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Sonachan House

35 St. Andrews Road, Paignton TQ4 6HA England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#15 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Paignton
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We are a small, friendly, licensed Guest House ideally situated for the numerous attractions of Paignton, including the beach, pier, multiplex cinema, crazy golf, harbour, the green, Torbay Leisure Centre and Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway. Goodrington beach is a short walk away where you will find Quaywest Water Park and many other water attractions. We have 8 en-suite bedrooms all of which have beverage tray, TV, clock radio & hairdryer. We have a bar where you can relax with a drink. Guests are welcome to enjoy our gardens where you can relax and take in the peace & quiet while you have a pot of tea or something stronger!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Street parking
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Declan_01 wrote a review Nov 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom63 contributions77 helpful votes
Stayed here back in September for a short family break. Booked late but got a great deal. I contacted the hosts in advance to check on various things and always got a quick and helpful response. The location is great, a short walk downhill to either Paignton beach on one side or Goodrington Sands on the other. The hosts were extremely friendly and hospitable both on arrival and throughout the visit. We were very impressed with the Covid compliant policies in place and felt completely safe throughout the stay. There is off street parking at the rear of the property. The rooms were very good, perfectly adequate for a short stay. Breakfast was great with good choices. We used the small residents bar on two of the nights. This was nice and the owners were very happy to spend time with us. All in all a fantastic place to stay. Ian and Amanda and his parents were fantastic hosts. Thanks again and we hope to see you in the near future.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Sue wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nites. Very friendly owners. Rooms were spotless. Breakfast first class. Loved the decking area in the garden where you could sit and have a drink in the evening. Owners on the ball with Covid, hand sanitizer at the entrance and in the bar/dining area. Lots of useful leaflets about the area in the porch. The only downside was the location, very steep hill back up to the hotel from the town. Don’t let this put you off though. Will defintely stay here again
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gledh wrote a review Aug 2020
17 contributions
We stayed here for 3 nights ( last minute booking) and it was amazing! The hosts really went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable, very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Its super clean, lovely garden area, and fantastic breakfast. Brilliant location as well.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Mark F wrote a review Aug 2020
138 contributions64 helpful votes
Due to the current circumstances, we booked this last minute and were certainly not disappointed. We were given a very warm welcome and a full explanation of the COVID measures implemented throughout. There was a small but more than ample free car park. The location was superb and only a short walk from the beaches and town centre. The room was lovely with a sea view. The room was simple but lovely and very clean. The bed was comfortable and a nice clean en-suite. In these strange times, room service wasn’t as normal. Any requests, you simply leave a note outside the door or send a text. A wonderful stay and would recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Gayle C wrote a review Aug 2020
21 contributions16 helpful votes
My daughter and I have just returned from our second visit to this wonderful guest house. As with last year - excellent service, superb cleanliness and the lovely and accommodating family who run it. The very robust Covid 19 precautions were smoothly executed and made us feel very reassured and safe. A truly lovely place to stay - situated equidistantly between two beautiful beaches. Yummy breakfast and reasonably priced bar. Will definitely return! It’s become our home away from home :)
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$81 - US$127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sonachan House
Which popular attractions are close to Sonachan House?
Nearby attractions include Roundham Head - South West Coast Path Walk (0.3 miles), Goodrington Park (0.3 miles), and The Torbay Inn (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sonachan House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Sonachan House?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sonachan House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonachan House?
Conveniently located restaurants include TJ's Restaurant, Cantina Kitchen and Bar, and Harbour Light.
Is Sonachan House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Paignton.
Are there any historical sites close to Sonachan House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Greenway (2.5 miles), Torre Abbey (2.5 miles), and Oldway Mansion (1.0 miles).