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The Princess Royal
Ranked #1 of 22 Farnham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Journey Break”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We were going to Southampton and decided to break the trip at Farnham. The hotel had been recommended by a local friend. We had bed and breakfast for £79. It was a lovely room in the annex on the second floor spacious and spotless. The food was very nice and the staff attentive and eager to please. Drinks and wine were reasonably priced. I would definitely stay again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Stayed here in April 2014 while visiting relatives in Farnham.
Location-wise the hotel is on the edge of town. Probably not an easy walk in as there is a dual carriageway between the hotel and central Farnham, but it is only around a 5 min drive.
We actually chose the hotel because it offered free parking which several other hotels in town couldn't guarantee.
Hotel is an annex building behind the Princess Royal pub. Good sized room, spotlessly clean. It reminded me a lot of a Premier Inn in terms of styling.
Bit of an issue with noise, both from the incredibly squeaky floorboards (glad we chose an upstairs room!) and the dual carriageway outside, which while not overbearingly loud might be a problem for light sleepers.
Princess Royal itself seemed a decent place for a drink prior to heading into Farnham itself and I thought the breakfast options served in the pub restaurant and included in the price of the room, were excellent.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

our table was decorated lovely with our complimentry mothers day gifts, our food was lovely and the staff were very friendly and helpfull, def rec, the princess royal is located in a lovely setting nr runfold and is also very easy to get to

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

We spent two nights at the hotel beginning of March, we found all the staff welcoming and friendly.
Our room was on the second floor and was spacious and spotlessly clean. We had the best nights sleep in a hotel yet, the large bed was so comfortable and had feather pillows and quilt. The freshly cooked breakfast was delicious with perfect scrambled eggs. We had lunch on one occasion which was also very good. Our only criticism was the squeaky floorboards in the room which could easily be rectified but will not put us off staying again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rethymnon, Greece
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

From the moment we arrived at Reception, to the time we departed, we found all members of staff to be friendly, professional, and nothing was too much trouble.
The room was large, and had more power sockets than normally found in hotels. The bed was large and comfortable, and the room had an adjustable heater plus an air con unit for warmer days.
The bar area of the pub was extremely comfortable, with a large selection of beers and wine.
Attached to the bar is a restaurant, our evening meal was very good, I also enjoyed my full English breakfast the following morning although my wife was not too impressed with her poached eggs, which were hard.
Certainly a place to recommend.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

It's great to have more spacious accommodation in a pub than you often get in a 3* hotel, & this was certainly the case here.The bed was king-sized & everywhere was spotlessly clean.
The food was also excellent, both morning & evening & the atmosphere was convivial.
If you needed anything,the staff response was friendly & prompt & nothing was too much trouble.
It was good value too & this is a dog-friendly place, which is a bonus.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Just spent one night in the very clean and comfortable hotel at the back of the pub. Highlight was the food, excellent smoked salmon and gammon steak was best I've ever had. Breakfast was also delicious and all for a very good price. Staff all friendly and welcoming without exception!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Princess Royal
Address: Guildford Road | Runfold, Farnham GU10 1NX, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Farnham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Farnham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Princess Royal 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you stay at the hotel, or just call in for a meal, we can assure you of a varied menu of freshly prepared home-made food, conplemented with a selection of award-winning Fuller's ales or a glass of fine wine.There are 21 comfortable en-suite bedrooms. All rooms have Sky Sports, satillite TV, hairdryer, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, free parking and free Wifi.Weddings, functions, meetings. conferences and private receptions all catered for.Situated close to Farnham, Farnborough, Aldershot and Guildford a warm welcome awaits for both the business and leisure traveller.we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel in the near future. ... more   less 
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