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Reviewed 9 April 2015

We were fortunate enough to spend 2 nights at The Cary Arms. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special with a personalised approach to our stay. They were incredibly hospitable and always ready to give advice on how best to spend our time .The views from the Cary Arms are truly breath taking and allow you...

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CaryArms, General Manager at Cary Arms & Spa, responded to this review

Dear David Thank you for taking the time to let us know you had a lovely stay with us. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed all that Babbacombe and the Cary Arms has to offer. I'm in total agreement with you about the cheesecake, it is delicious! Please come and visit soon and we'll have a large slice waiting for...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We stayed at the Cary Arms for three nights over Easter. We had booked the Captians room which comprised of a hallway with a kitchenette and adjoining two good sized bedrooms one for us and one for our two boys and a good sized bathroom. From the moment we arrived the staff did everything they could to make our stay...

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CaryArms, General Manager at Cary Arms & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your kind words. The positive feedback is a real boost for the team. We very much enjoyed having you and the family stay with us and I'm glad the boys enjoyed their Easter break and had lots of fun. I hope you will be able to return to us before too long...

Reviewed 6 April 2015

Cannot believe how special this place is, the attention to detail is astounding, staff and atmosphere are world class. And possibly the best beer battered fish and chips I have ever tasted. We stayed in shell cottage and were able to take our 2 dogs who were made as welcome as we were. would recommend this place to anyone. 10/10.

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CaryArms, General Manager at Cary Arms & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We strive to hit perfection and offer our guests a wonderful, happy and relaxing stay with us and it's great for me and the team to know that we delivered this. Your feedback is very much appreciated. I do hope you will be back for some more fresh Babbacombe sea air before...

Herne Hill, London
Reviewed 5 April 2015

One of our best short breaks, superb quality food, service and unique location, with great walks and the Rivera on your door step with all it has to offer, steam trains, Tor Abbey, Greenway the river and seaside.

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CaryArms, General Manager at Cary Arms & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know you had a great time staying with us recently. It's lovely to know that you enjoyed the Cary Arms and all the English Riviera has to offer. Your feedback is appreciated. I hope you will be able to return again soon for another relaxing stay. Many thanks, Fliss Crosby.

Reviewed 5 April 2015

Thank you for such a wonderful stay at Cary Arms. We normally stay at your Old Swan and Minster Mill hotel and always have a perfect stay, so we were excited to try Cary Arms too and were not disappointed. Such a warm welcome and nothing was ever too much trouble. The rooms were beautiful with amazing views. Thank you...

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CaryArms, General Manager at Cary Arms & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us such lovely feedback. I'm so pleased that all the family enjoyed the break. It's also great to know that we lived up to your expectations, having stayed with us at the Old Swan previously. I hope you come and visit us again soon in Babbacombe Bay and we will very much look forward to welcoming...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Thankyou for our perfect Sunday Sleepover stay. The Rear Admiral room was wonderful for us and our dog. Comfortable, relaxing, fabulous food (and sloe gin!) and really warm hospitality throughout. Pia is also an excellent massage therapist, her deep tissue work was really appreciated by my wife. We definitely look forward to staying again with you in the near future.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2015

We had the delight of an extended eekend stay at this uniquely located wonderful gem go a boutique hotel & restaurent The accommodation is excellent comfortable and well appointed and equipped The restaurents provides wonderful meals cooked from locally sourced ingredients served by friendly welcoming staff (special mention Charlotte) who go out of their way to make your stay the...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We do enjoy the Carey Arms the food is good and service always great we will be staying again hopefully when the weather is warmer and we can enjoy the terrace area more and mopre of your good food. Looking forward to our next visit already.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Always made to feel welcome, very comfortable and relaxing cottage, the service and food are excellent, a great team of staff who are always very attentive but allow you to relax and be yourself, Our Happy Place. Thank you Fliss for a great time

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2015

What a lovely place! Had a great few days in the beautiful Rear Admiral room overlooking the stunning bay. Our room was very comfortable with everything we needed including the view. Service at the hotel was warm & friendly - not at all pretentious - food was great - what more can I say? Highly recommended.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chic, boutique 5 star inn privately owned and managed by the de Savary family in the unrivalled location of Babbacombe Bay. There are 10 contemporary, New-England style bedrooms and suites with outstanding sea-view, 6 newly launched Beach Huts and 2 Beach Suites plus 3 restored fisherman's cottages for rental.All have excellent sea views with outdoor decks, balconies or gardens. The atmosphere is luxuriously relaxing and friendly. Head Chef, Ben Kingdon and his team serve the very best of creative, English heritage dishes focusing on local, seasonal ingredients in an informal and relaxed setting. Hearty breakfasts, long lunches and lazy suppers indoors or out on the sun-terraces. Sheltering in its own unsung part of the South Devon Coast, the English Riviera, the inn is accessible by water and has its own moorings. A new Spa with indoor pool and hydrotherapy, experience showers, sauna and treatment rooms will supplement the existing treatment room from October 2016. (check for opening dates). Dog and family friendly. The inn is perfect for those looking for a luxurious and private getaway. It will blow the cobwebs away! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cary Arms & Spa

Address: Babbacombe Beach, Torquay TQ1 3LX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: ₹ 20,144 - ₹ 35,167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Cary Arms & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“beach huts and suites have the best bay views”
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“Beach huts have a wow factor, but all the rooms a good although we have only stayed in dog friendly ones.”
 of 5 bubbles TessaC898, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Beach huts are wonderful and highly recommended.”
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“Suite 7 & 8 are right on the beach!”
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“If you want a shower you may need to specify on booking and sacrifice a better view”
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