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The Downs, Babbacombe

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had 4 night stay at The Downs it was a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Kate, family and staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was home cooked and delicious. Breakfast were excellent and the evening meals were outstanding. The view from the room were stunning. The Downs is situated in a good location with...

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took advantage of an email newsletter offer - 3 nights for price of 2, hence excellent value for money ! Have stayed here at this excellent location before and was not disappointed. Only reason not 5 stars is that this bedroom (No 3), whilst having a sea - view balcony etc., is a little cramped, guess I due to limitations...

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Kate W, Owner at The Downs, Babbacombe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to leave us such a lovely review. Three of our rooms have 'split facilities' where the shower cubicle is separate and in the room. This is always discussed at time of booking, and as you know this was our last sea view balcony room that was available when you wanted to come. As...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly and welcoming by owners and their staff. Sea view room with balcony, a bit on the small side but clean and comfortable with all the amenities. Breakfast excellent, dining on first night three course al a carte menu was home cooked and excellent value for money. Will definately be returning

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Thank Peter B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding a place like this means the first thought is to keep it quiet for fear of others preventing a future booking! It has a magical combination of a delightful location overlooking one of the finest coast/sea views in the country, with a number of rooms with balconies to take full advantage of its cliff top situation; smiling ever obliging...

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1Thank markone05
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Please don't tell anyone but this place is amazing. The rooms are beautifully arranged with everything you could need, many have balconies with wonderful sea views and all are en-suite. The beds are huge and very comfortable, making it very hard to get up in the morning for the full English breakfast or multiple alternatives. We originally discovered the hotel...

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2Thank Madsexyminx
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had a lovely long week end at The Downs, really lovely comfortable sea view room. Food was excellent as were the staff. Kate & Ed made us very welcome and for us it was a wonderful trip down memory lane. Highly recommended.

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2Thank raysalisbury171
Pontypool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Our room was spacious and included a sea view front balcony. Our bed was large and very comfortable. Breakfast was comprehensive with a variety of choices. We stayed with the full English and that really set us up for the day. We like the shops in Babbacombe and the Downs is in close walking distance and is well situated for...

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2Thank entropy2016
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I received a very warm welcome on my arrival. Had a fabulous stay with like minded ladies on a cake decorating course. Staff were very friendly and obliging and nothing was too much trouble. Room was very clean with a beautiful seaview.

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2Thank grandy1962
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay, comfortable , clean , large bed, amazing views of sea and beautiful scenery from room 6 with a sitting space on the balcony. Small shower but works well , large bed in small room but very very comfy, plenty of electric points, very good use of limited space. Best of all - very friendly and helpful...

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2Thank Chris L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I regularly stay at The Downs Hotel as it is so friendly and relaxing. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and warm. It's a struggle getting out of bed in the morning as it is so comfortable, but then I wouldn't want to miss Ed's amazing breakfasts! The food at The Downs is delicious and I have never seen such a...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WINNERS of South Devon B&B, Guest House and Inn of the Year for 2013. 4* GOLD Visit Britain with Breakfast Award 2015 and 4* GOLD AA with Dinner & Breakfast Award for 2015. Situated directly above Babbacombe & Oddicombe beaches, we are a fully licensed family run establishment with 12 en-suite guest rooms, 8 have private balconies which enjoy fabulous unobstructed views across Babbacombe Downs and out over Lyme Bay. We welcome families, young and old, couples and singles alike. All rooms have TVs, direct dial telephones, hospitality trays and free Wi-Fi access. Our spacious restaurant and lounge bar ensures you have plenty of room. Suites are also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Downs, Babbacombe

Address: 41-43 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: $152 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Downs, Babbacombe 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“This depends on personal choice. I prefer a front balcony room to enjoy the view.”
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markone05, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“Top floor sea view room”
raysalisbury171, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The sea views and balcony are not to be missed”
entropy2016, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front facing sea view room - spectacular!”
143pam14, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
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