Accommodation to suit every taste
- Carefully selected Host Homes
- Bed & Breakfast
- Tourist, Business, or Luxury Hotels including the South West’s only 5-Star-Hotel, the Imperial
- Individual accommodation in camp grounds, holiday flats, yachts, etc. can be arranged
- Students wishing to arrange their own accommodation are advised to check the Smoothhound website and search for Torquay hotels and B&Bs: www.smoothhound.co.uk
Our most popular form of accommodation is in a host family. We arrange accommodation in carefully selected private homes. Staying with a host provides students with the opportunity not only to experience home life in Britain, but also to practise their English in an informal relaxed environment, which is an excellent way of reinforcing and extending those skills learned during lessons.
At our teaching centre in Torbay students staying in a host home are provided with breakfast, a packed lunch and an evening meal. Students are normally accommodated in twin rooms. Students who are travelling with a friend or relative may request to stay together.
When students travel alone we endeavour to find a room partner of the same sex and similar age, and whenever possible we try to accommodate students of different nationalities together.
Students can, if they wish, book a single room and/or the accommodation as the only student of his or her nationality. This type of booking guarantees not only a single room, but also that they will be the only student of that nationality staying in their host home. A single supplement is payable for this service. Host homes are located as near to the school as possible. Although some students walk to school, the majority of students take a local bus. Special student bus passes are available at a special reduced rate and can be bought at the E.F.A. Teaching Centre every Monday.
Adult students can choose to book accommodation in a Premium Host Family. These families offer an even higher standard. Students are accommodated in a single room and have access to their own private bath room. Further, the local bus pass is already included in the accommodation fee.
B&Bs and Hotels
For adult students and business executives who prefer to stay in a B&B or hotel we can offer accommodation in either tourist or business class hotels in Torquay. From a small private B&B to the famous 5-Star “Imperial Hotel” overlooking the bay, the choice is yours!
Hotels are normally booked on a bed and breakfast basis, but dinner, bed & breakfast arrangements can also be booked. The cost of hotel accommodation is considerably more than staying in a host home. Rates are quoted individually according to the category, location and requirements of the student.
Other forms of accommodation
On request, we can also arrange other forms of accommodation ranging from trailers in camp grounds to holiday flats. Students can also arrange their own accommodation if they wish.