The Royal Hotel - Bideford

Barnstaple Street, Bideford, United Kingdom, EX34 7AB  show map
 3 stars
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The Royal Hotel - Bideford

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The 3-star The Royal Hotel is situated a mere 17.5 km away from Woolacombe Beach. The comfortable hotel represents ancient architecture in Bideford.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property.

The hotel is easy access to the sandy beach in Bideford.

The Royal Hotel is within a 65-minute drive to Exeter airport.

Rooms

The Royal Hotel offers airy rooms with a dressing area, free Wi-Fi, a writing desk, multi-channel television and ironing facilities as well as coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle. The guestrooms look out on the river. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The hotel serves a traditional English breakfast from 07:30 till 09:30. The cozy restaurant offers first-class meals. Guests can savor coffee and liqueurs in the lounge bar.

Services

Such facilities as a car park, an elevator and a luggage storage are available on-site.

Relax

The hotel provides an arcade/game room, cribs and board games for families with children. On-site activities feature table tennis and darts.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   30.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Darts
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Board games
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Barnstaple Street, Bideford, United Kingdom, EX34 7AB

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City Center
  • Bideford
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    30

Rooms and availability

The Royal Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Twin Room
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Rooms have an en suite bathroom and a TV.

The Royal Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Single Room
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Rooms have an en suite bathroom and a TV.

The Royal Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Double Room
  • Room size:

    140 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Rooms have an en suite bathroom and a TV. Please advise the hotel if you have any room preference.

The Royal Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Some of these larger rooms have river views or king-size beds. Please request Twin or Double when booking.

The Royal Hotel photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Telephone
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  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Double Room with a TV, tea/coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroom with a bath and shower.

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Family Room
  • Room size:

    390 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Family Room with a TV, tea/coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroom.

The Royal Hotel photos Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Family Room with a TV, tea/coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroom.

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Single Room
  • Room size:

    90 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Single Room with a TV, tea/coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroom.

The Royal Hotel photos Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    390 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Family Room with a TV, tea/coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroom.

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Twin Room
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Twin Room with a TV, tea/coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroom.

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Double Room Christmas
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Guests should arrive on 23 December in time for dinner and evening entertainment. Also includes: 24 December: breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus evening entertainment 25 December: breakfast, lunch and gala buffet, plus evening entertainment 26 December: breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus evening entertainment 27 December: breakfast

The Royal Hotel photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Guests should arrive on 30 December in time for dinner and evening entertainment. Also includes: 31 December: breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as entertainment to see in the New Year 1 January: brunch served 10:00 - 13:00 and dinner, plus evening entertainment 2 January: breakfast

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Burton Art Gallery & Museum1400 ft
  • Lundy Island3000 ft
  • Docton Court Gallery2.4 mi
  • The Quay Gallery & Restaurant LLP2.5 mi
  • Gallerie Marin2.5 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center1700 ft

Places of interest

  • Palladium Club1.1 mi
  • Royal British Legion2.4 mi

Amusement

  • The Big Sheep Dairy Co,1700 ft
  • Braddicks Amusement Park2.2 mi

Museums

  • North Devon Maritime Museum2.5 mi

Local attractions

  • Tapeley Park Gardens2.2 mi
    Instow, Bideford EX39 4NT England
  • Appledore Band2.6 mi
    c/o John Croker - Band Secretary, Appledore
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor5.8 mi
    RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington
  • North Devon Maritime Museum2.5 mi
    Odun Road, Appledore
  • The Plough Arts Centre5.1 mi
    9-11 Fore Street, Great Torrington

Near the hotel

  • The Ultimate Adventure Centre4700 ft
    Abbotsham Road, Bideford
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      30
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    The Royal Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Royal Hotel

    Average guest rating

    7.0out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 257 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      5.4

      locality was good, fabulous views

      very dated in decor and style of hotel. Seems to be stuck in the 70s, linens, decor, layout of dining room and entertainment room. Dark and dismal, lots of stairs and doors, which meant not good for those with limited mobility, although there were some stairlifts.

    • Family with children
      6.6

      Good friendly service,

      Could do with the rooms we had redocorating !

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      Room 419 was very spacious

      Our bed in room 419 was very hard car parking was limited and very dangerous to approach time to update your tv,s

    • Couple
      5.0

      Nice Pool

      Hotel is very run down and decor in room shabby. Had to push toilet paper into the gap in the balcony door to try to stop the wind whistling through it.

    • Group of friends
      7.4

      Good location, close to beach, spacious rooms and had balcony at no extra cost. Breakfast included, ease of booking, good rates.

      Some of the older reception staff are rude and patronizing. I am a frequent guest and always feel belittled and insulted by the check-out staff despite being a professional in my late 20's.

    • Family with children
      3.8

      This was the worst hotel I've stayed In in my life. The whole hotel is in dire need of refurbishment. The family room, although spacious, had threadbare carpets, wallpaper peeling off the walls and the bathroom was awful. The balcony was disgusting!

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      Most staff very friendly. Good food well presented. Value for money. Swimming pool is excellent.

      Run down state is lamentable, sports rooms full of derelict pianos, reception staff need further training in customer skills. Eg. Ignoring waiting guests whilst answering the telephone. A little, "one moment please" would go a long way.

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      The views across the hillside and out to the beach are fantastic. The location of the hotel is within easy walking distance of the beach.

      I did not like the fact that the water in the shower was cold. The Patio doors to the Balcony were unfit to use as they were not maintained properly. The room I was in was far too far away from the reception area with too many corridors. The access route to the carpark is so steep it is almost dangerous. The whole hotel requires a good clean on the outside and a decent lick of paint on the inside.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      The staff were very good, breakfast fine, room clean and tidy.

      Hotel in need of some TLC, decor in need of up grading, the bath in our room had been re-coated at some time, unfortunately was peeling off.

    • Couple
      7.0

      A great location, and pretty good facilities, but the hotel is very tired and needs a revamp. The room was spacious and well equiped, but wouldve been amazing when it was first done. Now, however it is tired and a bit grubby, but fine for a few nights. bed was fine however. Only the bathroom and balcony needs doing up. Staff were lovely, pool was probably great when first done but now is pretty dirty and the changing rooms are too. good location.

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      the breakfast

      the hotel is very tired and badly needs upgrading. the bathrooms in particular were very poor. the furniture was mediocre. the hotel is on many levels and even after getting out of the lift we found it very difficult to negotiate all the stairs with a suitcase.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      we used the hotel as a base whilst visiting friends that where holidaying in a caravan the hotel was good

      seagulls

    • Single
      9.2

      Good service, it came up well to it,s 2* rating

      some things in the hotel were a bit tired but management were in the process of renovation, hence 2*'s which I am sure will improve in the future. Value for money

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      staff very friendly food very good viewes over bay stunning when sun setts very relaxing break

    • Group of friends
      4.2

      The location

      Very run down hotel with jaded staff

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Royal Hotel - Bideford Bideford location
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    Hotel Address:

    Barnstaple Street, Bideford, United Kingdom, EX34 7AB

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Bideford
      2000 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      1400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      30