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The Briars

(41 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.4
  • Value 4.5
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 4.6
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.9

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The Briars Information


Located in an enviable seafront position The Briars has spectacular views overlooking Paignton Green, beach and pier with the harbour just yards away. The shops, town centre, Paignton Railway and Bus Stations, restaurants and entertainment being just a few minutes level walk. We have twelve tastefully decorated en-suite comfortable bedrooms, seven of which have glorious sea views arranged over 3 floors. All rooms are equipped with freeview tv/dvd, hairdryer, alarm clock, luxury toiletries, towels and hospitality tray. We have a comfortable lounge overlooking the bay, cosy lower ground floor dinning room, sun patio and free private car parks to the front and rear for our guests use. Free wi-fi is available throughout. We offer Bed & Breakfast only and cater for long and short stays for business or pleasure. Children are only allowed if booked by telephone not online. We do not however take all male or all female groups e.g. hen or stag parties etc. Paignton is situated in the English Rivera on the south coast between Torquay and Brixham. The Briars is ideally situated overlooking Paignton Green, beach and pier with the harbour just a few yards away. The shops, town centre, Paignton Railway and Bus Stations (from where you can travel along the coast or surrounding areas), restaurants and entertainment are just a few minutes level walk away. A fifteen minute stroll around Roundham head with its fabulous views will bring you into Goodrington with its fine beaches and family attractions including Quaywest Waterpark. Take the Steam Train from Paignton to Dartmouth which runs along the coast, and visit Dartmouth Castle, musuem and Dart Estuary or catch the bus to Cockington, the beautiful thatched village and old manor house which is now a craft centre. The stunning landscape of Dartmoor is within easy reach and worth a visti.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Reduced occupancy
  • No shared stationery
  • Common area doors left open
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitised tableware


  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Bowling alley
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golf - miniature
  • Horse racing
  • Jet-ski
  • Karaoke
  • Kayaking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Squash court
  • Surfing
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Casino, arcades
  • Cinema
  • Watersports


  • Check in
    16:00 20:00
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Adults preferred
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
  • Quiet Hours
    Quiet hours between 11:00 and 07:00
Booking Terms and Conditions


The Briars is unsuitable for those with limited mobility due to steps at front and rear of our property. Guest bedrooms are located over 3 floors and the dining room is in the lower ground floor and we do not have a lift. For further information please refer to our Access Statement on our web site.


  • Road from Torquay seafront (3.0 miles)
    Travel south towards Paignton and follow signs for the seafront. Travel along Esplanade Road until you come to a mini roundabout. Take third exit and the Briars is immediately on your left.
  • Train from Paignton railway station (0.5 miles)
    Turn right as you come out of station and take 1st right over the level crossing follow this road until the juction with Esplanade Road in front of the Appollo Cinema. Turn right follow this until you come to the mini roundabout and you will see The Briars slightly to your right in front of you.

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