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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Royal and Fortescue Hotel is an amazing hotel to stay in. Our friends came down for a wedding last June and they showed us their room while we waited for them to change. It was pure luxury and heaven rolled into one, the rooms are to die for and the bathrooms are great. If ever you want to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for dinner in a party of 4 service was first class and I love the attention to detail - as it was Sunday we had the carvery with a choice of 2 meats, gammon and beef, both were cooked to perfection, there was plenty of choice with the vegetables and they were also done to my taste, the sweet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked our room via booking.com and despite the drop down option requesting a double the room given to us was a twin as it had not been registered from booking.com to the hotel. We arrived early as there was no check in time for the rooms noted on the website either so after having a wander around Barnstaple town... 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 found our reception staff so helpful, and that we could find a resolution to the problem so quickly. I trust you enjoyed your stay at our sister hotel, but I hope to be able to welcome you back at the Fortescue in... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here for 5 nights as we like the Brend Hotel chain. Internally the decoration lives up to the standards one expected and the staff are well trained. In addition the food is good quality and well presented. Downsides are very poor parking provision which is quite stressful and extremely noisy tavern at the rear which kept me awake several... 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 find that you found the food, décor and service in the hotel up to the standard that we strive for. With regards to the parking, although the parking is limited, unlike many town centre hotels, we are lucky to be in a position... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here and after some confusion finding the parking we were sorted. Led to our room which was clean and spacious if a smidge dated. Our bathroom was perfectly satisfactory if also a little shabby. We didn't use the hotel bar as there was a function on but all the public areas such as bar 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 your review of our hotel. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay. I hope to able to welcome you back in the near future when I hope you will be able to sample our delicious breakfast, and our staff will be able to give you some ideas of things... More 

Wokingham
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended to this hotel by a local relative who has used it quite a few times for meals and to stay. We arrived in time for lunch and as our room wasn't ready the staff kept our bags and delivered them to the room whilst we ate. Lunch was lovely :) We then had time to visit the room... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to post a reply of our hotel. I am glad that you found your room clean, and that you enjoyed your lunch. I am sorry that the disco kept you awake until midnight, and we would have happily allocated you to another room should one have been available. The Fortescue, in common with many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i stayed at this hotel for two nights it was a pleasant enough experience. The staff were very friendly and most very helpful. I booked a two night bed breakfast and evening meal deal which was good value for the money.Unfortunately had i paid the normal going rate i would not have been too happy. My room 116 which was... More 

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London
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch and it was delicious! I had a lovely cream tea (generous portions of cream and jam) and my partner had a tasty sandwich which came with salad and crisps. My scone order was forgotten about but the staff were very apologetic and their friendliness more than made up for the mistake! Well worth a visit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in this hotel a few times and normally have a very pleasant experience. However our last visit was below par, mainly due to the room. The room seemed to be stuck in the 70's, particularly the bathroom. However this shouldn't stop you from staying here. The staff are faultless and everything else is of the excellent Brend... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not happy was put in the meow rooms and at night it gets very Loud due to a night club being right cross from the room the air con is really loud and due to the night club gets very hot they don't empty your bins everyday,wasn't happy !

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

I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay at our hotel, the Mews rooms you describe are let as economy rooms, in part due to the concerns you raise. Being a town centre hotel, there can be noise from neighbouring properties, and the streets, which is beyond our control. However we have tried to mitigate this... More 

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