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Maldon, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Stayed here last night as a couple lovely place. Called the hotel as couldn't work out where the car park was, no problem helpful staff directed us to it and stayed on the phone till we found it. Once inside hotel checked in fast and was informed carvery was still being served till 1400 hours. Dropped our bags of and...

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My review is for morning coffee! I have been meeting a for many years,we have always looked forward to coffee & cake .... until the recent refurbishment that is ! I'm afraid now it's just coffee,the cake selection is really not very good,what has happened to the fresh cream cakes? Still looking on the bright side - it's probably better...

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Woodham Ferrers, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been in the bar of this hotel before, and also eaten the odd snack here, but not stayed until recently. Great hotel, the staff, all of those we met and dealt with were excellent. Efficient, smart, polite and 'on the ball'. We booked for one night, and due to some traffic issues decided to book in again for...

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BrendHotels, Manager at Royal & Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your recent review on our hotel. I am pleased to read that you chose to stay with us and found all of our staff efficient and polite and the rooms to be of a good standard. I am glad you enjoyed your breakfast with us and the staff were accommodating if you did chose something that was not...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife and I decided to take a three day break in Barnstable and chose this hotel as our base. we arrived early and were welcomed in and our room was ready which was a delight ,no fuss. the room was a nice size, bright, clean, and furnished well. we decided to eat in the hotel on the evening. the...

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BrendHotels, Manager at Royal & Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to review our hotel. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room to be of a nice size and well furnished. With regards to the autumn/winter menu in our bistro, the menus are always updated to spring/summer after Easter and it just happens that Easter has fallen...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was kept up all night by a couple partying all night reported it to the night manager which came up once! They turned the music off while he was there and put it back on 2 minutes after he left!! We left a night early and will never ever return!! Absolute night mate was expecting a nice relaxing weekend with...

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BrendHotels, Manager at Royal & Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to review our hotel. I am sorry to read that you had a bad stay with us. The welfare and happiness of all our guests is paramount to us and I feel saddened to read that other guests have spoilt your stay on this occasion. I hope to be able to welcome you back to...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here today for morning coffee for the first time this year,always call in when in Barnstaple, a few alterations since last visit but for the better, reasonabley priced drinks and cakes in up market comfortable lounge. So good we returned for a cup of tea in the afternoon and met family staying in the hotel for Easter as usual,...

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BrendHotels, Manager at Royal & Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your recent review. I am glad to read that you have returned to the hotel and find our recent refurbishments to be for the better. I am also pleased to hear that you chose to return in the afternoon to meet family staying and I hope they had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back...

St. Asaph, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent visit to the area We decided to go for Sunday Lunch at this establishment. It was a carvery and of the very best quality. A very enjoyable meal. The only disappointment was we ordered a soft drink and was given a substitute with out telling us first. Then when paying the bill to find out that this...

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BrendHotels, Manager at Royal & Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to read that you found our carvery to be of the best quality and you enjoyed your meal. I am sorry to read that you were given a substitute drink and found the price to be high. I hope this will not deter you from returning to the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having stayed in The imperial in barnstaple and The royal at bideford and being a great fan of The Brend Group,we thought we would give this hotel a try as we have always liked the look of it whilst walking by. Well, what a surprise!! Being much more reasonably priced than other hotels it was fabulous,from the moment we arrived...

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BrendHotels, General Manager at Royal & Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and are a fan of the Brend group. I am pleased to read that you found the staff very accommodating we strive to offer our customers high standards of service. I was also pleased to read that you enjoyed every...

Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we arrived early, we had time for a drink in the bar before the waiter arrived to say the table was ready. The food was spectacular and the service exemplary. Will definitely visit next time in town.

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BrendHotels, General Manager at Royal & Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your recent review. I am very pleased to read that you found the food spectacular and the service of a high standard. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here every year for years in the 70's and 80's. A first visit back since 1987 to spend a weekend reminiscing and watch my local football team play barnstaple. A great mix of old and new. Up to date but with the charm of the old hotel still there. Even still got the old lift in place even though...

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BrendHotels, General Manager at Royal & Fortescue Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to review our hotel. I am very pleased to read that you used to stay here many years ago and have recently decided to return. We have had a lot of recent refurbishments at the hotel and I am glad you feel we have a great mix of old and new. I look forward to...

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Royal & Fortescue Hotel

Address: 61 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX31 1HG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Barnstaple
Price Range: RM425 - RM649 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal & Fortescue Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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“Room 303 large newly decorated with good en-suite. Two windows onto Boutport St.”
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