Royal Court Hotel

, Coventry, United Kingdom
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Royal Court Hotel

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Rooms: 211

Tamworth Road - Coventry - England - CV7 8JG - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 02476334171
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dirty expensive and appalling

from Snagger35
I have never stayed in such a dirty out dated hotel and at £105 per night it is basically a rip off.

The mattress was covered in dark stain - made me itchy and I felt filthy.

Surely health and safety should have something to say about the state of the room.

The lamp was totally broken and left at the bedside. I asked for another room and guess what... we're full was the response. Never Never again will I waste company money or my own by staying in this hotel or Britannia Hotel chains.

Poor quality - try harder!

from PIPSY32
I stayed here on business with 3 other colleagues. The website pictures did not reflect the actual hotel. We had a variety of problems - all related to bad management and poor upkeep. These included, faulty TV, poor bathroom maintenance (grout, taps, curtain etc.) extremely poor house keeping, including cursory cleaning and stains(!) on "fresh" bath towels. All the room surfaces were sticky. The food was poor - I've had better at service stations. The tablecloths were dirty, the staff seemed willing but unhappy. The Bar was in poor condition with inattentive staff who spent more time joking with each other in the back than serving. The reception staff were eating whilst checking you in, and 2 staff had to try and manage tens of people when trying to check out - no online check out facility available. The hotel was tired, a phone mast dominates the view. Piles of dirty washing outside for days, was the only relief of my view of the opposing brick wall of the hotel - room with a view.... Hah!

more than we bargained for!!

from budgieReigate
I stayed here for a conference 3&4 may '07, The conference facilities were quite good and the food was very good.

But the rooms! our Party had 25 rooms some of which were "executive" (I don't think so!!) all of which were mucky, smelly had hard beds and in two of them (both executive) the occupants found the most unpleasant type of occupier already there! (small hopping creatures) one of which was handed very discreetly to a "manager" who was very unhelpful and almost accused the bearer of bringing it with them! , after much toing and frowing a very small adjustment to the bill was made , and we were told that the pest control had been called . So buyer beware , this Hotel is very good value for a DAY conference as the staff were very helpfull and the food very good .

Good value package deal

from milla03
My wife and I stayed here over the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2005 for a weekend away, having spent the Saturday shopping in Coventry city centre.

The pictures of the hotel on Britannia's website are somewhat misleading. The reception and restaurant are located in a very grand looking building, but the rooms are in a modern(ish) built block and are standard hotel fair, nothing special at all.

The deal we booked was for two nights dinner, bed and breakfast. The choice of evening meal in the restaurant (which included 1 or 2 drinks inclusive) was a cavery with a wide choice of vegetables and a selection of desserts.

Breakfast was a frantic affair, which was undercatered and meant long queues whilst fresh food was brought out.

The size of hotel being what it was, it had lots of capacity for conferences or events - a wedding reception was taking place during our stay and the main part of the building was quite noisy during this time.

The room that we stayed in was fine for the hotel; double bed, tea and coffee facilities, lots of storage and a large bathroom. The decor was a bit tired, but it didn't really matter.

My only criticism of this hotel is the description of the expansive grounds - they either weren't truthful about the size of the grounds, or we couldn't find them!

Over priced poor quality

from sumoCornwall
We were booked in for Christmas Day and Boxing Day lunch.
On arrival we were shown to this conference room that had been an after thought for the over spill guests. We were given 1/2 melon - just cut inn half- it was not even scored for ease of eating and with the blunt cutlery made it impossible to eat. The main course was a serve your self buffet - not what I expected for Christmas Day, the selection of veg was carrotts and sprouts, both of which were so hard you could't eat them. The pudding was again serve yourself cold deserts from the local bookers cash & carry. NO XMAS PUDDING.

ThE table was laid from the begining with everything you would need throughout the meal including your coffee cups sugar & milk - so the table was cramped and unappealing. The staff could not get rid of you quick enough as the were all off at 3pm and took great delight in telling you so.

It was like being in a cattle market and for this pleasure we were charged £52.50 each.

Despite writing to the Hotel and to the Head office of Britannia Hotels no-one has responded or addressed my complaints.

I would not reccomend this Hotel in any way shape or form for anyone to stay at or eat at.

don not stay here

from TEQUILA-fan
I stayed here for one night,which believe me was enough,I was there for a conference.
When we arrived the hotel looked quite nice from the outside.Pleasant reception & conference suite.Good buffett lunch.
We were allowed to go to our rooms around 5pm,where we were supposed to find our suitcases.Over 100 of us were there for this conference,the hotel lost about 20 cases.Placed in random rooms or with other guests.It was a nightmare trying to find them,as most of the staff are foreign & dont speak a word of english,they just look at you blankly when you ask them something.
The rooms were dreadful.I have stayed overnight in Key Largo Florida for $18.00 & had a room 10 times better than this one.But it wasnt just our room,comparing notes with my colleagues,we were all in the same boat.
Hard lumpy beds.Dark dismul lighting.Dressing table draws falling apart.Tiny TV.And the bathroom,well the tiles were cracked on the floor & walls.The toilet had dried pee all around the back of it.The showers grouting was awful.The shower curtain rail was directly over the bath,so when you showered the curtain wrapped around you.
Good points: clean bath towels,but you only get one.
A decent buffett breakfast,but eat up quick as your plate gets taken away if you pause to chat.
And thats about it.
You have been warned,do not stay here.

Great Conference, lousy hotel

from slowbear
Great conference facilities, lovely buffet lunch, separate rooms for smaller meetings and nice lawned gardens. But the rooms...! The lumpiest single bed I have ever slept in, very worn carpets, a shower that leaked water all over the floor (aubergine bathroom suite!) and banging doors all night.
I also thought that I was stuck in a lift, but prised open the doors to see that I was still travelling upwards at a centimetre a second!
The last time I stayed I had a massage, but the girl had little idea of what she doing. I didn't bother this time.

Find somewhere else if you want to sleep

from spc1
Have to agree with many of the negative comments already written.

The main hotel public area seems nice enough. Not very impressed with the food, but others in my party were happy so it's not all bad. Reception were OK.

The bedroom is where it falls apart. My bed was absultely worn out - the base was very creaky - every time I rolled over I woke myself up (which wasn't often because the mattress was worn out making sleep virtually impossible). The mattress also sagged into the middle of the bed - haven't seen that in a hotel for a long time. The extractor fan in the bathroom had a squealing bearing, meaning that I had to wash and shave in subdued lighting to avoid waking up the whole hotel. The trouser press was worn out. The carpet was badly stained. Not my choice of wallpaper, but in reasonable repair. I could hear word-for-word conversations from the bedroom next door because the sound insulation was non-existent. I found the bedclothes heavy and old fashioned.

Why had the chambermaids not picked up on any of these problems already? I got the impression from reception that these problems were already known about. If so why on earth had they not fixed them???

Until they refurbish the rooms I would recommend you don't go here, you'll only encourage them.

Oh Dear Oh Dear

from A TripAdvisor Member
I am afraid that in my recent experience this hotel represents almost everything that is wrong with hotels in the UK.

The hotel is in need of a total refurbishment. The staff do try their best, but whoever owns the hotel is profiteering from its proximity to the NEC. We paid £125.00 each for a dirty smelly room with drab furnishings and an uncomfortable bed. Don't walk barefoot on the carpets.

To put the price in context, I will be paying a similar amount next week to stay at the Kowloon Shangri La - its a joke. If there are worse value for money hotels in Coventry it's a disgrace to our hotel industry.

t stay here for the rooms!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Totally underwhelmed. The room quality was awful. When I arrived in the room, I noticed the bedroom window was way above my head. In other words, I couldn't look out the window without stepping on a chair. Turns out the First Floor rooms on the side of the building where I am look out over a flat roof (convention part?), and the windows are situated at 7' above the floor. Besides this strange architectural oddity, the room smelled of a rather sweet air freshner. I noticed this smell throughout my stay, in all areas of the hotel. The mattress was rock hard and there was only one very small pillow. No air conditioning in the room. Bathrooms are vintage 1970s. You have to step into the slippery tub to take a shower. I am amazed they can get away with charging 100 Pounds per night. Oh, I forgot to mention that the curtains are so thin and poorly hung that they don't prevent the morning light from coming in. I went to bed late having travelled all day. I was awakened at 5:30 AM by the light shining through the curtains! A major makeover needed for this place.

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  • Address: Tamworth Road - Coventry - England - CV7 8JG - United Kingdom
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