We have just returned from a stay at the Babbacombe Hotel, Babbacombe, on the outskirts of Torquay. On the outside it had an AA board with a 4 diamond rating. The rating from these motoring organisations is not to be taken too seriously. The breakfasts were the worst experienced in years. We have stayed in accommodation ranging from top class hotels (mostly abroad) to b&b's either in the UK or the equivalent in France. This place, more like a guesthouse than a hotel, had no idea. A 'full English' breakfast was comprised of the cheapest sausage (only tried once), egg that was always concrete-hard in the middle, bacon that looked alright but tasted cardboardy, and toast that was from the cheapest thinnest cut bread. The cereals were in mean little packs, the jams/marmalades ditto, The tea was colourless unless another tea-bag requested. I could go on and on. There were alternative breakfasts. i.e. one croissant (only one) of the cheapest kind or beans on toast and the toast was never buttered.
We've stayed in B&B's in mid-Hants or North Yorks which were fantastic and took pride in the quality they offered. I would have been ashamed if any foreigners had ventured into this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Babbacombe Hall is a small, family run Guest Accommodation. Conveniently located, Outdoor Pool, Licensed Bar, Parking, Optional Evening Meals. We are committed to offering you a quality and personal service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Babbacombe Hall Torquay, Devon