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Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

#12 of 13 Hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AZ, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Traveling without a plan, meaning no reservations, has the expectable minuses, but can have unexpected pluses. On our way to Cornwall, we came to Sidmouth in the early evening, too late for the Tourism Office. The first hotel we saw was the Royal York and Faulkner, right on the Esplanade. We entered a wood and brass revolving door that seemed... More 

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

Thank you kindly for your review. We apologise that the wi-fi was poor in your particular room. We have recently upgraded the access points, but have identified one or two weak areas which will be improved shortly. We do hope that you visit us again in the future. More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed here for two nights which was an ideal base for us to venture out from. We had a lovely positioned room overlooking the sea & with the big windows & positioning of the bed it was a beautiful view to wake up to each morning. The rooms themselves were a little old fashioned but very clean. The... More 

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

Thank you for your comprehensive and kind review of your recent stay with us. I am pleased that we managed to resolve the wi-fi issue during your visit, and future guests will be pleased to read that we have upgraded the system to provide a faster and fuller coverage of the hotel. We do hope to welcome you again sometime... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal York and Faulkner Hotel is actually two adjoining victorian hotels joined together to form a hotel of some considerable size. It has been carefully looked after by the Hook family for many years and retains as many of the period features as is possible including an oak panelled dining room and a traditional revolving door. Some may be... More 

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

We would like to express our thanks for a most comprehensive and complimentary review; we appreciate the time and effort taken and also the advice given - we will certainly expand our selection of books offered in the reading room. We do hope to welcome you again, and assure you of our best attention at all times. More 

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is is a traditional seaside hotel. It is all-inclusive and the meals are amazing. The dinner is four courses and there isn't even a choice of four main vegetarian options! The location is lovely, Sidmouth is a pleasant unspoilt seaside town. The bathroom was nice too. You get given small towels but you can request larger ones. You can... More 

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

Thank you for your review - we are very fortunate that Sidmouth remains unspoilt, and it is with pleasure and joy that we can share this with our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

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

Excellent location to beach, town and facilities. Patient and caring Staff who went out of their way to provide a table for my cousins and I to breakfast together during our stay. All staff friendly. Good dining room and service. The room was comfortable and although on town side of the hotel most of the weekend noise could be blocked... More 

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We are so happy that your stay with us was enjoyable, and we do hope to see you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel again after a two year break in visits. This a well run hotel offering excellent food and service and in the best location. Step outside the front door to the promenade and through the side door to the shops. The hotel has been partly refurbished since the last time I was there and the end suite... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your lovely comments; we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

Narberth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and once again visited this hotel for five nights during folk week. The staff were first rate in attempting to help with anything they could. I was particularly grateful this year, for the level of disability access in the hotel. Almost everywhere you can imagine there are handles to help, and my disabled knee shouts "thank you "... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review, and we are pleased that your holiday with us was a success. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will be pleased to know that Basil Faulty is alive and well in Sidmouth at the Royal York and Faulkner. First morning I was told that I could not have breakfast with a friend staying on his own in another room because the hotel had a 'system'. I apparently needed to notify the hotel the night before of such... More 

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The hotel restaurant operates allocated table reservations, not open seating, and all tables were in use during the busy folk festival week. We endeavour to accommodate all requests from our guests, however, asking (at the onset of breakfast) to be seated with another room, presents a challenge when there are no tables available. Had we not been fully booked, your... More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Royal York and Faulkner for a 3 night long weekend starting on 25th July. We had room 24 , a sea view double on 2nd floor. It was clean, tidy and the bathroom had been recently re-furbished. It is an old building which some might find dated and seems to cater for the more... More 

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

Thank you for your comments, and we are delighted that your visit with us was enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

north wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent 4 nights here with a friend. Food was fabulous. Staff friendly and efficient. Felt rather young at sixty. A good place to stay .Will go there again if I get the chance. Our room was fine though I would like to stay in a room facing the sea!

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

We are so pleased to hear you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday with us. As you can imagine, the sea view rooms are booked quite far in advance, so be sure to contact us as soon as you know your available dates. We appreciate the time you have taken to write a review, and look forward to welcoming you... More 

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