winter sidmouth

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Want to escape this Christmas season? Then look no further than Sidmouth! There are a host of wonderful hotels and other accommodation options offering a luxurious break to see out 2022 and with its incredible Georgian architecture, a stay here will truly be one to remember.

The Belmont Hotel, part of the Brend family of hotels, have a choice of 4 and 5 night Christmas packages available which include drinks, canapes, a meal on Christmas Eve, a candle lit Christmas Day dinner and even a Full English so you can really indulge and treat yourself. If that didn’t sound memorable enough, the Belmont are also putting on a host of special activities, including various races to start off your break and musical performances. Dinner for instance is accompanied by pianists, bell ringers and harpists – a stay here will guarantee a wonderful Christmas holiday. The Belmont’s sister hotel, The Victoria, which is also based in Sidmouth with an enviable position over the town also has Christmas breaks and indulgent menus on offer.

At the Victoria, the Christmas breaks run from 23rd to 27th December and include free entertainment, dinner each evening and free use of the leisure facilities throughout your stay. Whether you want a break away with the whole family or just a cheeky get away for just the two of you – you’ll find something for you here.

As well as offering stays, the Victoria also has a limited time Festive menu available in their restaurant, so whether you are looking for a special meal for the whole family or a chance to catch up with friends before the big day, check out their Christmas lunch menu which makes the most of the region’s local food and drink or their Festive Afternoon tea packages for something a little different.

If you like the idea of Christmas by the coast, another option is a stay at the Sidmouth Harbour Hotel. Christmas starts on Christmas Eve and begins with a festive welcome complete with mulled wine. Your stay includes a sumptuous cooked breakfast, Christmas Dinner and a festive buffet and the spa will be open so you can relax and recharge ready for the new year. Or, located right on the sea front is the Hotel Riviera. With Christmas and New Year breaks and party nights available, you can celebrate in style here all within sight of the gorgeous Jurassic Coast. Breaks at the Hotel Riviera include a full programme of seasonal delights including a champagne cocktail party, a candlelit Christmas dinner and a cabaret seeing you all the way through to New Year.

Also on the Esplanade and commanding some of the best views of the coast is the Royal York and Faulkner. With both Christmas and New Year programmes on offer, you can expect the perfect party atmosphere and a friendly, personal service throughout, all while enjoying the waves crashing on the beach right next to you. The New Year breaks include a wonderful gala style dinner complete with casino, music, dancing and of course, champagne! It’s all you need to see in the new year in style!

As one of the finest Georgian buildings in town, the Bedford Hotel has a fascinating history and provides a lovely backdrop to your Christmas celebrations. There are lovely views across the bay, which are even more enjoyable with a festive treat or two, like their gingerbread coffee and servings of stollen. There are also some stays available before Christmas and New Year – the Twixmas stays have competitive rates and are a great way to relax between the two busiest holidays of the year.

It isn’t all hotel breaks in Sidmouth this Christmas – Sweetcombe Cottages are also offering a chance to enjoy Christmas or New Year by the sea. There are a delightful portfolio of cottages for the end of the year. Cottages are lovely at this time of year, so why not get into the spirit with a stay somewhere cute and cosy.

Feeling tempted by Christmas by the sea? Find out more accommodation options here.