• Rooms

    There are 18 rooms, suites and cottages at Cary Arms, which have all been individually designed in a beachy style. Some rooms showcase the building’s original features, while some offer breathtaking views out over the bay. For something more unique, quaint beach hut rooms are available, as are self-catering cottages. Dogs are allowed in some rooms, please notify the hotel well-ahead of arrival.

    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)
  • Overview


    New Year House Party 3 nights: 30th December 2019 - 2nd January 2020

    Monday 30th December Arrive at leisure; settle into your sea facing room and relax. Indulge in a glass of bubbly and glitzy cakes. This evening, enjoy a gastro three course dinner in our cosy Inn.

    NEW YEARS EVE – Tuesday 31st December After a light or traditional English breakfast, the day is yours to enjoy, before the preparations begin for our celebratory evening. Pampering treatments will be available in our Thalgo Spa. Push the boat out in style at our New Year’s Dinner. Optional black-tie and Jimmy Choos to the fore. The party starts with a Champagne reception, followed by a sumptuous five course feast created by our team of talented chefs. With live music and dancing followed by a spectacular firework display to light up the bay and start the New Year with a real bang!

    NEW YEARS DAY – Wednesday 1st January 2020 Wake up to a beautiful New Year’s morning and join us for a lazy “Hair of the Dog” late breakfast. The day is yours to enjoy, catch up with friends and family, take a trip out of the bay and explore some of the attractions in the area or relax with a good book or treatment in the Spa. After a fun day, join us for a farewell three course dinner accompanied by resident pianist. 

    Thursday 2nd January 2020 Enjoy a tasty breakfast followed by fond farewell

    Rates from £1705 per room for 3 nights

    Please contact our reservations team on 0044 203 397 0085 for more information or to make a booking. 


    The Cary Arms & Spa is a charming 18 room boutique hotel in the seaside town of Babbacombe, Devon. Perched on the coastline, here the views appear to have jumped right off a postcard; it’s little surprise that the scenery has bewitched many a traveller to date - including the likes of Queen Victoria and Agatha Christie.

    It’s lyrical views aside, The Cary Arms has nailed seaside chic, decked out with nautical décor, sea-inspired artwork and an ocean-hued colour palette. For an added splash of character, bold reds are flecked throughout and some of the building’s original 19th-century features still remain.

    This quaint little bolthole welcomes four-legged friends, who will receive plenty of care and attention during your stay, not to mention their own bed - please notify the hotel ahead of arrival (extra charge applies). 

    This hotel is great for families, with family rooms and cottages available and plenty to keep the little ones entertained in the area.


    This lovely beachside Chic Retreat is set on ensuring a memorable seaside trip from the off. Children are provided with a bucket, spade and fishing net on arrival and will have plenty to explore along the bay. 

    Get your pamper fix at the hotel spa, which offers a range of massages and treatments. Here you can also soak in the hydrotherapy pool, or take a turn in the steam room or sauna. To top it all off, there is an indoor relaxation area and outdoor sun deck to lounge on.

    If it’s something a little more active you’re after, there is also a gym to make use of and bikes are available to hire from the hotel.


    The Cary Arms cooks up inviting gastro pub meals, with a menu that includes traditional English dishes with international influences. All meals are created using locally-sourced ingredients and fresh-off-the-boat catches. In fact, produce is so fresh that the menu is subject to regular change according to what is available. 

    In the mornings a great breakfast is served (extra charge applies).

    Why so chic?

    Why travel experts chose this hotel
    • 18-room boutique hotel

    • Relaxing spa

    • Sensational sea views

    Why book with Chic?

    Your trusted travel partner

    Curated collection

    Personal service

    Insider knowledge

  • Facilities
    • babysitting

    • bar

    • WiFi/Internet

    • car parking

    • spa treatment room

    • gardens

    • restaurant

    • weddings

    Facility details:

    Babysitting or childcare (surcharge), Bar/lounge, Barbecue grill(s), Breakfast available (surcharge), Free WiFi, Free self parking, Front desk (limited hours), Full-service spa, Garden, Laundry facilities, Luggage storage, Newspapers in lobby (surcharge), Pets allowed, Restaurant, Smoke-free property, Terrace, Total number of rooms - 18, Wedding services.
  • Location

    Cary Arms, TQ1 3LX Torquay, United Kingdom

    How to get there?

    Torre train station is a 10-minute drive from the hotel (4km)

    Torquay train station is a 15-minute drive from the hotel (5km)

    Nearest airport

    Exeter airport is a 40-minute drive from the hotel (42km)

    Bristol airport is a 1 hour 45-minute drive from the hotel (140km)



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Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.


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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)