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Hotel Riviera

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AY, England
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Ranked #7 of 12 hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Joy M Great Torrington, UK
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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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Great Torrington, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my 91 yr old mother here for 2 days to visit the nearby Donkey Sanctuary and had a lovely time. We had room 206 which is a lovely big room, with a comfy bed and a wonderful sea view. My mother had a lovely single room and it was set up so she could lie in bed and see... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Riviera Hotel is the much-loved creation of its family owners. We stayed in a bay-fronted suite overlooking the sea, with wide views up and down the coastline. Wide opening windows, what a pleasure with sea air and the sound of waves on the beach, just 25 metres away. Dining is a genteel affair, with well-considered menus and attentive staff.

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

This hotel has a price per person policy.. I travel all round the world and it's rare to come across this outdated approach to pricing. The price should be for the room.. in my view pricing per person is just a way to make more money and rip customers off, as most people probably stay as couples at this hotel.... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A three night stay. (May 23,24 & 25) Room 205. We have visited this Hotel three times now with friends and each time we have really enjoyed our stay, our booking was made with bed breakfast and evening meal built into the price of which we preferred because of our past experience with the excellent menu this restaurant had to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Just returned from overnight stay at the Hotel Riviera as part of a business trip. The hotel hosted a training session for us on the second day and it could not have been more successful. The staff are charming and attentive, with superb attention to detail. Nothing was too much trouble. The wi-fi, (crucial for training session) was completely reliable... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stopped here for a drink while visiting Sidmouth. Staff were very friendly and the hotel looked great inside. The title is as it says the toilets were stunning i even think they beat Harrods and thats saying something. Well worth a stop off for a visit!!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife and I spent two nights here at The Riviera Hotel and enjoyed every minute! We received a warm welcome as soon as we entered the front terrace, our bags were taken from us and we were treated like royalty from then on. Our seaview room was extremely comfortable and well appointed and we had a huge bathroom with... More

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Branscombe, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The weather was glorious so we decided to sit outside and have a light Sunday lunch, we also had a dog so did not have the option of sitting inside. We had 2 delightful salads and wonderfully attentive service, which was a surprise, they even looked after the dog's needs! The food was good, little pricey but wonderful location overlooking... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Oh dear, I am not sure if we ate in the same restaurant and hotel as the previous reviewers, we only a table or two away, our food was fantastic, we have eaten here for nearly 10 years, and drive over an hour for the privilege. We plan many more visits in the years to come and hope the hotel... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We thought we would have a trip out and decided to call in to Sidmouth and have lunch. We choose to go to the Riviera Hotel. We have been many times in the pass but not in the last year but remembered it to be a good Sunday lunch. We were very disapointed!!.The beef was of poor quality, sliced by... More

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Hotelrivieraltd, Owner at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mrs E I have read your recent review on tripadvisor and write to sincerely apologise for disappointing you on this one occasion out of your many visits to the Hotel Riviera for Sunday Luncheon. As you will recall, once you complained to the Restaurant Manager that the Roast Sirloin of Beef was below the temperature expected, we... More

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Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riviera 4*
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Also Known As:
Riviera Hotel Sidmouth
Hotel Riviera Sidmouth, Devon

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#7 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth #8 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
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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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