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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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Gloucester, England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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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 1 week ago

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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Milton Keynes
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128 reviews 128 reviews
33 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held our annual school reunion here between 6th and 9th March. The hotel was extremely comfortable with plenty of space to spread out within in the spacious lounge. The hotel was very clean and well maintained to a very high standard, with our room, 117 being very comfortable with air conditioning , extremely comfortable bed with, for once, perfect... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to produce such a detailed review of your stay and I am most pleased to read you enjoyed your time with us. It is most pleasing to read that you found your room to be very comfortable as well as the bar impressive. Regarding your comments on the car parking - it is soemthing... More 

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

Nice hotel in a good location for the purpose of our visit. Very friendly staff on reception when we arrived. Room was incredibly hot and the air conditioning unit was very noisy so made it difficult to feel comfortable. Nice atmosphere in the bar area when we got back from the theatre although a few bar snacks would have been... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am glad that your stay was on the whole enjoyable. Since your review we have now introduced some light snack sold from the bar itself; hopefully you will be able to samples these on a return visit! Thank you again and be assured all your feedback has... More 

Gloucester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Just stayed for three days & had a very good time. The hotel is central with easy access to shops & the Pannier Market. The room was beautifully decorated, spacious & clean. The food was very good & the carvery was excellent. All staff were friendly & efficient & nothing was too much trouble. We will certainly be staying here... More 

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

Thank you for your review of your recent stay in Barnstaple. I am glad that on the whole your stay was a pleasing one though I am sorry you had to raise a cleanliness issue; something we take very seriously. Since your review both myself and the general manager have along witht the senior housekeeprs have reviewed the cleaning procedure... More 

Abergavenny
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We had booked a four night stay in this hotel.It was our first visit.We were given a room on the first floor;we were early,but the room was ready for us.During our stay,the service everywhere was very good.Our first evening meal -a Sunday -we sat in the restaurant.The food and service were both good,but there were very few people there,so little... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at The Royal & Fortescue, Barnstaple. I am glad that on the whole your stay was very enjoyable, though I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal in our Italian. Your comments have already been fed back to all relevant staff members so thank you... More 

Neath, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

my wife and i visited for 2 nights early january and enjoyed our stay once more ,good room good food and great staff ,lovely hotel,is a bit loud outside after pubs/ clubs throw out in the early morning on weekends but as long as you are aware of this no problem

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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 a pleasure to welcome regular guests back to the hotel, and I'm glad to read your positive comments regarding your room, food and staff. I hope to be able to welcome you back again in the near future. More 

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