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“Family Weekend Away” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

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Royal York & Faulkner Hotel
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Tiverton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Family Weekend Away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

The staff were very friendly and accommodating and nothing was too much trouble for them especially as we were a large group of 19. The rooms were very clean and comfortable as was the rest of the hotel and the facilities. The hotel deserves a higher rating than 2 star. The food was excellent and the menu well varied. Great smaller lounges for guests creating a feeling of space especially if you are in a large goup. Fantastic location right on the sea front and very accessible to shops/town etc.

Room Tip: Sea facing rooms are a bonus those with balconys were great.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Grace564
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

Although we have stayed at this hotel before this visit was a complete surprise and a very welcome one. The staff are efficient and friendly. The food is very good and our room had a beautiful sea view. Sidmouth is a lovely town,having all you need without the "gimmicky" attractions!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Worksop, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

Stayed at the hotel from 23 Dec 2012 to 27 Dec 2012. What an amazing hotel and staff were very good at their jobs and nothing to much if you asked for help. Food was brilliant and service excellent. My wife and I stayed as part of a coach tour, I was the driver and our time was very very good and it makes a nice change to be known by our names and not just Driver+1 !!! We will stay some on our own again hopefully.
Although i was technically working we had a great time here.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank alan504076
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United kingdom
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

Hotel lovely.
Sea view, lovely.
Staff, lovely.
Food....terrible!

Dinner and breakfast is like a millitery operation, order taken and food arrives within 2 minutes!
Plate cleared and second corse arrives within 2 minutes...and so on.
All food must be cooked way in advance and kept in warmers, the same goes for breakfast!
Such a shame as hotel and staff lovely, and as for sea view...there's no better!

Room Tip: sea view! Room Only!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank justflojo
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

The hotel was great. The views were fantastic so were the staff. A big hotle with lots of space and rooms so all the guests are not on top of each other over all a great place. The food was great and the spa facilities were amazing. It is Coles to the town and the beech.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Slinny01
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Derby UK
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

My husband and I have just returned after five wonderful days at the Royal York and Faulkner Hotel, Sidmouth,Devon. We arrived on the 23rd December at 3.30pm and Afternoon Tea was being served - this was the start of a fantastic Christmas!
Apart from the expected meals, (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) there was Coffee/Tea with mincepies at 11.0am (Mulled Wine and Mincies on Boxing Day). Afternoon tea was served every day with all homemade scones, fancy cakes and Christmas Cake, etc., etc.,!
In the evening there was different entertainment which included dancing/carol singers and quizes.
The room was, second to none - absolutel cleanliness, very, comfortable bed and lovely decor.
The food (under the direction of Head Chef Mark, was excellent and so much of it!
It is definitely the best Christmas we have ever had and we would recomment the Hotel to anyone - also all the staff were so helpful and very friendly.
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Room Tip: As the Hotel is on the Esplanade, a sea view would be very nice.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TrixieDerbyUK
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

Second visit this year and such a relaxing break, the whole experience is lovely, table de hote food was excellent and served beautifully and attentively from a dedicated team,we were well cared for, the weather was lovely..yes we had a sunny Saturday for our weekend break! And then there is Fields, Ladies you need to visit especially if you are a Dash fan!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 69Bassett
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Additional Information about Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

Property: Royal York & Faulkner Hotel
Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sidmouth
#7 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
#9 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal York & Faulkner Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This magnificent Regency hotel enjoys an unrivaled position at the centre of Sidmouth’s elegant Esplanade, overlooking the sea and adjacent to the picturesque town centre. Owned and personally run by the Hook family, resident proprietors for three generations, the hotel has a long standing reputation for hospitality and service. The property, having undergone expensive though careful refurbishment, is beautifully appointed with all amenities, excellent facilities and a stunning new spa. ... more   less 
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Royal York & Faulkner Hotel Sidmouth, Devon

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