We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Downs, Babbacombe

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Torquay
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
The Downs, Babbacombe
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for The Downs, Babbacombe
See the most recent reviews
Showing 339: English reviews
Troon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2015

For the sixth year in a row we answer the call of the Downs. This is without doubt our favourite hotel in the U.K., and the view from the balcony in room six is to die for. As always Kate & Ed and the team were there to cater for our every need, thus ensuring two weeks of total relaxation...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Angus K
england
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Once again stayed 26th 27th June with doggy and family and rooms clean and fresh tidy and of course dog friendly staff are very helpfull and polite breakfast is a brill experience cooked or continental it's there kate and ed well done will keep comming here with my doggy and try the evening meals there lush and plenty of food

 Report
Helpful?
Thank zennaEngland
Essen, Germany
Reviewed 26 June 2015

We travelled for the first time to England and stay for 4 days at the downs. We had 4 wonderful relaxed days at the Hotel at a comfortable room with a balcony with a great seaview. The breakfast and the dinner was very very very ... delicious!! Thomas - Germany

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Thomas_Richard_544
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015

We returned for a second time, this time taking all the rooms for 2 nights,for a family wedding in Torquay. Kate and Ed were very helpful, even to the point of Ed was going to donate a white shirt when the groom had brought the wrong size. Helpful touches like an iron and ironing board left on the landing of...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Paul M
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed at The Downs from 30th May-6th June and had a really great holiday, Kate and Ed are wonderful hosts, along with their staff, and knowledgeable of the area. Would recommend and hope to stay again! The hotel is close to the beach, model village and Torquay us just a bus ride away, and from there you can explore!

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Jodie C
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2015

My Husband and I stayed for 5 days, on my second day i had a fall at the harbour and Kate looked after me so well and thank you so much. We had room 4 with a balcony and it was excellent, the food was delicious but what made my holiday is Kate and her staff went above and beyond,...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Hayley W
Reviewed 9 June 2015

The most comfortable relaxing cosy b&b we have stayed in as a family, food was fab and nothing too much trouble, Kate and Ed are the perfect hosts. Thank you for making our time in Babbacombe most enjoyable - am sure we will be back (maybe with the dog next time)

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Helen C
Aldbourne
Reviewed 5 June 2015

I arrived with my dog in to and was made most welcome. Bedroom with balcony and sea view was clean , caffetier with fresh coffee was in room with plentiful supply of milk and tea. Water bowl and towel were provided for the dog. The couple running the hotel were very attentive . Stair lifts to first floor are in...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank AlisonHilary
Walsall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We have just returned from our fifth visit to he Downs and as usual everything was excellent and we had a superb holiday. Kate, Ed and all the staff are welcoming and friendly. Our room, although small, was clean, comfortable and had everything we required including a jar of filter coffee. The breakfast menu is extensive and the food is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank John P
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Stayed for a 4 day week at the start of May, Kate, Ed and all the staff made us very, very, welcome They really are excellent hosts and so good to chat with. Myself , my wife Carol and not Forgetting my 96 year old dad and our little dog Charlie were looked after superbly, and will Really strive to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Martin G

134 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (93)
Viewed
View from Room (25)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (18)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Other (29)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (41)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Torquay hotels
0.1 km away
The Babbacombe Hotel
The Babbacombe Hotel
#46 of 89 in Torquay
147 reviews
0.0 km away
Headland View
Headland View
#47 of 153 in Torquay
165 reviews
0.1 km away
Seabreeze at Babbacombe
Seabreeze at Babbacombe
#46 of 153 in Torquay
133 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 km away
Babbacombe Guest House
Babbacombe Guest House
#55 of 153 in Torquay
194 reviews
0.4 km away
Babbacombe Palms Guest House
0.1 km away
The Babbacombe Royal Hotel
The Babbacombe Royal Hotel
#43 of 153 in Torquay
241 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • 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: $88 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Downs, Babbacombe 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
The Downs, Babbacombe Hotel Torquay
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Downs, Babbacombe staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Downs, Babbacombe staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Book early! Fills up fast.”
 of 5 bubbles drivewriteautomotivg, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Good for access with rails and even a stairlift”
 of 5 bubbles wonrek55, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea views are fab”
 of 5 bubbles _babsmcmillan, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 12, it has a bath and shower. the view is also incredible.”
 of 5 bubbles Jillybobs77, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Sea view is best.”
 of 5 bubbles christinesO925ZW, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5