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“Fabulous”
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Hotel Riviera
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

As a seasoned traveller, It takes a lot to impress but The Hotel Riviera has done so again. This is my second visit this year and yet again the Riviera has lived up and exceeded all expectations. This family hotel in the most perfect location is superb. The hotel staff balance the high level of service with friendliness and professionalism, nothing is too much trouble. I've stayed in hotels all over the world and the service levels at the Riviera are on par with some of the leading hotels of the world. The food is delicious and in abundance. The weekend deals are exceptional value and I can't wait to return again next year. Visiting the Riviera is like staying with old friends.

Room Tip: I stayed in Room 304 which had wonderful sea views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Derbyshire
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel with really lovely food. The car parking is tricky but their system where you leave them to park your car round the back works OK. Strange heating system and we had to ask for a fan heater in the evening and no heat in the radiator at 7.30am. These are minor niggles and the really lovely meals and super service more than compensated.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Where do you start, as soon as you walk in you are made welcome, this is our second visit the last time was 5 years ago and its still as perfect as the last time, for starters i had the Mushroom and Garlic Soup it was perfectly balanced not over powering, my partner had Parfait it was smooth and creamy, the mains we went for wer the ribeye steak with peppercorn sauce the steak was cooked perfectly to may likeing (blue) the peppercorn sauce was the right consistency, my partner had the fillet steak with the madeira jus with mushrooms and a side of buttered mash potatoes with parsley , the steak melted in the mouth as for the mash it was what it said really buttery . For dessert we shared the selection of lemon desserts it could not be faulted each of the small individual desserts were out of this world. The staff we encountered were all first class, the timings between taking our order and being served the various courses was perfect.Bearing in mind we both cook a lot and one of us teaches hospitality we are very impressed with all aspects of the Riviera Hotel. Looking forward to are next visit in December

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

My husband booked a table at the Hotel Riviera to celebrate our wedding anniversary & what a perfect choice it turned out to be! We enjoyed a table with a beautiful sea-view, were very impressed with the quality & presentation of the food, were delighted with the attentive & personalised service we received & would wholeheartedly like to thank the staff for making the evening such a special & memorable occasion. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Twyford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

I have been coming to Sidmouth for 30 years as my grandparents lived here for many years. This was my grandfather's favourite hotel and we often ate here. We had the pleasure of staying there last night. The service is impeccable, the food superb. As for value for money you get what you pay for, if you want English charm and luxury, treat yourself and stay here. We will definitely come back again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

I am writing this on behalf of my father,
Regretfully another superb holiday at the wonderful Riviera comes to an end, our second this year. Wonderful location, wonderful people and excellent food.
Having enjoyed marvelous holidays and been completely satisfied over the past decade since my wife and I discovered this superbly run family business, we introduced my daughter and son in law to the hotel.They now also hold the same feeling towards the hotel and the staff for their caring attitude.
We wish the the hotel and family continuing success in the future in a market which sadly lacks hotels of this quality.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Royston, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Highly recommend this hotel. We lunched on the terrace overlooking the beach. Service was faultless - attentive, friendly and polite. The food we had was scrumptious - fresh crab on chunky bread served with salad and crisps. Presented beautifully and washed down with tea. There were three of us and the bill was £27. Very acceptable for the ambience, service and setting.

Room Tip: Only visited for lunch
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Riviera

Property: Hotel Riviera
Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
#5 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riviera 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Riviera, with its echoes of the South of France and prime position on the seafront, is the choice for the discerning in search of relaxation and quieter pleasures. Many bedrooms have been recently refurbished, so, whether you stay on holiday or on business you will be treated to the kind of friendly personal attention that can only be found in a private hotel of this quality. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Riviera Hotel Sidmouth
Hotel Riviera Sidmouth, Devon

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