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Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

#10 of 12 Hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AZ, England
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent last weekend with our family once again enjoying the excellent hospitality at the Royal York & Faulkner Hotel. We all had sea facing rooms and it is worth paying the extra to awaken to the sound of the sea crashing on the shore. The entertainment ends at 10.45pm prompt and on the Saturday evening consisted of one singer... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed one night on 21st March and everything about this hotel was fine, apart from my room being above their live entertainment happening on the floor below. It was so loud, I couldn't hear the television in the room, and I definitely couldn't sleep whilst it was going on, even wearing ear plugs. But what was worse was the... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first to trip to the hotel and we were extremely pleased. The staff were very helpful and pleasant, the food was delicious with a great choice. It was a very relaxed and pleasant experience, I would strongly recommend this hotel.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conveniently located on the sea front,close to the shops, the RYF offers clean, comfortable accommodation, good service and excellent food. My husband and I have stayed here many times over the years and we have never been disappointed. The clientelle has always tended to be aged 40+ and our holidays have never been spoilt by the presence of noisy, badly... More 

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Bicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having been to this hotel numerous times in the last 15 years it only gets better and better. We stayed in the York Suite which is a superb suite 25yds from the main hotel this year,but whatever room you have all are well equipped and comfortable. Food is excellent and staff helpful.Only drawback is intermittent internet service.

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ryfadmin, Owner at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here, and that you believe the hotels continues to get better and better. We agree the York Suite is superb and we are resolving our internet service issues for this particular suite ensuring it has same... More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I usually stay at another hotel in Sidmouth,but it was full. I am so glad I chose the royal York as the alternative.Charming reception, and then afternoon tea with home made scones and cream-all complementary. Its all rather refined,Sidmouth personified. My room was small but clean and with a sea view.I have rebooked for April. Dinner had a good choice... More 

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ryfadmin, Owner at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

We too are glad that you chose us as an alternative to your usual; we are also delighted to hear that you are visiting us again in April. If you would like to give us a ring we will ensure we have some non-alcoholic beer chilling prior to your next arrival. More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I had a 4 night stay in the York Suite, it was wonderful. Clean, Quiet, Comfortable with a nice balcony overlooking the sea. The whole hotel was clean and very well run. All the staff were cheerful and helpful and very attentive, nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant was great, with an excellent choice for breakfasts,... More 

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ryfadmin, Owner at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a positive review. We look forward to welcoming back again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stayed for one night on Wednesday, dinner, bed and breakfast. Our room had a sea view and balcony. The room was lovely and warm, clean and welcoming. The weather admittedly was perfect, sunny and sparkling, we sat on the balcony and couldn't tear ourselves away. High tea was included in the price, but wasn't up to much and would... More 

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ryfadmin, Owner at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we agree it is difficult to tear yourself away from the balcony view! Delighted to hear your dog appreciated the room service! More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Just had a four day break at this hotel. We had a fantastic time, nice and clean with good wholesome food and pleasant helpful staff. We will certainly be back. Several members of the group revisit the hotel year after year.

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ryfadmin, Owner at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice honest review of our Hotel. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Oakley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

have just spent Valentines here which is our third visit and you can always be sure of cheerful staff and good food although missed a selection of vegetables this time and agree with the previous reviewer except our room also faced the sea but had been updated looking forward to our next visit

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ryfadmin, Owner at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

How lucky we are to have such lovely loyal visitors. We certainly look forward to welcome you back for the forth time!! More 

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