The Royal Lodge at Symonds Yat East has an idyllic setting in the heart of the Wye Valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty where the River Wye cuts a swathe through a wooded gorge on the edge of the spectacular Royal Forest of Dean. Nestled just below Symonds Yat Rock and stands exclusively in grounds of almost 5 acres overlooking the river. It has terraced gardens of magnolia trees and a well established wisteria. The Royal was originally built in 1876 as a Royal hunting lodge and was converted to a hotel in the 1920's.The Royal Lodge is place to spend a relaxing break in a beautiful setting. It is in close proximity to numerous outdoor activities such as canoeing; abseiling; caving; kayaking; golf; cycling; walking and horse-riding. The hotel is also well situated to explore the Wye Valley; Brecon Beacons; Black Mountains and the South Wales coast.Boasting 20 ensuite bedrooms which are arranged to take advantage of our unique position on the edge of the River Wye and make the most of the views so that every room faces the tranquil river. We have a comfortable family lounge where you can enjoy our real fire in winter and where you can read or play board-games.Please Note: We are a No-Smoking property. Pets by arrangement. Children welcome. Check-In time: 1400 and Check-Out time: 1000.