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“A great local venue for a wedding reception”

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The Royal Oak Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sevenoaks
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“A great local venue for a wedding reception”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

My wife and I held our wedding reception here in September and were very grateful to Phil and his team for all their help in planning the day. They accommodated our every requirement and helped ensure the day went smoothly.

I would agree with other reviews that there are aspects of the hotel that could do with updating, but as far as the venue goes for organising an event, they're great people to work with and the space and rooms available are ideal.

Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Whilst the staff were polite and the restaurant area smart, the hotel rooms left much to be desired. Though clean, they were very tired. Items described as available in all rooms on the website were missing. Floor board were very creaky and noisy and carpets frayed. Breakfast was a very entertaining experience and very obviously understaffed. Overpriced.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

For this part of the South East the prices are fair, within 5 mins all the pubs and restaurants of town this has to be the attraction, the downstairs (in common with many hotels) looks first class, the room was tired the bathroom was like onefrom an old Butlins chalet.
I wish I had a video camera at breakfast, one seriously harassed lady serving all the tables missing toast, lost sausages and some tables fighting for coffee, it really was like Fawlty Towers, made a new friend though, she claimed that she could not clear tables because she was too busy so I was to sit with other guests,
If you want town rather than motorway junction give it a go, I would not pay more than £70 though, if this place was spruced up it could be £125 a night, get the brushes out.............

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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London
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

Stayed in this hotel over Christmas. The whole place needs refurbishing and plainly has not had anything done to improve it for a long time. It seems run down. The rooms are gloomy and tatty. The bathrooms appear grubby even though they are not, they just need freshening up. The breakfasts were self-service and the hot food was cold. The food is not even good gastropub level. It is expensive for what it offers. It is appears to be understaffed and seriously underfunded. However the manager and the staff are charming and helpful and are quite the best thing about the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

I booked this online as a twin room and upon arrival reorganised my schedule resulting in a single room only being required. The room was old in decor with water stained wallpaper, ceiling paper hanging off in places and very poor lighting, all items I could live with for one night. The evening meal was cold, staff run off their feet, and upon retiring to bed found springs loose in the tired old mattress.

The hot water tap on the sink didn't work, the bathroom tiny, and worse still the shower didn't work as the shower head was broken.

Upon checking out no reduction was given for downgrading the room and after advising the staff of the failures during my stay no concern was reflected and I they commented that they hoped I had enjoyed my stay.

Never again will I venture to a brooks hotel and not check the room standard before accepting the key. Stay clear if possible.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Royal Oak Hotel

Property: The Royal Oak Hotel
Address: 5 Upper High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1HY, England (Formerly Brook Royal Oak Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Sevenoaks District > Sevenoaks
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sevenoaks
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,534 - ₹ 7,832
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Oak Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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