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Royal Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bank Street, Portree, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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jarrow
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is like going back in time, it's so dated and needs a complete re-vamp. The "Restaurant" (if you can call it that) is like a works canteen from the 70's. The menu is basic, portions really small and its expensive for what you get. The waitress 'plonks' your food down like a dinner lady at school canteen. Eat/stay... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are a family of four who travelled to Isle of Skye via Highland explorer tours. We stayed in Portree for 2 nights in July 2014. We were booked at hotel Royal by the organizers and were quite pleased with the location. The check in was smooth and quick. There is no lift in the hotel but they do have... More

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gloucester
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a soggy, windy day on Skye we wanted somewhere quick for lunch so weren't very bothered by the fact that the interior of the hotel was a little dated and lacked atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful, making sure our dog had water. We ordered the haggis neeps and tatties and well, it was the best I had... More

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having spent a fortnight touring Scotland, our final 4 days were in Portree on the wonderful Isle of Skye. We pushed the boat out on accomodation costs as a grand finale to our trip, but we weren't blown away by the Royal despite the high cost per night (£147). Yes, it is beautifully located, and the view over the harbour... More

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RoyalHotel22, Front Office Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do try to keep our rates competitive with local hotels. Our hotel decoration is kept traditional but we will be undergoing some more refurbishment during the winter. We have a new head chef who has completely changed our Tianavaig View Restaurant menu to keep it at a higher level than our bar and Well... More

Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only stayed in portree for a night as a rest stop and for the restaurants and supermarket. Very dated hotel, very dated decor. Expensive for such quality. Rooms didn't feel that clean and was very poorly lit. Very basic room with very lousy mattresses. Great view of the sea from our room but as it was facing the main road,... More

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RoyalHotel22, Front Office Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are a traditional hotel we do try to keep away from the modern look of most chain hotels, as do most hotels on Skye. We have had some minor refurbishments over the past few months and will carry on throughout the winter. I cannot understand how the room wouldn't 'feel' clean as our rooms... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are fantastic, so helpful, friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. The breakfast is amazing, fantastic selection and piping hot. Can recommend the smoked fish & poached egg. The black pudding is the best I have tasted. The rooms are clean & comfortable. We had room 4 which has excellent views. Thanks to Isla, Fiona, Joan,... More

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RoyalHotel22, Front Office Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing us. It was a pleasure to have met you both and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass on your thanks to all the staff. We hope to welcome you back if you return to Skye. More

Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed on my friend's birthday and I'd arranged in advance to have a Victoria Sponge cake made. The cake the chef made was a work of art and absolutely delicious. Also, arrangements were made to have the room decorated by my friend's mother. The staff were altogether thrilled to participate and couldn't have been friendlier. We were surprised at... More

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RoyalHotel22, Front Office Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure to have helped make your stay and your friend's birthday a special one. We hope to welcome you back if you return to Skye in the future. More

Maitland, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is in a perfect location right by the pier and rooms like ours #16 have a great view, breakfast was good although sunny side up means cooked to death. The staff tries hard but are somewhat wrong on directions, ask the young ones, get a harbor view.

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RoyalHotel22, Front Office Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. More

Schweiz
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and attentive staff. Breakfast was fine and thanks to the staff quite entertaining. Room was clean. Location is very good. However, the interior is very dated, tired and does not live up to it's name.

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RoyalHotel22, Front Office Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have had some minor refurbishments over the past few months and will continue during the winter. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel if you are in Skye again in the future. More

Cheney, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed on Wednesday june 25th june. Very dated, floor creaked so badly I hated to walk to the restroom at night in fear for disturbing guests below. Carpet was filthy dirty but rest of room was clean. No fridge, just a very basic room so the fact we were charged £114.00 for nothing more than a hostel type room was... More

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RoyalHotel22, Front Office Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is not a requirement for a 3 star hotel to have a fridge in the room. We do keep items in our fridge in the kitchen if required for any items. £114.00 for a room is very cheap for a 3 star hotel on Skye and our rooms are far more than what a... More

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Address: Bank Street, Portree, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Skye > Portree
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel 3*
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Royal Hotel Portree, Isle Of Skye, Scotland

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With our new rooms and fantastic views over Portree Harbour, The Royal Hotel is an ideal base for your stay on Skye. Built on the site of the 17th century MacNabs Inn, where Bonnie Prince Charlie bade farewell to Flora MacDonald in 1745. Enjoy our MacNabs bar where you can sample our range of whiskies and fine real ales. Our restaurants serve family friendly menus with a selection of fine wine.Our Tianavaig Restaurant has one of the most beautiful views Portree has to offer, enjoy our seafood, specially prepared by our dedicated chef's & served to you by our friendly staff. ... more   less 
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