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“Lovely old hotel with lots of character”
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Woodlands Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We had a very relaxing three night stay, our second visit this year, The new owners Dan and Megan along with their staff have achieved a lot in a short time, they made us feel very welcome, our room was light and airy with direct access to the rear garden and the meals were excellent quality and value. We look forward to a future visit and to see the results of all of their planned improvements to this lovely hotel and garden and wish them all the best for the future.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in a lovely first floor room with a patio and access to the garden. The room was clean and the staff were excellent. Its our understanding that this hotel was recently purchased by a family who have every intention of continually improving and upgrading the facility and it shows. We prefer this location to other hotels right on the water as its private, quiet and only a 10 minute stroll past street side gardens and shopping to find the beach. Courteous, helpful staff and a great breakfast too! Definitely planning on coming back.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed 2 delightful days at The Woodlands. We fully endorse the compliments made by other guests i.e the peaceful garden and friendly welcome. This hotel is in a great location. Near enough to walk to the shops and beach but far enough away from the hustle and bustle. The family are great and deserve to do well. Leah too was charming and although not a member of the family is passionate about the success of the hotel. We opted to eat in the hotel for our evening meal and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent and presented beautifully- compliments to a great chef. The building does require work but the rooms are spotless. This family and staff deserve to go from strength to strength and on our next to visit to Sidmouth we will definitely make straight for The Woodlands.

Room Tip: We upgraded to a room with a Four Poster Bed which overlooked the charming garden but there are room...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights. The owners were very accommodating to the needs of my little ones. There is a trampoline in the garden, which they love. The staff were flexible with our room request. We hope to make this a regular holiday spot for summer. Thank you Dan and Megan.

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1  Thank Poli B
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed August Bank Holiday weekend with our two granddaughters age 7 and 10.The hotel was lovely and everyone really friendly.The rooms we had were great with the girls in a joining room . They loved the garden with the swings and trampoline not to forget Chip the lovely chocolate labrador. Dan and his family were really helpful. With the beach a 5 minute walk away after a good breakfast what more could we want.We would definitely stay here again and would like to see it when Dan,Megan and family have had chance to bring the decor up to date. We wish them every success they deserve it. Susan T

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We have stayed in this hotel for a long weekend over many years and returned this year to find new owners - Dan,Megan and their three children. They are delightful - warm, friendly and efficient- and aim to bring this lovely building and tired decor in to the modern age . The hotel is within easy reach of the seafront, parks and town - we hope to be back again before too long.

Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I have just returned from a wonderful five night stay in Sidmouth.This hotel is a real find .In a peaceful location but within a five minute walk of the seafront and shops and with a beautiful garden. The hotel has plenty of character and I look forward to returning next year as there is a bit of work for the owners to do but I can see this hotel will only get better. The food in the restaurant was really good especially the lamb and the seafood platter. What could be better after a busy day sightseeing than a meal in the peaceful dining room. I was in room four which overlooked the garden which I would recommend.

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Additional Information about Woodlands Hotel

Address: Station Road, Sidmouth EX10 8HG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Sidmouth
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
Price Range: $132 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Woodlands Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Woodlands Hotel is an eighteen bedroom hotel steeped in history, set in a peaceful, private garden in the seaside town of Sidmouth. The hotel is just a few minutes easy walk from both the town centre, with its traditional shops, and the seafront; yet enjoys a tranquil garden with a stream running through.The hotel has free wifi, new flat screen TV's and has been recently renovated with new carpets and beds. ... more   less 
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