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Royal and Fortescue Hotel

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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 of 5 stars
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Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff are so friendly and accommodating at this Hotel that I feel it hard to write anything bad about it. But I should say just bear in mind it is in the town centre so there will be noise from the street below from the Bar or Pub near them. This happened on two nights we were there. Also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going into the R&F for at least 30 years for coffee and occasionally lunch, and it never fails to please. The comfortable furniture makes a pleasant change from most modern restaurants and cafés. The lunch time carvery represents excellent value for money and the roast beef is always beautifully tender. Each table is made up with a clean... 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 am glad to hear such positive comments from a long time guest. We do pride ourselves on the presentation of the restaurant, and I'm happy that you feel that this sets us apart from other establishments. I hope to be able to welcome you back to... More 

Bramley, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a late booking due to having to visit the area at short notice. The only room they had left was extremely dated in the bathroom with a sort of beige pink suite. The bedroom though small had been updated. Sadly this room deserved no stars, The central heating could not be turned down or off as there were... 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 am sorry to hear that you were not happy with the room on the first night of your stay. As you will have found when upgraded, we have a variety of rooms, and this is reflected in their grading. I understand that you booked late and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quick Barnstaple stopover on a crisp spring day. Great spot to warm up with a spot of tea. Friendly and helpful staff who seem to know the regulars - always a good sign. Very good comfy seating in the bar area with free wifi and restaurant menu looks good too.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a reply of our Coffee House. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your tea. Our staff are indeed very friendly, and as you saw have built up a loyal regular customer base, but it is always great to hear from a first time visitor! I hope that you will be... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noisy grubby and dated. Drunks outside and in which are not dealt with by staff. Constant noise of Saniflow toilets throughout the night. Tasteless Breakfast served by staff who smelt of alcohol who had clearly only just got back from own nights out. Single beds pushed together and sold as a double. You will NoT sleep if you stay here

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Gloucester, England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed only for one night with a group of 40 and can honestly say that the service received upon arrival was prompt with very polite staff on hand to handle luggage. The dinner was excellent with good choice of menu as was the breakfast the next day. Location good and very central. the room was excellent (306). Thanks to all... 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 am glad that you enjoyed your stay, and that you would recommend our hotel. I hope that we will be able to welcome you back to the Fortescue in the future, hopefully for a longer stay! More 

Upminster, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I was staying at this hotel as my brother was getting married in Devon. My room was a great size and ver comfortable, although feather pillows would be recommended! It was clean, but like the rest of the hotel could do with a revamp of decor. The clientele are mostly of retirement age. The staff were friendly and polite and... 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 glad to read your positive comments regarding the staff and the comfort of your room. With regards to the decor, we do have a rolling programe of refurbishment of our rooms which is reflected in the room grading with traditional rooms such as yours, and... More 

Milton Keynes
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131 reviews 131 reviews
33 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

An above average Hotel. The location is great for the city centre, it has a small car park to the rear of the hotel, but note, it is not linked to hotel, so you will need to unload and walk 3-4 mins with luggage to front reception Staff are friendly and helpful Rooms - We had a variety booked, so... 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 am glad you found us to be above average! I have passed your comments regarding the view from the bath onto our housekeeping team, and can only apologise for any shortcomings, I also couldn't agree more that you have to check the room from alternative viewpoints... More 

Cowes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We attended the same school reunion! Though we had a thoroughly good time, the venue selection of these type of events are inevitably driven by cost and it showed. Room 310 (ours) is so small, to call it an en suite is entirely misleading, as the bed (only a queen size) barely fitted into the room. The location of the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

After many years of wonderful experiences in different Brend hotes, this was regrettably our first disappointment. There was no major issue during our three nights but just a whole series of unfortunate smaller issues that when combined adds up to 'Oh dear! I don't intend to detail a blow by blow account of the problems but put them under the... More 

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MatthewBrend, Hotel Director at Royal and Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of The Royal & Fortesuce and I am sorry that on this occassion you found some aspects of your stay not up to expectations. I can assure you that all your comments have been taken on board and we have actively adressed many already, particularly with reference to the garage which has had a... More 

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