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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We stayed here as a Coach Tour customer for 4 nights. Enjoyed the full menu (unlike many coach tours we have been on) and the 4 course evening meals and breakfasts were excellent as was the service and friendly waiters. Our bedroom and en suite were a little on the small side and floor uneven, as might be expected in...

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ryfadmin, Manager at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We appreciate your feedback and the time taken to share them. All our guests are valued, and we are so pleased that your time with us reflected this. We would love to welcome you again in the future.

Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at the hotel. It was the source of great enjoyment for us that the highest standards were achieved despite the hotel being very busy. There was a varied menu with plenty of choice for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The food was great at all times and the courses were served swiftly by...

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ryfadmin, Manager at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review; we appreciate the time you have taken to post your comments. It always gives us great pleasure to hear that our guests have had an enjoyable visit, and we hope to welcome you again in the future.

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We stayed at the Royal York & Faulkner Hotel for one night and were given the York Suite as there had been a problem with the hotel computers when booking our room - not the fault of the staff and we were only charged the normal room rate rather than the more expensive rate for the suite which was a...

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ryfadmin, Manager at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us, and would love to welcome you back sometime in the future. The suites are available as half-board options only as they are integrated into the hotel - the kitchenette facilities do indeed offer a little added extra, and of course for the...

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This hotel is a throw back to good old fashioned hospitality, nothing us too much trouble. Breakfast is great, evening meal excellent. I had sea trout last night and it was so delicious, I asked for the sauce on the side rather on the trout, that was no trouble. Staff are so lovely, thoughtful and very courteous. We have booked...

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ryfadmin, Manager at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review. We are delighted that your stay with us was enjoyable, and we look forward to welcoming you and yours in the future.

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Having just stayed at this hotel for the weekend I would like to thoroughly reccommend it. It is really comfortable and relaxing. The atmosphere is great. the service is excellent and the staff polite and friendly. The food is superb with a fantastic selection on the menu for dinner and breakfast. The saturday night entertainment in the bar was very...

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ryfadmin, Manager at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, and we look forward to welcoming you back; we are thoroughly spoilt with our location, and are very pleased to be able to share it with our valued guests.

Woking
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Previous reviews say so too so it is difficult to add anything new. Perhaps what we appreciated most was the delicious waiter-served meals and all the comfortable seating in lounges where you could socialise easily - we have been to places where it is difficult for four to be close enough for conversation, or for a large group to gather...

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ryfadmin, Manager at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. We are delighted that our efforts to create sociable and comfortable spaces were enjoyed by yourselves. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 3 September 2015

I stayed there for a couple of days recently as respite. It is a very comfortable hotel. I was extremely well looked after. The staff friendly helpful and the staff almost too efficient in the restaurant! The weather was dreadful for one day but given I had a balcony room watching the sea and front was great. The spa next...

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ryfadmin, Manager at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are pleased that your break was successful, and do hope we will see you again in the future.

Chelmsford, UK
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Delightful, elegant hotel. Location ideal for beach and town. Staff friendly and helpful, rooms clean and plumbing worked. I had a single room and, as with all hotel single rooms it seems, it was small and overlooked the bins! My only comment would be on the degree of regimentation in the restaurant - sit where you are put for the...

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ryfadmin, Manager at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review; we are truly blessed to be in the position we are with sea and shopping in such close proximity. It is sad that not all our rooms are able to be sea-facing; but we are fortunate to have the space so that many of our single, twin and double rooms do enjoy the sea...

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2015

just come back had a lovely time. The location is excellent. Plenty of lovely hanging basket soutside. Coming to the end of the season but they still looked lovely. We were with a coach party. Normally most hotels make you feel like you are a number,but not this hotel. Nothing was too much for them Food excellent only moan service...

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Traveling without a plan, meaning no reservations, has the expectable minuses, but can have unexpected pluses. On our way to Cornwall, we came to Sidmouth in the early evening, too late for the Tourism Office. The first hotel we saw was the Royal York and Faulkner, right on the Esplanade. We entered a wood and brass revolving door that seemed...

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ryfadmin, Manager at Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review. We apologise that the wi-fi was poor in your particular room. We have recently upgraded the access points, but have identified one or two weak areas which will be improved shortly. We do hope that you visit us again in the future.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8AZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Price Range: $142 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal York & Faulkner Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Royal York And Faulkner Hotel
Royal York Faulkner Hotel
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sidmouth
#7 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
#9 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
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