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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bolton le Sands
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Menu not up to date”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

We dined here last week as it was local to the holiday cottage we had hired for a week. There were special offers available most evenings but not on a Monday it seems. On the menu it clearly stated that for £19.95p we could have any 2 main meals and bottle of wine from 5pm any day including Mondays. That's what appealed to us anyway. We asked what mains were available with this offer and were told... Oh sorry that offer is finished, we are waiting for new menus coming and new sign boards for outside. We did order meals anyway, the Lancashire Chicken and the Lancashire Hotpot were actually very nice. We were going back on the Friday for the fish & chip night but because of the Monday evening decided to go elsewhere.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

went in mid week for a meal, it was average at best this is the most obvious of managed houses with very could not care less staff although we were ordereing 15 minutes before advertised finishing time the barstaff still went to the kitchen to see if it was ok for us to have starters!!! we wont be going again

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Milnthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We booked a table for 1pm for 12 people (6 adults 3 teenagers and 3 children) and when we were shown to our table we were informed that we would have to wait half an hour for our meals which was fine. We ordered our food requesting that the children's meals came with our starters so they would have more time to eat them. The children's meals came with our starters but by the time the last starter arrived they had eaten half their main meal but also had complained the Yorkshire pudding was cold in the middle. Eventually all the starters arrived but in my opinion were below average in quality. We then had to wait a further 45 minutes for the main meals to come by which time the children had finished and were getting very restless. Three of the adults ordered half a roast chicken with roast potatoes and vegetables. When it arrived it honestly looked like ROAD KILL! It was tasteless and the vegetables were frozen not fresh and again the Yorkshire pudding was luke warm. My meal varied in temperature from scolding new potatoes to nearly cold. The chicken was over cooked and overall i struggled to eat it. Service was very slow. We finally left after having our sweets at 4pm. A meal like that should have only taken 2hrs maximum. The reason they were slow with the meals was because they had a large party in which sat down about 1 1/2 hrs after us. If they had such a large booking they should not of accepted ours or vice versa because they obviously couldn't cope. We did not complain because 2 of our party were elderly and it was one of their birthdays and we didn't want to spoil it but I really wish we had. Never ever will we eat there again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Nice staff, comfy bed, good price, do very late night check-ins, sadly a very loud road outside that even ear plugs didn't help with....

Nice staff, comfy bed, good price, do very late night check-ins, sadly a very loud road outside that even ear plugs didn't help with....

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Andover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Royal for two nights,we found the bedrooms very basic but exceptionally clean and the bar area was very good. We found all the staff friendly and helpful especially Gemma who served us breakfast on Sunday morning nothing was to much trouble she is a credit to the hotel.Definately a good place to base yourself while exploring the surrounding area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

I only stayed for one nigh and found the staff to be friendly and professional, I was escorted to my room and told about the dinning arrangement and how I should exit the hotel the next morning as had to leave before breakfast would be served. The room, bed and towels were very clean and had all you needed for a comfortable stay, the bedroom I was in had stain glass sash windows which was different and interesting. I found the room very warm for me but would rather have that than to cold. The atmosphere in the bar was great with a mix of family’s out for a meal and the locals out to watch the sports; there was a big turn over of meals in the time I was there which is a good sign.

I will definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Pub with accommodation. Food excellent. Recently renovated accommodation was comfy with clean bedding on a very comfortable bed. Good bar staff and friendly manager. Altogether a very pleasant weekend,

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Property: The Royal Hotel
Address: 27 Main Road, Bolton le Sands LA5 8DQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Bolton le Sands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bolton le Sands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Hotel is a traditional pub offering a warm welcome, good home cooked food and comfortable en-suite accommodation. Located in the small village of Bolton Le Sands overlooking the canal, the Royal Hotel is ideally situated to explore the Historic City of Lancaster, Kendal, Lune Valley and the natural beauty of the Lake District National Park. The Royal itself offers excellent dining facilities with an extensive main menu and a daily specials board, a large selection of cask ales and wines are also available to compliment your meal alongside good old fashioned hospitality. The traditional inn also boasts a large beer garden by the canal, a sports bar showing all the latest sporting events and free WiFi - the perfect way to relax after a long day exploring the local area. ... more   less 
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