I am really puzled by the report of the 5th May - it hardly seems the same hotel. Ii travelled independently to the hotel by car with my brother and we were greeted by the propreieter with a cup of tea and friendly chat before showing us to our rooms - my brother had a single on the front overlooking the sea and mine was a double at the back.The single room shower was on the small size but perfectly adequate. the double room was lovely.Both rooms had very comfortable beds with lovely white sheets and blankets ( not duvets) towels were fresh soft and white also. The position of the hotel is very good as it overlooks the green and the sea and is at the quieter end of Paignton ( the no50 bus for Cockington stops almost outside the door and returns there which we made good use of)
Yes food is relatively simple but there was a choice of 3 starters , 4 mains and 3 sweets every evening and a good choice of breakfast with loads of extra toast and coffee/tea Vegetarians are catered for and we loved some of the accompanying sauces and the variety of potato dishes provided by the chef. His pastry was lovely and the steak and ale pie especially delicious. The pancakes with fruit also deserve a mention as does his lamb with rosemary infused gravy.
This hotel has a very welcoming and comfortable atmosphere and gives very good value for money. We will certainly stay there again as the food provided suited our needs and we found it a very comfortable place to stay.
We all had keys to our rooms and the entrance door could only be opened from the inside without a key. Most hotels in my experience have yale locks on doors other than the higher priced hotels who have moved to cards. There is a safe in the office and visitors are advised to leave valuables in the safe which is what we did
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bonair Paignton, Devon