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The Morningside Hotel
Ranked #55 of 87 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
nottingham
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Yet another great stay.”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Everything in our previous two reports are still correct. Friendly staff, good breakfast and excellent facilities and the sea view is one of the best in Devon. Evening meals are not available but this is a plus factor because it allows you to use the fanastic selection of establishments nearby and when you go farther afield you do not have to be back for a set time. Babbacombe is a quiet location but you can easily reach the main Torbay resorts.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

We just stayed over night. We were made to feel vey welcome. Very bright and airy room. Spotless and clean. Lovely breakfast in the second conservatory. Parking in the carpark. Also on the road out side. Good position with seaviews.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bath UK
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

I have stayed here three times over a couple of years and always try to get a booking when I go to Babbacombe. This last time we had two single rooms in our party and in fact ended up in nice big rooms on the ground floor. Both rooms appeared to be newly decorated, clean and well maintained. My bed was very comfortable - nice and soft! Its in a great situation on the clifftop with great views from some rooms. It is a B&B rather than a hotel but its excellent value - and I am hoping to get in again for a couple of days in August!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

'have stayed at this hotel three times. the facilities are excellent with a breakfast that keeps you going all day'

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Derry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We have stayed at the Morningside for many years and we have always found it to be bright, cheerful and friendly- the same goes for all the staff. Paul, Jon-Paul, Ann and Frankie have all become like family and we continue to return year after year, its like a home from home.

The hotel is right on the cliff top with the most incredible views from a lot of the bedrooms and the shops etc are a few minutes walk away, as is the cliff top railway to get to Oddicombe Beach ( kids love the old fashioned railway!). Babbacombe beach is more of a trek- but good for fishing and keeping the kids amused in the rock pools.

Some of the reviews on this site are not to complimentary to the Morningside- my answer is if you want 5star+- then book a really expensive hotel in Torquay- this is a family run B&B and family service is always preferable to large corporate hotels. The rooms are all a good size (I think we have tried them all) and tea/coffee stocks are always well maintained and they have internet access too if you need it.

We can't recommend this hotel enough, staff are very friendly (and very good with children) and very knowledgable as to local amenities and always available for a friendly chat.

As for the food- the breakfasts are great- and there is always the option of more, with no moaning/tutting or trying to get you to hurry up, and if you manage to catch some Mackerel off the harbour wall, they will even cook it for you and serve it for breakfast- what more can you ask for!
They don't do an evening meal, but the local pubs etc are all within easy walking distance and the staff will advise readily as to the best place to go. If you get a bit peckish during the day there is always the option of the conservatory where they serve excellent cakes (this is our daughter favourite bit), snacks and drinks (both soft and alcoholic) all at very reasonable prices.

This is a very good value for money B&B and very highly recommended.

Room Tip: The rooms on the front have the best views. You must try the cakes and cream teas- divine!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

I have just returned from a three night stay at this hotel. My room was clean and the hotel was well kept and clearly well maintained, Breakfast was good and the staff were friendly and efficient. I would happily recommend this as a good value for money hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2011

We stayed again at the Morningside Hotel for 3 nights and as always had a very warm and friendly welcome. The rooms are always clean bright and well stocked with tea and coffee and nothing is too much trouble. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: You can't go wrong with the sea view rooms.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Morningside Hotel
Address: Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
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#31 Family Hotel in Torquay
Number of rooms: 15
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The Morningside Hotel Torquay, Devon

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