The hotel staff were friendly and the room was as expected; and clean, apart from a few crumbs on the settee. Furnishings are of a decent standard, with comfy bed, air conditioning and good shower - the standard Premier Inn fare.
However we ate at the adjoining pub and this left a lot to be desired. This wasn't the height of summer, but the pub was very busy and service was a bit slow. The food is cheap and unfortunately you reap the reward for this; my mixed grill especially reflected this. Most of it was okay, but the piece of steak was as tough as the proverbial old boots and I just couldn't eat it.
Breakfast the next morning was even more disappointing. Unlike some Premier Inns, which have a buffet style breakfast, here you have to order the cooked food and it took the best part of an hour to turn up - and the bacon and sausage were dry and unappetising. The breakfast area wasn't busy, so this was all very disappointing.
My advice; stay at the hotel but find somewhere else to eat.
One last thing - the hotel uses a pay and display car park, which is free for guests, but it was busy and the spaces are quite tight. I'm sure a lot of guests end up with door dents etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With far reaching views across the beach, close to Paignton Zoo and beside Splashdown Waterpark ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Paignton (Goodrington Sands) Hotel Paignton
- Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel Devon