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Beaches B and B

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Certificate of Excellence

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Imagine strolling along the long sandy beaches of the stunning coastline of the English Riviera, taking in the colourful beach huts & famous promenade. Here at the Beaches, we're just a short walk to those beautiful beaches and we'll pamper you with some luxurious homely touches at our AA Silver Rated Guest House to make your stay that extra special. Whether you're looking for a short break or a longer stay, we'll take care of you, while you relax in the fun-filled atmosphere of this wonderful place ,making your own unique memories to take home with you. Award winning Beaches B and B is located in an ideal position just a 50 yard stroll to Preston Sands Beach and a 200 yard level walk to Paignton Beach and the promenade. The new owners, Claire & Gerard provide a beautiful, bright and spacious B and B with free parking subject to availability, just a stones throw from the sandy beaches, Preston green and all the local amenities "Making memories, leaving footprints in the sand".
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Family
HOTEL CLASS

Location

Full view
83Good for walkers
Grade: 83 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
207Reviews
93Photos
2Q+A
35Room tips
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I stayed at the Beaches B&B in the late Summer for 3 nights and we loved it. Claire and Ged are very attentive hosts who really made our stay special. They are full of local knowledge and happy to advise on great places to visit nearby, one of which was the Sharpham vineyard at
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Response from clairetuckermawr, Owner at Beaches B and B
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for taking the time out to write us a review. We are glad to hear you had a special stay with us & enjoyed the Sharpham vineyard which is definitely a popular place to visit in the area. We are looking forward to seeing you for a return visit in the summer.
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Visiting friends & business colleagues in South Devon and paignton was the ideal location - central to Torquay & brixham & only 30 minutes from Exeter. This was my 3rd stay at the Beaches BandB and I think I'll be going back as each time I go I find more things that I'd like to
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Response from clairetuckermawr, Owner at Beaches B and B
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your review. It is true you are never stuck for things to do or places to visit here in Paignton, there is always somewhere new to explore & discover. We are looking forward to your return visit soon.
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The major issue was that we have booked a room for two, but ended up bringing our three year old daughter with us as our babysitting plans have failed. We checked in just after 6pm for one night. The owners saw our daughter at the time of bringing our bags upstairs and during
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Response from claire t, Owner at Beaches B and B
Responded 3 weeks ago
This review comes as no surprise as we were aggressively threatened with a "bad review" by the husband of the couple who returned to the house after checking out. He obviously believed his bullying tactics would result in the refund he was looking for. This particular couple had booked a kingsize room for two but turned up with a child which they hadn't had the courtesy to inform us beforehand they were intending to bring. There was no explanation for this on arrival and in fact kept her in the car on checking in, only bringing her in later carrying her up the stairs describing her as "only a baby!" We have a very clear "extra person" policy on booking so they would have known there would be an extra charge. It is perplexing why they feel as her parents they are not responsible to pay for her stay? We do provide an extra bed in the room for an extra child/person (if informed this is required of course) and also breakfast is included in the price. We provided breakfasts as ordered and noted the child ate well from the wide variety offered from the continental range. I am unsure as to why they believe they have the right to have this free of charge? Also a cooked breakfast was available to her if they had requested it which they had every opportunity to do but didn't. They also requested breakfast for 8.30am but sauntered down to the dining room at 9.00am .The scrambled egg/smoked salmon breakfast described as "fine" was cooked freshly when they arrived in the dining room,as was the vegetarian breakfast. Only the sausages had been prepared for the time requested ( 8.30am) as otherwise there would be a 30 min wait if started when the guests finally arrived for breakfast (which they would have complained about!) & i tried to keep them as well as i could in the oven. The rest of that breakfast was cooked freshly and was piping hot when it went out & the "inedible breakfast" was all eaten. When asked if everything was ok with the breakfast which we always do, giving the opportunity to the guest to comment if anything was amiss the response was positive. They also went on to have a very leisurely breakfast with no pressure to finish & leave the dining room until they felt ready. With regards to the doorbell it is clearly there on the left hand side of the door with a sensor light if required in the dark & the porch as said is well lit.. We have never had any issues with guests not finding the doorbell in the past. However to get our attention they felt it necessary to bang very loudly on our windows again in what felt like a very aggressive manner which was quite disconcerting, causing me to drop and smash the glass i was holding at the time. During breakfast they told us they had enjoyed their stay and thought "The Beaches" was a lovely place. This attitude changed when they were asked to pay the balance on their bill & thus this negative review which is purely in retaliation. We are proud to say we have just been shortlisted for the Luxury Guide Travel Europe Awards and with all the many other positive reviews we get this gives a true picture of what "The Beaches" is all about. Thankfully for us we have lovely guests who appreciate the amazing value for money that we offer here at "The Beaches" and the service we give and those guests are a joy to host. Guests such as this couple are certainly not welcome and it comes with great relief to hear they don't intend to come again!
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This is a gem of a place to stay if you're visiting the English Riviera. Beautifully clean and welcoming. Breakfast (and some unexpected treats to make you feel extra special) is delish. Ged and Claire can't do enough for you. Perfect location for exploring the area which has
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Response from claire t, Owner at Beaches B and B
Responded 26 Jan 2019
Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay with us at The Beaches. There are so many places to visit as you say in this beautiful part of the country & we very much look forward to seeing you on your next visit as you explore some more.
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Stayed here for one night and what more can we say ged and Claire couldn’t be more welcoming and the whole experience was great amazing food and great coffee which is always a must for me in the morning the whole place is spotlessly clean and super comfy bed and lovely fluffy
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Response from claire t, Owner at Beaches B and B
Responded 22 Jan 2019
Thank you for your kind review. It gives us great encouragement to hear the whole experience of your stay with us from the quality of the food to the comfort of your room was worthy of a 5 star rating. It was lovely meeting you both & we look forward to your return visit soon.
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I just watched 4in a bed.Mike and Denise should have win.The look good as well!Mike definitely still got it!😊
"Look through the website - all rooms I've stayed in have been great."
"Room 7 has a large double shower in bathroom"
"We had the four poster room but on returning I think I would go for one of the bigger rooms"
"Rooms at the rear will be quieter."
"Although our room faced the road, we didn't experience any disturbance from traffic."
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PRICE RANGE
US$72 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEnglish RivieraPaignton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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