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Babbacombe Guest House
Ranked #68 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 9, 2012

What a great releif it is to have found a Guest House and hosts that deliver a 1st class service time after time. I stay at this place often, not because of a business need, but, because the guest house, the rooms, the food and the welcome never fails to reach the highest standards. Visit and you will not be dissapointed.
There have been times when it would have been easier, for access to tourist attractions, to have stayed in another place. But I could never hope to find a better place than this. I stay at this guest house because I have never found better and a hotel could never hope to match the warmth shown by the hosts. Tony and Pauline are welcoming, without being 'pushy'. Their knowledge and advice on local attractions is first class. I will surely return again some day.

Room Tip: The room with the twin beds which can be used as a King size is fantastic value.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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John H, Owner at Babbacombe Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2012

Dear Raven, thank you for leaving us such kind words. It is customers like you who make this business a pleasure. Until we see you again, the very best of wishes to you.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Just returned from a lovely weekend away staying at the Babbacombe Guest House. The hotel is spotlessly clean with a well maintained feel about the place. Location in respect of Babbacombe Downs is perfect, literally a stones throw from the front, however there is residual noise from the main road in the rooms which though not too noisy you were aware of the traffic. The owners were warm and welcoming, it was nice to be called by your first name, something which doesn't happen much nowadays. The breakfast was lovely and obviously freshly cooked. The only concern was the headroom in the room we were given, we were aware it was a loftroom prior to our booking, yet were suprised by the lack of height. If booking this guest house just be aware of the lack of height in the loftrooms, nos. 5 and 6, otherwise i could not fault the guesthouse and welcome given. Tip - try Hanbuys chippys - fantastic.

Room Tip: Loftrooms have limited height.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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John H, Owner at Babbacombe Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2012

Thank you for your review, as you mentioned there is restricted height in the rooms on the top floor as we advertise. Based on feedback this is why these rooms are also priced lower than our other rooms, so there is an option to choose the room that is booked. Some people prefer these rooms and some don't. Nevertheless, I am glad that you took the time to comment here that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will choose us next time you travel.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

I'd like to say a massive thankyou to Pauline and Tony for their warm welcome and excellent hospitality to myself and family, although the stay was short (only 2 nights) we wished it was longer as we were made so welcome. I will recommend Babbacombe guest house to all my friends, and defiantly will be booking a longer stay.
Again many many thanks to Pauline and Tony for making our stay such a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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John H, Owner at Babbacombe Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2012

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased that you enjoyed your weekend with us, and hope you will choose us again in the future.

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

They say 1st impressions are important. You will definitely not be dissapointed on you arrival at the Babbacome Guest House. From the outside in, there is an air of well kept, well run & manitained establishment. Pauline & Tony carry this through in the treatment of their guests. Friendly and courteous, where nothing is too much trouble to ensure that you have an enjoyable & trouble free stay.

If you are looking for a cosy corner to relax in, far away from the madding crowd, you need look no further than the Babbacombe Guest House. I would definitely recommend this guest house to anyone that prizes value for money and comfort. A veritable 'Jewel In The Crown' to be held up as an excellent example to other holiday establishments. I have already booked my break for next year. You arrive as strangers and leave as friends.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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John H, Owner at Babbacombe Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2012

Dear Florence, thank you for your very kind review of our property. It is kind words like this that show that our efforts to provide a quality environment for our guests to stay in really do get noticed. We look forward to seeing you on your next stay with us.

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We have stayed here many times over the last two years and each time the experience gets better. The cleanest rooms and every thing you could want to hand in the room. A breakfast that will give you the best start for the day. Tony and Pauline have worked hard and done a wonderful job, we hope that it will continue for many a year to come. Maybe it is time for them to take a break. Where ever it is, I hope it is up to the same standard as they have set. I cannot praise them enough, truly Babbacombe's best kept Guest House.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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John H, Owner at Babbacombe Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2012

We are so pleased you enjoy staying with us enough to return. Thats why we have put so much work into not only improving but maintaining the facilities we offer. We hope to see you again soon, thanks for your review.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

the breakfast was lovely sets u up for the day,the location is perfect everything close by even the bus stop to torquay just outside so never needed to use the car.everything was perfect wished we had booked for longer.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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John H, Owner at Babbacombe Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2012

Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate you leaving comments for others to see, in particular about our free off road car parking, quite a rarity in Torquay!

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had an enjoyable 3 night stay here in late August. Off road parking was very handy. Room was clean and comfortable, with bunk beds for the kids. Bottled water and biscuits in the room was a nice touch. Breakfasts were very good. A short stroll puts you in sight of the beaches, but beware the steep climb - let the Babbacombe cliff railway take the strain. Would recommend the sizzling steak at the Babbacombe Inn and fish and chips from Drakes. Bus into Torquay stops almost outside the door.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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John H, Owner at Babbacombe Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2012

We are please that you enjoyed your first trip to Torquay and enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will choose us again next time you are here.

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Additional Information about Babbacombe Guest House

Address: 53 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3SN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range: $78 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Babbacombe Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Visit England 4* SILVER AWARD with BREAKFAST AWARD Guest House ideally situated on the picturesque boundary of Babbacombe and St Marychurch. The spectacular views from Babbacombe Downs are just 300 yards away, St Marychurch's popular shopping precinct is just a 5 minutes walk away, and the main town centre of Torquay is just a few minutes drive away. Free off road parking and free WIFI. ... more   less 
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