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The Downs, Babbacombe

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Room & Suite (48)
Dining (12)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
WINNERS of Gold Award in the category of Small Boutique Hotel & Guest Accommodation of The Herald Express South Devon Hospitality Awards 2018. WINNERS of South Devon B&B, Guest House and Inn of the Year for 2013. 4* GOLD VisitEngland with Breakfast Award 2018, 2018 VisitEngland ROSE Award and 4* GOLD AA with Dinner & Breakfast Award for 2018. Situated directly above Babbacombe & Oddicombe beaches, we are a fully licensed family run establishment with 12 en-suite guest rooms, 8 have private balconies which enjoy fabulous unobstructed views across Babbacombe Downs and out over Lyme Bay. We welcome families, young and old, couples and singles alike. All rooms have TVs, direct dial telephones, hospitality trays and free Wi-Fi access. Our spacious restaurant and lounge bar ensures you have plenty of room. Suites are also available,
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
100Room tips
Traveller rating
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Time of year
Traveller type
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  • English
Popular mentions
Lovely hotel, great location, very clean bedroom, food in the hotel was excellent, staff were lovely, who were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble at all. Couldn't fault this hotel would definitely stop again, that's why I gave 5*
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Response from Kate W, Owner at The Downs, Babbacombe
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay here and that you would visit us again. We hope it will not be too long till then! Kind Regards Kate, Ed and The Team
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After a 3 hour drive we were greeted by a friendly host who provided hot drinks upon arrival, he also then helped us carry our bags upstairs which was much appreciated. All staff were very friendly and amicable towards our dog. The room was pleasant and adequate for our needs.
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Response from Kate W, Owner at The Downs, Babbacombe
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted that your stay at The Downs, Babbacombe was a most enjoyable one. It's great you were able to make the most of the unseasonably warm weather and explore the beautiful area we are in. It's lovely to know that you wouldn't hesitate to recommend us and it would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards Kate, Ed and The Team
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Our family were visiting Babbacombe for the day - we weren’t staying at The Downs, but just happened to pop in whilst strolling past as the kids fancied an ice lolly and we spotted they sold ice creams etc. What a very welcoming place indeed. The lady who served us was very
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Response from Kate W, Owner at The Downs, Babbacombe
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed one of our homemade scones with all the trimmings. We hope that you will visit us again. If we can help you in the future with regards to accommodation if you are planning another trip to the area, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind Regards Kate, Ed and The Team
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We love staying in Babbacombe. We liked this hotel because of its location, reviews and its looked really nice. Well it is really nice and our favourite pub is next door. We were welcomed and offered tea or coffee, we also got a free upgrade on our room. We were in Room 14 a
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Response from Kate W, Owner at The Downs, Babbacombe
Responded 15 Feb 2019
Thank you so much for taking time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so pleased you had such a comfortable stay, we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Kate & team
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This is a really friendly family run business. Dog friendly and ideally situated for dog walking with beaches and open spaces within a short walk. Two day stay was very good value. Excellent breakfast included.
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Response from Kate W, Owner at The Downs, Babbacombe
Responded 5 Dec 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave a such a kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your break at The Downs. It was a pleasure to meet you both and Indiana. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards Kate, Ed & The Team
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Showing the view towards Exmouth from The Downs forecourt
From the balcony of The Downs Hotel.
why your prices gone so high i can't afford it anymore it's stupid
how far is the beach away walking?
We are located directly above 2 beaches Oddicombe & Babbacombe, about a 10 - 15 minute walk. We have lots of information about our ares including beaches on our website or please feel free to call me on 01803 328543. Kind regards, Kate
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"Front rooms have balconies, stair lift available to all floors"
"We had room 12 and you could see for miles around the Devon coast"
"Fabulous views across the bay from the front"
"sea view is worth paying a bit more for"
"Fantastic Views!!!!"
US$85 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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