My wife and I have just returned from a 7 night holiday staying at The Grand. This was our first visit to Exmouth and we have had a good holiday with wonderful weather. We paid extra for a front sea-view and were impressed with the newly 're-furbished' room and bathroom.We had requested to have a shower cubicle and this was provided. The view was wonderful and well worth the money.
The meals, generally, were such that breakfast was always acceptable and should you require yogurts or anything else all you have to do is ask. Try the ham and egg on toast. The evening meal was acceptable at times but was also only fair at others. The soups were dreadful, watery and tasteless. The high spots were the Coq. St Jaques, the beef and the turkey escalope. Needs improvement I think. Excellent staff, especially Zoltan and Margaretta.
The lift is amazingly ancient and in this day and age must be changed. Some residents found it difficult to open and shut the two doors.
The bar is expensive but the new furnishings, the staff and the outlook over the bay, made up for it. Lots of people were sitting around but very few seemed to have drinks in front of them. There are nights when there is no entertainment and background music could make it more sociable.
We travelled with Shearings and our driver, Tony, was very safe and courteous at all times and immaculately turned out. The trip to Sandy Bay, apart from the museum of 'days gone bye', was more suitable for families. Pecorama, whilst having beautiful floral garden displays was on a steep site with steps but there were slopes alongside for those who have difficulty walking. There was a large exhibition of model trains maybe some would enjoy. Great 'Cream teas' in the renovated train carriage. A miniature open air train was included for a ride around the site. The other trips were enjoyable and showed you the area. The extra trip was to Widdicombe in the Moor, over Dartmoor, was very good.
The situation of the Hotel was in an excellent situation for the beach, boat trips which we enjoyed, a beautiful local park with entertainment at weekends and only five minutes into the centre of town.
Overall, a value- for- money trip with excellent facilities and staff who go out of their way to help you have a good holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bay Grand Hotel enjoys a superb position on the seafront opposite Golden Sands Beach. The hotel benefits from fantastic views across the Exe Estuary towards Dawlish Warren. The Hotel is set in a Crescent of elegant houses - the first crescent of its kind to be built in Devon with every house facing the sea. Panoramic views across Lyme Bay and the estuary can be seen from all front facing rooms along with Drakes Bar, lounges and our relaxing gardens. The Regency entertainment suite and bar provide the perfect place to unwind. Exmouth is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast stretching as far as Dorset and is renowned for its red cliffs and sand dunes. An ideal resort to explore the rest of Devon, it also boasts an old fashioned promenade and stunning Georgian architecture. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bay Grand Hotel Exmouth, Devon