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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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London
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is fantastically located right by the harbour in the middle of the bars and restaurants. It is very basic though. There have obviously been efforts to smarten it up recently but they've not been overly skilfully done. The beds were saggy and a bit tired smelling. But it's price is fair given where it is.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got the cheap.....far from cheerfull..... hotel not the greatest by far...shame as luvly location....staff & management need people skills & room dated & stuffy ....would shop around if looking for place to stay

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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is great right beside the harbour, no Hotel parking, but long stay parking nearby. Ou room was basic, but adequate as only a one night stay, bed was comfy with extra pillows which we used. Very friendly staff. Would stay again

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Young, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip. Audio guides were good, made it more interesting. Great to see how the royals and the sailors spent there time at sea. It has been maintained excellently. Also enjoyed our trip to the tea rooms for tea and scones. Recommended day out.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here as part of a weekend diving trip with a group to Lundy so it was pre-booked for us. We stayed in the apartment style room 20 where there are 3 bedrooms, a shared bathroom with a toilet/shower cubicle/2 sinks and another separate toilet/sink. Bathroom facilities are adequate for what we needed though, hot showers with good pressure and... More 

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Bristol, UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose this hotel on the basis of other Trip Advisor reviews and it makes me wonder whether Trip Advisor really has value. It seems anyway that all other reviewers for this hotel have very low standards. Be aware, this is a basic old style boozers pub on the harbour front. The bed was most uncomfortable and the room incredibly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to say. Pay for your car very at a hatch, get a ticket and then queue to get served. Horrendous jellified stuffing. Over cooked meat. Mushy vegetables. Cauliflower cheese (where was the cheese) Just horrendous. Even my parents hated it and they'll eat anything.

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

not our hotel as we dont have weekday carvery More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We have stayed in this hotel twice now, both times have been fantastic. The rooms are simple but clean, the hotel has to be the best place to be located in infracombe. But this place wins through it great levels of friendliness and warmth of the whole team........even the owner is working in the hotel....... Great place and will be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had a seed of doubt planted following some of the reviews left on here but need not have worried. Easy check in - room lovely with excellent harbour view - sound of the waves lapping the shore was great. We had a very very long day prior to arriving and as such was late for dinner but the staff were... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our group was back here in april 15 and found the hotel in better shape than our last visit now the hotel a lot more oak doors and floors so its looking stunning the English food is great and the Asian food is amazing our group stayed in a 8 person pad and a 4 person family room and they... More 

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