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My father has full blown dementia and thought of taking him away from his care home in Kent was unthinkable, however with one phone call to your amazing caring team of staff, a plan was arranged.  My father loved every single moment of theweekend and with the help of a memory book, can chats away about his trip.  I cry just thinking about the trip and the lasting memories it has given me and my husband.  Thank you all so much, and a extra thank you to the very jolly lady who spoke to us every night at dinner. You have a picture of  her in your newsletter. And another thank you to the star pianist. He was the coolest piano I have ever meet,  and I've meet many, as I worked in the theatre.
Once again, thank you and don't change a thing.

Love Shula Fitzgerald. X 



Do not go anywhere else for cream tea if you're in the south of the island. The scones - plain and fruit - were dreamy with generous servings of clotted cream and strawberry jam. A selection of teas too made for a perfect afternoon's indulgence. Plus the service was both attentive and appropriately laid back. Excellent value. If you want the full blown afternoon tea with even more cakes and sarnies, you'll have to book 24 hours ahead. If you've had an early light lunch, the scones and tea fill you up a treat.

Perfectly situated with great accommodation, service and food. The garden has always been a draw for us as sitting on the Veranda with either a lunch or just an evening aperitif before being called by Diane to go into the Appuldurcombe Room for a splendid 3 course dinner is just a perfect way to end a The Royal’s swimming pool seems to be a favourite of visiting children. Take a pool, add kids and the scene is set for a great time.

Rain or shine the water is heated, so just sit back and relax in the garden while drinking afternoon tea served by great waiters while the kids do their thing!
We have visited the Royal over several years for short breaks and have never been disappointed.

The food is exquisite and beautifully presented, the service second to none, the staff genuinely friendly, the atmosphere peaceful and reminiscent of a bygone era.
The Royal Hotel was the venue for a family wedding and we were booked in for the weekend. It is elegant, spacious and has a lovely calm air about it. The rooms are lovely, a good size and well-appointed.

Outside, the gardens are beautifully maintained and there's lots of little nooks and crannies to be 
explored. Just a short stroll away is the beach, with cafes and shops on the front.
Dinner at the Royal Hotel is always a treat. It’s clear why this historic hotel has been listed in every Michelin Guide since it was first published in 1911, with its attention to detail and professional service. Having taken our seats in the sumptuous dining room and had our linen napkins flapped over our knees, we awaited the show. Cat’s starter was a pimped up pea and ham soup. A luscious green velouté, created from blended local asparagus (instead of peas) and diced bacon, substituting for the ham, scattered on top. The dish was garnished with quail eggs and some more of that delicious asparagus, plus a sauce of wild garlic.
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Absolutely lovely place was really treated like royalty & the food was out of this world. 


The staff made every effort to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The reception staff ensured we were allocated 2 bedrooms close together. The restaurant staff ensured we were served promptly and very politely with our delicious meals! 
Stayed April 2016, travelled with family

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