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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Returned today (23rd Oct 2015) from a four night stay. Apologies to readers of earlier reviews as I will be repeating comments made by others. Location: Very well located overlooking the seafront and within a 5-15 min of the main shops, a cinema, restaurants, amusement arcades, train and bus stations. Not overly suitable for those with mobility problems. One rather...

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Edgware2011, Thank you for the review. We are pleased to read that you generally enjoyed your stay, and are more than happy to look into the issues you weren’t so happy about. Regarding the comments re our WiFi, we haven’t received any complaints to date concerning the signal strength that you described, sorry you experienced problems, the majority of...

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Just returned from a long weekend at this hotel. It is well situated, being near the sea front and pier but also a short walk to the town shops and restaurants etc. The hotel is very clean in general and our room was spotless if slightly small.( the en-suite is tiny ) The food was of a good standard for...

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Peter L Many thanks for your review. Glad that you enjoyed your break, and grateful that you took the time to give us a write-up. Our bathrooms are on the small side, due to it being a Victorian building which I explained in a previous review reply, bathrooms being added many years ago, albeit small ones! Hopefully you’ll give...

Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Visited this hotel for the second time this year with my 91 year old mother and a friend. E xcellent food and very friendly helpful staff. Can't fault it at all. Plain basic rooms but clean and nothing is any trouble.

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear A A Thank you for your short but extremely complimentary review! Glad you enjoyed your stay, and I’ll happily pass on your food comments to our kitchen team, and I hope that your 91 mother and her friend enjoyed themselves as well. Hopefully we can offer you some more of our hospitality in the not-too-distant future. Thank you &...

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Have just returned from our 12th weekend stay at the Esplanade. Yet again it was a wonderful break. The staff were all top-drawer, the food was very good and the entertainment was, as always, great. The reception staff were first class and nothing was too much trouble. I really cannot find anything to be critical of, try as I might!

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alan P Thank you for your review. It’s nice to hear from one of our regulars; I think I’m pretty safe to say that, after 12 visits this year! We always appreciate your kind words when you are holidaying with us, and thank you for posting to tripadvisor, which I am hoping more of our regulars may start to...

Stockport, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This was the latest of several visits to this hotel and I was looking forward to seeing the new decor. I was very disappointed - what were light, welcoming reception, bar and dining areas have now been transformed into drab, dark spaces which I did not want to spend much time in. And they called it "good taste"! It was...

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Diane J Many thanks for your 5 star review. Thank you for the great comments and that overall you enjoyed your stay. it is disappointing to read that the new décor wasn’t to your personal liking; the feedback we’ve generally received has been positive, but we will happily look into your comments. We are hoping to have the Rivera...

Easingwold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2015

3rd visit to hotel still a good place to stay very friendly staff, good entertainment. A very good driver food very good bathroom a bit small but did move us to a bigger one had a very good week and good trip out

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear backy113 Many thanks for your kind words. Glad to see you back with us for a third time. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your holiday. The majority of our bathrooms are unfortunately on the ‘bijou’ size as we are a Victorian building, and they were an addition many years later to the...

Swadlincote Derbys
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This is our second visit to this hotel and it has been updated since our previous. The alterations are good and the room we had was first class . The replacement towels were not clean as though they had been from the previous guest with makeup on them,we had a word with the cleaner who assured us they were clean...

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear scaniaman Thanks for your review. Apologies for the issues relating to your linen and experience in the restaurant. We are not quite sure how your towel was soiled, as they are all boiled cleaned and supplied by a local linen company, but the issue was raised with our head-housekeeper. The comments regarding how the food was presented/prepared at your...

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Stayed for 1 week, went with Shearings. Did not realise the journey would be 9 hours!! so, alas, wont be doing it again. We have not holidayed like this in this country before so were a bit let down after the hotels abroad. The hotel is quite old & our room was OK ish but the bathroom was made to...

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear pattibonbon, Thank-you for taking the time to review us. It’s a pity that the long journey dampened your spirits, and, as you acknowledged in your review, we are in the throes of on-going refurbishments, which will of course continue to improve our décor amongst many other things. Many returning guests are already seeing the benefits. Apologies for the small...

basildon
Reviewed 16 September 2015

we stayed at the bay esplanade at paignton for long weekend break the staff are brilliant very helpful cheerful nothing is to much trouble the food was very good the portion was fine for me but unfortunately a bit small for my husband its a lovely hotel right on sea front but the thing that will stop us going back...

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear susan m Thanks for reviewing us. Our small but dedicated team here at the Esplanade often get great reviews, so appreciate you contributing another one! We have now increased our portion sizes after several other similar comments, so we are listening! You are still welcome to inform your waiter/ess if you require additional portions. Glad to read you will...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We returned to the esplanade after a few years after reading about the refurbishment we were quite happy with our room it was well decorated and we'll improved since our last visit two years ago the lounge dining room. Reception have all been refurbished the breakfast is good and the evening meal suited us the staff have always been good...

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greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ocean52 Many thanks for your complimentary review. Thank you for your comments about the food and staff and refurbished area's. We constantly state about the ongoing refurbishment work here at the Esplanade in our replies, so appreciate your reference to it in your review, which hopefully verifies what we’ve been saying. Sometimes, meal-times can be a little hectic when...

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Official Description (provided by the 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 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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Esplanade Hotel

Address: Sands Road, Paignton TQ4 6EG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Price Range: $143 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
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“Front and Sea Views”
shendaseven, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Seafront rooms have a small surcharge but are worth the extra.”
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“The sea facing rooms, in my opinion, are quieter.”
rodd61, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“go for a sea view on an upgrade its worth it.”
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