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Royal Hotel
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Llangollen
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We really enjoyed staying here! The position is fabulous, our room overlooked the river. The room was very spacious with both a bath and a shower, 2 windows, a desk, table and chair, plenty of tea and coffee and biscuits. The bed was comfy (although I would prefer a duvet to blankets) and there was a spare eiderdown in the wardrobe if we needed it - which we didn't!
Breakfast was good and plentiful and eaten overlooking the river.
Yes the floors were creaky and there was a definite slope to our floor but to us that added to the charm! It is an old hotel with character! And all for £59! I would definitely recommend staying here.

Room Tip: We were in 204 which was quiet and as we were at the top, we didn't suffer creaky floors above u...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

What a shame! Fantastic position, on the river. But the hotel is awful. We paid for a premier room. If that was premier I would hate to see the standard rooms. Lumpy bed, blankets no quilt, no light at bedside, phone not working, insufficient heating, toilet seat too small for toilet, no toilet brush and to top it all the breakfast was inedible... no menu, just served up a pre- cooked awful breakfast.
Some positives: location, hot water, good pillows, staff gave us an extra heater.
Would not visit again or recommend.
Shame a chain didnt buy it up and run it properly. Even Premier Inn is better quality and cheaper.

Room Tip: Lovely views of river from premier room
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

The hotel is right by the bridge over the river in the centre of Llangollen and has great views. It is old and a bit creaky but comfortable enough. The car park is about 50 metres away and very busy at times although we always managed to find a space. The room was OK with a decent ensuite. Because there was no double glazing the windows ran with water at times and there was quite a lot of road and nearby church bell noise early in the mornings. The hotel had no lift but the stairs were fairly easy to manage. The staff were friendly and helpful and we had a fresh supply of biscuits in the room each day! Breakfasts were very good. Overall, mainly because of the location, we would stay there again but maybe would ask for a room away from the road.

Room Tip: A room not overlooking the road might be quieter.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jan K
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Booked with little notice and got a twin room at the top of the hotel. The floors are creaky and odd but this is old hotel and to be expected. The water pressure was not as good as I would have liked but it was sufficient. The staff were friendly and helpful. The included breakfast in the morning was very good and I could sit at a window overlooking the bridge and falls. I thought this hotel represented good value for money despite the somewhat older décor.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed 5 nights in this hotel. The room was comfortable and large with a stunning location and the staff were very friendly but that is about the only positive. The hotel smelt musty, thread bare carpet and the separate car park located 50 metres away was disgraceful , rubbish everywhere and had not been cleaned for months. The response from the proprietor was very casual. Our room was on the corner of the main street and we suffered the noise from drunks returning from the pubs. It needs a major makeover. We checked out at 9am and the staff had to find the proprietor, I think he was still in bed.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the river side away from the noisy main street
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

A smashing Hotel right in the middle of Llangollen, next to the river, across the road from the preserved steam railway; the horse drawn and power barges on the canal and right in the middle of beautiful countryside.

Room Tip: Try for a room overlooking the river
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This hotel has a really nice spot next to the river Dee and in the centre of town. The hotel in general is well past it's best with the public areas in dire need of refurbishment. Had that old run down feel about it. Having said that my bedroom was large, airy, very clean and reaonably well modernised. Shower was a bit of a problem - lacked any power so taking a shower was a bit of a marathon to get wet. Breakfast was also very good. All in all an OK stay but hotel could and probably will improve.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Royal Hotel

Address: 7 Bridge Street, Llangollen LL20 8PG, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Denbighshire > Llangollen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Llangollen
Price Range: $89 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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