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Royal Marine Hotel

#1 of 2 Hotels in Brora
Certificate of Excellence
Golf Rd, Brora KW9 6QS, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Brora
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Alness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel serves the best coffee and shortbread combination in the North of Scotland. The staff is courteous, attentive and friendly. Its offering is typical Scottish Highland hospitality. The food is very good too.

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Traralgon, Australia
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279 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the Links Apartments overlooking the 18th tee of the golf course. The place was fantastic and I can't honestly think of a negative thing to share. Two large bedrooms, a bathroom each, a well equipped kitchen and plenty of seating in the sitting are, plus views all round. It has been the best accommodation of... More 

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks indeed for your most complimentary review following your stay in one of the Links Apartments recently which are managed by, and close to, The Royal Marine Hotel. I am delighted to read you believe this to be the best accommodation of your holiday so far and that the apartment was very much to your liking. It... More 

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116 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night. I was optimistic as my colleagues had recommended this hotel. The room was comfortable enough and almost, but not perfectly, clean. And my room in particular had an outlook over another part of the roof. But hey somebody has to get that room. Old hotel problem no one was a shower with no pressure... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your recent review following your stay here on business on the 16th July. I regret and apologise for the substandard service you encountered during your brief visit. For the benefit of the trip advisor community I wish to add at this stage that I have emailed you directly in some depth about your experience... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't staying here, just stopped in for dinner in the bar. Food was delicious. Hubby had steak, I had risotto. Steak was great, superbly cooked, well worth the money. Staff good, would stay if in the area again.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking time to review your dinner taken in the Bar Bistro recently. I am delighted that everything was to your liking especially your husbands steak and your risotto. Although I see you hail from sunny Chelmsford, I hope you get the chance to visit us again before too long. Kind Regards, Robert Ratcliffe... More 

Scotland
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

From the moment we arrived the staff were so efficient, courteous and helpful - First Class Customer Care! room was lovely and what a fantastic "Wake You Up" shower. Food was delicious and service excellent. Beautiful gardens and great view. Overall a wonderful experience an hours drive from home. Can't wait to go back.

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your very generous review following your stay at The Royal Marinel a few weeks ago. It would seem you enjoyed a perfect night in the hotel with your expectations having been fully met. It is really good to hear that the staff looked after you so well. The hotel manager, Kevin, and his team take... More 

Idaho Falls, Idaho
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My wife and son and I stayed in Links Apartment #19 for 5 nights in June 2015. What can I say, the accommodations were outstanding. The apartment was very clean, beds were comfy and the living area spacious. The view of the Brora Golf course and the North Sea are just spectacular. We did not do any cooking in the... 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 in one of the Links Apartments for 5 nights in June. I am delighted that you found the standard of accommodation to be outstanding. It is true that the views from the apartments are stunning. It is good to hear that the team here were... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I had high expectations that weren't met. The hotel was the most expensive for accommodation that we paid while on our trip through Scotland. It didn't offer value for money. The room was spacious, warm and comfortable but starting to be a little tired. Service was poor. The kids serving were inexperienced and didn't appear to have been given any... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us in June. Naturally I am disappointed and concerned to read to comments. I am pleased that you liked your bedroom on the whole and my receptionist welcomed you warmly upon arrival at the hotel. However I regret the fact you felt we did... More 

Lima Region, Peru
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Originally built as a private country house in the early 1900’s the Royal Marine Hotel is situated amidst glorious coastal scenery in the Scottish Highlands, approximately one hour north of Inverness. The hotel is close to an old links golf course and a sandy beach, and include three restaurants and a fitness center with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa, and... More 

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

Dear Brian, Thank you for taking time out to post your most complimentary review following your stay at the hotel recently having travelling great distances to be here. Your description of the hotel and its location is spot on. Naturally I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Brora and the hotel. The team do take enormous pride and... More 

Uphall, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We as a group stayed in the apartments next to the main hotel, they are excellently finished and extremely comfortable. We used the swimming facilities within the hotel and dined in the main restaurant (a little expensive). All in all a lovely stay in a beautiful coastal location.

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

Dear Gregg, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review following your recent stay in the apartments. I am delighted that you found them to be comfortable and excellently finished. It is true to say that they are contemporary, very well equipped and stylish being located just a few 100 yards from the main hotel having amazing sea... More 

Cincinnati
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126 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights as part of a land tour (a group of 22) of Scotland. The staff handled the registration, room assignments and delivery of luggage smoothly. The room was very clean, comfortable and quiet (with doors separating various sections of the hotel to cut down of noise from other guests. As you enter... More 

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

Dear Victor, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with your wife in May. It is good to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to Brora and the hotel. I regret and apologise that you seemingly had no hot water one morning. Yes the heating is turned down during the night but the hot water is... More 

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