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The Royal & Fortescue

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Barnstaple with 2 bars/lounges and restaurant

8.4/10 Very good

333 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is NZ$190
Price available on 04/10/2022
Boutport Street, Barnstaple, England, EX31 1HG
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator

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About this area

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 58 min drive
  • Barnstaple Station - 9 min walk
  • Chapelton Station - 15 min drive
  • Umberleigh Station - 21 min drive

About this property

The Royal & Fortescue

3-star hotel near the boardwalk
Consider a stay at The Royal & Fortescue and take advantage of a coffee shop/cafe, dry cleaning/laundry services, and 2 bars. Be sure to enjoy a meal at RF Bar and Lounge, the onsite restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), coffee/tea in the lobby, and access to a nearby indoor pool
  • Meeting rooms, luggage storage, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the dining options, helpful staff, and proximity to shopping
Room features
All guestrooms at The Royal & Fortescue feature perks such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping, and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 49 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Access to nearby indoor pool

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


RF Bar and Lounge - This bar serves lunch and dinner.
62 The Bank - This brasserie serves lunch and dinner. Open select days.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 12.50 for adults and GBP 10.00 for children (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between December 01 and January 31.

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for GBP 10.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Fortescue Hotel
Royal & Fortescue Hotel
Royal & Fortescue Hotel Barnstaple
Royal Fortescue
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Royal Fortescue Hotel
Royal And Fortescue Barnstaple
Royal And Fortescue Hotel Barnstaple, Devon
Royal Fortescue Hotel Barnstaple
The Royal & Fortescue Hotel
The Royal & Fortescue Barnstaple
The Royal & Fortescue Hotel Barnstaple

Frequently asked questions

Is The Royal & Fortescue currently open?
The property is closed between December 01 and January 31.
Does The Royal & Fortescue offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Royal & Fortescue does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Royal & Fortescue?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Royal & Fortescue?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Royal & Fortescue?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Royal & Fortescue?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Royal & Fortescue and nearby?
The Royal & Fortescue has 2 bars and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near The Royal & Fortescue?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, RF Bar and Lounge. Nearby restaurants include Lemon Next To The Pie (3-min walk), Silver Tree Thai Restaurant (4-min walk), and Fullam Restaurant (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Royal & Fortescue like?
The Royal & Fortescue is a short 9-minute walk from Barnstaple Station and 3 minutes' walk from Pannier Market.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Disappointing room this time
Disappointed. I’ve stayed many times but this was the worst room. Room 307. Noisy as wrapped around the lift, drunks outside, sloped floor so felt odd. Bedding too big for the bed so constantly moving. Staff are lovely and have enjoyed the hotel up until now.
Wendy, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very comfortable stay
Lovely hotel right in the centre of Barnstaple. If you need public transport, the bus station is a couple of minutes away. Our room was very clean and comfortable
Mark, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Won’t stay again
Dirty old bathroom with very dirty door on inside Very uncomfy bed like a boat Small pokey stuffy Noisy street noise Ugly view Plus you won’t care anyway
Jon, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
The room was very hot and the Aircon unit didn't help. It's service had not been carried out, according to the sticker on the side, since 2020. Other than that, we had a fantastic stay, with a free room upgrade. The meals were really good. Service was excellent and the staff were very friendly and efficient.
Lesley, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Friendly helpful staff but hotel rooms need improving. Our room was exceptionally warm and the air conditioning unit was old and noisy. Bottled water should also be made available in the rooms however was not and we had to buy it at the local market.
Loris, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Night out
Ideal location clean and comfortable nice food
Geoff, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Susan, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice stay, just not sure it was worth the money.
Excellent service at reception. As soon as we checked in the receptionist offered to make a dinner reservation for us because town was going to be very busy and she didn't want us to be disappointed I though that was lovely. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable and I slept like a log. Breakfast was average and felt rushed. And it was too early. 9:30 latest sitting and an 11:00 check out. I might not have booked had I had known that but the hotel location was absolutely perfect for what I wanted.
Nicole, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very clean and large room,
JM, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Not enough sleep
A room which wrapped around a lift shaft and therefore noisy. Only ventilation was a window which opened onto the street and was also noisy from people. Overall really disappointed
Mike, 2-night business trip
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