We booked our stay for 2 nights in an executive family room in July before moving on to a self catering apartment for the following week.
The hotel was so good that we tried to book up there for 2 nights at the end of our self catering holiday as well,but unfortunately it was full up.
Our bedroom (no 15)was large and had a lovely sea view from the front facing bay windows.It was nice and cosy with a double and single bed.The windows were double glazed units which opened right up .
The bathroom was large and clean but I was a bit dissapointed that only 1 small complimentary shower gel and shampoo was provided for the whole stay(I think a previous reviewer mentioned this as well).For the cost of the room,£175 a night for 2 adults & 1 Child,I expected to have them replenished each day.
The Hotel has standard,club & executive rooms.
When we glanced into other rooms on passing (my son wanted to go investigating around the corridors)they all seemed a good size and looked nice.
My son was invited to his new friends room which was above ours and said that it was equally as nice as ours!
The Breakfast was good,with a help yourself to juices,cereals,rolls,fruit & yoghurts etc. and then order the cooked breakfast,Tea,coffee,toast from the wailter/waitress.
The evening meals were excellent and serving staff very friendly and efficient.
One point that I would make is that IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH STAIRS,INFORM THE HOTEL AT TIME OF BOOKING AS EVEN THOUGH THE HOTEL HAS A LIFT, A FEW OF THE ROOMS HAVE TO BE ACCESSED BY STAIRS AS WELL.
(when we used the lift to our first floor room,we had more stairs to negotiate than if we just used the stairs in the first place )
We had good entertainment on each night of our stay.
The bar and sitting areas were very comfortable(pool table in the bar-only 50p a play).
Bar prices very reasonable for a hotel and beer kept very good.Good choice of beers & a very nice 'Thatchers'cider!
Plenty of free car parking in the car park.
Nice gardens to sit in and bar terrace.
Leisure centre is free to hotel guests.We never used the gym but it looked well equipped.
The pool is one of the cleanest pools we have ever used.A nice size and 4 ft deep all over.There are floats etc that you can use dotted around the poolside area.The jacuzzi is the same temperature as the swimming pool.
Seperate sauna and steam room located along the corridor from the changing rooms to the pool.
Hotel guests are provided with a free towel while using the leisure centre.
Lockers operate on a returnable £1 coin.
Changing rooms not large,but adequate.
The hotel is in a good location on Paignton sea front,facing the green where all the activities go on.
During the school summer holidays there is a lot of entertainment going on on the green for all ages.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a good standard of accommodation and a friendly service.
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