Hotel De La Mer


16 Babbacombe Road, Babbacombe, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ1 3SJ

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Outside, Hotel De La Mer, Torquay, Devon

About Us

A warm family welcome awaits you at the Hotel De La Mer, with customer satisfaction assured. 

Hotel De La Mer has been owned and run by the Tillen family for over 40 years - since 1976.   We pride ourselves on giving our guests a great holiday experience from the moment they book to the moment they leave.  With so many guests returning year after year we must be getting something right.

We offer a wide range of packages including mini breaks and festive tinsel & turkey trips.

Set in beautiful Babbacombe Bay the beach and cliffs are right on our doorstep and situated on the South West Coast Path.  Babbacombe boasts a number of great tourist attractions to visit including the Cliff Railway, Babbacombe Model Village and Bygones Museum all only a short walk away.  Babbacombe Theatre is just up the road, Babbacombe itself is full of lovely shops, restaurants and cafés and St. Marychurch pedestrianised shopping precinct is only a few hundred yards away, so there's plenty to do while you're here.

In 2009 we set up the national charity Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN), to offer free action packed holidays to families around the UK who are affected by serious illness or bereavement.  We started by simply offering a few free holidays at our hotel.  The THHN is now a registered charity working with over 160 local businesses and accommodation providers all of whom have helped us give over 600 free holidays so far.  This is something we are very proud of and a number that is rising by the week. You can find more information at 

With our warm and friendly family atmosphere we invite you to arrive as customers and leave as friends.

Bar and Restaurant - We have a licensed and fully stocked bar

We offer a relaxed atmosphere in our bright and comfortable dining room.  The perfect place to enjoy the delicious meals served by our friendly staff.

We have a fully licensed bar which is well stocked with a wide selection of drinks including many local varieties products. 

Our bar is the prefect place to relax, enjoy one of our regular cabaret evenings and possibly make use of our dance floor.  Or maybe just chat to other guests and make new friends.


Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double en suiteOn Request
Single en suiteOn Request
Triple en suiteOn Request
Twin en suiteOn Request

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

2021 Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Location
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Timothy W
      Trip Type:
      Not Up to My Standards
      3 of 5 stars
      12th Sept 2019
      Very small room and I think it was supposed to be a double. Nowhere to put my suitcase, so had to leave it lying around on the floor. Evening entertainment directly under my room, so attending the... Read full review
    • Brian T
      Stafford, Staffordshire
      This hotel is superb
      5 of 5 stars
      16th Sept 2019
      The staff at this hotel are brilliant and can,t do enough for you. the food is excellent and my Wife and I were offered more at every meal. We recently stayed in a four star hotel in Wales, this one... Read full review
    • TorbayTravelers30
      Welcoming Hotel
      5 of 5 stars
      13th Oct 2019
      This was our first stay at this Hotel and found everything very good . The food was delicious and plenty of it and good variety of choices . Room was clean and comfortable . Staff are helpful . Bar... Read full review


    Road Directions

    From M5 head towards Torquay. At the Penn Inn roundabout take the second exit towards Torquay. Continue straight ahead at the English Riviera roundabout, and follow signs to the seafront. Turn left at the seafront following signs to Babbacombe, and at the clocktower roundabout take a left. Continue up Babbacombe Road for several minutes, and Hotel De La Mer is on the right hand side.

    Public Transport Directions

    A frequent bus service runs from outside the hotel giving you easy access to Torquay's main town centre and surrounding areas.



    • Maximum group size


    • Facilities for the Disabled


    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Local Produce English Breakfast
    • Serve breakfast
    • Serve evening meal

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Accept children all ages
    • Cot
    • Food/bottle warming available
    • Highchair

    Establishment Features

    • Accept coach parties
    • Beach within 2km
    • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
    • Central heating throughout
    • Event venue
    • Ironing facilities
    • Licenced for alcohol
    • Near coastal path
    • Open All Year
    • Pets accepted
    • Public telephone
    • Regular evening entertainment

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Payment Methods

    • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • Diners Club accepted
    • JCB accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Solo accepted
    • Special group rates
    • Visa accepted

    Room / Unit Features

    • Colour television in all bedrooms
    • Electric shaver point
    • Free View TV
    • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
    • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
    • Non smoking rooms available
    • Radio in all bedrooms
    • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
    • WiFi

    Specialist Features

    • Marketed to any other specialist market
    • Special provisions for cyclists
    • Special provisions for lone female travellers
    • Special provisions for walkers

    Travel & Trade

    • Free accommodation for coach driver
    • Packed lunches available

    Get in Touch

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    Tel01803 327353

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    This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
    Company number 10237792.
    Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
    Telephone 01803 211211

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