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The Royal an Lochan

Shore Road, Tighnabruaich PA21 2BE Scotland
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#1 of 2 hotels in Tighnabruaich
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As you arrive the magical waterside setting will take your breath away. If you enjoy supremely fresh seafood, comfortable rooms with stunning views, great individual hospitality and an area with fabulous seascapes with an island feel your stay at The Royal an Lochan will leave nothing to be desired. We are however only 90 mins from Glasgow and on a scenic peninsula.
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Hazel O wrote a review Oct 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
We wanted a taste of the west coast before/in case we get locked down again and decided on Tighnabruaich. We booked at the Royal an Lochan for two nights and had a warm welcome from Greg on our arrival. Our room overlooked the Kyles of Bute with stunning views from all the windows. The bathroom was enormous and so comfortable; great shower and amazing big bath. Throughout our stay, we were made to feel very welcome and at home. The breakfasts were beautifully cooked and on our second night for dinner we had a superb meal of freshly caught scallops. The chef knew his stuff and Emma with her lovely smile was a charming waitress! We felt very safe as all precautions against Covid had been put in place. I really can’t recommend the hotel highly enough. We left feeling utterly relaxed and promising ourselves we will return soon. Hazel and Henry O’Hara, Edinburgh
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: A room with a sea view.
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AngusAsh wrote a review Oct 2020
Angus460 contributions261 helpful votes
The hotel is in an amazing location on the Kyles of Bute. Views are stunning particularly during sunset. Free parking is across the road from the hotel and there is a bus stop directly outside of the hotel. The Tighnabruaich Pier is a 15-20 minute walk along the shoreline. A sea view room is a must. Check in was swift. The rooms are bright, modern and spacious. The rooms and ensuite bathrooms are very clean. Everything felt safe during COVID-19. I had an issue with the shower but this was dealt with very quickly and efficiently by the hotel staff. Breakfast was great with a good choice which had to be pre-ordered the night before. The breakfast room overlooks the sea with amazing views. Hotel is on the expensive side but taking everything in to account I would recommend and definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Adrian W wrote a review Oct 2020
Harrogate, United Kingdom189 contributions56 helpful votes
We love the Royal Hotel. Stayed many times on trips to Scotland. Lovely location. The superior rooms with seaview are lovely. Big spacious bathrooms. Lovely views over the Kyles of Bute. The restaurant is excellent - we enjoyed the tapas style menu very much. The public areas are very comfortable and relaxing. The Covid rules were sensible and not overbearing. They do seem to have stopped doing real ale in the bar which is slightly disappointing. Breakfast was also excellent. All round, a very pleasant short stay. Must stay here for a few days sometime.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
anthsue wrote a review Sep 2020
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
Just come back from a 5 night stay here. Lovely hotel in a spectacular location. We stayed dinner, bed and breakfast. Breakfast cooked to order and delicious, dinner had good choices and again delicious. Staff are the friendliest I have ever come across. Exceptionally friendly. They certainly made our break so much more rewarding. Can’t wait to go back as soon as we can. Thank you so much 😊
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from The Royal, Owner at The Royal an Lochan
Responded 5 Oct 2020
HI Ant & Sue Thank you both so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it is very much appreciated. In this world you get back what you give out, and you were certainly beautiful guests, so it was our pleasure have you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you next time, stay well and take care. Kind Regards Greg, Gill & Team xx
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AARobertson1Fife wrote a review Sep 2020
Fife18 contributions29 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Excellent location, very nice public rooms, bedrooms were comfortable and spacious, especially the sea view ones, food was delicious, and staff were friendly, attentive and efficient. Overall an excellent hotel and highly recommended. Keep up the good work Greg and Gill.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$97 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal an Lochan
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal an Lochan?
Nearby attractions include Ostel Bay Beach (5.6 km), Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park (5.5 km), and The Marina (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal an Lochan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Royal an Lochan?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a fireplace, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal an Lochan?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal an Lochan?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal an Lochan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Botanica at The Barn, The Colintraive Hotel, and Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar.
Is The Royal an Lochan located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Tighnabruaich.
Are there any historical sites close to The Royal an Lochan?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Glecknabae Chambered Cairn (5.2 km).
Does The Royal an Lochan have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.