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Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Wow! We could not have been happier with the Location or room we were allocated for our Easter break here. We were given Room 11 on the first floor which enjoys a wonderful seaview out over the Sands. Glorious.
The room itself is also considerably larger than the standard Premier Inn room (we've stayed in several), and as a family, we were really well provided for and not falling over each other. Room quality was immaculate, as seems to be the norm for Premier Inn, and staff were always friendly and helpful.
The only slight downside comes from the car parking. Arriving on Good Friday we found the car park to be completely full, it shares a pay and display carpark which is obviously popular for the beach but which does mean spaces are at a premium. Later, we managed to find a spot but were so concerned about not being able to find another on a different day, decided not to move the car at all for the rest of our stay.
The adjoining restaurant, the Brewer's Fayre is a very popular pub and so anyone deciding to have a Meal Deal should be advised to book the evening meal slot after breakfast or you may be disappointed and not get to eat when you would like.
All the food was lovely, but it was a little odd that the All you can eat breakfast is not buffet style for hot food, but you do need to order. This we found a little frustrating as you don't get the option to choose the amount you have despite them reassuring you that you can order more, not many people want to do that as it incurs another wait. All cold food choices and toast etc are buffet style and I'm not sure why they don't put the warm food out too, they have the facilities to as they have hot food out buffet style in the evenings.
Would give this place a 5 out of 5 if there was guaranteed parking and a better breakfast convenience wise, but on location and quality of accommodation it can not be bettered! well done, we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Room 11 on the first floor is fab, but we noted room 16 would have probably the best view as it face...
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Anna G, Manager at Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Dear Truereview11082011,
Many thanks for leaving a great review of your stay with us at Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands). I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the sea view from your bedroom window, and thank you for your kind words regarding the team. We look forward to welcoming you on your return to Goodrington Sands.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Never stayed in a Premier Inn before but we shall be returning here. Right on the beach with free parking. Family room on 2nd floor with a sea view. The only downside is there are no lifts so we will ask for a room on the 1st floor next time. Pity the Brewers Fayre attached isn't of the same standard as you can see from my review on its site

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Anna G, Manager at Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Dear almacres,
Welcome to Premier Inn, and thank you for the kind review of your stay at Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands). It's aways nice to see new converts to Premier Inn. Unfortunately, as you said, there are no lifts here, but please on your return give us a call and we'll make sure you have a room on the first floor. We look forward to welcoming you back to Goodrington Sands.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

This hotel is in an excellent location, right on the sea front. Perfect! We were in room 24 which had a lovely sea view and so close to the waters edge. I rang about a week before we stayed to request a room with a sea view and asked at reception on arrival and was told that all of the rooms except two have a sea view.

The room was typical Premier Inn, but clean and a decent size. Excellent value for money.
Goodrington Sands is lovely, good size beach and a pleasant park, boating lake etc, just at the side of the hotel. Amusement arcade and a few typical beach stores also just behind the hotel. Paignton is a short walk away so plenty to do in this area on foot.

I had read some reviews before visiting about problems parking but we were lucky as we found a space reserved for Premier Inn guests as soon as we arrived. We were given a pass from reception to leave in the car. During our stay there was always a space available.

We were very lucky to have sunny weather which made all the difference to our stay.

We will definitely return again to this hotel, hopefully soon.

Room Tip: Sea view makes all the difference!
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Anna G, Manager at Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Dear Tibbyhatton,
I'm so pleased to read that you had a great stay with us at Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands), and thank you for leaving the review. We are very lucky to be able to offer so many of our guests such great views across Torbay. And how lucky were you to be able to enjoy the sunshine on your break. As much as I'd like to, the sunshine is unfortunately not something we can guarantee. We look forwrd to seeing you again on your return visit.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Our 4th trip to this hotel, love the location have a see view from almost all rooms which makes it that ever bit more special for the price, always highly recommend, staff friendly and rooms perfect..

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Anna G, Manager at Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Dear Katie l,
Many thanks for leaving a lovely review from your recent stay with us at Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands). It's always nice to read how we have helped to make your stay special. And wow, that's great that you've stayed with us four times now. We hope to welcome you back soon for your fifth visit.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

as we expected ,clean , spacious bedroom and bathroom with all the basics needed for a pleasant stay . good food at a reasonable price with a very good selection of beers ,wines and spirits . within easy reach of the steam railway
(2 minutes walk } and 5 minutes by car to the zoo . both these attractions are well worth a visit .

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Anna G, Manager at Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Dear stephenjunemason,
Thank you for the great review of Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands). I'm glad that we came up to your expectations and that you had a pleasant stay. It sounds like you enjoyed your visit to Paignton Zoo and your trip on the Steam Railway, which as you said, are located so close by. We hope to see you again at Goodrington Sands, if you visit Paignton in the future.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

This premier inn is in a lovely location and was very clean and welcoming, staff very friendly too. We also ate in pub next door which was very well priced and good meal. We went on train to Kingswear and the station is just down the road.



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Anna G, Manager at Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Dear Sawbridge106,
Many thanks for leaving a review of your recent visit to stay with us at Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands), and thank you for the kind words regarding the team. It's good to see you enjoyed a day out on the steam train to Kingswear and Dartmouth. We hope to see you again soon at Goodrington Sands.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

My husband was down in the area for work so as it was school hols we came down to. Very friendly staff on reception and in the restaurant it was busy and we did wait but were in no hurry. The breakfast the next morning was lovely and greeted by a very nice member of staff in the restaurant. The only niggle was stomping stanley inthe room above us who walked around for about and hour and a half god knows what they or the person was doing!!!! But other than that which was minor would recommend.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Anna G, Manager at Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Dear jers3ygirl,
Thank you for leaving a great review of your recent visit to us at Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands). It was very kind of you to say such nice things about the team. I believe we have some of the best in the business. I'm sorry to hear about the stomping stanley. At Premier Inn we always try to keep the noise within our hotels to a minimum, and undertake regular corridor checks through the day and night. We hope to welcome you back to Goodrington Sands soon.

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Additional Information about Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel

Address: Tanners Road | Goodrington, Paignton TQ4 6LP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Paignton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paignton
#5 Business Hotel in Paignton
Price Range: £57 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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