The Royal and Fortescue Hotel


61 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1HG

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About the hotel

Barnstaple is reputedly England's oldest borough and the hotel is situated in the town centre, the Hotel offers all modern facilities while retaining its original charm and character. All bedrooms have bathroom en-suite and the lift provides easy access to all floors. The relaxing lounges are waiter served throughout the day and are well renowned for their wonderful selection of afternoon teas, patisserie and specialist coffees.

'Lord Fortescue's', the Hotel Restaurant, enjoys a particularly fine reputation with extensive A La Carte and Table d'Hote menus to choose from. Alternatively you could always eat at 62 The Bank Bar & Bistro. With an amazing Tudor ceiling, oak pannelled walls and a menu that's got it all, it's no wonder The Bank's always buzzing. The highest standards of accommodation is a combination of both comfort and style. There is a lift to all floors. All bedrooms are beautifully furnished with private bathroom, colour satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Naturally should you choose to dine in your room we offer a limited 24 hour room service. In addition we also have a number of ground floor rooms. The North Devon coastline boasts some wonderful scenery and most of our beaches have Blue Flags so you can be sure safety and cleanliness are top priorities. Exmoor National park is a very special place. It combines stunning wild moorland with an awe inspiring coastline and is populated with red deer, rare wild ponies, and soaring birds of prey. From centuries old local markets to the latest in modern retail, North Devon and Exmoor provide great chances to buy locally produced goods. Leisure facilities are available at the barnstaple Hotel (The Royal and Fortescue's sister hotel, also in Barnstaple) free of charge, these consist of Sauna, Fitness Centre, Solarium, Billiards, Jacuzzi, Biking, Indoor Swimming Pool, Outdoor Swimming Pool.

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Showing Sunday 24 May 2015 to Monday 25 May 2015

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In room facilities
Air conditioning in rooms, Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Telephone In Each Room
Hotel services
24 Hour Reception, 24 Hour Room Service, Wake Up Call Available
Family friendly
Cots available
Car parking available onsite
Wi-Fi Available, Meeting Facilities, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
Restaurant, Lounge Menu, Bar
In room entertainment
TV, Satellite TV, [Channels] News, Radio
Porter, Ground floor bedrooms, Lift to all floors

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From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Important information
The rates for The Royal and Fortescue Hotel in Barnstaple are the total price of the room and not the 'per person' rate. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

Customer Reviews

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Very Good

All reviews (36)

83% would recommend it to a friend


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  • William B

  • March 2015

Poor show

I wish to provide some feedback on my stay on Friday the 6th of March.

This was my third stay at the R&F, and the previous two had been very pleasant. On Friday however I was given room 206. While adequate in size, the noise from the lift disturbed myself and my partner late into the night and again at 05-30 in the morning and thereafter from about 08-00. We were also disturbed by people using the lift, who seemed to have no concern for anyone else in the area. It seemed that they had to talk at the tops of their voices while either awaiting or exiting the lift. Whoever designed a room where the bed head is placed against the wall of a lift shaft, does not merit the title of designer. To add to this, the television in the room failed at 22-00 and nothing I could do would make it come back on. I did not report it until the morning as we were already in bed. All in all, this was a disappointing stay, with the additional annoyance in the morning when the receptionist could not tell us the price of breakfast or offer a menu. We ate elsewhere. W J Bowdren

  • S Holmes

  • March 2015

Excellent stay!

The hotel was wonderful.

All of the staff were so friendly and gave excellent service. The food served for dinner in the Fortescue was superb and the breakfast was perfect. I shall certainly return here. Thank you so much.

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