Quayside Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

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
(215 Member Ratings)
"Seafood lobster 1kg wine ambiance cuter service room upgrade etc"
Mr David Richard
Apr 26, 2018
Bracknell, 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-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(215 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Quayside Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
4.7 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
The position of the hotel was ideal although we did have to book a sea view at an extra cost of £20 per night costing an extra cost of £60 to get a double room.
Other Comments
Size of room was really small and the bathroom even smaller (measured 60" x 48") Hotel seemed highly charged for redemption of voucher for evening meal on first night but following dining experience poor. Unfortunately, following the last evening we were ill Travelling home I became sick and had to stop to vomit a number of times and my husband suffered the same the day after. Another couple we were with also suffered the same all through the last night and could not eat breakfast on the departure day.
Carol May 11, 2018 Knypersley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Seafood lobster 1kg wine ambiance cuter service room upgrade etc
Mr David Richard Apr 26, 2018 Bracknell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very good food and the most helpful staff
Kate Apr 26, 2018 Devizes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good food
Roger Apr 24, 2018 Yelverton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was beautifully cooked and presented - both the evening meal and breakfast.
Other Comments
The Quayside is a typical,quintessentially English seaside hotel with a rabbit warren of stairs to make it even more interesting. The receptionist was very courteous and understanding of my predicament (I currently have a problem with my knee) so it was arranged that we moved from the top floor to a lower floor. Our only issue was that the bedrooms could really do with some air conditioning......a Friday night in Brixham proved to be rather rowdy and impossible to sleep with your window open! We would recommend this hotel, but wouldn't return purely because we didn't feel Brixham lived up to our expectations of 'The English Riviera'!!
Steve Apr 22, 2018 Broadstone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a lovely time. Hotel was in a great position, quirky, staff really friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. The sun shine for us too
Ann Apr 20, 2018 Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, high standard of meals and menu choice.
Gareth Apr 19, 2018 Axminster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Reception staff have been excellent
Alan Apr 18, 2018 Hertford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff was excellent and nothing was too much bother. The food was of good quality’s and cooked extremely well
Other Comments
Our bedroom was good but the shower itself could do with being upgraded. The shower room was small but space was very limited and you have made it acceptable.
Mary Apr 18, 2018 TivertonTiverton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was fabulous.
Other Comments
Quirky with lots of character .
Christine Apr 17, 2018 WORTHING, United Kingdom

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