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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
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just had a three night stay at this traditional seaside hotel. Wonderful position yards from the shingle beach and very near the shops. Very comfortable and spacious single room with sea view. Very relaxing to listen to the Sea breaking on the shore. Great value for money.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for our Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we couldn't agree more there is something magical about being able to wake up and hear the waves breaking on the shore....blissful! We hope we can welcome you back again in the future. More 

Minehead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant hotel to stay at. We had a sea facing room which was clean and comfortable. Shower room rather small but adequate and the shower worked perfectly. Restaurant staff very knowledgable and quick, possibly too quick sometimes between courses. The meals were well cooked from a menu that changed dailly. There was a coach party staying at the... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Somewhat disappointing, afternoon tea not as shown on Web site, hotel very much geared up for coach parties. Bathroom towels can only be described as large hand towels, wouldn't class as bath towel. Self service for coffee after dinner, and removed very quickly. Don't expect such for £150 per night for two, expect to be served.

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Wiveliscombe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is now a twice yearly event - a weekend at the RY&F Hotel. The chef has managed to lift what has always been good food up to very good food. The staff, irrespective of title, level or pay grade, are all very helpful, co-operative and friendly. We were pleased to see that the hotel continues to be re-decorated &... More 

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

Firstly can we say how delighted we are to be able welcome you here on such a regular occasion, we consider ourselves very lucky to have such loyal customers like yourselves. We do pride ourselves on our hotel, staff and customer service and it’s always good to know that we are getting things right. Thank you for taking the time... More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice hotel with friendly staff. Spotlessly clean and comfortable rooms. Sea view rooms are to be recommended. Excellent food and very good value. We have been to this hotel many times and will continue to do so.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are always delighted to hear of guest to return time and again...we look forward to welcoming your back again soon. More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was really good. On the seafront, it was clean and well decorated and the food was good. The waiting staff, reception, cleaners and all others were friendly and helpful.They did all they could to make you feel welcome.The room was cleaned every day and the bathroom was spotless though I am not keen on shower curtains! There was... More 

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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 of your recent stay here with us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed yourselves and our hotel. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
63 hotel reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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

It is always so nice to hear how our guests enjoy their time here with us. We agree that waking up to the sound of the sea is purely magical. Thank you for your review More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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

We were very sorry to learn that the duty receptionist didn't offer you an alternative room when you complained about being disturbed by the entertainment. Albeit, we didn't have an alternative sea-facing balcony room to offer, we certainly could have accommodated you in a quiet side facing room at that time. The hotel has just two bedrooms directly over the... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

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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Thank you for choosing to stay here with us, we hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

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

Thank you so much for your lovely reveiw. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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