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The Downs, Babbacombe

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41 - 43 Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay TQ1 3LN, England
The Downs, Babbacombe
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Malvern, Worcestershire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

This has to be one of the best hotels in the Babbacombe area, in every way. All the public rooms (and my bedroom) were tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The view from my balcony had the "wow" factor. It was wonderful to sit out with a mug of coffee each morning to watch the sunrise and in the evening, the... More 

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Connecticut
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37 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

The Downs, Babbacombe was my wife and my second and third night’s stay on a recent 28 day holiday touring the UK. We were somewhat “jet lagged” from the flight from the US and also from the stress of learning how to stay on the left side of the road, traverse roundabouts, and navigate narrow two way lanes in the... More 

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Burntisland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

The hotel was extremely comfortable and in the process of being modernised. The Bar, although still a little dated offered comfort and the added touch of board games, a blessing when travelling with children! We had the family room to the back of the hotel and although it didn't have a balcony, was very light and airy and the beds... More 

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Fife Scotland
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

Stayed at Downs Hotel for three nights and enjoyed every minute. Anyone thinking of visiting Torquay, the Downs hotel is for you. Wonderful views.Beautiful accomodation and very kind and helpful hosts.Richards family of 7. Would stay again.

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birmingham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

When we first booked this hotel, we weren't expecting much as we booked simply because it was a 'dog friendly hotel'. We imagined that it would only be basic and because it accepted animals, it wouldn't be 'pristine'. How wrong we were and what a jewel we've found! Not a dog hair in site and immaculately clean! The rooms are... More 

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Southam, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

Lovely hotel Lovely people Fabulous place to stay.

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Devon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

Just had lunch at The Downs. Fresh Brixham crab salad and a pot of tea. Fabulous quality and service. Great food. Wonderful hosts, so friendly and welcomings.

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liverpool
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

We joined Kath and Ed for their 4 day package over Xmas break, having never been away at Xmas before, we didnt know what to expect, this was a great 4 days. We had a fab holiday, staff very attentive, excellent food, well and truely fed, super soft comfy beds, perfect location, we will be visiting ahain in the summer

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

Stayed in the mini heatwave of the mid weekend in April, fabulous stay, Kath and Ed are very welcoming, all staff are friendly, breakfasts are fabulous. If you have ever been worried about a B and B, this is one I would return to time and time again, already booked a 4 days stay over Xmas.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

We stayed at the downs for a short break with our kids and found a very warm welcome with clean well preesnted accomodation. The service and quality was excellent, whilst the suroundings were contempory the attention to customer satisfaction was outstanding to todays standards. We have booked for August and really looking forward to our stay.

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