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Cheshire
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We had another great holiday with Brian, Lorraine and Jonathon. Our room overlooked the sea and was spotlessly clean. Breakfasts as always we're beautifully presented and cooked to order. The hotel is close to all amenities and attractions. We'll definitely be back next year.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The best way to describe the Sands is that you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend, the service is excellent and nothing is too much trouble for Brian, lorraine and Johnathan making your stay a most enjoyable experience.

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1Thank PAUL R
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great Hotel, Great People, Great Breakfast. Just spent four days here in Sea view room - amazing. Clean, Tidy and welcoming. Great location - Town, Pier and Railway all within walking distance (even for me!) Would recommend and would stay here again if back in Paignton

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Well just had 11 days at this great family run hotel again, as usual the food was excellent as always and Brian, Lorraine and Jonathan were great.The rooms are spotlessly clean. This Hotel is situated in a great part of Paignton near to the Harbour and a short distance to the shops and 10 minute walk from the Railway station.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the first time this year and we will be going back! Lorraine and Brian were so helpful and welcoming, their breakfasts set you up for the day. Our room was on the first floor with a sea view which I can recommend. We didn't want to leave. See you again and thank you

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is the second time we have stayed at the sands hotel and certainly won't be the last! A lovely warm welcome awaits and both Brian & Lorraine are so friendly. Our daughter who is 3 loved staying at "the lady's house" and especially enjoyed her breakfast of which there was lots of variety! The rooms are clean and well...

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3Thank Amy B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Stayed last weekend for a party in Paignton. Pauline was fabulous and friendly - hubby not so much. The Single room is on 2nd floor (no lift) You can't use toilet or shower without curtains shut as no door on toilet an shower in corner of the room and comments on the Saturday about "thought you would have had enough...

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Our stay began with a warm welcome. Our double room was very comfortable with a sofa to lounge on as well as the very comfortable bed. The bathroom was spotless. Breakfast was beautifully cooked to order and served with a smile. The friendly and welcoming bar area is well used by guests in the evenings and the stories told were...

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1Thank Linby
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Myself and my parents have been coming to this wonderful hotel now for four years, not once in those 4 years has there been something to complain about. Brian, his lovely wife Lorraine and fab son Jonathan make the best hosts and make their home feel like your home. The bedrooms are modern, clean and very comfortable, the daily clean...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Absolutely first class. Rooms clean and tidy, breakfast is superb, being given a choice is definitely a plus. Great location at the quiet end (harbour) of town. 10 min walk to station. Brian, Lorraine and Jonathan are wonderful hosts, nothing is too much trouble for them. A most enjoyable stay. Highly recommended! Bill, Lynda & Pat

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sands ideally located in magnificent position on Paignton Seafront just a few yards from the beach, green and harbour, and only a short level walk to the town centre. Efficently run in a friendly manner. We have gained a reputation in ensuring everyone is made to feel welcome and relaxed during their staywith us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sands Hotel

Address: 32 Sands Road, Paignton TQ4 6EJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Price Range: $114 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Sands Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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“All the rooms are Great some have sea veiws”
 of 5 bubbles 455jana, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you have mobility problems, request ground floor room as there is no lift,”
 of 5 bubbles twangybill, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“go for the sea view”
 of 5 bubbles P7156GNmarkr, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“1 ground floor room. Sea views from the front bedrooms”
 of 5 bubbles anncZ6312CL, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor room suitable for disabled”
 of 5 bubbles iandyke2016, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
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