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Royal and Fortescue Hotel

3.0 of 5 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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Derby, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very surprised by the quality and location of this hotel given the price we paid, but we weren't disappointed. The room was nicely decorated and for us a perfect location as it was the first room we came to (which is great as were normally at the end of a corridor!) There were a couple of niggles, one... More

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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here with my boyfriend for the weekend as we wanted to go Christmas shopping in Barnstaple. The location of the hotel was perfect for this as you step out of the hotel and you're pretty much amongst the shops. However, this location also has its downfalls. On both nights of our stay we could hear people screaming and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
34 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a drink and carvery with friends as we were in the area and had been to the hotel several times before. Carvery was very good as usual in very comfortable, traditional surroundings, staff professional and friendly as usual and one friend who had not been before was very impressed.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the R and F for a couple of nights due to attending a conference. The Hotel hosted the conference dinner and provided drinks receptions etc. Upon entering the building I was struck by its old fashioned ambience and cheerful yet sophisticated atmosphere. Our room was large and comfortable with an efficient shower. The breakfast was fine, though... 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 very happy to read your positive comments regarding your room and the conference dinner, but I am particularly gratified to read your comments regarding our staff and will gladly pass them on. Thank you again for posting a review and I hope to be able... More

UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To the left as you walk in is a lounge area with really comfortable armchairs, to the right is a light modern café style restaurant. Being in our 70s we opt for the left. Pot of coffee, pot of tea, beautiful turkey or beef baguettes, nice fries, pleasant waitresses heaven. You can also go to the dining room. The carvery... More

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this place is situated right in Barnstable , looks grand from the outside and is on the inside. Just what I needed , lovely large bar , smart looking restaurant and coffee area. We popped in with some shopping bags for a quick coffee and cake at 4pm on a weekday afternoon , as it was kind of unplanned we... 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 that you enjoyed your visit to the Coffee House. I hope that you will visit again next time you are in town and perhaps stay in the hotel as well! More

Lostwithiel, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stayed at this hotel on business and drove three times round the one way system in barnstaple until I gave up and rang the hotel as my Sat Nav was not finding it, had to wait for someone to come out and unlock a garage (crumbling pigeon hotel!) which I could park in and then walk to the hotel -... More

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Ferndown
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The R & F is the sister hotel to the Imperial in Barnstaple both owned by the Brend Group. The Imperial is rated 5 star and the R & F 3 star. The room prices reflect the differential however service at the R & F is of a similar standard to that of their higher rated relative. All staff that... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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

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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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Royal And Fortescue Barnstaple
Royal And Fortescue Hotel Barnstaple, Devon

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