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Hotel Riviera

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The Esplanade | Devon, Sidmouth EX10 8AY, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three words to describe our evening! Overpriced, rude, twee. We won't be going again! When we arrived the barman wanted to argue about the beer. Obviously wanted us to leave our table as soon as we had finished our meal,so that they could lay up for breakfast. The final insult was, the head waiter brought us the bill while were... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would go so far as to say this is one of the best hotels I have stayed in. The staff were all very friendly and courteous and nothing was too much trouble. The bedroom and en suite bathroom were spotlessly clean and maintained in that condition throughout my stay. The food was excellent and all the waiting staff in... More 

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Steyning
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good old fashion hotel with values that have unfortunately disappeared over the years .The staff are polite and helpful , rooms are immaculate and the sea views breathtaking .We have stayed there before and that is why we go back .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a 3 day break with family. We had 3 rooms - 1 sea-view and 2 town-view rooms. All 3 rooms were immaculately clean, very well appointed and a good size (or adequate in the case of the single room). The only minor downside was the shower not being very powerful in 1 of the rooms. Every single... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stayed at the Rivera again, everything was first class. The Wharton family are the perfect hosts we were made to feel very welcome. The staff were excellent, caring and attentive. I find it hard to believe the negative reviews on this website can relate to this hotel! We had guests dine with us at Sunday lunch, their car was parked... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The standards here are high, and for that reason little faults stand out. Staff are very well-trained, and the English of foreign staff is good. Service is friendly, polite and attentive, especially in the dining room, where dinner is a performance art. The food is of a high quality. We were especially impressed by the help given to cater for... More 

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Boscastle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband and I love this family run hotel. Nothing is too much trouble. From the moment we arrived our car was parked for us and our bags taken to our room before we had a tray of tea and biscuits. We had a drink in the cocktail bar before a delicious dinner whilst we sat in the window of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Booked another three day break (we have stayed here before) for our wedding anniversary. As always, service was excellent and our room comfortable. Breakfast and dinner was included in the three day package. The three to five course dinner was very good with different choices each night. Like us, most of the guests were retired and many, like us, had... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My daughter and I had the most wonderful Easter Sunday Lunch. First class service from all the staff, the food was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. It was lovely to be looked after by polite, friendly and happy staff. If your looking for luxury it is the Hotel to visit. Thank you.

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Poundbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We have not been to Sidmouth for many years and we were looking for a quiet coffee and croissant. The Riviera Hotel looked bright and clean and "old school" so we were expecting good service and nice coffee. We were not disappointed. The young lady serving us was cheerful, polite, smiling and happy. The coffee was just as we ordered... More 

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