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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again for the fourth Christmas/New Year we had an excellent time at The Royal. It is even better now that Lindsey is the General Manager. Long overdue. We could not ask for more. Entertainment, very friendly staff, wonderful food, great atmosphere and made more friends. Why would we want to stay at home? Naturally we have booked for next...

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Hertfordshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, great staff and fantastic value for money. I regularly stay at the Hotel and am always impressed by the friendliness of the staff and the great facilities. Highly recommended for business or vacation trips.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this Gem of a Hotel with a group on a Coach. Absolutely fantastic service throughout. Compassionate, dedicated and helpful staff. Christmas Day they catered for 200+ people and the whole event seamed effortless to all employees. To rate this 5 Star's, based on my stay here, will never give it the justice the Hotel and staff deserve, neither would...

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Bridgwater UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Royal in December for a pre-Christmas beak having booked one of their 'Black Friday' deals. We had a super room in the top of the 'tower' at the front corner of the hotel with panoramic views out over the river and a large very comfortable bed. All the meals we had were of a very high...

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Walsall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the place, my only negative poor comment was I waited a little too long between food courses, but the food and wine were great. Menu catered for all, would have liked to see a fillet stake though. Chicken supreme was beautiful.

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little Hotel, dog friendly, people friendly, excellent food. Staff well presented, cheerful, helpful and polite. A little tired in some areas but our room was spotlessly clean. Restaurant could have been a little warmer but the food and service was excellent The management should be proud of its' staff. The Tarka Trail is located just opposite the front together...

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BrendHotels, Social Media Manager at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thankyou for taking the time to leave us this amazing 5 star review here on Trip Advisor! I am thrilled to hear that you thought we were friendly & that the food & service was excellent. Once again Thank you for the review & we look forward to welcoming you back to the Royal Hotel in the near...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apart from our designated room not being prepared for us ie trays of cutlery, glasses etc, hidden phone, lights over each bed having no easy availability to the switches; and the coldness of the room on the first night; all of which were corrected fully by the second day, all was well. We ate in on two nights with excellent...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review here on Trip Advsior. I am thrilled to hear that you thought our food was excellent & that you felt we offer a really good service. I would like to apologise about the issue with your room not being ready for your arrival, and have spoken with...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on a (mature) lads weekend away and the staff were very friendly and could not do enough to help us. Parking opposite. Great bar and would recommend the breakfast in the morning. Good location for a wander around town as well

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing 5 star review here on Trip Advisor; we value your comments greatly. I am so glad that you thought our staff were friendly & that you would recommend our breakfast! Once again Thank you for the review & we look forward to welcoming you back to The...

London, England
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel is a real contrast for review. The staff and service were all friendly and professional - 5 star level. The room was spotlessly clean and the bed very comfortable, although the decor was very dated and the shower barely more than a trickle. So the 3 stars are a compromise between 5 stars for the people and 1...

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Dear Guest, Thankyou for taking the time to leave us a review here on Trip Advisor! I am thrilled to hear that you feel our staff & service are at a 5 star level and that you found your room to be clean & comfortable. I am sorry to hear about the problem with the shower. I shall look into...

Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Another very good visit . Great staff very friendly nothing to much trouble. Hotel being updated without spoiling its traditional character. Nice sized room which was clean and warm Food excellent and amazing value for our weekend break

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us an amazing 5 star review here on Trip advisor and Thank you for all of your positive comments regarding the hotel and our staff. I am thrilled to hear that you recently enjoyed your weekend break with us! I am also pleased that you thought the staff were very...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Address: Barnstaple Street, Bideford EX39 4AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Torridge > Bideford
Price Range: ₹ 5,934 - ₹ 10,640 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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“The room was clean and comfortable. ”
 of 5 bubbles chrisflaps6, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the front have good views but you do get some road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Andydiff, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 001 and 002 can be a little noisy as they are adjacent to the main road in from Barnstable. They do have secondary double glazing which does help. I assume it is not fully glazes due to Listed Status. Room 001 is used as dog friendly so is ideally suited for taking your dog out without having to walk through the Hotel.....the trade off for taking your dog on hoilday”
 of 5 bubbles 878RayB, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The front rooms are noisy as the windows are not double glazed so take ear plugs”
  • Spotless, very warm bathroom
  • Wonderful fittings
  • Clean, comfortable beds
 of 5 bubbles xxreisexx, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Needs double glazing, otherwise lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles gunroom, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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