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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Downs Hotel is a lovely relaxing place to completely chill out. The owners Kate and Ed are helpful and friendly. All the staff do their utmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable. The food in the hotel is excellent and the hotel is comfortable, warm and clean. I have stayed there many times and I am never disappointed. Babbacombe...

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St Austell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This time I stayed for three nights with a friend in a twin room with a balcony. There was initially a slight mix up with the booking - however it was sorted very quickly and to our complete satisfaction - so no issue at all. Our room was on the first floor with a balcony overlooking the front. Absolutely beautiful!...

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our first stay here & it will not be the last, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left we thoroughly enjoyed it. Babbacombe is such a pretty place, great pride appears to be taken in keeping everything looking so pristine, it is very peaceful, away from the hustle & bustle yet close enough not to have to...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

What can I say - stayed again at this hotel and hosts Kate and Ed remain as welcoming as ever. The staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and nothing is too much trouble. Clean and comfortable room, excellent breakfast cooked to order. Had evening meal most nights of our stay and cannot quite understand why...

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Another relaxing stay at The Downs. We found the care & service of the staff absolutely first class. Kate & Ed are wonderful hosts who certainly know how to make everyone feel at home. We stayed in room 4 this time & found it very comfortable with such fantastic views from the balcony. Roll on next time. Thank you. Mick...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Mr and Mrs Cotterill myself 67 my wife 73 we had the best holiday for a long time very relaxing great views and ed and kate very very friendly / the breakfast is to die for anything you want excellent / room very clean and cleaned every day to a high standard / very clean and well main hotel /...

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a weekend stay at The Downs and felt compelled to write a review of this little gem. We had an amazing stay....the views are breathtaking, the location perfect and the owners and staff super attentive. Upon arrival we sampled drinks out the front on the comfy seating overlooking the green which was a relaxing start to our...

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We love The Downs and once again weren't disappointed with the service and care from the staff and owners here. We were in room 8 this time and I wasn't sure how I would like overlooking the car par, but I was actually pleased as it was very dark and quiet at night time which allowed for restful sleep. Our...

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Langport
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We had a three night stay. Perfect location and we booked the hotel because it looked lovely on the website. However, on arrival, we felt a bit flat as it's not the nicest when you walk in, it looks a bit sorry for itself and old fashioned. Our room was ample size for us but the drawers were dirty inside...

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are unable to identify who you are as we have cross referenced the dates of your stay with your TripAdvisor location and are unable to match your stay with any of the guests we have had staying for 3 nights in September. It is unfortunate that you felt unable...

Haslemere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The hotel staff were very nice and attentive, the view from the balcony was excellent, the bed was very comfortable, and the breakfast offerings were adequate. However, the inside of the hotel generally looked tired and a bit scruffy - which was not apparent from the website - while the outside forecourt was never clear of litter and the shrubs...

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are unable to identify who you are as we have cross referenced the dates of your stay with your tripadvisor location and are unable to match your stay with any of the guests we have had staying for 3 nights in September. It is unfortunate that you felt unable...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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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: $92 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Downs, Babbacombe 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Best views are obviously at the front”
 of 5 bubbles brigidb2013, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the Downs are spectacular”
 of 5 bubbles 143pam14, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Balcony room overlooking the coast”
 of 5 bubbles Lynne3116, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“front balcony room view are great”
 of 5 bubbles goldwing509, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Check the room size to make sure it is big enough for all occupants plus luggage.”
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