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The Bedford Hotel

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Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8NR, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location on the seafront and is close to all the shops. Reception staff very friendly and helpful, but asking for a receipt was a challenge for their printer. The bedroom could do with an upgrade - very dated furnishings; it reminded me of the bedroom of an elderly grandmother. Excellent restaurant attached to the... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't quite get over how much English hotels charge. This hotel is in a great position, the staff are super friendly, the food was very nice in the restaurant and we had a complimentary bottle of wine so everything was good but just expensive for what it is.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with my 80 year old Mother for a short relaxing break and we couldn't have picked a better Hotel. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by the most friendly and efficient staff. They could not do enough for you. I took my dog with me and was a little worried about the restrictions in the Hotel.... More 

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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Bedford last weekend for 2 nights. Room was comfortable and although at the side of the building, still had a view of the sea ! Breakfast each morning was delicious and the scrambled egg was the best my wife and I had tested in some time. We were lucky in that we managed to park our car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Bedford three years ago , most definitely not disappointed this time either . Stayed in a lovely room with views of the sea very comfortable bed & superb shower with heated towel rails ... lovely. Ate at the hotel both evenings could not fault it at all . Friendly waiters who couldn't do enough for us .... More 

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Nelson, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend this hotel to everyone. Strategically placed for beach, shopping, cafes & pubs. Spotlessly clean with rooms cleaned every morning. Polite & efficient staff available at all times to assist with any queries. Food excellent served always on time being hot & consisting of local produce. No entertainment which is not a minus for some people. My wife... More 

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Cullercoats, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Bedford every Folk Week for the last 5 years and have never been disappointed with the accommodation or the friendly service. My stay this year was the best yet. I would highlight the bar staff, who were exceptionally friendly and efficient even at the busiest of times. Food was great. Room very very comfortable.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for the folk festival so can only comment on the bars etc. friendly enough and an evocative interior. Beer and cider was ok nothing great. Prices to stay seemed very high though that seems par for the course. Great seafront location.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel situated in a nice place , mixture of old & new , could do with an upgrade to the public spaces, room was nice freshly decorated just not much room, for the price you would expect a bit more I think. The bed was not really big enough my feet were hanging over the edge and I'm only 5'11... More 

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled with a coach party from West Wales. The coach firm have been using this place for years and I can see why. Super friendly helpful receptionists (thank you Susan & Jill), smart and efficient bar and restaurant staff, good size refurbished room. Food generally excellent apart from a couple of minor "blips"; breakfast cooked to order could not be... More 

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