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The Morningside Hotel
Ranked #54 of 85 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 11, 2010

Took elderly parents away for a break at the seaside. The staff were most accommodating towards us and our parents limitations. Fantastic breakfast choice and served perfectly, nothing too much trouble. Location is perfect with superb views and very tastfully furnished. Rooms were clean and airy with lovely views across the bay. No evening meals, but a choice of food in the evening in nearby hotels and bars. We especially recommend the Royal. Value for money was excellent, our only gripe was the weather...... :-)

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Thank ChrisForestofDean
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Reviewed July 29, 2010

My wife and I have just spent a week at the Morningside Hotel and have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. From our sea view room you looked out over lyme bay and as the hotel faces east you get a stunning sunrise. A full english breakfast is available or if you prefer just cereals and toast. The staff were always friendly and helpful. It is situated in the quieter part of Torbay but within easy reach of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.The Babbacombe Theatre is only 400 yards from the hotel with entertainment on throughout most of the year. Evening meals are not served but within walking distance there are many establishments catering for all tastes after which you can stroll back along the sea front for a drink in the hotel bar. We will certainly book again.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2010

The room was dirty, the cushions had makeup or something similar on them.The windows were double glazed complete with cobwebs.
The hot water was too hot the cold barely running.
on the good side, the staff were friendly and the food presentable
Considering the price we paid I would expect this hotel to be much better.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank twittycombe
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Reviewed May 20, 2010

My wife and I have just returned from the Morningside Hotel in Babbacombe. Although it was out of season, we did expect a little more from this establishment. On arrival the tea tray in the room had the usual biscuits etc; but were never replaced after they had been used.The staff were friendly but when we asked about an evening meal, we were told that it was a bit early in the year and they were not busy enough. We had planned a nice few days away at the Morningside but were extremely disappointed. The room was basic, and let's face it, could have been cleaner, with cobwebs(albeit small) on the ceiling, and dusty skirting boards. There were only 4 plastic coat hangers in the closet. The views from the room were brilliant. You ask for a sea view, you get a sea view! We are a young middle aged couple but found Babbacombe quite depressing as it was full of what we thought were retired elderly people. We will certainly never return to this resort. Anyone with a young family....stay away!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Perranporth
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Reviewed May 25, 2009

stayed here for may bank holiday for 3 nights, nice location and plenty of eating places around.Staff where very friendly and helpfull.We had a lovely large room overlooking the sea.The room we had was very clean and tidy.The hotel offers a very nice and filling breakfast every morning.Babbacombe is a very quiet and lovely location with a very relaxing feel to it.Torquay is only a 30 minute stroll to it or a short bus ride.Full credit to the owners of what we feel was a lovely hotel.We wll be going again and would recommend to others

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
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Ranked #54 of 85 Hotels in Torquay
Number of rooms: 15
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