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“Great Restaurant at the Royal” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Hotel
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Elgin
Certificate of Excellence
Vienna, Austria
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133 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant at the Royal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Went there wice during our stay in Elgin. Enjoyed the food very much. Perfect atmosphere, a real treat. Lot's of choices on the menu, good fish, good haggis, and sumptious deserts. We only went there for dinner, did not stay, but if ever again in Elgin, this would be a place we would try to get accomodation.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Elgin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

I recently enjoyed a meal here with friends. From the moment we arrived the service was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome. Dont be fooled by the plain exterior of the hotel because the interior is beautiful. Then came the food-amazing. I have eaten in all the hotels and restaurants in Elgin and the Royal is by far the best. There is a great variety of choices, all of which i longed to try. The staff were very professional and friendly and I have not been able to stop raving about my experience since. Thanks to all and I am already planning my next visit. well done!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aberdeen
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely family dinner here for Christmas. The food was delicious, well presented and terrific value. We have attended several Christmas functions over the past ten days, and the food here has been the best by far. Service was just right. Thanks to all.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Huntly, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

We held our Wedding reception at The Royal Hotel and were delighted at the choice of menus available for us to offer our guests. The chosen menu was very varied, with something for everyone. The food was delicious and served very efficiently. Thank you Allan, Gwen, Diane for your wonderful friendly hospitality and a special thank you to your chefs and waiting staff. You all made our special day memorable.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Banff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

My husband and I attended the Royal for a wedding reception and were very impressed with the whole experience.
The menu was varied and not the usual predictable sort you can come to expect when eating out. The service was superb and plenty of staff available.
The quality of food was perfect and we will be recommending The Royal to all our friends.
Thank you so much for a special time.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Elgin - Scotland
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Very happy to report that the Royal provides fantastic food in very nice surroundings, friendly service and all round tip top service.

We visit once a fortnight thereabouts and are always very happy, locally sourced produce and generally good choice on the menu that does change fairly regularly. Recommended.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Have eaten here a few times and loved it every time. Always a friendly welcome and great service.
The food is stylish without being pretentious and always beautifully presented. There is a good mix of mondern dishes and also more traditional ones so something tht would suit every one really. Very homely dining room.
The only downside is the bar area and toilets could do with a bit of an upgrade but perfect apart form that.

Will be definitely returning

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Royal Hotel

Property: Royal Hotel
Address: Royal Hotel Station Road, Elgin IV30 1QW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Elgin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Elgin
#3 Family Hotel in Elgin
#6 Business Hotel in Elgin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This small family run hotel was built by a whiskey baron as a private residence and dates back to the middle of the last century. Ideally situated for the Speyside whiskey trail, golfing, the Speyside way, fishing and we are a few minutes walk to Elgin's town centre. ... more   less 
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Royal Hotel Elgin, Moray

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