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Cary Arms & Spa

Type:Hotel

Beach Road, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LX
5 Visit England Stars 5 AA Stars 5 AA Stars 5 AA Stars 5 AA Stars 5 AA Stars 5 AA Stars Inn

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Cary Arms & Spa, Babbacombe, Torquay
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  • We are delighted to offer FREE STAY to all our pooches in May & June, saving £25 per dog per night. We do have a selection of dog friendly accommodation including some of our Luxury Seaview Rooms, Beach Huts, Beach Suite and 3 of our cottages.

    English Riviera Short Break Offers - redeem this special offer between 01/05/2022 and 30/06/2022

    More offers like this - English Riviera Short Break Offers

About

With the personality and values of a traditional English inn and the luxurious style and facilities of a boutique hotel, the Cary Arms & Spa offers you a relaxed and modern getaway making the most of its sensational coastal location and breath-taking views. Set in a remarkable position overlooking Babbacombe Bay and miles of seascape along the Jurassic Coast, the inn and surrounding grounds have been sympathetically restored and remodelled to offer stylish and spacious accommodation designed to rival the best hotels in the country – the English Riviera reborn.

The eight “New England” style guest rooms in the inn are chic and restful in muted coastal shades and feature stunning sea views, contemporary en-suite bathrooms and private sea-facing terraces. Adjoining the inn are two spacious suites with their own sunbathing terraces and fire-pits. A further eight new Beach Huts and Suites, which opened Summer 2016, bring a fresh sophistication to the South Devon coast. The clean, elegant lines of the six duplex Beach Huts are partnered with bold-print fabrics and contemporary furnishings, reflecting the fluid lines and colours of the coast. Top international designs and art-work have been hand-picked from Italy and France. Set only feet from the sea, each Beach Hut comes with a wide sun-bathing terrace, a luxurious sofa in front of a romantic fire and a huge mezzanine level bed with outstanding views out to sea. The two impressive Beach Suites suspended over the sea combine further exceptional facilities with privacy for the ultimate in romantic retreats. Five secluded Cottages ranging from three to five bedrooms provide a wonderful seaside getaway for families and friends travelling together.

A short walk from the inn, each has secluded gardens and terraces with fire pits and three of them are dog friendly. Dining at the inn is relaxed and friendly. Daily changing menus from the talented local Chef Steve Poyner reflect his love of the area and the coast and country in equal measure. Provenance is key and local suppliers provide an abundance of excellent fresh ingredients. Expect superb Devon beef, Lyme Bay lobster and line caught seafood sitting along side delicious traditional English heritage dishes. Private groups are also welcomed to enjoy any of the superb dining locations – from the convivial atmosphere of the inn, to the beautiful conservatory, or from the al fresco Captain’s Table overlooking the bay to the romantic glass sphere “Pod”.

The sublime Cary Spa sits above the inn, and boasts uninterrupted vistas of the unspoilt Jurassic coastline from a beautiful sun deck and a dramatic glass fronted hydrotherapy pool and relaxation room. Three treatment rooms, including a couple’s massage room, offer a range of treatments from leading marine-themed French beauty and skincare brand Thalgo. An innovative mood-enhancing aromatherapy light shower, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and a gymnasium are also available for rest and relaxation. Cary Spa not only offers guests tranquillity but an exclusive viewing of admired American Art illustrations, from Peter de Savary’s private collection.

During your stay at the Cary Arms, why not ....

Discover the stunning South Devon coast on board of this classic wooden sailing yacht "Escapehttps://www.caryarms.co.uk/activities/grown-up-fun/new-for-2019-escape

or learn more about the local history of the English Riviera by joing a guided walk https://www.caryarms.co.uk/activities/grown-up-fun/guided-walks-on-the-english-riviera

Gradings

  • 5 AA Stars Inn
  • 5 Visit England Stars Inn
5 AA Stars Inn 5 Visit England Stars Inn

Awards

  • AA AwardsAA - 1 Rosette AA - 1 Rosette 2018
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • Visit EnglandVisit England Gold Award Visit England Gold Award 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousSouth Devon and English Riviera Tourism & Hospitality Awards - Gold South Devon and English Riviera Tourism & Hospitality Awards - Gold 2018
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018 Bronze - Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018 Bronze - Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousSouth West England Tourism Excellence Awards - Bronze South West England Tourism Excellence Awards - Bronze 2021
  • Visit England Visit England Silver Awards for Excellence 2020
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2022
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    1016
  • Very Good
    188
  • Average
    72
  • Poor
    28
  • Terrible
    19

Recent Reviews:

  • martinabC4723KM
    London, United Kingdom
    The best hidden gem I have been to in the UK.
    5 of 5 stars
    11th May 2022
    After a gruelling tine with my husbands health we needed a get away and we both searched online and funny enough both like the Cary Arms, so we booked it. Oh my word, this was jut what we needed, it... Read full review
  • bobd72
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Lovely hotel with stunning views and great staff.
    5 of 5 stars
    15th May 2022
    Stayed at the Cary Arms with my wife and toddler for a long weekend. We had a great stay. The hotel has very nice amenities and modern touches while still keeping its charm. The location is great... Read full review
  • Passionate-Owners
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Excellent Hotel
    5 of 5 stars
    16th May 2022
    Forgot to review this fine hotel after our February visit. We loved it, upon entering it’s very casual and in fact a little pub like. The staff are exceptionally warm and welcoming, ourselves and the... Read full review

Facilities

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Accept children all ages
  • Cot
  • Facilities for children
  • Highchair

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Pets accepted
  • Pets accepted by arrangement

Facilities

Catering

  • Serve evening meal

Facilities

Other

  • Free Wi-Fi available

Room / Unit Features

  • Free Wi-Fi

Facilities

Room / Unit Features

  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available

Facilities

Catering

  • Bar

Establishment Features

  • Licenced for alcohol

Facilities

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Restaurant

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Sea Views

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Spa Facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Spa Treatments

Facilities

Other

  • Accept Children over 7
  • Free Wi-Fi available

Catering

  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Local Produce English Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Serves Local Food

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Accept children all ages
  • Accept Children Over 3
  • Children's videos/DVDs available
  • Cot
  • Facilities for children
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • 24 hr return laundry service
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Beach within 100m
  • Beach within 2km
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Near coastal path
  • Night porter
  • Open All Year
  • Pets accepted
  • Pets accepted by arrangement
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Spa Facilities
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Family
  • Film or TV location
  • Inn
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Romantic
  • Seafront - Babbacombe

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - French

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course
  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
  • Fishing
  • Games Room
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities - Beauty Facilities Only
  • Spa Treatments
  • Tennis court
  • Water sports facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • CD Player in all bedrooms
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms
  • Electric shaver point
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • iPod Dock
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi

Specialist Features

  • Christmas/New Year Programme
  • Honeymoon Breaks
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Mobile Phone Reception
  • Pets (Proprietors) on premises
  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for walkers

Travel & Trade

  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Area for musician/band
  • Beach adajacent for photography
  • Catering available in house
  • Champagne breakfast available
  • Child care facility available
  • Choice of marriage rooms
  • Dedicated wedding planner
  • Garden/grounds available for photography
  • Late licence for evening receptions
  • Overnight accommodation available
  • Sea views available for photography

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Opening Dates and Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Opening (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

Cary Arms & Spa

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M5 at Exeter, follow sign for the A380 to Torquay. At Ashcombe Cross, branch left then take second exit B3192 signposted to Teignmouth. On entering Teignmouth, at bottom of hill by traffic lights, turn right signposted Torquay A379. Cross the River Teign and continue following signs to Torquay. At mini roundabout continue forward on the A379 signposted Babbacombe, Sea Front. Proceed pass Babbacombe Model Village and Bygones, straight on after traffic lights. Turn left onto Babbacombe Downs Road, continue along the Downs with the sea on your left finally turn right onto Beach Road.

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  1. The Award Winning Spa Room at the Cary Arms in Devon offers guests the chance for total…

    0.06 miles away
  1. East of Torquay lies Babbacombe Beach. A beautiful arc of shingle beach, this unspoilt…

    0.06 miles away
  2. An asset to the English Riviera for over eighty years Babbacombe Theatre is renowned for…

    0.08 miles away
  3. In 2007 the English Riviera was designated a Global Geopark and is one of just 7 sites in…

    0.18 miles away
  4. Beautiful Babbacombe Downs has the highest cliff top promenade in England, and on a clear…

    0.35 miles away
  5. Built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday…

    0.36 miles away
  6. Babbacombe is everything that a great British seaside resort should be – with fabulous…

    0.44 miles away
  7. This is a great beach for all ages! paddling for the young and a variety of watersports…

    0.45 miles away
  8. Hidden away between Babbacombe and St. Marychurch, Tessier Gardens is a small and…

    0.46 miles away
  9. BABBACOMBE MODEL VILLAGE
    Step into a world of miniature marvels!

    Bring back those…

    0.52 miles away
  10. Wander back in time, starting towards the end of Queen Victoria’s reign. Visit our…

    0.53 miles away
  11. Torquay United have represented the local community for over 120 years. Formed in 1899 by…

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    0.72 miles away
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