Hotel Royal & Fortescue

Boutport StreetEX31 1HGBarnstapleUnited Kingdom
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About Hotel Royal & Fortescue

The Hotel Royal & Fortescue Hotel is located in the shopping district of Barnstaple.

The non-smoking rooms come with flat-screen cable TV, free Wi-Fi, work desk, ensuite, free toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities.

The pet friendly hotel offers 24-hour front desk, free parking, laundry facilities, lift, banquet space, front desk safe, ironing service, air conditioning in public areas and business services. In addition on-site facilities, guests are also free to use leisure amenities at the sister hotel, The Barnstaple, which includes an indoor pool, outdoor heated pool with sunbathing terrace, two saunas, massage treatments and fitness centre.

For locally sourced, fresh food dishes, there are three establishments on-site – Florentinos, 62 The Bank and Lord Fortescue's Restaurant. A breakfast buffet is served weekdays and room service is available.

The Hotel Royal & Fortescue Hotel is steps from Pannier Market. It's also 12 miles to Bideford and the Lundy Island Ferry.


Boutport Street, EX31 1HG, Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (1271) 342289 | Fax: +44 (1271) 340102 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Solarium


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Staff Often Outstanding.

A number of people felt the staff is pretty great. They are hospitable and professional. Many travellers remarked that the rooms were neat and tidy thanks to efficient housekeeping. Other guests commented that nothing seems to be too much trouble for them and they showed great attention to detail.

Conveniently, Economical Location.

Guests remarked that if you're looking for a place near the heart of all the fun activities in Barnstaple, this location is ideal. Moreover, it's reasonably priced not far from shops and restaurants in the area.

Food Hits the Spot.

While there were some critics, the majority of the guests seem to really enjoy the food served here at the three locations on-site.

Negative Reviews

Little Sleep; Especially on Weekends.

Things can get a little wild with late-night partiers in Barnstample. So if you'd like to get some shut eye, you might find that task difficult according to some guests. Furthermore, guests say the lack of insulation means you can hear your neighbours in adjoining rooms or the hallways.

The Decor Looks Old-Fashioned.

Some visitors commented that the hotel looks out-of-date. Guests also remarked that the rooms could use a deep cleaning and renovation to give it a brighter and more modern feel.

Car Park Issues for Some.

A few travellers had difficulty finding the car park. Others mentioned that it wasn't very large. Some guests also mentioned spaces can be sparse. So while many visitors were grateful there was a carpark on-site, some said they were anxious. They were concerned that if they left after checking in that they wouldn't be able to find a space after their return.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 576 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
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    8.0 /10
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    8.2 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 576 reviews