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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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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Booked for dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday, accompanied by our neice and partner. On arrival we were welcomed by the maitre de, and although not guests in the hotel we were made to feel very much at home. The formalities over we were invited to take our seats in the dining room, where we were looked after by three... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went to this hotel in March for afternoon tea and scones. The lounge was very well decorated, excellent service with warm crusty scones (cream and jam) and tea. An ideal place to go on an afternoon when you want some luxury.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My Husband & I visited this Hotel last W-end Fri 6th March to the 9th, and it was perfect in every single way, the Staff were really lovely and Helpful and the food was excellent the rooms were spotless, I would definatly be returning.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stayed here for two nights over new year and really enjoyed it. I agree with another reviewer, this hotel is absolutely spotless, the housekeeping first class. Food and service excellent, nothing was too much trouble. The Wharton family are excellent hosts and were very welcoming. Our room was furnished and decorated to a high standard, large and commanded an... More 

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