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Reviewed October 18, 2014

Staff excellent very friendly and welcoming, was shown to the room which was nice as usually you are just given the key.

Good accommodation, clean if a little a basic.

Breakfast was not the best, it was just given to us without asking what we wanted and although it was hot and well presented I don't like beans and my plate was half covered in beans as was some of the food so I was only able to eat some of the food on my plate
Could not get onto Wi-Fi as there was no code available and no member of staff to let us know what it was so unable to use.

Room tip: Just let them know what you would like for breakfast
Date of stay: September 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank PJA040
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SEAN D, Manager at Russell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. The breakfast was described on arrival and no request was made to remove the beans. The wifi code is provided after guests have unpacked as there is a lot to take in on arrival. But we will leave the code in the bedrooms from now on to assist future guests.

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Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stayed at the Russell from the 30th August till 6th September 2014. The new owner Sean is very welcoming and friendly. We stayed in the Paignton Sands room (room 2), with balcony overlooking the green, the sea, Paignton Pier and in the distance Torquay. The room is bright and airy with a large window and side door leading to the large balcony. On the balcony is a small table with two chairs so you can sit, relax, and take in the views. The décor of the room is done to a high standard and the en suite is of an adequate size with shower. The room has tea and coffee making facilities, which were replenished daily and the towels that were provided by the hotel were changed mid week.
Breakfast was taken in the nice bright dining room. There was a great choice of cereals on offer plus fruit juice. The full English consisted of egg, bacon, sausage, grilled tomatoes and baked beans. this was accompanied by toast, butter and a choice of jams, tea or coffee. Sean would make sure we had everything we needed and more beverages and toast was available if we wanted them. We found the breakfast substantial enough to last us most of the day only needing a small snack at lunch before eating in the evening. The hotel is in walking distance of all amenities, train station, bus station and the main shopping street. We enjoyed a trip to the Paignton Zoo, a ride on the Steam Train from Paignton to Kingswear, then took the ferry ride over to Dartmouth. Also took a trip to Brixham, then took the ferry back going to Torquay, which took about half an hour and cost just a £1 each. Bargain!! We also visited Teignmouth and Plymouth for days out. We travelled to Paignton for our holiday by train so used the public transport system for all our journeys without a problem.
We would highly recommend a stay at the Russell Hotel, thank you Sean for your hospitality.
If you Google the Russell Hotel, Paignton, you will see the new website which shows pictures of the accommodation available since the refurbishment.

Date of stay: August 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sonia P
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SEAN D, Manager at Russell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and the surrounding area. The guest photos on Trip Advisor do not represent the hotel since the extensive refurbishment which is now complete. We welcome new photos to assist future guests when choosing their accommodation. Trip Advisor does not permit us to upload our own. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

we travelled down to Paignton for a few days with the intention to find a B&B when we arrived, we came across Russell Hotel and we were so glad that we did, it is right on the cost so as you can imagine the views were stunning, The hotel has been fully refurbished since these photos posted on here and has been done to an extremely high standard, the owner was so welcoming and the room was beautiful and the breakfast was faultless, with the bonus of parking with CCTV, I would recommend Russell hotel to all, you wont be dissapointed

Date of stay: August 2014
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1  Thank Sarah K
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SEAN D, Manager at Russell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we are pleased you like the results of the refurbishment and thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Birthday celebration. Such a delightful surprise a beautiful totally refurbished hotel of extremely high and tasteful quality. A most charming and obliging owner who made us very welcome. Wonderful views and a lovely experience.

Room tip: Ask for balcony and seaview if available, magnificent.
Date of stay: June 2014
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SEAN D, Manager at Russell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us to celebrate your birthday and you were not disappointed. Being on the seafront there is nothing in front of us except the beach and uninterrupted 180 degree views of the sea towards Torquay and Brixham. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed May 11, 2014

A very late review but its a good one. Stayed at the Russell before my family and I emigrated to Australia, Ann and Paul were absolutely fantastic and it made our final days in Paignton extra special what a fantastic couple of days we had, beautifully presented hotel, clean and with great facilities, the breakfast was fantastic and Ann and Paul were so friendly and helpful and were most accommodating with my kids who adored her, throughly recommended if you are visiting Paignton and such a great location, central to everything :) thanks again guys

Room tip: no need for a tip here just tell Ann and Paul what you require they will try and accommodate you they do have seaview rooms which looked lovely but all the rooms were lovely
Date of stay: August 2013
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