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“Probably the best Sunday Lunch in England”
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The Belmont Hotel
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Sidmouth
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Although this hotel is quite local to us we have stayed there in the past and were superbly looked after. However the main reason for writing this review to to praise their Sunday Lunch. It has to be one of the finest in England and great value. £25 for 6 courses if you include the coffee and mints in the lounge afterwards. It is quite formal with full silver service (in the evening gentleman will need a jacket and tie in the dinning room). The staff are very attentive without being overpowering and the quality of the food is excellent. We go several times a year for a treat and always try and book early for mothers day (costs a few pound more). Not one for small children but having said that we have been for big family parties with 2 and 3 year olds and it was not a problem. The view from the lounge looking out to sea and along Sidmouth sea front is worth the visit especially on a sunny day.

Room Tip: All rooms we have seen are good however it is always worth paying for a supior room.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We visit the Belmont at least twice a year. Just back home and we had another great time despite the fact that the main lounge was out of action for most of the time due to a new carpet being fitted - we were advised about this a fortnight before we were due to go - so went with some trepidation. We should not have been concerned - the staff made great alternative arrangements for everyone which were more than satisfactory. The service was great as was the food. Even the weather behaved itself - wet and windy both going down and coming back home but not at all bad when were there.

So thanks Tim and all you fantastic staff at the Belmont for another great time.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank busyaccountant
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BrendHotels, Matthew Raistrick, Area Director at The Belmont Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Thank you for your review after your recent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to welcome yourself and your wife back to The Belmont and to read all your wonderful comments. They are most appreciated by all the staff.

It is satisfying to know that whilst the main lounge was being re-carpeted, it did not disrupt any of your time spent with us and you both enjoyed your stay just as much as on your previous occasions.

Thank you again for taking the time to write your review, and Tim and all the staff are looking forward to welcoming you both back later in the year.

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

The Belmont hotel continues to deserve its 4* rating as over the years it has maintained its excellent standard of service and facilities. The hotel is close to the sea-front and offers comfortable accommodation and good food in a slightly formal but friendly fashion. I like this place and thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wants a bit of luxury during their stay in Sidmouth.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank chemistatlarge
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Lovely sunday lunch in a group of 22, excellent service and food with the added bonus of a separate lounge before and after the meal. Fourth time visiting here with the same group of people and no doubt we will be back next year.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

This was our first visit to The Belmont Hotel and were there from Monday the 23rd until Saturday 28th December 2013. Everything from beginning to end was just perfect. We could not find fault with anything. Staff are all wonderful. Lovely to see Tim the Manager always helping out whether it be in the bar, in the restaurant or on reception and was always very accessible for his guests. Our room was perfect, always spotless. We had a lovely view (Room 209) looking straight out to sea which over this Christmas was quite rough at times to say the least. The food was out of this world (silver service) both the presentation and the standard of cooking and also the variety. We thoroughly enjoyed all the entertainment i.e. the quizzes etc. Loved the music both in the restaurant and also in the lounge bar in the evening. We went on both the outings to the Pantomime and also to the tram ride from Seaton. Never laughed so much for a long time at the pantomime, Bobby Davro was certainly the star of the show. The tram ride was good albeit a bit chilly on that day but nevertheless we thoroughly enjoyed our day. One thing we particularly enjoyed was the two Black Tie Dinners. It is so lovely to be able to dress up for dinner etc. So Belmont please keep doing what you are doing and hope to be back with you again next Christmas if not before. Many thanks to everyone for giving us such a wonderful Christmas.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Liz L
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BrendHotels, Area Director at The Belmont Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2014

Thank you for your review of The Belmont Hotel after your festive stay with us. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your kind comments particularly in relation to your accommodation, dining and service from our staff.

I have passed these comments onto Tim and all the staff and they are very much appreciated. Thank you. We were also very pleased to hear that you enjoyed all the activities provided by us for your stay and took great enjoyment from them. It is most reassuring to read that we made your first visit to us an especially enjoyable one.

We are looking forward to an exciting year ourselves with yet more rooms being refurbished in a stunning ‘Duck Egg’ colour scheme, and the Main Lounge being re-carpeted. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review and we all look forward to welcoming you both back to the Belmont again in the future.

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

The Belmont has it in spades. Beautiful location, by the sea and in a beautiful regency town. We arrived on a damp Saturday evening to be greeted by the concierge. It's our first time at the Belmont but it won't be our last. We had drinks in the bar which was the taster for the rest of the evening. The staff were delightful. We were attending a black tie ball so it was a very elegant evening. As we made our way to our tables it was to the accompaniment of a grand piano being played in the restaurant. Service was first class, again the staff were wonderful. The food was well presented and very good. After dinner there was dancing in the lounge bar to a FAB duo. Other hotel guests happily joined our event for the dancing and it was great. Just keep doing what your doing Belmont. It's a winning recipe and you have new fans.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

yes, no need for the lifeboat or channel pilot for this hotel , it knows exactly its destination and the course to set to arrive at the port of excellence. from our knowledge based on over twenty years of use its an hotel that gets so much, so right, so often, then most. To add something extra to the existing reviews which is informative and or amusing to read is becoming increasingly difficult.
LOCATION, like most Brend group Hotels the location is excellent situated almost side by side with its sister hotel the Victoria and on the westerly side of Sidmouth . The hotel has ample parking for residents and is slightly elevated above the wide promenade which runs the whole length of the seafront. this in turn makes for enjoyable strolling for those slightly less able, NOT enough of a challenge for you !, well if you have the right knees etc the hills on the east side of Sidmouth are there to be conquered, follow the cliff path to the top and enjoy the spectacular views over Sidmouth and out to see. The cliff path carries on and will eventually take you to the next village a rewarding long walk for the fittest, but sadly beyond us now. Please be careful as the cliffs are very high here. For a much shorter walk, more of a stroll but slightly elevated try the walk up to the Connaught Gardens on the west side of the hotel including the Clock Tower restaurant from which you have lovely views out to sea and along the coast and the gardens when in bloom are a credit to the gardeners. but beware ! not only are the cakes absolutely delicious but large enough to be included in the Guinness book of records. Go on have one each or share with a friend. To the front of the hotel is a putting green great fun in the summer and when the sun is shining. the front of the hotel overlooks part of the promenade and directly out to sea. Hotel, on entering the Hotel one is immediately reminded that this is one of the Brend group Hotels finished ,decorated, and maintained to the same high standard, and in broadly similar style. this in turn engenders a happy feeling of returning home to a family or good friends. and partly accounts for the high number of repeat bookings. The lounges are spacious and well lit with comfortable seating, however will management please note not all your guests find it easy to arise from settees which have low seating heights being seventy rather then seventeen a point to consider when replacing The dining room is particularly attractive with high ceilings, chandeliers, comfortable dining chairs and good level of lighting without being garish. Dining room staff were excellent, being immaculately presented, without exception courteous, and adept at serving. a great credit to themselves, and the countries they came from, Hungary seemed well represented, with none of this "You Guys, No Prob, Are You Allright There," nonsense. Seemingly able to function without the need for body piercings, tattoos, and suchlike. The food during all of our stays was and has been excellent, I just love the silver service, and the skill of placing your hot hot plate in front of you without touching by hand, using spoon and fork only, In this respect the group leading hotel well done Belmont. Step forward the Chefs and take a bow, difficult to find any fault with the food, but your signature dish of roast duck was, and has always been truly superb how do you produce this as good time after time, truly the best duck in the whole group. I am slightly biased as duck is my favourite poultry. The bar area under the supervision of Stuart of many years service, (he who has never been observed walking slowly, and could probably walk around his domain with his eyes closed ) works efficiently. Bedrooms are as you would expect operate on the principle of you pays your money and takes your pick. Sea facing rooms many of which are classed as superior are probably the best,
room 108 on the first floor is spacious has two windows making it nice and light with a good sized all white bathroom. Don't discount the side or rear facing rooms which can be competitively priced and in the main of an execeptable

Room Tip: sea facing first floor or cricket field side first floor
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8RX, England
Region: 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
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Price Range: £189 - £244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Belmont Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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