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Woodlands Guest House
Ranked #12 of 26 Brixham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 June 2011

We stayed in room 4 which is spacious but unfortunately due to its layout there is only room for one bedside cabinet and reading lamp It is spotlessly clean with a view over the rooftops to the harbour but we feel that It should be advised on the web or in the brochure that despite the size of the room the bathroom is extremely small (the smallest we have ever encountered). The only seating in the room are two basket chairs which are quite uncomfortable to sit and read but a suggestion for this to be overcome would beto remove these two chairs and the chaise longue and replace them with two more comfortable chairs.
The duvet on the bed was very heavy duty (great in winter) and caused sweating during the night but due to the lack of a top sheet it was too cold for it to be slightly pushed down to make it cooler. The information pack states when towels will be changed and not as required but the problem is that there is no suitable place to get them dry except for a swivelling towel rail which either has to be hung over the toilet or sink, whichever is not in use and is hardly satisfactory.
A wide choice of breakfast was available but unfortunately your choice has to be made the previous evening rather than being able to make a selection at the time dependent on how you feel. It would be worth waiting a little longer to have this choice of an excellent breakfast. As stated in previous reviews Paul was extremely friendly and helpful but we only met Rita briefly on arrival.
More information should be given that the premises are not suitable for the infirm or disabled as there is the steep climb up the hill from the town and then steep steps up to the house. From the house there are also steep steps up to the car park.
Despite the negatives, overall we had a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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ritpoppau, Owner at Woodlands Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2011

In response to our review, I found them a nice couple but when ever we spoke I got the impression that they were disappointed on a lot of things during their stay in Devon. Unfortunately you cannot please everybody - referring to our other Guest Reviews.

All our rooms vary in size including the en-suites, yes Room 4 has a small en-suite but generally people are not put off by this as they would prefer the room to be larger and to be able to sit at the window looking out over Brixham and The Bay.

We are quite happy to put top sheets on beds and change duvets if requested, as stated on the website. The website has an "Access Statement" which gives full details explaining our location and number of stairs, steps and location of rooms allowing you the option to decide before you arrive if we are suitable.

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Reviewed 16 May 2011

We have just returned from another fabulous two night break at The Woodlands Guest House, Paul and Rita are as always the most welcoming of hosts and immediately make you feel comfortable and at home.
The guest house is beautifully presented, the atmosphere warm and friendly and I can't recommend this place highly enough, everything here is done to make your stay as perfect as possible.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2011

We first stayed at Woodlands in 2005 when we were looking for somewhere dog-friendly. We liked it so much we returned the following 4 years with friends. We no longer have a dog, which means we can have one of the front bedrooms, with stunning views over the town and bay. The rooms are all spotless with tasteful decor updated regularly. There are many extras, including a mini-fridge for wine or beer with glasses and bottle opener provided. The breakfasts are well cooked and Paul and Rita are very friendly and helpful. There is plenty to do in Brixham, from coastal walks to fishing trips, good restaurants and pubs, some of which have live music in the evening. We've just returned from our 6th visit and will definitely be taking another weekend break there.

Room Tip: Room 4 has a 4-poster bed and large bay window
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2011

we stayed at woodlands a few weeks ago and had a wonderful time , the room was lovely and the breakfast was the best we have had ! We were made to feel welcome by Paul and would recommend our friends to stay, we will stay with them the next time we are in Brixham

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank happydays013
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Reviewed 21 February 2011

Stayed for 3 nights in February 2011 and what a treat this guest house was. The hosts Paul & Rita welcomed us with a cup of tea and helped us with our cases. The room was beautfully decorated with a four poster bed and had stunning views of the harbour. The Welcome tray was, well , most welcome, with posh biscuits and, what other hotels and guest houses lack , plenty of Tea bags and milk. The bed was extremly comfortable and the most puffiest quilt we have ever encountered. The Full English breakfast did excatly what it said and left you Full , it was delicious and piping hot. The location was very handy , short stroll to the harbour, Last word on the hosts, They were friendly but not "in your face" and if required would give you plenty of tips to enjoy Brixham , they even managed to arrange nice weather in February for us, OK perhaps that was not down to them but who knows?

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank remberson
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Reviewed 4 January 2011

Visit about 2 times a year to Brixham.Woodlands is a great place very well located for the town of Brixham.Also it has good secure parkng. a very homely feel to the Guest House. rooms very good and spacious with excelent views over the bay

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled solo
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Thank brixham058
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Reviewed 27 October 2010

The rooms were very clean and decorated to a high standard .With great views to the harbour.Great choice of breakfasts didnt need lunch. Honist don't go any where elsen't
it is well worth the short walk up the hill you can then truly admire the stunning views of a stunning Brixham. Big thank you Paul & Rita for a great stay don't ever change you are a credit to your trade.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Parkham Road, Brixham TQ5 9BU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Brixham
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #12 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Brixham
Price Range: £66 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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