We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent 4 star hotel”
Review of The Sands Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
The Sands Hotel
Ranked #82 of 96 Paignton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 June 2010

We stayed at this hotel for a week over the Bank Holiday at the end of May 2010 and we had a fantastic holiday. The breakfasts were lovely (very filling & tasty and we loved the coffee as well); the room was great, very clean & spacious, nice sized lovely clean bathroom and a fantastic view across the bay. Brian & Lorraine are lovely people, very friendly, always ready for a chat, and the nice thing was they treated all their guests the same (different to other hotels we have been to). The next time we are in the English Riviera we will definitely be visiting this hotel again and would recommend it to anyone, go and stay there you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Maxine31
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (109)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

104 - 109 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 19 June 2010

We have just returned from The sands hotel in Paignton which we stayed for 10 nights as we found that 5 nights was simply not enough. The reason being our luggage was carried to our room by the propitier, the rooms were immaculate and the breakfast was outstanding whether you went for a continental or a full English. And the fully licensed bar was not only fully stocked but it was also very good value.
We know that Brian and Lorraine and their son Johnathan have been running this guest house for a considerable amount of time, their knowledge of the area and things to do for all ages is priceless due to their amount of repeat custom , we are able to relax in the evening, swap stories and ideas with other guests for our next days entertainment, therefore we highly recommend if holidaying in Paignton if there is any rooms available. then stop at the Sands Hotel, sands road, Paignton.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Mellymelon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 August 2009

I have to agree with what everyone else has said here fantastic hotel, clean, tidy and spacious rooms, friendly owners can’t say a bad word. Hotel is close to the beach in fact if it was any closer you’d be on the beach its self and if you are lucky enough to get a sea view the views are fantastic.

The area around the hotel is very clean and tidy and there is no noise during the night, everything is close to the hotel by foot and the harbour is 5 minutes walk around the corner should you wish to go on any trips. We chose this hotel after searching the internet for ages and emailing some local hotels, only one other hotel other than this one got back to us and they cost more and couldn’t accommodate the days we wanted e.g. Sunday-Sunday as they only did the standard Mon-Fri and Sat-Sat.

Brian & Lorraine the owners within reason will accommodate any day/s you want which you can’t get better than that.

The only downside was for me was they don't do a credit/debit card payment to pay for the room and only accept cash or cheque, maybe to keep costs down as they were one of the cheapest hotels around but maybe in the future they will get this up and running.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Gavin-Maria
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 May 2009

We have just returned from paignton from the bikers weekend where we stayed at the Sands Hotel for 2 nights... The service was fantastic that we recieved the hotel was clean and the full English breakfast was everything you could wish for we would highly recommend staying here and will be booking again next year without a doubt ....

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DLW_9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 July 2008

Having stopped at the Sands hotel Paignton on many occasion Brian,Lorraine and Johnathan have always made us welcome to the degree we actually moved here from the midlands.....
We used their home from home hotel as our base as we searched for ideal properties in the torbay location.Since we have moved to torbay we pop in every couple of months as we have struckup agreat friendship and are still welcomed as warm as ever.As you can see i have no worries recomending this hotel to family and friends as the breakfast is as englsh as you will ever get with plenty of choice,and all the rooms have clean exellent facilites.I hope you book into this hotel as you wont be dissapointed...all the best from Ant,Donna,Megan and Ben

Stayed: July 2003
1  Thank donnaell45
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 July 2007

We have visited this lovely hotel many times you will always be sure of a warm welcome..spotless ..big breakfast a home from home experience. If you are planing a trip to Paignton don't stay anywhere else..Brian and Lorraine will bend over backwards to ensure you have a great stay and like me and my family, you will then join the list of year in year out return visitors. The in house entertainer Jonathan is always on hand to brighten up your day and the hotel is ideally situated with fantastic views across the bay.

2  Thank AndreaStAustell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Paignton hotels
0.5 mi away
Travelodge Paignton Seafront
0.3 mi away
Summerhill Hotel
Summerhill Hotel
#1 of 17 in Paignton
347 reviews
1.0 mi away
Preston Sands Hotel
Preston Sands Hotel
#10 of 17 in Paignton
291 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Queens Hotel
Queens Hotel
#5 of 17 in Paignton
531 reviews
0.4 mi away
The Palace
The Palace
#2 of 17 in Paignton
585 reviews
0.0 mi away
The Torland Hotel
The Torland Hotel
#15 of 17 in Paignton
45 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Sands Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Sands Hotel

Address: 32 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 Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #82 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Paignton
Price Range: £52 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Sands Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sands ideally located in magnificent position on Paignton Seafront just a few yards from the beach, green and harbour, and only a short level walk to the town centre. Efficently run in a friendly manner. We have gained a reputation in ensuring everyone is made to feel welcome and relaxed during their staywith us. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Book Direct Rooms, Agoda, Odigeo and Priceline so you can book your The Sands Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Sands Hotel Paignton, Devon

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing