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Merritt House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   7 Queens Road | Paignton, Paignton TQ4 6AT, England   |  
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Ranked #38 of 97 Paignton B&B and Inns
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“nice long weekend break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

i echo all the good reviews that this b&b has had i will certainly be going back there again next time we had room 4 across the hallway from dining room. The room looked out over the cricket and rugby ground and you could see the steam train in the station too. The room was a 3min walk to town centre and station ideal if, like me, you dont like too much walking. You would really have to be starving to eat the full english it is amazing and filling, you were spoilt for choice on breakfast. Congrats and thanks to the owners for a pleasant stay

Room Tip: ask fopr room 4 its across the hall from the restaraunt and you can help yourself to frsh milk out o...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

I have just got back from a stay at Merritt House with my other half, she and I both loved this B&B.

Its very quiet, yet at the center of everything. We arrived Friday afternoon with a lovely welcome, my other half had a Coffee and a slice of the home made cake on offer while we were given our keys and guide sheet to the local area.

Upon entering the room we were thoroughly impressed, other than impeccable cleanliness the room was spacious, well maintained and was a lovely stay with an En-Suite, all tea/coffee making facilities (with multiple options, Earl Grey, Hot Chocolate and Horlicks) as well as Hand Soap, fresh towels and toiletries.

Breakfast is fantastic, we both had the Traditional Full English breakfast on both mornings and it was really a hearty breakfast, however there are alot of options if a fry up isn't your preferred choice. Breakfast is served with tea/coffee and a choice of fresh Juice.

We were thoroughly impressed by the whole stay and would recommend this to anybody going to Paignton.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Visiting family in Torbay and decided to go B&B this time - so glad we did. Merritt House was a great base for 4 days, set back just 1 road away from the seafront and pretty Paignton Harbour, so great for a stroll after breakfast. You need to walk it off, it's amazing! Freshly cooked with a choice of usual either as a 'full' or as a 'half', I struggled to finish the half! self-service juices, cereals, fresh fruit and as much Tea as you can drink. There are about 6 rooms I think and the atmosphere in the breakfast room in the mornings was very relaxed and friendly, everyone talking about their plans for the day etc. Dianne welcomed us at 3pm when we arrived, with a fresh cuppa and choice of gorgeous home made cake, a lovely touch, thank you, after such a long journey down from Southampton. We could help ourselves at any time to the milk in the fridge in the dining room if we wanted fresh. The room had a comfey king size bed, full ensuite shower room with a nice selection of toiletries etc. nice touch were the robes hanging behind the door, we had a lovely view over the Paignton Cricket pitch next door which enjoyed late afternoon sunshine. We found a good selection of Teas, Coffees, chocolate and a tin of biscuits, fruit on arrival. There were a few interesting books and maps in our room which were handy. The B&B was a couple of minutes away from the town centre for a walk or a drink, found a lovely fish & chip restaurant! We felt refreshed and well looked after when we left and would certainly stay on our next trip down.

Room Tip: rear rooms are sunny in the afternoon and quiet away from the road
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights of the weekend of 7th September. Welcome was excellent from DIanne who made us tea and we enjoyed the home made cakes. The breakfast was very good could not get over the choice that we had. All the little extras in the room were amazing dressing gowns, iron, tea and coffee, fruit, and toiletries. The only thing I could complain about was the bathroom, it was very small the wash hand basin was in the bedroom. I asked when I booked if the bathroom was of a decent size and I was told yes this was not the case. Would I return yes but I would not want room 8.

Room Tip: Room 8 very small bathroom
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Very nice and warming welcome. Bed was comfortable and the breakfasts were nice and an extensive choice available. Didn’t get the tea and cake other people got on arrival, this was one of the reasons we chose the B&B. Space for 3 cars out the back (first come first serve) try and get one and I found the parking in the area difficult. Good location. Didnt find much to do in Paington and the nightlife is a bit poor but it was nice to go out to Berry Head, Kingswear and Torquay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

From the moment we arrived at Merritt House we were made to feel so welcome with a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Both of our hosts were attentive and we had our bags taken to our room for us. They have thought of everything and more! The breakfast was absolutely delicious on both days! I highly recommend the scrambled eggs :-). We stayed in room 7, which was very comfortable, spotless and equipped with a little box of biccies which went down very well! Thank you very much for such a lovely stay, we will certainly be back next time we are in Paignton.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Well what can i say, my partner and i have only just left Merrit House (Dianne & Paul) , today, and wish we were still there, from the warm welcome with tea/coffee and home baked cakes, the wonderful breakfasts, and i dont normally eat breakfasts, the lovely room with everything you need in it, and more, the little touches that make all the difference, the afternoon home baked cakes put out in the breakfast room to help yourself to, and a small donation to a local charity, the shops so close, the sea too, which i love to paddle in as much as possible, both only 5minutes round the corner, plenty of leaflets of places to visit with local transport, which is round the corner, bus, train and a steam train, nothing was too much trouble for Dianne and Paul, dianne even makes her own jams and marmalades, lots of different varities, of which are used at breakfast and you can also buy them, which we did. we will deffinately be staying there again on our next trip down. We were very very lucky with the weather too, it was clear blue skys everyday, from beginning to end, which just added to the perfection of our stay, could not of asked for better alround. thank you to you both, you are doing a grand grand job,
look forward to our next visit,
Debbie and Howard, from coventry.

Room Tip: our room was at the back and on the groundfloor, so quieter, but not in a noisey road anyway.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7 Queens Road | Paignton, Paignton TQ4 6AT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Paignton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Merritt House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merritt House offers high quality AA 4 Star accommodation and delicious award winning breakfasts, with en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi, and a warm and friendly welcome. Set in a quiet residential position, just off the sea front and close to the town centre, the traditional Victorian townhouse accommodation is light, airy, and well appointed, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Five minutes easy walk to bus and rail stations and many good restaurants. ... more   less 
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