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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time I have visited since new owners took over- much improved decor, friendly staff & atmosphere and excellent food. The platter menu is a great idea, we chose a few items to share (we ordered far too much!) it came served beautifully and tasted great. (Duck pate/ red pepper hummus/ chips/ salad/ Wensleydale & cranberries/ roast ham with bread... More 

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Thank GayleGledhill
KimmyFitzRobinson, Owner at The Royal Hotel and Bar, responded to this review

Great review thank you Gayle, we look forward to welcoming you again. We are now serving pre-ordered Christmas party platters also. More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Daughter and I went here today as neither wanted much to eat and new management have taken over. Platters with extensive choice of items from about £2:50 - £6:50, bread, crackers, pitta breads, cheeses, pate, vegetables, sea food, and a fairly good selection of hot items - we didn't have anything hot other than chips. The mixed salad was in... More 

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Thank Liz L
KimmyFitzRobinson, Owner at The Royal Hotel and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to review your visit to our bar. We are please that you found your visit positive and will do all we can to improve the speed of our service. Please visit again soon. Take Care Kim and the Robinson Family More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic, enthusiastic staff who served Tapas style food. Great quality grub at a decent price! Not a bad glass of wine either! Fairly quiet but it was early evening. New decor is clean and modern. Very close to centre of town.

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Thank jayho2016
KimmyFitzRobinson, Owner at The Royal Hotel and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate all comments and the time taken to do this. We hope to welcome you here again in the near future. Take Care The Robinson Family More 

Shildon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The photos of the bedrooms and food are not up to date. The rooms have been refurbished very tastefully and the bar no longer serves tapas; instead, a variety of sharing platters which are very filling and beautifully presented. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The hotel was very clean and tidy but still welcoming and homely. I understand... More 

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1 Thank Alison F
KimmyFitzRobinson, Owner at The Royal Hotel and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for comments, we are so please you enjoyed our hotel and enjoyed your stay. Our family bought the hotel in August and after a massive refurbishment opened up in October. Unfortunately we have inherited many bad comments from the previous Tapas business but Tripadviser will not allow us to have them removed nor will they remove the old... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed two nights visiting my daughter at Uni. Just been fully renovated. Beautiful room. They do a continental breakfast now too not advertised and there is parking at £5 a night. Very central location. Quite a few stairs so not for the less mobile.

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1 Thank Debra C
KimmyFitzRobinson, Owner at The Royal Hotel and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review it is much appreciated. We are now providing continental breakfast daily or a breakfast box to go, which we will be advertising after reading your comments. Again Thank you Regards The Robinson Family More 

Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stayed here due to another hotel not honouring our booking.com booking. The hotel is under new management and has been totally redecorated. The bar area was still being refurbushed when we stayed but I believe it is due to be complete by end of September. Kim and colleagues checked us in and showed us to our room (number 6).... More 

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1 Thank Jayne J
KimmyFitzRobinson, Owner at The Royal Hotel and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Our refurbishment is now complete, the scaffolding down and we have now reopened. Next on our list will be the courtyard outside and the out building once the weather improves. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Take care Kim and The Robinson Family More 

torbay devon
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and i booked a stay there last weekend. Turned up to find the bar and restaurant were closed for refurbishment!not told of this, prior to booking. New owners seem nice enough, but the rooms was very tired and not very clean.like to see the hotel after refurbishment

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Thank bertybhoy
KimmyFitzRobinson, Owner at The Royal Hotel and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, and please except our apologies for the lack of information regarding our refurbishment. Our family bought the place in August and after initially honouring previous Latinos bookings, closed for a few weeks and reopened fully refurbished in October, no longer Latinos but The Royal Hotel and Bar. If you are ever visiting again and would... More 

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61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Dropped for a mid-journey meal. Ultra-efficient ordering system and tasty tapas appeared very quickly. Can't comment on accommodation.. .but I think until significant investment can be made to freshen things up, the food may be the best feature here. But that was well worth eating.

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Thank smsfirecracker
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Well to start with, there is NO carparking on site. The room was OK, but in desperate need of a proper clean. The TV was covered in dust, and whilst this may not be a real issue, it's endemic of the overall quality of cleaning. There was a woman's hair clip in clear view next to the bed, If any... More 

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Thank Steve B
Heysham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Called in here with family for a meal on Saturday, the seating was good , plenty of room for plates dishes drinks etc. Good selection of tapas all of which were cooked beautifully, nice and flavoursome.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very warm welcome to Lancaster's newly renovated 'Royal Hotel and Bar', a family run establishment in a great location at the heart of historic Lancaster, offering all the convenience of the city on your doorstep while enjoying the luxury of premium quality, cosy, comfortable rooms. Built before the turn of the previous century and stocked with only the finest selection of wines, spirits, beers and ales, as well as hosting regular music and events, this historical setting provides a touch of class with a modern take on a traditional bar. Travelling on business, visiting family, touring, or here for a night out, whatever your reason for visiting Lancaster The Royal Hotel & Bar is perfectly placed. Visit the castle and take in the sights, stroll along the canal enjoying the scenery, explore the many restaurants and bars or take in the vibrant night life .... whatever your choice at the Royal Hotel our guest only access allows you to come and go as you please. Book your stay now and meet the Robinson Family, let us know what you are all about and we will endeavour to help in any way we can. We always appreciate any feedback and will work hard to deliver the best service we can ... with a smile. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Hotel and Bar

Address: Thurnham Street, Lancaster LA1 1YD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Lancaster
Price Range: $116 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel and Bar 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“we didn't use the hotel, only bar area, may be noisy as on busy central road”
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“I imagine being in town centre it would be difficult to have quieter room.”
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“The rooms were VERY noisy at the front due to it being so central. Ask for a back room away from the noise.”
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