Cherwood Hotel

Cherwood HotelThis charming and cosy traditional seaside hotel enjoys a quiet yet superbly convenient location just a few metres from the seafront, Paignton pier, the beaches and the town’s main attractions. This privately owned and run hotel is one of a few select Paignton establishments to receive a 4-Star Silver Distinction from the English Tourism Council, awarded as recognition for the exceptional quality of its guest accommodation. With a homely atmosphere, you can relax in style in cosy, comfortable rooms. Each charming non-smoking room is en suite with a shower, and features all the modern comforts and facilities you need for a relaxing break, including ceiling fans, central heating, hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities and TVs with Freeview digital channels, VCRs and DVD players. Wi-Fi wireless internet access is available throughout and a generous and tasty full English breakfast is included in the price and is a great way to start your day.


All of the cosy, comfortable rooms are charming and well equipped, with all the comforts and facilities you need in a restful, relaxing base. Each room is colour co-ordinated using Egyptian cotton and linen with individual bedside lighting, and a ceiling fan with 3 adjustable settings for air cooling comfort in hot summer weather. All rooms also have a complimentary hospitality tray with biscuits, sweets and a selection of hot drinks. Every room also has a fridge, and you may drink either in your room or in the lounge/bar area. Glasses are available from the bar. All of the rooms are en suite with a shower and a selection of complimentary soaps, shampoos, conditioners, shower caps and bath and hand towels are available in the bathrooms. All rooms have DAB radios, Freeview TV, and premier rooms have twin tuner Freeview recording machines. The hotel has one ground floor room which is suitable for guests with mobility difficulties who prefer level access (unfortunately, it is not suitable for people who require a wheelchair or aids to move around - it is only suitable for slightly infirm people).

Hotel details

The Cherwood hotel was originally built in the 1890s as a splendid gentleman's residence. Major improvements over the years have transformed the building into the popular hotel it is today. Completely refurbished during the last 3 years, the hotel now features all modern furnishings and facilities for your comfort. The attractive structure still retains much of the original style, architecture and character that this period is noted for. The end result provides a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for your enjoyment; a wide range of facilities; a generous selection of tasty home-cooked food at very competitive prices, and a superb location for a seaside holiday. The hotel offers safe, secure parking with 24-hour closed-circuit TV (CCTV) coverage and your own reserved parking bay for the duration of your stay. All guests have their own key and are free to come and go as they please, accessing the hotel at any time. There is a separate, fully licensed bar offering a range of drinks and a laptop is available for guests’ use for a nominal charge. In the children's games room, there is a Nintendo GameCube games system, with over 20 games. The kids can even bring their Nintendo Gameboy Advance and hook it into the Gamecube system.

General information

Rating : 4 stars
Size : 9 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 12:00 to 22:00
Check-out : 10:00 to 10:30


  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Heating
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gay Friendly
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking
  • Designated Smoking Area


  • Dry Cleaning
  • Internet Services
  • Shoe Shine
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

Whatever you have planned, the generous and tasty full cooked English breakfast is a great way to start your day. Only the finest quality items and best produce are used in all of the tasty home-cooked food. The self-service buffet-style breakfast bar offers a selection of fruit juices, plus fresh fruit, bananas, grapefruits and prunes, as well as a choice of cereals and dried fruits to sprinkle on top. Besides the usual quality orange juice, freshly squeezed fruit juices are now available, made using the freshest fruits available. The farmhouse-style full cooked English breakfast features lean, prime back bacon; traditional succulent pork sausages; fresh grilled tomatoes; mushrooms; a choice of egg; and baked beans; hash browns, or fried bread. Alternatively, the hotel also offers a selection of lighter options, including fresh Manx kippers, smoked haddock and poached egg and omelettes. Guests can also enjoy white or granary toast with fresh butter or low-fat spread and a large selection of jams, marmalades and preserves, including strawberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, orange cut marmalade, and honey. Breakfast is accompanied by unlimited tea or coffee. There is a selection of herbal and breakfast teas, including Earl Grey and Lady Grey, as well as a choice of instant or freshly ground coffee. Vegetarian or continental breakfasts are also available as an alternative and those with special dietary needs can be accommodated by prior request. The hotel’s separate lounge bar offers a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and is a great place to relax at the end of the day. The bar has a 26-inch LCD flat-screen TV and a host of games and pastimes are available, including cards, backgammon, cribbage, dominoes, Scrabble, Connect 4, Monopoly and chess.

Reservations for stays between 1 July and 11 September must be for a full week, from Saturday to Saturday. The hotel is unable to accept split or short breaks during these dates. Reservations for weekend stays must be for a minimum of 2 nights, either Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday. Reservations for stays during public holiday periods must be for a minimum of 3 nights. Pets are only accepted during January, February and March, subject to suitable rooms being available. Please contact reception in advance in order to inform them of your estimated time of arrival (within a 2-hour window). You can contact reception by telephone or via email, using the contact details supplied on your confirmation email. If you are running late and due to arrive later than expected, please keep the hotel informed of your new expected time of arrival.


Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. 


Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is needed). 


Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges. 

Location & area


26 Garfield Road
TQ4 6AX Paignton


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Area information

Ideally positioned by Paignton pier and the town’s seafront, the Cherwood Hotel offers guests the convenience of being perfectly placed for all of the seaside entertainment venues, the beach and Paignton Green, where events are held throughout the summer. A 4-minute level walk in the opposite direction brings you to the town centre, Paignton’s coach and rail stations and the steam railway. Golfers can enjoy numerous courses in the area and leisure facilities arrangements entitle guests to privileged discounted daily rates. Guests staying at the Cherwood Hotel can obtain a 25% discount off use of the golf and leisure facilities at one of South Devon's premier golf and leisure complexes. This offer includes unlimited golf, use of the swimming pool, sauna, gym, solarium, jacuzzi, steam room and beauty salon. Guest status presents the opportunity to enjoy a perfect day out for all the family at a great cost saving. Swimming, bowls, tennis, fishing, river cruises, entertainment venues - whatever your particular interest, there is something for everyone, young and old, in Paignton and the surrounding area. Spectacular scenery, Blue Flag beaches, coastal walks, safe sandy beaches, harbour-side cafes, vibrant nightlife and swaying palms, everything is within easy reach and visitors can truly say, “Wish you were here.”

Travel information

By Car (from the M5 motorway): - From the M5 motorway from Bristol, follow the signs for Exeter and then for Newton Abbott onto the A380, which leads directly on from the end of the M5. - Continue on the A380 to Torquay, ignoring any signs for Paignton. - Go through Torquay to the seafront, at the T-junction at the seafront, with the sea in front of you; turn right, following the sign towards Paignton. - Continue on this road for approximately 0.7 miles (1 km), the road then turns left into a one-way system. - Continue straight on down, under the railway bridge, following the signs for the seafront. - Follow the road to Paignton Green, a large lawned area that runs the length of the central seafront. - As the road turns right at the start of Paignton Green, follow it round to the 2nd set of traffic lights, with Paignton Pier on the left-hand side and Park Hotel on the corner on the right, bordering Garfield Road. Straight ahead on Paignton Green is the large white building, the Apollo multiplex cinema. - As Garfield Road is no entry from the lights, go through the traffic lights, and take the first right onto Beach Road, or the second right onto Kernou Road, to the top. - The Garfield Road one-way system is at the top of either road. Turn right towards the top of Garfield Road by the Victoria car park and then turn right around the corner onto Garfield Road, where the hotel is located. - The Cherwood Hotel is the 5th building on the right-hand side.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 5 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, 80 percent of all nights will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

Children older than 5 years are welcome.  There is no capacity for extra beds/cots in the room.  

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy