Many visitors eat too much on holiday in Sidmouth,and the older visitor often suffers from chronic bloated tummy. It will not happen at The Riviera, the food is quite excellent, fresh, and sensible portions. Whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, the quality is consistent,and even if you go for the five course dinner menu, you will not get the sidmouth tummy, but a contented feeling of a having enjoyed an excellent dining experience.
The staff could not have been more helpful. They told us that the hotel will never get five stars as it does not have a swimming pool or a spa. Thank goodness!!! It does not need either.It is a hotel to relax in , enjoy the great views from the bedrooms in the front of the hotel,or in the terrace which is also at the front of the hotel.
Yes,it is quite expensive in high season, but what high quality establishment isnt?Wherever you visit.
May I make one suggestion that would give a more up to date feel, which actually the hotel is, as it caters for a clientele that has i gather an 80% return rate. pretty impressive. My suggestion is please replace the swirly red carpet, which gives an outdated feel and if you had a few refreshments would make you dizzy very quickly.
As other reviewers have noted, getting a room in the front of the hotel will make you feel good immediately as the views of the esplanade and bay are a bit special. As was the fish tempura!!
- 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