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The Downs Babbacombe

Type:Guest House

41-43 Babbacombe Downs Road, Babbacombe, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ1 3LN
4 AA Gold Stars 4 AA Gold Stars 4 AA Gold Stars 4 AA Gold Stars 4 AA Gold Stars Guest Accommodation

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The Downs Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon
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  • Dinner at The Downs

    Dinner is offered at The Downs for guests either booked on a DBB basis or for those who have advised in advance on what nights they would like to eat.

    Traditional home cooking at its best, prepared by Kate to suit all palates and dietry needs, offered at only £22.95 for 2 courses. .

    Dinner is optional, you can either enjoy it nightly or pick and choose to suit your need.

    Call Kate now on 01803 328543 to discuss your requirements.

    English Riviera Dinner Bed & Breakfast offers - redeem this special offer immediately

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  • Enjoy fantastic uninterrupted sea views in one of our 8 balcony rooms. Short breaks are available all year, with no single night supplement. Discounts are offered on stays of 8 nights or more. Optional Evening meals are available every night for just £22.95 for 2 courses. Traditional home cooked fayre. Guests can order champagne, flowers or chocolates for your room ready for arrival as required. In the warmer months why not have breakfast on your balcony at a small additional charge. Call Kate on 01803 328543 where she will only be too pleased to discuss your requirements.

    English Riviera Short Break Offers - redeem this special offer between 01/02/2013 and 31/12/2029

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About

The Downs is on the seafront bordering the Babbacombe Downs. Situated on the clifftop we have 12 en-suite rooms, 8 with balconies enjoying fabulous unobstructed sea views along the coastline to Teignmouth, round to Lyme Bay and all the way to Portland Bill. We have 3 family rooms (reduced rates for children under 12). All rooms have hospitality trays including ground coffee and hot chocolate, TV's, hairdryers and free WiFi access. Hair straighteners, dressing gowns and slippers are available upon request.  We are fully licensed, our Lounge Bar and spacious restaurant with snug provides additional space for our guests to enjoy. We are also dog friendly with a number of allocated rooms for pets. During the summer months the forecourt café provides an excellent area to relax and enjoy the view with an icecream, a traditional cream tea or a refreshing beer.
During the winter months our forecourt provides free parking for guests (first come first served basis). Unfortunately this is not available during the summer. Parking is available in a Pay & Display car park at the rear of the property or there is free on street parking nearby. We are only 1.5 miles from Torquay harbour, with great bus links or 20 minutes walking. 

Enjoy a round of golf? As a preferred accommodation provider of Torquay Golf Club, St. Marychurch, we can book you 1 free round of golf per week day (4 ball) Golf must be booked by The Downs, Babbacombe and is subject to availability.

Fancy taking in a show? We are able to get you discounted rates for the mid-week varierty show Starshine at Babbacombe Theatre. We can also obtain priority seating at other shows, subject to availability.

Gold Award winners of the 2018 Herald Express South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards in the category of Small Boutique Hotel or Guest Accommodation. Gold Award winners of the 2013 English Riviera, South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards for Best Bed and Breakfast, Guest House of the year.

Gradings

  • 4 AA Stars Guest Accommodation
  • 4 AA Gold Stars
4 AA Stars Guest Accommodation 4 AA Gold Stars

Awards

  • Visit EnglandGold Gold 2018
  • Visit EnglandRose Rose 2018
  • Visit England Small Hotel of the Year - Gold 2018
  • AA AwardsAA Breakfast Award AA Breakfast Award 2022
  • AA AwardsAA Dinner Award AA Dinner Award 2019
  • Visit EnglandBreakfast Breakfast 2018
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousHotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousHerald Express shortlisted award Herald Express shortlisted award 2018
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 2019

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2022
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    429
  • Very Good
    55
  • Average
    14
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • maggietracey1966
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Another fabulous stay at tge Downs
    5 of 5 stars
    29th Mar 2022
    Have visited the Downs on a few occasions over the last few years and never disappointed. The breakfast and dinner are always freshly cooked and of a high standard. The rooms are clean and... Read full review
  • michaelgE3445ZA
    Baldock, United Kingdom
    Family restful week away
    5 of 5 stars
    19th Apr 2022
    This was our second visit to the Downs and it was again very good. Believe me, that's a compliment, its the only hotel we have ever revisited. Rooms clean, serviced whenever required and Breakfast... Read full review
  • Lycrafreebiker
    Leyland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Wonderful view, clean and welcoming
    5 of 5 stars
    9th May 2022
    This isn't the most modern or swish establishment but it's none the worse for that. The room was spotlessly clean and the view from the balcony is wonderful and well worth the extra. Staff were... Read full review

Facilities

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Under 2's go free
  • Accept children all ages
  • Cot
  • Facilities for children - We have board games to suit all ages in our Lounge Bar. These can be taken to play in bedrooms as required.
  • Highchair

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Additional charge per dog per night
  • Pets accepted
  • Pets accepted by arrangement
  • Pets accepted by arrangement

Facilities

Catering

  • Serve evening meal - Mealtimes are normally served from 18:30 until 19:15 however these can be varied to suit.

Facilities

Other

  • Free Wi-Fi available

Room / Unit Features

  • Free Wi-Fi

Facilities

Catering

  • Bar - Fully licensed Lounge Bar.

Establishment Features

  • Licenced for alcohol

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Sea Views

Facilities

Other

  • Free Wi-Fi available

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • Additional meal details - Cater for most special diets with prior notice.
  • Bar - Fully licensed Lounge Bar.
  • Cater for vegetarians - Also cater vegans and coeliacs. Please advise at the time of booking.
  • Half board supplement (£) - £22.95
  • Local Produce English Breakfast
  • Room service - Not available 24 hours.
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal - Mealtimes are normally served from 18:30 until 19:15 however these can be varied to suit.
  • Serves Local Food

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Under 2's go free
  • Accept children all ages
  • Cot
  • Facilities for children - We have board games to suit all ages in our Lounge Bar. These can be taken to play in bedrooms as required.
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair
  • Special meal times for children - We offer a Childrens Menu and mealtimes can be varied to suit parents. Just discuss your requirements with Kate upon arrival or at the time of booking.

COVID-19 Response

  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Open now

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Beach within 2km
  • Dogs Accepted - Additional charge per dog per night
  • Event venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Minimum Group size
  • Near coastal path
  • Open All Year
  • Pets accepted
  • Pets accepted by arrangement
  • Pets accepted by arrangement
  • Sea Views
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Non smoking establishment
  • Seafront

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking - At rear of hotel, council car park. Free on-road car parking within 200 yards.

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Electric shaver point
  • En-suite
  • Free View TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Non smoking rooms available - All rooms are no smoking
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Christmas/New Year Programme
  • Honeymoon Breaks
  • Pets (Proprietors) on premises

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

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Opening Dates and Times

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

The Downs Babbacombe

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M5 head for Torquay A380. Continue on the A380 South Devon Highway. At the end of A380 dual carriageway turn left onto the A3022 (signposted Torquay).  Continue forward onto Riviera Way - A3022. Entering Torquay Lowes Bridge, at traffic signals turn left onto the B3199 (signposted Teignmouth). At Hele Cross roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Hele Road - B3199 (signposted Teignmouth). At mini-roundabout turn left then immediately at next mini-roundabout turn right onto Westhill Road (signposted Plainmoor). At traffic signals turn left onto Manor Road (signposted St Marychurch, Babbacombe A379). At traffic signals turn right onto Babbacombe Road - A379. Turn left onto Princes Street. Turn left onto Babbacombe Downs Road, the hotel is 20m on the left.

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

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

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

    0.12 miles away
  3. The Award Winning Spa Room at the Cary Arms in Devon offers guests the chance for total…

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

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

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

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

    0.31 miles away
  8. BABBACOMBE MODEL VILLAGE
    Step into a world of miniature marvels!

    Bring back those…

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

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

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

    0.47 miles away
  12. Between Torquay and Babbacombe sits Anstey’s Cove. Quiet, peaceful and incredibly…

    0.86 miles away
  13. Explore underground at Europe’s top Stone Age cave, with an extensive labyrinth of…

    0.92 miles away
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    1.1 miles away
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    1.17 miles away
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