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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here and the rooms were very clean and well equipped with everything you would need. However as we didn't know the area a heads up about the one way dirt track to get to the hotel and the lack of disabled facilities would have been nice. My mother can't walk properly and there wasn't a lift to get to... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visit. Very nice food. Well presented. Large portions. Great views of the river Wye. Ideal for lunch then walk it off down the many walks. Great service. The car park is a pay as you go and it is 3 pounds for 3 hours or 6 pounds for all day. Picture is from the restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful surroundings for this hotel, Staff couldn't be more helpful, and food was lovely, Bedrooms are clean and although the hotel is very old, they have been tastefully furnished, our room had a large walk in shower, although our view wasn't great was a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was good quality,

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

Nothing else to say other than this is a top venue, top cuisine and extremely helpful staff. Luggage taken to our King Room on arrival. Great food and wine for dinner. Although there was a wedding party during our stay, it did not disturb our peace at all and we couldn't here them from our room. Stunning views to wake... More 

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1 Thank Paul M
RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

Lots of Thanks to this guest for their excellent review. We do try our best to make sure our guests have an undisturbed night as possible if there is a wedding taking place at the same time. I hope that this guest will visit again in the future Regards, More 

Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from a two night visit to the Royal Lodge using a buy a gift voucher. The hotel is charming, really characterful and in an amazing setting. So quiet with just the sound of the river Wye in the background. We stayed in room 18, a light airy double with lovely views over the river. The bathroom... More 

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank this guest for their review Some of our guest rooms facilities are on the cosy side, but if ever you are after any specific requirements we will always do our upmost to make sure that these are met. Booking direct with us is always the safest option so we can give you the best advice.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful spot popular with cyclists and walkers.We had an "upgraded" room overlooking the river so enjoyed the lovely views.The helpful reception staff carried our luggage to the room on the top floor (16) as there are several stairs and no lift and my partner is disabled. Room was pretty warm being at the top and the fan provided could have... More 

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank this guest for their review. We have noted the comments raised in their review to look further into. Room 16 is located on the top floor and is one of our large King Size rooms with great views out onto the river Wye. Unfortunately our building doesn't have a lift which is now being indicated... More 

Welshpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother and Sister-In-Law to be booked this hotel to host their wedding on Saturday 10th September. The staff ensured that everything was just right and that the whole day went without a hitch - a big thank you to everyone involved, they had such a fantastic day and so did all of their guests. We (the groom's sister and... More 

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review I am really pleased that you both (and Ella) had an enjoyable wedding day and stay with us. I have passed on your great comments to both Ian & Mike (Head Chef). I hope that we will see you all again before the anniversary, we have some great offers coming up over the next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to have a 2 night stay in the 'hotel' where we spent the first night of our honeymoon in 1976 . We had been back before some years ago and the hotel then was in need of some tlc. I'm pleased to say that the hotel has had an overhaul in the ensuing years and we thoroughly enjoyed our... More 

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review & Happy 40th Anniversary I am glad that you can see a change since your visit to us. We are always looking at where we can make updates and improvements to the hotel. I will pass on your positive feedback on your meals to the Head Chef. I hope that we will see you again... More 

Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our wedding here on Saturday and are so grateful to all of the staff they were just brilliant, so friendly, nothing too much trouble, they looked after us very well, food was excellent, rooms were very comfortable, we had Room 20, breathtaking scenery and such a relaxing atmosphere. Dog friendly we had two with us, we will definitely... More 

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review We all had a brilliant time looking after you & your guests. The wedding was a delight to host. I hope that you do pop down and visit us again soon, we have some great offers coming up if you need a mini break during the Autumnal months. Look forward to seeing you soon,... More 

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

Great place to stay if you enjoy walking. Right on the River Wye there is plenty to do in the area with free parking for residents. The menu is extensive and the food delicious. Staff are very friendly and help is available with luggage if necessary as, being an old building, some stairs are a little narrow. My only complaint... More 

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am glad that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. We are in the process of updating our phone system to work more efficiently. If you do stay again with us and require use of a telephone then we are more than happy to allow you to use our reception line. WiFi signal can... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Lodge at Symonds Yat East has an idyllic setting in the heart of the Wye Valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty where the River Wye cuts a swathe through a wooded gorge on the edge of the spectacular Royal Forest of Dean.The Lodge is nestled just below Symonds Yat Rock and stands exclusively in grounds of almost 5 acres overlooking the river. It has terraced gardens of magnolia trees and a well established wisteria. The Royal was originally built in 1876 as a Royal hunting lodge and was converted to a hotel in the 1920's. It has had a full and extensive refurbishment in 2008 and is managed by Graham Howells who has overseen the transformation and ensures that the level of service reflects the new development and idyllic location. The Royal Lodge is a great place to unwind with long relaxing walks in outstanding scenery. The hotel is also well situated to explore the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and the South Wales coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Lodge

Address: Symonds Yat East, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Ross-on-Wye > Symonds Yat
Price Range: $72 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
The Royal Hotel Symonds Yat
Royal Hotel Symonds Yat
The Royal Lodge Symonds Yat, England
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