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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here whilst doing the West Island Way room was basic yet funtional only 1 critisim would be that the curtains were far too thin so was woken up extremely early by the sun apart from that we had a comfy stay. Welcoming owner and a fantastic and quirky Russian breakfast which was delicious.

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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I was a member of a party of 10 who booked for dinner, a very strange experience. the fixed price menu looked ok, but the beef patties (2) were obviously not freshly cooked and was barely warm,I did not eat the other one. This was noticed by the staff and a compensatory vodka appeared. The Goulash was ok, just not... More 

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Portbannatyne, Owner at The Port Royal Hotel, responded to this review

This is not a restaurant review, this is a slaughter of my authentic business written by a racist. He is trying to sound authoritative but in fact he is ignorant and patronizing. It is a shame that TRIPADVISER provides a perfect platform for these sort of people. Now TRIPADVISER, publish that if you have any guts! More 

West Lothain
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Went to Rothesay for New Year, The hotel was clean maid service great, we were three flights up so be prepared but had a great stay, There is a small bar downstairs and a bar in the first flight thats where the breakfast room and the dinning area is. The staff smiled all the time and the manager was friendly.... More 

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Stayed here while attending a BBQ at the marina. The owner welcomed us with a complimentary drink and told us all about his range of Russian beers and vodkas, did not get to eat in the restaurant, but some of our friends who did were extremely impressed. The baked breakfast is truly superb, and was way better than expected. Will... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and had a great weekend. We were welcomed by the owner and offered a drink on the house. He explained all about the ales and speciality vodkas. The bar is full of Russian artefacts and the has beautiful views of the sea and the yachts in the bay. Our room was small and basic... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This hotel seems to polarise reviewers! We really enjoyed our stay. It's true that the bedrooms are fairly basic, but ours was perfectly adequate and very reasonably priced. People have moaned about having a separate entrance for the bedrooms, but it's quite clear from the website that this is how it's set up, and I can't see why it would... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Disappointed in the bedroom, up the side street, not actually in the hotel. Smelt a bit damp. Breakfast not good, not much of a choice. Lady owner delightful, gentleman aloof, We stayed here before we moved to Bute.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Around Port Bannatyne yacht marina are ancient stone cottages, a golf course, and this little inn run by a Russian family. The views across the sea from the restaurant are fabulous. The guestrooms are small, simple and cosy. Not a place for those seeking a luxury hotel but it's the cheapest place on the Isle of Bute and great for... More 

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Thank Robert R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I've stayed twice. The family room is OK but the double I had the second time was frankly depressing. On the other hand, the russian breakfasts are far and away the best I've ever had in any hotel or B&B.

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Thank Ubergeekian
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

My husband and I just back from a short break at this hotel. Our room was round the corner from hotel which you dont expect, in fact a separate building with its own door It was reminiscent of a dungeon and tiny. The double bed was tiny with awful mattress. The room was not terribly clean either. The one evening... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Seashore stone-built village inn at the yacht village of Port Bannatyne, 2 miles from Rothesay on the Scottish Isle of Bute. Run by a Russian family, there are four inexpensive guestrooms and in the famous Russian Tavern local Real Ales are poured directly from the cask, freshly landed seafood or fine Russian specialties are served with a huge selection of Russian wines, beers and vodkas. The scenery is truly a film-set! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Port Royal Hotel

Address: 37 Marine Road, Port Bannatyne PA20 0LW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Isle of Bute > Port Bannatyne
Price Range: $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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