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The Downs Babbacombe

Type:Guest House

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

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The Downs Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon
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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 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.
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. 

Fancy taking in a show? We are able to get you discounted rates for the mid-week varierty show Starlight 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 Visit England Stars
4 AA Stars Guest Accommodation 4 Visit England Stars

Awards

  • AA AwardsAA Breakfast Award AA Breakfast Award 2022
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 2019

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      5 of 5 stars
    • Location
      5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      446
    • Very Good
      59
    • Average
      14
    • Poor
      8
    • Terrible
      3

    Recent Reviews:

    • tallegio
      Dublin, Ireland
      Room with a view.......and little else
      2 of 5 stars
      02/10/2023
      Ok. Let's start with the positives. This hotel is in a beautiful location, overlooking Babbacombe Bay and a room with balcony on days with warm weather like when we visited; a very memorable... Read full review
    • Kim G
      A must visit
      5 of 5 stars
      19/03/2024
      Lovely comfortable room with all amenities needed.. Stunning view from the balcony. Breakfast was excellent and Ed was an excellent host nothing to much trouble. Good value for money. We will... Read full review
    • OriginalBowsa
      United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Wonderful hotel and staff, helping us enjoy a much needed break!
      5 of 5 stars
      29/05/2024
      Fantastic! Such a warm welcome to begin with Ed, Kath and the team got us sorted and into our room hassle free. The room was great! Everything you want or need from a hotel, with an absolutely... 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 (£) - £25.95
    • 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
    • Special dietary requirements catered for

    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.

    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

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

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • American Express accepted
    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash 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

    Sustainability

    • Refillable Toilettries
    • Towel Re-Use Policy

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available

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    Opening Dates and Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2024 -Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

    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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      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…

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