good value, good location, well run
07/02/2016 TMWe, Bristol, United Kingdom
Located a few minutes walk from the beach and pier in a quiet road with off street parking (£2 supplement) this established hotel offers good value for money. Check in and check out were simple and qu... more
Located a few minutes walk from the beach and pier in a quiet road with off street parking (£2 supplement) this established hotel offers good value for money. Check in and check out were simple and quick and the room was ready well ahead of check in time. Room 105 was small but clean and equipped with all the basics. Beware if you need total darkness to sleep and find yourself in this room because the external floodlighting creeps in despite heavy drapes at the windows. Eye shades might be the answer. The bathroom was clean and supplied with the usual toiletries and quality fluffy towels but the shower over the bath had a fixed head and a wrap-around shower curtain is never pleasant when it clings on! We made use of the indoor swimming pool (no jacuzzi or steam room) which was warm and clean, though you have to go outside to gain access.
Dinner was excellent, well presented and served efficiently by young well dressed staff, though the 'loop' instrumental music sound failed to create the desired mood for evening dining. Breakfast was outstanding with lots of choice including cold meats and cheeses to suit continental tastes. Special mention should be made of the manager, Gaetano de Rosa, who provided faultless attention to detail in the restaurant (while simultaneously training young staff) with a blend of pleasant conversation and efficiency of action, setting an example to all staff.
Well done Hotel Royale. We will stay again. less
Pat G, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Hotel Royale, responded to this review
thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review and you positive comments are much appreciated by all. I am delighted to read that you plan to come and stay with us again and I suggest you check out our special Winter rates as we have some fantastic deals currently.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Royale,