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“Wonderful Postion and Great views”
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The Royal Lodge
Ranked #2 of 6 Symonds Yat B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 October 2010

This was my third visit to the Royal in the last couple of months. On each occassion I have received a great welcome from the staff who are very friendly and helpful.

Food great, with a varied menu and also a great breakfast.

My room was changed to one with a wonderful view at the suggestion of Graham the manager.

I was visiting for fishing in the area, but if you are a family there is lots to do,

Will be soon planning another trip.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 September 2010

Our room was very spaceous and comfortable. Bathroom needs a little upgrading. The service from the hotel staff could not be faulted and the cuisine excellent. The location is very beautiful with lots to do. We went on the hand operated pontoon and across the suspension bridge on one walk and also watched the canoeists in the rapids. The trees were splendid in their autumn colours.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 September 2010

I was a little concerned about going here as the Trip Advisor reviews were very mixed but we had a great stay. the staff were very helpful, our rooms were clean and had lovely river views. We ate in and dinner was good, if a little slow. the hotel is a bit shabby in places but it didnt spoil our stay.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 September 2010

we stayed for one night only as we had a 40th birthday party to attend nearby, the location is stunning, the staff friendly , the service good,[ although we did have to ask if we could order our breakfast and pot of tea after being seated for about 20 mins with staff just walking past us! otherwise we really would reccomend this hotel and hope to return with some more friends in the near future. The plumbing was a bit noisy but considering the age of the place that was to be expected.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank anne0456
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Reviewed 12 September 2010

The Royal Lodge is in a perfect setting overlooking the River. The staff were very friendly, the room was very clean and the food very good although a little expensive. Our room was newly refurbished with a king size bed and had everything we needed (hairdryer, tea, coffee, biscuits and even bottled water. For the price we paid I was very impressed.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2010

Ok my wife and i have just returned from a long weekend staying at the Royal Lodge i hate to have a go at hotels but i suppose thats why we use this site so here goes lets get the plus side hotel in a beautiful location right on the river lovely views and i have read a few reviews about the staff but we found them very helpful so no complaints there,bar prices not too bad really considering where you are,now the down side,we were shown to our room which was full of shredded tissue or paper on the floor which had obviously not been paid much attention to for new arrivals which i spotted straight away,the windows were like something out of a world war two army barracks for a four star hotel very below the standard you would expect i thought the maids would tidy everything up as our stay went along but no nothing done at all a quick vac on the carpet would not of gone a miss.Now for what we were paying £40-£45 per person per night beb&breakfast not the cheapest of places you would expect more attention to detail certainly not a four star hotel yet needs some money spending on it i think maybe because of the location the stars have been awarded so sorry The Royal Lodge i tell it as it really is hope comments dont offend

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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RoyalLodge, Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2010

Dear Guest,

Thank You for your comments concerning your stay with us at The Royal Lodge. Please accept my sincere apologies for the state of your room on arrival as you describe. Had the matter been brought to our attention, it would have been immediately rectified. I can only assume that within the busy period we have recently experienced, the quality inspection of your room after house-keeping and before your arrival was sadly overlooked on this one occasion.

Whilst I thank you for your further comments, I must point out that 'The Royal Lodge' is classified as a "4 Star Guest Accommodation" (AA Quality Standard Classification). Whilst we endeavor to provide as many services for guests as possible, we are not a 'Hotel'. We do pride ourselves on professional, uniformed staff, well-appointed public areas as well as our restaurant which caters to residents and non-residents, and whilst we try to provide a more personalised service, the classification of a 4 star hotel differs from our own.

We hope that you will visit us again at The Royal Lodge in the future and thank you for your kind feedback.

Kind Regards,

Mr S J Brock
Duty Manager

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Reviewed 17 August 2010

Lovely location right on the river - rooms are SUPPOSED to have views but my BOX room did not... unless I stood on the bed :( My friend did have a larger single room with a better view and YES I was miffed! But a bedroom is for sleeping in!

Hotel food is excellent (if pricey!) would avoid the sweets if I were you at £6 for a TINY portion they simply are not worth it - drinks are DEAR at £3.40 for a pint of cider BUT note that all accommodation in Symonds Yet East is owned by the same family SO THERE IS A MONOPOLY and the prices reflect this!

There are plenty of PUBS ouside the village where a great meal can be had for half the price!

Will be back!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Royal Lodge

Address: Symonds Yat East, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Ross-on-Wye > Symonds Yat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Symonds Yat
Price Range: £65 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Lodge at Symonds Yat East has an idyllic setting in the heart of the Wye Valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty where the River Wye cuts a swathe through a wooded gorge on the edge of the spectacular Royal Forest of Dean.The Lodge is nestled just below Symonds Yat Rock and stands exclusively in grounds of almost 5 acres overlooking the river. It has terraced gardens of magnolia trees and a well established wisteria. The Royal was originally built in 1876 as a Royal hunting lodge and was converted to a hotel in the 1920's. It has had a full and extensive refurbishment in 2008 and is managed by Graham Howells who has overseen the transformation and ensures that the level of service reflects the new development and idyllic location. The Royal Lodge is a great place to unwind with long relaxing walks in outstanding scenery. The hotel is also well situated to explore the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and the South Wales coast. ... more   less 
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