Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

The Esplanade, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8AZ
3 Visit England Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars Hotel

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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 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)



  • 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:

4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • Leanne W
    Rowley Regis
    Trip Type:
    Not good :(
    2 of 5 stars
    2nd Dec 2021
    Lovely sea veiw but thats about it, food was coming out cold! Bedroom floor kept creaking, lack of sugar and milk, outdated furniture. Wouldn't recommend, Was extremely bored there was nothing to do... Read full review
  • Hgk33
    Stafford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Christmas Cracker
    5 of 5 stars
    6th Dec 2021
    Visited with my daughter as we have done for 10years plus (except last year of course). We come for the Christmas shopping and really enjoy the late night shopping on the first Friday of December... Read full review
  • CDP31
    Lovely traditional family hotel
    5 of 5 stars
    22nd Dec 2021
    Close to the shops. On the seafront. We forgot something valuable and before we had arrived home the hotel had called to let us know. The staff are friendly, cheerful and helpful. Food is good. It’s... Read full review


  • 3 AA Stars Hotel
  • 3 Visit England Stars Hotel
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