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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed at the Royal Lodge for our wedding anniversary last weekend. We chose this hotel as it is dog friendly but where pleasantly surprised by the overall standard of the Lodge. Plenty of friendly helpful staff, a decent size room with a lovely view of the river, really good quality food and plenty of it. Personally i recommend the...

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We had room four in the hotel. We found it nice and quiet with lovely views overlooking the river Wye. On the first night we ate in the hotel restaurant and found the food to be very good and the restaurant is very nicely decorated and relaxing. Afterwards we went into the guest lounge which was a bit of a...

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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 2 night stay here and were allocated room 14 on the top floor. It was a spacious triple room with lovely views over the river wye. The bathroom was a little cramped and the basin tap flow rather slow but the shower was fine. The receptionist was wonderful, very welcoming with lots of advice on places to...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the royal lodge hotel for 2 nights in March. We stayed in room 3. We received a warm welcome from the receptionist, very friendly and professional. The hotel is right on the bank of the river wye which is perfect for walking. We picked a leaflet up from reception with 4 walks all from the hotel. These...

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1Thank Heather F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just got back from a 2 night stay from using a Buy a Gift voucher. The hotel is situated in idyllic surroundings and we were particularly lucky with the weather 14th-16th March, enjoying my birthday in the mix! As soon as we checked in we trekked to Symonds Yat Rock which definitely warranted our walking boots but gave...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just come back from a 2 night stay. When we booked we were told we were in room 15 but when we arrived and with no explanation we were allocated room 23 which wasn't a problem as there was only 2 of us. The bathroom was really smelly and when we reported it we were just told it's always...

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 days for Valentine's Day. We decided on bed breakfast and evening meal. The Royal Lodge is a beautiful hotel set in beautiful surroundings. The evening meals are first class, no need to go elsewhere,service is super quick and everything is piping hot. The staff are very friendly and helpful. This is my second time and I...

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights...two nights too long. Had we not prepaid we would have moved on quickly. Firstly, there are some good things about this hotel. The food is excellent, the staff are delightful and it is in an amazing position. An earlier reviewer mentioned the bell at the bar not working late last year...it still doesn't work!...

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RLSY, Public Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank this TripAdvisor reviewer for their review We do take on board any feedback we receive back from guests who stay with us. I am glad that you enjoyed dining with us and felt looked after by our team. Room 18, as we described on our website, is one of our smaller standard rooms, located on...

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from two nights staying at the Royal lodge . We were in room 24 which was an ok room with a huge bathroom . To be honest though the room although small was only for sleeping in . I liked being at the top of the hotel as the floors were very creaky so wonder what the...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed the one night B&B at 'The Royal Lodge' and despite the room being a bit average I am rating my visit as Very Good for the fact that: (1) It's in a great location (the view from my room, Room 10) was great when I pulled the curtains back in the morning; (2) Because the cooked breakfast was...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Lodge at Symonds Yat East has an idyllic setting in the heart of the Wye Valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty where the River Wye cuts a swathe through a wooded gorge on the edge of the spectacular Royal Forest of Dean.The Lodge is nestled just below Symonds Yat Rock and stands exclusively in grounds of almost 5 acres overlooking the river. It has terraced gardens of magnolia trees and a well established wisteria. The Royal was originally built in 1876 as a Royal hunting lodge and was converted to a hotel in the 1920's. It has had a full and extensive refurbishment in 2008 and is managed by Graham Howells who has overseen the transformation and ensures that the level of service reflects the new development and idyllic location. The Royal Lodge is a great place to unwind with long relaxing walks in outstanding scenery. The hotel is also well situated to explore the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and the South Wales coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Lodge

Address: Symonds Yat East, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Ross-on-Wye > Symonds Yat
Price Range: RM338 - RM670 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask for a river view”
 of 5 bubbles 924denisel, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 16 is the upgraded room , the views from this room ,overlooking the river Is breathtaking”
 of 5 bubbles 21enids, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 10 had a great view.”
  • My room was a bit tatty in places - Royal Lodge Hotel (28/Feb/17).
  • Bathroom was fine but very basic - Symonds Yat (28/Feb/17).
  • Room 10 - A Triple Room with a great view (28/Feb/17).
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  • View from Room 10 - Royal Lodge Hotel - Symonds Yat (01/Mar/17).
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  • Room 10 at The Royal Lodge Hotel - Symonds Yat (28/Feb/17).
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 of 5 bubbles Roberts69, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Four poster room was fabulous”
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“Try and get a river view room”
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