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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for four nights with a group of people. The comment of a previous writer was spot on when they said you cannot expect a five star stay at two/three star prices. Having said that our room was clean and comfortable, bathroom tiny but acceptable, food basic but really good and free drinks a big plus. Evening entertainment was good...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These are meant as constructive comments mainly for Shearings management, not complaints. I will say that when a guest pointed out that the porridge was rather runny it was of a satisfactory thickness after that so the staff do listen. It would have been helpful if I had been told where the suitcases were in case I wanted to carry...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed end of April (ment to put post on on our return) great room, It was our first time with many Shearings holidays in past years that we have seen a buffet breakfast I was a little bit let down on the first morning not to be served, everyone was walking around not knowing what to do but by...

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Cumbria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from 5 days stay at the Bay Esplanade Hotel, what a great hotel, staff are fantastic, very helpful. The food is lovely, not to fancy, but a few different bits and pieces added. Entertainment very watchable, especially Mickey B. Bingo and short quiz every night, up to you if you join in, but fun anyway. Good location for...

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although some areas of the hotel are a little tired, the food, entertainment and service make up for this. We spent five days here as part of a large group, the check-in was very well organised and we were very quickly unpacking in our rooms. One evening one of our party had an unfortunate accident falling down a number of...

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear pinklady1946 Thank you for reviewing us. Very pleased to read that we provided you & your party an enjoyable stay with us. We have had almost all public area's and 70% of rooms refurbished in very recent years, but some area's, e.g. corridors and some more rooms still to do, so do look a little tired, but we are...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at The Bay Esplanade last weekend for a 3 night break ...must say i was pleasantly supprised after reading some of the reviews on here ... From the moment we arrived we were greeted with smiles..All the staff were lovely, from management to cleaning staff, who i must say done a realy good job, not just in our room...

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Evelyn C Many thanks for writing about your experience with us here at the Bay Esplanade. Always nice to receive positive views, and, as a business that prides itself in customer care, it’s good to know when we hit the mark! We do receive many very complimentary remarks regarding our team here, and we appreciate that you’ve acknowledged several...

Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came back for our second visit this year and were not disappointed, We arrived two hours before check-in time and asked if we might leave our car. We were greeted with a lovely smile and a parking pass, This set the standard for our whole stay. Lovely, friendly, helpful staff. The hotel itself is a bit of a rabbit...

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ChristineRkelly Thanks for writing a review about your previous experience with us and good to see you back for the second time! We will pass on your review to our kitchen staff, I know it will be appreciated; sometimes the staff working behind the scenes can get over-looked so it’s nice you’ve given our chef a mention. Hopefully you’ll...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first experience of a shearings break. It was very reasonably priced compared to other companies but proved to be exceptional value. The hotel was clean and we had a beautiful sea view . Everything was laid on including free drinks and entertainment , newspapers delivered. Our waiter Alex was very polite and the driver Brian exceptional ....

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear s0uthbank7 Thanks you for a nice review. We always strive to offer all our customers and enjoyable break that is good value, and I’m glad we provided you with an enjoyable stay. I will forward your comments to all the staff members that you have named, and thanks for recommending us. Look forward to seeing you soon!

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good hotel for the price.We had a room with a view it had all we needed for a 4 day stay.All the staff very good and the meals a good variety.A nice break. We love these type of holidays as the entertainment is free, good nights in the hotel also with bingo and quiz nights. Drinks at a good...

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear johnp5066 Many thanks for taking the time to leave your comments about your recent stay with us here at the Bay Esplanade. Sometimes, Tripadvisor can be used for people to air their grievances, and, often problems are stated that could have easily been rectified during their stay, if they’d have been brought to our attention. Reviews like yours help...

Watford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just returned from a 5 day Shearings break here and having read some of the reviews for this hotel, I was somewhat apprehensive, as travelling on my own, I quite expected my room to be in a cupboard! What a lovely surprise I had, a single room with plenty of space to move around, somewhere to put a...

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NanWatford Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about your recent stay with us. Glad that your stay was generally a positive experience and we’re pleased that we were able to rectify your issue in the dining-room quickly. It is appreciated that you brought it to our attention. We are fortunate to receive numerous reviews...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Esplanade Hotel

Address: Sands Road, Paignton TQ4 6EG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Price Range: $89 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
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Bay Esplanade Hotel Paignton, Devon
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“In the summer I would possibly have gone for a sea view.”
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