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Briars
Ranked #16 of 97 Paignton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Have stayed at 'Briars' every may and august since Mandy and Malcolm took over .Always made very welcome.The rooms are spotlessly clean and are freshened up each day,nice comfy beds.The breakfasts are cooked to order with plenty of choice and they are 'to die for' (Malcolm is always cheerful in the morning to start the day right) -ably assisted by his waitresses.Better hosts you could not find, and its location by the beach, harbour and town make it a perfect place to stay. Wendy and Ian

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Briars248, Owner at Briars, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is always lovely to see you both and we are pleased you continue to enjoy your holidays at The Briars.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

We have just had a weeks holiday and stopped here and can highly recommend this guest house.
A warm welcome awaits you from Malcom and Mandy and the staff.
The rooms are kept so clean and fresh looking every day, breakfast was first class with plenty of choice.
Located within easy reach of all Paigntons attractions by foot.
A great place to stay when in this area of Devon.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank David A
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Briars248, Owner at Briars, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your weeks holiday at The briars and that you would recommend us. Again thankyou.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Booked a weekend away for husbands birthday and the weather was great and we were made to feel very welcome.The rooms were spotless and bed was very comfy.The breakfast was perfect plenty to choose from and cooked to order.Malcolm and Mandy were perfect hosts couldnt have wished for anything more.Thankyou for our fantastic weekend hope to visit again when we are down that way.Would definitely recommend to anyone top class.

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Briars248, Owner at Briars, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

We are pleased you had a lovely weekend away and enjoyed staying atThe Briars. Your lovely comments are really apprecuated, thank you. Hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Malcolm and Mandy are very warm and friendly persons. We really enjoyed staying there and also enjoyed the delicious breakfast they served. The rooms were very comfortable. We can highly recommend staying at Briars!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Briars248, Owner at Briars, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Thank you for your lovely review. It is so nice to hear when our guests from overseas have had a nice stay with us at The Briars.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Booked a stay here for a long weekend break and I must say we were not disappointed what a lovely clean and friendly place in a great location Malcolm and Mandy were the perfect hosts nothing was too much trouble even the young girls serving breakfasts (which was lush) always greeted you with a smile will definitely return next time we need a break.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Briars248, Owner at Briars, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Thank you for your review and your kind comments we are glad you enjoyed your short stay with us and we look forward to seeing you both again when you next visit Paignton.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I mixed business with pleasure, having to work nearby, but staying on with my teenage daughter for a few more nights.

Malcolm and Mandy could not have been more hospitable - from a phone call the day before, checking when we were arriving, to Malcolm carrying my EXTREMELY large paperwork-heavy suitcase up to our room and just generally being available, helpful and friendly!

We booked quite late via a website, so our room wasn't the largest by any stretch of the imagination - but there was everything that we needed and it was bright and clean.

The communal areas were more welcoming than many, and there was WiFi throughout (even though there had been a bit of an issue, Malcolm showed us where the router was so that we could restart it if needed!).

The full English breakfast was freshly cooked to order, filling & tasty, and we were always asked if we wanted more drinks or toast. Together with the extensive buffet, we were sorted for most of the day!

On top of all of that, Briars is right on the seafront, next to the harbour - an excellent location.

What more could you ask for? We will definitely be staying again, Paignton & Briars have won a place in our hearts :)

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Briars248, Owner at Briars, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Thank you for your lovely comments it was a pleasure having you and your daughter stay with us and it would be lovely to see you both again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Booked Briars last minute as our son had broken his leg and could not fly to Majorca as planned. Could not have made a better choice . Malcolm and Mandy were welcoming and helpful and Malcolm carried all our bags to our room. Stayed for 7 nights from 26th July and really enjoyed our time in Paignton. Room immaculate and breakfast excellent. Would definitely stay here again if holidaying in Devon.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Briars248, Owner at Briars, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Thank you for your kind review. It was a shame about your planned holiday but we are pleased that you had a nice stay with us. If you should holiday in Paignton in the future you would be more than welcome at The Briars.

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Additional Information about Briars

Address: 26 Sands Road, Paignton TQ4 6EJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Paignton
Price Range: £49 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Briars 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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