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Bay Esplanade Hotel

Sands Road, Paignton TQ4 6EG, England
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Bay Esplanade Hotel
Ranked #15 of 21 hotels in Paignton
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having just spent 8 days at the Esplanade I would say that it is not the best of Shearings Hotels. At the moment they are refurbishing parts of the hotel with more to follow. Our room which was in the basement had been refurbished but the bathroom was just a botched job with old sink / toilet, door that did... More

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Amesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just had a 7 day break in a sea view room which we found clean and comfortable. The food was excellent and the service from the staff who worked really hard to cater for everyone was brilliant (especially Rebecca). Paying for a parking space is ideal so we could go off and enjoy ourselves and feel free. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic position on the beach. Hotel was spotlessly clean and the meal services were really efficient with the food piping hot. The entertainment was fun with the staff - Ashley - joining in. Wish we had booked for longer.

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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you ymfallows,for taking the time to post a great review of your recent weekend break with us. Thank you for your great comments about the food, rooms and service you received, I will pass on all your kind comments, Ashley will be very pleased to read his name mentioned, he is a lovely lad, who always excels so thank... More

wrexham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from self drive to this hotel and even the weather was on our side. The hotel is in a poor state of decour but for the price we were not bothered but would not pay the summer prices for the room we had(sink for washing in the bedroom away from the other amenities). The young waitress by the... More

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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you ReddraggonWrexham, for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. I am pleased to read that overall you seemed to have a good holiday. I am sorry you did not find the bedrooms to your liking, we do have an on-going programme of refurbishment, with bedrooms and public area’s planned for 2015. Hopefully... More

Rossendale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 3rd Bay Hotel this year.This one best of the three. Firstly the staff,atmosphere and ambiance were great, meals were o.k. and staff good until shortages forced a couple of changes later in the week.The entertainment was first class even with the competition from the world cup. The sun shone every day and Shearings were unable to charge this as... More

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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you BOXMAN57, for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Thank you for all your comments. I am very pleased that overall you had a great holiday. We do have an on-going programme of refurbishment and hopefully you will visit again and see some changes in the hotel. I am sorry you did... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Staff are friendly very helpful, close to shops and amenities and beach, quite flat, Special thanks to Cathy, John, Kgrere, Andy, Dee, Cara, Vinnie, Tyler, Cleaners and another special thanks to Nick Head Chef your doing a cracking job, your food is top class right portions and excellent selection of dishes. If by any chance you do not like any... More

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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you John James C for taking the time to post your great review. I remember you and your wife, a lovely couple and am very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your anniversary holiday here, which I recall you intended for another week, as the weather was so good. Thank you for all your lovely comments about the... More

S. Wales
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stayed for a 3 night break, location of hotel was good overlooking sea front at quieter end near harbour. Hotel reasonable with well kept bar and lounge area. Dining room quite dated although service was very good, food was average, with choices at every meal. We booked a sea view room, this was very small, as was the bathroom no... More

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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you LilliS_wales, for taking the time to post a review of your holiday with us. Thank you for your comments; we do aim to create a great value holiday. I am sorry you did not find the restaurant decor to your liking; however we are intending for further refurbishment of this room in January 2015, the carpets, tables and... More

Solihull, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A recent 3 night break - our 3rd stay at a Shearings hotel We were not expecting much based on our previous stays - Valley of Rocks Hotel in Lynton - incredibly tatty (wallpaper peeling) rooms with OK food. The Lion Hotel in Hunstanton - room just about OK and food slightly better. The Esplanade was a welcome change from... More

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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Jumbo415 for taking the time to post a review of your recent holiday with us. I am very pleased to read your great comments, especially about the helpful & friendly staff and service, which I will pass on. The staff here really are a great team, always endeavouring to create a happy holiday experience. We do have sweeteners... More

Stratford on Avon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband and I booked for 5 nights on a DBB break. We did expect this to be an older hotel with reasonable food - the hotel lived up to our expectations, the food didn't. The reception staff are very helpful and friendly, couldn't have been nicer, and our chambermaid, Alison, was lovely and did an excellent job of keeping... More

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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am very pleased to read how you found the staff to be helpful and friendly; however I am very surprised to read your complaints about the food/service, as it was I (General Manager) who gave you a refund on your dinner package. You came to see me on the... More

stourbridge
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Had three pleasant nights at this hotel. The food was good with plenty of variety to choose from. The table service was a welcome change from the usual buffet style. The staff were extremely . good. The rooms were cleaned well. Overall a very nice stay and we would go there again.

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esplanade123, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. I am very glad to read your review and thank you for your lovely comments regarding the ‘extremely good staff’, I will of course pass on your comments. I am very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay and that you would... More

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Address: Sands Road, Paignton TQ4 6EG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Esplanade Hotel Paignton
Bay Esplanade Hotel Paignton, Devon

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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 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 
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