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“The Bedford, Great Hotel”
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The Bedford Hotel
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
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“The Bedford, Great Hotel”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stayed for 5 days over Easter had a wonderful time, staff couldn't have been more helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Food was excellent, spacious room, clean, good views. The bar and restaurant (which is separate from the hotel dining room) was busy with locals and residents and has a very pleasant ambiance. We were able to park in the hotels private parking area (there were empty spaces all the time we were there), possibly because there was a coach party in.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

On short notice we booked at the Bedford and this is it I don't normally leave reviews but in this case I feel i must amazing the staff could not be more helpful the reception and the French lady at breakfast diamond I will be staying there again.
ALL AT THE BEDFORD BRAVO WELL DONE!

Room Tip: One regret my fault entirely should have booked a front suite or sea viewroom
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Recently stayed Saturday and Sunday night at The Bedford Hotel.
Booked a sea view with a balcony. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Room was light and airy with plenty of space. The view from room 29 is wonderful with
dual aspect to beach and cliffs.
Very enjoyable and relaxing weekend.
Only negative is very limited parking. There is amble parking right next to hotel which cost
us an additional £20 for our stay. Considering the hotel rate was very reasonable this wasn't a problem. Would stay again!

Room Tip: Room 29 has great views
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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surrey
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have stayed a number of times at this excellent Hotel and have never been disappointed.
The staff are welcoming and efficient, and nothing is too much trouble.
We are frequent visitors to Sidmouth and can thoroughly recommend the Bedford.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

The Bedford Hotel has been excellent. Right from our initial enquiry over the phone to check out. A party of 10 of us stayed. All rooms were nicely decorated and clean. All my party had beautiful sea views. Staff were friendly and breakfast was great, How nice to have it cooked to order instead of these buffet type things that are so common these days. All my party would happily return. i did all the booking etc and said, "If The hotel is as nice as Debbie on reception then it will be great!" I am happy to report this was the case.

Room Tip: Balcony over looking the seafront.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

The staff were all welcoming and genuinely helpful. The rooms have been recently renovated to a high standard and are a generous size compared to modern hotels, even the singles. The mattresses were on the thin side and need upgrading, the bathroom floor was a bit sloped due to the age of the building, charmingly quirky! The set evening meal was great value and had choices for the whole of our family party, probably the best hotel meal we've had for a long time. Lunch at Pynes was fab bistro style. Overall, we had a great stay.

Room Tip: The sea views are fantastic.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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GLASTONBURY
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Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Bedford this Saturday evening, lovely hotel perfectly situated on the sea front. We had coffee in the lovely lounge in the afternoon, the sun was warm inside as the wind was cold outside.
The room was very nice, spotlessly clean and nicely decorated. Our only criticism was the mattress was very soggy, and we felt as if we were sleeping on a slope. Did not sleep well.

That said the hotel staff both in the bar and reception were great, nothing was too much trouble. We'll done.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Bedford Hotel

Property: The Bedford Hotel
Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8NR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
#4 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bedford Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Grade II* listed building The Bedford Hotel is a 3*** hotel run by the Pyne Family. Located at the heart of Sidmouth seafront means many rooms boast breathtaking views of Lyme Bay. All rooms are individually furnished, have flat screen televisions and en suite facilities. There is lift access to both floors. The hotel also has comfortable lounges and offers a wide selection of good food and wine in a choice of attractive surroundings. ... more   less 
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