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The Royal Wells Hotel

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8BE, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tunbridge Wells is a beautiful place to stay and, subsequently most hotels charge an astronomical rate for a stay. This hotel, although in need of some redecoration offers excellent value for money. We paid £100 for a Friday night with breakfast included and I have nothing but praise for the staff and indeed the food. Our room was tired and... More

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Saronno, Italy
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple of nights here, excellent service. I was in room 12 at the back. It was just before Christmas , so parties were in full rage, non the less, I slept like a baby. Breakfast is probably the only down fall, as it really isn't up to parr, rubber sausages and strange eggs.

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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Royal Wells for 2 nights in June. The hotel is an historic Tunbridge Wells hotel which is showing its age. There's no air conditioning in the rooms which can make them hot in summer. We stayed in room 20 which was nicely decorated, but some overhead extractor fan kept switching off and on constantly throughout the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My son decided he wanted to say at a hotel as a treat for his 5th birthday. We live in the area but hadn't stayed in any local hotels. It was a fairly last minute thing so after a check on prices and availability we chose the Royal Wells. It certainly has a lot of history, is nicely located and... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed as part of a wedding party and we were really excited as we were first to book in the group and were told we had a really lovely room. It was well decorated, but tiny, we could hardly walk around the bed. Other guests in the wedding party paying the same rate had rooms that were double the... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here after being moved from another hotel. Checked in to a lovely room with huge bed, shower and wonderful facilities. Unfortunately once we got in to bed at approx 1am following a late check in an extractor fan was going off every 30 seconds right above us and sounds like a jet engine! I rung down and was informed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Stayed here for one night as part of a wedding. Lovely little hotel with one or two failings on the day. The room across from us had a dog that would not stop barking from 7am. The breakfast is budgeted! Half a rasher of bacon and half a black pudding each can only down to GP or poor stock planning.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

from the moment we arrived we were greated by happy staff Food looked fantastic although we ate out breakfast was first class Room was fantastic and had all we needed will definitely go again and was one of the cheaper hotels in Tunbridge well

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Last minute booking as my normal haunt was fully booked, and am so glad it was! This is a truly lovely hotel, comfortable and well appointed with loads of history that has not been lost by modernisation. Breakfast was included in the price and was very good.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Shame as in parts the hotel is in need of attention due to the age of the building. That aside, the staff were great. We stayed over on Friday night and the bar was heaving and took us a long time to be served, but the dinner was beautiful, as was the quality of the food for breakfast! Bedroom was... More

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Address: Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8BE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Royal Tunbridge Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Wells Hotel 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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