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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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birmingham uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a couple of nights which we found to be pleasant and comfortable. The food was excellent, the staff were very helpful and made the stay enjoyable and the room was clean. The only down side was the street noise outside the hotel caused by revellers on their way to and from local clubs at the week-end. I am sure... More 

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bristol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean and tidy hotel.....but ever so dated in my opinion.....ok for one night I guess. Would be great if it was updated a bit. Bathroom was a bit on the small side, but it was nice and clean. I would say that this is worthy of about 3 stars.

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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 the room to be clean and tidy. With regards to finding the hotel dated, we are in a process of refurbishing and updating our rooms, and this is reflected in the room grades of traditional, modern and superior rooms. I hope that... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms are modern and a good size. The food was excellent and it was pleasing that they used proper linen napkins instead of cheap paper ones, that many places now use! Every request I made was met with courteousness and helpfulness. The staff deserve a special mention, nothing was too much trouble, the waiters and waitresses were cheerful, helpful and... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was lucky enough to need to spend a night in Barnstaple so headed straight for the R&F which is very handily located in the centre of town within walking distance of the theatre, pannier market and lots of shops etc. The rooms are nice and spacious, the food was good and they do great coffee but the most important thing... More 

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hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I stayed at this hotel during May it's in a central location with car parking. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and accessible by a lift. The communal areas are very comfortable especially the bar and dining areas. The full English breakfast was fabulous cooked to order from a very wide choice.

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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. It is always gratifying to receive positive feedback, and I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay here, and I trust your visit to North Devon. I hope to be able to welcome you back to the Fortescue in the near future. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stayed here for one night on a business trip in mid May 2015. Arrived late, around 10.15pm and managed to park in the free private car park. Free parking is a real bonus these days! The receptionist was very helpful and friendly when I arrived and check in was a breeze. The hotel had emailed me the day before with... 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 that our night manager was so accommodating, and that you enjoyed you poached eggs! With regards to the décor and bathroom, we are currently working our way through a programme of modernisation and redecoration, and should you be able to visit again... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stayed at the Royal and Fortescue,Barnstaple last Sunday night. We occupied two rooms,one twin (114) and one double (117) I had requested two quiet rooms on booking and that was exactly what i got.We all got a good uninterrupted nights sleep but the view from the rooms was not exactly wonderful. Both rooms were perfectly adequate with modern decor,comfy... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and found the hotel to be such good value. I hope to be able to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future, hopefully for a longer stay. More 

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