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The Torbay Sands Hotel

16 Marine Parade | Preston Sea Front, Paignton TQ3 2NU, England
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The Torbay Sands Hotel
Ranked #24 of 96 Paignton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thoroughly agree with just about every other review. The owners are brilliant hosts, with a lot of local knowledge. Martin cooks a first class breakfast, and Carol makes a very welcoming cuppa when you arrive. They deserve every success

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to stay, lovely clean rooms with everything you need from tea making hair dryer - shampoo, Top this with the perfect host's Carol & Martin who are so welcoming and strive to ensure that you enjoy your stay and nothing is to much trouble for this lovely couple. The breakfast are the best with a wide... More

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west midlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carol and Martin are just brilliant. You're given a mug of good strong tea on arrival. Over this, Carol ensures you have all the information you need about local attractions - matched to your needs as ascertained by her. We had room 12 - you can watch the sunrise without even sitting up in bed, then doze off again for... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Would never consider staying anywhere else in Paignton again [I'm not even going to comment on Preston Sands next door. If you're a bit chilled out like me and you've got a sense of humour it's worth staying once just for the experience !!!] Carol and Martin are perfect hosts, they call everybody by first name and the breakfast is... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

teh wife and myself went to Paignton to visit friends who had just moved down there from London and I found the Torbay Sands on here..... Well what can I say WHAT a find, Martin and Carol made us feel right at home, plus the breakfast cant be beaten as well as the price. Im going to end this by... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Just stole a few days extra holiday and stayed with carol and martin. You feel at home the minute you walk in, we stay in a sea view room and sat on the bed you could be at sea 😊 the rooms are clean and you have everything you need. The area is quiet and peaceful and a good nights... More

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Derbyshire, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Booked in last weekend because of having to do a flying visit to Torbay because of a relative's illness. It was the first time I had stayed here for 25 years and didn't know what to expect, especially as it was very much out of season. I was very pleasantly surprised. Rooms are spotless, and nothing too much trouble for... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

we have just been on our first holiday at this hotel, and cannot recommend it highly enough. Carol and Martin are lovely people and make you feel very welcome as soon as you walk through the door. The hotel is very clean and rooms are excellent. Martin cooks a top rate breakfast. Thank you to both Carol and Martin for... More

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Once again I stayed with Carol and Martin at their Torbay Sands Hotel. The rooms were clean and tidy and the upstairs rooms, 12 and 14, have the best views of Torbay from Brixham right across to Torquay. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the effervescent Carol and Martin's breakfast set me up for the rest of the day.... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We've just returned from a long weekend, staying at the Torbay Sands Hotel. Many other reviews talk of the warm welcome that they received and we would certainly echo this. In my own case, this part of Paignton goes back to my own childhood. We spent many a family holiday at Preston beach and in those days, we had a... More

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Address: 16 Marine Parade | Preston Sea Front, Paignton TQ3 2NU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Torbay Sands Hotel Paignton, Devon

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