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“OK but not good enough for us” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Rowcroft Lodge
Ranked #62 of 100 Paignton B&B and Inns
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“OK but not good enough for us”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2011

We stayed here and the room was clean. The food was also OK but on some days toast was burnt and on others toast was not even toast! When we booked on the phone the lady said that we were on the ground floor over looking the back garden. When we got there, she says we were on the top floor. The lady says that they dont use the ground floor to rent out but we made friends that stopped on the ground floor. The problem was that my grandad had to stop halfway up the stairs because he has diabetes, OCD and he has had a heart attack and stroke. there was no spoon for making a cup of tea in our room, we asked for one and the lady went all strict and said "Oh, i'm sure i put one in there" in a very posh voice. She then accused us for STEALING a spoon to put in our room. It was only for a cup of tea. Plus there are some rules that are not said until you get there. £25 fine for bringing a take away or ordering one. £75 fine for smoking and £25 fine for getting the towels dirty. WHAT?! For this, Rowcroft lodge is definatly NOT the hotel we are going back to.

Room Tip: It is boiling hot on hot days i your room. You can't even BREATH.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hoilok
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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PAIGNTON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2011

This is such a lovely guest house I cannot believe anyone could find fault with it! When I read the detrimental reviews here for this wonderful holiday destination I wondered if the people actually stayed there or somewhere else!
I made a point of asking the owners to show me every room because one reviewer claimed that the room they stayed in was very small - there are no small rooms there - they are all of a decent size and some are very large.
Another reviewer claimed the hotel is filthy - that is such a lie I am surprised the owners didn’t respond.
Let's be clear - the Rowcroft Lodge (which I am told has never in its history been called the Rowcroft Beach Hotel) - is clean, comfortable and convenient for the beach and the Goodrington Park opposite.
The Rowcroft makes an ideal base for families, couples or people like myself who are travelling alone. There is parking front and back and guests can also park in the road outside - I never had any problem - and of course it is free!
If you are travelling to Paignton by train or bus call the hotel in advance and they will arrange pick-up.
My room was very comfortable with tea and coffee making facilities, flat-screen tv with Freeview and a lovely power-shower!!!
And the food - what can I say - absolutely amazing - so much choice, very well-cooked and served by friendly and efficient staff.
The Rowcroft is pet friendly and there are three rooms which are specifically for dogs but you will have to arrange a booking direct as you cannot book pets via the internet.
Mine hosts Les and Cynthia deserve nothing but praise for the way they operate this superb B&B - which gets my vote as the best in Devon!!

Room Tip: Book early
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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1 Thank KDMPAIGNTON
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

Came down on a weeks holiday on the motorbike,We were made very welcome,the room we had was very comfortable,clean and well decorated. mine hosts Les and Cynthia were very friendly and helpfull and could not do enough for us,the staff were also very good, the breakfast we had was superb and we would recomend this to anyone who wants to stay in Goodrington or Paignton.
We will most certainly return, thank you very much Les and Cynthia for makeing our holiday.
Brian and Janet Panter,
Mkt. Harborough, Leic's.

Room Tip: Bedroom 3 is excellent quiete, good view over the park and sea.
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  • Stayed July 2011, 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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1 Thank bpanter
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westmidlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2011

we went for three nights with our dog, sorry to say but the room was very small, bed uncormfortable with old pillows and the room was a bit smelly i understand that this was the room that guests could take their dog but it could have smelt a bit fresher.....

the owners where lovely a breakfast was ok

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WestmidlandsMutley
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2011

Excellent accomadation and hosts very friendly and approachable. They were only too willing to advise what to see in the area and chatted about local issues which added to our interest in Paignton.
Food provided was very varied, very well cooked and very filling.
Room was comfortable and cleanliness of a very high standard and the hotel was well worth the 4 stars that it has obtained.
We will definatly be returning at a later date

  • Stayed June 2011, 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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2 Thank rochellelynnehopkins
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2011

My wife and I have today returned from a 2 night honeymoon break and couldnt of wished to pick a better place to spend it. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. Cynthia & Les are extremely friendly people and couldnt of made us feel more welcome. The hotel was extremely clean and the food was outstanding. There is an information booklet in the room which has every detail about the hotel and how it is run. it is extremely useful and if read explains all about breakfast & dogs which other reviews seem to have missed.
We would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anybody and hope to return there ourselves later this year.
Thank You again to Cynthia & Les

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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2 Thank donnamick
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2011

Really reccomend rowcroft lodge, well located and the owners are so nice. Breakfast is amazing, really good. If you want a relaxing hassle free break, go to rowcroft, we stayed nearly a week and loved it.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 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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1 Thank Sparky200320
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Additional Information about Rowcroft Lodge

Property: Rowcroft Lodge
Address: 14 Youngs Park Road | Goodrington Sands, Paignton TQ4 6BU, England (Formerly Rowcroft Beach Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Paignton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rowcroft Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Super family run Guest House catering for all ages - Goodrington Park opposite and on level walking to the beach which is 80 metres,Paignton Town centre only 8 minutes walk. Splashdown water park just across the park (100 metres).We are one of the closest Guest House to Paignton Zoo approx 1 mile away. Steam railway and sea can be seen from the Guest House. All rooms have digital flat screen TV's. Under no circumstances can a cot be added to a double room. Min of two night stay over weekends and during summer months. 100% non-smoking Single night supplement is applicable to all rooms. Dogs sometimes accepted subject to breed at an additional fee.Wi-Fi available. We are very close for all Paignton Language schools. ... more   less 
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