It is a truism that in the hospitality industry that staff can make or break a customer's experience. Sadly there are still businesses which don't give staff the attention they need. Fortunately the Royal Castle hotel's management - there are two other hotels on the chain so they will be worth exploring - have seemingly invested in capable, friendly and knowledgeable staff. From the receptionist, who arranged parking of our car (parking spaces being at a premium in Dartmouth) through the bar staff to the extremely efficient waiter at the evening meal I was consistently impressed by staff who were not just 'doing a job' but rather were part of a well organised and motivated team.
The bedroom was fine with a view over the river Dart. The restaurant menu was interesting, with something to easily tempt each of the four of us, with meals which were well presented and correctly cooked in accordance with the demands of the diners.
The Royal Castle's right hand side bar has the feel fair venue for locals. A good range of beers was on offer and the bar food looked of similar quality to that available in the upstairs
The internal decorations are worth spending time looking at: there is a number of paintings and wall mounted items which add to the 'feel' of the establishment. It is a joy to be somewhere where the designers of a multinational's marking department have not been let loose on the internal fixtures and fittings.
There is plenty of sights to see and do in Dartmouth and across the water -three ferries available - in Kingswear. Walk out of Kingswear along the coast path and after about a mile or so you can view a memorial to Colonel H Jones.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Royal Castle Dartmouth
- Hotel Royal Castle
- Royal Castle Hotel Dartmouth, Devon