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“A Hotel with that extra - Service!”
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Royal Glen Hotel
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A Hotel with that extra - Service!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

A group of 32 of us have just had a great weekend at the Royal Glen.
This family owned hotel certainly has that little extra, good old fashioned service. From the Management through to all the staff, it was just a great experience.
Some of us had the Superior Rooms which were immaculate, 5Star quality.
The cosyness of this hotel makes everyone feel very relaxed, all of our group thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They also have a superb indoor swimming pool which is well used and serviced.
I'm sure some of us will be back for another visit

Room Tip: Go for the Superior Rooms with the walk in shower.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Hilary C, Owner at Royal Glen Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank you for our first review of 2013, we hope that we may have the opportunity of welcoming you and others of your group again soon
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Royal Glen is a historic, listed building - Queen Victoria stayed there as a child. The architecture is lovely, there is a nice garden, and you are just a minute's walk from the sea front. It is a family run place with very friendly service. It is a Victorian country house atmosphere. The furniture is old fashioned, the floors creaky and the carpets hideous - but this is in keeping with the period! Our friends hired the whole place for a wedding - it is an ideal size for this kind of function (30 rooms).

Room Tip: Ask for a garden view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Hilary C, Owner at Royal Glen Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank You for making a review. We find Axminster carpets still can not be bettered for quality and do tend to be very traditional. I am pleased that you enjoyed the venue which I know the happy couple felt offered just the atmosphere they wanted.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Just returned from a one night stay at the Royal Glen Hotel after celebrating a friends wedding. A beautiful characterful building with lots of perfectly sized tasteful rooms. A warm welcome on our arrivial and a really helpful passenger lift (which was a great find in such a property). The food was delightful and the service was excellent. HIghly recommend a stay here. Thank you for a lovely stay and everyones kindness.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Hilary C, Owner at Royal Glen Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank You for making a review, we hope that we may welcome you back to the Royal Glen at another time
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Bham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Just come back from a 2 night stay with parents. Fantastic hotel with real character ! Real good old fashioned service throughout the hotel. Good location about 100 metres from the sea.
Hope to stay there again sometime.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed at the Royal Glen for 7 days in early Oct 12; we (that is, my H and myself and his 91 year old mother) have stayed there in previous years. It is an excellent, small hotel with friendly staff who go out of their way to help. The staff were always ready to assist with the needs of my mother in law. The food is first rate, fresh vegs, reasonable choice each evening. The puddings are out of this world: everything an English pudding should be and more. There is also a new masseuse (Susan) who has magic hands.
I recommend this hotel for middle-aged and older people.

Room Tip: I don't know about this. If you are offered the bread and butter pudding or the crumble, take it...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Hilary C, Owner at Royal Glen Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thank You for your review, we are pleased you were able to sample our new Therapy Room, and we look forward to welcoming you again.
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Bideford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Very pretty strawberry gothic hotel in lovely location close to sea. Old fashioned service by which I mean excellent! Very quiet and understated. Food was good but not adventurous and the regency drawing room was a delight. Don't change it ever! Had the pool to myself for a morning swim..hotel bar decor could do with updating. Nice room with all conveniences but not modern generic furniture thank goodness.. Think I brought down the average age of the clientele considerably without revealing my age but I do have a grown up son! No consequence to me but I probably wouldn't bring younger, noisier members of my family here to disturb the peace. Great retreat for adults. Would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank karenzamars
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Having a well cooked veggie breakfast to the sounds of the Dam Busters March is the memorable moment of our recent 4 day break. Quirky and old fashioned; but such a relief from the plastic, same old, same old usual hotels. Staff attentive, but not overly so, recpetion really helpful. They even remembered my parents having regular Sunday Lunch there in the early 1990's, and welcomed them back on a visit. Tremendous. Go and see for yourself, and save this real treasure.

Room Tip: We had an upgraded room on the second floor, well worth the extra.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Royal Glen Hotel
Address: Glen Road, Sidmouth EX10 8RW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
#11 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Glen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Glen is situated in its own secluded garden, 500 yards from the seafront esplanade. There is parking for 25 cars, a small gym and indoor heated pool. The restaurant serves a 4 course table d'hote menu with choices using Devon produce. The bar offers a comprehensive wine list & the Drawing room opens out on to a sunny veranda. The grade 1 listed building has accommodation in both traditional and contemporary styles. The family run Royal Glen offers personal service in a friendly atmosphere. It is ideally situated for exploring the county and coast from the beautiful resort of Sidmouth. ... more   less 
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