Great Western Hotel

Great Western Hotel, now a Bed and Breakfast, is a delightful Victorian villa situated in the heart of Paignton in the Agatha Christie country. Known as the first Paignton Hotel with one of the finest collections of model railways, steam engines, ships and vintage toys to be found anywhere and in display for guests and enthusiasts alike.

The beautiful English Riviera

Sandy beaches, Victorian pier, exotic Zoo, theatrical productions, railway memorabilia, etc! Paignton is considered of the jewels of the English Riviera, with a wide array of activities for both families and couples. Whether you are looking for a quick getaway with your loved one, or planning the perfect summer holiday for the family, you will find something that suites all tastes.


Choose from a variety of different rooms & occupancy choices

Twin Standard

Ensuite with Shower-Garden View
Starting at £50 per night

This Twin bedroom on the ground floor has level access with no stairs and is perfect for those with limited mobility, Two single beds and a small lounge area with garden access make this room one of our most popular.

Single Standard Room

Ensuite with Bath-Street View
Starting at £50 per night

This ground floor single room has got a small double bed & an En-suite that has a bath with shower, this room is ideal for those guests that wish to unwind after a long day out.

Single Standard Room

Ensuite with Shower-Street View
Starting at £50 per night

This 1st floor single room has a small double bed and en-suite shower that is perfect for those looking for a more spacious sleeping arrangement.

King Deluxe

Ensuite with Bath-Street View
Starting at £70 per night

This is our newest renovated room with a large king- size bed and en-suite that has a sunken bath.

King Deluxe

Ensuite with Shower-Garden View
Starting at £70 per night

This recently renovated room with a spacious bedroom and en suite shower is perfect for those couples looking for a quiet getaway.


Ensuite with Shower-Sea View-Super King
Starting at £80 per night

Our master bedroom has a very large super-king size bed with en-suite, this room has garden & sea views with plenty of lights let in by 3 windows all which open to allow a modern airy feel in combination with the high ceilings

King Deluxe

Ensuite with Shower-Garden View
Starting at £70 per night

This King size double room is one of our quietest with a ear garden / courtyard view away from the road with a large en-suite


Ensuite with Shower-Garden View
Starting at £72 per night

This recently renovated family room has only just been redecorated this year, and offers a wide range of sleeping arrangements, for either double, twin, tipple or even for 4 adults. please let us know how we can best cater for your booking.


Ensuite with Bath-Street View-1st Floor Room
Starting at £50 per night

This light and airy single bedroom with a small double bed offers an en-suite with bath & shower


Famed for its vibrant atmosphere, seafront merriment’s and glorious sandy beaches, Paignton is a lively seaside resort that has managed to retain its traditional charm and character.


Faire, Plays, festivals, shows, comedy, circus! The English Riviera has a myriad of events all year round. Young and old will find something to their taste.


Fresh seafood, caught locally, awaits you in a restaurant nearby. Discover the gastronomical assortment of food that Paignton has to offer.


The Great Western Hotel is a privately owned detached villa, described as one of the finest of its size in Paignton. Built in 1864 as a private residence during the Victorian era, it was later converted into a hotel keeping the original layout and charm of the house. The rooms are spacious with en-suite bathrooms, providing guests with a relaxing and intimate décor. We pride ourselves on our friendly and personal service, evidenced by guests who come back to stay with us every year.
What Our Customers Say

star rating  A wonderful experience from start to finish. I arrived at the hotel on the Monday 25th July and was greeted by Cathy, who is very friendly and always happy to... read more

Jack P
August 5, 2022



All our rooms are equipment with a TV


Our bar is open during the evenings

Close to train station

Eight-minute stroll from the train station.

Free Parking

Parking space available in the car park entrance at 4 Belle Vue Road

Internet Access

All rooms have high speed internet access.


Our beautiful garden has a view of the seafront