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“The Ambassador” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Ambassador
Ranked #17 of 100 Paignton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
West Midlands
1 review
“The Ambassador”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Spent 3 nights in the family room, really enjoyed our stay. Room was very clean and spacious and en-suite very modern. Hosts were really pleasant and accommodating and we received an excellent breakfast. It was brill to have a parking facility, once parked we never moved the car as everything was in walking distance. Thanks very much for a fantastic stay - we will be recommending to friends :-)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Tracey M
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you for your complimentary review. We look forward to welcoming you all again.
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

our second stay here for three nights.Lovely room again and amazing breakfast,great menu choice.Mark and Yvonne make you feel welcome and warming.Looking forward to next years stay.we took my mum this time she enjoyed the short walks to the bus and train station and just around the corner to the beach great location .

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Trudy W
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
It was lovely to see the three of you again and we hope to see you again next year. All the best.
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Colin& I stayed at the ambassador for 2 nights we arrived early & Yvonne gave us a lovely welcome we had room 5 which was a lovely large room . Mark cooked us a fab breakfast which set us up for the day. Mark& Yvonne are such a lovely couple & made us really welcome. We recommend the ambassador & will be returning. Whilst in Paignton we visited the zoo & thought how lovely it was. At night we had a lovely meal at harbour lights worth a.visit. Recommend booking. The second day we did the round robin ,we went buy bus to tontnes then got on a boat along the river to Dartmouth you can stay as long as you like then got the steam train back to Paignton well worth doing cost is £23 very good value.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you both for taking the time to review your stay and we are delighted that you had a good time enjoying the local attractions.
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Chester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Stayed here for two nights with my boyfriend it was our first holiday away together and my first time in Devon and thank you so much Yvonne and Mark for making this time so special. We had a lovely time, nothing was too much trouble and our breakfast every morning was gorgeous, Yvonne was so attentive and always had a warm smile and good chat in the morning (and made a smashing brew!) We stayed in room 1 and it was a HUGE room, very clean and modern and we had a very comfortable couple of nights.

Thanks for everything, will definitely be returning!
Alice & kris

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alice W
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
We are delighted your first trip to Devon together was a memorable one and would be happy to welcome you both again.
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Dukinfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Stayed at the Ambassador with my girlfriend 19-21 aug 2013. This was a great guest house and we were given a warm welcome by Yvonne and shown to our room. We were told where DVDs, breakfast and where they were in case we needed them. We were given the big family room on the ground floor with an en suite shower room. The room was modern and very spacious (see pictures). Breakfast consisted of sausage, bacon, beans, mushrooms, fried bread, hash brown and black pudding which was cooked to perfection by Mark. On the second afternoon I asked Mark for a couple more tea bags and gave us five (no issues on tea bags!) I noticed the biscuits hadn't been replenished so I asked Mark for a packet. Unfortunately he had ran out (easy thing to do) but then offered us a couple of penguins instead which just shows how he'd do anything to make us happy and resolve any situation, rather than just saying that they'd haven't got any. (I preferred penguins anyway!) Overall a great budget guest house with a lovely breakfast and perfect hosts! I would definitely recommend and will return if I come to Paignton again! Thanks, Kris & Alice

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for your comments and we appreciate you taking the time to review your stay.
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Redditch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Location: On Sands Road leading down to the beach front at the harbour side of Paignton a few minutes walk. Or turn left and left again and after a few minutes on the road with train station. So excellent position since your more or less in the center but without the noise. Goodrington Sands is nearby but probably a little too far to walk mainly due to the steep hill to walk up and down but 2 minutes in the car otherwise.

Parking: There's 3 or 4 parking places on the front of the B&B. A bit tight to get in or out but no problem otherwise and saves on parking fees while in Paignton.

Accomodation: We had a ensuite family room, which had double and 2 singles. It had television in the room, which we didn't really use that much and that's saying something with our kids. Tea and coffee making facilities. On arrival there was two bottles of mineral water, which was appreciated. The ensuite had a shower rather than bath but that's no issue. A wardrobe and enough draws for a family of four. The room itself was tastefully decorated and on the ground floor at the front. Was concerned we'd get some noise from the road outside but it's far enough away from the road and wasn't an issue.

Breakfast: There are some forms near the front door, which you use to choose your breakfast the night before. That sounds awkard but really isn't since the choice of breakfasts is good from traditional to scotch pancakes. You get a choice of the usual suspects and the forms allows you add and remove items like black pudding if you want. You get a selection of cerials and greek style yogurt with fruit plus fruit juices. I had the traditional the first morning and scotch pancakes the next. The scotch pancakes were very good reminded of the those fluffy ones in America but better. Warning very filling. Check their website for a full list on what's on offer. The small breakfast room overlooks the criket ground.

Yvonne was very helpful. Sorted out Blackurrant drink for our son for breakfast and works hard at breakfast time making sure everyone is okay or if they wanted something different sorted it.

Mark, we never actually met him. I presumed he was the one busy in kitchen cooking but if that was him his pancakes were great.

The true test is whether the kids would go back and both have said yes and hoping to pop back in September.

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Thank wayneharrisonuk
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for your detailed and informative review which highlights many positive aspects. We hope to welcome you and your family again.
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Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Nothing was too much trouble for Mark and Yvonne and they are very friendly. Mark is a mine of tourist information, and his breakfasts are wonderful with perfect serving from Yvonne. You don't get smoked salmon for breakfast in many guest houses! Parking is a bonus, even if it is a bit tight.

Room Tip: Superior room at back is nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Timary2013
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dugetta, Owner at The Ambassador, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
So happy you enjoyed the breakfasts and delighted you had a good stay.
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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 #17 of 100 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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