The Royal & Fortescue

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Royal & Fortescue

The Royal & Fortescue

3.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
Boutport Street, Barnstaple, England, EX31 1HG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPannier Market3 min walk
  • Popular LocationMarwood Hill Gardens11 min drive
  • Popular LocationBasett's Ridge11 min drive

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About this area

Barnstaple

The Royal & Fortescue is located near the boardwalk and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at North Devon Coast and Exmoor National Park, while Arlington Court and The Burton Art Gallery and Museum are cultural highlights. Marwood Hill Gardens and Exmoor Zoo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Pannier Market - 3 min walk
  • Marwood Hill Gardens - 11 min drive
  • Basett's Ridge - 11 min drive
  • Arlington Court - 14 min drive
  • Instow Beach - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Barnstaple Station - 9 min walk
  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 58 min drive

Restaurants

  • RF Bar and Lounge — 1 min walk
  • 62 The Bank — 1 min walk
  • Claytons & The Glasshouse - 2 min walk
  • Custom House - 2 min walk
  • Caffè Nero - 2 min walk

About this property

The Royal & Fortescue

3-star hotel with bars/lounges and 24-hour front desk
A restaurant, 2 bars/lounges and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, coffee/tea in a common area and dry cleaning. All 49 rooms offer free WiFi, room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, safes and desks.
The Royal & Fortescue offers 49 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. This Barnstaple hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee weekdays 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: GBP 12.50 for adults and GBP 10.00 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 01 December and 31 January.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 12.50 for adults and GBP 10.00 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Property is also known as

Fortescue Hotel
Royal & Fortescue Hotel
Royal & Fortescue Hotel Barnstaple
Royal Fortescue
Royal Fortescue Barnstaple
Royal Fortescue Hotel
Royal And Fortescue Barnstaple
Royal And Fortescue Hotel Barnstaple, Devon
Royal Fortescue Hotel Barnstaple
The Royal & Fortescue Hotel
The Royal & Fortescue Barnstaple
The Royal & Fortescue Hotel Barnstaple

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Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 114 out of 261 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 100 out of 261 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 35 out of 261 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 261 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 261 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
classy, tastefully furnished hotel. Modernised yet retains some of its period aura. staff I encountered were all professional, friendly and polite - reception, bars and domestic.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Had a fantastic stay staff were amazing. Breakfast was out of this world. I will defiantly be staying there again
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Expensive in and around but nice
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I have stayed at this hotel once before when it was not run by the Brend Group. It is now much improved and almost merits a 4 star rating. My only disappointment was at my dinner when I ordered an expensive 8 oz sirloin steak and the normal accompaniments only to find that the steak, which I requested to be med/well done, was so 'chewy' that I struggled to eat it!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021