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Southern Cross Guest House
3 out of 5
High Street, Sidmouth, England
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4.2/5Excellent! (260 reviews)

"Lovely old features building has great character hosts wonderful"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2020

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Guide to Sidmouth Historic Hotels

Travelling can be more than just going somewhere different for your trip, it can also be about taking in the culture and history of a region. An ideal way to experience the area's culture is to plunge yourself in its past. Exploring the region's landmarks or museums is a good start, but a stay in a Sidmouth historic hotel can whisk you back in time. Pack your luggage (and no need for the time machine) as your Sidmouth vintage hotel awaits.

Grab Your Place in History

A visit to one of these Sidmouth historic accommodations can give you a feel for a historic era as soon as you pass through the front door. From Victorian-style architecture to some of the oldest hotels in Sidmouth steeped in the past, these surroundings will make you'll immediately think like you have stepped into a history book. Fortunately, you aren't required to live like the hotel's past guest. Although these lodgings are vintage, they have modern amenities to help you take it easy on your stay. You will find rooms outfitted with a cosy bed, lots of character, and just about anything you might need for a marvellous visit.

Once you have checked-in and had time to look around your historic hotel, you can tour the museums and renowned landmarks to absorb more of the region's culture. Undoubtedly, all this hopping through history is going to work up an appetite. Make sure to speak with your hotel's front desk to suggest a couple of the best spots to grab a drink or dinner in Sidmouth are. Feel free to read Expedia's guest reviews for suggestions from fellow travellers to help make your Sidmouth stay that much better.

Your Sidmouth Hotel Is Waiting

Sidmouth has 2 vintage hotels that have the look and feel of another era. Some of these lodgings are where notable novelists may have stayed. You're certain to find a hotel with all the in-room amenities as well as the characteristics you wish for. Make sure to reserve your vintage hotel soon, or you could miss out on one of these unique accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history buff expect from a stay in Sidmouth?
Significant historical sites in Sidmouth are probably at the top of your travel itinerary. You can check out the gardens and seaside during your visit. During your stay in this quaint area, you can also relish a trip to the coffee shops.
What's the best accommodation in Sidmouth to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, The Belmont Hotel is a top 4-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi. A La Ronde is a short 18-minute drive away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Buckley Farmhouse and Mount Pleasant Hotel.
How many historical hotels will I find in Sidmouth?
In Sidmouth, you’ll find 107 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 22 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical sites and other places to visit in Sidmouth?
Favourite places to visit include Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth Beach and The Donkey Sanctuary. Additionally, in the area, you’ll find Powderham Castle and Exeter Cathedral.
What is a historic hotel like in Sidmouth?
By booking a historic hotel, guests can enjoy a holiday in a building that has an official historic designation. A stately home, palace or even a lodge, old police station or skyscraper can be transformed into a historic hotel provided that it has special significance. Traditional architecture and period features are often preserved in the communal spaces and guestrooms of these historic hotels in Sidmouth, giving a sense of history.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. overall though the terms are similar. The physical building and architecture of a historic hotel is generally the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, often it’s the cultural value along with how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Sidmouth have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you might expect, though efforts have been made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the amenities found in most hotels will be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Sidmouth, don’t worry that you’ll be staying at a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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