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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

room 11 on 2nd floor a few steps 2nd flight quite steep but a pleasantly surprising room, a double bed and bunk beds both of which were custom made and nice and firm, definatly the best bed ever in a hotel room I've stayed in. room was spotless with plenty of tea and coffee, bathroom was clean with a great... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the cleanest place I've ever seen and when popping in for drinks the room was so dark I could barely see the seat and, considering the place was almost empty, the noise level from the music quite unbearable - I dread to think what it is like for those in the rooms above! In all fairness the ale was... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here just for a drink so cannot comment on the accommodation. In all fairness it is the height of the season, but it could be so much better. We sat on the outside terrace overlooking the harbour, unfortunately it was very dirty, old cigarette stubs and rubbish stuffed in the wall, the floor needed a good scrub, wash down... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch, our 7 year old daughter was able to play on the beach in front of us until our food came. The food is classic pub grub, affordable prices and good value for the cost. As a family of 4 being able to eat for around £5-6pp is fantastic, it is affordable for us. Great atmosphere, friendly... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Woodford Bridge and decided to visit Ilfracombe as we haven't been there for many years. We arrived mid-morning, parking was easy and we made our way to the harbour where we found The Royal Britannia. It was a lovely sunny day and initially we decided to stop just for a drink: plenty of tables were available... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside in there beer garden tonight and had a bottle of wine! What a beautiful view! Whilst we had a glass of wine the children played on the beach and we could watch them! Perfect! Great idea for families who want have a peaceful quick drink were the kids can ply in view!

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole place was best described as 'tatty' and the rooms were nothing like the pictures on the web. Very disappointing. We stayed two nights for a wedding. Ilfracombe itself is worth a visit but I recommend finding somewhere else to stay.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was quick and our lunch was fine - a sandwich and a baked potato, so not too taxing. We sat in a window seat overlooking the harbour, which was nice. The whole place is just a little down at heel but, to be honest, a lot of the eateries in Ilfracombe appeared to be. If you are just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This was a cheap break at peak time, but even so there was a great deal that could have been improved. The first two flights of stairs were beautifully crafted in American Oak and a dream to climb, then the stairs became narrow and difficult to negotiate with a suitcase. The room itself had a superb shower and bathroom, excellent... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Very pleased with the new alterations that have been carried out to this old but traditional hotel.good location and will definitely go back again.will try to get a sea view room next time overlooking the harbour

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel sits on the Harbourside and we have a waterside seating area two restaurants Carvery on Sundays and two bars open from 8.30am until late. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Britannia

Address: The Harbour Broad Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9EE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: $64 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Britannia 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
The Royal Britannia Hotel Ilfracombe
The Royal Britannia Ilfracombe, Devon
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ilfracombe
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