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“Delightful, relaxing stay”
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Woodlands Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Delightful, relaxing stay”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Have just returned from a three day weekend break where the new owners, Dan and Megan, were celebrating their first anniversary since taking over this character property and I can only reiterate the positive comments made in previous reviews. During their first year they have carried out extensive renovations, redecorating and fitting new carpet and beds throughout.We had a room on the first floor overlooking the garden which was quiet,spacious and spotlessly clean. The extended new patio was a great place to sit with a pre-dinner drink and we particularly enjoyed relaxing in the enormous conservatory with a coffee after our evening meal. Dan and Megan very much favour a "hands on" approach to management where their guests comfort and satisfaction is of paramount importance and consequently were very attentive to the needs of their guests. If you are thinking of visiting Sidmouth and are looking for a friendly relaxing break then look no further than the Woodlands. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was wonderful to spend the first anniversary of Dan and Megan being the wonderful new hosts and proprietors of Woodland Hotel, Sidmouth this past weekend, to see what a transformation they have made of the place and brought it bang up to date. Even though there is still a bit of work to do, this is only in a few areas. From the lovely relaxing muted colours throughout, to the comfy new beds and cleanliness of every room, this hotel was a delight to spend a weekend with our teenage girls. Dan and Megan are the perfect hosts, always there to help with advice of the local area and nothing is too much trouble for them. breakfast was delicious and the evening meals of 3 courses was great value for money and tasty!
We can't wait to return and enjoy the lovely town and surrounding area knowing we have the comfort of a good nights sleep and wonderful food for great price.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

A great greeting from the owner, he made us feel very welcome as he showed us to our large ground floor room while carrying our cases, beautiful large room with very comfortable bed. The food was excellent. Excellent location with a short walk through the town to the beach which is very nice. I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

Would recommend this hotel, hosts were very friendly and helpful. Position excellent for walking to the beach and into the town. Had a lovely time and would stay there again if we go back to Sidmouth, which is a delightful place !

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great room in the attic and limited headroom was no problem for my 6'2" height. The room set on the rear of the hotel was spacious and quite. The owners looked after us well and take a great pride in their Hotel. Well located for sea, restaurants and cliff top walks.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back are quite and over look the garden.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

A most enjoyable stay at a very friendly hotel. We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the hosts. For example, they arranged for us to have early meals in the evening so that we could attend evening events. The food was excellent and the service quick and efficient. One small reservation was the smallish bedroom with a small en suite but we did make a very late booking and from other reviews there are obviously bigger rooms available. This is an interesting building with a lot of history and the hosts are working hard at upgrading the facilities.t
All in all highly recommended.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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wolverhamton
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Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel , great couple who run it. Great big bed in a big room fantastic shower. Felt really special how we were treated. Would recommend this hotel would definitely go back and stay longer. Hope they do really well there as they certainly deserve it. Jackee shrops

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 Luxury Hotel in Sidmouth
#1 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
#1 Best Value Hotel in Sidmouth
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Woodlands Hotel 4*
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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