Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

The Esplanade, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8AZ
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Royal York and Faulkner Hotel, Sidmouth
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This magnificent Regency building, dating from 1810, enjoys a prime position at the centre of Sidmouth's elegant Esplanade, overlooking the sea and adjacent to the picturesque town centre. Owned and run by the Hook family, resident proprietors for more than sixty years, the hotel has earned a long-standing reputation for hospitality and offers excellent facilities.

Our restaurant retains the traditional high standards of silver service coupled with caring personal attention. The menus, which combine the best of both classic and modern cuisine, are prepared using the finest of local fresh produce by our highly regarded head chef Saul Vicary and his team.

The spacious ground floor has 3 beautifully appointed lounges in which to relax. The elegant lounge bar overlooking the sea and Esplanade serves a selection of light lunches and snacks daily. For guests' enjoyment, evening entertainment including music for dancing, is offered after dinner on 4 nights each week.

Many of the bedrooms enjoy sea views and the larger deluxe rooms, offering added amenities and comfort, lead to the balcony. Two lifts serve all floors and the well appointed bedrooms offer en suite facilities, direct dial telephone, remote control colour TV, radio, video link, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

Superb new boutique spa "Aspara", located on the lower ground floor; it includes a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, sauna and offers face and body spa treatments.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double with en suite£65.50 per person per night, half board
Family with en suite£65.50 per person per night, half board
Single with en suite£65.50 per person per night, half board
Twin with en suite£65.50 per person per night, half board

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Royal York and Faulkner Hotel (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)



  • Additional meal details - Any.
  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Room service
  • Serve breakfast - 08.30-09.30 Full English.
  • Serve evening meal - 19.00-20.30. Five course Table d'hote menu.
  • Serve lunch - Bar lunches daily, 11:30 - 16:00.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - 0
  • Cot
  • Highchair

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
  • Online booking possible
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Establishment Features

  • 24 hr return laundry service
  • Accept coach parties
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Lift
  • Pets accepted - Dogs, meals supplied. Not permitted in public rooms e.g. bar, lounge.
  • Public telephone
  • Regular evening entertainment
  • Separate guests' lounge

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - Regency building Grade II.
  • Seafront

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course - Reduced green fees
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities - Hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room.
  • Indoor pool - free swimming pool at indoor pool (200yds from hotel)
  • Other sporting facilities - Snooker.
  • Sauna
  • Spa bath
  • Swimming pool - Counter-current swim - spa.
  • Water sports facilities - Water ski ing.

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms



Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M5 junction 30 Sidmouth signposted from A3052. Road leads to Esplanade. Turn left.



Public Transport Directions

From Exeter St Davids - 15 milesRegular bus service to Sidmouth.





TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • JacquelineG727
    Highbridge, United Kingdom
    To the rescue!
    5 of 5 stars
    24th Sept 2020
    At 8.30am on 9th September I rang the hotel from a hotel in Torquay with my tale of woe, having booked Torquay for a seven day stay and being bitterly disappointed, staying there only one miserable... Read full review
  • LVJonesy
    Deeply relaxing
    5 of 5 stars
    7th Oct 2020
    Falling asleep to the sound of the sea, looked after by delightful staff, well fed, with beaches and coast path to explore outside the front door, we had a restful and restorative weekend at the... Read full review
  • 167carolmf
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Lovely stay
    5 of 5 stars
    19th Oct 2020
    We decided to travel down to Sidmouth for a short weekend stay. We booked a balcony room which had a wonderful view over the sea. The furnishing in our room was of good quality and facilities were... Read full review


  • 3 AA Stars Hotel
  • 3 Visit England Stars Hotel
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