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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went this last weekend to join friends who were already in Sidmouth. My partner and I checked in at the hotel by a really lovely lady on reception. Checkin was really quick and the first impressions were the hotel was very nice, good old fashioned English style. We went off to park the car at the rear and then... More 

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Lynton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

met friends at the hotel, we had a nice room overlooking the sea there is a games room with a snooker table and different lounges one with Wi-Fi, the service was good and we were impressed with the menu and food, would recommend,

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you and your friends had a relaxing time. More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time stay with 3 other adults, two of whom who were more elderly. Old fashioned courtesy and service from all staff, comfortable rooms nicely finished. Choice of lounges was great to enjoy afternoon tea. Inclusive package really good value for money and really felt like every need had been catered for; quality and choice of food in restaurant excellent.... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing a review. Its always lovely to hear that guests have enjoyed their time here with us, we certainly look forward to welcoming you back next year. Thank you. More 

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best location in Sidmouth overlooking the sea and with the quaint shops on the door step. The welcome was very warm from the helpful staff and the food was great and incredible value. Free parking onsite. A very relaxing weekend break.

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

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay here with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A comfortable hotel with willing and friendly staff. The location on the sea front is wonderful with shops and restaurants close by. We had a comfortable room with a decent size bathroom - all very clean and nicely made up every day. The breakfasts were good with waiter service and an enjoyable evenings entertainment provided by a pianist in the... More 

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

Thank you for your review the hotel does have a fabulous location. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again in the future. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Apologies about the intermittent wi-fi, we are in the process of strengthening the network and looking forward to the arrival of fibre-optic broadband, promised very shortly! More 

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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

We were sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the afternoon tea and the style of lounge service that we offer for after dinner coffee. In our experience most of our guests prefer to relax in the lounges or bar and help themselves to coffee after the meal, as opposed to being served at the table. We do offer... More 

Wiveliscombe, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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 

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