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Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AZ, England
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Ranked #11 of 12 hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Sompting, West Sussex.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Hotel was the first in Sidmouth and occupies a prime position on the sea front, backing on to the shopping centre. It has expanded sidesways during the past 200 years and now occupies quite a large site. It is comfortably furnished and has several sittingrooms on the ground floor, with the first and second floors, accessible by lift, accommodating... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Both my wife and I had a very enjoyable 2 night stay at this hotel during the recent Festival Week. Apart from the corridors being a bit 'tired' on the upper floors, the rooms throughout were very clean and comfortable, the food was excellent and the staff were both friendly and very helpful - so much so, we would have... More

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

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your review. More

Narberth
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Royal Faulkner during folk week, when I imagine it is at its busiest. Even so all the staff who were stretched for time were polite friendly and efficient. The hotel is clearly a one off and harks back to a time when life was more gracious where people talked to each other with interest and respect... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at this hotel is a little bit like stepping back into the seventies or eighties with its dated decor and you can't help but feel that it has gone a little way past it's prime. Saying that it has most definitely got a certain charm and the staff were always really friendly and helpful. As previous reviews have mentioned... More

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

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our charm even if our traditional décor was not to your taste. We do elect to furnish in a period rather than modern style as we believe it befits the Regency building. I appreciate that our car park is limited in that it is arranged in bays, but rest assured, our porters... More

Bucks. UK
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129 reviews 129 reviews
78 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a sentimental attachment to this hotel going back many years but haven't stayed here for a while. The location could not be better, right on the sea front and you can go straight out for a swim. When it is lively like in Folk Week you can participate without going far. Very handy for the town. The staff... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is well placed for Sidmouth being right on The Esplanade. So get a room with a sea view and you are fortunate. Staff are very friendly with a very strong International mix. Our stay there was pleasant enough but the client mix is very much the older generation and we are in our sixties. So if you are over... More

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

We were sorry to hear that the traditional style of the hotel was not to your personal taste, however Visit Britain & the AA work to a stringent set of guidelines when assessing and grading establishments and we are proud of the 3 star status that they have awarded us. Thank you for your review. More

Chester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited this hotel many times and this stay was for a family get together in August. Convenient location for the beach across the road which was enjoyed by the grandchildren. Meals, choice and the friendly service in the dining room were great this time, also cleaning staff very friendly, however reception was efficient but not particularly helpful and friendly.... More

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

Please accept our apologies for reception not being friendly, we shall certainly take this up with them. Glad however that on the whole, you and your family enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon. More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location on the seafront with limited amount of on site parking. Room plain but well decorated and clean. Had a room on the back of the hotel with plenty of windows. Lift to all floors. Breakfast good but disorganised service. Had to laugh when asking for brown toast and ketchup to go with the bacon as a plate arrived... More

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

We are sorry to hear that breakfast was a little disorganised and not up to our usual standard of service – we were obviously experiencing a “fawlty towers” morning. Thank you for taking it with such good grace although please be assured that some further training will be delivered. It’s always nice to hear that our guests enjoyed the Hydra-Spa... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed a few days away 4 in all to escape the stress of London. The hotel is right on the seafront and I had a sea view single small but adequate... I could open the window and hear the sea which was lovely. Its not a boutique hotel its old fashioned but the staff are all helpful and friendly. Food... More

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

There’s nothing quite like sea air to revive and refresh! I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and it sounds like it did the trick. I will pass on your comments to our chef and therapists, thank you. More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the 'York & Faulkner' in July for a long weekend with a coach party. The Hotel is very conveniently placed being on the seafront and just around the corner from the shops. All level walking. My single room was small but adequate. Room and bathroom clean and comfortable bed. Shower (no bath) which I found a little difficult... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review as it is always insightful and to hear guest feedback. We were a little disappointed that you found the silver service old-fashioned as the vast majority of our guests remark how nice it is not to have to endure buffet style service. More

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Address: Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal York & Faulkner Hotel 3*
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This magnificent Regency hotel enjoys an unrivaled position at the centre of Sidmouth’s elegant Esplanade, overlooking the sea and adjacent to the picturesque town centre. Owned and personally run by the Hook family, resident proprietors for three generations, the hotel has a long standing reputation for hospitality and service. The property, having undergone expensive though careful refurbishment, is beautifully appointed with all amenities, excellent facilities and a stunning new spa. ... more   less 
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