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“Well presented and historical.” 4 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 - 5 High Street, Grantham NG31 6PN, England   |  
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Grantham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Well presented and historical.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I stayed here for only one night. The lunch served in the bar was fantastic value for soup, sandwich and a few chips and the real fire crackling in the fire place added to the sense of history. This hotel is reportedly the oldest in Britain and you can sense it (in a good way). My room, 302, was clean and spacious with a generous size TV, super comfy bed and powerful shower. Lots of refreshments were available on the tray. I didn't eat there in the evening as its so well positioned in the centre of Grantham that I decided to stroll out and found a different eatery. Breakfast was well presented, a good size and served with a smile; what else could you want? The room rate was very competitive and excellent t value for money. Try it!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jane G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Angel & Royal Hotel, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Hi Thank you very much for your wonderful comments & we would love for you to come back & see us soon
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Derby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Historic hotel with huge rooms, I had a lovely suite of bedroom, sitting room and bathroom - all to myself. Apart from a few stains on the carpet the room was charming and comfortable.
Breakfast was excellent on my two night stay, I had a great neck of lamb casserole for one dinner but a disappointing 'local Lincolnshire sausages' on another.
The staff on reception and in the bar/dining room were friendly and helpful. Great secure car park to the rear of the hotel
I would certainly return to this hotel if I needed to visit the area again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jane G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Angel & Royal Hotel, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Dear Guest thank you for your comments on your stay with us & we are really pleased that you will stay with us again if visiting Grantham, so hope to see you again soon
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Took the dogs for a break on enight in Grantham. So sad to see so many empty shops. Hotel was a bir tired and carpets needed a hoover and clean. Room comfortable and warm. Went to the hotels Bistro for a drink and noticed that the windows on the outside hadnt been cleaned for a long time, and the shelf next to me called for me to write dust me, not seen a duster for a while! Breakfast was goof though nice sausages and bacon eggs cooked well. Nedds some tlc.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jane G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Angel & Royal Hotel, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Angel & Royal Hotel, as parts of the hotel date back as far as 1203 the building is a little unorthodox, however we do find that our guests usually love its quaint nooks and crannies & roaring open fires as it is all part of its historic charm although it does result in dust appearing as if by magic daily. I am very surprised that in contrast to our former guests you have found our cleanliness to be at fault, as this is something we really pride ourselves on.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is full of history room was huge with a 4 poster bed and 2 TV set although I did not watch either staff excellent I was on business with some guests from France who loved it. As we had to travel very early the next morning before the breakfast was due to be served the overnight porter was very helpful and made us some coffee and toast great touch all in all a great stay

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Jane G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Angel & Royal Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Guest We are delighted that you had a great stay with us & hope you will be able to come & visit us again soon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a three star hotel with bags of history attached and character. We were part of a wedding group staying the one night and asked for a quiet room as the hotel is situated in the town centre. Once we found the car park which is behind the hotel we were pleasantly surpised how nice the hotel was.
Our room was very spacious with a walk in wardrobe and large bathroom which could do with abit of updating and the carpet was stained but apart from that we didn't hear hardly any noise and the bed was comfortable.
The food at the Wedding reception was hot and delicious, we couldn't fault the staff who were effiecient and helpful. Throughly enjoyed the party and experience.
There is a good choice of cooked breakfasts and even extras to the fry up if you are feeling hungry.
If you want somewhere different and fed up with modern hotels try the Angel and Royal for a change.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jane G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Angel & Royal Hotel, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Guest thank you very much for you lovely comments & we are glad you enjoyed your stay so we hope you can come back & see us again soon
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Characterful, charming and historic hotel. Upon arrival we were immediately offered assistance transporting our luggage to the second floor as the hotel does not have the benefit of any kind of lift system. One of the highlights of our 3 night stay was the dinner taken in the historic King's Room Restaurant on Valentine's Day. The food was delicious, well thought out, reasonably priced and the service was excellent. This was generally the case throughout our stay save for one or two housekeeping blips. The first thing we wished to do after a long journey was have a cup of tea but there were no teabags included on our hospitality tray, this was however soon rectified, on another occasion we were left without milk and a soiled tea towel was left in the bathroom....relatively minor issues, soon rectified but nevertheless a slight inconvenience though no real cause for major complaint. Our room was well appointed and charming and the staff both front of house and in the restaurant were extremely pleasant, friendly and helpful. Like previous reviewers I agree decor a little tired requiring some TLC but all else outweighs this issue, and parking is good. We look forward to staying here again soon.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jane G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Angel & Royal Hotel, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Dear Guest We are glad you had a wonderful stay with us & we look forward to you returning to see us very soon
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Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Lovely building, good car parking but just a little tired. In need of some investment and updating and more than a lick of paint. Just a bit tatty around the edges. Really handy being in the centre of town but was surprised at the street noise till the early hours.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jane G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Angel & Royal Hotel, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Guest I'm sorry you thought we were a little tired but the great news is that we are starting a refurbishment program next month so we hope you will come back & see the new us
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Address: 4 - 5 High Street, Grantham NG31 6PN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Grantham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Grantham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Angel & Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Idyllically situated in the ancient market town of Grantham in the south-west corner of Lincolnshire - The Angel and Royal Hotel is an historic hotel - in fact the oldest inn in Britain - and has hosted seven Kings over 800 years - Today the Angel and Royal features an award winning restaurant - cosy fire-lit nooks and bars and modern conference facilities - The individually designed rooms feature modern interiors and colours which complement the magnificent original features of the building - They all offer the facilities required for a comfortable stay including en-suite bathrooms - Freeview TV - phone - internet access - All rooms are no smoking ... more   less 
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