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The Royal Britannia
Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good location”
Reviewed 4 June 2013

The hotel itself is situated above a pub and close to other pubs, but while staying there we were not disturbed as all. The lady that checked us in (? the manager) was lovely and made us feel very welcome. The room was slightly on the smaller side but was suitable the bathroom was not great, the shower was very small and was tucked into the corner of the bathroom and you had to go in at the correct angle or you touched the freezing cold wall. There was a crack in the shower head so water kept on dribbling out there was also a few small areas that could of done with some attention was the basin all of the pipes behind were on show and the window could do with some paint. The breakfast that was on offer was lovely it was £5.00 per person per day, but this included full english, tea/coffee and toast. the bar menu that was on offer was ok could do with some attention to make it more appealing but other then that it was fine. Overall we had a lovely stay and would happily go back as we were made to feel so welcome.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Stayed here one night in May. Rooms are above a pub but I didn't notice any noise from down stairs. The room was basic but nice enough. The only down side was the bed being a bit sinky in the middle. Otherwise it is in a good spot close to the harbour with a brewery down the street and ice cream shops across the road. Free parking is available about 100m down the road. Overall good value for money!

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

I haven't stayed in any of the hotel rooms but I know a few people who do and I haven't heard any complaints. I do, however, often visit the downstairs pub and I always have a good time when I go. The staff are very friendly/accommodating and they have two pool tables you can play pool at. Plus the back smoking area offers a stunning view of the boats in the harbour, so for that alone I highly recommend you check this place out while visiting.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Stayed a couple of nights with some friends. The room and bathroom were well presented, warm and clean. The bed was firm and comfortable. Breakfast was good and hearty.

Yes the place needs some updating but that is clearly being addressed with work nearly complete on a brand new wooden staircase.

The staff were all friendly and helpful. There is great seating overlooking the pretty harbour.

The hotel offered good value for money and so long as you do not go expecting 5 star quality you will be pleasantly surprised.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We visited the first time on a special offer and had a lovely time.
We went back on the same special offer but had to cancel due to illness.
The owner let us rebook at no extra cost and added a Saturday night to our booking at a really good price and upgraded our room for both nights.
We love the old local feel to the place, good cider, dart board and pool table and a good hearty breakfast.
It's nothing 'special'.......but a nice cosy place to stay...good value....and very friendly.
Oh and it's right on the harbour so perfect location.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

Royal britania is a friendly warm environment with a great atmosphere and good valie for money definitely recommend it to friends staff are welcoming and are always eager to help and are very chatty the locals are also chatty and friendly will definitely be goin again

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

We are locals, and often go down for a game of pool, we had a curry to night and it was vert good quality, lovely food and bog portions !! Thestaff are welcoming and very friendly and help you as much as they can. Deffnatly can't wait for the summer to be sat out in the lively garden over lookin the beach, Stacey && Stephen

  • Stayed March 2013
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Property: The Royal Britannia
Address: The Harbour Broad Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9EE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Britannia 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel sits on the Harbourside and we have a waterside seating area two restaurants Carvery on Sundays and two bars open from 8.30am until late. ... more   less 
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The Royal Britannia Ilfracombe, Devon

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