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Welcome to Summerhill Hotel

Address: Braeside Road, Paignton, TQ4 6BX

Telephone: 01803 558101 01803 558101

Hotel Description

In the heart of Torbay and The English Riviera, The Summerhill Hotel - one of the few Hotels in Paignton- located within the Torquay, Paignton and Brixham area, as well as only 200 metres from Goodrington Park and Beach (quite possibly the best beach in Torbay) and only a few minutes away from Paignton Harbour and the Town Centre. The picturesque Paignton Harbour with all its open water facilities is only 5 min walk from The Summerhill Hotel. The south West Coastal Path, only 3 min walk from us, will give you access to spectacular scenic walks along the coast. Although location is important, we also believe that standards and quality of service are equally crucial when delivering the hotel experience and as an independently run hotel we take pride in the way we serve and care for our customers. Summerhill offers the perfect location, Ample FREE parking, level access, 25 comfortable bedrooms,lift, excellent cuisine with elegant dining rooms affording open views towards the sea and the coastline, a well stocked Bar, Terraces and balconies over looking the coastline towards Brixham, Free WiFi throughout the building nad above all: exceptional value for money.

Our Facilities

  • Disabled Facilities
  • Parking Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Laundry Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi Available
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Vegetarian Food Available
  • Romantic Breaks

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Hotel Reviews - Summerhill Hotel

We had a great time, great room, welcome, food. Wonderful view plenty of parking. What more can I say

Mrs Donnelly - 15th Sep, 2018
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Great Accommodation
Very Friendly staff, large breakfast choice was included in room price.Clean and comfortable surroundings.

Mr Fisher - 21st Aug, 2018
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Immaculate Comfortable Old Style
A comfortable and enjoyable stay. We were with my son and his 11 year old daughter. The rooms, beds and facilities were spot on and the breakfast and dinner lovely. The Edwardian feel was very much our style within the spotless and immaculately maintained rooms. The temperamental pool table was a big hit with us.All we needed was in easy walking distance. A good find.

Ms. Rutkowska - 11th Aug, 2018
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Very Comfortable Stay
Friendly hotel very clean and comfortable with good food. Level access for my 80 year old mother - she liked it a lot. Plenty of parking. Would recommend for anyone wanting a quiet stay close to the beach.

rawling - 22nd Sep, 2017
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Welcoming And Relaxing Break
My wife and I had a very pleasant and enjoyable, five night, stay at the Summerhill Hotel. The room we stayed in was very spacious, clean and comfortable with a large en-suite bathroom.

The breakfast menu was quite extensive and the hot food was cooked to order and was delicious. The service was excellent and the staff attentive but not intrusive. All the staff/managers/owners we met were very pleasant and helpful. The off street parking was a great advantage as the approach roads are quite narrow. The hotel met all our expectations and we had a very welcoming and relaxing break.

Mr. Brian Wroe - 16th Sep, 2017
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Great Family Holiday Experience
We stayed for a week with two small children, and were very well looked after, despite having booked at short notice. The hotel is very clean and beautifully presented, with a nice touch being served tea in the lounge on arrival. All staff members were very helpful, and catered particularly well for our daughter who has special needs. The meals were very tasty and highlights were the chips (seriously) and seafood cocktail. The location is very convenient for nearby park and beach. We would definitely consider coming back for a return visit. Thank you, Debbie and staff for a great family holiday experience.

Mr Elliot - 21st Aug, 2017
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Enjoyable Weekend
Spent another super weekend at the Summerhill. Don't bother going out for dinner when there is excellent food served in the dining room overlooking Goodrington Sands. Well stocked bar with good selection of real ales. At this family run hotel, they know all the local places and events to keep you busy after the best breakfast available.

Highest recommendation possible.

Steve Roberts

Mr. Roberts - 8th Aug, 2017
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Summerhill Hotel Brill
My wife and I had a very comfortable stay at the Summerhill Hotel over 2 & 3rd of August. Our room with a balcony was very clean, bed very comfortable, and balcony with table and chairs ideal for a drink and savour the riviera atmosphere with bamboos and palms close by. The breakfast was superb and so too the hospitality. We were welcomed with offers of tea or coffee. This is a really nice place to stay. I would certainly recommend.

Mr. Williams - 5th Aug, 2017
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Our Second Visit
Very happy here, friendly reception , lovely fresh breakfast, couldn't ask for more, will return again

Mrs Hyett - 18th Jul, 2017
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Fab Hols
Hotel is clean and neat, the staff very friendly and helpful. The room we had was easily one of the best rooms we have stayed in in any hotel. thoroughly recommenced Summerhill Hotel. Breakfasts are excellent and Evening meals are wonderful.

Mr. Rob Oldfield - 9th Jul, 2017
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Lovely Location
Although Paignton is a typical English seaside resort, the Summerhill is located in a quiet residential area, but with a sea view and easy walking distance to the beach. The bus and rail station (also Dart Valley line) are within 15 mins walk.

We had a front room with a view of the sea and a sitting area. Great hotel!

Mr. Michael Cave - 4th Jul, 2017
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Lovely Stay
A lovely cup of tea on arrival.

Clean comfortable room with tea making facilities which included selection of fruit teas and bottled water. En-suite had large shower.

We had a balcony which was lovely to sit out.

Tasty breakfast and the evening meals (which we had several) were delicious.

Nice bar area for drinks (we had several of these as well).

Short walk to the beach.

Car left in car park for our stay and made use of frequent local transport.

Would re-visit and recommend...

Mrs P. Knops - 2nd Jul, 2017
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Spotlessly clean , comfy beds, and good food, an excellent family run hotel, This was our third stay, and we will be back

Mrs Silver - 20th Jun, 2017
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Lovely Food And Quiet Location...
Lovely welcome...

Beautiful food, evening meal was absolutely fantastic, Mixed seafood in garlic dressing, sea bass, steak, compliments to the chef..

If I had any criticism it would be too soft a bed and pillows, but that is my choice the hotel cannot be held responsible for that.....please note..

The towels could do with a spruce up, they seemed a bit tired...

Overall yes we would use it again, and yes I recommend it...

Peter Hughes - 5th Jun, 2017
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Lovely Traditional Hotel
Very nice old building, very clean, comfortable room, excellent breakfast.

Paul de la Feuillade - 26th May, 2017
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Summerhill Hotel
My first ever visit to Devon. Summerhill Hotel was recommended to me by two people who have been staying at S.H. for more than 20 years. -it did not disappoint.

Jose and Debbie are excellent hosts and nothing was too much trouble. the room was clean and tidy. The meals were outstanding and generous in portions. Plenty of car parking space and only a few mins walk to the beach. If you want peace and tranquility then S.H. is the place to be. I shall be returning next year.

Mr Philip Gandy - 16th Apr, 2017
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Lovely Hotel
room are very clean breakfast of a high standard family run excellent service just right foe a good stay

Anne Hugill - 5th Apr, 2017
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One Night Stay
A very nice run establishment clean tidy and very good food and service.

Ian Waring - 24th Nov, 2016
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Relaxing And Comfortable
Once again we enjoyed a relaxing and comfortable stay at Summerhill. Our room was well equipped and very clean, the service is excellent and the food is just the best! We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Mr. And Mrs Eldridge - 31st Oct, 2016
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One Of The Best
If your destination is Paignton in Devon then the very best place to rest your head and appease your appetite is the Summerhill Hotel.

The mine hosts are lovely people, the bed comfortable and warm and the food at both dinner and breakfast cannot be beaten. For us two from Australia it gets five stars out of 5 *****

Mr. Michael Duffy - 28th Oct, 2016
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Lovely Overnighter
Made a last minute trip to Paignton, booked the hotel and it was just right. Very helpful staff, breakfast was superb. Room was fine, if a little small but we had a good shower room and a terrace/balcony. Room had everything we needed. Thankyou

Ben Lintott - 24th Oct, 2016
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October 2016
We booked this Hotel as it provided Disabled Facilities as my Wife is immobile awaiting a knee replacement. The room was equipped with a wet style shower room,a single and double bed which made life a lot easier for both of us. The breakfast and service could not be faulted.


Mr P Smith - 16th Oct, 2016
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I enjoyed my stay at your hotel it was in a very convenient place very near to the main place of my visit there as a jehovahs witness it was a very short walk to the kingdom hall our place of worship the hotel was very nice the food was excellent as was the service from Debbie and Peter thanks very much for everything i hope to come again soon bye for now kind regards Alex ring

Alex Ring - 15th Oct, 2016
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Good Hotel
I stayed for couple of nights in early October, the hotel was clean and well equipped. I'd stay again without hesitation.

Richard Oldfield - 5th Oct, 2016
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Everything we could have wished for in an end of season break: Quiet, comfortable, convenient and clean. The room was a bit dated but spotless and very comfortable. Lovely people and a fantastic collection of interesting ceramics and antiques. Would definitely return and recommend

Mr. Alan Hill - 4th Oct, 2016
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Short Break
Short break in Paignton with friends lovely hotel, excellent food and nothing too much trouble. We shall certainly return.

Mrs Pauline Adshead - 3rd Oct, 2016
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Memories Of Happy Family Holidays
After many years we returned to the Summerhill Hotel in Devon. The welcome we received was just so friendly. Better than ever is the feeling we had after our stay. We can't reccommend this hotel highly enough, we really can't. Excellent room, beautiful food, and so friendly staff, and all in one of the best holiday/short break locations in the country. You couldn't ask for more. We'll be going back again, not just for the happy memories but because we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Enough said!

Mr. King - 27th Sep, 2016
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Summerhill Hotel
Lovely room (Sydney Winsor) but bathroom very small.

Mr J. Robinson - 25th Sep, 2016
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We found the hotel to be clean and tidy. food excellent, good service. The only down side was the hotel is situated on quite a steep hill and is not a good location for those who have walking difficulties.

Mr Alan Green - 21st Sep, 2016
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Can't really find enough superlatives to use for this hotel. Absolutely first class. Everything about it is top notch from the furniture and fittings to the food, staff and setting. Situated in a very pleasant and quiet neighbourhood and close to Goodrington Sands Steam Railway stop it is ideal for town and anyone wanting to visit the heritage steam railway. I had to call them a few hours after I left as I left an item in our room. They had it in the office and offered to return it the next working day. Very impressive on every level.

Roger Beschizza - 18th Sep, 2016
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A Good Find
In need of a short break, my wife searched the internet for a hotel in Devon. It had to have facilities for disabled guests as I have great mobility problems. The Summ erhill Hotel offered such facilities and was available when we wanted to go, so we booked. We arrived and were immediately struck by the welcome that we received. We were offered tea, and help with our luggage. We were shown to our room, which was clean and bright, with a lovely walk-in shower, which was an essential for me.

We dined at the hotel each night. The menu was fine and the food very good. Breakfasts were equally good with more choices than I thought possible. Very good friendly hotel.

I would thoroughly recommend sraying there.

Mr Cook - 17th Sep, 2016
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Wonderful Hotel
We have stayed at Summerhill on several occasions and have enjoyed every stay. Always made welcome, the rooms are clean and the food is superb, you will not need to eat all day once you have had your breakfast. Would recommend Summerhill to everyone.

Mr. john mcgrath - 14th Sep, 2016
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Excellent Stay
Our second visit to Summerhill, on arrival offered tea / coffee, room spotless, great choice for breakfast, and an a excellent menu for evening meals, all freshly cooked to order,this family work very hard to make your stay perfect

Mr. Silver - 13th Sep, 2016
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This was a great weekend away lovely hotel very clean, every so friendly the breakfast was outstanding other guest said evening meal was great to, only little grump was its a bit hilly but good to walk off breakfast.

Mr Martin Tyler - 9th Sep, 2016
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Top Quality So Top Class
Just returned from a short mid week stay after a fabulous time at this faultless top class hotel. Top class and top quality in everything they provided. We go away a lot and this hotel offers the best of everything by far. Thank you so much to all of you for providing us. We will be back.

Mrs Annette Grant - 8th Sep, 2016
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Relaxing Weekend Break
We enjoyed a very pleasant, relaxing stay at the Summerhill Hotel.Friendly welcome with tea and biscuits when signing in.Staff a friendly and food is very good. We would certainly recommend and stay again at the Summerhill.

Richard Moor - 7th Sep, 2016
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Weekend Celebration
My Wife, who celebrated her 60th birthday and her Dad celebrating his forthcoming 84th Birthday with our partners , had a fantastic welcome at the "Summerhill", The staff were excellend very hearty breakfast.

Would definitely recommend this Hotel

STEPHEN Jones - 5th Sep, 2016
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Lovely hotel. The owners and their family provide a top class service. Always very helpful, polite and professional.

Mrs Close - 5th Sep, 2016
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It\'s All About The People..
When booking, the staff were extremely helpful in addressing my elderly mothers mobility needs. When we arrived they continued to be very helpful, friendly and understanding. The rooms were traditionally comfortable, breakfasts good and in-room facilities very adequate. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend the hotel.

Graham Baugh - 5th Sep, 2016
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A Little Gem
Don't be fooled by the outdated 2 stars of this hotel, it is easily a 3 / 4 star. Staff are friendly, chef is excellent and the hotel is very centrally situated. We would not hesitate to re-book next time we are in Devon.

Nigel Hartley - 2nd Sep, 2016
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Friendly Atmosphere
We had e very warm welcome with a lovely cup of tea.

And during our stay everybody was charming and always patient with our kids!!

Kerstin Tomberger - 1st Sep, 2016
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The Classic English Seaside Hotel Still Exists!
Beautiful building, beautiful setting, wonderful service from beautiful staff great food, great atmosphere - overall a Beautiful place for a Great stay. We cannot recommend it highly enough.

Mr. Tony Barrett - 31st Aug, 2016
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Fantastic Hotel
Just returned from a lovely weekend at this fantastic hotel. The service was excellent, breakfast exceeded expectations and dinner was divine. The room was spotless, quiet and relaxing. The hotel is a sun trap close to the beach and steam train station. Would not hesitate to book again. Could have stayed longer. Thank you for a lovely break.

Debbie Atkins - 30th Aug, 2016
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National Treasure
Great to revisit childhood holidays and to see how the owners have maintained everything that is good about traditional family-run hotels but with all that the guests of 2016 expect. The huevos rancheros at breakfast were great and the wifi super fast. It's good to see the gong still has pride of place in the reception area, no longer signalling dinner but a symbol of great British hospitality.

Jayne L Glennon - 30th Aug, 2016
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Absolutley Perfect!
We stayed at Summerhill for 2weeks with our grandchildren aged 8&10yrs. We arrived to such a warm welcome with coffee and biscuits,juice for the children. Our rooms were lovely and clean,tea,coffee hot chocolate and bottled water available every day. Rooms cleaned every day. Comfy beds fresh towels and toiletries.

Summerhill is a beautiful house and only a five minute walk to the beach.

Breakfast is something to look forward to, excellent food with plenty of choice and enough to keep you going until lunch. We had packed lunches made and they were fantastic well worth it if you intend to be out and about or spending the day on the beach.

Our grandchildren loved the games room and had to have a game of pool most evenings.

This is a nice welcoming family run hotel where nothing is too much trouble and their aim is to ensure you have a truly enjoyable stay.

Thank you so much for making our holiday even better.

I know we shall be back and we can't recommend this hotel enough.

Pauline. Steve .Ben & Emily

Leeds West Yorkshire.

Pauline Cawood - 28th Aug, 2016
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Short Break
Lovely hotel with 70's decor (but not over the top). Rooms clean and comfortable, the breakfasts are on the large side but you can have what you want, bar open till late but doesn't serve beer on draft but all sorts of spirits. Only problem is thats its on a hill so if you have mobility problems you might have to think about this but we used taxis for return to hotel.

Joan Mearman - 26th Aug, 2016
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Lovely Hotel
We had an excellent stay at Summerhill and would definitely go back. Beautiful building, we have older children and had two twin rooms which were very clean, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was excellent and staff couldn't do enough.

Ms. Rogan - 24th Aug, 2016
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Wonderful Stay
We had a warm welcome and a lovely stay at Summerhill Hotel.

They catered brilliantly for my husbands celiac diet and the food was lovely.

Very comfortable room and spotlessly clean.

Staff were all very friendly and helpful.

We will definitely be back.

Mrs Parris - 24th Aug, 2016
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Nice Hotel In Great Location
The hotel staff are very friendly and professional, fantastic breakfast (especially the poached eggs) and very good location ie close to beach and only short walk into town centre. The room was fine, one day it did not get cleaned which was no major issue.

Jeannette Schlender - 23rd Aug, 2016
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A Wonderful Stay!
We had a wonderful stay here, very friendly staff, comfortable room and fantastic breakfast! We would have preferred a more buffet style for fruit juices, cereals etc but this is a minor point to what was a very relaxing and excellent hotel. Nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely return!

Mrs H Howell - 22nd Aug, 2016
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Our Stay At Summerhill Hotel
We had a lovely room clean and every thing you could want.We had dinner in the Restaurant which was first class served by a very friendly waitress who was very helpful

This Hotel is run by the family and it shows we will stay here again no problem

Mr. Peter Rogers - 22nd Aug, 2016
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Lovely Break
My partner and I had a short break here as we wanted to be near Goodrington Beach. The hotel is homely and the staff are all very welcoming and can't do enough for you.

we had a double room without a view but the room was clean and the bed very comfortable. There was plenty of choice for breakfast and we also tried the evening meals, which were excellent. I can certainly recommend the homemade treacle tart,the best I've ever tasted.

Mrs L Brown - 21st Aug, 2016
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Small, Friendly And Welcoming
I have never stayed anywhere that on arrival we were invited into the lounge to fill in the registration form, given a drink, biscuits, shown the dining area and then to the room. Very impressive customer service! Breakfast was OK although we're more used to a buffet than having to order every item you want. Very good food quality. We would have been interested to have evening meal but the restaurant area was so bright and such an open space with an odd bar area, we decided to eat out. Overall, a really impressive hotel and will be definitely returning

Andrew Machon - 14th Aug, 2016
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We were very happy with our stay. Every one was extremely helpful and friendly. The food at food at both breakfast and dinner was excellent. I look forward to returning

Mr. anthony bauer - 13th Aug, 2016
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What A Haven!
We arrived at the hotel quite weary after a long drive and really appreciated the warm welcome we received. We were invited into the spacious lounge where we were servd with a much appreciated tea and biscuits. The whole tone of the hotel was of peace and tranquillity. Our room at the back of the hotel was peaceful. The bed, very comfortable. In the restaurant, which had views of the sea, we enjoyed a good dinner and excellent breakfast. This hotel is well positioned for the beach and for touring around the local area.

June Dewin - 13th Aug, 2016
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One of the better hotels we have holidayed in.

Graham Clark - 13th Aug, 2016
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Fantastic Place To Stay
As a young child I spent many happy holidays at the summerhill Hotel. I've returned this week as an adult to find the place is an even more beautiful place to stay. Brought back some wonderful memories of happy times. The staff are so welcoming and really helpful. Fantastic food and beautiful views. Highly recommended for your holidays. Perfect for families.

Mrs D Carmody - 12th Aug, 2016
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My Second Visit, Hopefully More To Come!
First class again, couldn't fault it.

Mr John Ford - 10th Aug, 2016
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Our Stay
We had a lovely two night stay at the Summerhill. We were given a warm welcome and the hosts were considerate to my young son. Very close to the beach and train station and great parking. Thank you.

Miss. Liz Williams - 2nd Aug, 2016
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Summerhill Hotel
We were very pleased with the hotel and the staff could not do enough for you

I would recommend Summerhill hotel and it was within walking distance from the harbour and shops and the beach.

Mr. Thomas Gallagher - 2nd Aug, 2016
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What a wonderful friendly family run hotel,so attentive to are every need,beautifully decorated we felt so at home thank you so much for a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you again.

Mrs Frost - 1st Aug, 2016
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Weekend Break
Comfortable, friendly hotel Family run and ideally suited for a weekend. Close enough top beaches and town to walk. Room had all you would need. Breakfast freshly cooked and well prepared

Alan Salsbury - 1st Aug, 2016
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Fabulous Weekend
Welcomed after a long journey with a complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits, really nice touch, hotel in a nice setting, room was beautifully decorated with a comfortable bed. We ate in the restaurant the first night and the food and service were excellent, and breakfast really sets you up for the day, would definitely recommend and would stay again.

Joanne Smith Heald - 27th Jul, 2016
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First Rate!
A very pleasant stay. Comfortable room, lovely location and delightful staff. Look forward to my next visit!

Mr John Ford - 27th Jul, 2016
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We have just had a very enjoyable weekend stay at this very friendly hotel. Debbie,Peter and Jose made us most welcome. Our room was spotlessly clean. The food and service was excellent with a very good choice for breakfast as was the evening meal, great food and large portions. The hotel is a jem and we fully endorse previous reviews.

Mrs. Janet Trudgeon - 26th Jul, 2016
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Gem On The English Riviera
This is a must stay if you are visiting the south Devon area. A warm welcome awaits with comfort and cleanliness in abundance. Attention to detail is obvious in this family run hotel. Great breakfast menu all served fresh by most attentive and pleasant staff. Dinner in the evening is available and well worth experiencing. We really enjoyed our stay at Summerhill which has good parking and is close to rail, ferry and bus routes for those wishing to explore.

Contact the hotel direct for choice of room ( we had a balcony which was brilliant in the lovely weather ) and also for a better room rate.

A real gem on the English Riviera

Mrs Davidson - 26th Jul, 2016
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Where Old Meets New And Works A Treat
This Hotel is where old meets new, wonderful old building with a modern touch. Breakfast is good and served at your table by young waitresses who are immaculately dressed. No buffet everything ordered off menu. The rooms are clean although the bathroom needs modernising as shower had no water pressure.

Richard Belcher - 25th Jul, 2016
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Great Hotel, Attentive Service, Delicious Food And Wonderful Views
We were really pleased with our choice of hotel. Summerhill Hotel is perfectly located just outside of the main town centre, in a quiet street and close to beaches. The service we received was excellent - nothing was too much trouble. Our room was pleasant and clean, stocked with everything we needed. The breakfast menu was varied and delicious. We would definitely stay there again.

Andrea Coulton - 25th Jul, 2016
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A Very Enjoyable Visit
The food was excellent with very attentive service. Our room was comfortable and we appreciated the little extras. It was a most enjoyable stay and we hope to go back again.

Mr. Chris Lindsay - 25th Jul, 2016
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Wonderful Weekend
Very clean comfortable room with lovely linen and comfortable beds. Excellent food with wonderful views of bay. Good location near Goodrington beach and park. Plenty of car parking. Very friendly staff.

Mr. barry channer - 24th Jul, 2016
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Comfortable And Elegant
We much enjoyed our visit with you and found everything to be of a high quality - the rooms, the decor, the food and the service. I came expecting an ordinary commercial hotel but what you gave us was much better!

William Kay - 18th Jul, 2016
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Mr And Mrs Oliver And Hayley - Relaxing Week At The Summerhill Hotel
This was our first time to stay within a hotel within Paignton and on researching the options prior to booking given the fantastic reviews for the Summerhill all we can say is that the hotel delivers!

Quality accommodation, excellent meals, wonderful hosts and the week's stay was a pleasure to say the least.

I would definitely recommend this hotel as an option very good value, ideally situated to walk into the centre or the local beach and leisure centre

Mr. Kevin Oliver - 17th Jul, 2016
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Summerhill Hotel, Paignton.
An enjoyable holiday in a very comfortable hotel,great location. The food was excellent as were the staff,we will definitely go again.

Mrs Mary Graham - 17th Jul, 2016
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lovely hotel. friendly owners, fab food, quiet, clean and comfortable room, good choice of menu breakfast and dinner, fab location, stunning views across the bay.

Mr Mrs Hobbis - 10th Jul, 2016
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Great As Always
Thanks Summerhill you have done it again, a great stay. My friend also really enjoyed it, and will be trying to talk his family into a similar stay. If he does I know you will look after them.

Thanks again


Steve Taylor friend David Anderson - 8th Jul, 2016
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Mini Break Retreat
Comfortable room

Good breakfast

Traditional period large house well maintained

10 Mins to sea front and shops

Mr. David Dawson - 8th Jul, 2016
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A Tranquil Haven And Base With All Required Comforts
Excellent service and standards of hygiene and accommodation with a friendly welcome and personal interest from staff and proprietors. The food was excellent and the setting could not have been better for us. We had a wonderful time and will definitely return in the future.

Mrs J Joseph - 5th Jul, 2016
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Wonderful Family Run Hotel - Highly Recommend
We have just returned from a two night stay at this marvellous family run hotel in south Devon.

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were treated with kindness and consideration by all of the staff.

Our room was beautifully appointed with fantastic views over Torbay. It had complimentary toiletries, various tea's and coffee, an extremely comfortable bed and a well equipped bathroom. The room was spotlessly clean and tidy, was tastefully decorated, peaceful and very quiet.

Our only regret is that our stay was too short and that we only had chance to eat in the restaurant on one occasion; the one meal we had was very well prepared and presented. The fantastic breakfast was very well received and certainly prepared us for the day ahead.

We will certainly return to the Summerhill Hotel in the near future and would highly recommend it.

Mr. Mark Saxton - 20th Jun, 2016
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Long Weekend Break
My husband and I returned to Summerhill for the second time this weekend and the standards this lovely family have remain as good as the first time we came. From the first welcome, we felt so very comfortable, the special requests we made for our room were met, each morning, breakfast was freshly cooked to order, served in the airy, spacious dining room which had a lovely sea view. Our son who was working at the airshow, was made equally welcome when he joined us for a relaxing evening meal, he was also very impressed with the service. A very comfortable bed, with clean crispy bed linen, provided a relaxing nights sleep. It is so peaceful at this Hotel you cannot be anything but refreshed after your stay. Parking is excellent with adequate spaces for all guests, definately a plus in high season, I certainly recommend this Hotel to everyone, we shall certainly be back again very soon.

Mrs. Lynn Fletcher - 15th Jun, 2016
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Fine Hotel
Staff at the hotel was very friendly and polite, the room which i stay in was very nice, clean also a nice relaxable environment after a long day of work.

Louis Stewart - 13th Jun, 2016
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Great Place To Stay
Although ours was a very short break, it was like home away from home. On arrival we were welcomed with a lovely cup of coffee and biscuits. This was so refreshing after having driven 140 miles to get there. The room was comfortable, clean and an excellent choice of hot drinks on the hospitality tray every morning. The food was superb - cooked to order. Wish we could stay longer but surely we are looking forward to return to Summerhill Hotel to discover more of Torbay. This hotel is a friendly family run hotel and we highly recommend it.

Jorge Coelho - 13th Jun, 2016
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Excellent Hotel!
This was our first visit to the Summerhill Hotel and it didn't disappoint! Having read other reviews we thought we'd give it a go and so pleased we did. We received a warm welcome and cup of tea and biscuits on arrival. Our room was spotless and very comfortable. For breakfast there was a wide choice to suit all tastes (various cereals, fruit juices as well as full English etc) all cooked to order. Overall would highly recommend!

Mr. Derek Lewis - 4th Jun, 2016
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Summerhill Hotel
Another pleasant bank holiday weekend away at the summerhill hotel,breakfast excellent with a good choice,excellent hospitality throughout,rooms clean and a comfy bed,all in all a lovely family run hotel

Thanks ian&val

Mr Myall - 1st Jun, 2016
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Fantastic Summerhill Hotel
Loved every minute of our stay, the hosts and staff are so welcoming and friendly. A balcony room was a plus and the breakfast was the best and plentiful. We will definitely be visiting again later this year and would highly recommend this hotel if your looking for a relaxing break.

Julie Mapps - 31st May, 2016
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Leave London Remain In Devon
We decided to leave Lodon for a long weekend and were lucky to find Summerhill Hotel in Paignton. What w found was much more than expected. A wonderful hotel where hospitality is not only a slogan. We as guests enjoyed that hospitality.

What a good choice we did!

Erwin Wendland - 31st May, 2016
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Yet another very pleasant stay at Summerhill Hotel friendlyness and service could not get any better, Food as always was excellent

Jackson - 30th May, 2016
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Very Relaxing!
The welcome was great and set the bar for the rest of my stay, it certainly delivered. The hotel is clean, well appointed and the staff are some of the friendliest and helpful people you will ever encounter, nothing is too much trouble! Breakfast was excellent and sums up my stay!

Mr. Jerry Henry - 29th May, 2016
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Excellent All Round
Made to feel very welcome, an excellent hotel and highly recommended, thank you.

Brian Tarling - 20th May, 2016
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Highly Recommend.
Very welcoming & friendly atmosphere. Room was lovely & clean. Breakfast was amazing. Overall would definately be coming back & would highly recommend. The staff couldnt of been more helpfull.

Jo Feltham - 2nd May, 2016
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First Time
This was the first time at Summerhill but it will not be our last. We had a lovely welcome from the owners. The room was lovely and the food was excellent. Look forward to the next time.

Pauline Surman - 2nd May, 2016
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Wonderful Hotel With All The Perks
We were greeted with a wonderful smile and a hot beverage. The room was a good size and bed to match. We were lucky to have a room with a small terrace, which we did use. The Bathroom was also a nice treat with its multi functioned shower and clean lines.

The room had a TV, Radio, kettle, hair dryer, coffee tea milk etc, but also bottled water. that was very welcome during the night.

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Breakfast was a good start to the day, with a good helping of toast.

The Hotel and room was very clean and tidy, as well as the exterior and surrounding gardens. Parking was ample.

The location is within easy reach of all the surrounding beaches and easy walking distance to the town of Paignton.

I would recommend this hotel and next time when i am in the area use the Hotel again.

Thank you for a relaxing comfortable stay.

Steve P

Mr Steve Parmiter - 2nd May, 2016
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Another Pleasant And Productive Stay
As a writer, I have just stayed at the Summerhill Hotel again on my fourth stay. As ever, I was very well looked after by Debbie, Jose and Peter, who made me feel very welcome. The room, bed and breakfast and evening dining were all excellent. I will return soon - highly recommended.

Mr. Robert Melvin - 7th Apr, 2016
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Another Welcoming And Relaxing Stay
Our third stay at summerhill and still as good as ever . Would highly recommend this professionally run family hotel .

Mr. Darren Skinner And Bev - 5th Apr, 2016
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Already Looking Forward To Returning!
Returned to the Summerhill over Easter 2016 after having spent many a childhood holiday at the hotel!

The hotel location is great, just minutes from Goodrington Park and the beach front with an equally short walk into Paignton. There is plenty of parking which is great to be able to go out for the day and not have to worry about not getting a space when you return!

We stayed in the Patricia room which was lovely and spacious with large bay windows providing fabulous views out to sea, a relaxing seated area plus a comfy king size bed really complemented the room. The en-suite is a good size with a powerful shower over a nice bath tub!

The dining room, again, has fantastic sea views to enjoy whilst having breakfast/dinner at the hotel and there is plenty to choose from in both menus! We had 3 delicious evening meals and also enjoyed pre (& post) dinner drinks in the well stocked bar. The breakfast was equally delicious with good size portions to set you up for the day!

The Summerhill is a wonderful family run hotel - warm and welcoming, clean, comfortable with a relaxing and friendly ambience. We are looking forward to our next visit already!

Miss. Charlotte Cox - 30th Mar, 2016
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Lovely Stay
We stayed for 2 nights in this charming, slightly old fashioned hotel. The room was comfortably warm and so were the beds. a nice choice of teas in the room. The lady who runs the hotel was lovely and friendly and chatted just the right amount to us at breakfast. We never felt rushed. The breakfast was fantastically cooked,to order, and was the best English breakfast that we had ever had in a hotel. The hotel is in a good, quiet location minutes away fron the sea.We would definately come back.

Ms. Rachel Marchant - 29th Nov, 2015
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Comfortable Hotel.
Only there one night but comfortable stay and an excellent fresh cooked breakfast :-)

Mr. David M Barker - 7th Nov, 2015
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Lovely Hotel, Wished We Could Of Stayed Longer
We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived, served tea in the Lounge which was very welcome after the journey. The staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble.

The room was perfect, it had everything we needed especially the amazing shower.

The breakfast menu had everything you could think of and the full English breakfast was superb. Lovely hotel, ideal location and we will definitely be back.

Mr Stephen Wheelan - 3rd Sep, 2015
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Best Hotel In Paignton?
Visited for 5 nights in August. Welcome was very nice had coffee in lounge and a tour of the hotel. Very clean and comfortable. Food great, service friendly and cheerful. Room 7 very well decorated with balcony - would recommend. Only 5 min walk to beach through the park. Beach split into two parts, one being dog friendly during the summer season. The steam railway travels along the beach and there's plenty to see and do locally. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Horle - 2nd Sep, 2015
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Welcoming & Friendly
If you want to stay in a great location in a warm and friendly hotel then I'd recommend Summerhill. This was our second stay at this hotel and we were pleased to find that the hotel and staff were still as charming, welcoming and helpful as our previous stay. The hotel is exceptionally clean in both the communal rooms and bedrooms. The breakfasts are a real treat. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Ample parking is a added bonus. When staying in the area this hotel remains our first choice.

Mrs Kim Smith - 1st Sep, 2015
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Perfect Weekend Break
ideal location for local tourist travels .

excellent breakfast with lovely,friendly staff ,quiet location

Mr David Allen - 31st Aug, 2015
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I was met by Debs who offered me a cup of tea while i checked in, the dining room and bar area are inviting, spacious with high ceilings and a veranda with sea views. Room was a good sized double with a modern wc / shower and bed was very comfortable .. i intend to stay here whenever i visit Paignton in future and would highly recommend this hotel.

Simon Trumper - 28th Aug, 2015
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Wonderful Stay At The Summerhill Hotel
A spacious Hotel, furnished to a high standard, spacious bedroom and en-suite, having a comfortable bed and lovely crisp sheets gave us a relaxing nights sleep. A substantial breakfast cooked to order from a wide varied menu set us up for the day. All the staff were wonderfully friendly, nothing too much trouble, to do or get for you. Whilst the Hotel is tucked away and very peaceful, visitors to the beach and park made the area busy during the day, but there was more than adequate parking at the Hotel. We look forward to returning to the Summerhill, where we know we will get a warm welcome.

Ms. Fletcher - 27th Aug, 2015
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Short Stay
Stayed for 1 night - no problems. Very pleasant. Excellent value for money.

Samjid Mannan - 26th Aug, 2015
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You Just Won\'t Find Better!!
This hotel has everything - a great location, the hotel exudes warmth and friendliness, it has food that will feed your soul as well as your stomach and this hotel feels like a real home from home. Everyone is smiling but genuinely so and the family atmosphere and the owner's willingness to go above and beyond what is required from a guest makes this the absolute perfect place to base a holiday from in the Torbay area and I haven't even mentioned how quiet and comfy the rooms are or the great view yet. Plenty of parking, a lift for the suitcase struggles and a treasure trove of a pool room make Summerhill Hotel an absolute delight of a find and I know I will be going back there again with, and without, my children. Thank you so much Debbie and family for helping to make our family holiday just brilliant.

Mr. Neno - 24th Aug, 2015
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Relaxing Break
What a wonderful way to spend a few days from home. The hotel is a fine building furnished beutifully and is complemented by a truly superb blend of staff....everyone there was so pleasant and accommodating and could not do enough for us...we were well and truly spoilt rotten during our stay, and we can thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of visiting Paignton.....Well done to you all!!

Mr Jeff Forester - 21st Aug, 2015
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British Hospitality At It\'s Best
Had to book at short notice and was concerned as to what might be available at the height of the summer season. We we pleasantly surprised to find such a clean hotel with was decorated in a very traditional style with lots of beautiful painting and varied art works.

It is a family run hotel but with a quality of customer care you would expect to get at a five star establishment.

The purpose of our visit was to attend a funeral and so the care and attention we received was most appreciated.

The rooms were well appointed and we had great on suite shower rooms.The food was excellent and breakfast set us up for the day.

my feeling is that a lot of family hotels could benefit from seeing the way this place


I would recommend it to couples and singles

in particular it's a lovely place. We would certainly return.

Mr. Fisher - 20th Aug, 2015
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Our Long Weekend Stay Mid August 2015
We really enjoyed our stay, the hotel was spotless, all staff were friendly and attentive and the food was superb. The hotel is well placed for car trips to Brixham, Dartmouth, Torquay and Babacombe and has plenty of parking. All in all real good value we will definately be revisiting.

Mrs Susan Lockley - 18th Aug, 2015
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A Superb Hotel
We are so glad we booked the Summerhill Hotel for a three night stay. It is situated in Goodrington Sands with it's lovely walks and views and the owners and staff go that extra mile to make sure you enjoy your stay. Our room was very clean and spacious,and there was not just your normal tea and coffee supplied. We also had fruit teas, hot chocolate, and bottled water.The breakfast was amazing, a good menu selection, well cooked and hit the spot. I had porridge followed by bacon, scrambled eggs,sausage and then toast and jam.The restaurant is well laid out and the staff very attentive. There is a lovely view of the sea whilst you eat. We did not try the evening meals as we tended to eat out late afternoon but the menu certainly tempted us. There is more than ample car parking and the grounds are well kept with seating areas if you want to sit outside. Goodrington Sands is a lovely relaxing place. We also liked Brixham with it's gift shops, cafes on the seafront etc. and found lots of other nice places to drive to. We would certainly return to the Summerhill Hotel when next in the area.

Mr Michael Palfrey - 11th Aug, 2015
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Five Lovely Days At The Summerhill.
We have just spent five lovely days staying at the Summerhill. Very friendly owners who made us very welcome. THe food was excellent, the room was very nice if a little hot, but we would certainly stay again. Best wishes Venita and Barry.

Venita Carter - 11th Aug, 2015
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Beautiful Hotel, Beautiful Surroundings.
beautiful hotel , with polite friendly staff. Our room was clean and spacey with a scenic view and plenty of privacy. The meals were excellent with a wide range of choice and taste. breakfast was particularly tasty. Extremly close to the beach and town which was within pleasant walking distance. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone else wanting to stay here.

Mr. Staton Bevan - 11th Aug, 2015
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Thurs 6th - Sun 9th August\'15
Outstanding Hotel !!!

Rooms clean & tidy, staff polite & attentive, meals of good standard although a little pricey. Lift available.

Situated on a hill so not good for those with mobility difficulties. A slight distance from the town.

Would stay again and will recommend.

Tony Gregory - 10th Aug, 2015
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My wife and myself spent ten wonderful nights at Summerhill Hotel, and we couldn't have chosen better, what a friendly, clean and comfortable establishment it is, we had such a great time. The owners and all the staff could not do enough. There was a breakfast to die for, with a great selection of locally sourced food items. We would most certainly go back again without doubt, and would most certainly recommend it to any one.

Mr. Lawrence McGowan - 6th Aug, 2015
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Greeted with a hot drink, room was spotless, big comfy bed, tea and coffee in the room, evening meals available, were freshly cooked, good quality ,and reasonable priced. We will be back soon

Mrs L Silver - 5th Aug, 2015
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Weekend Break
Couldn't fault anything about our stay.

Thank you for a very pleasurable stay in your wonderful hotel.

Mrs Sandra Goodwin - 4th Aug, 2015
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Short Break Holiday
We found the hotel to be clean with very friendly staff. The breakfast was excellent and plenty of it.The hotel is well placed for the beach at Goodrington, and about 15min walk to Paignton harbour and sea front. Myself and my wife had a very enjoyable stay. We will return, hopefully have a longer stay next time.

Mr Reginald Gore - 3rd Aug, 2015
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Excellent Hotel!
We stayed for two nights. The service was excellent. As soon as we got there we were offered a free cup of tea. We had a room with a balcony which was very nice. Could find no faults with the bathroom or the room itself. At breakfast next morning there was a jug of semi skimmed milk on the table after I told him I couldn't have full fat milk the day before. Food was faultless. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and any problems we had were sorted out straight away. All in all we had a wonderful stay.

Mr Andrew Officer - 3rd Aug, 2015
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Second Viewing Of Property Buying In Brixham
Warm welcome. Refreshments offered before being shown to room. Able to have evening meal there too which was delicious. Nice quiet room. Clean, comfy. Bath alittle bashed on outside & two small holes in ceiling. Great extras of tea, cofffee, hot cho, fruit teas & bottled water. Also free toiletries. Breakfast extremely filling. Didn't need anything to eat untill eve, & then only a light meal. Owners & staff all very efficient and friendly towards their guests. Nice outside space to relax in.great WiFi great & plenty of parking. Lasting a sea view from the dining area. All in all a relaxing enjoyable stay. Would reccomend to family & friends. Lynne Baber.

LYNNE BABER - 2nd Aug, 2015
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Weekend Break
Second time at the Summerhill Hotel, cracking little find. Whilst Paignton isn't so good, this is a top quality hotel with good old fashioned values. The room was perfect, clean and had all the facilities you could wish for, breakfast and choice is probably the best I've had anywhere, and what I like most is the ampal car parking space. The hotel is situated between Paington and Goodrington, with great cliff walks to the Harbour and sands. The hotel is clean, and has a homely atmosphere with friendly service.

Mr. Acton - 13th Jul, 2015
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Great Place To Stay
We stayed from 15-22June. This very comfortable and clean hotel is family run with pride, a warm welcome, and good service. Breakfast menu is extensive, with hot dishes cooked to order to a high standard. Evening menu is equally good, & we dined there twice. We enjoyed fast wifi in our room which was probably the furthest away from public areas, and appreciated built in USB charging sockets in our room (not in all rooms yet). Has good views of Goodrington and sea. Beach and park are 3mins walk away with just one short 70m slope between.

Location enjoys good transport links. LocalLink bus route 25 stops 30m from hotel & runs to/from town (6x Mon-Sat). However an 8minute walk to the main Dartmouth Road gives access to several more bus services including route 12 (Brixham-Paignton-Torquay) running up to every 10mins with just 5mins and 3stops to Paignton Bus Station and the town centre.

We found the Summerhill an excellent base for exploring the Torbay area, and commend it to others.

Colin Mayer - 28th Jun, 2015
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Summerhill Quality Stay
This hotel is a must for any type of person visiting the Paignton area.

I was staying here whilst working locally and the staff couldn't have been any more helpful or accommodating.

It is a family run hotel, in a very quiet area of Paignton, but only 50 yards from the park and seafront. I was working afternoons and late into the evening, and they were more than happy to provide me with supper in my room waiting for my return after work.

Clean tidy rooms and the grounds of the hotel are ideal with a quaint seated area under shade, an terrific south facing veranda looking out towards the sea front in the sunshine. Plenty of parking, and a superb hearty breakfast that kept me going all day.

Will definitely use again if back down that way and recommend it to people I know.

Andrew Morgan - 27th Jun, 2015
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Devonshire Break
I have visited the Summerhill Hotel three times and have always been warmly welcomed. It is a family owned and run hotel and the guests wants and needs are always catered for when ever possible. I always enjoy my stays there and would not hesitate to recommend the Summerhill hotel to any one wishing to stay in the Paignton area.

Danielle Pleasants - 22nd Jun, 2015
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Family Bussiness
The Summerhill hotel is a summer haven I have been to now about 16 or 17 times. I have always been remembered, looked after even cosseted. Whilst I return to Devon I would not dream of using an alternative hotel. Try it.

Steve Taylor - 20th Jun, 2015
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Wonderfully Confortable And Homely
Stayed here for the first time, great welcome, very pleasant staff and a nice and comfortable room, thank you very much.

Marc Jones - 17th Jun, 2015
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Summerhill Hotel
Accommodation excellent!

Staff Perfect!

Meals Marvelous!

Enjoyed a fabulous time at the Summerhill

Mr Delaney - 15th Jun, 2015
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Very Friendly Hotel
I stayed at very late notice for a weekend break and was impressed not only by its location and facilities, but above all by the friendly staff. It is a family-run establishment that clearly has a lot of returning custom for good reason - I shall be back soon. Very good breakfast and good evening meals. too.

Mr. Robert Melvin - 10th Jun, 2015
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Summerhill Hotel
Excellent service , friendly staff , really impressed with the food , would stay again .

Mr. Clive Dean - 28th May, 2015
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Summerhill Hotel
A lovely family owned hotel. Breakfast and evening dinner freshly cooked and good quality. I would certainly return if visiting the area.

Ms Brenda Brannan - 23rd May, 2015
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Happy Holiday
Lovely family-run hotel, very comfortable, clean, bright and cheerful, with a lovely welcome and attention at all times. Excellent food, beautiful views from the dining room, large bedroom and en-suite, well fitted-out.Very relaxing.

Mr & Mrs Sharman - 18th May, 2015
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A Wonderful Hotel
We were let down last minute by another hotel.Summerhill took us last minute.A group of 4 adults(1 severely disabled). Nothing was to much trouble for them. Hotel lovely, food wonderful and rooms beautifully decorated.

Sarah - 15th Apr, 2015
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Excellent Stay.
Friendly and helpful staff.

Excellent breakfasts.

Lovely spacious hotel and centrally situated for Paignton.

Thank you.

JANET GALLAGHER - 10th Apr, 2015
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Summerhill Hotel Excellent
great welcome, staff brilliant, room great overall cant fault it, would stay there again.

Mr Gerald Curl - 2nd Mar, 2015
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Short Break
We had a very enjoyable stay, from the moment we arrived we were made very welcome. The hotel sits on a hill overlooking a superb view of the sea and surrounding area, especially when you are sat in the dining room. The room we had was modern and spacious for our needs with modern television, free Wi-fi and en-suite. The location was close to the beach and central Paignton was minutes away. The breakfast was so good we didn't need to eat again until evening. We also had an evening meal during our stay and were spoilt for choice, afterwards there is a nice bar to relax in.

Ross Clayton - 2nd Mar, 2015
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The Best Stay Ever.
We were made so welcome by our hosts when we arrived. We loved every minute of our stay at Summerhill, it honestly felt like a home away from home with beautiful home-cooked food and personal service. I was having a little trouble connecting to the wifi and, as soon as I asked them about it, they fixed the problem immediately. They gave us excellent advice on where to go in Paignton which was excellent. As we're from Australia, we were very keen to try a Devonshire cream tea, which we found hard to find. When we asked our hosts about this, they offered to make some scones with jam and cream for us! We can't recommend this place enough. Five stars, definitely. Looking forward to returning one day.

Maryanne Crouch - 7th Jan, 2015
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An Excellent Choice Of Hotel
A first class hotel with charming, friendly owners who are willing to offer helpful advice on local attractions. The hotel is in an excellent position for the best beach in the area and also a short walk from the Steam Railway and Town Centre.

Mr. Tom Challenor - 7th Nov, 2014
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Lovely welcome after late arrival, comfy bed, brilliant shower, sparklingly clean, perfect breakfast,

B K Davies - 21st Oct, 2014
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5 Stars
I stayed 3 nights at the Summerhill & my overall impression was that someone had made a list of all the good things they expect from a hotel & put every one of the points into practice.

This hotel cannot be praised highly enough. I’m already planning a visit next Spring.

We were offered tea or coffee on arrival in a very comfortable lounge before checking in. There was no rush to get us registered & off to our rooms. This was how our stay was to continue. All the staff were genuinely friendly & welcoming & always had time for us whether it was in the dining room or elsewhere. Nothing seemed too much trouble.

All areas in the hotel were remarkably clean. Often in hotels some carpets can feel dirty or you see old & tired areas… not at the Summerhill ! Everywhere was spick & span.

The hotel itself is charming with several patio areas around the property & my room had a lovely balcony. You turn a corner & there's another sunny spot to sit & admire the view…. Oh & what a view especially from the dining room/bar where they even have a large telescope for the guests to use

The food was excellent, fresh produce expertly cooked & presented .The breakfast & dinner menus were extensive & all the meals, we ate breakfast & dinner each day during our stay, wouldn’t have gone amiss in a Michelin starred restaurant. Bravo chef !

My bedroom was very cosy. The bed amazingly comfortable with lovely crisp sheets, perfect pillows & a very fluffy duvet. I have to add that the shower was incredibly easy to use, unlike some hotels where you get attacked by a torrent of too hot or freezing water ! .A small point but it makes such a difference.

The parking is good too & I would recommend the overflow car park as easier to negotiate if you have a big car.

Thank you so much for making our stay so delightful & see you in 2015.

Miss N. Kimm - 28th Sep, 2014
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Fine Devon Hotel
From the moment you walk through door and you are offered tea or coffee in the lounge you no this is a special hotel, coffee superb.This is a family run hotel and attention to detail is second to none spot less excellent food good bar reasonable prices.Hotel well located will return have no hesitation to recommend.

Mrs H. Barker - 22nd Sep, 2014
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Two Females Over 60
A most pleasant experience

Owner and restaurant manageress most helpful

Mrs. Margaret Mcbride - 17th Sep, 2014
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Excellent Hotel
My husband and I recently stayed for 4 nights and had a lovely time. Hotel was very clean and comfortable. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. Plenty of choice at breakfast and dinner was superb. All freshly cooked food with excellent service. Our room was very comfortable with a sea view. Close to beach.

Mrs Celia Sudle - 16th Sep, 2014
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Great Break
This was our second visit to this family-run business.A warm welcome - a comfortable room with a balcony to enjoy - we ate in all 7 nights although this was not our original intention,the food being very much to our taste,the helpings reduced on request,on occasion!!!We hope to go again.

David Edwards - 15th Sep, 2014
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Great Stay
Had lovely stay at the summerhill hotel , we arrived and where met by a lovely young lady who asked if we would like tea or coffee which was most appreciated. Our room was small but very clean , bed was very comfortable and breakfast was just wonderful , my only fault was at night we could hear the tv from the room next door , I did have to ask them to turn it down which they did , but would recommend it to friends, thanks summerhill for lovely stay .

Jane Meacham - 15th Sep, 2014
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Lovely Hotel
Clean with lovely communal rooms. The bedrooms are simple but pleasantly decorated. The staff were very nice and could not have been more welcoming.

Mr. Toby Wallis - 14th Sep, 2014
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Very Welcoming
A group of us stayed two nights at The Summerhill Hotel.The service was outstanding and nothing was too much trouble.Very clean, comfortable with a spectacular full house breakfast .I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a quiet break in Paignton.

Mr. Nathan - 14th Sep, 2014
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A Perfect Stay
This hotel cannot be faulted. A professionally run family hotel, caring, polite, beautifully furnished and decorated, clean and quiet. Restaurant service was perfect. The food was well cooked and presented and the hot dishes were piping hot.

Mrs Patrica Pentelow - 11th Sep, 2014
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the Summerhill Hotel is very nice indeed. the staff are all very friendly. eat in the restaurant, the food was very fresh and freshly prepared. room was very clean with a good mattress which gave a good nights sleep. loverly family run hotel, brilliant

Volvina Ltd - 11th Sep, 2014
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Beautiful Place To Stay
We have been coming to the beautiful Summerhill for 15 years now and would not stay anywhere else in Paignton. The hotel has a relaxed country house atmosphere with well furnished clean rooms and excellent food. As it is family run the service is friendly and top rate. This hotel would be an ideal place to stay for people of all ages. In particular as the staff are so kind and patient it is suitable for older holiday makers. Already looking forward to next years holiday.

Mr & Mrs T Strawbridge - 10th Sep, 2014
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Warm Welcome, Good To Be Back
Received a warm welcome and excellent service. Room facilities good and great breakfast. Loads of parking and close to Goodrington Sands. Second visit to the hotel in just over a year (August 2013/2014). Highly recommended.

Mr. Richard Lamb - 9th Sep, 2014
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Summerhill Hotel
A very friendly hotel of which the owners / staff are top notch, the rooms are of high standard and the food is excellent. Agreat hotel to relax in.

Mr. Hamill - 1st Sep, 2014
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Bank Holiday Weekend Away
We stayed at Summerhill Hotel over the bank holiday weekend. The location is lovely and the hotel has a beautiful dinning room which overlooks Goodrington Park with a view of the sea. Our Atic bedroom was very spacious and nicely decorated with a lovely comfy bed, en suite had nice towels and we had a nice complimentary refreshment tray. On arrival We were greeted with a lovely cup of tea and when we dined at the hotel on 2 evenings our food was lovely. Breakfast was very nice with plenty of choice. Overall the hotel has a lovely welcoming and very pleasant family who run it, they made our stay delightful and we would recommend to anyone, just consider it's slightly hilly in the area if you are on foot. We would definitely return.

Debbie Guinan - 31st Aug, 2014
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Everything Is Of The Finest Quality.
From the moment you step inside this lovely old house tastefully converted into a hotel you not only feel relaxed as it wraps itself around you, add to that a very warm welcome and you know you made a very good choice! My husband is disabled and we had a good sized ground floor room fitted with grab rails, everything was of the finest quality and the 5ft bed very comfortable. All the staff are so helpful, nothing it seems is too much trouble. As we were visiting friends in Paignton and being wined and dined out, we didn't have the opportunity to sample the excellent menu, but did enjoy the light breakfasts delivered to our room. We have already recommended and praised The Summerhill to our Paignton friends and will happily stay there again on our next visit.

Mrs Flagg - 29th Aug, 2014
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Excellent, Again
My wife and I have stayed at the Summerhill a number of times over the past 15 years. We like the setting with good parking, the warm greeting we always receive, the friendly staff, the brilliant breakfasts and the clean rooms. It is and will continue to be our hotel of choice when visiting the bay.

Mr. Graham Bartlett - 28th Aug, 2014
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Summerhill Hotel
Had a relaxing and pleasurable stay. Found the service particularly accommodating.

Will definitely recommend to anyone planning to visit the region.

Mr Alleyne - 27th Aug, 2014
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Lovely Stay
For our four nights stay in August we could not be made more welcome from the moment we arrived. We found our room to be exceptionally clean and comfortable. The choices for breakfast and dinner were very good. The staff were very pleasant and helpful through out our stay. Our only disappointment was the fact that our balcony had a limited view.

Mr. Peter Evans - 22nd Aug, 2014
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Wonderful Weekend!
We had the most wonderful birthday weekend at Summerhill, which has a great location, thanks to the hospitality in this family hotel. breakfasts were a treat, with herring and kipper options for him, and veggie for me, so that we decided we would also eat in at night, which we also enjoyed. The view from the dining room over the coast is special and the guests are given such a warm welcome that any single visitor would feel very comfortable. We visited both Greenway ( shut Mons and some Tues) and Coleton Fishacre ( shut Fridays) and loved them both. The area around the hotel is great, walk to the sea and there is a boating lake and a cafe and a nature area, The hotel is very well run and we enjoyed the chats with the family who make this a four star hotel experience!

Nicola Kingston - 20th Aug, 2014
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Hotel Feedback
Very friendly family hotel.

Staff always helpful and obliging.

Excellent food.

Clean rooms.

Will certainly be returning in the future.

Mr Peter & Karen Austin - 20th Aug, 2014
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Short Stay
The staff are very friendly and accommodating the hotel is. Very clean and in a good location. within walking distance of both the beach and Paignton.

Pauline Baller - 14th Aug, 2014
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Nice welcome, very nice hotel if somewhat dated in parts a bit victorian.

The food was very nice and the waitresses were efficient and very well mannerd.

Clean and tidy.

Mrs. Joanne Morse - 13th Aug, 2014
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7 Days Of Sun
We enjoyed our stay. We thought the food was very good and the family very welcoming and helpful. We were pleased to be able to check in early. The hotel was spotless and in a very good location for the bus and train stations. Thank you for a wonderful stay . Sue and Dermott O'Neill

Mrs. Susan O\'neill - 12th Aug, 2014
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Such a nice base for exploring the area. Gillian loved the blackout curtains! We'll come back again.

Mike Facer - 31st Jul, 2014
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Very good stay. Friendly. Great food. Brilliant location

Mr. Waldren - 30th Jul, 2014
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A First Rate Stay.
A very pleasant two night stay in this family run hotel. I booked the room 24 hours prior to our stay via Michelin. The staff really couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome in their hotel. The room, though small, was as advertised and was immaculate and appeared as if it had recently been decorated/carpeted. It was functional and comfortable - the bed was very comfortable.

A good point about the hotel, especially for the summer visitor, is its location; you can fall out of bed and then pretty much fall onto the beach a mere few hundred metres away - great for a late evening swim; essential to revive the weary traveler prior to having dinner.


Speaking of dinner - if you're only in the Paignton area for a few days then there isn't any real reason to hit the street (or phone) trying to find a suitable restaurant (it's pretty limited in any case in Paignton) - the meal we had, at Summerhill, was really very good, non pretentious, filling and served at appropriate times between courses - my rib-eye steak (cooked rare, as it should be, was exactly to my liking), I was clearly sated as I could only manage a sorbet for dessert... necessitating a further walk about the town to burn off further kilocalories. Top Hole chef.

We had breakfast as part of our booking - and, as I said to Mrs. Wilks' (the proprietor) charming daughter, the breakfast (full English cooked) was 1st rate faultless - a really well balanced and hearty breakfast that didn't skimp at all with the quality of the ingredients and was properly cooked. Make no mistake this wasn't some greasy spoon pretender breakfast masquerading as the Full Monty, it was the real deal and freshly cooked - what a treat. A breakfast that would get a man, on his pushbike, over the Tamar and deep into Cornwall before him needing further victuals, make no mistake (I'd visit again just for this!)

Summerhill has some really nice and relaxing rooms for guests to make use of downstairs. It's a nicely put together, solid, Edwardian building that's got bags of character, coupled with genuinely nice staff who clearly want their guests to have an enjoyable stay in the area... then to hopefully visit them again in the future.

Many thanks for the stay.

Gavin Sharp - 28th Jul, 2014
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Weekend Away 25 - 27 July
What a fantastic little find, the hotel and the personal hospitality shown was great. Breakfast was probably the best I've ever had, and the quality of food was second to none. Whilst the room was a little expensive, it was the best room in the hotel, and worth it for the extra space and spectacular view over Goodrington. It was nearly 30 years since we had been to Devon last, and we were pleasantly surprised how time had served the area well. The Summerhill Hotel helped to make the dream come true, what a little gem. Keep it up.

Mr Acton - 28th Jul, 2014
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Little Hill With Nice View
Very nice place, exellent reception, lot of wolking to do. Not to miss to take a boot to charming fiching village Brixham.

Mrs Alvir - 23rd Jul, 2014
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Very nice hotel with sea view included. We had a comfortable and clean room in a pleasurable ambience. Welcoming and attentive family runs the hotel. I recommend the fisherman's pie - but we had nothing disappointing at all. Only the Wifi could be a bit better ;-)

Mr. Peter Brand - 20th Jul, 2014
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We have just returned home after spending three nights at this lovely hotel. The staff were all very polite and helpful, nothing too much trouble. We shall certainly stay there again.

ANDREW COOMBS - 14th Jul, 2014
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Weekend Visit
Once again we were made to feel very welcome and given excellent rooms. We are regular visitors to Paignton and always stay at the Summerhill.

Mrs Sheila Mitchell - 10th Jul, 2014
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We stayed at summer hill in june, we had a great stay there, we had dinner there and it was out off this would, the hotel staff could not do enough for us, we liked it that much that we are going back in August

Mrs Lander - 8th Jul, 2014
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A Pleasure...
The best welcome I've received from a hotel on arrival, fell comfortable and valued instantaneously. The hotel its self is very comfortable with great views and gardens that have been well looked after. Breakfast was delicious and again the staff really couldn't do enough for you. Will defiantly be staying again when in the area.

Mr Jordan Davies - 4th Jul, 2014
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Great Hotel
Excellent in every way!

Mr. Tom Steele - 3rd Jul, 2014
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June Weekend
Very pleasant stay on a lovely summer weekend. All staff most welcoming and helpful. My single room was upgraded to a double which was much appreciated.Comfortable bed and everything spotlessly clean.Good choice of breakfast with everything brought fresh to the table - no self-service here! Dinner menu good though would have appreciated some fruit options for dessert.Perfect position for access to the beach and the coastal path.

Mrs. Diana Wilton - 24th Jun, 2014
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Summer Hill Hotel June 2014
We had a lovely stay. Room clean and very comfortable. Breakfast excellent. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Just a few minutes walk from the beach. Will definately stay again and recommend to friends and colleagues

Mrs E. O'Neal - 22nd Jun, 2014
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Very Pleasant Stay
My Husband, elderly Aunt and myself enjoyed a very pleasant stay at the Summerhill Hotel the first week in June. The Hotel is family run and this reflected on the efficiency of the hotel. We were greeted with tea on arrival before being shown to our rooms. Our room was beautifully decorated, spacious and very clean, my Aunt was in a room which catered for disabled guests and had every thing she needed. Debbie, Peter and Sophia looked after us very well during our stay and nothing was too much trouble. The menu could be altered for our needs, which we found very

accommodating. The dining room and bar area is lovely with great views looking towards the sea. We would certainly recommend this lovely and friendly hotel.

Mr & Mrs Alan Hunt - 11th Jun, 2014
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A Really Pleasant Stay
A lovely hotel, nicely situated not far from either Paignton or Goodrington, both walking distance, but if you want take your car there are plenty of spaces in the 2 car parks. In fact the sea can be seen from bedroom, lounge and large dining room. The family are very pleasant and friendly and make you feel as though you are special guests. The bedroom was spacious with a comfortable bed, and a large bathroom with bath & power shower. The room had a hospitality tray with everything you could want, teas (fruit as well as normal) coffee & hot chocolate. The bathroom also has complimentary shampoo and bath/shower liquids. And if you need a lift, they have one to all floors. But the meals..... Wonderful. The choices are terrific and the portions are definately not small. From breakfasts to fantastic steak & ale pie, to the tastiest tenderest steak that I've had in a long time (just to name 2 main courses). And desserts. Just don't try to stick on a diet. Everything is homemade but fantastic. This was our 1st visit to Summerhill but will not be our last. Many thanks to Debbie and family for a lovely stay. Definately recommend this hotel.

Kennedy - 8th Jun, 2014
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Sailing Weekend In Paignton
My daughter and I have just had a lovely weekend staying at The Summerhill Hotel in Paignton, in order to take part in a Topper National sailing event at Paignton Sailing Club.

The hotel is delightful, with sea views, and is run by a friendly family, who made our stay a pleasure. I would recommend it!

Ms. Benz - 1st Jun, 2014
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Great Stay Again
Once again we had the best stay with you very welcoming excellent service its like home from home staying with you. Next time I might come down in my dressing gown and slippers lol thats how we feel coming to stay with you. The breakfast is amazing and the rooms are very clean perfect stay cant wait to come back for our honeymoon in august our room is already booked. We don't want to stay anywhere else.

thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

Angie & Andy xx

Andy Tabrett - 29th May, 2014
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Very Comfortable Stay
It's always good to feel it is a family opening their doors for you and not just staff. The rooms were very comfortable and well fitted out. Breakfast was excellent with a good choice. Location was spot on. Our only regret was that family commitments stopped us tasting what looked a very tempting dinner menu and some serious temptations behind the bar.

Mr. Barry Moore - 27th May, 2014
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Excellent Hotel
Made to feel very welcome by the owners. Ample tea/coffee making facilities in the room. Lovely balcony from Room 7 for relaxing in the sun. Good choices on the breakfast menu, and could not fault the quantity or quality of the Summerhill Traditional Breakfast. Would stay here again.

Clive Farmer - 20th May, 2014
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Had a two night stay at Easter Very pleasant

Good food Nice Rooms

Mr Reece - 27th Apr, 2014
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Just What We Needed
We have been coming to this warm and friendly hotel for many years, and it gets better every time. Lovely Hotel and area, Peter,Debbie,Jose, and their lovely family couldn't have been more welcoming. Hope to be back soon.

John And Louise Asty - 21st Apr, 2014
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A Warm Welcome As Advertised.
From the moment I arrived on Sunday until I left on Tuesday morning I could not have been made any more welcome. Peter, his sister and his brother in law were knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. My breakfasts were perfection and the sausages, always my yardstick for a Full English, were delicious. Bedroom was well equipped, flat screen TV, soft towels (not the scratchy ones that rip your skin off) and proper toilet paper, not the war office stuff!

I will definitely return if I have more business in Devon/Cornwall.

Mr G Barry Higgs - 15th Apr, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Thank you very much for your comments; happy that you enjoyed our hospitality. It was a pleasure having you as a guest.

Good luck with your photography!

Our Stay In The Hotel
We were warmly welcome ,shown around and taken to our room . Our room was very clean and tidy and the en-suite was very good. We had very good breakfasts , and they were cooked to order . Our evening meal was very good and cooked to order ( we both said that the steaks we had were the best we had for a long time.)

Mr David Wearn - 11th Apr, 2014
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Response from Hotel
Dear Mr & Mrs Wearn,

Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review – it’s much appreciated.

So glad you enjoyed the steaks.

Very Enjoyable Stay
We were visiting relatives nearby, stayed for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice room with balcony. Breakfast was excellent each day, and we enjoyed one evening meal. Very friendly and interesting owners, who obviously take great pride in their hotel. We would certainly return when next in Paignton.

Mr. Wileman - 28th Mar, 2014
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October Stay
Our second stay at this relaxing hotel. Again we found the staff to be the friendliest of hosts. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable with all the extras that one expects today from a first –class hotel.

The food is excellent with immense servings so you definitely won’t eat between meals! This time round we reduced the number of items we chose for our full english breakfast to cope. We had the 2-3 course evening meal twice and again we weren’t disappointed with the quality of food prepared……and it is aesthetically presented.

We have stayed at a wide range of hotels in many parts of the country / abroad and we have never found anywhere to equal the total experience that the Summerhill Hotel offers; to us it has the ‘home from home’ experience…….and we always feel welcomed.

The hotel’s location too is excellent; the park, cliff gardens, and the beach are all within 5 minutes walk.

Mrs Elizabeth Hearn - 3rd Nov, 2013
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Short Stay. Very Pleased
Enjoyable stay over two days. Very nice breakfasts and comfortable clean room. Staff very helpful, friendly, and gave an excellent service. Would definitely consider staying again whilst on future visit.

M Doherty - 14th Oct, 2013
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Very friendly very helpful very clean. Food. Excellent , nothing was too much trouble , would recommend to everyone and will. Definitely be going again.

Mrs Catherine Caddick - 5th Oct, 2013
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What A Brilliant Find !
What a brilliant find! On entering the hotel, for us, it had the wow factor, beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and a very warm greeting from the owners and staff. We stayed in the Sydney Windsor room, which, for us, was an excellent choice, it was a lovely big room with a large comfortable bed and sea views. The beverage tray in the room had an excellent selection. The meals were first class with a good choice of menu. The evening meals were such a generous portion, to the extent that we only once managed dessert and then it was shared between us. As it was our anniversary weekend they arranged a couple of extra things for us, proving that nothing was too much trouble. We have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

Mr. Anthony Gumbrill - 4th Oct, 2013
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Summer Holidays.
In Germany we would say: "Paßt". This means that we fully enjoyed our stay at the "Summerhill Hotel". Next time we happen to be in southwest, we´ll try to get there again.

Mr. Christian Wrobel - 15th Sep, 2013
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September 2013
Friendly, family run, beautifully presented hotel. Roomy accommodation, clean with very comfortable beds, breakfast tasty and plentiful. Lovely quiet retreat. thank you

J.Dickson - 13th Sep, 2013
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Summer Hill
such a beautiful, cude hotel, wonderful local food, and a great breakfast! Peter and all he staff make of your stay a wonderful moment. the view on the front is perfect, this hotel is only 100 m by feet from the beach. A great, great place !

Nathalie Merkel - 13th Sep, 2013
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We'll Be Back.....
Such a lovely, friendly hotel perched above Goodrington Sands, which is a great place if you have kids. A warm welcome and tea on arrival before being shown to our room. We stayed in the Patricia room which was spacious and airy and very comfortable. We ate in the hotel for 3 nights of our 4 night stay and we were not disappointed - varied menu cooked to perfection, well stocked bar and good variety of wines. Breakfast was very good too! A small family run hotel which we intend to return to again in the very near future. Thank you Debbie and family.

Dianne Gallacher - 12th Sep, 2013
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Great Hotel
Lovely hotel, food is fabulous, owners cant do enough for you, nothing is too much trouble. location is perfect for seeing the sights of Devon.

Mrs. Brenda Newton - 7th Sep, 2013
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Summerhill Hotel
Had a fabulous stay at this hotel. Really friendly staff and very helpful, too. Room was nice and clean.

Mr Beveridge - 7th Sep, 2013
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Birthday Treat
A warm and friendly welcome set the scene for a very pleasant stay complemented by the very attentive and courteous staff, comfortable and very clean accommodation and appetising food.

Mr & Mrs Todd - 28th Aug, 2013
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Lovely Hotel
last minute booking, but discovered this gem. The Hotel is beautiful, the room very clean and comfortable and breakfast was delicious. Very friendly staff, and within walking distance of beach front/harbour (possibly a bit steep for people with mobility problems)what's not to like! Would recommend and hope to return

Louise Dyke - 27th Aug, 2013
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Excellent Find
we have never been to Goodrington before and found Summershill on the WWW with excellent reviews on trip Advisor to support our choice.

It is family run with excellent and friendly service. The breakfast choice was wide and the quality high. We ate in on one evening and were not disappointed. There is ample parking and the beach is very close though down a steep hill that might test some. Our bed was comfortable, the room spacious with tea making and modern TV; the power shower was great.. easily recommend this Hotel.

Mr Paul Downing - 27th Aug, 2013
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A Lovely Hotel!
Just spent a week at the Summerhill (our first visit). We thoroughly enjoyed our first experience of the hotel and would definitely recommend to family and friends. It was a real highlight of our stay in Paignton. Lpvely people and lovely food. Hope to return some day when we next travel to Torbay.

Mr. David Lawton - 25th Aug, 2013
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Happy Break
Really enjoyed the hotel and all its staff.

Great weekend break,

Thank You.

Ms Julie Lukins - 21st Aug, 2013
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Great Stay
One of the nicest small hotels we have stayed at. Our en suite room with power shower (the Sidney Winsor room) was huge and beautifully appointed, the view over the ocean to Brixham was lovely, breakfast was delicious and ample (as was dinner the night we had it), and the staff very friendly and helpful. I would recommend the Summerhill to my pickiest friends.

Mrs Candy Schwartz - 16th Aug, 2013
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Fab Holiday
This hotel was very good nice rooms host very friendly, food excellent it made our holiday will come back its a must for anyone

Mrs McEvoy - 14th Aug, 2013
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Weekend Away
We came and stayed for a weekend, and we were very pleased with the hotel. The bedroom was very comfortable. The meals were very good. Everyone was very pleasant.

I would defiantly go back there

Thank you for making our weekend excellent.

Mrs Vannesa R Bowsher - 13th Aug, 2013
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Summerhill Hotel
Breakfast was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. If I was to say anything negative it would be that the decor could do with being updated. We all enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

Mrs Murphy - 12th Aug, 2013
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Summerhill Hotel
A very pleasant family run hotel. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel very welcome. In our opinion as good as if not better than some 4* commercial hotels. Would certainlky recommend it.

Mr Robin Stafford - 10th Aug, 2013
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Excellent service and very friendly staff.

Will definitely recommend the hotel!

Mr Underwood - 8th Aug, 2013
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Just The Job
We stayed for two nights when attending a friends wedding in the area and were very pleased with this hotel. We were allowed to check in early which was a god send and saved us arriving at the wedding the clothes we had travelled down in. Couldn't fault the cleanliness of the room or any other areas. Only grumble would be that the rooms could do with slight modernisation, however if you want a base in a good location and don't plan to spend too much time sat in you're room worrying about the mismatching carpet and curtains this is a hotel I can gladly recommend.

Breakfast wasn't too shabby either.

MrNick Brown - 5th Aug, 2013
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Just What We Needed
We really enjoyed our 10 night stay. We were met on the Saturday when we arrived and offered a much needed drink of tea. Room had a balcony the doors of which we never closed as our time there was over the heatwave period. Therefore the room was reasonably cool at all times. The breakfast was as good as anywhere we have ever stayed both in quality and quantity and variation. We took advantage of the free admission to the Torbay Leisure Centre and used the swimming pool and spa facilities every morning before breakfast. The hotel is situated central to enable you to visit all of Torbay. Which we did. The staff are friendly and the hotel has a peaceful atmosphere. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

Mrs Debra Price - 2nd Aug, 2013
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We'll Be Back! Hopefully
We only had a short stay but it was enough to say that we'd happily come back if we're in this area again.

Smallish hotel - tastefully and sometimes eclectically furnished with a quiet comfortable feel and a personal touch. Welcoming and friendly staff. We liked the dining room, bright, airy, good views and plenty of 'elbow room' between the tables. Freshly cooked breakfast with wide of choice of dishes.

Mr. Colin Harris - 30th Jul, 2013
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Great Hotel!

Fantastic View

Staff was wonderful, Made us feel at home.

Mr. Shelby Steinmann - 24th Jul, 2013
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Response from Hotel
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your comments.

Perfect Stay
Loved summerhill. Friendly people and felt at home straightway. Excellent location, abundant free parking and the best breakfast I've ever had in a hotel. Would definitely reccomend this.

Mr Matthew Brown - 20th Jul, 2013
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Sunny Hill Hotel/paingnton Devon
The hotel were welcoming from the first moment to the last, the food was really very good and accommodation excellent. Great view Godrington Sands from the dining room,plenty of parking. A must visit.

J.Laister - 15th Jul, 2013
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Total Relaxation
Quiet setting and room. Wonderful food. Interesting eclectic mix of furnishings, paintings and ornaments. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for the staff who are very helpful and well infirmed.

Linda Reynolds - 13th Jun, 2013
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Home Away From Home
All the reviews were spot on that I read on this hotel. Had a truly wonderful stay, everything was clean and the food was excellent. Debbie, Peter and all the staff were very friendly and most helpful. Close to the beach and a lovely walk into town. Will be happy to stay here again and again.

Mrs Adeile Boots - 3rd Jun, 2013
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Great Stay
From the moment we arrived till the time we left we were made to feel so welcome, everyone at Summerhill does whatever is needed to make your stay a pleasant one.

The hotel is spotlessly clean,with comfortable rooms.

Breakfast is excellent and sets you up nicely for the day ahead.

The hotel is central for all the attractions of Paignton.

Highly recommended ,we will be returning without doubt

Mr Paul Dell - 30th May, 2013
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Wonderful Stay
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Beautiful hotel,spotlessly clean,delicious food and great location.

Wonderful hosts who looked after us extremely well. Hope to return.

Mrs Sheila Jones - 28th May, 2013
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Response from Hotel
Dear Mrs Jones,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review we very much appreciate it.

WE are glad that we enjoyed our hospitality and look forward to seeing again in the future.


Jose. Debbie & Peter

Excellent Stay
Lovely surrounding's and great food. Great hosts very welcoming. Ample parking. Would recommend as a place to stay. Thank you summerhillx

Mr White - 24th May, 2013
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Summerhill Hotel, Paignton
Used this lovely hotel for the first time as unable to stay with daughter who lives locally, and it was one of the few I looked at to have easy access facilities.

All guest areas clean and relaxing.

My room quiet and well appointed and bed very comfortable. Good en-suite with walk in shower.

Owners friendly and helpful.

Breakfast delicious and freshly cooked. Convenient for Paignton and surrounding beaches and area.

Really enjoyed my stay and will book again.

Mrs Jeni Watts - 18th May, 2013
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Ideal Stay
Thank you for a very enjoyable stay , the accommodation was clean, tasteful and comfortable. the staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfasts excellent.

Jeremy Secker - 15th May, 2013
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One Night Stay
We spent a lovely night at the Summerhill Hotel. We were greeted and looked after most kindly and efficiently. The room was very clean and comfortable, and breakfast was a feast, a treat to be served and not buffet. One night was not enough!

Mrs Patricia J Barlow - 14th May, 2013
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Response from Hotel
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our hospitality and service during your short stay and very much look forward to welcome you again in the future.

Warm Welcome
Lovely views, friendly staff, great food with plenty of choice! Décor in our room (think family room as spare single bed in it, although double room booked)was a little wanting (not sure what had happened to the wallpaper above the single bed?) but nice size room and clean with good size bathroom/shower over. Cute complimentary toiletries. Maybe little expensive at £94/night - used to having a choice of hot chocolate/decaf coffee/biscuits box of tissues, the little touches, in the room at this sort of price but never-the-less nice hotel and within 12min walk of Paignton esplanade.

Mr Tony Floyd - 7th May, 2013
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Excellent Hotel
Warm and friendly, clean and tidy. Would definitely return.

Mr. Miles Raven - 6th May, 2013
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your kind review and for taking the time to write it.

We hope to see you soon.



Hotels At There Best!
We really enjoyed our stay at the summerhill hotel,staff rooms and location are exellent couldnt want anything more for quality! thank you !

Dave Yearsley - 1st May, 2013
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for sparing the time to write such a great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.



Highly Recommended
A beautiful hotel with excellent personal service; it's in a great location just a few minutes walk from the beach. I will certainly return in the future.

Kevin McCabe - 23rd Apr, 2013
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for sparing the time to write a review( a very helpful one), we very much appreciate it.

Superb Stay
We had a superb stay at Summerhill : thank you so much! You gave us a really warm welcome , our room was beautiful , and we were impressed by the impeccable cleanliness everywhere and your kind service. The food was great especially the breakfast. There were so many unexpected extras (all free!): Ample parking, the laundry room, pool room and wifi. As my husband is a keen swimmer we very much appreciated the free membership at the nearby Torbay Leisure Centre pool. We’ll have a sauna next time, and make it to Agatha Christie’s house!

Everything was nearby: the sea, harbour, lovely walks.

What we noticed was the attention to detail: A well presented and maintained property nicely furnished and decorated.

It was a real five-star experience!

Mrs I Fletcher,

Mrs I Fletcher - 22nd Apr, 2013
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Summerhill Hotel
Lovely location by seaside and close to town centre, very pleasant and welcoming hotel staff with good facilities at great value for money.

Amit Khanna - 18th Apr, 2013
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Lovely Stay
We stayed at the Summerhill for two nights in April 2013 while visiting family in the area. We were looking for somewhere to stay that was more than a B&B and could offer evening meal and bar if required. The hotel was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We particularly enjoyed the breakfasts and evening meal where everything was cooked fresh and the chef was very flexible in accommodating our specific vegetarian needs. Overall the hotel seemed clean and well maintained with flat-screen Freeview TV and electric power shower in the room. A lovely stay and we would recommend the Summerhill particularly to anyone wanting to be able to eat a high standard of freshly cooked food where they are staying. Ian and Sue.

Mr Ian Nicholson - 17th Apr, 2013
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If you want a base near the sea, yet quiet and peaceful, where you feel like one of the family then the Summerhill is for you. Fantastic service, fantastic breakfasts, fantastic views.

All the modern amenities yet set out in a beautiful "home" hotel. I have already stated we will be back next year.JUST FANTASTIC IN EVERY WAY.

Mike O'Connor - 15th Apr, 2013
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Easter 2013
Warm, friendly welcome. Food choices excellent and all served well. Hope to visit again.

Mrs. Eunice Gibbons - 8th Apr, 2013
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Response from Hotel
Thank you so much - so glad you enjoyed your stay at Summerhill

Summerhill Hotel Review
It can be a bit of a gamble booking on line but we liked the sound of the location and the pictures of the bar, sitting room, and bedroom and the location. The breakfast sounded excellent. And it all was really good: food freshly prepared and cooked, and locally sourced where possible. Hard to select our favoaurites but the rib eye steak, apple pie (fantastic) and toffee pavlova win by a short head. Family run can be a plus or a minus - a plus here as they appear very happy working together. Would return and have no hesitation in reocmmending.

Dr M A Benson - 4th Apr, 2013
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Thank you so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed the cuisine.

Summerhill Hotel
nice stay staff good

Mr. D. J. Goodall - 11th Mar, 2013
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Warm Welcome And First Class Service And Food
We had a three night break in February and it was most unfortunate that on two of those nights we were the only guests in the hotel and so the bar was not open, however there was an honesty bar where you could help yourself and put a note in a book and pay later. We had a balcony room with a king size bed and it was warm and clean and beautifully furnished, as was the whole hotel. The staff put wine glasses in our room when they saw that we had brought a bottle of wine with us. We were given information about what to do and where to go and because it was below freezing for the whole of our stay we needed to go out in the car and it was nice to know there was a parking space when we returned. the breakfast was magnificent; not only the excellent food but the linen table cloths and a coffee pot that actually poured into the cup and not all over the table. It is certainly a hotel that takes pride in its presentation of everything and I cannot fault it.

Mrs. Pat Hart - 24th Feb, 2013
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Response from Hotel
Dear Mr. & Mrs Hart,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - it is very much appreciated.


Peter Wilks

Excellent Hotel
This family-run hotel is situated on a gentle sloping hill; 10 minutes walk from Paignton, 2 minutes walk from Youngs Park, 3 minutes walk from Goodrington’s promenade and cliff walks, and 5 minutes from the steam railway station for trips to Dartmouth.

The staff were kind and helpful throughout our visit making sure everything was to our liking. Their hospitality was outstanding.

The restaurant setting provided us with superb coast and sea views to absorb whilst eating our meals. We found the food to an excellent quality and large portions were served. The traditional breakfast includes up to eleven items, besides a starter and toast. The evening meal option is highly recommended too. We particularly enjoyed the Paignton crab and prawn salads, and the deserts such as the toffee Pavlova are incredible in design and taste.

All the areas within the hotel that we accessed were immaculately clean and the interior design throughout is in keeping with the property’s architecture.

The room we stopped in had all the usual facilities; however we didn’t require some of them such as the large screen TV and radio as we prefer to get away from the ‘rat race’ when on holiday. As would be expected tea and coffee were replenished continuously. We also requested having a room that had 2 armchairs which made it more restful. Our bed was extremely comfortable and the en-suite facilities were spotless and clean - no discolouration or mould on sealants here compared to other establishments that we have visited.

On site car parking is easy; there are more spaces available than there are rooms, and the wide parking bays are clearly marked out.

We really enjoyed our holiday and look forward to a return visit to this peaceful and relaxed hotel.

Mrs Elizabeth Hearn - 4th Nov, 2012
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Torquay Centre - Town Centre

Torquay Centre - Town Centre

Distance 2.9 miles (4.64 km)
Known as Queen of the Riviera in Victorian times Torquay possesses some of the best of the English weather and most sought after beaches. Stroll along the palm lined promenade watching the rows of graceful Victorian terraces and white villas pass you by or just lay by the almost tropical beaches as the sea gently rolls in. Enjoy an entertaining nightlife presenting theatres, pubs, night clubs and quality Continental foods from all around the world. Weather youre looking for Cantonese, Thai, Indian, Italian, Spanish or even specialist seafood bistros and traditional cuisine tempt your taste buds in the English Riviera.

Torquay United Football Club - Football Club

Torquay United Football Club - Football Club

Distance 3.75 miles (6 km)
In May 1985, just six days after the Bradford Stadium fire, a third of the old grandstand was destroyed during an early morning blaze. Nobody was hurt, but as a result, the grounds capacity fell to below 5,000. In the few years after the fire the ground saw little change. During the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, Plainmoor has finally seen some major changes. The old Mini Stand made way for the all-seating Family Stand, which also houses offices, the boardroom and the club shop, as well as the pub and restaurant Boots and Laces, and the 200 Club bar.