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“as good as ever if not better”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Royal Hotel

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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Deal
Certificate of Excellence
cheam surrey
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12 reviews
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“as good as ever if not better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2009

My wife and I try to have 4 annual short breaks at the royal.The new managers we met for the first time,their enthusiasm and professional approach is a joy to behold.Without fail every member of staff is attentive and friendly,nothing is too much trouble for them.Cannot wait to return asap.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2009

Last year my wife and I booked the Royal Hotel for our son's wedding reception. The then management bent over backwards to ensure we would book there, and promised that the reception would be one our son and his new wife would remember for ever. We were promised two rooms for the breakfast and an entire side of the hotel for the evening reception. The meal we chose, a buffet, was the most expensive item on the menu, and we suggested to many of our friends that they should stay at the hotel. Imagine our horror when, just before the wedding, we found that the old management had been replaced, that the menu offered to us was no longer available and that one of the rooms promised for the evening reception had been turned into a restaurant. We managed to negotiate that the promised menu would be laid on but there would be no staff available. We now feel we could have done much better by hiring a church hall and paying for outside caterers. On top of which it would have been much cheaper! A number of our guests are staying at the hotel but they have reported that cheaper rooms (£90) are tiny; some have opted for suites at the same hotel, others have managed to book better rooms at other hotels in Deal and the surrounding area. The service in this hotel has deteriorated horribly in the last year and I could never recommend the Royal again. There are far better, and much cheaper, hotels in the Deal area.

  • Stayed April 2009
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Lincs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2009

Firstly I feel I must mention the hotels great location. Basically you step ouside the front door of the hotel and you have some of the most fantastic sea views.

The hotel itself, has a great atmosphere. It's got lots of history, but when your stopping in the hotel, you still feel as if you are in modern surrondings. The rooms are very spacious, and most ave great seaviews

The staff are very friendly, which makes the hotel even more appealing to travellers who wish to return

The resturant serves a great selection of well priced food and you can enjoy your meal in a relaxed comfortable environment

First Class!

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2008

I just felt like an evening by the sea, so booked a Thursday night stay at the Royal. I got a double room for single occupancy for £65. The room was huge and well-appointed with a fantastic ensuite bathroom. The location of the hotel is unbeatable, right beside the sea, and there's a very cosy bar. I didn't try the restaurant, so can't comment on that, but breakfast was OK, apart from unbelievably tasteless scrambled egg. I would definitely stay here again. Actually, the room was so big and comfortable, I wanted to stay here forever, rather than return to my pokey house in London, with a lessthanimpressive view of the other side of the road.

  • Liked — Biiiiig room
  • Disliked — Tasteless scrambled egg at breakfast
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled solo
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1 Thank Brian H
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United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2007

Staying in British seaside hotels is usually a surefire recipe for disaster. But this place came as a very welcome surprise. It is a rambling old pile, right on the beach, the hotel above a large ground-floor pub and restaurant.
Our room was clean, huge, newly decorated and had everything we wanted including - a rarity in the UK - a large, warm well-equipped bathroom where everything worked as it should. Staff were efficient and friendly, and the English breakfast was one of the best I have had - high-quality ingredients and far more than anyone sane could eat. The only negative side is that the hotel's adjacent car park is now owned by the council, meaning you have to pay. But it's no big deal at about £4 a day. When we received a ticket for allegedly misparking, the hotel cheerfully took it off our hands and sorted it out.
A wonderful place in one of England's secret little corners. We'll be back.

Stayed December 2006
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2005

It's a typical pub/hotel type establishment. Bit frayed about the edges, but nice enough. Certainly use it again.

  • Stayed August 2005
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5 Thank Roballe
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Property: The Royal Hotel
Address: Beach Street, Deal CT14 6JD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Deal
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Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Deal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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