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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Basic accommodation that is rather dated and tired. The room and hotel seemed clean and staff are helpful. The area is outstanding for walks in woods and by river. If you want a place to rest your head and sleep its fine.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my husband love Symonds Yat and he wanted to take me away for the Bank Holiday so we chose to stay a night in the Royal Lodge Hotel and my sister in law and her partner came too and we had a fabulous time. We had room number 4 that had a bath, great for relaxing in after... More 

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

Thank you for your review I am really pleased that you and the other members of your party had a good time. I hope you enjoyed the good weather that we had through the area. It certainly was a busy day in Symonds Yat with the bank holiday. I hope that you will return to us soon Regards, More 

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If your looking to chill then this is definitely the right place, nice hotel situated on the river, friendly staff, nice room, breakfast was ok, peaceful setting, pub just a few steps away and another across the river that you get the river boat to, this is a dog friendly place with lovely walls though the forestry, my only disappointment... More 

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

Thank you for your review I am pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay with us Thank you for your feedback regarding our menu prices. We do find that we are competitive for the area and have a range of meals available all at different price points. I do hope that you return to us again. If ever you would... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the Royal Lodge for lunch with friends, I found the staff to be extremely helpful and the food was excellent. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly and could not do enough for us. The Lodge is situated next to the river Wye in the Wye Valley in Herefordshire, the location is stunning although I would suggest that you... More 

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

Thank you for your praising review. I am really glad that you enjoyed your lunch stop with us and were well looked after. If you are in the area again, I hope that you will revisit us Regards, More 

Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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RLSY, Public Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and activities with Wyedean. I hope the rest of your party did too. We definitely are in great location for either a business or leisure getaway. I hope that we will be able to be welcome you back soon Regards, More 

Devon
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am sorry that your stay wasn't up to your expectations. We are continually aiming to improve both our public areas as well as our guest rooms. At the same time, we don't want to loose the essence and history of the building. I will look into more information on local walks to have available... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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1 Thank Terri A
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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3 reviews
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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1 Thank Chris B
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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19 reviews
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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1 Thank Bec151
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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1 Thank AndyBateman22
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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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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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 - $161 (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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