Spent three nights last weekend at this hotel, having previously visited some 15 Shearings hotels. Fortunately we booked a superior room with a bay and sea view, no complaints here but did notice some of the other rooms are like rabbit hutches. The hotel overall is very bland, the furnishings being drab and lacking colour and vibrancy. Turning to meals, breakfast was fine but the evening meals were to say the least just awful i.e. overcooked vegetables, poor presentation and on two nights really meagre portions. Coupled with this our waiter seemed to be constantly in a tremendous rush and on occasions our plates were removed before we had finished eating. Was this due to the fact that he wanted to get away early!
Dining was not a great experience especially as the dining room itself was in the basement and somewhat claustrophobic. The hotel itself was clean, although in many places due further refurbishment, but of concern was the fact that nowhere throughout the hotel was there any bacterial hand gel essential if noro virus is to be controlled, this hotel having experienced such an outbreak in its recent history.
We were fortunate that the weather was really nice and we enjoyed our break in Exmouth.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bay Grand Hotel enjoys a superb position on the seafront opposite Golden Sands Beach. The hotel benefits from fantastic views across the Exe Estuary towards Dawlish Warren. The Hotel is set in a Crescent of elegant houses - the first crescent of its kind to be built in Devon with every house facing the sea. Panoramic views across Lyme Bay and the estuary can be seen from all front facing rooms along with Drakes Bar, lounges and our relaxing gardens. The Regency entertainment suite and bar provide the perfect place to unwind. Exmouth is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast stretching as far as Dorset and is renowned for its red cliffs and sand dunes. An ideal resort to explore the rest of Devon, it also boasts an old fashioned promenade and stunning Georgian architecture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Grand Hotel Exmouth, Devon