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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed at Preston sands hotel and it was fabulous. Beautiful views lovely food and amazing staff. The staff could not do anymore to help you. It's a 10 minute walk to the town centre we will definitely be back and we will be bringing the family too xx

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Although in a great location directly on the beach and reasonable staff this hotel was truly terrible. Firstly the room we had was small and in need of extensive refurbishment with mould all over the bathroom,sticky carpet,dirty walls,ripped furnishings,broken fixtures,etc. I am sure you get the picture.Our room was red hot and looked out on a bank of soil. If... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a lovely night in hotel with delicious breakfast. Room small but very clean, Was only a standard room so could not expect much more. Only suggestion if you have trouble climbing stairs there is a big flight from seafront to hotel and then another inside the hotel. But we managed and it was worth it.

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Newcastle
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother always said 'If you can't say something nice then don't say anything'. The view is great from the front of the hotel and the breakfast staff were really helpful and pleasant. I should, if mam was right, stop now. However, the carpets on the stairs and in the bedrooms were dirty and sticky from spillages. The decoration old... More 

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Thank h527
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On first impression the hotel looks like a typical sea side hotel old and bit dated and it is , but before you enter I suggest you turn. Around and take in the view they are stunning, the hotel is on the sea front with Torquay on the left and Paignton on right , we arrived 3 hours before check... More 

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Thank Steve F
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was awful, truly awful. Sticky carpets, dirty walls, switches I couldn't bring myself to touch, shower area full of mould and a smell of old dirt everywhere. Didn't brave the breakfast so can't comment on the food but the smell of old frying fat was enough to make me go elsewhere in the morning. Not cheap either - it's... More 

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Thank Tracy J
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is nothing like the pictures on the website. Yes it does overlook the sea, if you are lucky to get a Seaview room. My wife and I had a rear room which literally backed onto a railway line. Woken each morning before 6am with the first train and still more trains after 11pm. Railway line no more than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get what you pay for, it needs to be updated but the staff can't do enough for you. One down side the parking, we were out for the day and had to return to the hotel to move my car so someone could get out, don't park in the spaces park on the road if you can. The view... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Preston Sands hotel for 2 nights. Staff were all lovely couldn't fault one thing about them. Very good breakfast. Location perfect for Torquay and Brixham and surrounding areas. Hotel was a little run down and could do with a paint job and a bit of a update but I suppose because they are fully booked all... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

On arrival we were shown to our room on the ground floor which was dated. A peach coloured bathroom suite made it look very tatty. No aircon meant opening tbe window which was directly below the main rail line which was very noisy. Wooden floor boards meant a lit of noise from the room above, toilet flushing, running taps and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family friendly hotel, short walk to all the local amenities. Lift access to all floors. Bed and Breakfast included on all bookings but evening meal can be booked as officially we are a hotel. 24 Hour check in service available ... more   less 

Additional Information about Preston Sands Hotel

Address: Marine Parade, Sea Front | Preston, Paignton TQ3 2NU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Price Range: $77 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Preston Sands Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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Preston Sands Hotel Paignton, Devon
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Paignton
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