Having read reviews when we booked, expectations were cautiously optimistic. Reading recent reviews before staying, seemed worse, so had some trepidation. Hotel is in a tired state of decoration, slightly dishevelled in places, but we found the rooms to be clean and basically OK, everything we had worked. Our party had 4 rooms, none were perfect, but all acceptable, clean and comfortable. Ours was over the bar area (top floor), so some noise was inevitable, but reasonable considering entertainment hours. Breakfast was pretty good, with enough choice for everyone. Pool is OK, changing area is a little grim. Entertainment we saw was all quite good, Sarah Devonshire particularly. Location is good, 15 minutes to Woolacombe centre and Sea, a little longer on the way back due to hill. Did have some issues on first night with group of young guys and noise (03:00) but the management appeared to deal with this afterwards (or we were lucky). Sound transmission is not good, but building is old, so what you would expect. Staff all pretty friendly, car parking is good, loads of spaces. Overall better than expected after reading some reviews, but I can see some of their points - depends what your expectations are. Overall I would say that this is an acceptable hotel, not exceptional.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 100 Bedroom budget hotel, overlooking the beautiful village of Woolacombe. Ideal base for exploring North Devon or just spend time relaxing on the award winning beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel Woolacombe, Devon