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Bay Esplanade Hotel

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Sands Road, Paignton TQ4 6EG England See on map
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Wifi
Free Parking
3 Star accommodation
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All reviewsshearings holidayself driveshearings hotelscoach driverpaid extra for a sea viewbuffet breakfasttiny bathroomsea frontper daysea view roomnight portervisited this hotelexcellent positionrestaurant staffpublic areasevening entertainmentplenty of choice
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Single room 103 is awful, like it's been forgotten. Needs decorating, dated, grubby carpet ... Over priced. The whole hotel should not be a 3 star rating. We did a self drive to this hotel & felt like we were secondary to the Shearings coach...More

Thank Gill W
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded today

Dear Gill W. Thank you for reviewing us. Sorry that you felt we didn’t we reach the standard you expected. We do cater for around 145 guests per service, breakfast and dinner, with cottage pie always popular as a chefs special, so sorry you didn't...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the short break with Shearings holiday.I found the rooms to be comfortable and clean.The dining room needed to be redocorated and there should be more choice to the evening meal compared to the other shearings breaks i have stayed at, but on the...More

Thank swabycheryl
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded today

Dear swabychertl. Many thanks for reviewing us. We do receive many positive comments regarding our superb location, and appreciate you adding to them. Our dining room was only refurbished a couple of years ago and the menu is exactly the same in all the Shearings...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just returned from a self drive weekend in the above hotel and am totally deflated. Having paid £312 for what I thought was a good hotel, I am at a loss to know were to start. The room was satisfactory but the bathroom...More

1  Thank Alex S
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded today

Dear Alex S Thank you for the review. Sorry that we didn’t manage to match your expectations, although I think that your criticism and description of our menu is somewhat rather harsh, and not the general view of the vast majority of our guests, but...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good position on Paignton front, close to shops, cinema and Paignton steam trains, bus and railway station are close too. (approx, half a mile walk). Hotel itself was very clean and tidy a bit dated in places but nice, lifts are quite small and there...More

Thank Linda M
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded today

Dear Linda M Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. Disappointed that we didn’t give you the ‘wow’ factor; but thanks for highlighting our 'very clean hotel and excellent location. very pleased your found our staff friendly and helpful. I hope that you will return...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at quite a few Shearings hotels & have to say that we were slightly disappointed with some of the food served at dinner on our recent stay, it would best be described as warm not hot, and the portions were rather small,...More

3  Thank Neil1953
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Neil1943. Thank you for the review. Sorry that you felt your dining experience was detrimental to your stay, I do hope you raised any concerns with our Head Chef who would be only too happy to receive feedback. I’m not sure if you reported...More

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The Esplanade hotel is a pleasant hotel ideally situated and set on a level seafront position just a short walk to the sandy beach, picturesque harbour, pier, shops and brand new cinema. Paignton is right in ...More the heart of Torbay and is an ideal resort for all ages as well as a great base from which to explore South Devon and the surrounding area. Within the hotel, the south facing Sun Lounge and Harbour Bar Lounge offer stunning views across ‘the Bay’ and the attractive Riviera Suite provides a warm and friendly atmosphere to enjoy the entertainment. The Esplanade also offers the opportunity to upgrade your standard room to one with a sea view (charges apply) and the stunning view on a sunny day is certainly worth it! Less
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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US$ 100 - US$ 156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Esplanade Hotel Paignton
Bay Esplanade Hotel Paignton, Devon
United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
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Patricia J
5 August 2018|
Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
Wifi is available in the hotel. It gets weaker the further away from the receiver, so it depends on where your room is. It's free, sign in code is available from reception
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"Avoid single room 103"
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"Sea view was great but we did pay £42 extra."
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"Pay extra for a sea view or don't complain about overlooking a service yard."
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"A sea view room would suite most people."
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