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The Royal Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Minehead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was clean, comfortable and adequate. It was a standard room and the description was inward looking so we were not surprised that there was no view.. The staff were all bright and cheerful. The food was a good standard, in fact portions were large !

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A three star rating- so what did I expect? The room was comfortable and clean, the food was acceptable , the service was friendly and the location was convenient with a handy car park. We were eight blokes on a golfing holiday and I know my wife wouldn't have accepted it but then she wasn't with me!

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sydney
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently spent 3 nights at this hotel with my wife. The hotel is situated on the opposite side of the river to the main town of Bideford but it is only a five minute walk over the bridge to reach the shops, pubs and restaurants. We stayed in a deluxe double room which was on the second floor and had...

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant staff lovely saroundings We always choice to stay at the Royal when we visit Bideford Stayed in the Kingsley room (newly refurbished bathroom very modern and tasteful) enjoyed excellent large screen TV.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dreadful room 215 , constant overhead noise, small but clean. Limited average dinner menu . Roast turkey with no trimmings served with cabbage !! Eton Mess Sundae ( no meringue ). Staff were helpful and pleasant . Would I stay again , no.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good hotel. Room was clean and adequate. Breakfast was good. Staff are friendly and competent. The shower in my room could do with improving (room 202) 3rd time I have stayed at the royal and have no complaints.

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was excellent no fault could be found with anything. Food amazing and staff very professional but still friendly. Well positioned for shops etc and also for touring other North Devon towns and villages

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing review here on Trip Advisor. I would like to Thank you for all of your lovely comments regarding the hotel! In particular I am pleased that you would go so far as to say that everything was excellent & that you couldn't find fault. Once again Thank...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is well located and the entrance, reception and dining areas are very nice. The room was OK but could have been better. I diden'r like the WC or the Beds (too soft). Th e breakfast was also on the cold side as it was a buffet. Staff were helpful and the atmosphere at breakfast was good.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review here on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to hear that you thought the entrance reception & dining rooms were very nice, I am also glad to hear that you found the staff to be helpful. Once again Thank you for the review & we look forward to...

Barry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can highly recommend this hotel, food was amazing and reasonably priced, staff really friendly and helpful. Rooms were ok, beds were extremely comfortable. Loved where the hotel is situated, walking distance to bars and shops but far enough away from the noise.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review here on Trip Advisor. I am thrilled to hear that you would highly recommend us and that you found the food to be amazing & reasonably priced. I would also like to add how pleased I am that you found the staff to be friendly and the...

Falmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel makes the most of a difficult location as it is right on a busy road. It is comfortable,the food is good and the staff are helpful. The walk into Bideford across the bridge. Is level and pleasant.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review here on Trip Advisor. I am glad to hear that you thought the hotel was comfortable and that the food was good. I am also pleased to hear that you thought the staff were helpful. Once again Thank you for the review & we look forward to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: ₹ 7,493 - ₹ 11,627 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“do not accept room 215”
karencox14, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good, no compalints from any of the 34 in our party, we had 103 which overlooked the river”
Rayce_13, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“The room was just OK and the breakfast was not very hot.”
noelm681, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 211 is a small single at the rear of the hotel where it is quieter.”
  • The view from room 211 out to the old station on the Tarka Trail.
kr939, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“If you don't mind being on the first floor, which I didn't, but I was warned it may be noisy, ( which on this occasion it wasn't), room 101 was a lovely twin room, with river views.”
j0brien, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
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