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Wrexham
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84 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The jewel in the crown of this beautifully-located and generally well-appointed place is without question the Staff, and in particular Rachel who could teach the Hospitality industry and the Diplomatic Corps a thing or too. Arriving tired and a bit flustered, she soothed our feathers without a hint of being patronising, a swiftly turned us from rather grumpy into relaxed... More 

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Thank annlh
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel hidden away in Symonds Yat on the Beautiful River Wye. Nothing, and I mean nothing was too much trouble. If you are hungary, eat there, the food was amazing and such great value for money too. I will definitely be back and have passed the cards around to all my business colleagues.

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warwickshire
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights with friends . Loved the hotel , upon arrival was allocated room 19 which had a four poster bed and fabulous views of the river . The staff were friendly , and very helpful. Breakfast was plentiful and the cooked breakfasts to order , were cooked to perfection. After a day out walking it was great... More 

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Shirley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

At short notice we decided to have a Friday night away not too far away from home. Having previously seen the location of The Royal Lodge on day trips to Symonds Yat East and eaten in the gardens, we booked on line. The welcoming was very friendly and the room we had on the top floor had beautiful views over... More 

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Thank rlocke1
RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

I would like to thank this TripAdvisor member for their kind words and am glad that they enjoyed both their hotel room and dining experience with us. We appreciate your kind words about the friendly customer service you received. I hope that you'll return to us again soon Regards, More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a two night break with my wife at Symonds Yat, I took advantage of an offer offer on Groupon, The Royal Lodge is currently taking advantage of a quiet time and carrying out some work. On arrival we were welcomed by the staff at reception and shown to our room which was a pleasant room with a... More 

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Thank Wayne H
RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

I would like to thank this TripAdvisor member for their feedback to us. If we are made aware of any specific requirements from guests at the time of booking then we will always do are best to ensure these needs are met. We also do indicate in our confirmations that all our guest rooms are up at least one flight... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel 2nd stay this year. Beautiful view from room number 16, lovely breakfast and friendly staff will definetly be back next year would recommend couples and family's ,great walks , and if you are lucky may see the wild boar

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Thank bks2309
RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

I would like to thank this TripAdvisor member for their feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your overall stay with us. Room 16 is one of our Premium Rooms on the top floor of the hotel and goes have a large window over looking the River Wye. I hope that you'll return again to us soon Regards, More 

Portsmouth
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over half term, I spent 2 nights with my wife at the Royal Lodge and have to say it was an outstanding experience. On being shown to our room (small but clean) was delighted with the view that greeted us, looking out over the river with an autumnal backdrop. Had an evening meal that was lovely with a good bottle... More 

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

I would like to thank this TripAdvisor member for their feedback and I am glad to hear you enjoyed both your hotel room & dining experience with us. I am pleased that you made good use of the walks that are on our doorstep, we are in an ideal location to do this. I hope that you'll return again for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just back from 3 nights stay there. It's second time we been there, this time with our new baby born, we really enjoyed there and relaxed.the room(room 10) staff and food were excellent, food a bit pricey but you have try the fish and chips.our room was river view .the break fast was very good.room was clean and confortable.its... More 

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

I would like like to thank this TripAdvisor member for their feedback, and I am glad to hear that you all enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I hope that you'll return again to us for another relaxing stay Regards, More 

Mountnessing
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great stay at the Royal for our anniversary. Many thanks to all staff for looking after us so well, as always. Very impressed with the latest refit of the restaurant. Stayed here many times over the years and will be back as soon as we can. Thanks Ken + Jill.

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

We would like to thank this guest for their great review We aim to always look after our residents to a high standard throughout their stay and always look forward to their return visit. We are pleased that our recently refurbished Kingfisher Suite has been a great success and proving to be a popular addition. Regards, More 

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could not fault the hotel, the rooms, staff and food were excellent. The choices for breakfast were very good and cooked perfect. My wife and I would definitely return if in this part of the country.

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

We would like to thank this guest for their review We are pleased that they have enjoyed their stay with us. We have some great offers running until February which can all be seen on our website We look forward to welcoming this guest back with us soon Regards, More 

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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: RM229 - RM435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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“River view if possible”
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“All rooms are excellent.”
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“Top Floor - Riverside”
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“Room 16 lovely view of the river”
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