Venue – The 3 Star Toorak Hotel

Our venue is the beautiful 3-star Toorak Hotel, which is one of 4 hotels on the 7 acre site of the award winning TLH Resort in Torquay. Although based at the Toorak, you will have access to a wide range of on-site facilities, including a spa, bars, restaurants and cafes, a large entertainment area, solarium, hairdresser and beauty salon, and of course our souk with all your dance needs. You will have free access to two indoor pools, a jacuzzi and sauna, along with lots of cozy lounges if you just want to chill out for a while. The TLH resort complex is just a few minutes walk from the sea front and the railway station, with easy access by both car and public transport. Car parking is available on-site and click here for directions to the hotel. 

Why not book yourself a spa treatment over the weekend for an extra treat? The Aztec Spa offers a wide range of treatments in a lovely relaxing atmosphere and there is a 15% discount if you book in advance. Want something at the last minute? The Toorak Reception Desk often has details of special offers. Look out for the flyers when you check in! If you are arriving before the check in time of 3pm you can visit the Spa in advance of checking in, just let the spa receptionist know which hotel you will be staying in.

For information on prices and how to book, visit the Spa website –

If you don’t want to use the spa there is also the Aztec Bistro which is open all day – click here for more information. 


  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Buffet style breakfast – continental or full English
  • Table d’hôte evening meals with additional a la carte choice
  • Non-smoking
  • More information about the restaurant here
Bars and Lounges
  • Buckingham Lounge – sunny, south facing lounge with comfy armchairs and sofas
  • Other peaceful lounges and seating areas
  • Conway Bar & terrace – for drinks, bar lunches and pre-dinner cocktails
Relax in style
  • 25 metre straight lane indoor pool
  • Free-form fun pool alongside
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Pool towels available for hire
  • More information about the spa here We recommend booking ahead if you want to treat yourself to a treatment – remember that if you book ahead you will get a 15% discount!
    More info here



Celebrating Dance is an annual dance festival held each October at the Toorak Hotel in Torquay, Devon. It is the only belly dance festival in the UK that is held in a 3 Star hotel and has a strong reputation for its friendly & fun atmosphere, offering quality workshops from international stars and popular UK-based teachers. It was created and run for 16 years by International Teacher & Performer Afra al Kahira & John F Hancock. Although Afra & John remain on the team, from 2017 they have handed over the reins to new Group Organiser Nikki Livermore a well-respected Teacher & Performer.

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