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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #3 of 19 Campbeltown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Dont judge a book by its cover!”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

I've stayed in hotels all over the UK and what a gem this was! Looking to stay in Campbeltown for one night, I checked with Tripadvisor and found this at the top of the pile - always a good sign!
Probably a good job I did, as I would have easily passed this 'town center' hotel by, going on 'outward' appearance. But as the title suggests, dont judge a book by its cover.

The recption staff were friendly and polite.
The 'standard' room we had was huge, in good decor and clean. (Room 16) In fact the bathroom alone was probably bigger than the smallest hotel room Ive ever stayed in! .
The bed really was 'King Size' - bigger I think!...and very comfortable.
The Shower cubicle was stand alone ...and the shower worked with some good pressure.
The bar down stairs was clearly well used by locals and the bar staff were a friendly lot.
The Grille restaurant evening meal food was superb...as was the breakfast the following day.

In all, as good a hotel as Ive stayed in and at a very competitive cost.
Highly recommended and defintely on my 'to go back to' list next time in that part of the world.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, U.A.E.
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

I recently visited & stayed at this hotel with a group of tour operators. I would like to say that my own experience was one of complete satisfaction with the entire product. The initial welcome, the beautiful room, the excellent food & the convivial bar atmosphere made for a very complete experience. Every request, no matter how big or how small was dealt with efficiently & pleasantly. I would be happy to return there again to repeat the experience as soon as I can. There was some scaffolding outside to deal with damage caused by the very harsh winter in that part of the world. It did not detract from the overall great experience. Thank you to all the staff, Dave the management & of course the wonderful chef, Brian.

Room Tip: The front rooms have a fabulous view of the lovely Campbelltown harbour.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Stopped off at The Royal for a meal late on a Saturday afternoon. Just a bit early for the dinner menu but the lovely staff asked the chef if we could order off the dinner menu anyway. No problem at all. Great choice, well presented and delicious food. Lovely surroundings with attentive staff. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Scotland
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stayed at the Royal for a weekend break, had a lovely room facing the harbour. Food in the hotel is very good both in the restaurant and in the pub. Scottish breakfast is amazing! The weather was typically Scottish, very wet but then beautiful sunshine when we left Monday morning which was a great boost to the lovely scenery on the way home.

Rooms are well appointed with everything you need. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a short stay but not much to do in the area.

Room Tip: ask for room facing harbour
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stayed at the Royal Hotel for two nights last weekend. It was fantastic.
The room was a great size, with a really comfy bed. The shower was really powerful and plenty of hot water.
The cooked breakfast was tasty and very filling.
The bar was reasonably priced and the staff friendly and very good at their jobs. There were a couple of locals in who were drunk and the guys refused to serve them any more drinks, knowing they had caused problems previously. Well done guys!
Well worth a return visit.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Fantastic hotel. Beautiful rooms with massive beds and big bathroom with bath and separate shower. Beautiful view over the dock. Lovely little bar downstairs. Nice restaurant evening meal was lovely as was breakfast. Not a lot to do in the village tho.

Room Tip: Room over looking the little roundabout was noisy as the local kids gathered there at night
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Largs, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We regularly go to the Royal and their other hotel the Ugadale in Machrahanish,
Both hotels are first class,the management and the staff go out of their way to accommodate you,service and customer care is second to none,looking forward to our next visit .

Room Tip: Pick a room with a sea view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Royal Hotel
Address: Main Street, Campbeltown PA28 6AG, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kintyre Peninsula > Campbeltown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Campbeltown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The crown jewel of Campbeltown and just 8 km from the award-winning golf courses of Machrihanish, the newly restored Royal Hotel provides unrivalled luxury accommodation to the Kintyre Peninsula. Enjoy marvelously appointed guest rooms, fine dining at The Harbourview Grille and spirited good times at The Black Sheep Pub, all overlooking the picturesque Campbeltown Harbour. ... more   less 
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