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The Sands Hotel

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Sands Hotel

The Sands Hotel

3 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
32 Sands Rd, Paignton, England, TQ4 6EJ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDartmouth Steam Railway7 min walk
  • Popular LocationGoodrington Sands Beach10 min walk
  • Popular LocationPreston Beach14 min walk
  • AirportExeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.)40 min drive

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About this area


Located in Paignton, The Sands Hotel is on the beach. Dartmouth Steam Railway and Torre Abbey are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at South Devon and Berry Head Country Park. Paignton Zoo and Greenway House and Garden are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Paignton Beach - 1 min walk
  • Dartmouth Steam Railway - 7 min walk
  • Goodrington Sands Beach - 10 min walk
  • Preston Beach - 14 min walk
  • Oyster Cove Beach - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Paignton Station - 9 min walk
  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 40 min drive


  • TJ's Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • The Shoreline - 4 min walk
  • The Local Thai Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • The Talk of the Town - 4 min walk
  • La Scala - 5 min walk

About this property

The Sands Hotel

Beachfront hotel for sun and fun
Along with a snack bar/deli, this hotel has a front desk safe and free valet parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee. Housekeeping is available on request.
The Sands Hotel offers 11 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 19-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on request and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee 8:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 8:30 AM–10:00 AM on weekends: GBP 7.50 for adults and GBP 5.00 for children

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Beachfront location


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 19-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 7.50 for adults and GBP 5.00 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and window guards

Property is also known as

The Sands Hotel Hotel
The Sands Hotel Paignton
The Sands Hotel Hotel Paignton

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 18 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 18 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 18 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 18 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 18 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Property very dated and tired, but the bedding and towels were spotless, beds comfy, shower needs upgrade too. Owners very affable. Nice sea view, great location for harbour, buses and trains Town area awful downmarket, tacky and dirty. Harbour area, more upmarket with nice restaurants and start of SW coastal path. Spectacular walk to Brixham. No good for disabled people past Goodrington Sands. Beautiful views everywhere. Great holiday, accommodation disappointing but adequate.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very cute hotel, I stayed in the single room at the back of the property, up the top of the stairs, I didn’t have the breakfast option available for my room (I dont normally eat breakfast) only issue I had was I could hear every conversation and every time they had used the toilet in the room next door to me, so if your a light sleeper you may need ear plugs. the owner had lots of ideas of walks to go on and places to go in the area, there’s amazing places to eat and live music in the harbour, the local pleasure cruise is definitely one thing to jump on board with (excuse the pun) other wise the location was incredible, the car parking was good, the hotel in general was great ( like a typical beach hotel, with a touch more class) wonderful break away!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
The room was nice with a pretty fantastic view of the promenade and the sea, the beds were a little soft for my liking but that's just personal taste. We paid for breakfast through Expedia, and when we got the hotel the proprietor quite rudely told us that breakfast is NOT included and we should not have been able to book it through the site, his attitude was awful.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel was in good condition. Room was clean and very well decorated with a lot of personal touches. Bed was the most comfortable I've had in a hotel for a long time. Lovely view of the seafront and sea.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Central location, clean tidy, well run hotel, we had a nice onsuite room with a great sea view, staff very helpful and friendly. Great breakfast , nothing not to like, would recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021