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Rowcroft Lodge
Ranked #56 of 96 Paignton B&B and Inns
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“Excellent, just couldn't do enough to make your stay enjoyable”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Elly and Steve recently took over the Rowcroft Lodge and although they are relatively newcomers to B&B ownership, you would never have guessed. They couldn't have done more to have made our stay pleasurable. Super location, a really great couple, lovely clean home and excellent breakfasts...what more could you ask for.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

A very enjoyable brief 2 night family break. Steve and Ellie were very welcoming and friendly and the room was spotlessly clean. The hotel is nicely situated opposite a park and a stone's throw from the sea. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of extra tea and toast if required.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

The hotel was lovely and the food was lovely we stayed for a week and was really comfortable they made you feel you was at home the room was lovely steve and elly we re lovely the new owners and they made you relaxed and when wasnt nice one day we stayed in and just left us to what wanted to do the breakfast was served on warm plates and was hot we will reccomend it and will be going back

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

We stayed here and the room was clean. The food was also OK but on some days toast was burnt and on others toast was not even toast! When we booked on the phone the lady said that we were on the ground floor over looking the back garden. When we got there, she says we were on the top floor. The lady says that they dont use the ground floor to rent out but we made friends that stopped on the ground floor. The problem was that my grandad had to stop halfway up the stairs because he has diabetes, OCD and he has had a heart attack and stroke. there was no spoon for making a cup of tea in our room, we asked for one and the lady went all strict and said "Oh, i'm sure i put one in there" in a very posh voice. She then accused us for STEALING a spoon to put in our room. It was only for a cup of tea. Plus there are some rules that are not said until you get there. £25 fine for bringing a take away or ordering one. £75 fine for smoking and £25 fine for getting the towels dirty. WHAT?! For this, Rowcroft lodge is definatly NOT the hotel we are going back to.

Room Tip: It is boiling hot on hot days i your room. You can't even BREATH.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

This is such a lovely guest house I cannot believe anyone could find fault with it! When I read the detrimental reviews here for this wonderful holiday destination I wondered if the people actually stayed there or somewhere else!
I made a point of asking the owners to show me every room because one reviewer claimed that the room they stayed in was very small - there are no small rooms there - they are all of a decent size and some are very large.
Another reviewer claimed the hotel is filthy - that is such a lie I am surprised the owners didn’t respond.
Let's be clear - the Rowcroft Lodge (which I am told has never in its history been called the Rowcroft Beach Hotel) - is clean, comfortable and convenient for the beach and the Goodrington Park opposite.
The Rowcroft makes an ideal base for families, couples or people like myself who are travelling alone. There is parking front and back and guests can also park in the road outside - I never had any problem - and of course it is free!
If you are travelling to Paignton by train or bus call the hotel in advance and they will arrange pick-up.
My room was very comfortable with tea and coffee making facilities, flat-screen tv with Freeview and a lovely power-shower!!!
And the food - what can I say - absolutely amazing - so much choice, very well-cooked and served by friendly and efficient staff.
The Rowcroft is pet friendly and there are three rooms which are specifically for dogs but you will have to arrange a booking direct as you cannot book pets via the internet.
Mine hosts Les and Cynthia deserve nothing but praise for the way they operate this superb B&B - which gets my vote as the best in Devon!!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Rowcroft Lodge
Address: 14 Youngs Park Road | Goodrington Sands, Paignton TQ4 6BU, England (Formerly Rowcroft Beach Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Paignton
Price range (per night): $91 - $119
Hotel Class:3 star — Rowcroft Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Super family run Guest House catering for all ages - Goodrington Park opposite and on level walking to the beach which is 80 metres,Paignton Town centre only 8 minutes walk. Splashdown water park just across the park (100 metres).We are one of the closest Guest House to Paignton Zoo approx 1 mile away. Steam railway and sea can be seen from the Guest House. All rooms have digital flat screen TV's. Under no circumstances can a cot be added to a double room. Min of two night stay over weekends and during summer months. 100% non-smoking Single night supplement is applicable to all rooms. Dogs sometimes accepted subject to breed at an additional fee.Wi-Fi available. We are very close for all Paignton Language schools. ... more   less 
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