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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent another three nights last week at the hotel in room 117. This is a spacious single ensuite room with a balcony and sea views, tea and coffee supplied everyday and wifi. The Royal York is a relaxing friendly family run hotel. You will not see people at dinner with iPads and phones but you will have a delicious... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Myself and my mum had a rare opportunity to have a mini break. We booked into the Royal York &Faulkner, and I'm so glad we did. On arrival we found that we had been upgraded to a beautiful room overlooking the sea. It really did make our stay so wonderfully special. We found the hotel itself very warm and cozy,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The downstairs bar area looks like it has been recently updated but the bedrooms have not. The bed itself was hard and uncomfortable, the carpet and furniture straight out of the 70s, chunky old fashioned bed spread (stained) on top of thin old duvet. I can't understand the reviews that gave a good score which I referred to before booking,... More 

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West Mids
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always brilliant hospitality and service. Unfortunately the only downside to our break was not the fault of the hotel; it was a very rude bombastic couple( I case you are not sure - room118) who decided to commandeer our table even though it was clearly numbered. After some fuss( solely by this ignorant couple) the staff in a very... More 

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Thank ArchieWestMids
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here for a couple of nights with some family members and found the hotel staff very welcoming. our rooms were clean and well maintained - all rooms were sea facing. Breakfast and dinner were extremely good. Out of school holiday there are more elderly guests. they have three very nice lounges and complimentary afternoon teas. There is also entertainment... More 

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Bushey, Hertfordshire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old hotel - but lacks for nothing in its commitment to customer satisfaction. We have stayed more than once. The rooms are quiet and comfortable, the staff are friendly and well informed, the food comes from a varied menus and is of top quality.

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Bicester
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited this hotel numerous times in the last 15years and have never been disappointed with anything that the hotel provides for there guests.The welcome you get and the service they provide is second to none,and we will return next year.

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Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like old-fashioned hotels, this is the one to visit. But there's nothing old-fashioned about the comfort, the food, and the service: full marks in all three. The bedrooms vary in size, ours was not big but sufficient for a 3-night stay and you can choose bigger; we were right on the sea front and there was a balcony... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at the RYF on many occasions and enjoyed it every time. We always stay in Room 17, a large second floor room with a double and single bed. The only down side is the creaking floor, hardly surprising in a hotel of that age. Having seen our friends' bathroom, Room 17's could do with an update, but... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in the York Suite which has a fantastic outlook. The suite is very clean & comfortable. The staff here were all superb, of all the places we've stayed I'd put them top of the pile. The food, we stayed on a Dinner B & B basis, was good with the menu changing daily.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This magnificent Regency hotel enjoys an unrivaled position at the centre of Sidmouth’s elegant Esplanade, overlooking the sea and adjacent to the picturesque town centre. Owned and personally run by the Hook family, resident proprietors for three generations, the hotel has a long standing reputation for hospitality and service. The property, having undergone expensive though careful refurbishment, is beautifully appointed with all amenities, excellent facilities and a stunning new spa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Price Range: $117 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sidmouth
#7 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
#9 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
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“If you are solo, room 117, large, balcony and sea view”
  • View towards Jacobs Ladder from balcony room 117
 of 5 bubbles M7112AHbarbarab, 2 days ago | Read review
“Go for superior in the front.eg 1,3 17,19. Plenty of room and stunning views.”
 of 5 bubbles ArchieWestMids, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“sea view rooms are best but slightly more expensive”
 of 5 bubbles chris38silver, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Front, rear or side - take your pick.”
 of 5 bubbles pplusj, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Any overlooking the bay all though any room is well equipped. Our favourite is the York Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles Mickyp2706, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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