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The Babbacombe Royal Hotel
Ranked #51 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 31, 2011

Located right on the front of Babbacombe overlooking the sea, the rooms have been recently renovated and are well turned out. Situated a short-ish walk or cliff rail ride) from the sea (although its a steep climb back again). Located close to a couple of local attractions, its a great place to base a stay on the Enlish Riviera...
The hotel is above a bar/carvery which is excellent, certainly better than average pub grub!!
Breakfast is to order and again of excellent quality.
Staff are very friendly and helpful.
I visit the southwest regularly and will be making this a regular stop,

Room Tip: Rooms are reasonably sized and all have sea views but room 7 is very spacious.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2011

I would highly recommend the Royal. We stayed for one night (Saturday). I only booked there as we were attending a function but will definitely choose the same hotel when I visit the area again.

The staff really make this hotel stand out. All are friendly, helpful and courteous but without being over-bearing.

We had booked room 4 which looked great but were 'upgraded' to room 8 which was even bigger. The room appeared recently decorated, had a wonderful view of the bay and the bathroom was immaculate with bath and shower. Lots of really useful hotel and local area information is provided in the room too. There is also plenty of (free) parking.

We had a great evening at our function which was in the back room of the bar. The drinks are reasonably priced for a hotel (around £6.50 for a pint and a gin and tonic) and several local real ales are available. We had a buffet laid on too which was excellent quality and good value.

Breakfast is only £7.95 and although restricted to between 9am and 9.30am is defintely worth having as is freshly cooked to order. The full breakfast is huge with really good quality ingredients and a dining room overlooking the bay.

This hotel knocks spots off some of the big chain hotels and for £59 is great value too.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2016
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Additional Information about The Babbacombe Royal Hotel

Address: 31 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #51 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range: $81 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Babbacombe Royal Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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