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The Royal Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Barnstaple Street, Bideford EX39 4AE, England
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Ranked #6 of 14 hotels in Bideford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
whiterabbit1984 Plymouth, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When I arrived at the hotel it I saw the hotel but missed the car park as i feel it wasn't signed very well from the direction I came from, but I turned round and it was more clear and near the hotel. I arrived into the hotel and got checked in promptly and efficiently and they upgraded me to... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fabulously family run hotel, it’s not totally modern, but full of charm and quite traditional furnishings and layout. The rooms are clean, nice and spacious and the hotel staff are very helpful and friendly. The food/cuisine was also excellent. Right outside the hotel there are two local buses that take you into Barnstable, which is a very interesting town... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed at this hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast package as a surprise for my partners 40th. I was impressed with the customer service even before my arrival as Liz the customer service management helped with all my queries and requested promptly and professionally, she is a true asset to the hotel. The main areas... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to The Royal today for a carvery with the family (age range of 4 to 83!) and it was lovely. The food was excellent with plenty of choice, bigger plates would have been good though! The staff were very helpful, one of the waitresses helped my young son get his food so I was able to get mine without... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old 'royal' hotel in style and has the limitations of age,but also the charms, sneak a view of the Kingsley Room, The staff have the old courtesy and approach to service, Wonderful. The bed was very comfortable, the food great. It was our second stay at this hotel which says a lot, we shall be staying there again next year... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Royal Is a stylish traditional English Hotel. The decor is fresh and tasteful, our room spacious, very clean and comfortable. All members of the staff were exceptionally smart, helpful and professional in all areas of hotel hospitality - a credit to Brent Hotels' training & high standards they obviously command . The restaurant was pleasant & food quality was... More

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely 5 day break at the Royal. The room wasn't one of the updated ones, but was very well equipped, spotless, with a great shower. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. Now for the best bit, we had the best Sunday lunch we have ever had, best to book! We would stay again.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights. Very clean room and bathroom. Large room. The breakfast was excellent, so was our dinner. The fan was a very good idea as the room was very hot and the windows can't open properly.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Bideford for a single night and was given a massive room with large TV, bathrobe, usual tea/coffee/hot chocolate tray and en suite as a cub room behind the bedroom. The type of room might have been the luck of the draw in which case I was lucky. The staff were very friendly and the dinner good for... More

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Delta, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ( family of 5) stayed here in June for a week-end . We had two rooms ,a double and a three bedded room. Even though our room was small it was very nice, included a kettle with tea/coffee and biscuits, a nice treat . The staff at reception were very helpful in securing a dinner reservation for us at... More

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Address: Barnstaple Street, Bideford EX39 4AE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Bideford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel 3*
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The Royal Hotel Bideford, Devon

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