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Lacashire
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The hotel is an old building but the inside is immaculate and clean. Staff were fantastic. I would recommend this hotel. The breakfast was top drawer - only complaint - leave the sausages to cook longer please. Two of my colleagues however said their room was above what they thought were the kitchen and were disturbed by noise and said...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel, I'm glad that you found the staff to be fantastic, and the hotel immaculate. We are always happy to cook breakfast items a little longer on request should guests require it, but I'm glad you enjoyed your breakfast nevertheless. I look forward to welcoming you back to...

Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Once we found the carpark we were pleased to get a space. The receptionist was on a private call when we went to the desk and instead of apologising or acknowledging us she turned her back and carried on chatting. Not a great first impression. Despite this the other staff we encountered were first class. All very courteous and friendly....

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. I was glad to read your positive comments, and can only apologise that the receptionist on duty did not give you her full attention. Staff are not permitted to take personal calls on the front desk, and should always give customers their full attention. I'm glad that...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Upgraded to Standard room on arrival. Very dated furnishings, toilet and bathroom which need updating. Sink hot tap was in reverse, then trickled, along with shower. No fridge but extremely noisy obtrusive air conditioner put in place to mask the street noise at night. Could not close the outer sash window on 1st night so had the noise outside. Not...

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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely big rooms. Great staff. However don't expect to be able to sleep until after 1am once the bar closes as the noise from the intoxicated crowds in the alley is VERY VERY loud and comes straight through the windows even if closed

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. I'm glad that you loved the room and staff, and can only apologise for the noise from the street. As a town center hotel our location is both a strength, being so close to the shops, and a weakness as the noise from the street can be...

Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Stayed here recently, the staff make you feel very welcome. We had a standard room that was very clean as was the rest of the hotel. We aim to stay again as the hotel is situated in a great location. The food is outstanding and so glad we didn't venture out to eat elsewhere.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. I was very happy to read you positive comments regarding the staff, food, and cleanliness of the hotel. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I think the price didn't warrant the stay. Paid for breakfast as didn't want to worry about finding somewhere in the morning and it was disappointing. For an extra £25 odd pounds for full English, it tasted very bland. Car park space is very limited. We opted for the executive room and by all accounts not too bad although would...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. We are a town centre hotel, and unfortunately this can lead to noise from the street outside overnight. To counteract this, air-cooling units have been provided, I am sorry that on this occasion the unit proved to be too noisy, and can only imagine the unit is...

Penzance, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2016

stayed here for four days with my Husband. Hotel nice and central, staff most helpful and friendly. Our Superior room was excellent and spotlessly clean, there is nothing I can fault. Food excellant, can't wait to return

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay, and I hope that we can welcome you back in the near future.

Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel in great central position, had room 304 on top floor and at front of hotel , it appears Barnstable is really rocking theses days as the noise from the revellers on Friday , Saturday and a little on the Sunday night was terrible , couple this with the early morning street cleaning and deliveries to the surrounding establishments...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. I am sorry to hear that you were disturbed during the night, but as you found, the location of the hotel is both a strength, due to the proximity to the shopping area of the town and also a weakness, due to the noise that is inevitable...

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We were staying at the sister hotel down the road but liked the look of the menu here. We were not disappointed, the food was brilliant. In fact we came back the next 2 nights. The staff were smart, and attentive without being too invasive. The Brend chain has a lot to be proud of. Will certainly be back and...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your meals here at the hotel, and will pass your comments on to the Restaurant Manager so that he can pass your comments on to the restaurant and kitchen staff. Thank you again, and I hope to be able to welcome you...

Herts
Reviewed 22 May 2016

My husband and I booked last minute as we had a funeral to go to. We got to the hotel with 20mins to book in the reception staff were quick and efficient, I had explained that we were running late, a receptionist even took the trouble to write out the instructions to the church for us to save time, it...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay here, and that reception could be so accommodating. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future under happier circumstances.

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  • 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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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Additional Information about Royal & Fortescue Hotel

Address: 61 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX31 1HG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Barnstaple
Price Range: $97 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal & Fortescue Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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