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Overview of Sailors Rest

Sailors Rest

Guesthouse in Bideford
7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

10 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
20 The Quay, Bideford, England, EX39 1QS
Main amenities
  • Breakfast available
  • Multilingual staff

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Barnstaple Station - 22 min drive
  • Chapelton Station - 27 min drive
  • Portsmouth Arms Station - 29 min drive


  • The Boathouse - 17 min walk
  • Waterfront Inn - 5 min drive
  • Instow Arms - 16 min walk
  • The Village Inn - 5 min drive
  • Flame Factory - 2 min walk

About this property

Sailors Rest

Enjoy your visit to Bideford with a stay at Sailors Rest.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an access code

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Free WiFi in public areas

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)


  • Multilingual staff

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

The property is professionally cleaned; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Sailors Rest Bideford
Sailors Rest Guesthouse
Sailors Rest Guesthouse Bideford

Frequently asked questions

Does Sailors Rest offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sailors Rest does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sailors Rest?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What's the area around Sailors Rest like?
Sailors Rest is a short 10-minute walk from Instow Beach and 18 minutes' walk from Northam Burrows Country Park.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Lovely view
From the window of our room
2-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Victoria, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great view and dog friendly
Great location, comfortable and clean room. Nice décor, towels and finishing touches. Nespresso machine in room which was great but bring your own pods and the local shop doesn’t stock them. Dog friendly which is great and many of the local shops/cafe allow dogs too. One consideration for anyone staying is the level of noise from the road due to sash windows. This is not something the business can do anything about but I would suggest that light sleepers might need to consider this and bring their earplugs. Great view, you can watch the world go by for hours.
Sarah, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Lovely view
Didn’t see anyone as self booking. Comfortable bed, room bit barren hard chairs very plain. Views made up for it.
Annette, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent location
Excellent location opposite the quay. We had the ground floor and was really impressed with the size and layout of the room. Very tastefully decorated and clean. Loved the extra touch of coffee machine, milk and bottles of water in the mini fridge. Only criticism is felt the windows needed some privacy from people walking past looking in otherwise excellent room.
Chris, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Jade, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Room is good, service-not.
We loved the room, it was clean and with a great view. However, we were very disappointed by the service at the restaurant where we had breakfast. The lady there who I suppose is the owner made us feel unwelcomed, because due to their mistake for some reason our breakfast as they said was not included, but our rate on did, so it was unprofessional of her to talk in the way she did and explain to us something that is not our fault in any way. So we felt like we did something wrong, not nice. However, there was a very kind gentleman and a young lady that were very helpful, and friendly and made us feel better and enjoy our breakfast there on one of the days. This hotel doesn't offer room cleaning explaining it as covid related. Check-out is at 10 00 which is quite early, and you need to pay if you want to stay longer. Overall, the location is good, the room is new and clean, and lots of places to see in North Devon.
radmila, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Janine, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice room with a view
Newly refurbed guesthouse, nice position with views over the estuary. Very friendly service and excellent breakfast at the Royal George which owns it. Only odd thing is the 5-10 minute walk in between.
Jennifer, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
Lovely place, super modern rooms and very clean throughout. The breakfast was really nice in the Royal George and there was a good amount of information in the room about the local area.
1-night trip
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