We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
44 Allardice Street, Stonehaven AB39 2BU, Scotland
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Royal Hotel to your Saves list
Royal Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Ranked #15 of 22 Stonehaven B&B and Inns
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014
Pedro54321 Dundee, United Kingdom
Write a Review

74 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (26)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

The poor standard of accommodation does not merit the price of £75.00 per night.Pay a bit extra and stay down at the hotels at the harbour. We had a very small room with a sea view but the windows were screwed shut, literally!!!! Torn wallpaper covered with masking tape, 3 holes on the bath rim,unsecured toilet bowl, no telephone in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

I visit Stonehaven on a regular basis to visit friends and pop in to The Royal for breakfast but from now on I will take my business elsewhere. I ordered a simple breakfast of scrambled egg and beans on toast (beans on 2 eggs on 1) . What I got from the waitress was a plate of eggs, a stack... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dundee, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We have sampled the food several times on visiting Stonehaven and have never been disappointed, The food is always hot and well cooked, the staff are efficient and friendly and willing to advise. All items are reasonably priced and large portions. The bar is well stocked and functional. The bar and restaurant are clean and tidy but a bit dated.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
41 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Visited with friends, maybe went the wrong day, no specials on offer and a number of items from the main menu were not available, also the draught ale was out of stock. Everyone in our party seemed to enjoy what was on offer, simple pub style food. The staff were attentive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
33 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had the 6 course dinner at the Royal before going to the simple minds concert in the square and the food and service was superb - they were so busy with people that night but the staff did an excellent job to deliver a high quality service. Would definitely go back and highly recommendable Excellent value and Well done!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bamburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Booked a year in advance for Hogmonay at the Royal as a party of 14 and was impressed by the attention of the staff who could not have been more helpful. As the hotel was in the centre of the celebrations it was very busy the service was first class. The bedrooms were adequate and functional although a new carpet... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

Had an early dinner on a weeknight in this restaurant. There weren't that many tables available so we had to settle for a booth with a high chair on the end of the table, which was okay except for the fact that every time someone opened the front door a really cold draft came, chilling us all including our baby.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Hotel was booked through my work's trip service, had hoped to stay elsewhere but all fully booked. The Royal is undergoing some refurbishment and scaffolding to the front obscures the hotel name making it difficult to locate. Check in is at the bar which I only knew due to looking at reviews here. Was shown where free parking is located... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Darvel, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Hubby and I stayed for the weekend with toddler. We were on a special deal after a fluff up on our summer booking.... got a big room with sea views and huge bed, really comfy, but a bit soulless.. Heating was erratic, and by the end of the weekend we still hadn't managed to get enough hot water for a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

First time in Stonehaven and the Royal Hotel. We were guiding a tour group around Scotland. Enjoyable experience. Staff were very helpful, rooms good but a little small, some with nice view of the North sea. First impression was a little disconcerting but the staff made up for any misconception. Would stay there again. group rate was a little high.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Royal Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Royal Hotel

Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Stonehaven, Scotland
Address: 44 Allardice Street, Stonehaven AB39 2BU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Stonehaven
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Stonehaven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether it's a trip for business or pleasure, a warm welcome awaits you at this family run hotel. The Royal Hotel is located in the heart of the seaside town of Stonehaven, 15 minutes south of Aberdeen. With eighteen en-suite rooms available, it is the largest hotel in the Town, as well as being conveniently located in the town centre, the rear of the hotel is on the beach front and half of the rooms enjoy a sea view. Each room has a flat screen TV and tea & coffee making facilities as standard and also included in the room rate is a freshly cooked Scottish breakfast. The hotel has a well stocked bar with a cosy dining area which serves traditional pub food all day along with an ala carte alternative in the evening. The hotel is also a popular daytime venue for coffee and snacks due to its central location and is very popular with families. If you are going out and about nearby we have Dunnottar Castle, Story book glen and Aberdeen's world famous Winter Gardens along with numerous running and biking routes for the fit. If you like to head into the hills we are within easy reach of the Cairngorm National Park. The choice of golf courses are endless, we are also situated on the North East coastal trail which runs for 150 miles, with cliffs, coves beaches and bays making the location ideal when taking a walking, cycling, touring or golfing holiday. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Royal Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Royal Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.