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Royal Castle Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11 The Quay, Dartmouth TQ6 9PS, England
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only stayed one night but were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Turned up early at half twelve but room was already available and car was whisked away somewhere safe. Luggage taken to room and lots of smiles and hellos from the staff. And had a nice surprise of a anniversary card and chocolate royal castle... More

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Dorset UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a refreshing stay: A Hotel where welcome comes with a capital W. Really impressed by the Staff, all who bend over backwards to help, friendly, attentive. A credit to their employers. I was a little wary at first, I need not have been, the hotel and its soul grew on me every minute of our stay, the place is... More

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a one night stay here at the start of the Dartmouth regatta week. The rooms are spotless and well equipped and the staff were excellent. Our breakfast was probably the best we have ever had. We didnt eat here in the evening as we are vegetarians and there wasn't an awful lot of choice but the lounge bar... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place to spend a few days. The Hotel is fantastic, food is lovely and the staff brilliant (with an extra special mention to Jodie on reception who was exceptional from the first email to checking out). We stayed only two nights and wished it was more Dartmouth is a lovely place to unwind and there is so... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title may suggest our experience of breakfast was poor. Very slow service, the luke warm anemic looking toast arrived ten minutes before the breakfast. When they did arrive the orders were wrong. When all four of us finally got our breakfasts they were also at best luke warm. Then there's the price. ..by comparison it is hellishly expensive.... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights from the 8th August as an early celebration start to my wife’s birthday on the 19th August. This was our 3rd visit to Dartmouth and our 1st but not last stay at the Royal Castle. We were greeted by a smiling and very helpful receptionist (Christine) who arranged for our car... More

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West Somerset
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Sunday 17th August for the night to enjoy the hotel's fantastically priced celebration package. We were given Room 24, a town facing room and one we hadn't stayed in before. Although this was quite a small room, it was beautifully appointed and had the most comfortable mattress. I'm not a very good sleeper but sleeping in that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Dartmouth in early July to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and had a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable stay at the Royal Castle. Many thanks are due to the staff for upgrading our room and for the card and box of chocolates. Can thoroughly recommend the rooms with view over the river / harbour. Very welcoming staff who... More

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Buckingham shire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the hotel on 12/08/2014 for three nights. From the start we have been treated well by everyone. Receptionist were so helpful as the porters and room service. Our car been taken away for Valletta parking...what a treatment. Daily breakfast is fabulous and amazing in the river facing grill bar....love this place and will visit again.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous food, problem, noisy babies, sorted out by moving table, a tip who runs this Hotel only well behaved children over 10 in this lovely restaurant. I love kids i have 9 grandchildren but bed at 7!!

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Address: 11 The Quay, Dartmouth TQ6 9PS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Castle Hotel 3*
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Royal Castle Dartmouth
Hotel Royal Castle
Royal Castle Hotel Dartmouth, Devon

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The award-winning Royal Castle Hotel is in the centre of Dartmouth with its cobbled streets, intriguing shops and famous restaurants and bars. Looking out over the River Dart, this 17th-century building offers bright, airy rooms, free Wi-Fi and a stylish restaurant. There are 25 en suite rooms, all of which are individually decorated. Many of the rooms have river views, four-poster beds, spa baths and 15 of our rooms have air conditioning units as well. Every room has a TV, radio and tea/coffee making facilities. ... more   less 
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