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The Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

AA rating

About this rating

Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 80%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 41 reviews

Friendly hotel that goes from strength to strength

AA Inspector

At a glance

Family rooms
Dogs welcome
Outdoor parking

This seafront hotel, owned and run by the same family for over 60 years, maintains its Regency charm and grandeur. The attractive bedrooms vary in size, and many have balconies and sea views. Public rooms are spacious, and traditional dining is offered, alongside Blinis Café-Bar, which is more contemporary in style and offers coffees, lunch and afternoon tea. The spa facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, sauna and a variety of treatments.


  • En-suite rooms: 72
  • Family rooms: 8
  • Ground-floor rooms: 5
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Closed: January


  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 20


  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Ironing facilities


  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Hydrotherapy pool, steam room, sauna, complimentary use of nearby indoor pool
  • Weekly entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme

Getting here

M5 junction 30 take A3052, 10 miles to Sidmouth, hotel on centre of Esplanade.

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Nearest train station

Honiton, Exeter

Nearest motorway junction

M5 junction 30
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Room prices from£126/night**Minimum price of a standard double room *Minimum price of a standard double room
*Minimum price of a standard double room
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