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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent choice for a 2 day break in December. Friendly staff, comfortable and warm hotel. Our room on the second floor looked straight out to sea, excellent en suite, loads of hot water for luxurious bath, our only slight criticism was the mattress a little soft for our liking. Menu was varied with a good choice and beautifully cooked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed for one night in a sea view room and it was absolutely stunning. The best part was having a cup of tea by my bedroom window watching the waves. The bedroom was very spacious and also clean and would love to stay again.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad we had a balcony room on the first floor. A large pleasant room overlooking the sea. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony 2 afternoons watching the world go by . Food was pretty good , but disappointed with what was supposed to be the xmas dinner as this was a Turkey and Tinsel break., The meal was cold and... More 

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

We were sorry to read that you were unhappy with the Christmas evening meal and further that it was not hot, please accept our apologies for any disappointment. Certainly, had we been made aware at the time, we would have happily rectified the problem. The seasonal breaks that we offer at this time of year are intentionally low key with... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really have nothing but praise for this well-managed, family-run business. Our 2-night stay was an anniversary, so we went for one of the 2 suites (ours was the Faulkner) which was just what we hoped for; a cosy sitting room which opened onto a sea-view balcony, a comfy bed and cleverly-designed en-suite, The decor is appropriate to this Regency... More 

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

Thank you for writing such a thoughtful review. We are glad you enjoyed your anniversary stay in our Faulkner Suite. We certainly hope to welcome you back again. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at this hotel umpteen times over the last 20 years and I can honestly say it is still my favourite hotel in Devon. The rooms are comfortable and very clean. We always have a sea-view room as hubby loves the sound of the sea. The restaurant produces excellent food, with a varied menu and the waiting staff... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review for our hotel. It is wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed staying with us over all these years and still continue to enjoy your time here. We very much look forward to welcoming your back next year. More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a lovely 4 day break this November. The hotel is on the seafront at Sidmouth close to the shopping areas. Rooms are of a good size, clean,warm and well furnished. The whole hotel has a warm and friendly atmosphere with the staff going out of their way to help on every occasion. The food was... More 

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

It really is a pleasure to read such a positive review for our hotel. We pride ourselves on our service and our staff so it’s encouraging to hear that it’s being appreciated. Thank you and we hope to welcome you back again in 2015. More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It's not often I rate a hotel excellent, but this time I am. I must say firstly that the hotel was not fully open as some rooms were being refurbished. The meals were delicious, hot and well presented. The rooms were clean, newly decorated and we had a sea view. There was a reading room, TV room, bar lounge and... More 

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

We are delighted that you appreciated the hotel, our staff, food and wonderful location. I would like to take this opportunity to clarify that the hotel is fully operational, with just 4 rooms undergoing refurbishment prior to Christmas. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you. More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Found the hotel situated directly on the front at Sidmouth, parking can be a little difficult in high season but Nov no trouble. Can park on double yellow lines just outside the hotel when arriving or leaving. Help is readily available to help with luggage. Straight away one is aware that although it looks a little in need of the... More 

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

Thank you so much to taking the time to write a thoughtful and detailed review. It is very much appreciated and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. More 

leicestershire, england
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This hotel is the best I have stayed in in Britain! It has obviously been recently refurbished to a very high standard. The furniture throughout is in keeping with a regency, classical feel and the decor likewise. The staff are very friendly and helpful and always seem to be smiling. The food is varied and always hot and again the... More 

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

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Litchfield, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I booked this after doing very little online research--a quick look at their website, a cursory reading of recent reviews--for a spur-of-the moment overnight stay on our way back to London. The first and most important part of my review is: the photos on the website are misleading. We were led through what seemed like a rabbit warren of hallways... More 

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

We are sorry to read that you didn’t enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel and apologise as the shower tray in this particular room is undeniably on the small size. We have 70 rooms throughout the hotel and they all vary in size, style and decor and we hope our website shows a cross section of what we have... More 

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Additional Information about Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

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*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Royal York And Faulkner Hotel
Royal York & Faulkner Hotel Sidmouth, Devon
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sidmouth
#5 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
#11 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth

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