Hotel Riviera

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The Hotel Riviera is splendidly positioned at the centre of Sidmouth's esplanade, overlooking Lyme Bay. With its mild climate and the beach just on the doorstep, the setting echoes the south of France and is the choice of the discerning visitor in search of relaxation and quieter pleasures. Behind the Hotel's fine Regency façade lies an alluring blend of old fashioned service and present day comforts with a style and ambience that justly reflects its AA four star rating. Glorious sea views can be enjoyed from the recently re-designed en-suite bedrooms, all of which are fully appointed and have many thoughtful extras. In the elegant bay-view dining room guests are offered a fine choice of dishes from extensive menus, prepared by French and Swiss trained chefs with local seafood being a particular speciality.

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Perfectly positioned on the beautiful Esplanade

Perfectly positioned on the beautiful Esplanade photo

Sumptuous bedrooms with high quality furnishings

Sumptuous bedrooms with high quality furnishings photo

Fine cuisine teeming with local produce

Fine cuisine teeming with local produce photo

Perfectly positioned on the beautiful esplanade

Perfectly positioned on the beautiful esplanade photo
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One of the South Coast's leading hotels, Winner of the AA's coveted Courtesy and Care Award, The Riviera is renowned for its immpecable style and friendly service.

A relaxed drink, al fresco lunch on the terrace, morning coffee, a business meeting, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea or an intimate Dinner overlooking Lyme Bay, whatever the occasion.

The Cocktail Bar is open until midnight and entertainment is provided on many evenings by our resident pianist.

The Hotel Riviera has a long tradition of catering for prestige functions of every description. Should you be interested in organsiing a Wedding Reception, Private Party or Conference, the Managing Director will be pleased to discuss your requirements and show you the facilities available.

We are pleased to make available to our clients concessionary green fees in conjunction with Sidmouth Golf Club and Woodbury Park Golf and Country Club. Sidmouth Golf Club is situated on Peak Hill, just two minutes drive from the Hotel. The 18 hole course measures 5,088 yards in length and has a standard scratch of 65.

Woodbury Park Golf and Country Club is situated just outside Sidmouth and close to the village of Woodbury. This complex offers the choice of an 18 hole Championship Course - 7,314 yards - and also a 9 hole course. A driving range and full practice facilities are attached to these courses.

All guests of the hotel have the benefit of country membership of Sidmouth Cricket, Tennis and Croquet Club while residing at the Hotel. The concierge will be pleased to provide additional information on any of these pursuits and will provide you with the appropriate membership card.

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Room Types

Superior Rooms with Sea View and Private Bathrooms en Suite
Deluxe Sea Views with Private Bathrooms en Suite
Town Aspect Rooms with Private Bathrooms en Suite

Room Amenities

All bedrooms are tastefully furnished and individually designed in keeping with the hotel's character. All twin, double and single bedrooms have a private bathroom with bath, toilet and shower en suite.

All rooms have digital colour television with radio, direct-dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and thoughful touches as flower, bathrooms and complimentary toiletries.

Room amenities

The restaurant is open to non-residents, and an extensive a la carte menu is available, as well as Table d'Hote Luncheon and Dinner menus. Special diets and vegetarian meals are catered for. Dinner can be ordered between 7.00pm and 9.00pm. We are pleased to make special arrangements for pre-theatre meals and children's high tea. Light refreshments are always available and can be served in our Regency bar in the Foyer or on the patio.

Hotel Policies

The Hotel Riviera operates a smoke free policy throughout the building.

Guests are asked to appreciate that reservations are made on the assumption that if a booking is cancelled the hotel does not have to suffer the loss. The hotel will endeavour to re-let the accommodation but, if not successful, the hotel will seek to recover its loss. We therefore strongly advise our guests to consider the benefit of a Holiday Cancellation Insurance Policy.


  • Seafront

Children & Infants

  • Accept children Minimum age
  • Childrens videos / DVDs available
  • Food bottle warming available
  • Highchair
  • Special mealtimes for children
  • Accept children all ages
  • Accept Children Over 3

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Room service
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Local Produce English Breakfast
  • Packed lunches available

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • Master Card accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • CD Player in all bedrooms
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms
  • Hair dryer in all bedrooms
  • Modem point in all bedrooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea / coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms
  • Digital TV
  • Electric shaver point
  • FreeView TV
  • WiFi

Establishment Features

  • 24hr return laundry service
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Business facilities eg.Faxmodem
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Garden patio for guests use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Lift
  • Night porter
  • Pets accepted
  • Public telephone
  • Regular evening entertainment
  • Separate guests lounge
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages
  • Non smoking establishment

Specialist Features

  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for lone female travellers
  • Special provisions for walkers
  • Christmas / New Year Programme
  • Honeymoon Breaks
  • Mobile Phone Reception
  • Pets on premises

Languages spoken

  • Czech spoken
  • French spoken
  • German spoken
  • Italian spoken
  • Polish spoken


  • Facilities for the Disabled

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