I spent 3 nights at this hotel in August 2014 with my partner.
Located in the centre of Barnstaple there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. The hotel has private parking and the bus station is a 5 minute walk.
The rooms are a good size, spotless and well presented. Highlights include tea and coffee making facilities, remote control air-con, a very high pressure shower & a complimentary newspaper. The maids were very polite and helpful. Due to the hotels location there is a little bit of noise from pubs and clubs nearby, however if you ask for a room located at the back/in the middle of the hotel, this really is minimal.
We ate in the restaurant twice during our stay. I wasn't very impressed with the breakfast, the continental option has limited variety and the full english option is very poor value for money. I would advise eating breakfast somewhere else on the high-street as there are plenty of cafés, pubs and bakeries. In contrast, we had a Carvery on the Sunday evening and the food and service were both excellent.
Reception staff were very knowledgeable about not only hotel facilities, but the local area too. They were extremely helpful when my partner locked our keys in our room (twice!) and also when we were struggling to find a parking space - they opened up the hotels private garage.
Overall, a great weekend break. I would recommend this hotel.
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- Royal & Fortescue Hotel Barnstaple, Devon