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All reviews full english water cooler cotton wool pads fresh fruit sea front sea view pot of tea spent a lovely week excellent stay slept like a log highly recommend this hotel perfect hosts nothing too much trouble three night stay great place to stay friendly welcome an excellent standard
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Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

We’d asked if we could check in a couple of hours earlier as we’re leaving home very early to miss traffic and this was no problem at all. We were greeted by Mandy when we got there, one of the owners who was very welcoming and lovely, nothing too much trouble. We had a sea view room right at the top of the house which was fantastic, great views over to the sea. The room was absolutely immaculately clean, light and airy with gorgeous white fluffy towels. Everything you could need including filtered water in the room, make up wipes, toiletries, small first aid kit and even a heat mat for my straighteners! There was a pre-bookable choice for breakfast every day which was absolutely fantastic, you are definitely spoilt for choice and feel set up for the day after eating! The tea and coffee keeps coming for as long as you want it too. We loved this B&B the location was fantastic we didn’t use the car once and visited lots of places walking everywhere, hence the plasters in the first aid kit came in very useful for the blisters!! Would definitely stay here again, thank you Mandy & Malcolm!

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Briars248, Owner at Briars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you both for your great review it is really appreciated. It is lovely to hear that you liked all the little extras that we provide in our rooms to enhance our guests stay with us. We are very pleased you enjoyed the breakfast choice on offer. With the pre-bookable hot breakfast choice we have been able to increase the choice that we can offer guests which is really nice. It will be a pleasure to see you both again in the future.
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Just spent a lovely week here, thanks to mine hosts Mandy and Malcom.
On arrival Malcom came straight out and took our cases to our room.
The room itself was spacious and very light, with a bay window overlooking Torbay.
With plenty of hanging space with loads of hangers! The room with its double bed and tea and coffee making, we felt right at home.
Mandy, his wife and our chef for the week! Also came to welcome us. A really nice couple.
The chose of breakfast was very good, from fresh fruit or cereal, to the full English. Even freshly made porridge for a change. (Which I had as a change from tfe).
From talking to other guests, we found that several of them came a couple of times a year and had been doing so for years. I think this gives a big heads up for the quality of the Briars.
Well done Mandy and Malcom.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Briars248, Owner at Briars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It is always nice to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay with us and appreciate what we have to offer. It was nice to meet you and it would be a pleasure to have you stay with us again should you visit the area again.
Mandy & Malcolm

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Reviewed September 11, 2018

We have been going there for 6 years now. The owners Malcolm and Mandy make you feel so welcome and homely. The hotel is kept to an excellent standard and retains that true seaside holuday feel. The breakfasts are exceptional and all the rooms are really clean. The beds are comfortable and you get a really good nights sleep. This is so good we have already provisionally booked for the next two years!

Room tip: All rooms have their pros, it all depends if you want a seaview or a view across the back . All are exceptionally clean and comfortable.
Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Briars248, Owner at Briars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your super comments it is really aporeciated. We always look forward to seeing both.
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

Very friendly hosts, lovely, clean accommodation and very nice spread for breakfast. No complaints, I would definitely recommend. Close to the harbour and the promenade. Ample parking, and only a stones throw from the beach.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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Briars248, Owner at Briars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments we are pleased that you would recommend us to others. We look forward to seeing you again should you visit Paignton in the future.
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Another great week at the Briars. Malcolm and Mandy were fantastic hosts. Weather was brilliant. This hotel offers home comfort, clean and a great breakfast. Looked into a few rooms. Room 4 a rear twin, room 9 top floor spacious double with sea view, room 12 rear view double. Nice to meet up with a few regular guests from previous year.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Briars248, Owner at Briars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for review and for you kind comments. It is always lovely to see you and we look forward to you next stay with us.
Mandy & Malcolm

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