ASAP (not least because we also found TWO other abandoned hotels we wanna try too) plus this place, so;

    If anyone is local, or can be in the area and fancies making up a little group of 4 or 5 of us to have a look around, please let me know. Preferably if anyone knows about possible access points to the building (the grounds are easy to get into) that would be ideal too. Like I say, we only stopped for 5 minutes and that wasn't even long enough to walk round the perimeter of the building!

    Have a great week guys,
    Looking forward to hearing from a few of you, fingers crossed!



    Fluffy x















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    I don't log in for a year, then when I do this is the first post on the homepage..... Good work, I'm in Plymouth and happy to drive up for a full explore!

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    Bloody awesome, thanks mate. We'll keep in touch. Do you know anything about this place at all? Seen it before?

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    According to the hotels' website that it's closed due to refurbishment.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    A fellow Plymouthian I see, I stayed in the Palace's sister hotel Queens Hotel just down the road

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    Nope, this one is new to me, but the whole Torbay area is full of empty hotels. Sounds good, might be good to go sooner rather than later - if its up on here it'll be getting some traffic.

    Holy crap, just looked it up on Google maps. This place is huge! I'm going ASAP.
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    Yep! - Now you know why I'm so eager to get back there! When would be a good time for you Freeclimb?

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    Drop me a PM and we can arrange something!

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