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Royal Oak Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1HY, England (Formerly Brook Royal Oak Hotel)
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Sevenoaks
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife & I had 2 nights here, July 2014. It was suggested we try this hotel as we wanted to be near Sevenoaks town centre & this is a short walk away. We could see from previous reviews that the 'refurbished' rooms were better than those that weren't yet refurbed. The refurbished rooms are small, and beds very uncomfortable... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
56 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid £315 for three nights so probably expected more for our money, but when we arrived we were given breakfast which made it a bit better value. Checkin was easy and we were given a room in the seperate building at the back where most of the rooms appeared to be. The room was a little tired but was... More

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Schweinfurt, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a booking on a South England roundtrip. Hotel rooms need refurbishment - especially in the separate building. On the first night we had no warm water in the rooms - this was a known issue by the hotel staff - they gave us the rooms though they knew this fact. When we complaint, the issue was fixed the next... More

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Selby, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I had a refurbished room which was very dark and cheaply furnished. The bathroom floor was dirty and the bed was uncomfortable. The breakfast at £13 was poor value - eggs benedict were hard and hollandaise congealed. The staff needed a course in customer service. Only good things were clean towels and bedding.

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Stayed at the hotel last weekend for 2 nights. To be fair there are major improvements going on and have been achieved downstairs, but upstairs it is pretty awful, rooms are not too clean, paper and paint peeling off, lights not working. I had read the reviews before we went so refused to eat there in the evening and had... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We found the room very old fashioned with a bad musky smell. It was very dark and unwelcoming. The whole room was on a slant and very creaky. The sink had a large crack in which was very unhygienic. The staff were very unhelpful and rude. We asked to check in and were sent away as we were early. Weren't... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

No hot water, ladder still in hall, bleach stains on wall, wallpaper is peeling off, food not great but expensive. Friendly staff is the only thing going for it! The toilet is directly in front of a builders site. Very dated rooms with doors adjacent to other rooms and no locks. Luckily nobody next door tried the locks

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Market Drayton
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Myself and a colleague were booked into this hotel on a business trip and first impressions are that it is a lovely building with a well refurbished interior in the lobby and bar area. Unfortunately the positives end there. The rooms provided to us initially had a rotten smell to them (damp?) with many patches of mold on the ceilings.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The refurbished bar and dining room gives you the impression the rooms will be of equal quality. How wrong was we. We stayed for 1 night, reported there was no hot water, no heating and the room was tired and in desperate need of refurbishment. Cracked washbasin and tiles having grout missing, all great places for bacteria to breed. I... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed here for 5 days over the Christmas period. On arrival, check in was good, there is no lift so arriving from the USA, we did leave a couple of bags in the car! The Rooms are 'Quirky' which I actually like, and the mattresses although could be updated are not bad at all. We were in a room... More

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Address: 5 High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1HY, England (Formerly Brook Royal Oak Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Sevenoaks District > Sevenoaks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Oak Hotel 3*
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As of April this year The Royal Oak Hotel has entered a new era, it is about to undergo a full and tasteful refurbishment of the property.This 18th-century coaching inn is 500 metres from the town centre and a mile from Sevenoaks Rail Station. It offers free parking and good access to central London and Gatwick Airport. Queen Victoria stayed at the Brook Royal Oak when she visited nearby Knole House and deer park. The individually decorated en-suite rooms mix original charm with modern comforts. All rooms have TVs, radios, hairdryers, ironing facilities and tea/coffee. Hotel Rooms: 41 FREE WIFI throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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