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“Dartmouth Delight”
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Royal Castle Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence
York, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
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“Dartmouth Delight”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

A good hotel with character. Excellent and helpful staff. Although this hotel is not cheap we did feel the extra for a river facing room was well worth it. Whilst the room was not large there were two comfortable chairs, something many hotels cannot manage. The WiFi was free but a little temperamental at times. The breakfast was very good, a buffet with cereals,fruit, yoghurts, rolls, and marmite. The cooked breakfast was individually cooked and served piping hot, not left out on a luke warm buffet. We ate in the bar and the dining room and would recommend both, the only downside was the fact the menu did not change so for a stay of a few days we would not want to eat there every evening.

Room Tip: Worth the extra for river view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ann I, Front Office Manager at Royal Castle Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review, delighted your enjoyed your river-view room and our legendary breakfasts. Apologies for the wifi - it can be a little hit and miss at times, a challenge for the staff! Regarding the menus, both bar and Grill Room offer a range of 'daily specials', which is indeed changed daily depending on the availability of fresh local produce. Regards and best wishes from all of us at the RCH.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Have just enjoyed the celebration Sunday, what a lovely time we had. Staff were so welcoming and helpful and the food was amazing. Was an interesting hotel lots of history and in a perfect spot for exploring the lovely town of Dartmouth.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Ann I, Front Office Manager at Royal Castle Hotel, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Our Sunday Celebrations are certainly a popular choice, and no wonder when it's a good deal including the carvery! Really pleased you enjoyed the food, hopefully we'll see you again another time? Best wishes.
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Our second stay at this fabulous hotel. Arrived after quite a long drive down to be welcomed by the staff, our bags taken to the room - car parked up for us until we needed it . It was our wedding anniversary and we arrived in the room to a card and box of fudge - lovely surprise ! Had dinner in the bar on our first night- portions huge- great food !! The castle breakfast spread is fantastic _ one of the best . Can't wait to return .

Room Tip: River view worth the extra cost_ room 1 has large jaccuzi
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Ann I, Front Office Manager at Royal Castle Hotel, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Delighted to read you clearly enjoyed your anniversary stay with us. Do come back and see us again on another special occasion ... or at any time really! Regards from all of us.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Fabulous hotel and fantastic location. Very warm welcome from Ann and nothing too much trouble. We got an amazing deal - would highly recommend if you are visiting Dartmouth; nice touches eg. room had an angled mirror so we had a view of the harbour while lying in bed!

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Ann I, Front Office Manager at Royal Castle Hotel, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
It was our pleasure to accommodate you at such short notice - always go direct for the best deal! Do hope you will return another day. All the very best from us all.
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Kent, England
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stayed at the Royal Castle Hotel for 4 nights in June.
Fabulous location right in Dartmouth and only a minute's stroll to the ferries and town
We stayed in room 30 which was on the top floor - there is no lift and four floors to walk up but we knew that when we booked and the luggage was carried to our room for us so no problem there. Only one slight niggle was that the Wi Fi connection did not work in that room which we did report but again no real problem as there are plenty of comfortable areas where reception was good.
The room did not face the front but very good views over the town and hills,.
Very good breakfast each morning and good choice of eating in either the Grill Room or the two bars.
Service very good and they park your car for you as the Hotel car park is a couple of hundred yards up road and all staff very friendly and helpful.
All in all a comfortable stay

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Ann I, Front Office Manager at Royal Castle Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review - so glad you enjoyed your visit to us, especially the car parking, the breakfasts and our staff service here! We hope to see you back again another day. Kind regards from us all.
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Derby, UK
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Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

We didn't stay at the Royal Castle during our week in Dartmouth but used it a lot for a quick pint of Doom Bar ale (or two) and a pub meal. The service was friendly and very efficient and the food was plentiful and of good quality. If the hotel itself is run to similar standards, then I'm sure it's a good place to stay.

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Ann I, Front Office Manager at Royal Castle Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Pleased to read you enjoyed the facilities offered by the bars! Doom is certainly one of our popular, growing brands. We look forward to seeing you another time. Best wishes.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We first had lunch one day in the restaurant. One can eat in either of two bars downstairs but we opted for the upstairs restaurant. The food, service & quality of surroundings were very goog so we booked for dinner on our last evening in Dartmouth. Again we enjoyed an excellent meal.
We will visit Dartmouth again next year and may well stay at the hotel then.

Room Tip: We did not stay at the hotel but only used the restaurant.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ann I, Front Office Manager at Royal Castle Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Many thanks for your lovely review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and the service in our Gill Room restaurant. Hopefully we will see you again another day, perhaps to stay? Regards from all of us.
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Property: Royal Castle Hotel
Address: 11 The Quay, Dartmouth TQ6 9PS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Dartmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The award-winning Royal Castle Hotel is in the centre of Dartmouth with its cobbled streets, intriguing shops and famous restaurants and bars. Looking out over the River Dart, this 17th-century building offers bright, airy rooms, free Wi-Fi and a stylish restaurant. There are 25 en suite rooms, all of which are individually decorated. Many of the rooms have river views, four-poster beds, spa baths and 15 of our rooms have air conditioning units as well. Every room has a TV, radio and tea/coffee making facilities. ... more   less 
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Royal Castle Dartmouth
Hotel Royal Castle
Royal Castle Hotel Dartmouth, Devon

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