"Quintessential British Hospitality at its Best"

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Hotel Riviera, Sidmouth, Devon

Hotel Riviera, with its far-reaching sea views, is the choice for the discerning guest in search of relaxation and quieter pleasures - quintessential British hospitality at its best! Sidmouth has retained its elegance and coastal allure since Regency times, when it became a fashionable watering place that attracted the great and the good including the Duke and Duchess of Kent with their infant daughter Victoria, later to become Queen.

The long standing success of The Riviera is due to impeccable standards in both accommodation and service that our brilliant team always strives to achieve. Our policy of continual improvement has resulted, not only in rooms and facilities of the highest quality, but also in a genuine sense of welcome from a loyal and long-serving team, who have a well deserved reputation for friendliness and excellent service. Call + 44(0)1395 515201 to discuss your stay today.  

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Bedroom suite

Elegant Seaview Rooms

Glorious sea views stretching to the horizon are the highlight of many of our individually-designed bedrooms. Tastefully furnished and in keeping with the the Riviera's Regency character, your room is everything you would expect from one of the leading hotels in Sidmouth.

Our programme of continual refurbishment ensures rooms are maintained to the highest standard with all including digital Freeview television, room service telephone, fast WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer. We also provide such thoughtful touches as flowers, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.

Hotel Riviera is fully central heated throughout the cooler seasons, and for your additional comfort, public rooms are air conditioned during the summer months. A lift provides easy access to all floors. We are the only hotel in Sidmouth that offers a car parking valet service, giving you truly four star service. Call our team on 01395 515201 to find out more.

Afternoon tea and cake
"One of the best Afternoon Teas in Devon"

The Afternoon Tea by the Sea

In this busy world, afternoon tea is the antidote. Slow down and appreciate a moment, together. 

A glass of bubbly for the special occasion. A warming pot of the finest loose leaf after a blustery sea walk. Homemade scones, fresh strawberries, confiture and Devon cream are the order of the day.

Served on fine China, crisp white tablecloths and napkins, choose from a range of indulgent afternoon teas for an iconic Afternoon Tea by the Sea experience. 

Guests with wine in dining room

AA Rosette Restaurant

The Riviera has a proud and long-standing reputation for fine dining cuisine. Our Executive Chef and his team prepare discerning menus that combine international dishes with the best of British cooking, featuring a selection of seasonal and local produce with an emphasis on the freshest seafood. Our AA Rosette restaurant in Sidmouth is open to non-residents and residents alike, and an extensive a la Carte menu is available, as well as Table d’hote Lunch and Dinner menus.

Vegetarian, special diets and pre-theatre meals are available by pre-arrangement as well as a special treat for little ones - a children’s afternoon tea. Light refreshments are always available and can be served in the Regency Bar, in the Foyer or on the terrace during the Summer months.

For a spot of quintessentially British hospitality, indulge in our classic "Afternoon Tea by the Sea" in the lounge or outside on the terrace on warmer days. Be spoilt for choice with extensive dinner a la Carte menus. Local and fresh seafood is a speciality in the elegant bay-view dining room where every dish delights, expertly served and complemented by a variety of specially selected wines.

Bride with bouquet

Romance by the Sea

The Hotel Riviera has a long tradition of catering for prestige functions of every description and is splendidly positioned at the very centre of Sidmouth’s Esplanade, overlooking stunning Lyme Bay, with the beach on our doorstep. The moment you pass through the grand bowed entrance, the feeling of being welcomed into a large private house pervades. Many of our friendly team have served here for over a decade and this is evidenced by their quietly professional hospitality, courtesy and genuine concern for your well-being.

Whatever your style of event or wedding, from small, more intimate parties, through to larger groups of up to 120 guests; we can provide the perfect celebtration or start to your new life together. Our eager and enthusiastic team have a wealth of experience and will do everything possible to make your day outstanding and exceptional. In essence, our elegant British seaside hotel provides a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, whilst combining distinctive styling, excellent service and exquisite food, creating a truly unique event or wedding experience, just for you. 

If you're interested in organising a very special Wedding Reception or Private Celebration Party, we will be pleased to discuss your personal requirements and show you the facilities available.

Drinks bottles in bar

Special Occasions & Events

Take just one look at the Hotel Riviera, and you know that this is something very special, step inside and feel the splendour, traditional style and attention to detail coming from every corner.

We are proud to host your celebration or conference, we treat each event with the individuality and professionalism they need and deserve.

From an up to the minute approach to business conferences or a traditional family celebration, you can be assured of the same personal attention from our experienced and friendly team.

Hotel Riviera, a perfect venue for every occasion.

Esplanade and sea

Things to Do in East Devon

During your stay at Hotel Riviera, one of the leading hotels in Sidmouth, you should certainly take the opportunity to explore some of the delightful villages, rolling countryside and coastline of East Devon.

On foot, there are breathtaking walks along the Heritage Coast Trail as far as your legs will carry you. By car, the possibilities are too numerous, but here are some of our favourite recommendations:

* Dartmoor; with its mile after mile of ever-changing scenery, is of course a ‘must’ for every visitor.
* Just to the west of Sidmouth lies the Raleigh Country. Sir Walter was born at Hayes Barton, in a beautiful Tudor building which is now a farmhouse.
* Neighbouring East Budleigh is a peaceful village with thatched cottages climbing a steep hill.
* Due North of here are Bicton Gardens, which were designed by Andre le Notre, who planned the gardens of Versailles, and are of outstanding horticultural interest.
* South of Sidmouth is Budleigh Salterton, whose sea wall is the setting of Sir John Milais’s’ famous painting ‘The Boyhood of Raleigh’

The Hotel Riviera in Sidmouth remains unsurpassed as one of the finest and most idyllic touring bases in the South West and we very much look forward to welcoming you.

AA Breakfast Award
AA 2 Rosette Award
AA 4 Stars Award
Guests walking through hotel entrance
Afternoon tea on terrace
Guest eating dinner in dining room
Tart with ice cream and berries