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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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room good location good food average, entertainment good. Weather awful., We went for a long weekend a break from everyday events, always choose a bay Hotel because it gives value for money and entertainment is top of our list. AS always Lee never lets us down and the other two
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I recently spent a very enjoyable 5 days here at the beginning of October. Staff were all excellent, my room (221) was comfortable, clean and overlooked the town and trains at the back of the hotel. Food was very good, particularly the chef's specials- delicious. The
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Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel
Responded 1 Nov 2018
Dear Patricia A. Many thanks for a lovely review Pleased that we were able to hit the mark for you, and you had an enjoyable 5 days. It’s always great to read that you’ve been with us before and will be returning again! Thanks for awarding us 5 stars. See you soon.
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Stayed at the Esplanade for a long weekend,the hotel is very well situated close to the town centre ,the breakfast is buffet style so it’s very good value for money . Personally l was not impressed with the evening meals ,the choice was not to my liking,so we struggled very
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Well back down here in Paignton for another visit. I think I have said it all in my previous reviews so I will try to be a bit more objective here so here are my ratings. Location. 100%. The hotel is situated on the seafront close to the harbour and only a short walk to the
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First visit here. Quite old hotel needs decorating upstairs but not a problem as you don’t go on holiday to spend much time in your room. Small en-suite bathroom also small lift. Good 3 course evening menu choice, good selection for buffet breakfast, pleasant staff. Newspapers
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Response from greer68, General Manager at Bay Esplanade Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear maggie672015, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. It is appreciated that you mentioned our superb location, and pleasant team, and pleased that everything was to your liking re our menu. Apologies for the noise you experienced; which, as I’m sure you can appreciate, is out of my control but not something we have commented upon usually, so sorry you experienced a problem, I hope that it won’t dissuade you from visiting us again on a future occasion! Many Thanks for your review.
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Hi, what entertainment do they have at the hotel, like bingo etc . Many Thanks
Bingo then an hours entertainment
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has some bad reviews but is I t ok
Yes, it is fine. A cheap holiday, and Paignton is lovely.
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Hi, Jenny. What would you like to know about this accommodation?
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.
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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
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Is there access to the hotel for a wheelchair & does it have a lift?
There is a lift, and there will be designated rooms for wheelchair users.
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"always choose a sea view."
"Good sea view rooms but traffic noise at weekends late evening (take earplugs)"
"To my knowledge there weren't any"
"Don't stay in room 9."
"Ask for a sea view room"
US$71 - US$177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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