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Guesthouse The Royal Hotel (Bideford, United Kingdom)

Guesthouse The Royal Hotel (Bideford, United Kingdom)

About The Royal Hotel

Housed in a building featuring areas dating back to the 17th century, Hotel The Royal does not shy away from providing its guests with modern amenities. This property is also known as a hot spot for weddings and other social gatherings. All 32 luxurious accommodations boast an individual design and have an en-suite bathroom with complimentary, high-end toiletries. Each unit presents a TV and hot beverage facilities, while The Kingsley Suite overlooks the River Torridge. Those looking for outdoor adventures will happily discover that Hotel The Royal sits on the Tarka Trail. Additionally, guests have complimentary access to the pools and treatments at a sister property's leisure club. From booking a private dining experience in the opulent Kingsley Room to meals at Regency Restaurant or drinks at Regency Suite Bar, travellers are assured of no shortage of excellent cuisine and beverage choices when staying here. The local wares of Bideford Pannier Market and the relaxing Victoria Park are both under a ten-minute walk away.

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine(Unavailable)
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer(Unavailable)
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Non-smoking rooms

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 700  reviews from:
  • Hotels.com(8.6/10),
  • Agoda(7.8/10)
  • LocationExcellent  (8.5 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.1 / 10)
  • ServiceVery good  (8.3 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (8.7 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.2 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Ideally situated for Bideford.

A number of guests comment on the ideal location of the hotel, just over the bridge from the centre of Bideford. The hotel is also well situated for those wishing to explore North Devon, and convenient for the local docks.


Beautiful riverside views.

The views from the back of the hotel are reportedly lovely, overlooking the river and the estuary. The hotel restaurant also benefits from these views.


Friendly, helpful staff.

Reviews regarding staff and service are mixed, however the majority of reviews describe staff as friendly and helpful, often going out of their way to ensure that guests are well looked after. Waiting staff reportedly offer discounts for any disappointing

Negative Reviews


Hotel car park is not easily accessible.

A number of guests comment that the primary hotel car park is neither convenient nor particularly accessible, especially for guests who may have mobility issues. The car park is, reportedly, across the road and up a flight of steps from the hotel entrance


Decor is dated.

A few reviews comment on the dated decor. One returning guest claimed to be surprised that the decor had not been updated since their last visit.


Noisy rooms at the front of the hotel.

The rooms at the front of the hotel overlooking the road are, reportedly, noisy, seeming to keep some guests up through the night.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Lift
  3. Parking
  4. Porter service
  5. Pets allowed
  6. Hotel bar
  7. Conference rooms
  8. Non-smoking rooms
  9. Restaurant
  10. 24-hour reception
  11. Laundry service
  12. Room service
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Ironing board
  2. Television
  3. Central heating
  4. Electric kettle
  5. Satellite TV
  6. Desk
  7. Safe
  8. Cable TV
  9. Free WiFi (rooms)
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 12:00


Barnstaple Street,  EX39 4AE,  Bideford,  United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (1237) 472005 | Fax: +44 (1237) 478957

Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Hotel

  • Is there a pool area at The Royal Hotel?

    No, The Royal Hotel doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Royal Hotel?

    Yes, The Royal Hotel has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at The Royal Hotel?

    Yes, The Royal Hotel provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • Where is The Royal Hotel located?

    The Royal Hotel is located in Barnstaple Street, EX39 4AE, Bideford, United Kingdom.

  • Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Hotel?