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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 August 2012 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 33 reviews
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82% recommended this accommodation to a friend 80% would stay again
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Room lack lustre.in need of decorating. Very hot as no air conditioning.no pictures. Clean but no style. Welcome packs(tea/coffee/ biscuits provided but basic

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Frances L

From Kidwelly, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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Definitely visit again!
I would definitely return to the Oak, my partner and I were impressed with the room, it was clean, well presented, probably the best nights sleep I've ever had In a hotel and quiet. The staff were pleasant and the breakfast selection and layout was great.

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Victoria G

From UK
Who stayed in June 2014

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Bed & Bathroom issues
New bathroom, but neither bath nor sink would empty properly. Marble shelf cut short & not secured.
Bath access dangerous unless athletic. Bath surface slippery when using shower. Hot water took an age to come through. Room very hot due to poor ventilation. Hotel kitchen industrial fridge/freezer fans cut in & out throughout the night directly below our window.
No lift. Stairs and landings to 2nd floor an an assault course.
Welshpool is a mucky sad looking town best seen in the rain as it adds some sparkle to a depressed looking Welsh town which pre-Tesco looked prosperous with many privately run shops.

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C Ashworth

From UK
Who stayed in June 2014

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A good base to see the area
Excellent breakfast with all the necessary options for dietry needs. The same cannot be said of the restaurant menu which is good if you can eat rich or fancy food. However there is a Marstons pub opposite Tesco, just a few minutes walk, where the menu is very flexible so no inconvenience suffered. The rooms are a good size and the beds comfy, everything you need for a good stay.

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Ronald B

From Hornsea, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

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lovely hotel and excellent food!

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andy h

From Benllech, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

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No indication of how to get to car park which is difficult to find due to one-way system in town centre - postcode given was incorrect!
Staff very friendly & helpful throughout stay.
Hotel fixtures & fittings rather tired, new carpets needed in hallways & on stairs & new springs in bar sofas!!
Food good & plentiful.
Bath but no shower fitting in bathroom despite shower pole in place!!

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M Thomas

From UK
Who stayed in June 2014

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Friendly ,
Helpful ,
Like the atmosphere,

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Tova L

From UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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ok
hotel was satisfactory for a quick overnight stay they were very helpful considering late rooms hadn't placed our booking

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A Osman

From Tredegar, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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Nice stay
The room was quite nice but really very hot, although a fan was .supplied. Nice bar to relax at the end of the night. Someone did put a drink on our room number but when we came to pay there was no argument and we weren't charged for it. The décor could do with a freshen up, but the room itself was nice and clean. The toaster could do with fixing and not all the food was available as they kept running out of things. Overall it was a nice stay but not fantastic.

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p williams

From Llanelli, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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A Gem!
Lovely old coaching inn with bags of character. First class comfortable room with a quality bed. Friendly welcoming staff and great value for money.
Top class breakfast with plenty of choice. Guy in the breakfast room was so engaging and made the whole experience such an enjoyable pleasure..
What a great find for someone like me who stayed here due to traffic chaos! I will come out of my way to stay here again as it was so good.

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Greg O

From Gloucester, England
Who stayed in May 2014

Travelling alone

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