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The Royal Britannia

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The Harbour 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for easter and stayed in a roadside family room with King size bed and full size bunks Rooms were very clean with all new oak floaring and oak doors The place looked great and staff were very friendly We had the sunday carvery which was great and very cheap the other days we went to restaurants nearby... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went here again during April 15 for 3 days Hotels road facing rooms have been renovated to a very high standard with special effect lighting and reduced to form less but much bigger rooms which includes quadruple rooms triple rooms and twin rooms the hotel now has Asian food as well as the normal English food The new rooms are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at The Royal Britannia Hotel with our one year old son for two nights. Its a relaxed and very informal Hotel which is run by very friendly informal people. We were checking in late on Friday night having made the four hour drive from Hampshire and were pleased with the friendly greeting we received. We... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We booked a couple of nights mid-week off-season. We were on a tight budget and didn't book a room with a harbour view but were delighted upon arrival to find we'd been upgraded since the hotel wasn't full. Room 15 with a four poster and views right across the harbour. No heating in the en-suite bathroom which made it a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Hi This review is from Garry and Fiona Payne. We would recommend the Royal Britannia Hotel in Ilfracombe to all. We stayed there in 2013 for two nights and had no hesitation in booking a room for our short break this year on our way to Cornwall. The room was clean and tidy. Breakfast was good and the view from... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

we had a family surprize birthday in ilfrocombe . Hotel was good .room size was good. breakfast was very good plenty of it tasted good. The area is right by the harbour . not a lot of shops open down sea front. The town about 15 to 20 min walk.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Just returned from a 1 night stay, We were in room 15, which overlooked a fantastic view of the harbour, The room had a 4 poster bed. sky tv. tea and coffee supplied, and a nice en suite bathroom, The room was clean, The staff were very friendly and help full.We will definitely stop there again and fully recommend this... More 

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London
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

2nd return visit and again made to feel more than welcome, staff & locals all friendly nothing was too much trouble . Tea & coffee supplied in rooms ...... Harbour view well worth paying that little bit extra for as unbeatable ! Food available until late evening which was quite handy as most local restaurants have now shut for winter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visited The Royal Britannia with family & friends for a long weekend, staff so helpful & friendly couldn't do enough for us, make sure request a room with harbour view well worth that little bit extra to sit in window and watch the world go by & tides in & out. Yes the hotel is a little tired around the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 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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