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Hotel Riviera

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AY, England
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Ranked #6 of 13 hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On our first visit to Sidmouth and South Devon, we decided to try a traditional Devon Cream Tea, which we had booked the day before in glorious sunshine. Easter Sunday however was a washout, saved only by the fabulous surroundings, welcome by very friendly staff and the most amazing and impressive cream tea. Beautiful freshly made finger sandwiches, delicate warm... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I needed an hotel for the night after a very busy four days travelling and two previous hotels. I came across Sidmouth. You never know with just an hotels exterior what to expect but I had high hopes the Riviera was as good inside as outside. Having stayed in some International 5 star hotels I know luxury. Well what can... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve just returned from another fabulous weekend at the Hotel Riviera in Sidmouth. This hotel never ceases to amaze me. Standards never drop from the team of staff who continue to run this hotel with charm, efficiency and a helpfulness I have never found at any other hotel. I’ve been lucky to travel extensively and stayed at numerous “luxury” hotels... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am running out of words of praise for this hotel and for every member of the team! We just can't keep away....and will keep visiting year after year now whenever we can. Sidmouth has now become my favourite British destination for all sorts of reasons but mainly because of this hotel and Peter Wharton's team. Every aspect of our... More

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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited from Wiltshire for the day and took my elderly aunt here for Sunday lunch. Quite perfect. Set meal and a la carte were delicious. Surroundings were so lovely, genteel and tasteful .Staff were attentive, fabulous service and wonderful food. My husband and I shall return for a special weekend.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed at the Riviera hotel this weekend and were met with a wonderful welcome. all staff are very professional, and the food is exceptional. The room and bathroom were spotless, and we found the whole experience out of this world. Its good old fashioned hospitality at its best and would recommend to anyone.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I was recently with my girlfriend for afternoon tea and I must say it was the best so far staff where very friendly and helpful and as for the scones they where great wine was exceptional shame I didn't get the name of the brand but all in all a great afternoon :)

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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed at Clevedon in Avon over Pre and New years eve. Whilst we were there we travelled down to Sidmouth for the day. We had lunch at the Riviera, where we have stayed in the past. We had lunch, which as expected to be wonderful, based on our previous experience's. Attention to detrail was faultless, the service was impeccable... More

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This was my first visit to Sidmouth and this hotel. The staff were really outstanding, polite with excellent attention to detail. The breakfast was delicious and enough to keep me going all day. The bedroom was large and extremely comfortable, at the front of the hotel over looking the sea. It was quiet with great views. The bathroom was immaculate,... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
27 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Excellent value and excellent location. This Hotel was decorated well and the staff and service were excellent. The presentation of the food was good. One of the best Christmas meals I have had - this Hotel is open to non-residents and well as residents.

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Additional Information about Hotel Riviera

Also Known As:
Riviera Hotel Sidmouth
Hotel Riviera Sidmouth, Devon
Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
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Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
#8 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riviera 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Riviera, with its echoes of the South of France and prime position on the seafront, is the choice for the discerning in search of relaxation and quieter pleasures. Many bedrooms have been refurbished in January 2009, so, whether you stay on holiday or on business you will be treated to the kind of friendly personal attention that can only be found in a private hotel of this quality. ... more   less 
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