Quietly situated just off the Esplanade in the centre of Sidmouth in its own secluded sheltered garden, the family-run Royal Glen offers a friendly welcome.
The historic seaside Royal Glen is truly somewhere to feel relaxed and is a real home from home, giving you comfortable surroundings within an elegant setting.
Choose from a variety of rooms, from Suite, Superior, Standard and Selected, each of which comes with tea and coffee making facilities, a TV with freeview and a phone. Each room is individually furnished with a blend of modern convenience, history and heritage, designed to suit all guests, from solo travellers, families, couples or small groups. There’s a choice of lounges available for guests to relax in, including the elegant Drawing Room with beautiful views down towards the sea, a snug study and a veranda opening out onto the raised patio, perfect for enjoying an afternoon tea. Besides, who wouldn’t want to stay somewhere that once housed actual royalty?!
Guests are also invited to enjoy the Victoria Bar and Restaurant where you can enjoy delicious bar lunches and snacks, hearty breakfasts and fine evening dining. It is the place to go to experience some real local produce as every dish is full of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Both the bar and the restaurant also have a comprehensive wine list.
Guests are welcome to use the hotel’s indoor swimming pool and gym areas and with free off road parking, you can leave the car at home and easily explore the town centre, sea front, Fortfield Cricket ground, Jacobs Ladder and the award winning Connaught Gardens, making it the ideal base for anyone wanting to explore this stunning Regency town.
Sidmouth’s Regency history is evident just from looking around the town and like many of the buildings, The Royal Glen Hotel whose humble beginnings were part of a farmstead, started life as a house in 1775 as part of the Manor estates, Mr King converted it to its regency splendour known as Kings Cottage and then renamed Woolbrook Cottage. A few years later, in 1819, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, along with their infant daughter, who would become Queen Victoria, came to stay at Woolbrook Cottage. The Duke and Duchess occupied boudoirs on the first floor, now known as the Kent Room, Culverwell Suite, Duchess Suite and Duke room. The Royal nursery being Princess room.
Later, in 1856 the house was occupied by the Baynes family, who welcomed the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, who visited his grandparents and mother’s former apartments. The hotel then became an orphanage and the name was changed to the Glen before it became a hotel. In 1897, Queen Victoria’s Jubilee was held on the grounds and in the 1930s it became the Royal Glen.
To this day, the hotel remains a popular, convivial place to stay. The family and hotel staff assure you of their personal attention giving you the chance to recharge and enjoy your time near the Jurassic Coast. The Royal Glen is dog friendly, please speak to the team when making your booking to be placed in one of our comfortable pet friendly rooms. The hotel also has a number of accessible rooms which can be reached via a lift. It is very important to the team to meet every one’s individual requirements so please speak to us or email direct to enable us to suit best your needs.
|Room / Unit Type||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Double Room, Bed & Breakfast||£102.00 per unit per night|
|Single Room, Bed & Breakfast||£51.00 per unit per night|
*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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