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“Great last minute choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Royal Hotel

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Royal Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Northwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great last minute choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Had not made a reservation and sought a room upon arrival in Kirby Lonsdale. Tastefully renovated period building. Friendly welcoming service throughout. Excellent accommodation (each room has it own character) we were in room 8 which has a plunge bath - large enough for two. Food was first class (specials menu far more interesting than the 'main' menu) and reasonably priced. Good quality real ale. Filling breakfast enough to last you till evening! All round fair value for money. Best parking location is the 'pay & display' in the market square, though that area is not available Wednesday evening over night. Note that no accommodation in Kirby Longsdale has its own parking, free or otherwise.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

I have just returned from a two night stay at the royal with two friends.
The purpose of our visit was doing the Yorkshire three peaks walk.
We had three double rooms. I had room 1 with the four poster. It was well appointed, with a very large bathroom and a great power shower.
The whole hotel from the bar, the public areas, to the rooms, were all luxuriously finished and very comfortable.
The staff we interacted with including the reception lady, the barmen, and the breakfast lady were all friendly and helpful.
We explained at reception that we would not be able to have breakfast one morning due to an early start, and asked if it was possible for them to supply sandwiches instead. The receptionist said she would arrange it no problem.
Half way through our 11hr walk the next day we opened the tinfoil wrapped sandwiches supplied by the hotel and found gorgeous thick cuts of roast beef and salad on our butties.
On our final morning, we had breakfast at the hotel and it was to a high standard with tasty local produce.
I would highly recommend this hotel and hope to stay there again soon, this time with my wife.

Room Tip: i had room one with a four poster and a very very large bathroom. the power shower was amazing.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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new york
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Situated on the square in Kirkby Lonsdale, a delightful village on the borders of Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, the Royal is worth a stop. Friendly, young staff, a most comfortable room and excellent breakfast made for a very enjoyable stay. The décor is a little odd: in my room someone had gone a bit haywire with lilac taffeta and bad art. Also, the bathroom design, although sleek and impressive looking, was not very user-friendly: no bath and the mirror over the sink was directly under an overhead light which cast stark shadows & made the application of make-up a guessing game.
As noted by other reviewers, the parking situation is very poor. I ended up parking my car several streets away in an unmetered area, which was inconvenient. A hotel that charges the Royal's rates ought to provide parking arrangements.
However, the hotel's super location, friendly staff and an amazingly comfy bed went a long way towards offsetting this drawback.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Unfortunately, we only stayed for one night at this real gem of a hotel but we will definitely return. In the middle of the beautiful town of Kirkby Lonsdale this wonderful hotel offered fabulous food a stunning room ( room 4 ) and very nice, friendly service. Just sit back, enjoy the atmosphere and stunningly glorious views and being well looked after. Magic!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Fabulous yet again. Pizza lovely- price great. Hotel very open to sharing and brought us 2 side plates and cutlery for the 1 pizza. Hope the offer is still on at our next visit as we'll be back. Lovely pizza, pint of cider and pint of coke £10.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

This was our second stay at the hotel, the service as always was fantastic!
The rooms are lovely; we booked late so had to have one of the smaller rooms - that said it was still perfect; incredibly clean; tastefully decorated; a beautiful big bed and a very modern bathroom - I love the bath products, its a really nice touch to use local businesses!
We had dinner in the restaurant and the food was fantastic - we both chose from the specials menu, the waitress was really friendly and knowledgeable about the food.
Some people have commented on the parking - I really don't think this is a problem. yes its pay and display but there are plenty of car parks and they're not that expensive
when I called to make this booking (same day) I was given a £20 discount on the room rate because it was a late booking, I didn't ask but it was really appreciated. This hotel really know great customer service - we will definitely be returning again! Thank you!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Excellent location, food and service. Some of the interior is getting tired and in need of a minor touch up to continue to justify the prices charged. (Scuffed wall paper, leaking bath, paint touched up in a slightly different shade, gaps around ceiling lights that needed filing and painting... general continued attention to detail). Couldn't fault the service or hospitality though.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Royal Hotel

Property: Royal Hotel
Address: Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Kirkby Lonsdale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkby Lonsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
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