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Royal Marine Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Golf Rd, Brora KW9 6QS, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Brora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tring, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a couple of nights. The hotel occupies a lovely Robert Lorimer building, originally built as a private house and full of period charm. The dining room is attractive in a country house way, and we enjoyed our meal (starter and mains), although the dessert choices were so limited that we didn't find anything worth bothering with. Breakfast... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Marine Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to post your complimentary review following your recent stay at The Royal Marine Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed the hotels ambiance, the dining room and your meal. I am sorry you felt there was an insufficient choice of desserts. There is always a choice of six including a selection of... More

Grantown On spey Scotland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
31 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here many times before. Wonderful location for walking or golfing. The leisure centre is excellent and the food in the restaurant never disappoints. We had a large room overlooking the front of the Hotel which on this occasion was a bit noisy. The room was nice but was a little tired as was the bathroom which was very small.... More

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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Marine Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us in July. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay especially the hotels location, our leisure centre and the quality of food in the restaurant. It is interesting that you comment upon your bathroom as we are in the process of planning a... More

Moray, Scotland
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135 reviews 135 reviews
48 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

The Royal Marine is a beautiful period hotel near the centre of Brora. It's location is perfect: just off the A9 which runs through Brora and 5 minutes walk to beautiful beaches, the golf course, the station and the town centre. We stayed in a classic room which was reasonably spacious, had good quality decor and a large bathroom. There... More

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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Marine Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor following your stay here in July. I am pleased that you enjoyed your bedroom, the hotels location just off the A9 and our leisure facilities, however concerned that you felt the restaurant food and service was not value for money. I regret you felt this to... More

Dereham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed just for a night but in great luxury in the Lynx View Apartments, some little way from the hotel itself. These are fully fitted out as holiday cottages with a great view of the golf course, as the name suggests, but also the 'northern' beach and a stunning view of the North Eastern coast towards Helmsdale and beyond.... More

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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Marine Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Colin, Many thanks for your kind review following your recent stay in the Links View Apartments in July. I am delighted that you enjoyed your vist. Brora does indeed provide a superb base from which to explore this beautiful part of Scotland and the Apartments especially if you prefer self catering yet with the hotels excellent facilities including restaurants... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had booked this hotel for the weekend of our friends wedding as the reception was being held there. I have to say it has been exceptional! The hotel was decorated in a way that enhanced the original features but didn't modernise it in a way that detracted from the simplicity. Staff were welcoming and helpful and certainly added to... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Marine Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mel, Thank you very much for your kind words following your stay here in June whilst attending a friends wedding. I am delighted to read that your thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and that the team looked after you so well. The Marquee is a fantastic wedding venue as you rightly point out, however sadly there just are just not... More

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We booked this dog friendly hotel for 3 nights. The hotel is a few yards from the beach and local golf course so wonderful for the dog. Good sized rooms with large bathroom. The whole house has a feel of Arts and crafts style architecture. Very comfortable, nice rooms to have a coffee or the local distillery Clynelish malt. The... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Marine Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rufus, Many thanks for taking the time to post your generous review on tripadvisor following your stay with us in June. Naturally I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit. It is most rewarding to receive such kinds words and the team do take enormous encouragement from such feedback. I am especially pleased that your enjoyed... More

orkney islands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The main hotel is a lovely old building with great wooden panelling and nice sitting areas. The staff were helpful and friendly but somehow the atmosphere was just a little stuffy. There were two restaurants with very different menus and prices so make sure you choose what suits you. I did try food from both but was a little underwhelmed... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Marine Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marion, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay a few weeks ago. I am sorry to read that you felt the hotel was a little stuffy. This is certainly not the impression we intend to portray, on the contrary, I would like guests to feel relaxed as if at home with their... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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227 reviews 227 reviews
107 hotel reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Its been a couple of years since I was last here and the standard is still excellent, the rooms are spacious they are stylish but keeping its wonderful charm, the facilities are spot on. The food here is of very good quality and is plentiful. The staff are also very helpful and courteous

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Marine Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jimbo, Thank you immensely for posting such a complimentary review following your recent stay at The Royal Marine Hotel, Brora. Naturally I am delighted that everything was to your liking. It is very rewarding and satisfying to receive such praise and I know the team take enormous encouragement and pleasure from positive reviews like yours. You must visit us... More

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A place that makes you think you are about to star in an Agatha Christie novel: the building a splendid early 20th Century lodge, the decorative slant naturally towards the beautiful Links course next door, dark wood, leather armchairs, a sprinkling of middle-aged to elderly guests. But all is calm, well run and without murder on our stay, two nights... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Marine Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joan, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review following your recent stay at The Royal Marine Hotel, Brora. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to the hotel and that the décor, food and service were all to your liking. Brora is a lovely quiet place for many months... More

Worthing, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Having stayed at 3 other Scottish hotels that were rather disappointing this one was a breath of fresh air ! The bedroom was nicely decorated in light pastel colours with a comfortable bed. The spa was good and the food was excellent and the cost was less than at the others. Highly recommended.

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Marine Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel following your recent stay. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit. I am somewhat saddened to hear that your found other Scottish hotels disappointing but pleased that we provided a level of service and hospitality more to your liking. I am encouraged by your comments... More

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Address: Golf Rd, Brora KW9 6QS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Brora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Marine Hotel 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Twenty one bedroomed Four star country house hotel situated just 100 metres from James Braid Links Golf Course and miles of glorious sandy beach ... more   less 
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