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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here this weekend and the whole experience was wonderful. We stayed in Rose room which was lovely and had a really nice shower. Our friend had a birthday lunch on Sunday. We both have a severe dairy allergy and they went out of the way to accommodate us. It was a fabulous meal and was a lovely day.... More 

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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Salty Monk continues to surprise and delight with a fantastic personal service and attention to detail, whether you experience breakfast or dinner you will be impressed with the freshness and quality of the food served which is a great pleasure to the palette and aroma of everything served. Accommodation is of a similar standard. Fine local English wine has... More 

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6556, Manager at Salty Monk, responded to this review

Lovely customers make our job so enjoyable and the effort that we put into making the business what it is so worthwhile. It is not always easy but we want to maintain exceeding customer expectations, and make great memories for our guests. There are lots of areas to our business, small but perfectly formed is what we aim for! Our... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night midweek. We booked it as a hotel but it is described as a restaurant with rooms. Rooms are very traditional in a 16th century property, which was originally a salt house used by Benedictine monks - hence the name. Ours had a bathroom the size of a large cupboard with a power-shower but no bath.... More 

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6556, Manager at Salty Monk, responded to this review

I think a case of misinterpretation has led to your review, in asking you if "there is anything else you would like to add " which on reflection needs to be apologised for. Our Breakfast includes the Buffet, drinks, freshly squeezed juices and cooked menu on which there are many choices. We do not indeed have draught Beer pumps but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for the weekend due to a friends wedding nearby. Beautiful room & grounds, breakfast was really good. Used the spa which was wonderful for us to relax after the wedding. The staff were amazing & nothing was too much trouble for them Highly recommend & will definitely be back.

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Thank Michael P
6556, Manager at Salty Monk, responded to this review

We are very happy that your friends wedding weekend was so lovely and the weather too, your little Spa treat was the icing on the cake, so glad that you all enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent and attractive room, great choice for breakfast and evening meals a treat. Choice of menus although a couple of nights fixed choice; food very good. This our second visit and treated like old friends. Don't forget to book for a meal at weekends as they can get very busy.

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Thank David B
6556, Manager at Salty Monk, responded to this review

There is nothing like a lovely review from a second visit and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat outside in a very pleasant garden. Scones were light and fluffy, jam was tasty and we had plenty of hot tea. All very enjoyable. The staff were friendly and welcoming, I would happily return for more.

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Thank outandabout162016
6556, Manager at Salty Monk, responded to this review

Yummy Cream Teas enjoyed by so many, we are very proud of our Cream Tea accolades, hoping to see you for many more! More 

Berks
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122 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having had a major back operation I was desperate to go somewhere and see something other than my house, but I was concerned about sleeping in a bed which might make things worse. I surfed the internet for somewhere with a quality bed and quality food and I found the Salty Monk. We had the Lavender Suite for 2 nights... More 

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6556, Manager at Salty Monk, responded to this review

Lovely result for a well deserved break, so glad that the Tempur mattresses suited your poorly back, we are looking forward to your return visit fighting fit! More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This is a lovely place to stay with comfy beds and spotless rooms. However, as I am paying £140 for one night's bed and breakfast I do expect everything to be tip top. Having stayed here before and been delighted, it was disappointing this time to find a tear in the duvet cover along with what appeared to be make... More 

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Thank CanadaGirl52
6556, Manager at Salty Monk, responded to this review

Golly apologies for both of those mistakes, the laundry is from a premium quality and premium price company! so I have dealt with the duvet cover issue with them. The flannels are washed in house and I can only replace those that come to my attention, this one obviously slipped through the net, you may or may not believe the... More 

Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I visited my friend and this was the 2nd time we had come. The staff remembered me and my firmed, superb service. We paid £120 for a 3 course meal, wine and soft drinks. Its a treat and definitely worth every penny. Excellent service.

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Thank Cindy W
6556, Owner at Salty Monk, responded to this review

Its always our aim to have guests return so we are very happy that you had a great evening again. Remember to check out our website for special events and offers, we try to offer a monthly event for added interest, sometimes timed with national events like Wimbledon, with our special Tennis themed Afternoon Tea. We are looking forward to... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The meal was lovely,great food and excellent service.The presentation was first class and the restaurant is the place to go for a special meal. The food is cooked to personal taste.There was no sense of hurry and we could have stayed as long as we wanted.

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Thank Winterberry14
6556, Owner at Salty Monk, responded to this review

Happy team after reading this review, we are looking forward to seeing you again. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
5 Star Restaurant with Rooms. 6 Ensuite bedrooms with two dining experiences, our main Restaurant and a Brasserie for great quality light bites. Private Car Park, free of charge ... more   less 

Additional Information about Salty Monk

Address: Church Street | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Price Range: $168 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Salty Monk 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Salty Monk Sidmouth, Devon
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