This is a good, friendly place to stay and ideal for visiting Paignton and the Torbay area. The B&B is an easy walk to the sea front; the town centre is a bit further away (probably only 10 minutes though) but there is a regular 7-day bus service that stops about 100 yards away which runs from Brixham through Paignton bus station to Torquay. Indeed, with all the bus, train and ferry options it is quite easy not to drive anywhere. If you are travelling by bus, the dayrider or explorer tickets are great value; with the dayrider you've made your money back after only a couple of journeys.
The room was perhaps a touch small but it was nice and clean and it was absolutely fine for what I needed - you tend to be out most of the time anyway. The bed was comfortable and you get the usual tea/coffee, TV and clock radio in the room. There is enough car parking, it may be a bit of a squeeze sometimes but you feel that they would cope. There are seagulls which start their noise quite early on in the morning, and they may affect you if you're in the annexe section, although I imagine that most places near the sea will share this problem, and they did not stop me from getting some good sleep. There is a pub next door although I did not find any real problem with noise from here – they do not stay open till the small hours.
Overall this is a fine place to stay and offers good value for money. I would not hesitate to book up again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strawberry Fair Hotel is a friendly, family run B&B in Paignton, Devon. We are on the flat, 300 yards from Preston Sands, with free parking and close to shops and places to eat. We are fully non-smoking and all our guest rooms are en-suite, tastefully decorated and with modern conveniences; color TV, tea/coffee making facilities and radio alarm clocks. A warm, friendly welcome awaits you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Strawberry Fair Hotel Paignton, Devon