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“Hard working friendly owners”
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Woodlands Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
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“Hard working friendly owners”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Its not always the hotel you stay in that matters, the couple who run the Woodlands Hotel make all the difference and I would certainly go back. The owners make you feel welcome and spend time getting to know you. Many thanks for an enjoyable stay. John from the UAE

Room Tip: Rooms at the back have a great view of the garden
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Woodlands is a beautiful hotel in a fantastic location. The room was lovely and the bed so comfortable. We had a family gathering to celebrate a birthday. We were looked after from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble, Dan and Megan are the perfect hosts. There were a lot of us for dinner and the service was faultless as was the food.
We had a fabulous weekend and can not wait to go back!
Many thanks to the Cozens family from the Leggett family.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and me thoroughly enjoyed our short break at The Woodlands.Dan and Megan were such friendly and helpful hosts,nothing was too much trouble.
Clean rooms,comfy beds,super food ,car parking,5 minutes from the sea,what more could you want!
Have stayed in a number of hotels in Sidmouth but in future will always go back to The Woodlands.

Graham

Room Tip: Rooms at the back face the garden and are nice and quiet
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Just returned from a week at Woodlands Hotel. The new owners, Megan and Dan, have made huge improvements since our last visit 2 years ago. They made us feel very welcome with excellent food and a very friendly atmosphere. Our room was excellent, newly decorated, and with a large comfortable bed. We strongly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a tranquil
stay looked after by great hosts.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

we stayed at Woodlands as part of a 75th birthday celebration for my mother-in-law. With my wife and two boys (8 and 9), we were placed in a fantastic suite with space for all, and privacy for us. The honesty bar is well stocked, the menu solid, and the breakfast relaxed and robust. Just what you need to set you up for some excellent sea kayaking!

As for location, its a few minutes to the beach and high street.

But most of all, the hosting is genuine and warm. With the addition of Chip the dog, we'll be back for definate.

Great value, great people, a real gem. The Gibsons wish them all the best.

Dave

Room Tip: all quiet and clean
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We booked the Woodlands Hotel having read some very good reviews on Tripadviser and were delighted with what we found. Initial concerns it may be a little out of the way proved to be totally unfounded as it is but a short walk to the front and has the added advantage of parking with easy compared to some other hotels on the front. We had originally booked just B&B but having read the menu for the night we decided to have a meal in the hotel. It really was very good so much in fact we booked a second night to eat in. The owners Megan and Dan were very attentive making us feel very welcome. We would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay in tranquil, peaceful surroundings and experience the personal touch. We will definitely be back.
Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Chris & Sue

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have just returned from a wonderful weekend with our two children (aged 9 and 11)at Woodlands, we loved the hotel, seriously good food, really comfortable beds and the warmth and high level of service from the owners Dan and Megan was unsurpassed. We were there to celebrate an 80th birthday and there were 22 of us, no easy feat but nothing was too much trouble, all ages catered for and a very warm and friendly atmosphere making for an exceptional stay full of memories.

Sidmouth really surprised us and the location of the hotel was fantastic, a easy walk to the beach, local restaurants (although food yummy in the hotel) and shops.

Thank you to Dan, Megan and exceptional staff for making our stay so memorable and the kids uttered the immortal words " when can we go back" many times during our return journey.

We will definitely return

Room Tip: Digby is the perfect family room!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Woodlands Hotel

Property: 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 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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