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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2015

had a enjoyable break with good entertainment + 4 free drinks per night . trip to plymouth plus part day to babacombe driver dropped off for afternoon in torquay. new dinning room +smart lounge . we had a small room with ensuite warm + clean food always served hot thanks for help with wi-fi -Lee

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

Dear jenny j Many thanks for reviewing us. Always a pleasure to read about an enjoyable time that’s been had at our hotel. We do have a many great attractions within close proximity to our hotel, so are fortunate to be able to offer trips to some popular local destinations. Glad you appreciated our refurbishments, although, as previously stated, there’s...

Blackburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Just returned from a 4 days 3 night break with Shearings staying at the Bay Esplanade Hotel. After a very long journey we were finally glad to arrive, first impressions were the hotel needed a makeover but the atmosphere was good and it wont stop us doing it again in the future. Our room very basic and no view but...

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

Dear mrsmerlot Thank you for your nice review. We are currently going through more refurbishment work, with our Entertainment room and more bedrooms being refurbished in January 2016, so, hopefully should you choose to use us again in the future you should see some improvements in the ‘tired’ areas that we’ll be renovating shortly. Pleased that you found us value...

Retford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We have just returned from a 5 day Shearings break. The Hotel is gradually being refurbished and what has been done is very good. The rest is old and tired looking, but clean. The Hotel is in a great position, on the front and just a couple of hundred yards from the main streets.The Staff are excellent throughout, especially Andy...

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

Dear Mylesofmiles Many thanks for your review of our hotel. Glad to read that you generally had an enjoyable stay with us. As you stated, our staff can multi-task and sometimes switch between departments and between both Bars. Hopefully, you didn’t have to wait too long for bar assistance whilst they were helping others. We do endeavour to put the...

Wellington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We thought the hotel looked a bit run down at first but the atmosphere is lovely, the staff are very helpful and all friendly. Great entertainment and good food. We didn't have to wait long to be served in the restaurant as we had read in previous reviews. We were visiting with some American friends and they really enjoyed the...

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

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Glad to read that you and your American friends were happy with your stay here at the Bay Esplanade. I do remember you, as I checked you in on arrival. Thanks for your comments which I will pass on to the entertainers and the kitchen staff. We have on-going refurbishment and...

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Stayed the 9\11\15 on a shearing coach break food room and staff were excellent .very good value for the cheap price we paid.also we had 4 free drinks each per day plus's day trip to Plymouth and a half day local trip pluss transport to and back to kent

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

Dear peterwaleseastbourne Thanks for dropping us a review. We do indeed like to feel that we offer great value for money breaks, and also have many great offers, which can also include tours like you mentioned, depending on what/when you book. Hope that you’ll be a returning customer. Thanks again for the complimentary write-up, I will pass on your comments...

Dorset
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

I have been to a good few bay hotels and they are all good but this one was one of the best...nice friendly staff, the room was OK but it had the smallest hand basin ever, not a lot of room to put anything in the bathroom but the beds were great really comfy we were only there for 3...

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

Dear flower1919 Thank you for your kind review. Nice to read that our admittedly rather small en-suites didn’t hamper your spirits and that you enjoyed your time spent with us. Great to read that this was one of the best hotels you have stayed in within the Bay group. We do indeed have 2 bars that you rightly pointed out;...

Saltash
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Had a wonderful 3 night break at this lovley hotel Good hosts ,friendly staff,clean rooms comfortable beds ,food was excellent in taste and presentation Would highly recommend this hotel as it is charming and has a great location on Paignton sea front Local car parking near by Evening entertainment was good but access to local cinema and the pier is...

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

Dear cilla f Thanks for posting a great review Always a pleasure to read comments such as you have been kind enough to leave for us. I will pass on your comments to our head chef and housekeeper. As you have observed; we are in an excellent location, and if anyone is visiting us by car, aren’t great with directions...

Hebburn
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We visited this hotel for a four day break with National Holidays, the hotel is well located on the sea front within a short walking distance of the many shops. It is a very nice hotel, clean and well furnished, the meals were to the usual good Bay Hotels standard, the staff excellent and the entertainment far superior to anything...

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

Dear Malcolm H Thanks for our 5 star review! It certainly helps to boost the morale of our team, as sometimes people tend to only focus on the negative points of their stay. Apologies that you thought the dining-room service wasn’t as fast as it should have been. We weren’t experiencing any staff shortages during your stay, but at times,...

Reviewed 1 November 2015

Had ground floor room due to my husband having recently had new hip but had very noisy doors near us also lift at back of us and inconsiderate people above us who used to go up and then open drawers wardrobes etc until late one is in the morning then alarm used to go off at quarter to seven breakfast...

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

Dear Rita D Thanks for reviewing us. Sorry to read that you experienced some rather inconsiderate guests during your stay. Our Victorian building does have quite thick walls, so problems involving noise from nearby rooms are indeed rare. I will pass on your comments to the entertainers that you clearly enjoyed, and also to Brian the driver. If you choose...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2015

A Shearings' weekend break. The fifth or so Bay Hotel we've stayed - and as usual the "good" easily out weighed the "not so good". Room fine - paid for the sea view and that was what we got - lovely! Location also fine - very short walk to harbour, pier and shops. And the Steam Railway! Food was very...

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

Dear djones315 Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. I would agree that we are in an excellent position as you stated, and we are indeed just a stone’s throw from the steam railway, and the local amenities. There’s no denying that our en-suites are probably not the biggest you’ll experience on your holiday travels, but we like...

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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: $141 - $238 (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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“Front and Sea Views”
shendaseven, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Seafront rooms have a small surcharge but are worth the extra.”
jikabob, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The sea facing rooms, in my opinion, are quieter.”
rodd61, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“go for a sea view on an upgrade its worth it.”
dixie11uk, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“. You can book a particular room by paying £10 extra.”
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