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Royal and Fortescue Hotel

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Boutport St., Barnstaple EX31 1HG, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is always one of our favourite places to eat but last Wednesday we visited the restaurant for lunch with visiting family, carvery was what they wanted and we know it is always good there. I was, however very disappointed as not want a carvery myself when I asked the waiter for the menu he was not best pleased... More 

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BrendHotels, Manager at Royal and Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our restaurant. As you may know, we have a choice of lunch options in the hotel, ranging from the Bistro, the Coffee House through to the Carvery in our main restaurant. However we are always happy to accommodate any diners who may wish to eat a lighter meal in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a very pleasant and well presented hotel. Good sized room, though not particularly quiet with the 70th birthday disco downstairs - no issue for us, but maybe for a light sleeper. The Italian was divine, the full breakfast generous and the service exceptional. Highly recommend for all types of stays :)

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BrendHotels, Manager at Royal and Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your meal in Florentino's, and also your breakfast. As you could see from the birthday disco, we are a popular hotel both for accommodation and also with a local following as well. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant. Very nice and posh inside, generous helpings of food considering the style of place. Not cheap but you get the quality you are paying for: single course meal for three with drinks was £75. Very polite and well turned out staff. Food good and varied, some fun drink options

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BrendHotels, Manager at Royal and Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. I was happy to read your positive comments regarding the food and drink options, and hope we are able to welcome you back in the near future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here quite a few times for weekend breaks And we absolutely love it! The staff are very friendly and helpful... Rooms are always clean and presentable. We upgraded to room 205 which is absolutely gorgeous and thoroughly recommend it...

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BrendHotels, Manager at Royal and Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your visit. Room 205 has recently been refurbished and so I was very happy to read that you liked it! I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great parking, great customer service, however the room could have been a little better. The Air Cooler was huge - it was like the elephant in the room that I kept walking into! Also the rooms felt a bit dated, but we only stayed one night and weren't in the room very long, if I had stayed longer I would... More 

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BrendHotels, Manager at Royal and Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. I was happy to read your positive comments regarding the location and the friendliness of our staff. With regards to your room, we have a variety of standards of room, ranging from traditional, through to modern, and then superior rooms. These grades reflect the modernisation and refurbishment... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice grand hotel in the centre of Barnstaple. Nice lovely comfortable double bed and clean room. Very pleasant on-suite bathroom and a large flat screen TV We did not dine there so we cannot comment on the food.

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BrendHotels, Manager at Royal and Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel, and thank you for your positive comments. I hope to be able to welcome you back to the Fortescue in the near future when I hope you can sample the food in our restaurants. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a characterful hotel near the River Taw in Barnstaple town centre. My room was in the Mews and was clean, well equipped and modernised. The shower was good. There were tea and coffee making facilities. I had a nice pizza in the Italian restaurant within the hotel. Breakfast was a particular highlight with a choice of smoked haddock... More 

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BrendHotels, Manager at Royal and Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of our hotel. I was happy to read your positive comments, especially regarding the service and your enjoyment of the breakfast and your meal in Florentinos. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I stayed with my partner for 2 nights (19th/20th of june) for a short break. The hotel itself is in a fantastic position in the middle of the town centre with lots to do around it. It is beautiful modelled inside with the restaurant and bar also very attractive However the off road parking they advertised was always full and... More 

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Chard, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We spent a night at The Royal and Fortescue hotel in a superior room which was beautifully decorated and spotless. The bed was one of the best I have slept in a a hotel. Set in the heart of Barnstaple, it is a wonderful old building, with a warm and welcoming air. The evening meal was sublime, with confit of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was the fourth time I have had a short holiday in Barnstaple, staying at the Royal and Fortescue, in the last couple of years. Once again, from the time I picked up the telephone to book until the time I checked out on Saturday, I experienced great service from the friendliest of staff. By co-incidence I had the same... More 

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