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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a lovely walk we visited at 3o'clock to be told that hot meals stopped being served at 2.30 but sandwiches were available. When you're walkers 3pm is still lunch time and if I'd wanted sandwiches I'd have taken my own. They need to get into the 21st century with this, others complained to us too about the time hot... More 

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

I organised a two day business meeting with a half day canoeing activity at the Royal lodge in May. We were made welcome from the minute we got there,and all of the staff were friendly and helpful. The meeting room was spacious and clean, the lunches were excellent and the canoe activity in the afternoon was well organised and also... More 

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Devon
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a 2 night stay at the Royal Lodge as we had visited Symonds Yat previously and loved the relaxed location by the river. The hotel has amazing views. We had a garden view room, the room was a good size but very dated having the smallest tv on the wall. The bathroom was very small and dated too.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a large party of 15 (a pub further down the road had not been willing to book for a table of 15) but The Royal Lodge were very accommodating! Orders were taken promptly and service was good. A few people had starters...the pidgeon and the tapas - both were very tasty! For mains some people had a roast... More 

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

Thank you for your review! I am pleased that we were able to accommodate your party. If ever you return to us and your not happy with any element of your meal, please just let anyone in the team know and we will happily change it for you. I am glad that overall, everything was to your satisfaction. I hope... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights and would definitely stay again. The room was a little tired and the water pressure not great but that was easily overshadowed by the beauty of the location, good food and absolutely amazing staff. Ideally situated for a country walk, flat bike ride or canoe trip down the river. Well worth a visit !

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

Thank you for your review I am pleased that you got to absorb the local area. We definitely are in a great location all year round. Thank you for your feedback on our team members, I will make sure that they see your review. We look forward to welcoming you back with us soon Regards, More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely dog friendly pub for lunch on the river. Lovely variety on the menu. Car park next door. Great seating both inside and out. Lovely staff and food very nice. Would definitely recommend a visit and a walk along the river wye - maybe a trip on the river as well.

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

Thank you for your review I am glad that you enjoyed your lunch stop with us and hope you will come by again soon Regards, More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well what more can I say other than this place is excellent as always. Eaten here many times and it's well worth the visit. I got married here a few years ago and can't fault it at all. Please visit if you get a chance, the staff will make you more than welcome.

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

Thank you for your review I am glad you keep returning to us and have had repeat good experiences. If you wished to come for an anniversary then we do have our newly opened Oak Suite. Please get in touch for more information Regards and Best Wishes, More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location overlooking the Wye. Sat out both evenings in the garden for late dinner, watching the river. Spotted Kingfishers by the Lodge as well as on the river whilst canoeing. Friendly staff throughout. Even has it's own launch / landing slipway. Access down a set of steps opposite the hotel. Idyllic walks either along the riverside or up to... More 

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

Thank you for your review! I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and explored the area well. Keep in touch if you'd like to know more about our offers over the next few seasons. We look forward to welcoming you back with us soon Regards, More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved it. The dining area is like a spacious contemporary eating area with a good range of food which i thought for a tourist trap is well priced. Outside has lovely well kept garden areas littered with seating areas to maximise the magical view, although with floor to ceiling windows this can also be enjoyed when eating. We stayed... More 

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

Thank you for your comprehensive review. I am really glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us & yes we certainly are in a good spot for all seasons, as well as exploring surrounding areas. As we move into Autumn & Winter the colour change that takes place is magical. We do have some seasonal offers running over the... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a superb location, next to the river Wye and directly below Symonds Yat. We were greeted and served by their excellent Staff. Our room was large and spacious but on the 'plain side', and included a 2 seater sofa (which was a nice touch) & comfortable bed. Layout could have been improved, with thought, as the... More 

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

Thank you for your review & your suggestions. We are always open to suggestions from guests staying on how we can enhance the overall experience. I am glad that you were looked after by our team and enjoyed the area. We do have some offers coming up through Autumn and Winter, so pleas get in touch if you'd like to... 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
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $83 - $160 (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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