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The Downs, Babbacombe

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another visit to one of our favourite hotels. Kate, Ed and staff welcoming and nothing too much trouble. Warm clean room,with added extras, spectacular views, marred on this visit by " good" British weather. Will definitely be returning

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Rugby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organised and thought out for your comfort and ease. Beds are so comfy you don't want to get out, good spring mattress with toppers and Egyptian cotton sheets, you just feel surrounded by luxuary. We had room 3- has a balcony with two chairs and a table overlooking the bay, ensuite toilet cubicle and shower cubicle in room, twin...

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Thank maths_teacherRugby
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The proprietors at the Downs Hotel are genial and obliging. From booking onward our arrangements went smoothly. It's not a luxury hotel, but it is well fitted out, comfortable and homely. Our en suite room had a balcony and a great sea view, marred only by the winter weather, The bed was comfortable and large and the room offered all...

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St Austell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

very welcoming to us and our small dog,went out their way to help with anything,have got to say the room was superb with a perfect view over the bay and also provided was a blanket and water bowl for our dog. The breakfast was lovely and was set up for us in the lounge area so our dog could be...

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Hook, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Unfortunately a very short stay this time but Kate and Ed never fail to make me and my four legged friend very welcome. This is truly a doggy friendly place to stay, there is always a little doggy bowl and towel in the room and you may enjoy breakfast in the lounge with your dog in tow. Breakfast is always...

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Thank _babsmcmillan
england
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I just wanted to reiterate what most other reviewers have said, Great views, Great staff and being pet friendly is a definite bonus as it was our first break with our dog. I would love to visit in the summer months. Kate sold it to me as when I called to book after researching loads of other places (as you...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017

My wife, myself and our beautiful Bella (Lhasa Apso) puppy stayed at the Downs hotel for a short break during January 2017. From the outset Ed & Kate were very welcoming during our arrival & throughout our stay at their wonderful hotel. Great location, very friendly family & homely with great accommodation and wonderful location. We had a great time...

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Thank Rosemary F
Reviewed 24 January 2017

My husband and I and our son, daughter-in-law an 3 grandchildren have just had 2 marvellous nights at "The Downs". The breakfasts were amazing and there were even games for my grandchildren to play. Everything to make our stay so enjoyable was thought of. We shall definitely be back, with our without the rest of the family. The grandchildren loved...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • 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: $148 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Downs, Babbacombe 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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