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Sidholme Hotel

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72 bedroom Hotel and can accommodate up to 133 guests, including a number of ground floor rooms and 2 disabled rooms. All the bedrooms at Sidholme Hotel include Fair-Trade tea and coffee making facilities and hair-dryers. Bedrooms do not have televisions, however a comfortable television room is easily located within the Hotel. Parking is free for Guests of the Hotel.This gracious Georgian mansion has been welcoming guests for 80 years with a Christian ethos. It was originally built for the 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire and was known as Richmond Lodge. It is particularly noted for its magnificent Music Room, complete with fine chandeliers and Gothic-style organ.Well suited to the holiday maker and conference delegate alike, who can work, rest or play in its peaceful and relaxing surroundings.The hotel is located in nine acres of delightful grounds and when staying you have complimentary use of our Indoor Heated Swimming PoolThe hotel is only a few minutes walk from the centre of the town of Sidmouth with its splendid coastline, newly appointed as part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Please be informed that the hotel does not have lift facilities.Sidholme Hotel is part of Christian Guild group of Hotels and we welcome everyone, guests are free to take part with as much or as little of the daily activities as they wish.
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Property amenities
Free Internet
Free parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel


Full view
79Somewhat walkable
Grade: 79 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 0,5 km
5Attractionswithin 0,5 km
100Room tips
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Was really looking forward to staying at the Sidholme Hotel. The outside is quite dramatic and that is where it ends. Our room was down a very narrow corridor and was very basic no view but there was a bath. We did not know that it was a Christian Hotel but that didn't bother
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Okay so I get it’s only £50, but there’s a communal bathroom and shower, one of the lights in the room was melted and not working, the bed was about as comfy as sleeping on the floor, the door to the wardrobe had stains and dirt on it, the house was apparently some professors
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Second time staying at this beautiful, characterful, slightly quirky hotel. Booked 2 superior double rooms, both rooms fabulous and spotlessly clean. Plenty of tea/coffee in the rooms. Beds really comfortable. Breakfast was hot, well cooked and plentiful and the staff polite and
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Stopped in as a last minute detour en route home from Cornwall. Very welcoming, reasonable prices, full English for brekka. A short walk from the sea and Sidmouth coastline. We will be back but will definitely add an extra night to explore and swim. Very relaxed atmosphere and
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Booked a last minute deal through booking.com. reading reviews we were anxious to visit and find out ourselves. Reviews complaining the hotel is dated maybe try finding out the hotel is almost 200 years old first?! Away from the boring mod cons of holiday inns this beautiful
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Music/Function Room
1 of the shared bathrooms with floppy shower head
Sorry too late to answer, hope you managed to get a bus from Honiton and had a good time.
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I've seen the pool, but never used it. A temp of 31 is extremely warm! A temperature of 29/30 would still be lovely and it did look very inviting for a hotel pool.
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Dear Nickinbracknell, The Garden rooms have a separate entrance at the rear of the main building,there are 2 rooms one is a superior double or can be made into a twin,and the other is a twin.They are at ground level and has a view of the lawn with patio doors that open into the garden.The bathrooms are wetrooms which are wheelchair accesible.
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"avoid the annexe"
"Don't stay here"
"Ask for an upgraded room. I was told they are working slowly through the hotel decorating."
"Unable to do this as it was a day trip."
"Just tell them what you want and if they can they will get it for you. Most of the rooms overlook the wonderful Gardens"
US$43 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandSidmouth
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