My husband and I stayed one night at this hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast arrangement over the May bank holiday weekend. Our room was in the original part of the hotel; a lovely massive room with a (sideways) view of the sea, across the gardens. It was lovely to have a room of these proportions, high ceilings, lots of room to spread yourselves out - rather than the typical hotel room which doesn't have room to swing a cat in. The double bed was enormous - 6ft wide - and extremely comfortable. There were two chairs and a small table by the big window, and a small sofa on the other side of the room. The built in wardrobe was bigger than the one we have at home. Of particular note was the bathroom - very modern and clean. It comprised a walk-through room with a large vanity basin (lots of surface space for toiletries and good lighting) leading into the bathroom proper which had a toilet, bath (with shower above) and then a very large separate shower cubicle. Very efficient and plenty of hot water.
The public rooms in the hotel were quite open plan, so felt spacious, all very tastefully decorated in creams and blues. Lots of full size windows onto the garden with views of the sea beyond. The stairs up to the bedrooms were equally well decorated but then it got a bit tatty as you went around the corridors to the bedrooms. We had to pass through an area which looked more like a staff corridor.
All the staff were helpful, but had a habit of disappearing when you wanted them - the reception wasn't continuously manned - but when the girl arrived she was extremely helpful and welcoming. Same for the bar. Throughout the evening we watched various guests stand around at the bar waiting for staff and then give up and go away. Bit of a shame.
The dining room is pretty formal, and the service was excellent. The food was reasonable but not exceptional and had it not been included in our rate, we would probably have chosen to eat elsewhere as the prices on the menu were a bit steep. The cooked breakfast, however, was extremely good and not a drop of grease on the plate!
We got the feeling that this is a place frequented by mature people, same for Sidmouth in general. However, for a short stay it is absolutely delightful and we would happily return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sidmouth Harbour Hotel boasts a prime position on the East Devon coast with spectacular views over Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coastline. An abundance of coastal walks are right on the hotel's doorstep including the unique Jurassic Coast paths as well as numerous beach strolls and Sidmouth's charming boutique shops and art galleries. The hotel features 57 bedrooms, many with beautiful sea views. The interconnecting new Courtyard bedrooms are perfect for families. All rooms feature ensuite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and luxury toiletries. Relax in the hotel's new luxury Harbour Spa, which is home to five treatment rooms, fitness suite, indoor pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room. Dine in the Upper Deck Restaurant with floor to ceiling glass so you can take in the panoramic coastal views, leading out onto a new terrace perfect for alfresco dining. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westcliff Hotel Sidmouth
- Sidmouth Harbour Hotel - T Devon