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The Royal & Fortescue Hotel (Barnstaple, United Kingdom)

The Royal & Fortescue Hotel (Barnstaple, United Kingdom)

About The Royal & Fortescue Hotel

The Hotel Royal & Fortescue Hotel is located in the shopping district of Barnstaple. The non-smoking rooms come with flat-screen cable TV, free Wi-Fi, work desk, ensuite, free toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. The pet friendly hotel offers 24-hour front desk, free parking, laundry facilities, lift, banquet space, front desk safe, ironing service, air conditioning in public areas and business services. In addition on-site facilities, guests are also free to use leisure amenities at the sister hotel, The Barnstaple, which includes an indoor pool, outdoor heated pool with sunbathing terrace, two saunas, massage treatments and fitness centre. For locally sourced, fresh food dishes, there are three establishments on-site – Florentinos, 62 The Bank and Lord Fortescue's Restaurant. A breakfast buffet is served weekdays and room service is available. The Hotel Royal & Fortescue Hotel is steps from Pannier Market. It's also 12 miles to Bideford and the Lundy Island Ferry.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets(Unavailable)
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 1221  reviews from:
  • Hotels.com(8.8/10)
  • LocationExcellent  (8.5 / 10)
  • RoomsGood  (7.8 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (8.6 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (8.7 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.0 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Staff Often Outstanding.

A number of people felt the staff is pretty great. They are hospitable and professional. Many travellers remarked that the rooms were neat and tidy thanks to efficient housekeeping. Other guests commented that nothing seems to be too much trouble for them and they showed great attention to detail.


Conveniently, Economical Location.

Guests remarked that if you're looking for a place near the heart of all the fun activities in Barnstaple, this location is ideal. Moreover, it's reasonably priced not far from shops and restaurants in the area.


Food Hits the Spot.

While there were some critics, the majority of the guests seem to really enjoy the food served here at the three locations on-site.

Negative Reviews


Little Sleep; Especially on Weekends.

Things can get a little wild with late-night partiers in Barnstample. So if you'd like to get some shut eye, you might find that task difficult according to some guests. Furthermore, guests say the lack of insulation means you can hear your neighbours in adjoining rooms or the hallways.


The Decor Looks Old-Fashioned.

Some visitors commented that the hotel looks out-of-date. Guests also remarked that the rooms could use a deep cleaning and renovation to give it a brighter and more modern feel.


Car Park Issues for Some.

A few travellers had difficulty finding the car park. Others mentioned that it wasn't very large. Some guests also mentioned spaces can be sparse. So while many visitors were grateful there was a carpark on-site, some said they were anxious. They were concerned that if they left after checking in that they wouldn't be able to find a space after their return.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Café
  2. Entrance hall/lobby
  3. Lift
  4. Parking
  5. Terrace
  6. Porter service
  7. Hotel bar
  8. Conference rooms
  9. Non-smoking rooms
  10. PC with internet
  11. Restaurant
  12. 24-hour reception
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Shower
  2. Ironing board
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer
  5. Central heating
  6. Electric kettle
  7. Air conditioning
  8. Radio
  9. Satellite TV
  10. Desk
  11. Telephone
  12. Safe
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 12:00


Boutport Street , EX31 1HG , Barnstaple , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (1271) 342289 | Fax: +44 (1271) 340102

Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal & Fortescue Hotel

  • Is there a pool area at The Royal & Fortescue Hotel?

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

  • Are pets allowed at The Royal & Fortescue Hotel?

    No, The Royal & Fortescue Hotel doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at The Royal & Fortescue Hotel?

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

  • Where is The Royal & Fortescue Hotel located?

    The Royal & Fortescue Hotel is located in Boutport Street, EX31 1HG, Barnstaple, United Kingdom.

  • Which popular attractions are close to The Royal & Fortescue Hotel?