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“This is the number 1 hotel in Sidmouth”
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Hotel Riviera
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Twyford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“This is the number 1 hotel in Sidmouth”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

I have been coming to Sidmouth for 30 years as my grandparents lived here for many years. This was my grandfather's favourite hotel and we often ate here. We had the pleasure of staying there last night. The service is impeccable, the food superb. As for value for money you get what you pay for, if you want English charm and luxury, treat yourself and stay here. We will definitely come back again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

I am writing this on behalf of my father,
Regretfully another superb holiday at the wonderful Riviera comes to an end, our second this year. Wonderful location, wonderful people and excellent food.
Having enjoyed marvelous holidays and been completely satisfied over the past decade since my wife and I discovered this superbly run family business, we introduced my daughter and son in law to the hotel.They now also hold the same feeling towards the hotel and the staff for their caring attitude.
We wish the the hotel and family continuing success in the future in a market which sadly lacks hotels of this quality.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Royston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Highly recommend this hotel. We lunched on the terrace overlooking the beach. Service was faultless - attentive, friendly and polite. The food we had was scrumptious - fresh crab on chunky bread served with salad and crisps. Presented beautifully and washed down with tea. There were three of us and the bill was £27. Very acceptable for the ambience, service and setting.

Room Tip: Only visited for lunch
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We love returning here. The sea view bedroom with excellent facilities always a delight. The bathroom thoughtfully designed with space for toiletries and good towels and bathrobes. Evening turn down. Dining a real pleasure with excellent choice and service. Breakfast - what a pleasure- served in a civilised manner- no travelling to a sub- standard buffet! The Terrace is splendid and unlike in another review the furniture is high quality and very comfortable. The Pimms fruit cup supped in the sunshine is second to none.

Room Tip: Sea view always the best.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Arrived to a very warm welcome. The room was very clean and furnished to a high standard. The bathroom was also very clean and looked to have been recently decorated. Took the opportunity to take a peek at the sea view rooms and they did look rather special( next time maybe). The dinner and breakfast was exceptional and the service was outstanding. It was nice to stay in a well run independent hotel...

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sunshine Beach, Australia
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Whenever we are at the Riviera Hotel, everything is immaculate, refined and the atmosphere is perfect. We've been going to the Riviera Hotel for many years and the family and staff pay huge attention to detail. Peter Wharton is an absolute gentleman and takes every concern to make sure everyone is well looked after.

Two of our favourite highlights are the Riviera's restaurant which serves truly five-star food and the location, right on the Sidmouth seafront.

Thanks for looking after us so well. We'll definitely be back at the first opportunity.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Devon
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Yet another fabulous cream tea on the sea view terrace of this extremely lovely hotel. Every summer when visiting Sidmouth we make a point of visiting this traditional (but in the nicest possible way) hotel.

The situation right on the sea front commanding the finest of views, the silver tea pots, the huge scones with lashings of cream and jam all served by the most delightful staff - who are just so smart and polite.

If you don't do anything else when in Sidmouth - stop for a coffee or exceedingly delicious cream tea.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Riviera

Property: Hotel Riviera
Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Sidmouth
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
#5 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riviera 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Riviera, with its echoes of the South of France and prime position on the seafront, is the choice for the discerning in search of relaxation and quieter pleasures. Many bedrooms have been recently refurbished, so, whether you stay on holiday or on business you will be treated to the kind of friendly personal attention that can only be found in a private hotel of this quality. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Riviera Hotel Sidmouth
Hotel Riviera Sidmouth, Devon

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