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The Royal Britannia

Broad Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9EE, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very helpful the room was very clean it had a four poster bed which was very comfortable and great views over the harbour. Decoration was very good. Satellite On a large TV. Tea and coffee in the room The dog was allowed in the room. Breakfast very good from 9.30 till 11.00. Bar prices was very reasonable.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently travelled down to Ilfracombe for a friends wedding and we booked into this truly awful hotel. The rooms are so dated and dirty it was disgusting!! Dusty room, pubes in the bathroom, stained cream carpets, broken beds, poor mattresses, noisy town centre streets with crappy dated windows, old peoples home smell, weird decor, dirty sheets, duvet was about... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for short break, chose the hotel for location which is excellent right on the harbour. Although we had already booked a 'view' room on arrival were given an upgrade to four poster room, bed amazingly comfortable and lovely shower room. Didn't eat at hotel at all as have to say didn't like the look of dining arrangements. But... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We booked to stay and they said small room, understatement! Bed rested on window sill, shower was disgusting asked to clean, I had to remind them, the owner couldn't see the slime, which was black and orange in the plug and along all the base! The ensuite was so small could not move once the door was shut. The door... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

As usual used the Royal Britannia hotel in Ilfracombe for our 4 day golf break, they are very friendly, helpful and reasonably priced. It is also a pub so can be a bit noisey, but not to bad out of season when we go. Will definitely go back again next year.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Stayed for one night on our way to Cornwall. Was given the impression on booking that we would be overlooking the harbour - we didn't even have a window in our room well not one we could see out of - there was a skylight with a broken blind. The children had an adjoining room which did have a window... More

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np1257315, Front Office Manager at The Royal Britannia, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your disappointing stay with us however we have advertised this room as a very cheap family room for 6 people at (£16.67 each including vat per night) First room has a full sash window and an en-suite and the second en-suite room has a skylight which seems to work for most families who use... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Upon arrival I was met by a drunk local who assumed I needed to use the ladies. Eventually I found a dingy office with a man in filthy track suit bottoms. I explained that I had booked a room with a view for 1 night. He took me to a room that was filthy room with dirty towels and dirty... More

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np1257315, Front Office Manager at The Royal Britannia, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear your comments as during your stay the only thing that you said to a member of staff was that Ilfracombe was a frightening place later on you told booking.com that sex workers were in our bar and a room door was broken so please decide exactly what upset you ? Our staff never wear track... More

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
4 hotel reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We started coming here in July this year 2014. First impressions: managed badly. Tables in dining areas were dirty. The food was poor : some kind of special offer of curry and rice and a drink for six pounds. Absolutely worthless offer. Absolutely poor management that do not deserve this lovely old Hotel A fantastic venue for weddings and parties... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Stayed here for a week 3 weeks ago Richard the hotel owner was nothing short of fantastic in accommodating our party of 4 people. Upon arrival Richard gave our party a discount card which saved us a lot of money over the week. £2.60 for a pint of Guinness in Devon is enough to make even your harshest of critics... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I've stayed here twice, and my parents once. I first stayed in 2013 the na again this summer 2014, I have to say I think it has gone a bit downhill. Both times I had a room overlooking the harbour, and the rooms are big, with a table and chairs in the bay window, all good there. The second room... More

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Address: Broad Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9EE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
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Number of rooms: 22
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The Royal Britannia Ilfracombe, Devon

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