my husband and myself stayed here for a long weekend. We were on a coach trip with National Holidays and I was expecting a quite tired slightly run down hotel. I was pleasantly surprised although the hotel is old and could do with a bit of refurbishment . Gary who was really the only receptionist I had to deal with was happy, smiling, very helpful and inviting. The room although small was spotlessly clean and comfortable. I would not have liked to stay in this room for more than four days due to the size of it and the bathroom. The dining room although large had a good ambience and the food was really good with an excellent selection. Portions were not oversized and as we were having three courses it was ample we even got coffee or tea in the evening which is most unusual in hotels. Simon our waiter- what can I say about him - has an unusual way with him but delivers excellent customer service with a smile and a somewhat strange sense of humour which is certainly not offensive in fact rather pleasing I wish him good luck in the future. We didn't go to the evening entertainment but saw plenty of people doing and so I cant comment on that. Overall we had a very pleasant stay and would come back again. My one complaint is the noise outside our room starting at 5.15a.m. not the seagulls! but some people loading and banging and shouting to each other which woke us both up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Esplanade hotel is a pleasant hotel ideally situated and set on a level seafront position just a short walk to the sandy beach, picturesque harbour, pier, shops and brand new cinema. Paignton is right in the heart of Torbay and is an ideal resort for all ages as well as a great base from which to explore South Devon and the surrounding area. Within the hotel, the south facing Sun Lounge and Harbour Bar Lounge offer stunning views across ‘the Bay’ and the attractive Riviera Suite provides a warm and friendly atmosphere to enjoy the entertainment. The Esplanade also offers the opportunity to upgrade your standard room to one with a sea view (charges apply) and the stunning view on a sunny day is certainly worth it! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Esplanade Hotel Paignton
- Bay Esplanade Hotel Paignton, Devon