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3.8 out of 5

"Walking into the hotel you think wow this is nice then you go to your room and find it is dated. Avocado coloured sink and bath is 1980s. Unfortunatel ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 20 Oct 2018

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Comfort Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£88* Per night/room 27 Jun - 28 Jun

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

The Royal & Fortescue's great location gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from St Anne's Arts & Community Centre. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus 2 bars.

  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Drinking and dining options include a coffee shop, a restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, a porter and luggage storage
  • Guests have great things to say about the clean guestrooms and the helpful staff
  • 8.7 mi (14.1 km) from Saunton Sands and 10.1 mi (16.2 km) from Croyde Bay Beach

The Royal & Fortescue ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Royal & Fortescue

Everyone (4) Couples (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Nov 2021

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3 out of 5
Walking into the hotel you think wow this is nice then you go to your room and find it is dated. Avocado coloured sink and bath is 1980s. Unfortunately a radiator in the room leaked and had to be repaired which left a smell. Thankfully I was moved to an alternative room. Service was helpful and with a smile. The evening meal was nice (not brilliant) but expensive.

Posted by on 20 Oct 2018

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5 out of 5

This is a lovely hotel and the location is perfect

Pros: Everything couldn't be better.
Cons: Didn't find anything needed improvement
Location: Lovely for shops fashion, books, Tesco Direct and train to Exeter for the day was super.
In centre of town but rooms are quiet and peaceful. The coffee shop and main lounge are perfect for a light lunch and the food was excellent. Also near the bus depot foor trips out.

Posted by , from Haslemere on 1 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 May 2018 by Josh

Thank you for leaving a lovely review Jillian & Alan, we are glad to hear you enjoyed our stay with us. A faultless experience is something we strive to achieve for every guest staying with us. We hope you don't leave it too long to return! Many thanks

4 out of 5

Nice hotel

Traveling with families, it is nice and clean. Good service, but during the evening I can hear some seagulls. It's really annoying me. Nice breakfast served.

Posted by , from london on 28 Jul 2017

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3 out of 5
+ Gratis PP, nettes Personal - Zimmer sehr klein, Bad war nicht sauber

Posted by , from Schweiz on 3 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 May 2018 by Josh

Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung. Es tut mir leid zu hören, dass Ihre Erfahrung nicht unseren hohen Standards entspricht. Ich hoffe, das wird Sie nicht davon abhalten, zurückzukehren. Wenn ich Ihnen weiterhelfen kann, rufen Sie mich bitte direkt im Hotel an. Danke vielmals

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe and a snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly The Royal & Fortescue also features coffee/tea in common area, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking is free. You'll have access to the indoor pool and outdoor pool at a partner property. This 3-star Barnstaple hotel is smoke free.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Conference rooms
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Barnstaple Station (1.2 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Royal & Fortescue offers 49 air-conditioned accommodations with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, slippers 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.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

RF Bar and Lounge – This bar serves lunch and dinner.

62 The Bank – This brasserie serves lunch and dinner. Open selected days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in all accommodation. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: from approximately GBP 16.50 for adults and from GBP 10.00 for children

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.