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Reviews - Royal Oak Hotel

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The Cross , Welshpool, SY21 7DG
Centrally located in a small market town this Grade II listed hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi , Restaurant, real ales and secure free parking. Just 17 miles from Shrewsbury on the Welsh border, this magnificent building offers a warm friendly welcome and is the perfect gateway into Wales. The Royal Oak Hotel has been welcoming travellers for centuries, including recently Her Majesty the Queen of England. Whether relaxing in winter by an open fire in the snug, enjoying good quality food in the restaurant or just exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside, it is the ideal refuge for all travellers.

With a choice of standard, contemporary or classic, all bedrooms boast complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, room service and tea & coffee making facilities. Guests can look forward to a range of different features, including elegantly carved French beds, delicate fabrics or perhaps more modern boutique style furnishings.

The Royal Oak Hotel offers traditional cuisine with a range of mouth-watering delights to discover. Wherever possible the Hotel is committed to using fresh, locally sourced produce and ingredients, including Free Range Eggs, old breed free range sausages and Welsh Lamb - all from the hotel’s own farm. With a tempting Wine list, an impressive range of real ales and even an on-site Costa coffee bar, guests are sure to find the perfect drink to compliment their dining.

Recognised as the ‘Gateway to Wales’, Welshpool offers an endless array of things to do and places to see. Nestled within the upper reaches of the picturesque Severn Valley near the border between England and Wales, the town is surrounded by the rolling hills of Montgomeryshire and the glorious unspoilt Welsh countryside. There is also an eclectic selection of inns, restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from, offering everything from classic Welsh dishes to contemporary dining. The town is also the first stage of the journey on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway.

The Hotel is within walking distance of the world-famous Powis Castle and Gardens. Once a medieval fortress home to generations of Welsh Princes, it features an awe-inspiring collection of paintings, sculpture and furniture. Chirks Castle is also just a 30 minute drive away, while the Welsh Coast and Snowdonia are within an hour’s drive. For those who enjoy the great outdoors Offa’s Dyke National Trail is one of the most beautiful walks in the UK, Featuring 177 miles of high wild moorland and the nearby Montgomery Canal offers a scenic cruise-way through the picturesque Welsh marshes.
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Overall score Guest rating scores since November 2012 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 34 reviews
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81% recommended this accommodation to a friend 79% would stay again
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one night stay on business
Single business man travelling alone. Staff were friendly and helpful. Plenty of free on-site car parking. 2 nice big bath towels. Bathroom was clean and tidy and spacious, plenty of hot water but the water pressure in the shower could be better. Free Wi-Fi in the rooms, good signal strength with no major issues.

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hywel r

From UK
Who stayed in January 2014

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Very friendly and helpful staff, convenient location in a pleasant town. Will in all likelihood stay again.

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Roger B

From Penzance, UK
Who stayed in November 2013

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IT was fine. Car park difficult/small
As above.

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Paul Doodson

From ATTLEBOROUGH, UK
Who stayed in November 2013

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great stopover in Welshpool
We only booked with few hours notice. Very pleased with the hotel. Efficient, friendly. Great location. Breakfast was good as well.

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Jenny k

From UK
Who stayed in November 2013

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On the way up
A slightly tired hotel that is trying very hard to wake up, The staff all seemed very committed and very helpful. Dinner menu was varied but an extra vegetarian dish may have been helpful. Breakfast was adequate. Room was comfortable and décor interesting.

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B Sharma

From UK
Who stayed in October 2013

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what a gem
We booked this as a half way stop after taking our son back to uni in Aberystwyth, we arrived at 8:15 pm , the check in was fast and very polite (Nathan).who offered to take our bags to our room ,doesn't happen that often does it.He also offered to see if a table was available in the restaurant, top notch food and friendly staff, affordable and good quality/ quantity. Try the beetroot cheesecake you will be surprised. The room 215 3rd floor very clean view up the high street ,it was a suite very roomy ,only fault the radiators where full on v hot. And a BT work crew started to dig up the high street at 7:30am .looking forward to go back.

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B Kittle

From Holywell, England
Who stayed in September 2013

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no positive comments

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gwen r

From Porth Tywyn, UK
Who stayed in September 2013

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Perfect Getway
I booked the hotel only hours before we arrived and even on the phone they were welcoming and polite. On arrival the receptionist was very funny and soon we were settled into our room. Our room was lovely and I can happily say it was one of the best I have ever been to. Value for money was incredible.
I would most certainly go back.

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T Keatley

From UK
Who stayed in September 2013

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Very hot attic room (although fan was provided). In fact we had 2 linked rooms with TV in separate seating area). In need of decorating/updating and re-carpeting and the shower was inadequate. Have stayed before in a room on the first floor, which was far superior to the one allocated to us on this visit and had no reason to be unhappy then but this visit was very disappointing for the £85 paid for one night.

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Tracy T

From UK
Who stayed in July 2013

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Tired Hotel.
Not much choice of Hotels in Welshpool. This is an old and tired Hotel, in need of a refurbishment.

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stephen y

From Alnwick, UK
Who stayed in July 2013

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