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“Great view, pleasant stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Royal Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bank Street, Portree, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Portree
Cheshire
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19 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great view, pleasant stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We stayed at the Royal Hotel 20th - 23rd October 2012. We stayed in room number 1. We had lovely views across the harbour. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is very clean and the beds are really comfortable. We didnt eat in the hotel except from breakfast, which was excellent, very delicious. We ate in the Granary and the Isles Inn for dinner, both really good, one of us in vege and good for vegetarians. We travelled around Skye and the highlights were the Talisker distillery, Neist Point and the disused railway walk (see walking highlands.co.uk).

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Munlochy, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Stayed for two nights on a trip to the island. On arrival, there was a strange and unpleasant smell in our room. Reception staff were happy to arrange or a different room without delay and were assiduous in checking the new room was comfortable and suitable. Friendly staff at reception and very experienced and pleasant breakfast staff in the form of Joan.

Although the hotel itself is a little dated the hospitality is first rate.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Here for drinks only this time but know the hotel from old. The bar has a warmth & modern contemporary feel about it, but still suitably Scottish. A bit pricey comapred to the mainland but not relative to other similar bars in Portree

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Port Coquitlam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Good location overlooking the bay, free parking across the street. A pub and a restaurant are connected to this hotel, as well as a breakfast area. The place is not the newest of hotels but was clean and comfortable. Had dinner at the restaurant and it was excellent with good variety on the menu for our party of 5, the seafood outstandingly fresh. Service was prompt and attentive, all tables were full and reservations are recommended. Full Scottish breakfast cooked to order with a table of fruit, juices, yoghurt and cereals to get you started. Plenty of coffee, no complaints here. George was very informative about things to do on Skye, friendly and entertaining.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

Stayed overnight while our friends and ourselves were traveling the isle of Skye. The town was beautiful. Rooms were a little small but very clean. Beds were a little uncomfortable in our room (11). Little over prices for the room size and amenities.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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South Lanarkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights at the Royal and loved every minute of it. The room was spotless with stunning views across the bay. The staff were friendly and efficient and a special mention to George the breakfast waiter whose knowledge of the area is second to none. His advice especially the trip to the Applecross peninsula was invaluable. The selection of food for breakfast was brilliant. Everything from boiled eggs, salmon, full English to basic continental...you name it and they will serve it to you. I think because of the large selection of fare available it took slightly longer to get served and this did upset a couple of people.
Overall I would strongly recommend this Hotel to anyone and say that you will not be disappointed.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ayrshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Pleasant enough if in need of some refurbishment. Front facing rooms have excellent view of harbour and bay. 1 minute from shops and town square. Excellent breakfast. Friendly bar. Good restaurant as well.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Royal Hotel

Address: Bank Street, Portree, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Skye > Portree
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Portree
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Royal Hotel Portree, Isle Of Skye, Scotland

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