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The Sands, Paignton, United Kingdom

3.5-star3.5 stars
32 Sands Road, Devon, Paignton, England, TQ4 6EJ, United Kingdom

3.5-star B&B in Paignton
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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Very Good8.4
  • Would stay there again. Great hotel and location brilliant sea view Sep. 2, 2018
  • Perfect location and wonderful serviceAug. 6, 2018
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The Sands, Paignton, United Kingdom

from A$100
  • Triple Room, Ensuite, Sea View
  • Twin Room, Ensuite, Sea View
  • Double Room, Ensuite, Sea View
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Classic Double Room, Ensuite, Sea View
  • Comfort Double Room, Ensuite, Sea View
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite, Sea View
  • Classic Single Room, Ensuite

What’s around The Sands, Paignton, United Kingdom


  • Paignton Beach - 1 min walk
  • Dartmouth Steam Railway - 7 min walk
  • Preston Beach - 14 min walk
  • Goodrington Sands Beach - 15 min walk
  • Paignton Zoo - 27 min walk
  • Torre Abbey Sands - 44 min walk
  • Princess Theatre - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Torre Abbey - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 38 min drive
  • Paignton Station - 9 min walk
  • Torquay Station - 9 min drive
  • Torre Station - 12 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

At the property

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 19 reviews

The Sands, Paignton, United Kingdom
Don't bother....very disappointed!!!
Chose this place for price and breakfast, told no breakfast anymore on arrival!!! So had to ask for part £10. Dated decor, dirty reception carpet, but noticed that breakfast was still included on price board!! Room had dirty marks all over the carpet, dirty mirrors, bathroom carpet was dirty/very dusty around all edges, really scummy grout in shower and double bed had a single sheet on it that obviously didnt fit down over the sides of the mattress. Couldn't find anywhere else close by to move to, and when asked if any other rooms available there, was told they were fully booked, so no rooms.
Carol, gbRomance trip
The Sands, Paignton, United Kingdom
Good Hotel
Great seafront view.
, gbRomance trip
The Sands, Paignton, United Kingdom
Half a star would be generous.
This hotel struggles to get half a star and that is generous. Two days before arrival I was called and advised that they do not do breakfast, despite the website showing that they do. The bar seems to be permanently closed and communication with the staff is not existent as little English is spoken. When trying to arrange an alternate method of payment to that which we reserved the hotel on the only person who seemed to speak any English had to be got out of bed and appeared in reception in her dressing gown! The reception carpet was stained as was the room carpet. The water pressure was pathetic and on the second floor showering was an interesting challenge. Although the room was clean when we arrived there appeared to be no service on the second day with the room uncleaned and unmade. Finally as we were packing up to leave one of the staff entered the room without any warning which could have been embarrassing. Using the only English word she knew "sorry" she retreated from the room. From our experience she has obviously had a lot of experience with this word and is fluent in it. Definitely would not stay here again. It was once a good family run hotel, but the present owners do not appear to understand how to run a decent hotel with published amenities. Don't be fooled by the website!
Andy, gbRomance trip
The Sands, Paignton, United Kingdom
Perfect location
Very welcoming and friendly at reception. Only down side was the bar service, we waited patiently as the barmaid was on the telephone. After waiting for about 5mins and more, we decided to leave and go elsewhere for drinks. In this time she had not even attempted to engage with us at all.
Teresa, gbFamily trip
The Sands, Paignton, United Kingdom
OK but needs TLC
Me and my boyfriend enjoyed our stay here at The Sands. The location was ideal, next to the sea and our view was lovely on New Years Eve. The property itself I would say is a little 'outdated'. The gentleman greeted us nicely and was pleasant. Parking was a bit of a pain, trying to squeeze many cars onto one small driveway. Room was clean, quite small but bed was comfortable. Bathroom was clean however some unpleasant marks in the toilet wasn't great. Breakfast - Full English was unfortunately disappointing. They didn't ask if everything was OK. My beans were stone cold and all other pieces of food tasted like they've been in the fridge and microwaved. Not the best place I've stayed at, but not the worst either.
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The Sands, Paignton, United Kingdom

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