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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Booked room with seaview and balcony for 3 nights.The view was amazing.....but the balcony was rubbish.No privacy ....totally open.Next door could see into our room as we could theirs. Room was small but ok.No where near worth £377 we paid.......total rip off.Had better breakfast. Babbacombe is a lovely place & we will go back ..... just to a different hotel!

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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

I booked this hotel as I was attending an event at the Babbacombe Theatre and it was only a 5 minute walk from there. I made the booking about a month before my stay via a well known booking site and was surprised to see that the hotel took the full payment for the room immediately. On arrival the welcome... More 

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Thank Christine R
Telford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I stayed here as part of a coach party...On arrival the staff were very helpful and we were booked in quickly and we were directed to our room efficiently.We were very pleased with the room,it was clean the bed felt comfy and the view was to die for...superb...Our only crib was that the bathroom was about 6ft by 7ft only...it... More 

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Thank eileen h
Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We had our70th and 80th birthday party here Sept 3rd what a lovely hotel with wonderful friendly helpful staff we had a lovely buffet and a nice evening meal great singer we had a lovely sea view room and a great breakfast with plenty of choice all our visitors stayed the night thank you such much for a great weekend... More 

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Thank Brian C
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Bedroom ok, but en-suite had a urine stained toilet seat, mouldy looking lino by toilet area where it leaked in the past and the plug area in bath was chipped and rusty. Reported to staff member who walked off! Needless to say I did not stay! Pictures uploaded.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Came here for a birthday party and have mixed thoughts regarding this hotel. Firstly the staff were very nice and helpful so can not fault them for that. We were offered a room with a sea view and a balcony at an increased price. We thought this was great and accepted, on arrival we were given a ground floor room... More 

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South Wales
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Just got back from a 2 night stay. We were a party of 34 and we booked this hotel on a recommendation from a friend. Had a lovely room with sea views and the view is stunning. On our first night we were really enjoying the acoustic artist but he had to stop at 10pm due to the noise laws.... More 

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Stoke
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40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We recently stayed at the hotel for a few days. We had a double room with a sea view which was just great. The room itself was clean tidy and pleasant. The bathroom was light and the shower was good. We found The hotel staff very welcoming and pleasant all the time. If we needed to ask for anything it... More 

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

I stayed here recently on a short coach excursion. I have read scathing reviews but this is a 3-star hotel under some arc of refurbishment and with new owners so one can't expect 5-star service at this stage of play. That said I found it very accommodating. Sadly, not everyone can expect a sea view and we didn't have such... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Just got back from a 3 day stay in Babbacombe, we love the area and peaceful nature of the Bay. We booked the Babbacombe Hotel, for bed and breakfast but liked the hotel so much that we had our evening meals there as well. The food was always hot and inviting and the staff efficient and obliging, especially Xavier, who... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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: RM311 - RM5,588 (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, English Riviera
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Torquay
#20 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
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“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.
  • Views in front of Hotel.
  • Sea view on a good day.
 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
“Chose a sea view room to get maximum benefit from this great site”
 of 5 bubbles onewarren, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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