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Bay Esplanade Hotel
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Paignton
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“The truth”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

WE have just returned from The Esplanade, We found it to be very good value for money.
Shearings do budget holidays so if you want to relax in luxury, stick your hand in your pocket and pay luxury prices.!!! The hotel was clean, warm (I turned my radiator completely and the room was still cosy). The food was very good and with several choices.The hotel had good entertainment every night.Good vocals,good comedy. The bar, restaurant staff, and management were all very friendly.
It is idealy situated right on the promenade overlooking the sea with the Pier just a short stroll away
As you leave the car park the main shopping area is but a couple of minutes walk to your left. it starts with the usual gift shops, arcades and bars. The first bar/restuarant you will find is believe it or not. Wetherspoons. Overe the road are two regular pubs.for the traditionalist.
The weather was not very kind to us, so I would love to see this town in the summer.
I would not hesitate to return to The Esplanade.
As Chris Tarrant says WELL DONE EVERYBODY.

Room Tip: Try for room 116, brilliant view and right next to the lift.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thank you Joseph Sefton, for taking the time to post your great review. I remember you and your wife, as when we spoke you told me about how much you liked your room, and that you would request it again. We always try to ensure a value for money holiday with us, so I am really pleased to read all your lovely comments, especially about the staff and service; and of course about how much you enjoyed our entertainment, I will pass on all your comments to the staff. The hotel is ideally situated and is in a great location for the beach, so a summer visit is a must! I am very glad you had such an enjoyable stay and look forward to your next visit. Thanks you again for your lovely comments.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Back from another good value Shearings break- have been to this hotel 3 times in past year so I'm clearly a happy customer! Lovely warm welcome from staff, Andy and Ashley excellent with customers in bar- Lee was BRILLIANT as usual- he really makes it a joy to visit Paignton!!! I am now looking forward to another Shearings break at Eastbourne but am not expecting the high standard of entertainment I enjoyed here. I do hope to come again in summer.
Would recommend sea-view rooms.

Room Tip: Choose a higher sea view room.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thanks you Patricia A, Great to read that you have stayed with us 3 times in the past year, we always try to create a happy holiday experience you clearly are a very happy customer! Your lovely comments are greatly received. I will, of course, pass on your lovely comments about the staff, especially Andy and Ashley and of course Lee, who will all be really pleased. I am sure you will have a great time in Eastbourne. Looking forward to your next visit next summer.
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Lovely hotel, nice bedrooms warm and comfortable but rather small and the bathrooms were very cramped.
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Food was very good always hot and served on hot plates.

Shame we had to report twice that we had no hot water, pity somebody hadn't listened in the morning and done something about it.

Entertainment was very good, room could have been warmer didn't expect to have to wear a jacket for the first hour.

Would return another time but it's not a patch on the Majestic in Bournmouth or the Charlcote Phesant.

Room Tip: We were on the front but after 10pm we hardly heard any traffic, the whole hotel was very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thank you Marilyn W for taking the time to post your review. Thank you also for your comments about the ‘lovely hotel’ and I am pleased you found the bedroom warm and comfortable; however the bathrooms are quite small here. I will pass on your comments to our head chef about the very good food, and the entertainments team. I am sorry you had a problem with your hot water, we always rectify problems. I am sorry you did not find the hotel as good as the Majestic or the Charlecote pheasant, however the Charlecote is one of the top coast and country hotel hotels and we cannot really compare. I am pleased however that you enjoyed your stay and would return.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013

just returned from 5 day break with shearings and what a great time we had . the room was kept spotlessly clean and was very comfortable The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming , the food very good with a good choice . we had 2 excursions included in the price and a very friendly and safe driver ( Dave ) . considering the small amount we paid it was well worth it . but sadly you always get the moaners and I would say to these people what more do you want ? Well done Shearings an excellent week .

Room Tip: ask for sea view
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thank you Flower1010 for taking the time to post your review. Well, what a great read. Thank you for all your lovely comments about the staff, food, service, excursions, driver and entertainment. I will pass on your great comments to all the departments, who will be pleased they helped make your holiday an excellent one. I am so pleased to read what an excellent time you had and hope you may return again in the future.
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huddersfield
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Visited with Shearings for 4 nights on 28th Oct.
GOOD POINTS - Very nice food, very friendly and helpfull staff and nice location.
BAD POINTS - Tiny rooms and even tinier bathrooms, a bit shabby, the barman had to leave the bar and walk to reception to make coffees, teas etc consequently the queues built up especially at busy times.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thank you grenville2013 for taking the time to post your review. Thank you for your comments about the food and friendly, helpful staff. I am sorry you did not find the rooms to your liking; the bathrooms are quite small here. The coffee shop is located by reception, you can order your coffee from their or the bar staff will have to leave the bar to serve coffee as we serve freshly made coffee from the coffee shop and not behind the bar, hopefully you did not have to wait too long for service.
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Knottingley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Just come back from a four day weekend 25th to 27th October a party of eight,every thing we requested was done for us ,we had sea view rooms all clean and tidy,food good ,entertainment the best we have seen on all three nights . staff very friendly and Lee {mr Bean] ecxcellent.we will definitely go back . Thanks to staff at the esplanade for an enjoyable weekend.Paul/Anne and friends.

Room Tip: 1st floor sea view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thanks you Paul H for taking the time to post your review and again great to read how much you and your party of eight enjoyed your stay, we always try to acknowledge requests, so I am pleased you found all to be done for you. I will pass on your great comments to Lee our entertainment host, he will be really pleased. I will also pass on your comments to our Housekeeper & Head chef and their teams, thank you for your comments. I do hope you and your party will return again in the future.
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Walsall, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Four of us travelled on a Shearings weekend break.Our rooms were clean and tidy and although the bathroom was a bit small.The food was Exellent and the service was great.The entertainment was fantastic on all nights and we all agreed that it was one of the best trips we had had.The nice thing about a Bay hotel you know what you get, it's not a 5star but you don't pay 5 star prices and come away with a smile on your face and money we'll spent.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Thank you Sue24-8 for posting your review. Thanks you for your kind comments about the staff. I am sorry that you felt that that the bathroom was shabby, and the restaurant service slow; we do try to aim for a more relaxed service, however many guests go into the restaurant during the first 20 minutes, sometimes causing slower service.I am pleased you enjoyed your 2nd visit and that you found everything else to your satisfaction and hope that you may return again in the future.
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Property: Bay Esplanade Hotel
Address: Sands Road, Paignton TQ4 6EG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Paignton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
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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