Hotel...was shabby outside with weeds growing on the entrance steps, cig ends all over the place, crumbling and flaking paintwork etc.etc.
Room was dingy and the furniture was right out of the nineteen forties. Dark brown really outdated wardrobe and dressing table (probably got them from a carboot sale). The dressing table had a electric extension lead on it because the double socket on the wall would only take one plug.
No staff or reception after 8pm and doors locked at 10pm????No bar, no drinks such as coffee or tea after 8pm, GOD knows what would have happened if someone got stuck in the lift or their was a fire after 8pm???
I use the term GOD lightly because we did not know that this was a very religious hotel, morning and evening prayers and religious songs were the order of the day. I AM NOT AGAINST OTHERS WHO HAVE THEIR BELIEFS but their was nothing else for the NORMAL residents. We had to endure all of this plus evenings of singing were the most modern song they knew was 'Nelly the elephant' I remember my grandparents singing these types of songs in the fifties on coach trips, I am,by the way 67years of age and grew up in the late forties and fifties and enveloped all changes in music and everything else through the ages, but the hotel and the 'frequent' patrons to this hotel seem to be stuck in a time warp. It should be made clear in all advertising for this hotel that if you are not deeply religious or you don't like anything after 1930 then find another hotel.
I wonder when the AA rated this hotel 3star?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- PARK HOTEL, PAIGNTON, is a large family run hotel, situated in a prime position overlooking Paignton Green and Seafront.We offer a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere to all our guests, regardless of age.Devon's mild climate makes Park Hotel Paignton an ideal base for enjoying what the area has to offer while on vacation. A perfect hotel for family holidays, coach parties, individual guests, long stay winter guests and business people.PARK HOTELWe can provide:- single, double or family sized bedrooms.- freshly prepared meals, everyday.- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menu's for staying guests.- Cream Tea's, Light Lunches, 4-Course Sunday Roast.We can also cater for:- Parties- Coffee Mornings- Club Meetings- Funeral Receptions, etc.Facilities include:- FREE PRIVATE CAR PARK for guests and customers- Large sun-lounge- Concert lounge- Licensed restaurant- Games room- Disabled access and bedroomsHOME DELIVERY LUNCHWe also provide a private care in the community, home delivery lunch service. It is available 365 days a year and includes a varied choice of meals. We can deliver to Paignton, Torquay, Brixham and Totnes. Please enquire for more information on our meals delivery service. ... more less
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