We come to Leominster quite often to see my mother in law and usually stay in the Talbot, which is opposite this 'hotel', but it was fully booked for a wedding so we ended up at the Royal Oak for two nights over the bank holiday. It was awful, not Fawlty Towers awful that you can laugh about, but horrendous. We were sent out to get cash to pay up front as the card machine was not working (however think this must be a ploy as otherwise they would get guests refusing to pay at the end of their stay!). All the doors looked as if they had been kicked in at some point and were not secure. Bed heads falling off walls, no hot water in one shower, broken shower door, dirty with lots of cobwebs on the ceilings, stained bed linen, no mattress covers on the beds (although the actual beds were comfy), smells, one room with no TV at all (not the end of the world but they said the type of rooms we had had TVs in), one TV with no remote, we asked for one and it never appeared, very, very very noisy due to a night club one night and then dodgy cover band the next (we were on the second floor and could still hear the words to the songs), fights outside, what looked like underage drinkers at the back, old men calling out sexual comments to my daughter, serving beer in the bar at 9.30 am. I could go on.... On the last day we came down for breakfast at 9 am but the whlie place was locked up and there was no one around. This was actually a blessing as we could leave earlier and decamped to Morrisons for a breakfast that was the same price but much nicer. The room price was cheap but this does not mean the standard has to be this low. I have never written a review before but felt that this place was so bad I did not want anyone else to stay here. The website is a work of fiction.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Oak in Leominster, "The Town in the Marches", is located in the heart of the beautiful border countryside, where England and Wales nudge each other back and forth along Offa's Dyke. In October 2011 under our new management a new lease of life has been breathed into the decor, atmosphere and service. This Historic coaching inn is enjoying a new lease of life under new management. We have retained the olde worlde charm, and woven in new services and standards to make the Royal Oak the place to visit. The Royal Oak began life in the 1700's as a coaching inn as a welcome stop on the long journey from London to Wales. It now wears many different 'hats' comfortable hotel, cozy bar and inviting atmosphere, good selection of fresh food available on our lite bites menu, available every day. The atmosphere is even better at weekends with live acts or DJs on, and not forgetting every day is happy hour between 5pm-7pm, 50p off all pints! Click out What's On tab for more infor or join us on Facebook; Royal Oak Leominster. The hotel is a great base for exploring Leominster and the local area. Sunday Carvery £7.95 for 1 course, All you can eat on vegetables available, 2 courses - £8.45, 3 courses - £9.45 Children Under 10 - £3.95. Delicious alternatives for Vegetarians Every Sunday 12.30pm - 3.30pm. Hotel Rooms: We have 11 bedrooms available, offering a mixture of single and doubles and family rooms spread across two floors that can accommodate up to 38 guests. All of our tariffs are on a room only basis. Prices £25 for a single en-suite room (cheaper than a taxi home!), £45 double en-suite room, £45 twin en-suite room, £55 Family room sleeps 3 guests, £65 Family room sleeps 4 guests, £75 Family room sleeps 5 guests, £85 Family room sleeps 6 guests, £100 Family rooms, 2 rooms sleep 4 guests each, share a bathroom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Royal Oak Hotel Leominster
- Royal Oak Leominster
- Royal Oak Hotel Leominster
- The Royal Oak Leominster, Herefordshire