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Quayside Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel has stunning views over Brixham Harbour
  • Award-winning restaurant specialises in a local catch of the day, mussels & oysters
  • The Guardian describes the town as "beautiful all year round"
  • It is an ideal base for exploring South Devon

"Unique character & old world charm" -- The English Riviera
Enjoyed This
(245 Member Ratings)
"We really enjoyed the breakfast, but the evening meal was exceptionally good. The staff were all very helpful and a credit to the hotel."
08. Nov 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is around a 15-minute drive from Paignton and just over 30 minutes from Dartmouth. Exeter Airport is an hour's drive, and Bristol Airport is just under a 2-hour drive away. Parking at the hotel is free.

Rooms & Rates

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The Quayside Hotel was formerly a group of six fishermen's cottages dating back to the 18th century, overlooking Brixham Harbour and Torbay. It is an ideal base for exploring South Devon, known as the English Riviera, "so-called for its mild climate, long sandy beaches, and prevalence of palm trees", says the World Travel Guide.

Nearby are the picturesque naval town of Dartmouth, the seaside resort town of Torbay and Agatha Christie's riverside holiday home (Greenway). You'll be staying a 3-minute walk from Brixham town centre – described by The Guardian as "beautiful all year round" and home to "Devon's finest seafood".

Make sure you visit one of the many art galleries, the Golden Hind replica of explorer Sir Francis Drake's ship, and Berry Head nature reserve, which connects visitors to the Coast Path and some 22 miles of trails. Goodrington Sands Beach, Paignton Beach and Paignton Zoo are all within a 15-minute drive away.

Back at the hotel, the AA-Rosette Quayside Restaurant showcases fresh local produce including fish caught in the harbour -- red mullet, sea bass, pollock and wild salmon, as well as Elberry Cove mussels and River Dart oysters have all been on the menu. Afterwards, have a nightcap in the local favourite Ernie Lister Pub, which has regular live entertainment.

The hotel's bedrooms are all uniquely decorated with a seaside theme and work from Brixham artists and photographers. Upgrade to a Luxury Sea View Double Room, for more of those views -- you can choose between balconies or a bay window seat and a 4-poster or a king-size bed.

From the press:

  • "Its kitchen makes good use of the bounty on its doorstep" -- The AA Hotel Guide

  • "If you are looking for hotels with unique character and 'old world charm', you'll find the Quayside Hotel delightful" -- The English Riviera



  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Public car park


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(245 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Quayside Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
4.7 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
We really enjoyed the breakfast, but the evening meal was exceptionally good. The staff were all very helpful and a credit to the hotel.
Other Comments
Our room was at the top of the hotel and very small. However, for the amount we paid with Travelzoo we could not complain.
Gordon 08. Nov 2018 Norwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Spacious bedroom, airy dining room and entertainment in bar.
Other Comments
Disappointed with the Lobster Thermidor we ordered. It was rather tasteless and ridiculously overpriced for a three star hotel.
Fiona 07. Nov 2018 Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food in Quayside restaurant was very good both in the evening and at breakfast. The staff throughout our stay were also extremely pleasant and helpful.
Lynn 07. Nov 2018 Barry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food is excellent
Other Comments
Make sure you know what the offer includes. They forgot our complimentary Prosecco so we didn’t have it.
S 06. Nov 2018 Halesowen, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Very good food.
Valerie 06. Nov 2018 Bewdley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff, food, position
Other Comments
Excellent value
Heather 06. Nov 2018 Exmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Cleanliness, views, proximity to town, wonderful staff- so helpful, excellent food and service.
Other Comments
Do not be put off by slightly tired corridors- wonderful hotel.
Nina 03. Nov 2018 Solihull, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, large clean rooms. Food is awesome.
Other Comments
The staff make this hotel. Lovely clean rooms and free secure parking.
Maria 01. Nov 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location & free car parking although 300 yards away,waiter service @ breakfast
Alan 31. Oct 2018 Egham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, comfortable rooms, good positionan altogether good experience
Philip A 30. Oct 2018 Kidderminster, United Kingdom

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