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The Downs Babbacombe

4-star beach B&B with restaurant, near Babbacombe Beach

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi

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Seafront, Torquay, TQ1 3LN, England, United Kingdom
8.6.Fabulous.
  • Only here for one night but everything was perfect, stunning views of the English Riviera

    Sep 16, 2019

  • Very warm welcome, super breakfast, comfy bed and beautiful view

    Sep 6, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to We're Good To Go (UK) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Self parking
  • Terrace

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Babbacombe
  • Babbacombe Beach - 6 min walk
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens - 9 min walk
  • Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves - 23 min walk
  • Princess Theatre - 39 min walk
  • Bygones Victorian Museum - 9 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Double Room (Rear View)
  • Twin Room (Twin Room with Balcony and Sea View)
  • Double Room, Balcony, Sea View (Compact Double, 1st Floor)
  • Double Room, Balcony, Sea View (Compact Double Room, 2nd Floor)
  • Standard Double Room, Balcony

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Babbacombe
  • Babbacombe Beach - 6 min walk
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens - 9 min walk
  • Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves - 23 min walk
  • Princess Theatre - 39 min walk
  • Bygones Victorian Museum - 9 min walk
  • Paignton Beach - 4.1 mi / 6.7 km
  • Goodrington Sands Beach - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Paignton Zoo - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Torre Station - 4 min drive
  • Torquay Station - 5 min drive
  • Paignton Station - 10 min drive
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Seafront, Torquay, TQ1 3LN, England, United Kingdom

At a glance

Size

  • 12 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:30 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (GBP 8.00 per day)
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service

Services

  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

Onsite venue - This bistro specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: GBP 150.0 per stay

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions

ParkingPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Self parking costs GBP 8.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are NOT available.

Also known as

  • Downs Babbacombe B&B
  • Downs Babbacombe
  • The Downs Babbacombe Torquay
  • The Downs Babbacombe Bed & breakfast
  • The Downs Babbacombe Bed & breakfast Torquay

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs GBP 8.00 per day.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Cary Arms (7-min walk), Cafe Babbs (10-min walk), and The Coffee House (10-min walk).
  • Recommended spots to visit include Babbacombe Beach (6-min walk) and Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens (9-min walk), along with Bygones Victorian Museum (9-min walk) and Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves (1.2 mi).
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 6.0.Good

    I think the word is consistency. Somethings are really good others not so good. If they were to spend money on the not so good the Downs would be Excellent. It was very cluttered. My husband is blind and for a person with no sight it was an assault cause. Stair lift on the stairs. Running machine in the back entrance tables and chairs in every corridor. The bed was 2 3ft beds pushed together which isn’t exactly what was promised we were told a large bed. The sink in our bathroom wasn’t fit for purpose. Too small to wash in more water on the floor than the sink. My husband really enjoyed his Omelette he had for breakfast, but the bacon was smoked and my boiled egg was watery and undercooked. Neither to my taste the bread used for toast was thin tasteless and clearly cheap bread. Personally it needs to be de cluttered, the bacon should be unsmoked as used in every single other hotel I have ever stayed in and offer a good selection of toast for breakfast white bloomer, seeded, granary. All of which aren’t expensive and would leave a much better customer experience in my opinion.

    3 night romance trip, Sep 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great

    Very Clean and friendly. Lovely views.

    Elliott, 1 night business trip, Jul 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Happy

    Nice little place. Good breakfast comfy bed and great views

    Dave, 3 night romance trip, Jul 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful room with balcony overlooking Babbacombe Bay. Breakfast to die for and varied selection and very friendly staff. Very dog friendly and amenable. Ed the owner (also) Chef very pleasant. We will have a return visit. Paul & Pat Bidgood.

    Paul, 4 night romance trip, Jul 15, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Guest house very tired really needs updating

    Good points, view, comfortable bed, berries at breakfast, refurbished bathroom with nice toiletry products, easy free parking in local roads. The bad, was told it was a 6' bed it was 5', the room described as compact (we had a phone call before to tell us) it was tiny and no where to sit inside. Breakfast served only between 8.30 and 9.15, we got down at about 8.40 first day and got served at about 9, the second day we were down at 8.35 and got served at 9.10, the lady serving was run off her feet and did apologise for the wait due to a full house. We could hear every sound from adjoining room, which meant they could probably also hear us.The place is very tired, our room (11) really does need a good decoration and was overpriced for what we paid. We were disappointed with the general condition of the hotel I know the hotel has numerous accolades but the above views are honestly held.

    Gordon, 2 night trip, Jul 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great weekend break. Excellent position on the sea front. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Made our dog very welcome.

    Wendy, 2 night romance trip, Jun 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Home away from home

    Really homely feel to the place and extremely welcoming. The shower didn’t have much power but that would just need a new head or setting change. Overall it was a very pleasant stay

    John, 1 night business trip, Jun 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Only stayed one night - But had no problems from checking into checking out - Meals were well priced - Used the Council Car park at rear of hotel would recommend £8 for twenty four hours - Very Good location to get to Torquay Paignton and Brixham

    Dennis, 1 night trip, Jun 5, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    We stayed at this property for two nights and I have to say that the view from our bedroom window was beautiful. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast was excellent. However I would be doing a disservice to both the owners of the property and the guests of the future if I did not state a very important fact. We were in room 4 and this was located on the first floor sandwiched between the ground floor and the second floor. As we had a long drive tiredness had taken over and we were into bed at around 1030 pm. which was when the creaking from the ceiling started. I believe the people upstairs had just begun the night and there was non stop squeaking and creaking as they walked in and about their bedroom. This was not necessarily their fault but this went on and on as I tried to sleep in vain. It got so annoying that I wished I could run downstairs and ask to be given a different room but it was too late for that as most b&bs do not have a 24 hour reception, but there was I tossing in my bed till 230am in the morning. At 3am Out of desperation I turned on the extractor fan in the bathroom to drown the noise and finally got a little sleep. I would not be running back to the hotel although it has a lot of good things as sleep is probably the most important of them and if a hotel can deny you that, then I would reconsider where I would be staying.

    2 night romance trip, May 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent location, great staff, wonderful breakfast , super overall

    2 night family trip, Apr 20, 2019

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