A prominent grand hotel in the centre of Tain. One wonders if it’s ever full but that’s up to the tourist board! Terrific choice of whisky and excellent bar service. Breakfast was fortifying although there was no evening meal which was very disappointing. However, we found a place on the fringes of town with a top notch roast. Rooms are simple but in good shape and mine had a bath (high on my priorities). The place could do with a lick of paint. Nice chap on front of house...Long may he prosper!
I would highly recommend staying at the Royal Hotel. Facilities, bar and service are top-notch. Ayaz, the gentlemen in charge, will make sure your stay is perfect! Location wise it is accessible to the main areas for costal travel!
Agree with other reviews. Its all a bit dated and in need of a thorough gutting and refurbishment. Room was tired with scuff marks and tatty furniture. Sheets were clean and carpet looked OK hence 2 stars. No covid regulations going on and all seemed a bit lax in that regard. Wouldnt stay again and definitely not at the price theyre charging for a poor 3 star hotel.
I can't understand the negative reviews. Welcomed to the hotel by friendly staff and allocated a really comfy well equipped room on the second floor. Bed was great. Sent on my way the following morning after a super well cooked breakfast.
When we arrived the lady behind the desk was lounged on a chair with her feet up on another chair. She couldn't find our reservation so 'phoned somebody. A man came from upstairs and ignored me to ask my husband whether he had booked a twin or double room. I had booked this holiday in its entirety so replied that it was a double room. He looked at the system and ignored me again to say to my husband it was actually a twin. I showed him the communications I had had on the app where he had said he would accommodate us in a double room for the same price of a twin room. He gave us our key and gave us directions. There was no mention of any COVID arrangements nor were there any signs at all of PPE, santizer or social distancing measures. The room was dated and over full of furniture but OK. What alarmed me though was the use of two extension cables running around the room to run the TV, kettle and bedside lamps. Surely not that safe. The coasters on the bedside tables were "Best Dad" coasters and seemed most odd. We asked if we could make a reservation for dinner but were told that they weren't serving dinner but could get the local kebab place to deliver if we wanted. Breakfast the next morning was served by a man with no mask etc but the food was ok. That same man though was also manning the front desk! When we went to check out he tried to charge us to which I replied I thought I had already paid. He said if it was through booking.com it wouldn't have been paid for. I checked the app and it quite clearly stated "Paid in Full" We wouldn't return here.... it needs some serious attention on all counts before it is worth the money they are charging.…