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The Groveside Guest House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Vicarage Road, Sidmouth EX10 8UQ , England
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Ranked #6 of 34 Sidmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Would recommend this family run B&B without hesitation. We were made to feel at home from the minute we arrived. Comfortable room with en suite, free parking, gardens. Lovely breakfast. Friendly hosts. What more could we ask?

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Groveside and once again we were not disappointed. The rooms have everything you need and are very clean. Breakfast is fantastic, loads of choice and cooked to perfection. Once again Alan and Lin were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The b&b is situated a short walk from the sea front and... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to spend a couple of days in Devon and picked the Groveside mainly on where it was. However on arrival we discovered that location isn't everything, what we got was beyond our expectations. Firstly there was the welcome pot of tea and home made cake served in the summerhouse in the garden - much better than the make... More

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United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When it comes to B&B's they don't come much better than the Groveside....despite arriving before midday (with the intention of asking whether we could leave the car there before strolling into Sidmouth) we were told our room was ready. The welcome was very friendly and this remained throughout are stay. The breakfast is good and the garden is a delight... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We enjoyed another perfect stay at The Groveside in May. Once again we were given the warmest welcome by Alan and Lin. Our week in Sidmouth is made perfect when we stay at The Groveside and their faultless attention to detail. Our room is very comfortable, well equipped and the level of cleanliness is of a high standard, the décor... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a friendly B&B in Sidmouth’s main drag it’s literally 5 minutes from the sea but far enough to be quiet and peaceful. The breakfast is good and the rooms are well equipped with everything you would expect in a B&B and more wait till you see the ‘Oh no bag’ I’ll leave that as a surprise.

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Marple, Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Another wonderful Donkey week made special once again by the Groveside. Lin and Alan are such a lovely couple and everything was in place to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We were met with delicious home made scones and orders were taken for breakfasts which set you up for the day. Rooms are very comfortable and scrupulously clean... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have stayed at this lovely guest house before and I will definitely be back next year. As always, Lynn and Alan are the perfect hosts,and they genuinely care that you enjoy your stay. The Groveside is a warm, clean and beautifully decorated Guest House and the fantastic breakfasts are always a highlight of my holiday. I would thoroughly recommend... More

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gulsetahi, Owner at The Groveside Guest House, responded to this review

As always you and your family are the perfect guests, we always look forward to you staying and the week goes so quickly. Very pleased you had a good time and glad you also liked your new refurbished room! See you next year your room is booked More

Warsaw, Poland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My first visit there and a great feeling after entering the place. Owners have welcomed us personally and created immediately atmosphere as being at home. Great food (championship in preparing breakfasts!). Rooms clean and well furnished. Good WiFi access.Convenient localization - close to the beach and city center. I recommend to go there.

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gulsetahi, Owner at The Groveside Guest House, responded to this review

How good of you to take the time and trouble to write such a lovely review, thank you for your kind comments and we hope to see you back here with us in the not too distant future More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I stayed at the Groveside with a friend who was heavily pregnant at the time. Even before we arrived, at the time of booking, Lin went to a lot of trouble to make sure that we were both comfortable. The guesthouse is close to the beach and so homely! We really felt very welcomed and enjoyed every part of our... More

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Thank you for your review and the compliments, we enjoyed you staying with us its so good to have happy guests! please let us know how mum and baby are doing and yes we hope to see you all again More

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Address: Vicarage Road, Sidmouth EX10 8UQ , England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Groveside Guest House 4*
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AA rated 4 Gold Star. The Groveside, a charming Edwardian Guest house, provides quality bed and breakfast accommodation within a few minutes level walk from the Regency town centre of Sidmouth and the intriguing views of the Jurassic coastline. A Guest house with a Contemporary charm etched with a traditional twist, the Groveside is all about comfort and flair combining attention to detail with a professional service; Alan and Lin are very proud of the restful, friendly atmosphere; Guests have access to their rooms at all times and we offer a comfortable elegant lounge in which to relax, peruse the morning paper, chat with friends, read a book or even have a little nod in front of the warming fire after a days activity exploring the wonderful coastline of Sidmouth, Devon. Our modern and spacious dining room is the setting for a leisurely traditional breakfast and the recently introduced soup and sandwich suppers. All our food is bought locally and combines the promise of organic, fair trade and fresh ingredients. Our breakfast are there to set you up for the day and we cater for most dietary needs including vegetarian/vegan, dairy free and non wheat. Our aim at the Groveside is to make your stay with us as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Last year saw the introduction of our guest garden and a BBQ is available for you to use for you and your friends. This year we refurbished our single room and upgraded other rooms with beds and linen. We have also introduced the ONO bag plus the use of dressing gowns and slippers. Ladies are given a personal welcome pack. ... more   less 
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