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“Perfect for a family holiday”
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The Ambassador
Ranked #19 of 96 Paignton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cullompton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect for a family holiday”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

This guest house is wonderful. The hosts Yvonne and Mark make you very welcome. We stayed in the family room - there are 4 of us and we had plenty of room. Everywhere is clean and we had everything we needed. The breakfast is delicious and will keep you going for a long time. The guest house is situated in a perfect spot - close to the town centre, train station, beach,amusements and Quaywest water park, but you do not get a lot of noise at night.

Stay at the Ambassador, you will not be disappointed. We have recommended it to friends and family.

Room Tip: The family room is on the ground floor and is perfect.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and for your kind comments. We hope we can welcome you again in the future.
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blackburn
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

This guest house is a hidden gem. Mark and Yvonne are the best hosts. A lot of other hoteliers should go there to learn a thing or two. The breakfast is first class. I have been going to Paignton for a long time and have never returned to a hotel. We won't be staying anywhere else now. The ambassador is our home from home. Thank you so much for making our anniversary so special. We will never forget your thoughtful touches. Looking forward to seeing you both again.

  • Stayed August 2012
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments and we are delighted your anniversary weekend was memorable. It would be a pleasure to welcome you at the Ambassador again.
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

I live near Paignton and following a recommendation locally I booked family members from all over the country into this B&B for a couple of nights for the occasion of my wedding. All who stayed gave me great feedback and complemented how clean, friendly and comfortable the Ambassador was. Everyone was happy and said that it was a great find and they would stay there when they come back to Paignton in the future.

Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank andy0870
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Thank you for your review and positive feedback. We are delighted we met your family members expectations and look forward to welcoming them again in the future.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Things started off great so will start with the good points. Location is great, hotel is clean, breakfast is nice and as we have to visit Paignton a good few times a year to see family we really thought we had found a place to visit very regularly .

On arrival there was no milk in the room which was perfectly ok, just asked for some more...
Later this evening we all fancied a cup of tea , my two children also and asked for a couple for tea bags... Fine
The next day we returned in the evening from a day out with our 3 small kiddies and asked for a couple more tea bags, we were given two and quite rudely told that we could not have any more.... Now I don't know about you but I enjoy the small things in life like a cup of tea and a biccie before bed then a nice coffee to wake me up in the morning. As we weren't Allowed anymore my hubby had to go out at 9 in the evening and buy some... To add to this is was a sweltering july day so we really needed a drink or two and with 3 children under the age of 5 it's not like you can stay out late and tend to spend a bit more time in your room. I mean how much does a few tea bags and sachets of sugar cost? You can get them in pound land!
Having children of their own you would think they would understand things like this.... Having a nice cup of tea once you have got the kiddies to sleep is a small thing that parents enjoy. It was a bit like being told off for being greedy which I don't believe asking for a few extra condiments is. After all we did pay £85 a night and as as a frequent traveller through my job in the travel industry and visiting family I can honestly say in all the years of visiting b&bs, hotels and guesthouses we have never ever come across this before.
Such a shame how one thing can put you off :-(


Due to this we won't be returning which is a real shame as we were actually going to re book for may, July and oct 2013 when we visit our family and recommend to family too.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Thank you for your review. If we may address your comments:

We have no policy of rationing tea bags for our guests and provide adequate supplies in bedrooms and more on request.

Your room had been provided with extra additional supplies on the second day in anticipation you would request more.

You actually requested additional tea at 10.30 at night not around 9 p.m as stated.

I believe you were informed tea was complimentary not you couldn't have any more.

As a 4 star guesthouse we are unable to use tea bags from Poundland and have to be more selective in our choice of supplier to achieve accreditation.

At £85 a night in a family room for 5 people including breakfast you were in fact in receipt of a very good deal. I would urge you to compare similar properties at peak season if you dispute this.

It is such a shame you let two tea bags spoil your holiday and hope your children enjoyed the complimentary rock we gave them on departure.
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Can't praise the Ambassador highly enough. Yvonne and mark were very welcoming lovely people and the breakfasts were fabulous. Great room never slept so good and location is close to everything we will be back very soon.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Thank Megmogmoomoo
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Thank you for your positive review and we look forward to welcoming you again.
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

It may have been the rainiest and wettest weather possible, but that didn't lessen the pleasure of staying at Mark and Yvonne's beautiful place.

They have obviously put a lot of effort and love into renovating this place. The decoration is worthy of a boutique hotel, but it's combined with the kind of welcome and personal service you'll only find at the best B&Bs and Guest Houses.

As other's have mentioned, the breakfast is worthy of a special mention. A great choice and well prepared and presented. Given the weather, we were tempted not to leave.

I'd stay again anytime, and would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Your kind comments are greatly appreciated and thank you for taking the time to review.
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Stayed at the Ambassador on a recent trip to my birth place, the beautiful Torbay.

The room was large, clean and well decorated. Felt very welcome and the breakfast was amazing.

Good location and a good size guest house. The place is well looked after as we were during our stay.

If you're looking for someone to stay in Torbay I'd highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Thank you for your review and constructive comments. We are delighted you had an enjoyable time while revisiting your birthplace.
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Property: The Ambassador
Address: 23 Sands Road, Paignton TQ4 6EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Paignton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ambassador 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small recommended 4 star guesthouse close to all amenities and beach. An ideal location to explore all Torbay and South Devon have to offer. Family run with comfortable, well maintained and clean en-suite rooms. Free car parking available to guests and free wifi throughout the property. Hearty breakfast included with traditional, continental or alternatives like smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Larger superior doubles available for longer stays and special occasions. ... more   less 
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