Briars
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Briars

Tranquil back garden.
Traveller (26)
A view across Torbay
Room & Suite (6)
our beautiful view across the bay at night
Pool & Beach (1)

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#5 of 33 B&Bs in Paignton
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4 Star silver award guest accommodation
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Room features
Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English

Location

26 Sands Road, Paignton TQ4 6EJ England
238Reviews1Q+A75Room tips

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Mike W wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked only 5 days a bit apprehensive about covid restrictions and how hotels would cope with cleanliness and breakfasts, absolutely no concerns what so ever, from the moment we arrived the whole place was immaculate, Sea view room, excellent location and ample parking. Mandy and Malc go that extra bit to make you feel comfortable and safe which in turn makes for a happy environment with those breakfasts being the star attraction, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs !! just makes us wish we had booked longer. We'll be back.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Amanda Stock, Owner at Briars
Responded 15 Aug 2021
Thank you both for your kind comments. It is so nice to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay with us and felt comfortable and safe during these unusual times. We are pleased you enjoyed your breakfasts especially the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. It was lovely meeting you both and we look forward to seeing you again. best wishes Mandy & Malcolm
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David Reeves-James wrote a review Aug 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the outset and the duration of our holiday, we received the most warm, welcome and professional service that we'd ever received from a hotelier. The hotel was spotlessly clean and tidy. The rooms were beautifully decorated, featured all of things that you'd expect such as hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities, fresh filtered water, complimentary soaps, first aid kit etc. The breakfasts albeit, hot or cold were delicious and freshly cooked. The quality of ingredients, produce and choice was stunning. The whole holiday felt like 'home from home'. The proprietors made you feel like you had known them for years and nothing was too much trouble whatsoever. Malcom and Mandy - you deserve every happiness and success.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Donna A wrote a review Jun 2021
Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On arrival there was plenty of parking at this b & b we were given a warm welcome by mandy who explained everything to us and introduced to Malcom who offered to take our cases to our room. Mandy shown us our lovely room a very bright airy room with lovely extras such as tea,coffee,biscuits water bottle for fresh water in a cold dispenser downstairs also a cute jar with cotton wool,nail files,plasters what a lovely idea,also toiletries in the bathroom too.
Breakfast was absolutely beautiful lots of choice all served professionally malcom was the perfect host that couldn't do enough for us fabulous experience at breakfast. Paignton is a beautiful place I fell in love with it we travelled to lots of places nearby so scenic everywhere we loved it and this b & b was outstanding we will return thank-you mandy and malcom for a wonderful stay take care 😁xx
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Amanda Stock, Owner at Briars
Responded 14 Jul 2021
Thank you for your lovely comments they are really appreciated. it is so nice to hear that you liked your room and all the little extras . Also that you enjoyed breakfast and what we offered. It was lovely meeting you both and it will be lovely to see you both again in the future. Best wishes Mandy & Malcolm
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Vicar64 wrote a review Jul 2021
Hereford, United Kingdom27 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed a weeks stay at The Briars with friends at the end of June. I we have stayed there before and once again we were not disappointed, The Rooms are spotless and well equipped , breakfast is wonderful and plenty of it with a wide choice, including a daily special such as eggs Benedictine or salmon and scrambled egg. In view of the fact there are Covid restrictions at the moment Mandy and Malcom made sure that our stay was not compromised by this. ....Best B&B in Paignton.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: They are all good rooms , especially the sea view ones.
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Response from Amanda Stock, Owner at Briars
Responded 14 Jul 2021
Thank you for such lovely comments it is always nice to see guests returning for another stay with us. We are pleased that you had a nice holiday and appreciated the selection offered for breakfast. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mandy & Malcolm
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Steve H wrote a review Jul 2023
Caerphilly, United Kingdom151 contributions81 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm going to reiterate what everyone else has said, so if you don't want to read through the review just book and know you'll be well looked after.

Amanda and Dave were the perfect hosts during our stay. On our arrival we were met by Amanda with a big smile and hello, Dave grabbed our bags and took them to our room, I'd had a knee replacement and ACL repair a few months ago, so this one act will make them friends for life
The room was very spacious with a nice size bed and lots of storage space which is always lacking in other places we’ve stayed at.

In the room there was a kettle to make hot drinks and bottled water, the bathroom was nice, we had a great sea view. The whole place was spotless, not even the idiots on 4 in a bed TV programme would have found a speck of dust.
There were plenty of options for breakfast, including fruit, yogurt, cereal, also cooked option
The English breakfast was cooked to perfection and plentiful, the poached eggs were amazing, Dave was always on hand to bring more tea/coffee or anything we wanted.
The location of Briars was excellent. Just a short walk to the beach and town centre. Dave is full of knowledge about the area and things to do
This was our first stay at Briars but it won't be our last. Amanda and Dave are genuinely the loveliest kindest hosts
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 10 has great views
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Response from Amanda and David, Owner at Briars
Responded 25 Jul 2023
Thank you so much Steve and Nadine for your wonderful words. It was great to meet you both, and hopefully see you again soon. Thanks again David & Amanda x
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Chicago 9 Rhythm & Blues Band wrote a review Jul 2023
Southampton, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
WOW what a find & it's all down to the hosts David and Amanda who are the most friendly, genuine people you'd ever wish to meet.

As a travelling musician my wife & I have stayed in many hotels & B&B's over the last 30 years but have never felt so much at home as at The Briars, the whole building is spotless, the rooms very comfortable & I loved the sea view.

Breakfast was superb & nothing was too much trouble for these wonderful hosts.

The other guests where a great bunch with many new friends made, its a break I will talk about for a long time.

It was bonus to be able meet up with up with our "New Friends" in the Legends bar for a pint or two & some friendly banter.

The location is superb, so close to all Paignton has to offer & David is full of useful information & happy to share.

Karen & I wish David & Amanda all the best for the future in there new venture & will definitely be back sometime in the near future. (We can't wait)
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Amanda and David, Owner at Briars
Responded 25 Jul 2023
Thank you so much Melvin & karen for your fantastic review , was lovely meeting you both and look forward to seeing you again in the future . Amanda & David x
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John Leonard wrote a review Jul 2021
Northampton, United Kingdom16 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb. Owners Mandy and Malcolm gave us a lovely warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them throughout our stay. There was free parking and free wi-fi. The rooms were very clean and comfortable with tea and coffee and biscuits provided. My wife is a coeliac and her biscuits were gluten free. Which brings me to the breakfasts. There were different options for every morning with Malcolm tending to our every need. The food was delicious and my wife was offered a great selection of gluten free options. The Briars is in a superb location with easy access to the beach, shops, harbour and pier. We left our car at the hotel and explored the area by train and bus. Bus and train stations 5 mins walk away. Thoroughly enjoyable 6 night stay. I would recommend the Briars to anyone.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Amanda Stock, Owner at Briars
Responded 14 Jul 2021
It was lovely to meet you all and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. It is also nice to hear that the gluten free biscuits and breakfast options were appreciated. All the best Mandy & Malcolm
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Jenny M wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This B & B made our stay in Paignton bearable. Mandy & Malcolm were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast choice was fantastic with a different special everyday. All Covid safety measures were met and hand sanitiser in all communal areas to use. Our room was comfy, serviced regularly, clean and had a great stock of tea, coffee, milk & biscuits. Personally we did not like Paignton and cut our stay short but this was certainly not the fault of the owners so unfortunately will not be visiting again but would certainly recommend this property.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Amanda Stock, Owner at Briars
Responded 15 Aug 2021
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Briars and appreciated what we had to offer. it is a shame that you did not like Paignton itself it is looking a little tired at present but new investment for the town is planned to start soon and the new sesfront lighting is due to be installed in September. The harbour area has already been improved with new dining and drinking venues and the craft market on a Fridag evening has brought a new vibe to the area. So hopefully Paignton will continue to improve and be more appealing to a wider audience in the future. best wishes Mandy & Malcolm
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Karen H wrote a review Aug 2021
United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mandy and Malcolm are a wonderful couple who provide a fab breakfast, a lovely, clean comfortable room with all the small details that made my stay a comfortable one. Nothing is too much trouble and they were extremely accomodating. The location is perfect for a walk around the harbour and access to boat trips etc. I would recommend The Briars to anyone and they made our holiday a really enjoyable one.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Amanda Stock, Owner at Briars
Responded 15 Aug 2021
We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us and thank you for your lovely comments it is much appreciated. It is always nice to see you and hope to see you again next year. Best wishes Mandy & Malcolm
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jayne wrote a review Aug 2023
Devizes, United Kingdom36 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely welcoming friendly B&B in the heart of Paignton ! The hosts Amanda & David go out of their way and work so hard to make sure you have a comfortable & enjoyable stay… nothing is too much trouble for them and the rooms reflect this with everything and more that you need for your stay. The front rooms have fabulous sea views.
Breakfast was freshly cooked to order and delicious, there is the usual buffet choice of cereals fruits yogurts freshly filtered coffee etc and as well as the typical full English every day on offer there is an extra hot choice to choose from … we had the pancakes with bacon and maple ( or could have had fruit) and they were delicious infact the best pancakes we have had anywhere!!
The B&B has the benefit of parking spaces which is important to us so after we arrived we parked and left the car for the duration of our stay as you can easily walk to the promenade or town centre and an easy bus service to get further afield!
Thank you for a lovely stay you certainly have one of the best B&Bs in Paignton and we wish you lots of success in your venture and we will definitely return! 😀
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Amanda and David, Owner at Briars
Responded 16 Oct 2023
Thank you Jayne for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review , was lovely meeting you both and we look forward to seeing you again in the future . Amanda & David 😁
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Nick B asked a question Aug 2017
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Are the rooms ensuite?-tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms?
Answer from Briars248
Paignton, United Kingdom1 contribution
Yes all double rooms have ensuites and the single room has ensuite toilet and washbasin with a private shower just outside room on same landing full hospitality trays in all rooms.
Steve H wrote a tip Jul 2023
Caerphilly, United Kingdom151 contributions81 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 10 has great views"
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Ros S wrote a tip Apr 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our sea view room was amazing and great value"
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anne wrote a tip Apr 2023
Newport, United Kingdom27 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is free at the hotel. We left our car there and used public transport or walking, very local for everything. "
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Vicar64 wrote a tip Jul 2021
Hereford, United Kingdom27 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They are all good rooms , especially the sea view ones."
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Elspetthp wrote a tip Jul 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Top floor Front with sea views Room 11 was great and very quiet"
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PRICE RANGE
£73 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDevonEnglish RivieraPaignton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Briars
Which popular attractions are close to Briars?
Nearby attractions include Pirates Bay Adventure Golf (0.2 miles), Escape Paignton (0.2 miles), and Roundham Head - South West Coast Path Walk (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Briars?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Briars?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Briars?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Briars?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Scala, Mediterraneo, and The Local Gastro Bar and Grill.
Is Briars located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Paignton.
Are there any historical sites close to Briars?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Torre Abbey (2.3 miles), Greenway (3.7 miles), and Friends Of Oldway (0.8 miles).
Does Briars have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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