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Hotel Riviera

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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Just returned from a 3 day break with family. We had 3 rooms - 1 sea-view and 2 town-view rooms. All 3 rooms were immaculately clean, very well appointed and a good size (or adequate in the case of the single room). The only minor downside was the shower not being very powerful in 1 of the rooms. Every single...

7Thank Emma H
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Stayed at the Rivera again, everything was first class. The Wharton family are the perfect hosts we were made to feel very welcome. The staff were excellent, caring and attentive. I find it hard to believe the negative reviews on this website can relate to this hotel! We had guests dine with us at Sunday lunch, their car was parked...

6Thank MichaelandPhoebe
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2015

The standards here are high, and for that reason little faults stand out. Staff are very well-trained, and the English of foreign staff is good. Service is friendly, polite and attentive, especially in the dining room, where dinner is a performance art. The food is of a high quality. We were especially impressed by the help given to cater for...

3Thank Rosemary S
Boscastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2015

My husband and I love this family run hotel. Nothing is too much trouble. From the moment we arrived our car was parked for us and our bags taken to our room before we had a tray of tea and biscuits. We had a drink in the cocktail bar before a delicious dinner whilst we sat in the window of...

7Thank akchhsbc
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Booked another three day break (we have stayed here before) for our wedding anniversary. As always, service was excellent and our room comfortable. Breakfast and dinner was included in the three day package. The three to five course dinner was very good with different choices each night. Like us, most of the guests were retired and many, like us, had...

4Thank Peter H
Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2015

My daughter and I had the most wonderful Easter Sunday Lunch. First class service from all the staff, the food was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. It was lovely to be looked after by polite, friendly and happy staff. If your looking for luxury it is the Hotel to visit. Thank you.

2Thank Valerie L
Poundbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2015

We have not been to Sidmouth for many years and we were looking for a quiet coffee and croissant. The Riviera Hotel looked bright and clean and "old school" so we were expecting good service and nice coffee. We were not disappointed. The young lady serving us was cheerful, polite, smiling and happy. The coffee was just as we ordered...

5Thank BaldEagleDude
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Booked for dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday, accompanied by our neice and partner. On arrival we were welcomed by the maitre de, and although not guests in the hotel we were made to feel very much at home. The formalities over we were invited to take our seats in the dining room, where we were looked after by three...

3Thank BillDD_12
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We went to this hotel in March for afternoon tea and scones. The lounge was very well decorated, excellent service with warm crusty scones (cream and jam) and tea. An ideal place to go on an afternoon when you want some luxury.

3Thank Andyrocco
Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2015

My Husband & I visited this Hotel last W-end Fri 6th March to the 9th, and it was perfect in every single way, the Staff were really lovely and Helpful and the food was excellent the rooms were spotless, I would definatly be returning.

3Thank Kerry D

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Riviera

Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Price Range: $385 - $656 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riviera 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Riviera Hotel Sidmouth
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Sidmouth
#5 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sidmouth
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Noise of the sea on pebbles at the front and noise of bins etc at the back. None of which is toobad.”
7Sarah61, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Front has sea views and top floor would eliminate any noise from above.”
abbyb165, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book a room with a sea view”
A_Traveller007, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor sea-view are excellent”
petercK6495JD, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There is a lift to all floors!”
RollingStones2013, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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