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Royal and Fortescue Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Boutport St., Barnstaple EX31 1HG, England
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Barnstaple
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Darren H Poole, United Kingdom
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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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Poole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had shopped around Barnstaple and fancied a cream tea, well what a great place we found ! Service was great and the cream tea was excellent with huge scones and lots of devon cream and strawberry jam, served in a very comfortable lounge. Recommended !

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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 pass your comments on to the manager of the coffee shop so that she could pass them on to her team. I hope we can welcome you back again soon, perhaps you could try the Lemon Drizzle cake too!! IB More

Burnaby, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a cycling holiday in Devon that started in Barnstaple. We stayed two nights at the Royal and Fortescue Hotel. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful with everything. The tea was amazing (best scones I had on the trip). The only complaint I have is that the room was extremely hot. We commented on it to the... 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'm glad to hear that you found the staff friendly and helpful, I'm sorry to hear that the room was too warm for you, several of our rooms have air cooling units in them and I'm sure that unless the hotel was fully booked, reception would have been happy to... More

Newport, South Wales
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel over the Bank Holiday weekend in August 2014. The prices were reasonable for room only, and were very competitive in the centre of a North Devon hotel over a bank holiday weekend. Reception were very helpful each time we contacted them, and helped with car parking etc on arrival & departure. Although we didn't eat... 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 was happy to read your positive comments regarding the hotel, hopefully you will be able to visit again at some point and therefore be able to sample the various menus we have on offer! IB More

Atlantis
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had the best Sunday lunch for ages. Beef and Turkey (and yes you can have both), no less than eight different vegetables and three potato dishes and gravy that's definitely not from a packet...the honey roast parsnips and red cabbage were really scrummy I had to go back for more. White linen table cloths and waitress service for a... More

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 4 nights in August, The hotel is furnished to a high standard throughout, our room had just been refurbished and was to a very high standard . ALL the staff were pleasant, friendly and could not do enough for you. The hotel is in the middle of Barnstaple town centre (with it's own car park) so every thing is... 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'm glad to find that you found the room to be of a high standard, we have been gradually refurbishing rooms throughout the hotel, so your comments were gratifying to read. I'm also glad to read your comments regarding the staff, and also that you enjoyed your... More

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 3 nights at this hotel in August 2014 with my partner. Located in the centre of Barnstaple there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. The hotel has private parking and the bus station is a 5 minute walk. The rooms are a good size, spotless and well presented. Highlights include tea and coffee making facilities, remote control... 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 glad to hear your positive comments regarding your room, and the helpfulness of the staff! I'm sorry to hear that you found that the breakfast was poor value, but am glad that you enjoyed you dinner on the Sunday night. Its nice to hear that you would recommend... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is very near to the bus station and also has a lot of parking. In the centre of Barnstaple, it is the ideal place to stay if you want to roam around the shops, have something to eat or visit a few pub. Staff were very friendly and helpful, rooms clean and well presented.

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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 was glad to read your positive comments regarding the hotel. I'm glad that you found the rooms to be clean and well presented, and that the location of the hotel suited your needs. I hope to be able to welcome you back to the Fortescue in the near future. More

Wellington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just arrived home from a two night stay at the Royal. Excellent hotel in the heart of Barnstaple. Lovely spacious room overlooking the town, very friendly and helpful staff, and benefits from free parking. We will certainly be returning later in the year.

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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 hotel and staff, and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Me and my partner stayed here for a couple nights and everything was ok, the staff were very friendly and we had no complaints but just found our room to be very dated and old fashioned (which I guess is in keeping with the whole hotel). The bed was way too soft for me and the shower wasn't brilliant. But... 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'm glad to hear that you found the staff friendly, and that the location of the hotel was good for you. Whist as you acknowledge, the hotel is a traditional hotel, we are undergoing a programme of room refurbishment and modernisation, therefore I hope that should you stay again we... More

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This hotel is a right little gem. It is placed in the middle of Barnstaple town with access to all the good restaurants, shops and river. Firstly the service is impeccable, I really noticed that the staff appreciate their customers and nothing is too much hassle. I had an incident with a towel that wasn't fully clean, but they replaced... 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 was happy to hear your positive comments about the hotel, especially with regards to the service you received. As you found during your stay the location is both a plus, being so close to all the town has to offer, and a minus, the night time noise. I hope... More

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Address: Boutport St., Barnstaple EX31 1HG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Barnstaple
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal and Fortescue Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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