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Royal Hotel

High Street, IV19 1AB Scotland
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#3 of 6 hotels in Tain
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Polish
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DLHtravels wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom46 contributions28 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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James F wrote a review Sep 2020
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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!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Matt A wrote a review Sep 2020
Selby, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Stephen L wrote a review Sep 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom403 contributions134 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Bettie42 wrote a review Sep 2020
Inverness, United Kingdom55 contributions44 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2020
US$121 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsRoss and CromartyTain
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tain Through Time (0.1 km), Tain Museum (0.08 km), and Patchwork Paradise Vintage Tea Room & Gift Shop (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Greens Restaurant, Platform 1864, and The Sunflower Cafe.
Is Royal Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Tain.
Does Royal Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Janet Horne Memorial Stone (7.4 km) and Fearn Abbey (7.5 km).