What People Said
Excellent stay lots of history and tradition at the hotel, location within 100 yards of seafront with parking
It is an excellent, small hotel with friendly staff who go out of their way to help......there is also a new masseuse (Susan) who has magic hands. Trip Advisor October
Fantastic antique furniture, lovely ambience and very friendly people. The homemade food was excellent, esp. the carrot soup. Povey October
Your care and attention right from the first enquiry has been first class... Potter July
It seemed to us that nothing was too much trouble, and i have no doubt that many of us are already looking forward to their next visit to the Royal Glen Hotel. The rooms were comfortable, and the food was excellent (plentiful with good choice). Ringwood natural History Society
For our group it was the perfect setting to relax and enjoy each others company. Our meals were beautifully prepared, the waiting staff most considerate, our rooms spotless and the reception team very helpful. Cadwell April
Wonderful peace and quiet. Thomas September
It's like coming home. Norgate April
The garden is a bonus at this time of year we were able to sit out in the sunshine every afternoon and listen to the bird song. It is a tranquil and beautiful setting and we enjoyed our stay immensely - many thanks R & P Whiteside
This is our second stay and we have once again enjoyed the experience enormously. Last night's pork medallions in a horseradish cream sauce was excellent - definitely one for future menus. Thank you all P&E John Somerset
Nothing was ever too much trouble. Our overall impression is one of a very happy, friendly place where customer service is top priority. No need to change anything just stay as you are- winning combination. McHale Worcester
The number of returning guests speak for itself, hopefully we can add to the numbers. J Desborough Peterborough
August 2011 from Mrs Downer: I wish to thank you for a very enjoyable three night break... it was a very relaxing stay. The rooms were comfortable, and i particularly appreciated having a door to the rear garden from the Garden room. We both thought the food was exceptionally delicious, and the service second to none. The dining staff were all courteous and professional. I know my daughter enjoyed the facility of having an indoor pool. We were amazed at the period charm of the Grade 1 listed property. We would have liked better weather, but still found plenty of things to do in the surrounding area. We were also very impressed with the quantity and variety of shops in Sidmouth, such a surprise in the current economic climate. Long may it continue to retain its charm. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Royal Glen Hotel to friends and family.
Another New Year:- Mr Bright has sent us a picture taken whilst staying in March 2010
Thank you to everyone that takes the time to write on our comments sheets, whether it be a suggestion, a complaint, an observation or a thank you, it is much appreciated and always taken notice of. The following are just a few comments from 2010:-
We found your staff well trained, extremely helpful & friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back. Mrs Gummery
A very relaxing holiday in lovely surroundings around the hotel. The staff have been attentive, helpful and friendly at all times providing a lovely warm atmosphere. The restaurant is excellently run by Terry and everyone,the food delicious and well presented:Well Done. Alan & Jenny Smith.
This is a most comfortable hotel where you feel at ease, everything fresh attractively furnished and well maintained. Miss Milner
We realy enjoyed our stay in one of the new rooms. Fantastic shower/bathroom lots of storage space comfortable bed & nice bed linen, i enjoyed my pre breakfast swim. We enjoyed the fresh fish options at dinner & the pear and vanilla tart deserves a mention. Mr & Mrs Gwilt
We had alovely stay and felt very happy with how welcome our young children were made. Thank you all very much. Family Reeve.
I think this is a unique hotel and i hope it does not change & become more commercial - everyone very personal & friendly but efficient too. Very relaxed. Would definitely recommend to friends - and have done! Hope to visit again. Mrs McRoberts.
A 3 star hotel with 5 star qualities! We particularly enjoyed the superb food; the warm welcome and friendly professionalism of the staff. Loved the ambience & historical aspect of the hotel. Very good value for the comfort, service & excellent food standards. The staff are a credit to the hotel, an immensely enjoyable stay surpassed my wildest expectations. With warmest thanks. Annette & Mike
Don't change anything! We love it here staff all seem happy which creates such a warm atmosphere. K & J Hopkins
The place has the most peaceful atmosphere. The surroundings are beautiful & the hotel layout is unique and traditional. Love the dining room. Mr & Mrs Chappell
We love your hotel very much, we came from Denmark to visit the Donkey Sanctuary, fell in love with that, the town of Sidmouth and your hotel. J Bonderup
It was good to find a hotel that provided good 'old fashioned' values of friendliness efficiency and comfort. A place where staff had time for you. R Briscoe
The meal it was hot and delicious... you all endeavour to make your guests feel welcome...a wonderful night. Sidmouth Sea Angling Club 2009
All enjoyed it immensely - the venue, the food and most especially the friendliness and helpfullness of you all. Moss Family Birthday Luncheon 2009
What a superb venue your drawing room was for Mum's 70th birthday afternoon tea party... the views of the sea were lovely, the room size perfect, decor likewise, just the right number of seats, and the access to the terrace meant the kids could run about in the garden whilst the parents sat on the terrace keeping an eye on them... everyone had a great time. Anita 2009
Everything is just as we would wish it to be. The staff are so friendly without being overfamiliar; the food and service is excellent. There is always a friendy face and a helping hand available & its so peaceful. Mr & Mrs Hitchcock Bristol 2009
Royal Glen's heritage is number one!
The combination of a friendly relaxed family atmosphere, great food and an indoor swimming pool, were all very high on the list of pluses given during our recent telephone research. But most popular of all - simply because it was mentioned by everyone - was the sheer pleasure you take in staying in, perhaps, the most historic hotel in Sidmouth. We will continue to cherish the special place that the Royal Glen has in your affections and in the nation's heritage, with its Grade 1 listing. At the same time, we promise to continue to bring a quality of food, service and atmosphere which, you say, meets your needs and brings you back - often several times a year - year after year.
A Poem - To Sidmouth with love
Like most Sidmouth devotees, our regular visitors have a very real attachment to the resort, and indeed, to being part of the 'Royal Glen Family'. Edgar Mathias, from Tavistock, has captured this feeling in verse. Edgar and his wife, Thea, discovered us after a recommendation from a local client, during one of their regular business trips to the town. Nearly 30 years on - and, sadly now without his 'first love', Edgar returns to us still, twice a year. His love for Sidmouth is beautifully portrayed in verse, which we have the greatest pleasure in conveying to you all, and hanging in a special place in the hotel.
To Sidmouth with love
I came to Sidmouth with my love upon a winter's day
In doom and gloom in '71 for just a one-night stay
Since then there's been a love affair with this enchanting place
With sea and sun and balmy air though years have flown apace
So - did we come again each year to keep the memory green
Of sandy, shingly beaches and ocean's changing scene;
Of gardens lush in summer and in spring
Of joys in heart and lilting songs to sing
Of Salcombe Hill where breezes blow
seafret rising in evening's glow
Of west wind wafts from Sidmouth Strand
soft caress of a lover's hand
So now, without my love I come here still
to walk alone on Salcombe Hill
But though the joys of other days may pall
Sidmouth will hold me still in thrall.
By Edgar Mathias