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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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Guest Reviews Based on 38 reviews
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81% recommended this accommodation to a friend 81% would stay again
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A friendly characteristic hotel
A lovely hotel with period features. Was very family friendly and clean.

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A James

From Truro, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

Family with young children

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Gem of a hotel right in the centre of Welshpool
I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The decor looks a little tired but that soon became a minor point because the staff and general atmosphere give it the lift that it needs. Very attentive team of staff, even when busy..I enjoyed the several lounges that were available to people just off the small reception area, my room was small but very comfortable with all the necessary requirements such as TV, coffee/tea, decent shower and. nice lighting. The bed was very comfortable with soft linen. It is a popular place, even with non residents and it gives the place a 'happening' feel to it. Well done to management team and staff. I will definitely stay here again.

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Judith M

From UK
Who stayed in April 2014

Travelling alone

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very nice food room ok
The double room ,room 205 was quite small and noisy but this was because it was next to road which is hardly the hotels fault other than that it was very clean and comfortable me and my girlfriend ate a meal in the afternoon which had to be the best part of our stay it was delicious 5* and good value too but only because we ordered sides instead of starters because they seemed a little overpriced .Breakfast the following morning was a treat too it was all you can eat and delicious too definatly worth waking up for.All in all would definatly have food at the royal oak again but if i stayed again i would have to specify id like a room towards the back of the hotel.

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Anthony C

From Wombourne, UK
Who stayed in March 2014

Couple

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no issues except exceptionally hot hotel - centrally placed

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j amron

From Macclesfield, UK
Who stayed in March 2014

Travelling alone

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Faulty Towers
Very poor. No parking, poor food, many mistakes.

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John A

From Hexham, UK
Who stayed in February 2014

Travelling alone

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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

Travelling alone

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overnight stay
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

Travelling alone

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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

Couple

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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

Travelling alone

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