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

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Fluffy

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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














 

Inception

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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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Did you manage to get in? The times I’ve driven past it there’s warning signs plastered all over the place that there’s a security team watching it or something, I really want to get in but I’ve never tried.
 

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Did you manage to get in? The times I’ve driven past it there’s warning signs plastered all over the place that there’s a security team watching it or something, I really want to get in but I’ve never tried.

Yep, I did. There's a full report on here somewhere with loads of pictures and a story of the day :D
 

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Fluffy, I live in Coventry and am very interested in seeing these sorts of buildings.

I have stayed at the Palace Hotel so know a little about it's past.

Please get in touch :) Dave,
 

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