We have been returning to this hotel most years since our 13 year old daughter was 2 so the fact that a sophisticated teen is happy to return this year should speak volumes!
If you are looking for a swanky hotel then this will not be the place for you. When we first booked I was relieved to find a comfortable hotel where other guests with children would understand and not ask to sit"away from the kid" which we had experienced in Surrey when our baby was actually sitting quietly. Kevin and Judith started this hotel to enable families to have relaxing holidays.
I warmed to Kevin straight away on our first visit when our daughter woke whilst we were at dinner and we did not get upstairs quickly enough to calm her down and she started to trash the room-Kevin hardy batted an eye and spoke soothingly to her! We have always found Kevin and Judith to be very kind, warm and eager to please and they genuinely care about their guests and take pride in what they do.. We have always enjoyed the food which is prepared with care. When our daughter was younger she was occasionally fussy and Judith was always happy to find something different for her.
We liked the fact that we could dine in peace whilst our daughter slept with the hotel walkie talkie providing a monitor and afterwards we could swap stories with other diners in the lounge over coffee.
I am amazed that people on here have seen fit to complain about serving dishes! I have never found this hotel to be dirty. I would rate 4 and a half stars with half star loss because on our last visit I felt a little updating was needed in places and perhaps more selection with the bedroom tea and coffee and guest toiletries but minor points really. To be fair a lot of updating has already happened and obviously cannot all be done at once. I also found the mattress a little uncomfortable although my husband and daughter slept very well but then i suffer with my back.
We would be happy to stay here whether we had children or not. We feel very well looked after and there is always plenty to see and do.
- Also Known As:
- Bulstone Hotel Sidmouth
- The Bulstone Hotel Branscombe, Devon, England