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The Redcliffe Hotel
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We booked it in the last minute for our first seaside holiday in late August. It is exactly what the reviews from other said! We stayed with 2 young kids 5 & 8 in a spacious room (No. 18). Although we didn't have a lovely view (It's shown on the hotel's website.), the room was spotless clean and has air-conditioning. They made our bed everyday. One day, we went back with a bucket of stone and feet were full of sand. We were sorry to leave sand on the carpet and the bath. The next day, the room was as clean as before. :-)
Staff are very friendly and helpful. They're so relaxed. They must enjoy their job there. The breakfast was fantastic. It wasn't just ordinary egg, bacon, beans (full-English) but poached haddock and grill kippers to chose. Going to seaside, it was unexpected they served fish for breakfast. Worth to try if you like fish. Lovely! The poach egg is PERFECT!
We ate a dinner in the bar one night. Food was so yummy and good portion. My daughter's fish fingers were not Bird's Eye but proper fish, homemade fish finger.
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools was a reason we chose Redcliffe. The weather was good in late Aug but we still used the pools. Lovely! Of course, the secret tunnel to the beach was awesome!
Only one regret, we didn't have time to play pool. So we will be back!
Thank you, Redcliffe.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We stayed in the Redcliffe for three nights 14 August on in one of the better rooms. The hotel is an architectural delight being built as a house in around the 1860s with obvious influences of Indian building coupled with Victorian exuberance - GO I think it is called. Our room was in the central turret with bay window views across to Paignton harbour, Brixham and Berry Head. A clean, huge room with Edwardian furniture which worked well, huge bathroom with bubbling thing. The restaurant is amazing with views across the whole of Torbay and right on the beach. Food good but poor choice for us veggies at dinner. Service excellent. The indoor and outdoor pools were a delight. Some attention needed to the bar - reminded me of one of the old ones from East Europe with what drinks available spread out with huge gaps in between - with a little attention it could become a real asset. And I suppose that sums it up really: a little more attention needed to some details and the old place would sparkle again.

Room Tip: Go for the better rooms.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Myself my wife and son have just recently returned from another few days at The Redcliffe Hotel and once again it was exactly as we have come to expect. We had specifically booked the family room with adjoining bedrooms on the front (room 103 but don't tell everyone !) and it was exactly as we had remembered. Fantastic views, the sound of the sea lapping on the shore, and the smell of the salt sea air - brilliant. The seagulls are noisy when they wake up but that's nature for you.
We had intended eating out on a few nights but as usual decided against it and went for the Dinner, Bed and Breakfast option. We are never disappointed with the choices on the menu and there is always plenty of food which is well cooked and delicious. Breakfast is also freshly prepared and there is a good choice of juices, cereals, fruit etc.
The staff some of whom have been there for many years are very helpful and chatty, and make you feel very welcome. The hotel is in a fantastic location and very centrally located for all the Torbay attractions. You actually cannot get any closer to the sea you are literally on the beach.
The facilities are very good, with the indoor and outdoor pools, so no matter what the weather throws at you there is always a place for a swim. There is also table tennis, pool, gymnasium, steam room/sauna, jacuzzi, putting green (of sorts), large terrace overlooking the sea, fantastic ballroom dance floor (if thats your thing) and the hotel even has its own secret passage which goes down underground to the beach, this is accessible from the bar when the tide is out that is. We have stayed here several times in the past and we will be back again, its almost like its become part of our family tradition now to go to Devon for a few days but when we say 'go to Devon' we actually mean go and stay at the Redcliffe.
If you want a corporate business 'box' type hotel this maybe isn't for you but if you want somewhere relaxed but which has retained some of the 'traditional' type service and feel, which serves good food, and is in a great location you would have to look hard to find anywhere more suitable.
By the way the Wi - Fi connection is pretty poor so don't expect to be downloading much when you are there, but just think of it like this ' Switch the tablet off, put it down, and go for a walk along the beach, the business will still be there when you get back, its a much better and healthier option for you, and you will work up an appetite for your dinner '
All in all a great break again and cannot wait to get back down there.
Thanks to everyone at our Devon 'second home' ;0)

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

I have just got back from a 4 day holiday in this hotel. This hotel is perfect for my needs. It has a lovely view of the Torbay inlet with Torquay to the left and Brixham to the right. The whole area is pretty and easy to move around by car or local transport, so much to do. The rooms in the hotel are clean and comfortable some have lovely views. The leisure amenities are good indoor and outdoor pools with sauna steam room and spa bath. Small gym, with reasonable equipment all very good for downtimes. All this and the staff are all very helpful and friendly. Hope to return again soon.

Room Tip: request a seaview amazing and entertaining
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Me and my Husband got married here in August 2012. We were looked after so much, the staff were helpful and Derek was brilliant, he walked us through the whole day and kept the whole day running smoothly. We couldn't have asked for more, it was a beautiful day and we will always remember. The food is also lovely, we have been back already for a meal at Easter, and will definitely be returning. :)

Room Tip: The honeymoon suite is beautiful and worth every penny. Wish we could have had another night!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

we stayed for two nights. my son and new daughter inlaw got married here 27th of july. fabulous room for the service. reception room was a delight. . staff were helpful and really friendly ,they all worked really hard to make our day extra special. the hotel rooms were very clean and lots of space with a large bathroom. we had sea view rooms the views are amazing. the food for the wedding was first class. as was the meal in the restaurant the night before. breakfast was really good and again perfect service. the large terrace looking over the sea is wonderful. all in all an amazing hotel hard working and friendly staff. would strongly recommend this hotel for weddings perfect setting perfect day.

Room Tip: sea view great listening to the sea.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

I went for a weekend break in May, always a little cautious about seaside hotels.
What a revelation!! A well appointed, airy room with a view to Torquay; polite and extremely helpful staff and a varied menu with affordable wine.
Despite being an old building, which are notoriously difficult to clean, the house keeping was outstanding. Housekeeper should note that my towels were changed despite my having hung them up, to avoid unnecessary laundry.
Altogether a very pleasant stay in a well run hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Marine Drive, Paignton TQ3 2NL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Paignton
#2 Business Hotel in Paignton
#6 Family Hotel in Paignton
#6 Romantic Hotel in Paignton
Price Range: £86 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Redcliffe Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Superbly situated on the Seafront of Paignton in the "English Riviera". The Redcliffe offers every facility to ensure a enjoyable and memorable stay, whether for business or pleasure.The Redcliffe is a privately owned hotel with 69 bedrooms, set in 3 acres of grounds at sea level, and enjoys panoramic views across Tor Bay, from elegant Torquay on one side to the quaint fishing port of Brixham on the other.All bedrooms are en suite with Digital LCD TV, Radio, Free 5G Wi Fi, tea making facilities, hairdryers and direct dial telephones. There are also a number of inter-connecting rooms, ideal for families.Private car parking for 100 cars is available in the hotel's spacious grounds.We pride ourselves on the warm and friendly atmosphere within the hotel and our many long-serving staff ensure that standards of service remain as high today as they were 30 years ago. ... more   less 
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