The Clifton at Paignton

Guest House

Clifton Hotel, 9-10 Kernou Road, PAIGNTON, Devon, TQ4 6BA

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The Clifton at Paignton

About Us

Our rooms have all you'd expect - flat screen TV, wifi, clock radio, hair dryer, beverages, toiletries, etc. They're individually colour co-ordinated and range from singles through to family five - all with en suite. Breakfast is included in the price, and Steve lovingly prepares optional superb evening meals to order.

All of our bedrooms are furnished and equipped to the highest standards for your comfort and convenience. Freda & Steve have put 21 years of hard work into making the hotel as friendly as it is.

Chef/proprietor Steve, who is a vegetarian, takes care of the catering on a 'home cooked' international menu using the very best of fresh local produce. 

Breakfast is self-service from a buffet table followed by a choice from an extensive cooked menu delivered to your table, including a full English breakfast. A choice of menu is offered for evening meal together with a choice of wines. all our evening meals are prepared from scratch, so you can be assured of no additives or preservatives. Additionally, we are able to offer excellent catering to a very high standard for those requiring special dietary requirements and vegetarians are most welcome. Evening meals are optional. 

We hold the Welcome Host Award, which means we are committed to providing a quality service for all our customers. The Clifton is also available for Spring & Autumn breaks.

We’re ideally located for touring South Devon, either by car or by bus or train, and there are many walking opportunities too. There are many attractions in the area too numerous to mention< but they are visible on our web site.

After your day out, why not sit and relax in our bar lounge perfect for guests.

Call direct on 01803 556545 to check on availability.

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Family of 4from £119.00 to £125.00 per room (breakfast included)
Family of 5from £129.00 to £135.00 per room (breakfast included)
Premier roomfrom £79.00 to £80.00 per room (breakfast included)
Premier twinfrom £79.00 to £80.00 per room (breakfast included)
Single en suitefrom £45.00 to £46.00 per person (breakfast included)
Standard double/twinfrom £76.00 to £78.00 per room (breakfast included)
Triple Roomfrom £89.00 to £92.00 per room (breakfast included)
Twin Roomfrom £76.00 to £78.00 per room (breakfast included)

*Triple Room for 2 adults and one child under 11

Opening Times

2020 Opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020)
From £45.00



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    Recent Reviews:

    • CazzaNorthants
      Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Comfortable B&B
      4 of 5 stars
      7th June 2018
      Booked this little gem a few days before travelling as we wanted to watch the Torbay Airshow, Freda and Steve were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The location is superb situated in... Read full review
    • dogspal
      Finedon, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Another great stay
      5 of 5 stars
      13th Aug 2018
      We have been visiting paignton every year for the past 5 years as a family and staying here is a big a part of the experience as any day out an excellent location to base yourself from within easy... Read full review
    • Gill13Walsall
      Trip Type:
      Another fab it!!
      5 of 5 stars
      16th Aug 2018
      We had our 5th visit here as a and grandparents.. from end of July into first week in August, and as always we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The meals were superb, rooms lovely... Read full review


    Road Directions

    Directions to The Clifton at Paignton. 9-10 Kernou Road, Paignton TQ4 6BA 01803 556545Leave the motorway following Torquay signs (beautiful scenery at this point). The traffic slows at the Penn Inn Roundabout when the dual carriageway changes to single. At the next roundabout - the Riviera Roundabout (there’s a palm tree emblem on the grassy bank on the LHS) turn right onto the ring road for Paignton. Turn left at the second roundabout - to Preston (Preston is not on the big green sign, but on the small white one after it). Follow the road down to the traffic lights at the junction – beautiful view of the bay as you descend. Go straight over into Seaway Road. Follow that road under the railway bridge, bearing right. The sea is now on your LHS behind a wide expanse of grass and beach huts. Keep going until you see the Apollo Cinemas looming, and Kernou Road is on the RHS just before the pedestrian crossing – between the Spinning Wheel and another Pub. We’re on the LHS down there. There’s parking for five cars if we squeeze up tightly, so, please park as close as you can to the left hand side on the front of the hotel - ignoring the white lines, which were marked to accommodate 6 very small cars! If a car is there already, please park as close to it as possible. The parking is unrestricted on the road opposite at night, and there’s a 24-hour multi storey car park just around the corner.

    Public Transport Directions

    Directions to The Clifton at Paignton.9-10 Kernou RoadPaigntonTQ4 6BA 01803 556545If you’re coming by bus or train:Leave the train station and turn right, or leave the bus station and turn left, towards what used to be Woolworth’s, and is now the 99p Store. Turn right over the level crossing (passing the steam railway on the RHS) heading towards the sea. Take the second left (Garfield Road), pass a service road, and the next road on the RHS is Kernou Road, and we’re just round the corner on the RHS.These are all very short distances, however, the taxi rank is right by the station, and there are usually plenty of taxis waiting. It’s a one way road system, so it’s a much longer route by road – don’t think the taxi driver is trying to cheat you!! .Directions to The No Smoking Clifton at Paignton.9-10 Kernou RoadPaigntonTQ4 6BA 01803 556545



    • Free Wi-Fi available
    • Within 1 Mile of a Train Station


    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians - Steve is totally sympathetic to the needs of vegetarians (being one himself) and will not all anything produced for vegetarians to come into contact with animal or fish products.
    • Local Produce English Breakfast
    • Serve breakfast
    • Serve evening meal - All our food is home cooked and prepared from scratch. Special diets, no problem.
    • Serves Local Food

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Accept children all ages
    • Cot
    • Facilities for children
    • Food/bottle warming available
    • Highchair

    Establishment Features

    • Accept coach parties - We are only able to cater for small groups - and are very happy to do so.
    • Beach within 100m
    • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
    • Central heating throughout
    • Family Friendly
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Ironing facilities - There's an iron and ironing board set up on the ground floor for constant access.
    • Licenced for alcohol
    • Near coastal path
    • Public telephone
    • Restaurant
    • Separate guests' lounge

    Key Features

    • In town/city centre - Paignton is so compact that we're almost in the town centre, as the shops and stations are just around 2 corners!
    • Non smoking establishment - The is no external provision for smokers
    • Seafront - Not quite on the sea front - about 100 yards up a short road.

    Leisure Facilities

    • Access to golf course
    • Fishing - The harbour is nearby and there are deep sea fishing trips available from there, or fishing from the harbour wall. Fresh water fishing is a short drive away.

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking
    • Off site parking - Multi storey car park around the corner
    • On site parking - 5 spaces

    Payment Methods

    • Delta accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted - a small surcharge for using a credit card
    • Visa accepted

    Room / Unit Features

    • Colour television in all bedrooms
    • Digital TV
    • Electric shaver point
    • Free View TV
    • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
    • Radio in all bedrooms
    • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
    • WiFi

    Specialist Features

    • Mobile Phone Reception
    • Special provisions for lone female travellers - We are a very small, friendly establishment, and we have many single ladies who feel very comfortable here.

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available

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