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The Woodlands Hotel
THE BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN SIDMOUTH
Covid-19 Policy & Cancellations
If you need to cancel your booking due to circumstances related to Covid-19, you can either transfer your booking or cancel and receive a full refund. Please contact us directly to re-book or cancel.
Boutique luxury on the Jurassic Coast
We are a pet-friendly hotel offering spacious rooms, a tranquil private garden and terrace, locally sourced food and a fully stocked bar – all just a light stroll from Sidmouth seafront.
The Woodlands Hotel is one of the most historic hotels in Sidmouth. Its central location makes it easy for you to discover the many things to do in Sidmouth and the local area – from dinosaur bones and vintage shops, to sandy beaches and the world-renowned Sidmouth Folk Festival.
Our family suite consists of two bedrooms with super king beds that can also be configured as four singles, and a family bathroom with a large walk in shower.
Superior Plus Room
Our Superior Plus rooms feature a super king bed and all overlook the garden. Choose to be on the first floor or the pet-friendly ground floor.
Superior, Double & Twin Rooms
All of our other rooms feature tea & coffee making facilities and beautifully comfortable beds. Ground floor rooms are pet-friendly.
We offer rates for both bed & breakfast and dinner inclusive packages. Our spacious restaurant can seat up to 60 people.
Lounge & Bar
Our light and airy conservatory and adjoining bar are wonderful places to sip a drink or stop for a snack or coffee.
Enjoy an afternoon drink on the sunny terrace, a delicious Devon cream tea or just sit back and soak up the glorious setting.
Reviews of woodlands hotel
We have just returned from a stay at this lovely hotel. Beautifully decorated and spacious rooms, the hosts Dan and Megan could not have been more welcoming. Lovely family run hotel with a calm peaceful atmosphere run very well within the covid 19 rules but without encroaching on our stay. We stayed, dinner, B&B… and it was well worth the money. We had a superior king room with a lovely ensuite shower room, bed so very comfortable. Breakfast and Dinner could not be faulted, plenty of choice and well presented, could not fault one meal we ate. We would highly recommend a stay here and we will definitely return.
Janjon2005, Trip Advisor
Lovely quaint and quirky hotel, very welcoming. Scrupulously clean and all Covid guidelines adhered to. Very comfortable bed and good size room with everything we needed. Lovely breakfast cooked to order. Definitely recommend.
Jayne W, Trip Advisor
What a surprise the Woodlands Hotel turned out to be. I was apprehensive about 2 stars yet the 5 star reviews on TA are more representative of the quality and friendliness of the hotel. We went for DB&B because we weren’t sure what impact COVID-19 would have on restaurants in the area. We definitely made the right decision – food was excellent. The size of the hotel and number of residents meant great friendly service from Dan, Megan and staff – more like a homely guest house but wonderful.
Malrev, Trip Advisor
We chose this hotel to celebrate my special birthday and I am so pleased we did. From arriving to leaving we had a great time. The rooms are very comfortable, the food is excellent and the hospitality just perfect. When we are in Sidmouth next we will not hesitate to stay here.
Maureen Q, Trip Advisor
Our Facilities & What’s Nearby
Lounge & bar
Garden & terrace
Electric vehicle charging
Places to eat in Sidmouth
You’ll find an array of wonderful places to eat in Sidmouth, from cosy pubs to buzzing cafés and terraces with sea views. Being on the abundant Devon coast, the local seafood is excellent, and there’s a real focus within the town’s eateries to serve the wonderful locally grown produce.
Pubs & bars in Sidmouth
Being in the heart of Devon means you’re never far from a cosy pub with roaring fires in winter and leafy beer gardens in summer. Sample some of the local award-winning ales, cider and gins – served in many Sidmouth pubs – or drop into one of the seafront bars for a glass of wine with a sea view.
You’re on the Jurassic Coast now, so it’s the perfect spot to take in the views from the foot of the pre-historic red cliffs. Sidmouth has a pebble beach, with red sands exposed when the tide goes out. Dogs are allowed on the beach from October to March and it is a great beach for swimming and family fun. If you’re keen to take to the water, Jurassic Paddle Sports on the seafront, can get you kitted up for kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) and more.
Shopping in Sidmouth
Sidmouth is a bustling town known for its selection of independent boutiques covering home interiors, fashion, childrenswear and more. You’ll find high street names here too as well as an array of craft stores, antique dealers, jewellers – in fact, everything you need for an indulgent weekend!
Sidmouth Folk Week
Sidmouth Folk Week is one of the UK’s most popular and longest-running folk festivals, dating back to 1955. See musicians from all around the world at venues throughout Sidmouth – including at Woodlands Hotel itself. Looking for Sidmouth Folk Week accommodation? Our central location makes it easy for you to make the most of the celebrations.
Exploring beyond Sidmouth
Entertain the kids at Crealy Adventure Park, just a 20-minute drive from Sidmouth and home to rollercoasters, pirate ships, petting zoos and dozens of other thrilling attractions.
Bicton Park is home to beautiful gardens, mini golf, miniature trains and playgrounds – fun for all the family and just a 15-minute drive from Sidmouth.
Lovely Lyme Regis is one of the gateways for the Jurassic Coast and a beautiful seaside town in its own right. Just a short drive from Sidmouth, you can sample fresh seafood and wander around the historic harbour.
The Donkey Sanctuary is just a 10-minute drive from Sidmouth and a great place to stroke, feed and fall in love with these rescued mules and donkeys.
EXPLORE DEVON’S EAST COAST
The Woodlands Hotel is a wonderful place to base yourself when exploring all the gems this beautiful part of Devon has to offer.
Looking for a venue in Sidmouth?
Our lounge area or restaurant are perfect spaces for big celebrations. From weddings and birthdays to anniversaries and more, get in touch with us to find out how we can help you celebrate your special occasion.
Find out about our self-catering property, Regency House, just 600 metres from the famous Sidmouth seafront. The house has four bedrooms, sleeping up to nine people and can accommodate priavte parking for three cars.