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Bay Esplanade Hotel

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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
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Fitness centre
Pets Allowed
3 Star Hotel
The Esplanade hotel is a pleasant hotel ideally situated and set on a level seafront position just a short walk to the sandy beach, picturesque harbour, pier, shops and brand new cinema. Paignton is right in the heart of Torbay and is an ideal resort for all ages as well as a great base...
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Sands Road, Paignton TQ4 6EG, England
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34.9 km to Exeter Airport
73 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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All reviewsshearings holidayself drivecoach driverpaid extra for a sea viewbuffet breakfasttiny bathroomentertainment roomsea frontevery eveningsea view roomper daynight porterexcellent positionrestaurant staffvisited this hotelpublic areasmeal times
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Reviewed yesterday

we stayed esplanade for a week from the 6th july we had stayed at the hotel the year before and pre booked our room which suited our needs when we arrived we were told the room which we had paid for and pre booked wasn't...More

Thank plum4_12
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded today

Dear plum4_12. Thank you for the review. Firstly apologies that we couldn’t secure the said room that you pre-booked. This does happen on rare occasions when the room could have been reserved on a previous occasion before your reservation. We have now stopped the pre-booked...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Room ok but very small, couldn't open window because pigeons came in! Service at dinner very slow, whether this was due to lack of staff, but our waiter was very good at ignoring you.Food very average, sometimes inedible.More

Thank christina1350
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded today

Dear christina1350. Thank you for reviewing us. We always recommend keeping windows closed when you are not in the room during nesting season, as the pigeons do look for sanctuary from the seagulls and have been known to target the rooms. The hotel is bird-proofed;...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Returned home last Friday after spending a delightful week at the Esplanade. Room service from Pam, was second to none, who, because of the hot weather, quickly found us a fan for our room and changed our duvet for a sheet. Each day when we...More

Thank reggiesboy
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded today

Dear reggiesboy. Thank you for your 5 star review! Pleased you had a delightful week with us. We will happily display your comments for the staff notice board, so that the members of our team that you named personally will get the ‘pat on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just returned from my fifth holiday at the Bay Esplanade Hotel and had an absolutely fantastic holiday with great food, entertainment and accommodation considering how old the hotel is with very friendly staff who went out of their way to be helpful and...More

Thank Rachael S
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded today

Dear Rachael S. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Lovely to see you and your family with us again. I know that it’s a very long journey for you from all the way up in Scotland so we are all flattered that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel itself was ok the room we had was small and very hot no fans on the first day found us one by day two food in general was pretty good but every evening the choice of suites got changed we were only on...More

Thank brian a
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded today

Dear brian a. Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. Apologies for the fan delay; as you can imagine they are quite in demand at the moment! Our menus change frequently as we do get a lot of repeat bookings and wouldn’t like to give...More

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US$129 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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janice s
6 July 2018|
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Maureen C
4 March 2018|
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Response from keith h | Reviewed this property |
Hi just got back from this excellent hotel all the staff are very helpful,I don't think they have a specific child's menu but if you ask the restaurant staff I am sure they will provide something for you.not all the... More
Jim G
27 January 2018|
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Response from greer68 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The layout of the building is unusual, as we have the 'basement' level, which is actually on ground floor, as you come up stairs to enter the hotel, then go down by lift to these rooms, which... More
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"Small lift, but only two floors"
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"The rooms towards the back can be warm in the summer"
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