I recently stayed at the hotel with my daughter, this being her first experience of an arranged coach trip.
My first impressions of Shearings was very good, the coach and driver excellent, so therefore I was looking forward to arriving at the hotel. I was so terribly disappointed with the hotel, the location was terrific but the hotel was very shabby and dated. We stayed in room 225 the room was very shabby and did not appear to be clean, albeit that the bedding and towels were clean. I think the lampshades on the lamps were as old as the hotel, and the windows have never been cleaned. The bathroom was terrible, the shower was covered in black mould totally unacceptable.
We only had one evening meal in the hotel, the meal was very rushed no time to relax, we werre never asked if we would like a dring with our meal.
The breakfast was adequate, and this is the first hotel I have stayed in were you had to choose between fruit juice, cereal, yoghurt etc not being able to have all.
The staff were very friendly and helpful
I would prefer to stay in a Travel Lodge or Premier Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Esplanade hotel is a pleasant hotel ideally situated and set on a level seafront position just a short walk to the sandy beach, picturesque harbour, pier, shops and brand new cinema. Paignton is right in the heart of Torbay and is an ideal resort for all ages as well as a great base from which to explore South Devon and the surrounding area. Within the hotel, the south facing Sun Lounge and Harbour Bar Lounge offer stunning views across ‘the Bay’ and the attractive Riviera Suite provides a warm and friendly atmosphere to enjoy the entertainment. The Esplanade also offers the opportunity to upgrade your standard room to one with a sea view (charges apply) and the stunning view on a sunny day is certainly worth it! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Esplanade Hotel Paignton
- Bay Esplanade Hotel Paignton, Devon