Great Western Hotel

Great Western HotelThis charming elegant Victorian villa is delightfully situated at the harbour end of Paignton, a short stroll to the beach, town centre and railway station. The Great Western is a privately owned detached hotel and can only be described as one of the finest of its size in Paignton. It is our contention that few others equal it in any aspect of catering and hospitality. The Great Western is a theme hotel with one of the finest collections of model railways, steam engines, ships and vintage toys to be found anywhere in the country. The hotel exudes a natural English charm in its railway theme, tasteful decor and pleasant surroundings. Whatever the weather, there is somewhere to relax in peace, with it be the garden or the bar lounge.


Hotel details

General information

Size : 7 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 14:00 to 20:30
Check-out : 11:00 to 11:30


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Heating
  • Gay Friendly
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Golf Course (within 3 km)
  • Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Bowling


  • Internet Services
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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This hotel is strictly non-smoking. Please do not request a smoking room.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. 


Free Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed). 


Pets are not allowed. 

Location & area


4 Belle Vue Rd, Sands Rd
TQ4 6ER Paignton


Travel information

By Car: From the M5 South: - Follow signs for Torbay/Torquay on the A380. - At Kingskerswell roundabout (see English- Riviera Flower Embankment on the left) exit right at the A380 ring road for Hamelin Way /Brixham. - Ignore first roundabout for Torquay/Shiphay, continue on, and turn left before the next roundabout for Preston Sands. - You are now on Preston Down Road which changes to Headland Road Drive all the way on this long winding road till you come to a traffic light. - Head over the traffic light and continue on to Paignton Sands. - Drive past the pier, then the Apollo cinema complex and head straight on to the mini roundabout. - You are now on Sands Road. Bear right, and after 10 seconds, turn left into Belle Vue Road, and we are the second building (hidden entrance) on the right, next to Alpine Mews. - You can see 3 flagpoles with Union Jack flags when you are at the mini roundabout On Foot From the train station: From the station, walk past the taxi stand and turn right over the railway crossing. Walk past the steam train entrance until you come to the first street on the right which is Queens Road. Walk past the rugby/cricket ground till the end of the road, then turn left. You are now on Sands Road; see the 3 flagpoles in our garden from Sands Road (towards the beach.) There are 2 pedestrian entrances to the hotel.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, 75 percent of all nights will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

VAT is included.  Service charge is included.  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 3 years are welcome.  All children under 4 years stay free of charge for extra beds.  Baby cots are not available.  Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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