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“Hotel was fine, but the associated pub was poor.”

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Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
Telford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Hotel was fine, but the associated pub was poor.”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

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.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Thank you to all the staff at goodrington sands we stayed in jan and decided to have a three day break in may glad I came back . We rang a week before arriving to see if we could have a sea view we spoke to chris on arrival chris was on reception he had sorted out our request same room as in jan sea view excellent .... thanks chris . All the staff are welcoming always happy . The rooms are so clean and fresh the new beds are so comfortable we could lie on the bed and watch the sea and hear it during the night so relaxing . The hotel is a credit to the premier inn chain well done to your whole team can't wait to visit again :)

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We enjoyed our four day anniversary stay very much.The hotel staff were very welcoming and friendly.We had room 34 on the top floor which had a sea view being on the top floor meant we could leave the window open at night,and listen to the waves, a very nice way to drift off to sleep,just make sure your fit because this room is a long way up two flights of stairs with no lift, but it does give you a way of working off your breakfast.We were celebrating our 34th anniversary and we were pleasantly surprised to find a lovely card waiting for us on the bed when we arrived very nice touch.We will be staying there again in the future hopefully in the same room overall a very enjoyable stay.


  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Stayed here for two nights in half term and was very impressed with the location. If you have small children you could easily spend all day on the beach or at the adjacent water park with no need to get in to a car.

The beds are extremely comfortable, the room is clean and the staff are all polite and efficient. In particular I must praise the lady in the restaurant serving breakfast with the midlands accent. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she took some quite complicated breakfast orders for our large table quickly.

The breakfast was very good and all included in the price. We will return in the summer holidays.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Where can i start. The location is good. The car parking facilities leave alot to be desired, there are only a very small number of parking spaces for hotel guests. Towels were not replaced on three occasions and had to go to reception.
Loo paper was not filled and left empty
Carpets were not vacuumed
Bathroom floor not cleaned.
Having stayed at very many Premiere Inns over the years without cause for complaint. This would have put me off ever using the brand again. However 1 bad experience does not make it a decsion not to use in the future.

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WhitbreadHotels, Online Customer Service at Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel. At Premier Inn we endeavour to ensure all our guests have an enjoyable stay in a clean and comfortable environment and do apologise that on this occasion we failed to provide this. Please email your booking details including your reservation number to talktous@premierinn.com and we will follow this up with the Management Team. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

From start to finish. Very helpful and polite staff. Very clean room and comfy beds. Would happily stay again when visiting family.i didn't eat here but there is a lovely pub next to the hotel. Must try.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Northamptonshire
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Fantastic hotel, would live here if I could.
The staff were very warm and friendly, in our room with the window open you could hear the sea, it was magical. We were able to lay on the bed and look out to sea, for sea lovers this hotel is a must.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel

Property: 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:
#3 Family Hotel in Paignton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paignton
#5 Business Hotel in Paignton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Paignton Seafront (Goodrington Sands) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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

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