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Bay Esplanade Hotel

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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 from which to explore South Devon and the surrounding area. Within the hotel, the south facing Sun Lounge and Harbour Bar Lounge offer stunning views across ‘the Bay’ and the attractive Riviera Suite provides a warm and friendly atmosphere to enjoy the entertainment. The Esplanade also offers the opportunity to upgrade your standard room to one with a sea view (charges apply) and the stunning view on a sunny day is certainly worth it!
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All reviews shearings holiday shearings hotels paid extra for a sea view coach driver buffet breakfast tiny bathroom entertainment room sea front sea view room per day excellent position single room restaurant staff plenty of choice visited this hotel public areas meal times
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a lovely week in this hotel. Took a couple of trips which would have been better if weather permitted. Our driver was friendly as was all other passenger. It is an old hotel but perfectly situated for travelling around the area. I can only...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Myholuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just returned from this hotel had very good time. gluten free diet the staff were very helpful. entertainment very good. rooms clean and comfortable the heating was on all the time we will defiantly go againMore

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank raymond70313
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear raymond70313 Thank you for a lovely review. Pleased that you found our team here helpful and had a good time. We’re always happy to cater for special dietary requirements, and I’m glad your stay was a pleasurable One! Hope that we can welcome you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, great staff, brilliant location ,only complaint we had was the hotel on the Sunday was so cold it's a beautiful big building asked staff to put heating as it went off at 11am and this was 3pm was told it's on a timer...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank sds632018
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear sds632018. Thank you for a nice review. Thank you for your kind comments about the food and service. Sorry about the heating issues you experienced. The building can get quite hot if the heating is left on for long spells, guests often complain of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to this hotel with Shearings . Our rooms were basic but clean . You get what you pay for . All staff were very friendly and helpful . Reception were very informative and nothing too much trouble . Would have been good to...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank caroleJ2692wl
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear caroleJ2692wl. Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. Great to read that you found our staff friendly/informative, and pleased you enjoyed our entertainment. As you were told; our WiFi service in only in public ground floor areas at present, with future plans...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bay hotel a great location on the sea front, hotel and staff where all superb, the manager and his wife where on call all the time,great couple whom just want to give you the best holiday. The evening entertainment was fabulous,some of the best shows...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank John L
Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear John L. Thank you for a lovely review. Pleased that you enjoyed our location and found our team hospitable! I will forward your comments to our entertainers; we try to cater for all tastes. Hope that we can welcome you back on a future...More

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Jenny B
18 September 2018|
Response from cazm652015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is fine. A cheap holiday, and Paignton is lovely.
Jenny B
18 September 2018|
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
We had a sea view and our room was okay it was just a standard room, the food was okay as i remember but that's a personal thing some may think they are okay some may think they are rubbish.
Patricia J
5 August 2018|
Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
Wifi is available in the hotel. It gets weaker the further away from the receiver, so it depends on where your room is. It's free, sign in code is available from reception
Room Tips
"All rooms basically the same, but good value for money"
3 weeks ago
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"Pay the extra for a sea view - great to watch the waves coming over the wall!"
10 Nov 2018
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"sea view rooms worth paying a little extra for."
5 Nov 2018
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"220. See view, nice bathroom, not too far from the lift"
4 Nov 2018
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US$74 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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