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“J&J Visit Sidmouth” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Belmont Hotel

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The Belmont Hotel
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Sidmouth
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“J&J Visit Sidmouth”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

We loved the location of this hotel right on the front. The place was kept spotlessly clean and tidy. The garden was beautiful and well maintained. We loved the little walk beyond the lawn at the back. The service in the lounge was always good. We did find the service in the dining very slow on two occasions. The main course was not quite up to the standard of the other courses however the sweet trolley was to die for. My husband certainly enjoyed the cheese something he is suppose to avoid but we were on holiday.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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BrendHotels, Matthew Raistrick, Area Director at The Belmont Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your review for the Belmont Hotel after your recent stay with us.

It was very pleasing to see that you found the Hotel to be spotlessly clean and tidy and the Hotel to be ideally situated on the esplanade, which is only a short stroll from the town itself.

We were pleased that you found the Lounge service to be good, but were disappointed to read that your dining experience in the Restaurant didn’t meet the usual standards of service, and please accept our apologies for this.

Your kind comments with regards to our beautifully maintained gardens have been passed on to our wonderful gardening team, who found them very rewarding to receive.

Thank you again for taking the time to post your review for the Belmont and we hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Bromsgrove
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223 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our fourth visit to The Belmont in a couple of years suggests that this is a hotel we really like........and a five night visit In early July certainly didn't disappoint. As before we chose a seaview room with a balcony which comes with a few extra de luxe trimmings and we were happy to pay a bit extra for the privilege. This time we had room 107 which overlooks the adjacent cricket ground and we spent a couple of hours one day with the best view of the match in progress directly overlooking the wicket behind the bowlers arm.

Besides the hotel's position, the quality and comfort of the bedroom and public rooms and the excellent food, where the hotel really scores, as I have said before. is on the superb service. Really all hotels should be like this but, in our experience, although I am sure many try, very few seem to manage it. I guess the secret is to hand pick the staff, train them well and have just the right number of staff and level of supervision...........and it works here perfectly. It's true of all the staff without exception and they seem to know how to be friendly without being over familiar and exactly what you want and when you want it almost before you know yourself. Part of the secret might be that Tim, the manager, is often seen about the place and seems willing to lend a hand wherever it might be needed. Leading by example is always a good maxim but, often, we have stayed in hotels without ever having set eyes on whoever is supposed to be in charge.

The only slight criticism during our stay was one evening when live music took over the lounge and bar, rendering conversation somewhat difficult so we didn't linger but that was quite a minor grumble and others probably enjoyed it. For us, a background piano in the restaurant was very enjoyable but the band in the lounge was just too much for us.

Others have commented on the age of the clientele which, in the main is on the elderly side, from which we don't exclude ourselves, but that in no way detracts from The Belmont experience. Sidmouth itself of course tends to cater for the older age group so in that respect, it isn't all that surprising.

So, another very enjoyable stay and we shall certainly return before too long to experience another few days of that Belmont service.

Room Tip: Room 107 overlooking the sea with the morning sun
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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BrendHotels, Matthew Raistrick, Area Director at The Belmont Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your wonderful ‘5 Star’ review for the Belmont Hotel after your fourth stay with us.

We always find it such a pleasure to welcome back our guests and we were gratified to read that we
didn’t disappoint, especially with regards to your accommodation, our public rooms and the Hotels locality within Sidmouth itself, which is within easy reach of the esplanade and the town centre, not to mention the adjacent cricket ground.

We were also delighted that your dining experience was excellent throughout your stay, with the exception of our weekly dinner dance, but were happy to read that you did enjoy our Resident Pianist in the Restaurant.

Your very high praise for Tim and all our hard working staff members were the most rewarding to read and were greatly appreciated. They all work hard to provide the very best in service and never find anything too much trouble. We have passed on your comments for all to see.

Thank you again for taking the time to write your review for The Belmont, and Tim and all the staff look forward to welcoming you back for your fifth visit in the near future.
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

Having previously stayed at the 'Royal Duchy' hotel in Cornwall and had a fantastic experience of first class and superior service, my wife and I decided to try another Brend hotel.
Our choice was the Belmont, superb service from all staff, the hotel room was wonderful, the restaurant was of a very high standard, as was he food. The staff were so friendly nothing was too much trouble, the bar and lounges are beautifully furnished, quiet and relaxing so next time it's another Brend hotel, which hotel we choose will be our only problem.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are well worth the extra
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank philip c
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BrendHotels, Matthew Raistrick, Area Director at The Belmont Hotel, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review for the Belmont Hotel after your recent stay with us.

We were delighted to read that you enjoyed wonderful accommodation, a dining experience that you found to be of a high standard, and some beautiful furnishings in a relaxed atmosphere.

Your kind comments regarding the service you received have been passed onto our hard-working staff members across all the departments and they were very much appreciated.

Thank you again for posting your review for The Belmont and Brend Hotels looks forward to welcoming you again to whichever hotel you decide to choose next.
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our second stay at this hotel. We had a super time. You could not ask for a better location. Straight out of the hotel on to the prom. Beautiful grounds and views. Sidmouth is a lovely town. Just right for a weekend stay.
We are an older couple, in our mid sixties, energetic and good for a laugh. Most of the other guests were considerably older and the hotel seemed more like a care home than a smart hotel. Many guests were in need of mobility aids. Don't mean to be ageist but for a fun place to stay this hotel may not be for you.
That aside, if you want to feel well treated, silver service and a superb location than don't be put off by what is said earlier. Your choice!

Room Tip: All rooms are good. Extra for sea view may be worth it but public rooms, patio and lounge offer the...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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BrendHotels, Matthew Raistrick, Area Director at The Belmont Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review for the Belmont Hotel after your recent stay with us.

It was our pleasure to welcome you back for your second visit and we are very pleased to read that you had a super time and were able to enjoy our wonderful grounds and gardens and the glorious Lyme Bay views.

We were also happy to read that you felt well treated with the silver service you received during your dining experience in The Belmont Restaurant.

Although a higher proportion of our customers at The Belmont are of a certain age, we do our best to cater for all age groups with extensive leisure facilities based at our Sister Hotel, The Victoria next door to us with activities suitable for all.

Thank you again for taking the time to post your review for The Belmont and we look forward to welcoming you back for your third visit soon.
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Blakeney, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

As lapsed frequent visitors to the Belmont Hotel we had forgotten how friendly and restful the Belmont was. A chance to get away from the maddening crowds and the stress of business once again led us to out favourite retreat. Nothing is too much trouble for Tim Beauchamp's team and we were once again made to feel welcome, like visiting old friends. The location, set above Sidmouth's regency facade, overlooking the sea on one side and Sidmouth Cricket ground on the other, is wonderful. The rooms are comfortable and with those little touches that makes a stay here such a treat. The cuisine is truly five star and wants for nothing. Thank you Tim, we'll be back again in the near future.

Room Tip: Every room is special but those with a sea view are exceptional
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Shaun F
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BrendHotels, Matthew Raistrick, Area Director at The Belmont Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Thank you for your most wonderful ‘5 star’ review for the Belmont Hotel after your recent stay with us.

It always gives us great pleasure to welcome our guests back and we are so pleased that you found the Hotel to be as friendly and restful as ever, your accommodation to be comfortable, and that you enjoyed your dining experience in The Belmont Restaurant.

We were also pleased to see that you find the Hotel’s location and proximity to Sidmouth’s Regency town with the views of Lyme Bay to be wonderful.

Your praise for Tim and his hard-working staff were the most rewarding to read and all your comments have been passed along. They were gratefully appreciated by all.

Thank you again for taking the time to write your wonderful review for The Belmont and Tim and his team all look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

So pleased with my second visit to the Belmont. Staff could not do enough to please, with nothing being too much trouble. Restaurant as wonderful as ever, staff so friendly while being professional at the same time. Will certainly return,.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RonCelia
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BrendHotels, Matthew Raistrick, Area Director at The Belmont Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your positive review for the Belmont Hotel after your recent stay with us.

We were delighted to read that you found your second stay as wonderful as ever, especially your dining experience in the Belmont Restaurant.

All of your glowing comments with regards to our hardworking staff members service have been passed on. The staff always find it such a pleasure to help the guests wherever they can, and never find anything too much trouble. All your comments were greatly appreciated.

Thank you again for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for The Belmont, and we all look forward to welcoming you for your third visit soon.
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110 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Service as all top hotels used to do.Great welcome from staff. The reception is often impersonal at big chain hotels no such worries here.This is a small chain still family owned with friendly and efficient silver service.The impressive building is very well maintained with beautiful decor.
and furniture.Room very comfortable and complete maid service includes beds turned down each evening.Great breakfast choice and quality served fresh at your table.
Sidmouth is a sleepy seaside town so not lively.but if you want a luxurious relaxing break this is the place .Spa facilities are at sister hotel next door.

Room Tip: If no seaside rooms available we had a corner room overlooking cricket pitch and gardens which was v...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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BrendHotels, Matthew Raistrick, Area Director at The Belmont Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful ‘5 star’ review for the Belmont Hotel after your recent stay with us.

We can’t express how gratifying it was to read how a guest appreciates exactly what we are trying to achieve at The Belmont, and the style in which we provide it, from your initial greeting, silver service in The Belmont Restaurant, through to our turn-down service each evening.

It gave us great pleasure to know that you found the Hotel to have beautiful decorations and furnishings and to be well maintained, and that your room was very comfortable.

All of your wonderful comments have been passed onto our hardworking staff across all the departments and were greatly appreciated, particularly by our wonderful Reception Team.

Thank you again for taking the time to post your glowing review for The Belmont, and we all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Property: The Belmont Hotel
Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8RX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sidmouth
#1 Green Hotel in Sidmouth
#2 Luxury Hotel in Sidmouth
#3 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Belmont Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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