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The Babbacombe Hotel

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Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Visited as a coach driver recently found the staff and management friendly and helpful the food was very good but felt a couple of extra staff would have speeded service up.Only thing that should be said is plz avoid room 9..had to use earplugs as the noise from pipes which was mistakenly believed to be a couple in the throes...

1Thank bradders2411
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Went on a coach trip to find it had been renamed to the babbacombe hotel.Disappointed the sun lounge was closed for refurb but it was worth it because we called in on the way back from Torquay to see it completed.The entrance foyer and front desk have all been updated with new lighting,the main corridors have also been brightened up.Food...

6Thank keithfromneath
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Wow!!! What can I say, arrived on a Monday, and was able to upgrade to one of their newly refurbished double rooms with sea views, balcony, and massive glass sliding french doors, the decor was lush, gave a wonderful tranquil feel to the room! For me it is a 5 * room with all my needs met, TV on the...

4Thank Marilyn K
Paignton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2015

just spent a week at the hotel and it is in the throes of being refurbished and up graded,the rooms that have been done look good but they need to do more to to attract a more discerning clientele.The food is just awful in fact school dinners were better, they need to employ a proper chef if they wish to...

6Thank bonabilly
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Stayed at this hotel on a holiday with Just Go The hotel is undergoing extensive refurbishment but this didn't interfere with our holiday. Our room was large and well decorated with a view over the Channel. The bathroom room had a large walkin shower and was well decorated. The staff were very polite and efficient The food was adequate and...

5Thank chris g
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2015

just returned from a fab weekend at the Babbacombe hotel ,everything was amazing the people we meet,the staff , the food the service ,the hotel just cant find a bad word to say nothing was too much trouble for the hotel management or the staff very hard working cant wait too go back ,a big thank you to the Bristol...

3Thank malandmand
BrettandJo, Owner at The Babbacombe Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It was lovely to host such a fun weekend. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Braunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015

I was here last weekend Friday to Monday with the Bristol Jive Club for an Elvis weekend. We had been here last year with the same people for rock and roll so had a good idea what to expect. I looked at their web page beforehand just to see if there were any changes to the hotel and noticed that...

2Thank Hazel123474
Barry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Music as always good and the atmosphere great. The hotel is under new management and it is undergoing refurbishment, what we can see is really good. The rooms not done yet are clean and warm. The food is average 'coach' standard. The staff are friendly and the service is good.

2Thank Julia C
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Currently undergoing extensive refurb by the new owners who run the Lincombe Manor Hotel, which is top notch I have to say. Attended a Country music weekend there and although technically a two star we had no complaints. Food was fine, room was tired as you'd expect but all will be altered shortly. Parking could be problematic so if you...

2Thank bertthefish
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Recently enjoyed an AGM weekend for the Royal Naval Communications Association at the (previously known as) Sefton Hotel, now called the 'Babbacombe' Hotel. A huge refurb is taking place, but surprisingly the staff made the works almost un-noticeable. The room was large enough with a fantastic view. Although there was a central heating radiator, another electric heater had been placed...

1Thank Ian C

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: €59 - €1,146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Babbacombe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
Sefton Hotel Torquay
The Babbacombe Hotel Torquay, Devon
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Torquay
#18 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
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“We paid a small supplement to have a room with a balcony overlooking the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles annbarbaradavies920, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“front rooms all have lovely views of the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles dorphilSouthWales, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Just ask when you book ,The front of the hotel faces the sea .”
 of 5 bubbles talbotj2, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea view rooms were best”
 of 5 bubbles SwanseaHil, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Brilliant!! All round”
 of 5 bubbles twilson2014, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
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