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New Milton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our hosts at the Bedford guest house were warm, friendly and very helpful. Our room was spotless and decorated to a high standard, views over looking the harbour, the bed was extremely comfortable too. Breakfast was excellent. We will definitely be returning.

Thank dibda44
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Presumably it was the time of year - early December - but I got a very good deal at the Bedford Hotel and would recommend it for many reasons. The location is right on the sea-front and I had a sea view to the beach and cliffs to the west. All staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. Although I booked...

Thank ColdstreamKeith
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Eight of us enjoyed a first class meal at The Bedford. The food was delicious and the service both friendly and attentive. Excellent steaks and fresh fish were complimented by a range of lovely vegetables. This is a nice place to relax and be confident you'll be well looked after.

Thank Yedmondale
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Fabulous Christmas break in this hotel on the sea front. Family owned and run, extremely nice staff, lovely food - well done Chef! Staff could not have been more helpful. Very nice ensuite room at the back of the hotel. Good bar age group mix, used by the locals. Dog friendly. Will be back there soon. Used private car park...

Thank Johanna W
Lambourn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Another visit to this lovely Hotel , a favourite with all my family . Everyone is made most welcome , including a genuine welcome and biscuits for our dogs . ( Some hotels do take dogs , but then do not make them welcome ). The staff are exceptional , very attentive and caring . And all the food is...

Thank EJH1973
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

we have just arrived home after a lovely weekend at the Bedford hotel, it is situated on sidmouth front overlooking the sea, close to the town centre bars and restaurants, the welcome was outstanding the staff are so friendly, we took our dog and he had treats as soon as we arrived, conplimentary coffee in the lounge was a nice...

Thank kimslade7
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Lots of positives outwayed any negatives, parking is in short supply and with 2 dogs with a crate and luggage it was a little difficult getting near the hotel, the last night we paid the £6 overnight stay in the car park opposite so we could get our luggage loaded easily. We stayed in room 6 which was huge and...

Thank janderson2013
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My wife booked this hotel for a short break after 3 days in a 3 * hotel in Lyme Regis We so so pleased with the first hotel On arrival at the hotel we advise we were only able to stay 1 night instead of 3 because of a family member illness I explained our perdicument to the receptionist in...

Thank Paul T
BedfordHotelSidmouth, Owner at The Bedford Hotel, responded to this review

Don’t be fooled? You booked a room in July to stay with us for three nights so we have held a room for you for over five months. On arrival you inform reception that you would only be needing one of the nights. The cancellation policy on the website that you booked through states: The guest can cancel free of...

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We stayed on 16 December, booked a double room overlooking the sea and were certainly not disappointed. With glorious views over the bay and a sweet balcony we couldn't have been happier. The breakfast was delicious, help yourself to pastries, fruit etc and a wonderful bespoke cooked breakfast. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Thank Hilary M
Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Nice 3 star hotel with lovely staff, located right on the seafront in Sidmouth. The room i stayed in is sea facing with a balcony on the second floor. Very comfortable, with a nice view of the sea and beach area, coffee and tea facilities, comfy bed, refurbished bathroom and looking very good. Really nice to stay here and the...

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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 

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Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8NR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Price Range: €137 - €189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bedford Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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The Bedford Hotel Sidmouth, Devon
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
#4 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
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“This an historic Hotel , so all the rooms are charming but very different . Plenty of choice .”
 of 5 bubbles EJH1973, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all rooms at the front overlook the sea”
 of 5 bubbles kimslade7, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had room 30 which was huge, it had a large double and a single bed”
 of 5 bubbles 826hilarym, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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