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Cary Arms & Spa

Beach Road, Torquay TQ1 3LX England
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#62 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
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Chic, boutique 5 star inn privately owned and managed by the de Savary family in the unrivalled location of Babbacombe Bay. There are 10 contemporary, New-England style bedrooms and suites with outstanding sea-view, 6 newly launched Beach Huts and 2 Beach Suites plus 4 restored fisherman's cottages for rental. All have excellent sea views with outdoor decks, balconies or gardens. The atmosphere is luxuriously relaxing and friendly. Head Chef, Steve Poyner and his team serve the very best of creative, English heritage dishes focusing on local, seasonal ingredients in an informal and relaxed setting. Hearty breakfasts, long lunches and lazy suppers indoors or out on the sun-terraces. Sheltering in its own unsung part of the South Devon Coast, the English Riviera, the inn is accessible by water and has its own moorings. Enjoy the stunning spa with its hydrotherapy pool, experience showers, sauna, steam room and beauty treatment rooms. Dog and family friendly. The inn is perfect for those looking for a luxurious and private getaway. It will blow the cobwebs away!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Massage chair
Steam room
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Room features
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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dawnlangley1 wrote a review Dec 2020
Midlands6 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed 4 nights over Christmas and thank god we did. We had the most fabulous and well needed Christmas break, we couldn’t fault anything at all. The service, food, room, location was all just superb. Well done to all the team at Carys you all do a great job. Happy New Year 2021 and hopefully we will be back in the summer. 😘😘😘
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Freeman5802 wrote a review Dec 2020
Worcestershire, United Kingdom270 contributions94 helpful votes
This is the second time we have been here, they have extended a lot since our first visit. Still a dog friendly hotel albeit no grass area to exercise dogs any more and if hotel locked up its a steep set of steps to get down to the beach especialy in the dark. That said the Hotel is great , very clean the food was very good. The Oven baked Plaice was as nice as fish dish as I have had in a long time. The staff without exception were helpful even in these COVID days they all were doing their best to ensure we enjoyed our stay. We plan to return
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Date of stay: December 2020
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apclarkw wrote a review Dec 2020
Purley, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent in every respect Accommodation ,Food , Location & Scenery. One needs to be fit and healthy to manage the external steps to car park though had the access road been fully opened it would not have been an issue. Would visit again Best described as England in its Glory
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
AndrewWBristol wrote a review Nov 2020
Bristol58 contributions18 helpful votes
We spent a week in Bay Cottage. Some of the service was great, like the lady who arranged for us to stay there despite our daughter being under the normal age limit of twelve. However, much of the service was poor. The dinner and breakfast hamper was delivered to the wrong cottage; the promised mid-week clean of the cottage didn't happen; the booking for our spa treatments was lost; and when we took up the offer of complimentary treatments to make up for this, they were added to our bill, along with £500 worth of food and drink that we didn't have! As a result, I really can't see us going back.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Rob Allen, General Manager at Cary Arms & Spa
Responded Dec 8, 2020
Good Evening Andrew, I do apologise profusely for the muddle ups with regards to your spa booking and food bill, it seems we made multiple errors of which we are deeply sorry for. At your earliest convenience, would you like to contact me on either the site number 01803 327 110 or my email rob@caryarms.co.uk?I would very much like to go through your stay in more detail and see if we can amend our errors. Best Regards,
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greer wrote a review Oct 2020
United Kingdom48 contributions5 helpful votes
This was our thrid visit to the Cary Arms but our first time in a beach suite. The suite was absolutely incredible - very spacious with a lovely lounge area with a TV and a hallway leading to the large bathroom (with both an incredible shower and a very large bathtub) and the bedroom, also with a TV. The fridge was stocked with a bottle of wine, milk, coke, as well as snacks including crisps, orange clubs, kit kats etc, which was lovely. The view from both the lounge and the bedroom was incredible - we felt as if we were in the water, especially due to the weather meaning the waves from the sea were crashing up against our suite! We love the pool table in the lounge area which can be used up to 10PM. Special thanks to the chef who accepted my request for something that wasn't on the evening menu. Service at dinner was great. Would highly recommend The Cary cocktail - delicious! Breakfast was also lovely - so many options. The crossiants and hot chocolate were delicious. We loved our return visit and look forward to visiting again next month.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Rob Allen, General Manager at Cary Arms & Spa
Responded Dec 8, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comments, myself and the team are always delighted to hear when our guests have loved their stay. We wish you the best going forward and hopefully we can welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes,
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cary Arms & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Cary Arms & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Babbacombe Theatre (0.2 miles), Babbacombe Model Village (0.6 miles), and Babbacombe & Oddicombe - South West Coast Path (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cary Arms & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cary Arms & Spa?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Cary Arms & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cary Arms & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cary Arms & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bay Tree Cafe, Hamiltons Club, and The Buccaneer Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cary Arms & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and a pool with a view during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Cary Arms & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cary Arms & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Cary Arms & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Torre Abbey (1.8 miles), Oldway Mansion (3.4 miles), and English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark (1.4 miles).
Does Cary Arms & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.