We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Babbacombe Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
The Babbacombe Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for The Babbacombe Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 135: English reviews
Kent
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Just the one night but a very enjoyable stay. Superb views are the key to this hotel in a wonderful location. Rooms were very clean and beds comfortable. The bar had happy hour until 6 which made it very reasonable. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast excellent. I would certainly return!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JonCKent
OKEHAMPTON
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

WTS just coach drivers LTD. Have had some excellent feedback from our drivers staying here. Between 1-4 nights. Comfortable. Relaxed. And good food. Just what our drivers need when relaxing While covering other drivers staying in the same hotel. Thank you

 Report
Helpful?
Thank del578
england
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Nothing to write home about, best part was the bathroom. Room very small but we did have a very large balcony overlooking the sea, in fact the balcony was much bigger than the room.... The breakfast was very unappetising and the smell of cooking put me off having anything other than porridge. The staff were very helpful

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank thegreensengland
Rugeley
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were so impressed with all the staff at the hotel that both myself and partner have given a review. First impression- well presented neat and tidy. The cases were taken from the coach and taken straight to our rooms. We were on the top floor looking over the beach. Receptionist (Andrea) was very polite and helpful on arrival and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sarah H
Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fabulous location stunning views. Made to feel very welcome by receptionist who was quick to mention happy hour ( 3pm to 6pm) still had half an hour to run if we wanted a drink. Good sized room and the bed was superb, a really great nights sleep. Had a very reasonable three course meal for £12.50, great value for money....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tawneycat
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Just returned after a 3 night stay at the Babbacombe Hotel. Really enjoyed our stay! And view of the bay from the Babbacombe is a treat....what a view! (Consider booking a room at the front with a view of the bay!) Our room was clean and tidy, and our bed was very comfortable. The food was good, with a lovely...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank G A D
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This was a coach holiday. Our room was classed as a twin, but it was more suited to a single with hardly any room between the beds and only one chair in the room. The meals were of an average standard, in other words BLAND. The waiting on staff were running about like as if there was no tomorrow but...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Raybeech187062
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The only positive thing I can say about this hotel is the magnificent view, do not stay here if you want peace and quiet, we stayed in room 33 a room with a sea view and balcony but directly above the entertainment room, on a nightly basis there is live music, very loud which vibrates in your room, no mention...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tracey3cts
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

we have just returned from a 5 day coach holiday to this lovely hotel , firstly i must say the view from the hotel is breathtaking, you can see for miles over the ocean , although situated high up there is no problem with steep hills as you may think , all that you want is on flat ground untill...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank philipwhatmough
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Babbacombe Hotel enjoys a wonderful location overlooking the bay at Babbacombe. The hotel itself is typical of its type and appeals mainly to the older generation. Our room appeared to be newly refurbished and we had a small balcony with a wonderful view. The room was small but perfectly adequate for a couple of nights. Breakfast was ok especially...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Zilphadt

58 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (49)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
View from Room (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (27)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Torquay hotels
2.2 km away
Lincombe Hall Hotel
Lincombe Hall Hotel
#9 of 89 in Torquay
559 reviews
0.5 km away
Anchorage Hotel
Anchorage Hotel
#79 of 89 in Torquay
333 reviews
1.0 km away
The Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel
#58 of 89 in Torquay
721 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.3 km away
Premier Inn Torquay Hotel
2.6 km away
The Imperial Hotel
The Imperial Hotel
#28 of 89 in Torquay
2,350 reviews
2.5 km away
The Orestone Manor
The Orestone Manor
#8 of 89 in Torquay
411 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Babbacombe Hotel is situated on the Babbacombe Downs overlooking the sea, just a minutes walk to the cliff railway which takes you down to the beach. A number of our rooms have stunning sea views, some with balconies or patios. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Babbacombe Hotel

Address: The Sea Front Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LH, England (Formerly Sefton Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: €683 - €1,180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Babbacombe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your The Babbacombe Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sefton Hotel Torquay
The Babbacombe Hotel Torquay, Devon
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Torquay
#20 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Babbacombe Hotel staff and other travellers.
9 questions
Ask a question
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
Coventry, United Kingdom
cirencester gloustershire
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Torquay, United Kingdom
7 months ago

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from The Babbacombe Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Dont book room 3”
 of 5 bubbles 286barryg, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Double rooms with sea views amazing and some have very large balconies”
 of 5 bubbles WeeB375, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“When booking ask for sea views if you want to look at the bay views.”
  • Views from top of cliff.
  • Sea view on a good day.
  • Views in front of Hotel.
 of 5 bubbles mobilemerlin, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any room with sea view”
 of 5 bubbles SonyaWorcs, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Was on 2nd floor room 70, no sea view, but no noise at all. V. Quiet all along that floor (2nd)”
 of 5 bubbles fredasalway, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay