What has happened at the Victoria Hotel! I stayed there about 5+ years ago and things have gone down hill since then. My Husband booked the weekend break as a celebration. when we arrived on a Saturday in late June we were greeted by a doorman (just as grumpy as 5 years ago).
Everything was just OK in respect of the rooms they had been refurbished since our last stay, however in terms of hygiene they were quite filthy along the skirting boards, under the bed, marks on the sheets, marks on the bathroom mirror.
Lounge area and bar were neat and tidy there was a friendly waiter that brought us an afternoon tea and a pleasant young man in the bar looks quite like a younger version of an older bar manager.
Restaurant was busy and tables were too close together as my husband was talking to myself about the rudeness of the manager the table next to us were agreeing! The head waiter was less than helpful and quite insulting when my husband asked if we could have a window table for our second night. We asked because we were too close to the band and the kitchen (lots of shouting and swearing were ruining the atmosphere). he replied that the window tables were taken and were for people in the better rooms. then the best part of it was that he held out his hand as though my husband would give him a gratuity. The food was of an acceptable level but far from being special.
As we had coffee in the lounge looking up the staircase we could hear the waiters at the desk by the grandfather clock, discussing the hotel manager telling one of them off,
there were a few choice words then another manager(silvering hair) came in and instead of telling them off carried on with a few choice words of his own. We finnished our coffee and went to bed.
A fairly average night, bit of noise from the corridors. After breakfast we left the hotel and went to Exeter for the day.
On Sunday night service and food was pretty much the same, we didnt tip the Maitre D' so we didnt get a window seat.
Thank-you for a very unforgetable stay at the Victoria hotel, my advice to anybody thinking of staying here would be to experience any other hotel in sidmouth. They would all have to be miles better than the Victoria!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in 5 acres of manicured gardens, the Victoria welcomes guests with a unique blend of hospitality, comfort and style. Perfectly located on Sidmouth's beautiful seafront esplanade, for many years the Victoria has been owned and managed by the Brend family - Devon and Cornwall's leading family hoteliers. Much loving care and attention has been lavished upon this fine establishment and it's no wonder that it enjoys a reputation as one of England's finest hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victoria Hotel Sidmouth, Devon