Two minutes' walk to Teignmouth's sandy beach and the town center
Most rooms have
views of the sea or estuary
Good cold buffet and
cooked English breakfast included in the room rate
restaurant with locally sourced menu
Friendly bar with
sea views, terrace, jazz, and an albino lizard
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Free but limited parking
No elevator and
lots of stairs
Single Rooms are tiny
No spa or health
Most bathrooms don't have tubs
Bay Hotel is a
mid-range bed-and-breakfast housed in an attractive Victorian-era building within a two-minute walk of Teignmouth beach and the town center. While the property evokes traditional seaside charm and has a popular bar that gives it a bit of a buzz, decor is a bit dated in places. Many of the 18 rooms have sea views, but some, especially Singles, are on the small side. Be aware that the property has lots of stairs but no elevators. Room rates are typical for this location and type of accommodation, and include breakfast.
Landmark Victorian-era hotel with live jazz most evenings
The Bay Hotel is
a colorful local landmark building that dates to 1869, when the property was
built for the Earl of Devon, and it retains much of its stately 19th-century elegance. The interior looks every inch mid-range seaside
hotel, with beach-themed artworks, breezy decor, and slightly dated styling
throughout. The atmosphere is social, and the bar, with live jazz most nights, is popular with both locals
and hotel guests, and occasionally the owner Shirley -- an ex-top London
barrister -- stops by. Another interesting bar character is Oberon, an albino
Australian bearded dragon lizard. The hotel is geared toward families, couples, and small groups looking for a seaside break, though the lack of elevators and the property's many stairs might deter those with limited mobility.
walk to south end of Teignmouth's sandy beach, and the town center
The hotel is
located in the south Devonshire seaside town of Teignmouth, about a two-minute walk to the start of its long sandy beach with its charming vintage
pier. Teignmouth town center, with its quaint cafes, souvenir shops, and pubs, is
also within a two-minute walk, while the main train station is less than 10
minutes away. For those wishing to explore farther afield, it's about a 20-minute drive to
Torquay and about the same distance to the historic city of Exeter.
with some period features and seafront views
The hotel's 18 rooms
are decorated in airy pastel or light tones with seaside-themed artwork, traditional furnishings, and some original period features. The Bay View Suite is
especially extravagant, with antique-style furniture, four-poster
beds, and chandelier lighting, and jetted tubs. All rooms have mounted flat-screen TVs (some are newer than others),
tea- and coffee-making equipment, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are clean and
well-maintained -- though some are tiny have only showers. Bay View Suites have jetted tubs, and gold-plated fixtures. Many rooms have views of the sea or the nearby estuary.
with real ales and sea-breeze terrace
Breakfast is served in the hotel's basement breakfast room. It begins with a selection of cereal, and yogurt and fruit are
served buffet style, followed by a full English breakfast or smoked haddock and eggs -- all
included in the room rate. The hotel's restaurant has more classically elegant
surroundings and offers a good quality menu specializing in local fish dishes. A bright
and friendly bar offers real ales and local wines, and is popular with
locals as well as guests. It opens to an outdoor terrace, where guests can enjoy the sea breeze.
On-site parking is free but limited, and there are no spa or fitness facilities.