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“You Have To Go” 5 of 5 stars
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The Torbay Sands Hotel
16 Marine Parade | Preston Sea Front, Paignton TQ3 2NU, England   |  
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Ranked #23 of 97 Paignton B&B and Inns
Birmingham
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“You Have To Go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I have just returned from this hotel after staying with my Mum and Sister, we had a family room at the hotel. It’s a lovely hotel, in a fantastic location. Its easy to walk to the town, restaurants and bars and of course its right opposite the beach. Its such good value for money, the beds are very comfy and the breakfast is delicious. Last night we went on a boat trip from Paignton Harbour, its easy to walk to the harbour, the night cruise around the bay was lovely, and it was finished off with a firework display in Paignton, well worth doing. Carol makes you feel very welcome, she is lovely, the rooms are spotlessly clean and the view from our room (number 7) was just amazing. Thank you both from a lovely stay, we would love to come back again and we are sure anybody would love the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I have lived in Paignton for 40 years and booked this hotel for family, which I think speaks for itself. I dont think there is another hotel in Paignton that can rival Torbay Sands for location.
The views from the hotel are incredible, the location is great in a very quiet area of Paignton, but at the same within walking distance of everywhere. The bedroom was lovely it was spotlessly clean and had tea and coffee facilities .
Carol and Martin were very friendly and superb hosts. Breakfast was excellent.
There is also parking for cars.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Just had another great week at this gem of a hotel .Carol and Martin at there usual best.Just try it.

  • Stayed June 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
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Just had a 4 night break at this clean well maintained hotel with hosts Carol and Martin who cannot do enough for you. Comfy rooms with tea and coffee facilities, fabulous location, sea on your doorstep and within walking distance of Torquay. Carol and Martin joined us in the bar in the evening where varied topics of conversation and a few laughs were had. Thank you both we will be back.

  • Stayed May 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012 via mobile

A perfect weekend in every sense hosts were fantastic could not do enough for you and the rooms and facilities were second to none we will definitely return to this lovely friendly hotel in August next time taking our son as there is plenty to see and do in Paignton and surrounding area's.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012 via mobile

We arrived to find the Torbay Sands in a perfect area just down from the pier! It's even walking distance to near by torquey. We were greeted with the most incredible welcome including drinks and fantastic advice on local things to do! The hotel is spotless with the owners willing to do anything for you! The room was perfect with an incredible view of the sea. Breakfast was lovely and as accommodating as everything else! By far the most homely, friendly, welcoming and happiest hotel I've ever had the please of staying at run by a top class couple!

  • Stayed March 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We booked 3 rooms at the hotel just for 1 night. As we were attending a wedding at 2.30 on the Saturday afternoon we asked for a room to be available to change in. We arrive at Noon (an hour earlier than expected) and all 3 rooms were ready (thanks Carol).
Each room was immaculate, roomy and bright with tea and coffee making facilities and stunning views. Martin and Carol make you feel really at home and we spent a really enjoyable evening with them in the bar chatting away like old friends. There is an area set up in the bar area for children so they can watch their own TV/play games. The beds are very comfortable and we slept very well.
Breakfast is served efficiently, overlooking the sea and is really good, (thanks Martin). Martin and Carol are the perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble, even though they were really busy Sunday morning they still made time to entertain us. We throughly enjoyed our stay and will definately return, staying longer next time.

Room Tip: The sea view rooms are definately worth paying the extra for
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 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: 16 Marine Parade | Preston Sea Front, Paignton TQ3 2NU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
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Ranked #23 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Paignton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Torbay Sands Hotel Paignton, Devon

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