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Double Room, Balcony, Sea View (Compact Double Room, 2nd Floor) | Premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room, Balcony, Sea View (Compact Double Room, 2nd Floor) | Premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Downs Babbacombe

The Downs Babbacombe

4.0 star property
4-star beach B&B with restaurant, near Babbacombe Beach
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

29 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking
Seafront, 41 - 43 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, England, TQ1 3LN
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Premium bedding
  • Self-parking (surcharge)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Babbacombe
  • Babbacombe Beach - 1 min drive
  • Princess Theatre - 5 min drive
  • Dartmoor National Park - 21 min drive
  • Powderham Castle - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Torre Station - 4 min drive
  • Torquay Station - 12 min drive
  • Teignmouth Station - 14 min drive


  • Domino's Pizza - 16 min walk
  • The Union Inn - 16 min walk
  • Pizza Hut - 14 min walk
  • Babbacombe Beach - 7 min walk
  • Masons Arms - 5 min walk

About this property

The Downs Babbacombe

The Downs Babbacombe is a great choice for a stay in Torquay. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Fellow travellers love the helpful staff and location.


English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:30 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • 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
  • The host will greet guests on arrival
  • 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


  • No cots (infant beds)


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


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (GBP 10 per day)
  • Free off-site parking within 164 ft

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's games

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Terrace


  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 28-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This bistro specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: GBP 150.0 per stay


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night


  • Self-parking costs GBP 10 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 sanitiser; 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) guidelines.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Downs Babbacombe?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Downs Babbacombe?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at The Downs Babbacombe?
Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 10 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Downs Babbacombe?
You can check in from 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at The Downs Babbacombe and nearby?
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).
Are there restaurants at or near The Downs Babbacombe?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers British cuisine.
What's the area around The Downs Babbacombe like?
The Downs Babbacombe is a short 6-minute walk from Babbacombe Beach and 9 minutes' walk from Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens. Travellers give top marks for the bed & breakfast's prime location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

R, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Phillip, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Paul, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

david, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very warm welcome, super breakfast, comfy bed and beautiful view
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Only here for one night but everything was perfect, stunning views of the English Riviera
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Barry, 1-night trip
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6/10 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
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8/10 Very good

4-night trip
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10/10 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
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