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“More like a large bed and breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Woodlands Hotel

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Woodlands Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Eastcote, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“More like a large bed and breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

We visited this hotel for a long weekend. The hotel is situated within easy walking distance of Sidmouth. It has free parking although the car park is small and getting in and out can sometimes be difficult. Although it is classed as a hotel it is more like a large bed and breakfast establishment. Children and pets are welcome although a dog barking in the next room early in the morning was a little unexpected. The welcome and service was very efficient and friendly throughout and obviously many people return here.
The room we had was large, comfortable and the bathroom modern and well equipped. There was no phone in the room and the TV was a little small.
The hotel serves dinner between 7 and 8pm although the menu is very limited with one meat dish, one fish dish and one vegetarian. As this was too early for us we choose to eat out. We eat at the anchor pub and neils fish restaurant (both of which are recommended see reviews). The bar in the hotel is a honesty bar which means basically serve yourself.
Breakfast was well cooked but fairly basic and was served from 8.30 to 9.30. I think this should be extended to 10.00 at the weekend. A good hotel/bed and breakfast at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We arrived with our 3 year old son and my parents for a 1 night stay and could not of asked for a more welcoming hotel. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners Dan and Megan. They are very friendly. My husband has stayed in many hotels around the world for work and wished all hotels were so accommodating! It is definitely a family friendly hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

This was our second stay at the Woodlands having visited last year when Dan and Megan had just taken over! One year on and things are even better than our first visit, the hotel is looking fantastic and as always the hospitality and welcome you get from the moment you walk through the door is second to none.
We took out parents along this time round and everyone agreed it was a fabulous little break, the food was top quality and very tasty, evening meal option is well recommend.

An ideal hotel for all the family, perfect in every way.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

The praise and compliments that Dan & Megan have received from their guests since taking over this charming hotel are well earned and justified. We arrived halfway through Folk Week and despite the hotel being very busy we received a very warm and friendly welcome which continued right throughout our 5 day stay. It is not surprising that on tripadvisor, this hotel sits proudly as the No1 hotel in Sidmouth. The other hotels must be asking themselves what they have to do to knock them off the top spot .Our room which overlooked the gardens was spotlessly clean with a large comfortable bed. The breakfast which is cooked to order was of good quality and quantity by the friendly staff. We will be looking to return next year.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mel D
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Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

The Woodlands Hotel was a great place to stay for the whole family; Megan and Dan were very nice, the food was wonderful and it was not far from the beach. The room was very comfortable and I love the touches Megan and Dan added. Also, love the honesty bar!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Caroline A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Having arrived at this wonderful property, we were given a very warm, family welcome. Me and my wife stayed here for two nights and would highly recommend it. The rooms were of a very high standard, as was the breakfast and evening meal. It has a fantastic location and is only a 5 minute walk from the town. We will certainly be returning and have recommended to family and friends.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Adrian S
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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

My parent have been to this hotel and asked me to say how wonderful it was. The owners made them feel very welcome and all the hotel facilities were of a high standard. An excellent base and one they will definately return to.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Woodlands Hotel

Property: Woodlands Hotel
Address: Station Road, Sidmouth EX10 8HG, England
Region: 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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