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Merritt House
Ranked #7 of 100 Paignton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Home from home & great base”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

Visiting family in Torbay and decided to go B&B this time - so glad we did. Merritt House was a great base for 4 days, set back just 1 road away from the seafront and pretty Paignton Harbour, so great for a stroll after breakfast. You need to walk it off, it's amazing! Freshly cooked with a choice of usual either as a 'full' or as a 'half', I struggled to finish the half! self-service juices, cereals, fresh fruit and as much Tea as you can drink. There are about 6 rooms I think and the atmosphere in the breakfast room in the mornings was very relaxed and friendly, everyone talking about their plans for the day etc. Dianne welcomed us at 3pm when we arrived, with a fresh cuppa and choice of gorgeous home made cake, a lovely touch, thank you, after such a long journey down from Southampton. We could help ourselves at any time to the milk in the fridge in the dining room if we wanted fresh. The room had a comfey king size bed, full ensuite shower room with a nice selection of toiletries etc. nice touch were the robes hanging behind the door, we had a lovely view over the Paignton Cricket pitch next door which enjoyed late afternoon sunshine. We found a good selection of Teas, Coffees, chocolate and a tin of biscuits, fruit on arrival. There were a few interesting books and maps in our room which were handy. The B&B was a couple of minutes away from the town centre for a walk or a drink, found a lovely fish & chip restaurant! We felt refreshed and well looked after when we left and would certainly stay on our next trip down.

Room Tip: rear rooms are sunny in the afternoon and quiet away from the road
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights of the weekend of 7th September. Welcome was excellent from DIanne who made us tea and we enjoyed the home made cakes. The breakfast was very good could not get over the choice that we had. All the little extras in the room were amazing dressing gowns, iron, tea and coffee, fruit, and toiletries. The only thing I could complain about was the bathroom, it was very small the wash hand basin was in the bedroom. I asked when I booked if the bathroom was of a decent size and I was told yes this was not the case. Would I return yes but I would not want room 8.

Room Tip: Room 8 very small bathroom
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank welshgirl4031
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Very nice and warming welcome. Bed was comfortable and the breakfasts were nice and an extensive choice available. Didn’t get the tea and cake other people got on arrival, this was one of the reasons we chose the B&B. Space for 3 cars out the back (first come first serve) try and get one and I found the parking in the area difficult. Good location. Didnt find much to do in Paington and the nightlife is a bit poor but it was nice to go out to Berry Head, Kingswear and Torquay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank graham_askew
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

From the moment we arrived at Merritt House we were made to feel so welcome with a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Both of our hosts were attentive and we had our bags taken to our room for us. They have thought of everything and more! The breakfast was absolutely delicious on both days! I highly recommend the scrambled eggs :-). We stayed in room 7, which was very comfortable, spotless and equipped with a little box of biccies which went down very well! Thank you very much for such a lovely stay, we will certainly be back next time we are in Paignton.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

Well what can i say, my partner and i have only just left Merrit House (Dianne & Paul) , today, and wish we were still there, from the warm welcome with tea/coffee and home baked cakes, the wonderful breakfasts, and i dont normally eat breakfasts, the lovely room with everything you need in it, and more, the little touches that make all the difference, the afternoon home baked cakes put out in the breakfast room to help yourself to, and a small donation to a local charity, the shops so close, the sea too, which i love to paddle in as much as possible, both only 5minutes round the corner, plenty of leaflets of places to visit with local transport, which is round the corner, bus, train and a steam train, nothing was too much trouble for Dianne and Paul, dianne even makes her own jams and marmalades, lots of different varities, of which are used at breakfast and you can also buy them, which we did. we will deffinately be staying there again on our next trip down. We were very very lucky with the weather too, it was clear blue skys everyday, from beginning to end, which just added to the perfection of our stay, could not of asked for better alround. thank you to you both, you are doing a grand grand job,
look forward to our next visit,
Debbie and Howard, from coventry.

Room Tip: our room was at the back and on the groundfloor, so quieter, but not in a noisey road anyway.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

Sometimes you arrive at a B&B, and just know that you're going to love it. A friendly welcome, a nice room, and a really superb breakfast the next morning. (And this may sound strange, but I really appreciated the fresh fruit with the tea and coffee making things. After a walk along the South West Coast Path, it was just what I wanted, and such a surprise.)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Richard J
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Bloxwich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

Merritt house is home from home, we were greeted after a long slog on the motoway (4hrs) with a cup of tea, homemade cakes and a very welcoming Diane. The room was great and very comfortable. The breakfast will not fail to impress, it is safe to say that it is very hearty and will fill anyones belly, in short we were stuffed. There is a very wide selection of breakfasts, so if you wanted to try someting else, Diane and Paul have thought of everything. All in all, I cannot fault Merritt House, it's a smashing place and in fact we will be staying again in a cuple of weeks for the BMAD weekend.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michelle D
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Property: Merritt House
Address: 7 Queens Road, Paignton TQ4 6AT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Paignton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Merritt House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merritt House offers high quality AA 4 Star accommodation and delicious award winning breakfasts, with en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi, and a warm and friendly welcome. Set in a quiet residential position, just off the sea front and close to the town centre, the traditional Victorian townhouse accommodation is light, airy, and well appointed, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Five minutes easy walk to bus and rail stations and many good restaurants. ... more   less 
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