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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely dog friendly hotel. We stayed in room 16 which was a fabulous with stunning sea views. The reception staff were very friendly and we got shown to our room. It has period features but also been tastefully modernized We only ate breakfast at the hotel which was great quality I Would stay again and recommend this hotel

Thank Joanne B
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was small, but adequate - had everything I needed. Shower room would have been improved by a fixed cubicle rather than a curtain. Very adequate meal in the evening - just £10 for 3 courses! Amazing value. Breakfast also very nice. Staff charming at the desk and in the restaurant.

Thank caroline21650
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel was booked in a rush as we had just cancelled a break due to illness : it helped that we know and like Sidmouth How to start? "I have never stayed in such a nice hotel, even 5* on business trips. I used to work in customer care /relations and I used to say" always treat people as... More 

Thank reb72015
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked two rooms for ourselves and Daughter and her new husband. Two excellent rooms as usual. Newly refurbished bathrooms with wet room showers. Personally I would prefer a shower with a removable shower head rather than the large fixed one. Great views from rooms, one on the front and one with views looking over Peak Hill side. As usual all... More 

Thank Suzanne T
Gillingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room 18 has a large balcony and looks out directly over the sea. The food was excellent and all the staff are very friendly and helpful. We would gladly go back again in the future. We stayed half board and really enjoyed the evening meals. Breakfast was also very good.

Thank Paul B
Billericay, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely traditional hotel in a prime position on the seafront. Friendly reception and lovely clean room with a new en suite. Breakfast was excellent and the service could not be faulted. Dog friendly. Would certainly stay again.

Thank Nick L
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I spent a lovely couple of days at The Bedford at the beginning of October. This, being our ninth visit over a period of 5 years …ish, though previously accompanied by parents and brother-in-law!!! We were given such a warm welcome, just as we were on our very first stay. Everyone asked after Mum & Dad which... More 

Thank Sue S
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never having been on a coach trip before my sister-in-law stayed in the Bedford Hotel in Sidmouth and wondered what to expect. From the outside it wasn't the best looking hotel on the front but we couldn't fault the friendly service and the food was excellent! The staff all looked happy and were anxious to please which is something these... More 

Thank axty36
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed in a twin room at the Bedford at the end of October and had a very pleasant stay. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable.The food and service were very good too. My only negative comment is that for a male the toilet seat will not stay up (room 14). For someone who kneels to empty... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was a last minute booking and chosen purely on price. £70 bed and breakfast for 1 night - probably the best deal in Sidmouth for half term. I wasn't expecting too much but what a very nice surprise. Everyone was so friendly and polite. I didn't use the restaurant. The room was clean, functional and pleasant. If you're expecting... More 

Thank Nicholas M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Grade II* listed building The Bedford Hotel is a 3*** hotel run by the Pyne Family. Located at the heart of Sidmouth seafront means many rooms boast breathtaking views of Lyme Bay. All rooms are individually furnished, have flat screen televisions and en suite facilities. There is lift access to both floors. The hotel also has comfortable lounges and offers a wide selection of good food and wine in a choice of attractive surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bedford Hotel

Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8NR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Price Range: $155 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bedford Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Any with a Seaview.”
 of 5 bubbles 982suzannet, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had room 18 excellent size with balcony overlooking the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles 356PaulB356, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view and ones with a side view are probably quieter than those on the front although the double glazing was effective.”
 of 5 bubbles axty36, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want a view, choose a seaside room”
 of 5 bubbles KPowersKC, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Have heard good reports from visitors”
 of 5 bubbles 800George, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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