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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a 3 night stay through Groupon so can't really complain as it was a cheap deal. We did pay an extra £15 per night for an upgraded room wth a sea view and that was well worth it as we over looked the small harbour. Much better than a street view! The room was in need of refurbishing...

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Dudley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here last night (23/02/2017) in a small double room, it was clean and comfortable. We had tea in the bar which was simple, but hot and served quite quickly. The owners and staff were friendly. We would stay here again.

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Braunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a lovely meal tonight in the Britannia down the harbour .First time we have been here since the new owners have taken over and we will certainly be back again . We had chicken tikka masala ( the mild version) and it was superb!freshly prepared and ample portions. We also had the roast beef which was so tender...

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Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for a weekend away from it all- our room was located looking over the harbour with a four poster bed - the room was pretty large and the bed was very comfortable - shower room was nice and clean. The evening meal set menu was pretty basic as was the taste of the food . Cooked breakfast was...

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London
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I got a great winter deal for dinner, bed and breakfast with a glass of wine. It is an old hotel and inn, with royal connections through Edward VII, and a history of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. It is in the process of being refurbished, so there is scaffolding outside, but of course it does have to be done...

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Hereford
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Called in over christmas period a couple of times for food, all was good from service through to food . Did not stay so cannot comment on accommodation but the pub had a dog friendly bar area as well as an adjacent seating area with no dogs allowed. Overall, good pub grub with decent beer.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stayed here the day before new year. Staff were great, the location is fab, rooms lovely and clean too. We had a family room with a dog and the room was massive and warm. Staff couldn't do enough for us! Thanks

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent service day and night, fantastic location, boat trips from the harbour, peaceful & picturesque, fantastic award winning beaches nearby , alternative bars and restaurants within walking distance highly recommended in our opinion

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2Thank Mark T
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nothing much to look at from the outside. But like many older places it is fabulous inside. We had the best view of all, looking straight into the harbour from the well appointed bay window. The room is beautifully decorated. The bath...ahhhhh! The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. Thank you. We will be back......

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed for a weekend at this hotel. We had a basic family room which was very tired, the floors creaked, which means everyone was woken up at night when someone used the bathroom. The place was very run down, and you could smell the attached Asian Restaurant. When we booked we checked that they accepted dogs, which their website...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel sits on the Harbourside and we have a waterside seating area two restaurants Carvery on Sundays and two bars open from 8.30am until late. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Britannia

Address: The Harbour Broad Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9EE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: RM271 - RM462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Britannia 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
The Royal Britannia Hotel Ilfracombe
The Royal Britannia Ilfracombe, Devon
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ilfracombe
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“Upgrade to sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 985mandieh, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Perfect location for the harbour.”
 of 5 bubbles jprice1969, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room with a view. Costs a little more, but why else are we here?”
 of 5 bubbles KathyvanZyl, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“book harbour view room”
 of 5 bubbles janicew678, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The six rooms overlooking the harbor absolutely fabulous”
 of 5 bubbles 238jeant, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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