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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Winchester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A long postponed visit to see an elderly cousin in Sutherland, Scotland, led to us look at a number of hotels in the area for a three night stay. It wasn't an easy exercise but we eventually selected the Royal Marine Hotel in Brora. This was partially based on recommendations but, more specifically, on an unusually co-operative receptionist who fielded... More 

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your most complimentary and glowing review following your recent three night stay with us. Naturally I am thrilled that you both enjoyed your time in Brora and at The Marine. It gives the team enormous satisfaction and encouragement to know that their efforts are appreciated in this warm way. I see you had travelled a... More 

Dudley, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rather than raving on about how excellent this hotel is all afternoon, I thought that it would be easier if I mentioned the pitfalls. Only problem is there are none to mention. The hotel manager in particular and his staff are professional and attentive to your every needs. The character of the accommodation is charming and sympathetically decorated, but though... More 

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

Dear Steve, I am really happy that you found no pitfalls ! It makes writing this a whole lot easier and enjoyable and I like the way you began your review. Original ! Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write your review following your fairly recent stay with us. This will give the hotel manager Kevin, and his... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

This is our third visit to this fantastic hotel in the highlands of Scotland. A very warm welcome from the reception staff to us all including Poppy the Westie. The rooms are beautiful and very clean. The food is excellent. The staff are warm and welcoming without being intrusive. The spa facilities and pool kept our daughter entertained. Definitely go... More 

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

Dear Angela, What a wonderful review ! Thank you so much for taking the time to offer your comments following your recent stay at The Royal Marine, Brora. Naturally I am delighted that you found everything to your liking particularly the very warm welcome from the receptionist to you including Poppy. I am pleased that your daughter enjoyed the leisure... More 

Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a comfortable hotel, with a choice of rooms: the better ones even offer a (distant) sea view. Even though we stayed here "off season", there was no noticeable limit in service: the hotel has a very service-minded staff and excellent food! The indoor swimming pool, nearby Highland mountains and sea - and the golf course, of course -... More 

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

Dear Arne, Many thanks for taking the time to post your most complimentary review following your recent stay in March at The Royal Marine Hotel, Brora. Naturally I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Brora and the Marine Hotel. It is good that you visited 'off season' which can be a lovely time of year. The weather can... More 

Scotland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had a very comfortable relaxing 3 nights with excellent friendly staff. As with many hotels coming into the season they are appointing extra staff. Log fires and comfortable sofas to read news papers while having tea or a drink. The pool was a good size and our grand children loved it. Good selection of hot food, fresh fruit and... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am really pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your recent three night break at The Royal Marine Hotel, Brora. Thank you for posting your kind review. My team do take enormous encouragement from complimentary feedback such as yours. It's nice that you mention Isabelle and Fraser who, along with the rest of the team, have done their utmost... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I debated 3 or 4 out of 5 but feel for prices they charged it failed to live up to expectations. Positives - staff very friendly, food fabulous, didn't use leisure facilities but they look good. Negatives - seemed to be understaffed at times, we asked where bar was and despite being directed by person at reception waited for someone... More 

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

Dear Gust, Many thanks for your constructive feedback following your recent visit in April to The Royal Marine Hotel, Brora. I am very happy that my staff were very friendly (we have a few new recruits recently so this is good to hear), and my chef impressed with his culinary expertise. I 'm sorry you did not have the opportunity... More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My wife and I are not even home yet, i need to say how good this place was. The service was fantastic, the food was out of this world, and the room was superb. The friendly and warm welcome was appreciated aftet a long journey. Nothing was any trouble and the whole hotel was cosy and warm. The bar has... More 

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Halkirk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Came here for a relaxing day break with one of my friends as a gift to her to say congratulations on her new job. When we arrived we were greeted by a new member of reception staff (she was very nice). I told her we were here for a massage and swim meal, she didn't take our name, just told... More 

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

Dear Guest, I was very disappointed and concerned to read your review posted recently on tripadvisor following your visit to the hotel for a swim lunch and beauty treatments. Upon investigation it would appear there was a genuine confusion upon your arrival in that you initially booked a swim lunch and then later on booked a massage directly with bliss... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My wife and I stayed one night! Food was ok but restraint was cold ! this was something we should paid more attention too The staff in the morning when we checked in you could not fault they were happy and friendly and very helpful. We had a nice dinner and went back to room heating was on radiators were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Marine Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ashley, Thank you for posting your recent review in which I was disappointed and disturbed to read of your experience during your stay with us last Wednesday evening. Firstly I am pleased that you both enjoyed the hotels location and tremendous views. In addition I am delighted that you enjoyed your evening meal and that my receptionist were friendly... More 

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough . Reception staff so warm and welcoming . Hotel room was lovely and the restaurant staff and food was simply fabulous it is definitely well worth a visit and we hope to return again to try the lovely spa

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

Dear Nancy, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to post such a lovely review following your recent stay with us in March. Naturally I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the hotel and Brora. The team take enormous encouragement from complimentary reviews such as yours. You must find time to experience the leisure and spa facilities upon... More 

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