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Royal Marine Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Brora
Certificate of Excellence
Carlisle
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Lovely hotel”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

A superb country house hotel in an unexpected location. The building is really fabulous. The rooms are comfortable, beds are good. The food in the restaurants is excellent - highly recommended for dining out. The rooms are excellent value for money for a couple.
The only downside is that the staff are civil but no more than that; we found the whole experience rather impersonal which is a great pity considering the attractiveness of the hotel in every other respect.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

A great, relaxing place to stay. Location was right on the beach front with the links golf course 2 minutes walk away. The spa was relaxing after a day playing golf too. Food was delicious - plenty of local produce and interesting ingredients. Staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfasts were cooked to order and filled you up until dinner time!.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

The hotel was most welcoming from walking into the reception area with an open fire to the end of our three night stay. The room was spacious and comfortable, the staff were all quietly efficient and the food was excellent. We also very much enjoyed the spa facilities. I would return without hesitation.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Stayed 1 night - £97 a night B&B and you get a lot for your money.

Warm welcome with smove checking - large, modern and well maintained rooms with modern tartan theme. Nice high presure shower and good WiFi reception. Very comfortable King size bed.

Had drinks before diner in the lounge - very comfortale leather arm chairs and open fires - really cosie!

There is a choice of 3 menus - bestro, bar, or restarant. But more importantly for me a full Vegitarian menu.

This is the best vegitairian menu i have found in scotland so far - 4 starters and 4 main courses. I had the figs, followed by roast asparigus on a bed of wild mushroom coscos.

All briliant.

The deserts were all home made - the summer pudding was again amoungst the best iv tasted.

The wine list was fair - but a little on the pricey side,

The breckfast was also great - beutifuly layed out and a great selection - the eggs could have been better - the flavour was a bit bland.

Great place to stop off and i will stay again if passing this way

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

The hotel was easy to find. And despite being close to the centre of Brora it had the feeling of being very private. The staff were very friendly, our room was exceptionally spacious and very well appointed. The room was very clean and our evening meal was excellent.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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West Linton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Clean, spacious and well equipped rooms. Friendly staff. Food is well above average for highland hotels, dinner in particular being superb. The only flaw for me was that on this second visit, both the cask ales (Bellhaven and Bod's) were tainted (the lagers were fine). This has dropped my rating from a 4 to a 3.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Inverness, Scotland
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Really cant fault this Scottish Country Hotel (previously someones home) - some very old fashioned bedrooms full of character - some with open fire and logs left out to use as you wish - some with gorgeous big baths and a big sofa. There are also some modern rooms which are very pleasant - typical hotel bedrooms but we definitely prefer one of the quirkier older rooms. There are tea and coffee making facilities, complementary water and toiletries. Stayed here a lot but never written a review. The ambience is warm and friendly with a log fire in the large lobby and comfy chairs and sofas to take pre- or after- dinner drinks. There is a bar area, dining room and near to the pool, a bistro. Theres also a beauty salon next to the pool but I have only ever used the pool/sauna/steam room. The Food - well its just great - little appetisers - amuse bouche before dinner - the choice on the dinner menu will surely be a hit with most palates from langostines, to crab and beef with the locally produced malt whisky 'Clynelish'. I have tried various things and each meal has always been fantastic. The wine list is extensive. And there are chocolates/petit fours served with coffee after the meal. There is also a billiards room and newspapers and country and womens magazines for guests use. The sea is visible from some of the rooms - its just a few minutes walk to the golf course and the beach is just in front of that and stretches for a couple of miles along the coast. Its really a lovely romantic getaway. In fact I have even swithered not to review it to keep it a secret as much as possible but that just wouldnt be fair! There's also an infamous ice-cream shop in the village called Capaldi's - been there for years and a few wee gift shops all about 6 mins walk in the opposite direction from the beach. There is also a train station about 5 mins walk in the other direction. They also have large well equipped self catering Links appartments where we have also stayed, overlooking the golf course and sea - it really is a beautiful spot and about 60 miles / 1hr 20mins drive north of Inverness on the road to Wick.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Royal Marine Hotel
Address: Golf Road, Brora KW9 6QS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Brora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Brora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Marine Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Twenty one bedroomed Four star country house hotel situated just 100 metres from James Braid Links Golf Course and miles of glorious sandy beach ... more   less 
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