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The Babbacombe Royal Hotel
Ranked #47 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Booked this after reading the reviews and it didn't fail to let us down. Spacious room with a sea view , king size lovely soft bed, and a good size shower although as other reviews have pointed out the water pressure is a little on the low side.
Excellent full English to start the day and although we only dined here on the one night couldn't fault the food. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Overall an excellent place to stay and use as a base. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul H
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

From the moment we walked in we were made welcome. The room was very clean and inviting and first thoughts were excellent value for money. The location is fantastic and the view is stunning ! But ! Our room was above the outside smoking area for the pub below, we had to close the windows due to the smell of fags and no chance of getting to sleep until the pub downstairs closed due to the noise made by the people outside ! After midnight it went quiet and we could eventually get to sleep !

  • Stayed October 2013
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2013

i booked rooms for my self, brother, & his wife for 4 days just by chance no previous experience, we intend to go again for longer stay next year, we had a lovely stay sadly it went very quick the staff were all very helpfull & breakfast enough to last all day.

Room Tip: most rooms are facing the sea with terrific views
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank kingowen
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

had a fantastic weekend here with my fiance. the staff are all so friendly and happy to help. They never seem to tire but seem to be here all the time.. room very nice clean linen daily very comfortable bed .the food excellent at the royal. we pre ordered breakfast but could seriously only manage to have one on the first morning here as they are massive full english with cereal and extra large slices of fresh bread toasted.. could not eat it all so decided to have scrambled egg on morning number 2 with cereal.. the coffees are lovely aswell.such a brilliant service from all members of staff at this hotel..cant wait to go back and we only got home 5 hour ago. thank you royal hotel and carvery and keep up the excellent service you provide

Room Tip: try to request room 6 if possible we didnt get this room but were told this is the best room with se...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank alicante2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had a lovely room at the Royal, overlooking the beach at the front of the hotel. The view was fabulous and the room was excellent, of a really high standard and really loved the new looking bathroom with a nice walk in shower. The staff were friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed our stay. We would definitely stay here again next time we visit Devon.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the front overlooking the sea.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Epping, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Me and my family had a very enjoyable meal at the Royal on Sunday The waitresses were friendly and the food was good and well cooked. But there is a downside. We were told there were two serving options. 1. order the food and drinks and pay at the bar to obtain your carvery ticket then get your own food. The same applied if you wanted desserts, although after ordering and paying they did bring the desserts to your table. Option 2. If you want waitress service, have your order taken and served and pay after your meal, then you had to GIVE THEM YOUR CREDIT CARD TO HOLD. Why don't trust their customers to order a meal, have waitress service, then pay, as other restaurants do. We felt distrusted and this spoilt our meal. How many people would want to give a stranger their credit card to hold? The food was good the venue was lovely as was the view of the sea.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Babbacombe R, Owner at The Babbacombe Royal Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Hello and thank you for your feedback.
We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us last Sunday but sorry to hear that you felt distrusted. I can assure you that this is not in any way our intention. The policy of holding customers cards behind the bar is relatively common these days but is very new to us. Introduced recently after issues with customers leaving without paying on Sundays when we are very busy we will review this policy further to your comments. I can assure you that there is no personal mistrust of any customers and regret that the dishonesty of the few has affected anyone's enjoyment of dining with us.
We hope this will not deter you from eating with us again.
Kind Regards
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

On holiday in the area and looking for a carvery. Quick search on the internet, and it showed us the Royal. We called in without booking, and just timed things right.
Right from the start we were treated very pleasantly, ordered our drinks, and got our carvery!
Good choice of meats, that also tasted good, and with all the veg you expect these days. Can't complain at all about the whole evening we had there.
Thanks very much, well done.
Will use this again.

Room Tip: We only used the restaurant
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Steve H
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Babbacombe R, Owner at The Babbacombe Royal Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Hello there and thank you for your review.
We are very pleased that you found us and even more pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us!
We hope we can welcome you again for more of the same in the future.
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Additional Information about The Babbacombe Royal Hotel

Property: The Babbacombe Royal Hotel
Address: 31 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Babbacombe Royal Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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