Get an overview of this hotelWoolacombe hotel in North Devon Coast with restaurant and indoor pool


Located in North Devon Coast, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Woolacombe Beach and Barricane Beach. Putsborough Sands and Croyde Bay are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

A restaurant, an indoor pool, and coffee/tea in a common area are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff.

Room Amenities

Rooms offer coffee makers and phones.

The Royal Hotel Woolacombe

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Woolacombe hotel also offers an indoor pool, a terrace, and an arcade/game room. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

The Royal Hotel Woolacombe has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Total number of rooms - 100 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Arcade/game room  


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

English breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 8 AM and 9:30 AM.

Lundy Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool.

Children under 15 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15 per stay.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.

24-hour check-in


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 6 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Woolacombe
  • Royal Hotel Woolacombe
  • Royal Woolacombe
  • Royal Woolacombe Hotel
  • Woolacombe Royal Hotel

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2.7 out of 5
33% of guests recommend
3.1 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
2.7 Room comfort
2.2 Hotel condition
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Great location

3 out of 5
by from Cornwall
Posted Jan 28, 2017
This hotel is about the only place open in January in Woolacombe. The location just 200m up the hill from the town. The staff are excellent and very attentive and helpful. The room and hotel are very clean. However it is so badly run down. It's not even had a lick of paint for 20 years and the carpet and decor is from the late 70's. It was 3degrees outside and about 4 degrees in the room. The wind blows straight through the paper thin walls. The internal wall are no better. With only about 4 rooms occupied in the hotel, we had to have a room next to a couple of brummies who chatted all night.
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Do not book!

1 out of 5
by from cornwall
Posted Oct 29, 2016
Pros: The sea view from the front of the hotel.
Cons: Everything.
Location: Woolacombe beach is lovely. Great walks.
It was awful. Rundown. Dirty. Smelly. Asked for a refund and was told the manager (nick) was on leave for 2 weeks.
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5 out of 5
Posted Oct 26, 2016
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Hotels was like a nursing homes but dirty

1 out of 5
by from london
Posted Sep 10, 2016
A nursing home nothing like a hotel in need of a face lift
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Tired old building

2 out of 5
Posted Aug 29, 2016
Pros: The only good thing was the excellent breakfast food was very good and plentiful.
Cons: Knock it down and rebuild It.
As a person that travels the USA for a living I have occasion to stay in many hotels. Without a doubt in the last 10 years I have never come across a property that is as bad as this one. The general appearance of the building is very shabby. It appears that the management uses the maxim "if it ain't broke don't fix it" However their idea of what's broke and mine seem to differ substantially. All the paintwork is in an awful state. I don't think the place has seem a pot of paint in many a long year. The carpets are threadbare especially bad on the stairs to the back exit where there is no sign of wool just the threads. Our room was not really secure as there were holes in the wall around the lock. One good push and the whole door frame would collapse. There is a snooker table with holes in the cloth that they expected you to pay to use and it was in a room that smelt like a funeral home. The elevator was inoperative for what the sign said was " an extended period " When we arrived we were given a room on the 3rd floor which entailed going up 2 flights of stairs traversing the building then going down steps to the 3rd floor. This was an excursion my disabled wife could not take on multiple occasions. We were moved to the 2nd floor but even this was a task for her with no elevator. The disabled parking area was used by almost anyone including large commercial vans, which frequently blocked spaces but even though we reported this, the property did nothing.
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great location but bad service by lady receptionit

2 out of 5
by from Birmingham UK
Posted Aug 16, 2016
Pros: view and location
Cons: everything
Location: beach and restaurants
great location as its close to the beach. Hotel is MAJORLY let down by the lack of any update or refurbishment, probably since 1970! the hotel is in serious need of TLC. i've been to better and cleaner hotels in third world countries! The maturer lady at the hotel reception needs to cheer up, life isnt that bad, but it probably is for her! she needs to smile just a little. I would recommend the owners to do a total refurb and then simply knock up the price per room as its in a great location and with an amazing view
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Never again

2 out of 5
by from k
Posted Jul 31, 2016
Hotel had that old smell about it, lots of damp patches everywhere, read the reviews on trip advisor & checkout the photos on there. Positive note the staff were very helpful & polite.
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The 70's House on the Hill

3 out of 5
Posted Jul 25, 2016
Pros: Pool and Breakfast
Cons: Everything else
Location: If you know Woolacombe - you don't need me to tell you
Certainly seen better days - needs complete makeover except restaurant and pool. Restaurant staff excellent - reception so-so. They don't even understand their own Wi-Fi system properly. Smells a little like a run down nursing home - musty.
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Tired hotel needing renovation

3 out of 5
by from london
Posted Jun 30, 2016
Pros: Clean and good pool
Cons: Close it to renovate
Location: Good location ,hard walk uphill to return,stunning beach. Splendid walking country.
Clean hotel. Smelly in places. Disabled facilities broken I.e. No lift,chair lift broken,loads of steep stairs. Stunning views. Superb indoor pool
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Lovely location but very dirty sorry

2 out of 5
by from
Posted Jun 5, 2016
Pros: Location fab
Cons: only hire out rooms which are to a certain standard - tired is acceptable but they must be reasonably clean.
Woolacombe is the best place in the world in my opinion but sorry but there was pooh marks on our walls! The room smelt damp. I know they are in the process of doing up this hotel which is fine but it should remain clean! The bathroom door was falling off its runners which could trap fingers! We ran a bath and the shower ran too! Cups were chipped. I am really sorry to have to report this but bearing in mind the wonderful location the hotel was very much a disappointment. All these factors were written in the comments sheet which I handed into the reception who sadly never even apologised.
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