The check-in process was quick and reception staff polite and helpful. We were informed that if we came down after check-in we would receive free tea and coffee downstairs which is a nice touch.
Our room was on the top floor, it was spacious with a small hallway leading into a large room with a double and a single bed. The views from the room were outstanding, looking over the seafront and as we were up early in the morning we were able to watch the sun rise. There was also a small seating area with sofa and chair and table. The room had a flat screen TV, tea and coffee facilties and a good quality bottled water. The bathroom was large and both the room and bathroom were clean. I think we had a club room which I would recommend paying the extra for.
We asked the receptionists for some recommendations for places to eat in the evening and they were very helpful and seemed to have a good knowledge of the area. We also asked if they could bring breakfast up to us in the morning as my friend was getting ready for her wedding, they happily obliged to do this and brought up whatever we wanted - be aware there is a £3 pp charge for this though.
The bar area is nice and has a pool table and TV. The drinks are a tad on the pricey side but nothing too extreme. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to use the leisure facilities.
Overall I thought the hotel was fantastic for a 3* hotel, I have stayed in 4* hotels which were not half as nice as this one. The overall presentation of the hotel is good, although maybe slightly dated and some areas could do with a little touch up - peeling paint etc. But it was clean and the staff were great and willing to help with any requests we had. If I was to visit Paignton again I would most likely stay here.
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- Also Known As:
- The Palace Hotel Paignton
- The Palace Paignton, Devon