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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is in a great location on the harbour and it is clear some work is needed to compete in ilfracombe. Very tired. I have to say the whole place feels like it needs a good clean. Menus are sticky, carpet stained, hairs and dust everywhere. Also the refurbishment is odd - repainting walls without removing pictures. Bars felt...

Thank Avril D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we had a 2 night stay over Easter & the only positive from our stay was the view from our room, which looked over the harbour. check in time was from 3pm, we arrived at 5:30pm to be told that our room had not yet been cleaned & could wait in the bar. at this point I think we should...

Thank 50ang
Reviewed 1 week ago

The music in the bar is far too loud and is more in line with night club music, not at all in line with the decor. It makes conversation very difficult with the lovely people you meet in there. Pleased turn it down as you can't hear yourself think !!

1Thank Pamela M
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Fab location Car parking not too pricey Good shower Management nice and chatty. Fairly priced food and drink Cons: Room was dusty The room guide and our booking form said every room has a sea view, well ours was of a busy road. Décor was mismatched It just didn't feel cosy. Dodgy wifi

Thank Rebecca_Lobb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable Stay, Staff attentive.. good room.. good weather, nice walks, relaxed atmosphere. Good Honest B&B with excellent views from our room, food found to be excellent. Many thanks for an enjoyable stay!

Thank LAW3859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room - bed reinforced with chip board , shower flooded if you didn't remove the filter, soap and shower gel dispenser dated and grubby, loo paper holder broken off, carpet frayed, floor dirty, heating not working , not inspiring. Breakfast - we have never seen breakfast served so badly, tables with dirty dishes on, grubby glasses for juice in cartons,...

Thank annoz
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stopped at the Royal Britannia in a group. After reading some of the reviews on here I was somewhat apprehensive which did spoil the start of my holiday. This hotel is in a superb location, we stopped in budget rooms which were quite adequate, the bed linen was clean which is most important to me. The room had...

Thank suzieswift2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have just spend 2 nights in this hotel. Firstly as it stands it's not a hotel but a B&B. Booked in with no problems. The guy on the desk was very helpful and directed us to the nearest long stay car park which cost £8.80 over the 3 days we stayed there and was only a 10 mins walk...

Thank crlyjam
Basildon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights last week and had a similar experience regarding our Groupon voucher. Although it said 3 nights with breakfast and dinner we were told we could only have dinner on one night. Even though we showed them the voucher. Our dinner was okay and served hot, I had the sweet and sour chicken which was...

Thank 251anita
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A disappointing stay at the Royal Britannia Hotel, Ilfracombe. Car parking is a real issue with the hotel as there is no hotel parking and the hotel is situated in the busy way system. The only close public car park is £11.60 per day and is chargeable 7 days a week 8am-6pm. Cheaper parking is available but is around a...

Thank Steven008

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel sits on the Harbourside and we have a waterside seating area two restaurants Carvery on Sundays and two bars open from 8.30am until late. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Britannia

Address: The Harbour Broad Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9EE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: $90 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Britannia 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
The Royal Britannia Hotel Ilfracombe
The Royal Britannia Ilfracombe, UK - Devon
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ilfracombe
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“Don't stay in room 16”
Rebecca_Lobb, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“not room 7”
annoz, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go for Harbour views and pay the extra”
suzieswift2017, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Pay the extra to have a larger room overlooking the harbour.”
251anita, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“book a harbourview room”
janicew678, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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