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“The Royal”
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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Scunthorpe
Cambridge
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20 reviews
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“The Royal”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Stayed 2nd/3rd May 2014
Our stay was good value for our room, we requested a quiet room aware that the Hotel had a popular bar,
Our room was basic, Double bed, small wall mounted TV, desk, bedside tables, never enough plug points that are never Nr the bedside tables.
Bathroom was shower over bath,unfortunately when the shower was used the water travelled along the edge of the bath onto the floor however careful we were,we had to lay towels to stop the water running out the door.
The Hotel staff were all lovely and very helpful with all out requests for tea/coffee etc for our room, we ate in the Bar on the first night, good bar menu at reasonable prices.
A duo called Adrenaline sang also in the bar, excellent.

Room Tip: We had room 22, we wanted a quiet room, but something needs to be done with the flooding water over...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

My mate Paul had his 50th Birthday party at the Royal Scunthorpe on 7/2/14... eight of us opted to have food before the party, and I must say our food was excellent, it was well presented and very tasty, the girl who took our order was pleasant and served us well, her name was Zea, later on Scot came over to our table to finalise some of the arrangement's for the party later, the party was a great success with around 300 guest's, and a good time was had by all...... yes it would be fair to say the place is in need of a little TLC... but all in all I enjoyed my time at the Royal and would go back anytime , and I live in the north east. JMS.... ;-)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Our one night stay in Room 3 The Royal Hotel Doncaster Road Scunthorpe was to say the least a TOTAL HORROR STORY. Room 3 is directly over the kitchens and room 3 vibrates with the constant noise and running of the kitchen's extractor fans. They were finally turned off at 22.20 pm and started up again at 07:20 am the next morning. Room 3 stinks of cooking fumes, leaving the front door open didn't help as the little corridor outside also smelled the same. This is not some slight odour, it is a very strong and quite nauseating smell of stale fried food.
Other problems with our stay:
There was no effective heating in the bedroom, the additional electric wall heater was completely dead and the C/H radiator was only lukewarm - the room was no warmer than about 10 deg C
There was no heating at all in the bathroom and because the window was broken and jammed slightly open - it was freezing cold and draughty
The toilet seat was very loose and dangerous as it moves from side to side by at least 3 inches
There was only one bath towel - when we asked for another one, we were told they had a problem with their laundry company and that the hotel had no spares
The floor of the bedroom was filthy and covered in small pieces of crisps and peanuts - the room was certainly not hoovered before we moved in
The bed linen was clean but the bed itself smelled of stale food (probably from the kitchens below)
We expected to have breakfast at the hotel, but when we were awoken at 07:20am by the noise and smell from the extractor fans starting up - we got up, dressed (without the ordeal of a freezing cold bathroom), checked out and went home - thoroughly upset.
We have family living near this hotel and having driven over 300 miles to visit them for the funeral of an Uncle, we were so disappointed to have had such a terrible experience of what was absolutely the worst hotel room we have ever stayed at in our lives.

Room Tip: Stay well away from Room 3ll
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

I had the displeasure of eating at the Royal last night. Was brought 2 wrong meals then faced with a rude arrogant approach by untrained un professional member of staff that argued to the point where I was on the brink of walking out. Meals replaced with x2 cold tasteless meals. Not at any point were we asked if the meal was ok especially when I payed. It cost me £33 which I would truely have sooner set fire to than be subject to that dire experience. In my 51 years the worst ever ! In a nutshell utter rubbish

  • Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Terrible stay dont recommend it to anyone. Very noisey. No where to park. Springs coming through the mattress. Dirty laundry in the corner of the room room freezing cold. Smoking on corridors. Would never stop here again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We stayed at The Royal Hotel for one night to go to The Baths Theatre, which is just across the road from The Royal Hotel. The room was nice and a comfy bed with Tea & Coffee making facilities in the room.
I disagree with the negative comments that people have left and just want to say that these people what do you expect for the price you pay for a room??? If you want 5* then pay 5* prices then you might be happy, and don't expect 5* for the bargain you get at The Royal.

We also ate at The Royal which for a pub chain was very nice and reasonable, the breakfast(which you have to pay extra) was a bit steep at £7.50 but you did get a massive plate full of Full English and as much continental breakfast that you can eat sos all in all it was pretty reasonable.

We enjoyed our stay here and will definatley go and stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Blackpool
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227 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I booked for one night at this hotel in spite of some of the previous reviews from earlier in the year.
I was pleasantly surprised on my arrival.
The staff were warm, friendly and helpful and it appeared that there had been a lot of work carried out both in the corridors and the room.
Our room was spotlessly clean and spacious, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was large.
This is a very old hotel and it has been decorated in a style appropriate to that period.
We had an evening meal there but not breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Royal Hotel
Address: South Humberside Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe DN15 7DE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Scunthorpe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Scunthorpe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly refurbished contemporary modern hotel. ... more   less 
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