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“Excellent stay as always” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel De La Mer

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Hotel De La Mer
Ranked #90 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent stay as always”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Thanks to Kaydeigh, Jade, Luke, Suzanne, Helen and John for yet another wonderful stay. We went Monday to Friday had wonderful food, great company and could not better this. It ranks top with just one other of our favourite UK hotels. Keep up the good work and the charity work - and don't stop doing what you are doing. Can't wait until our next visit.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Claire A
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

Just returned from coach trip to Hotel de la mer. Staff very friendly and helpful and the hotel was very clean.The food is good home cooking.The choice is limited but as this is a small hotel more options might prove uneconomic. Always seconds available. The evening entertainment on Sunday and Tuesday was very good. On Monday there was bingo and quizzes. However the hotel itself needs updating and our room was very small ,especially the bathroom. Larger people would have difficulty fitting in the shower cubicle. Maybe other rooms have larger facilities. Overall we had a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Alberta35
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

On Friday 7th March 2014 I took a coach group of 35 senior citizens to Hotel De La Mer. This was our first visit, so really didn't know what to expect. On arrival we were welcomed by Luke the proprietor. Our expectations were exceeded by a fabulous hotel and fantastic friendly staff. The hotel from top to bottom was beautifully clean and comfortable. The food was lovely - home cooked, all fresh produce and plenty of it, with even second helpings.Entertainment excellent. For the reasonable price, cannot recommend it highly enough. Many thanks to the Tillan family and staff for our wonderful stay. See you next year.

Marcy Kingsley.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Marcy K
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
113 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

The hotel has good old fashioned food. Welcoming staff with good quick service at meal times. Rooms are clean but chinzy. It is aimed at the more elderly market and I felt that they really enjoyed their stay there. The lounge and bar area is very comfortable for a hotel with reasonable prices. Good for visiting shops and all tourist areas, good access to bus routes. I would not recommend this hotel for any one young and trendy but I think the owners are quite happy with things as they are! (Sorry if I am wrong) Stayed on a Turkey and Tinsel break, nice touch with the young family giving presents out. Lovely decorations but apart from 'Christmas Day' did not feel very christmasy or like New Year.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ladysmum
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Thank you so much for giving us such a welcoming stay. The hotel is so nicely laid out, homely, and food is great. Along with good entertainment.
Also, would like to say this hotel has been very guide dog friendly.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Gerry N
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

I cannot praise this hotel enough for the wonderful hospitality we received at Christmas from the Tillen family. OK, the bedrooms are basic but spotless. The food is local, fresh and cooked to the highest standard. The staff (the hotel employs local families) were a joy. I can personally say that any problem will be dealt with immediately. Luke's young sons came round at lunch on Christmas day with very generous presents from the hotel and wished us a Merry Christmas. A gem of a hotel and good to know that well-run, warm, family hotels still exist.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 533winnie
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Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in October. Ideally situated as a base to visit various places of interest. The theatre is close by with a first class show. The hotel provides good food & cosy home from home comfort & entertainment. Looking forward to another visit next year.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank BarbaraDN36
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Property: Hotel De La Mer
Address: 16 Babbacombe Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3SJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm family welcome awaits you at the Hotel De La Mer, with customer satisfaction assured. The Tillen family have been established at the Hotel De La Mer since 1976 and feel with over 30 years experience we are more than qualified to give you a premier holiday experience.We offer a wide range of holidays from mini breaks, festive tinsel & turkey breaks to one of our special themed holidays.The Hotel De La Mer are the proud founders of the nationally recognised charity Torbay Holiday Helpers Network a network of businesses who offer free action packed holidays to families who have seriously ill and bereaved children from across the UK.With our warm and friendly family atmosphere we invite you to arrive as customers and leave as friends. ... more   less 
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