Summerhill Hotel


Braeside Road, Goodrington Sands, PAIGNTON, Devon, TQ4 6BX

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About Us

Summerhill is a fine late Victorian detached house; once the private residence of the Chaplain of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Tastefully modernised, it is now a charming family-run hotel.

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. 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.

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our restaurant and bar with its ever changing view of the sea framed by Torbay's red sand stone and wooded coast line.

At Summerhill we pride ourselves on the quality of our food. Using the finest locally sourced ingredients our dedicated chef creates delicious homemade dishes to satisfy the keenest of appetites.

Our breakfast menu, possibly the best in the bay, offers a comprehensive choice of hot and cold foods; freshly ground bean to cup coffee, speciality teas and our 'piece de resistance' the SUMMERHILL TRADITIONAL BREAKFAST.  If our Breakfast doesn't set you up for the day, then NOTHING WILL!

Our evening dinner menu presents a selection of freshly prepared dishes using selected West Country reared meats and Brixham landed fish accompanied by fresh vegetables and
One of the reasons guests return year after year is the excellent cuisine and choice of menu offered. Special diets, vegetarian dishes and childrens menus present no problem.

The hotel faces south and the view from the windows is to the lovely sandy Goodrington beaches, literally within a couple of hundred metres away, where there is safe bathing. The South West Coastal Path is adjacent

Without stepping into your car, just next to Summerhill is the lovely Young’s Park with its boating lake, board walk and relaxing green leading to the beach.  Beautiful cliff walk to wander up and down or simply relax and gaze at the sea from one of its many benches. At the end of the promenade you can simply carry on to the South West Coastal path and walk to Brixham with lovely views of the sea.  Or jump on the steam train from the park and visit Dartmouth.

From the beach you can try kayaking, coasteering, water skiing or simply explore the rock pools

Or wander over the cliff walk to Paignton harbour where you can get on one of the numerous boating trips or just sit and watch the harbour activities.

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double en-suite£79.00 per room (breakfast included)
Family room en-suite£79.00 per room (breakfast included)
Single room en-suite£79.00 per room (breakfast included)
Twin en-suite£79.00 per room (breakfast included)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


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Opening Times

2021 - Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
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Recent Reviews:

  • Daisydaresyou
    Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
    Close to Goodrington
    5 of 5 stars
    6th July 2021
    We stayed here the end of June 2021 for a week. We stayed in room 25 and it was lovely and clean. We stayed bed and breakfast but we did have two evening meals here during our stay. The breakfast... Read full review
  • 927carlyf
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    Really lovely hotel
    5 of 5 stars
    9th July 2021
    We had a 2 night stay at this hotel and we weren't disappointed at all. Lovely and clean and everyone was very welcoming. The full English breakfast was outstanding, you got 'the works' and nothing... Read full review
  • ChefCliveM
    London, United Kingdom
    Great Hotel within easy reach of the beach and park
    5 of 5 stars
    24th July 2021
    The Summerhill Hotel was chosen because of the great reviews and its location. Being at the Goodrington Beach end of Paignton, it is quiet and has easy access to the park and lovely clean beach. We... Read full review


Road Directions

From Paignton Seafront.Travel south along Paignton seafront with the sea on your left. Left at end of seafront. Go past Paignton harbour and continue for 600 metres to hotel.

Public Transport Directions

From Paignton Coach/Train stationFollow Station Lane, at the end turn left over level crossing. Turn right along Sands Road. Take first left in to Roundham Road. Follow road and take 2nd turning right in to Braeside Road. Hotel is 40 yards on your left.



  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Within 1 Mile of a Train Station - 0.5 mi to Paignton Train Station- approx 10 min walk


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users - Please contact us for specific needs
  • Facilities for the Disabled - We have 3 ground floor disabled friendly room. Please contact us if you would like to reserve any of these rooms


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Restaurant
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Minimum age of children 4 years

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Beach within 2km - Goodrington beach is 350 metres from Hotel front door.
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem) - Fax, phone/modem point.
  • Central heating throughout
  • Family Friendly
  • Free car parking
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities - Ironing board and iron available on request
  • Ironing Facilities - Ironing facilities available on request
  • Licenced for alcohol - Bar and restaurant
  • Lift - Lift serves most bedrooms
  • Minimum Group size - Minimum group size 18 guests
  • Near coastal path - Beside The South West Coastal Path
  • On-site coach parking
  • Open All Year
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views - Sea views towards Brixham and Coast line
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given) - French,Spanish
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access - FREE WiFi available throughout the property

Key Features

  • Accessible
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Family
  • Groups Welcomed
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Seafront
  • Travelling Through

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • Spanish spoken
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - French - Spanish and French

Leisure Facilities

  • Games Room - Games room has a pool table

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - No steps from drive to front door (disabled), ample parking in own grounds for cars and coaches.
  • On site parking - Free on site car parking for all our guests

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
  • Cash accepted
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Central Heating
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Digital TV
  • Electric shaver point
  • En-suite
  • Free View TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ground Floor Accommodation
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Non smoking rooms available - All bedrooms are non smoking
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • Washer/Dryer - Available - extra charge applies
  • WiFi

Specialist Features

  • Mobile Phone Reception
  • Special provisions for cyclists - Secure place for bicycles
  • Special provisions for walkers - We have a laundry room with washing machine and dryer. Also will receive and keep your luggage if you are using a luggage transfer service

Travel & Trade

  • Free accommodation for coach driver
  • Group discounts available - Please contact us directly for group prices
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - minimum group size is 18 guests
  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available - FREE WiFi is available through out the property

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Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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