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The Belmont Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8RX, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Sidmouth
Abergavenny
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“One of the best - NO - THE BEST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Another 6 day visit to this hotel by the sea. Our favourite waitress Errrrrrrrrrrrma has got the coveted black jacket and has been promoted to head waitress to assist Angie the manageress, who again is another asset to the hotel. It is also a joy to visit this hotel when Ronnie is on duty, he has a wicked sense of humour on the quiet, but very professional when carrying out his duties as head waiter. After dinner when retiring to the lounge for tea or coffee you are met by Xsavia and Larry (Hope the spelling is right) and Xsavia knows what you want straight away after you have been there one night, whether it is tea or coffee.
This is our 5th visit to this hotel over the years and from the moment you enter the reception to the time you leave it is so relaxing and friendly especially Tim the Gen Manager who at busy times even helps out waiting on tables and coming around to speak to all the guests.
You begin to feel that the staff have become your friends but still there is that proffesionalism all the time when you meet and greet them.
A big thankyou again to all the staff upstairs and downstairs for making our holiday so relaxing and to say that my wife and I will see you again in November.

Room Tip: We have had 4 different rooms over the years and thay have all been excellent. Tim has showed me the...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

What are you looking for in a Hotel. Is it a bland chrome and faux leather place, with staff that do not really want to be there, with bedrooms the size of a cupboard, coldish food left on a buffet, no parking or even having to pay to park, and charges for anything they can thisnk of. Then sorry the Belmont is not for you.

The moment you arrive and park your car in the large car pasrk - you are greeted by a friendly door-man and reception staff. Your room will be welcoming and beautifully decorated with comfy beds. All meals are served "silver service" style - even breakfast by staff who are friendly and happy to be looking after you. What more can you ask for - old fashioned service and courtesy as it used to be and is now very difficukt to find. Somewhere where you custom is valued - you are treated as a person and not just another number.

We like the Belmont - I am sure you will as well. Well done Tim (GM) and all the Staff at the Belmont for making our stay something special

Room Tip: The sea view rooms are great - soem of the side sea view rooms have recently been refurbished and ar...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Having stayed at nearly all of the hotels in this chain, our recent return here provided a most welcome winter break, and whilst all maintain a high standard of service, comfort and cuisine, the Belmont must be considered a favourite. Staff helpful on arrival and courteous and friendly throughout our stay. The room was comfortabe, warm and well equipped; the menu was both extensive and varied; the food was well presented and excellently served.
Apart from a slight error in dining table seating we could find no fault in the service and do not hesitate to recommend a stay here whilst we look forward to a return visit.
Sidmouth and surroundings have plenty to offer the visitor in all forms of activit,y whether leisure, entertainment or shopping.

Room Tip: Rooms with sea views available if required.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The Belmont Hotel is a clean and tidy hotel with fantastic views. The staff are friendly and efficient. Dressing for dinner adds to the sense of occasion and complements the care taken with the preparation and serving of meals. The pianist also adds that "special something". The ambiance of the hotel manages to blend the Regency atmosphere of Sidmouth with modern convenience.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are best but others have interesting views.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bristol
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Just spent 3nights in this lovely hotel.Room was warm and beautifully decorated and furnished no expense spared.Food was amazing! Staff dedicated and very friendly.We even enjoyed putting out on the front lawn.We are looking forward to our next visit .Alan and Jenny.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BrendHotels, Area Director at The Belmont Hotel, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you for your review of The Belmont Hotel after your recent stay with us. It was most reassuring to read all of your comments, and to see that you were especially pleased with your room, our food and our staff. It is always rewarding for all the staff to read these comments.

We are happy to hear that you would like to stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Belmont Hotel in the near future. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review.
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Wales
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The Belmont Hotel is ideally situated, just yards from the sea on Sidmouths' waterfront. It's reputation as one of the Brend group, goes before it. Staff are trained to an extremely high standard, fittings and furnishings superb.
The pianist in the dining room on Saturday night was spellbinding, I'd have paid to see him in concert. He turned a meal into an occasion.
The menu, as always at Brend Hotels was extensive, varied and plentiful.
Use of the pool and spa facilities at their sister hotel next door was beneficial.
There were a few downfalls however.To suit the majority of the clientele, the heating was rather overbearing.

Room Tip: The double room bed was too small, especially if one likes ones own space. It would be wise to reque...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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wigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Having become somewhat disenchanted with the food at our usual hotel, we booked a 4-night stay at the Belmont. We had dined there on a previous occasion and been extremely impressed with both the quality of food and the superb service, and so we booked a short stay in early January.
We had only requested a standard room, but were delighted to be allocated room 201, which was large, bright and overlooked the beautifully maintained gardens. This was greatly appreciated.
From the start, we were impressed with the helpful and friendly demeanour of every member of staff, who without exception genuinely seemed to love working there. Our luggage was speedily delivered to our room, and within minutes, the Receptionist had rung to check that all was in order with our room....it was!
Prior to dinner, we settled down in the bar to peruse the menu, which offered a super choice. We were particularly pleased to note that instead of the all-too-common easy option of 'panache of vegetables' there was a selection of separate vegetables offered - each interestingly prepared in its own right.
What we really loved, apart from the divinely delicious food, was the fact that, in this Hotel, silver service is alive and well. In too many establishments one is expected to serve one's own vegetables, and no matter how you try, it's not possible to match the expertise of a highly skilled Waiter!
Everything was piping hot, and interesting flavours complemented each other in every course - there are five of them!
The following morning, as we entered the Restaurant, the Waiter remembered which table was 'ours' and moved it away from the wall for us to settle ourselves. Impressive! Breakfast is also fully served - even the fruit juice. This makes SUCH a refreshing change and provides a relaxing start to the day. No queuing at a buffet. Yes!
So - a beautiful hotel, in a prime sea-front position, with excellent food, rooms and service and a happy, committed staff. Will we be back? - Certainly!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8RX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sidmouth
#3 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Belmont Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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