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Kent
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights recently, and were wowed by the location. Absolutely stunning, perfect if you like to go for walks and bike rides, as there is a trail that goes straight from the hotel car park, you can walk for miles. The hotel itself is very welcoming, room had everything we needed. We stayed...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a weekend away with friends, and was a wedding presents, so lovely weekend,room was lovely and very clean, wirh beautiful views, room was lovely and warm, the only let down with room was the water pressure, not good on hot or cold, food was outstanding, and plenty of it, plenty of choice, staff very attentive, nothing was to much,...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a !ovely drive down via beautiful countryside, we arrived at the lodge, The staff were very friendly, a d after checking in we were shown to our room, which we found to be very comfortable with great views of the river Wye, we found the bar to be excellent, breakfast fantastic, and dinner was great too, all in all...

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank this TripAdvisor reviewer for sharing their excellent feedback We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon Regards, Amy

Halesowen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived we were treated first class. The staff are exceptional, very friendly and helpful - nothing is too much trouble for them. We stayed in room 12, which overlooked the River Wye, although it was winter, it still looked beautiful and peaceful. The rooms are a tiny bit dated but otherwise very clean and tidy. Tea/coffee...

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank this TripAdvisor reviewer for their excellent review. We do have a strong front of house team who strive to make sure our guests are fully looked after for the duration of their stay. We are in a great location for walking and exploring the area around us. Thank you again for your feedback and advice...

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent two nights in the Oak Suite which was well worth the extra money spent. The extra large bed was one of the most comfortable we have ever slept in and the pillows were just as comfortable which often isn't the case in hotels. The bathroom was huge with both a bath and separate shower. The views from...

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank this TripAdvisor reviewer for their feedback The Oak Suite is proving to be a popular guest room with it's facilities and river views. I am pleased that you felt well looked after by our team and enjoyed your breakfast and evening meals with us. Our location is perfect for escaping from a busy working week...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a little piece of heaven stay here. A lovely tranquil haven. Fantastic home cooked breakfast. No frills. Switch off. Enjoy 😊 Riverside walks, wildlife on tap and natural beauty in abundance

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank this TripAdvisor reviewer for their excellent feedback You have summed us up extremely well I hope that you return to enjoy anther relaxing stay with us soon Regards, Amy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really lovely hotel. View from our room looked down the River Wye and was so peaceful. Room was warm and cosy, nicely decorated and had all we needed. A big asset to this hotel is the staff. Every one was so friendly and helpful, nothing too much trouble and they were all so cheerful as though they enjoyed their job....

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank this TripAdvisor reviewer for their feedback We do have an excellent front of house team who aim to look after every guest to a high standard. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your evening meals with us too and that overall you've had a relaxing break I hope that you will return to us...

Mountnessing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Latest of many stays here and as always a great place to stay. Great food, friendly helpful staff who worked with me to arrange this surprise 6 day visit for my wife's birthday , with family joining us for 2 days. Booked the Oak Room for this occasion which is fitted out to a superb standard, with loads of space...

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank this TripAdvisor reviewer and much valued long term guest for their excellent review. We do enjoy a family gathering and special occasion especially in our newly built Kingfisher Suite. We look forward to welcoming you back through the front door soon Best Regards, Amy & The Royal Lodge Team

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Birthday visit on 6th, The food was amazing! Worth a trip just for the food and Sue who was the receptionist and bar waitress on the day we visited was very friendly and helpful, the downsides were they didn't tell us it was £5 a day for parking charges when I phoned up and booked, the room we were in...

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank this TripAdvisor reviewer for their feedback The car park located by the hotel is privately owned by a separate company to that of the hotel. However we do have permission to charge hotel guests a discounted rate to that if buying a ticket directly at the machine. This information is provided to guests on confirmations...

Paignton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our weekend visit to symonds yat we was recommended to visit the royal lodge for a afternoon coffee and we decided to book a table for an evening meal! And I have to say what a great choice that was! The service was great from the moment we walked in very warm welcome from all the staff. Always smiling...

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RLSY, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank this TripAdvisor reviewer for their excellent feedback We do have an excellent service team who strive to deliver the best they can everytime. We look forward to welcoming you to us again soon and thanks for the advice on our technical issue. Regards, Amy

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Lodge at Symonds Yat East has an idyllic setting in the heart of the Wye Valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty where the River Wye cuts a swathe through a wooded gorge on the edge of the spectacular Royal Forest of Dean.The Lodge is nestled just below Symonds Yat Rock and stands exclusively in grounds of almost 5 acres overlooking the river. It has terraced gardens of magnolia trees and a well established wisteria. The Royal was originally built in 1876 as a Royal hunting lodge and was converted to a hotel in the 1920's. It has had a full and extensive refurbishment in 2008 and is managed by Graham Howells who has overseen the transformation and ensures that the level of service reflects the new development and idyllic location. The Royal Lodge is a great place to unwind with long relaxing walks in outstanding scenery. The hotel is also well situated to explore the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and the South Wales coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Lodge

Address: Symonds Yat East, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Ross-on-Wye > Symonds Yat
Price Range: $101 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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