Hotel Riviera, Sidmouth Reviews

Hotel information

Bedrooms

26.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, lounge, bar, restaurant, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, opposite pebble/sand beach (safe bathing).

Background music

in bar and restaurant at mealtimes, occasional live piano music in bar.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

small dogs allowed in some bedrooms, not public rooms except foyer.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2017] per person B&B £112–£201, D,B&B £102–£222. Set dinner £40–£44, à la carte also available.

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The Cary Arms, Babbacombe Reviews

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Contact details

The Cary Arms
Beach RoadBabbacombeDevonTQ1 3LXEngland01803 327110 See hotel website Book now

Hotel information

Bedrooms

16. 2 on ground floor, 8 in beach huts.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, spa (treatment rooms, plunge pool, mini-gym, steam room, sun deck), garden, terrace.

Background music

all day in bar.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some rooms, not in conservatory.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £195. À la carte £30. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

Good Hotel Guide

By a ‘fabulously secluded’ cove, Lana de Savary’s chic hotel clings to wooded cliffs overlooking the beach. The approach involves a ‘precipitous’ descent by road; guests who are more seafarer than landlubber could arrive by yacht at the private quay. Seaside style comes in buckets (and shrimping nets) here; ‘an appealing sense of domesticity’ reigns. Arrive to a ‘genuine welcome’, then relax in the ‘tastefully decorated’ lounge (nautical prints, pot plants, a ‘splendid’ model yacht). It is thoughtfully supplied with board games, a ‘well-stocked’ library, ‘binoculars to fully enjoy the view’. All but one of the ‘attractive’ bedrooms in the main house have a terrace or balcony, but you can get closer to the elements in one of the smart new duplex beach huts and suites set into the grassy slope overlooking the sea. Not quite unwound yet? Luxuriate in the new spa, with its glass-fronted plunge pool. Later, order a local ale in the beamed bar, then tuck in to chef Ben Kingdon’s ‘informal’, ‘beautifully cooked’ dinners – ‘seafood’s a speciality’. In the morning, a splendid breakfast buffet is ‘an uplifting start to the day’.

Hotel information

Bedrooms

16. 2 on ground floor, 8 in beach huts.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, spa (treatment rooms, plunge pool, mini-gym, steam room, sun deck), garden, terrace.

Background music

all day in bar.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some rooms, not in conservatory.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £195. À la carte £30. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other information

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Brocco on the Park, Sheffield Reviews

Contact details

Brocco on the Park
92 Brocco BankSheffieldYorkshireS11 8RSEngland0114 266 1233 See hotel website Book now

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8. 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

reception area, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room smart TV, terrace (barbecue), bicycle hire.

Background music

in restaurant, plus Sunday jazz afternoons.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] room only £90–£230. Cooked breakfast from £7, à la carte £40.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Good Hotel Guide

‘What a joy to discover this stylish city hotel,’ Guide inspectors enthuse in 2016. In a ‘buzzy’ neighbourhood beside Endcliffe Park, Tiina Carr has ‘spruced up’ this ‘handsome’ red brick building with a ‘vibrant’ ‘Scandi-chic’ interior. ‘Our spacious room had a white-painted fireplace, a splendid king-size bed with good linen, louvred shutters on the windows; an enormous double-ended bath and excellent storage in the large bathroom. A couple of welcoming cupcakes awaited. Despite the double glazing, there was some road noise from busy Hunter’s bar, out front.’ Lit candles flicker in the restaurant at dinnertime; guests may eat alfresco on the terrace in the summer. Daily blackboard specials supplement the ‘interesting’ menu (many vegetarian, gluten-free options). ‘We enjoyed tasty crab cakes; pork belly with crispy crackling and especially good red cabbage.’ A guest in a wheelchair was ‘gracefully accommodated, without fuss’. Join locals in the café at breakfast (charged extra), where ‘extensive’ choices include ‘beautifully grilled’ bacon, sourdough toast.

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8. 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

reception area, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room smart TV, terrace (barbecue), bicycle hire.

Background music

in restaurant, plus Sunday jazz afternoons.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] room only £90–£230. Cooked breakfast from £7, à la carte £40.

The Nag’s Head, Pickhill Reviews

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Contact details

The Nag’s Head
PickhillYorkshireYO7 4JGEngland01845 567391 See hotel website Book now

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7.

Open

all year except 24/25 Dec.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in lounge, bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms (not unattended), not in public areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B single from £60, double from £80. À la carte £25.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Good Hotel Guide

Surrounded by verdant countryside with ample opportunity for rambles, this former coaching inn has been run by Janet and Edward Boynton for more than 40 of its 200 years. It is an ‘unpretentious’ place, say admirers with affection; ‘genial and affable’, the Boyntons are ‘hard-working, hands-on’ hosts. The ‘classic’ pub is ‘old-fashioned in the nicest sense, all stained beams and brasses’; the library theme (‘a huge bookcase crammed with books’) creates a homey atmosphere. A ‘terrific’ menu, displayed on blackboards, is ‘promptly and attractively served’, perhaps including ‘a flavoursome salad with delicate balsamic dressing; a seafood pancake, characterised by beautifully smoked haddock’. Home-made bread rolls are served warm, with ‘proper’ butter. Need advice on drinks? ‘The owner clearly knows his wine.’ Up ‘steep’ stairs, retire to one of the ‘simple’, ‘basic’ bedrooms – they’re ‘excellent value, if a little dated’. ‘We slept well – even with the windows open, it was quiet.’ The cooked options at breakfast are of ‘excellent’ quality; there is also a rudimentary buffet. Easy access to the A1(M), ‘though the motorway is out of sight and sound’. (RG, and others)

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7.

Open

all year except 24/25 Dec.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in lounge, bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms (not unattended), not in public areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B single from £60, double from £80. À la carte £25.