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2 Braeside Road, Paignton TQ4 6BX England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 17 hotels in Paignton
Travellers' Choice
Set in the heart of Torbay, Summerhill’s fabulous position offers views across the Bay and coastline towards the bustling fishing port of Brixham. Relax on the beach in minutes; we’re only 200 metres from Goodrington Park and its long sandy beaches where you can also get on the Coastal Path. Within a short stroll are the stunning cliff walk and gardens, picturesque Paignton Harbour, Torbay Steam Railway station, Torbay Leisure Centre, water theme park, kayaking and water sports centre. A detached Victorian building with sun patios, balcony and garden; Summerhill offers a warm welcome, luxury rooms, professional friendly service, free Wi-Fi, ample free car parking and restaurant serving freshly prepared meals using locally sourced ingredients. All this in a peaceful atmosphere to help you relax and unwind.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Car park
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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HertsTony wrote a review Sep 2021
Hitchin, Herts30 contributions34 helpful votes
An amazing hotel with wonderful views. A little gem of a place. We stayed for 5 nights in room 21 which was clean with a generous bathroom with walk in shower. Beds were amazingly comfortable and with a patio area by the room it was wonderful to sit out and relax in the evening. Breakfast was excellent, very good choice cooked fresh and served by pleasant staff. (Loved the peaceful background music as well) the hotel offered an evening meal, ordered in advance if you wanted to stay in. The hotel is situated on a steep hill but this lends itself to wonderful scenic views around the bay. Paignton town centre is around a 15-20 minute walk away. Would definitely recommend the round robin trip from Paignton-Kingswear-Dartmouth-Totnes. Steam train from Paignton, small ferry boat over to Dartmouth from Kingswear then a river boat cruise up the river Dart to Totnes with an open top bus ride back to Paignton. Stunning views.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Being on a steep hill it maybe unsuitable for people with mobility issues.
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nursemanager wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom37 contributions30 helpful votes
The room was clean and ok, location very good, breakfast good. On the negative side, unfortunately our shower head made a lot of noise when in use, the worst part was when you can hear almost everything (some noises were disgusting) from next door bathroom or below as the walls were very very thin. I think this had been reviewed before and really the owner should do something about it.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Bigdoll wrote a review Aug 2021
Scotland, United Kingdom121 contributions113 helpful votes
Recently stayed at the Summerhill hotel on a family holiday to Devon. We booked 2 rooms (a twin and a double) and were disappointed with the room facilities. The rooms were tired and badly in need of modernisation. The double room (room 12) was on the ground floor next to the main entrance and the dining room and sitting room. It was noisy due to its location so much so I had to buy earplugs to get a decent sleep. The rooms were clean but the furniture and decor is old and tired. The wardrobe had no back to it and the tv and tea/coffee making facilities were needing renewed. Very disappointing when we had paid £134 per room per night! Definitely not the rooms shown in any of the photos I browsed on any of the adverts for the hotel. On a plus side the breakfast was excellent with plenty of variety and good portions. The dining room is pleasant and the young ladies serving us were very nice. The hotel is well situated for Paignton harbour only a short walk away but would not suit anyone with mobility issues due to its hilly location. We enjoyed our first visit to Devon but will not be returning to the Summerhill hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid room 12!
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Louiseala wrote a review Aug 2021
Leeds, United Kingdom3 contributions
We have stayed here many times and the welcome, rooms, and standard of service are always the same high standard. The rooms are comfortable and very clean, and the breakfasts are "The best". There is a good choice of lovely evening meals in the hotel dining room, that has a view of the bay. A short walk leads to Youngs park and Goodrington sands. All in all very relaxing.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Gareth B wrote a review Aug 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Second time of staying here and cant fault the service our room and the hotel itself everything about it and the family that run it is simply amazing. Food is incredible both breakfast and evening meal, the staff are super friendly and give 100%. We stayed in 2020 for a week with our son and when we got married in 2021 decided to stay again this time for 2 weeks for our our honeymoon. Well we certainly weren't disappointed we can't even describe how lovely the people are and the service. We will be back without a doubt. We live in Newcastle so a good 7 hours drive and every traffic jam and weather on your way makes it worth while when you arrive. Stunning view lovely family and great service Thank you
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great parking for offloading luggage, and an overflow car park which we used for 2 weeks
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US$71 - US$302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Summerhill Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Summerhill Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Palace Theatre (0.9 km), Lollipops and Roses (1.0 km), and Pirates Bay Adventure Golf (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Summerhill Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Summerhill Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Summerhill Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Summerhill Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Summerhill Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Scala, The Local Gastro Bar and Grill, and TJ's Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Summerhill Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Summerhill Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Torre Abbey (4.2 km), Greenway (3.8 km), and Oldway Mansion (1.8 km).
Does Summerhill Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Summerhill Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.