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The Royal an Lochan
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Been a number of times to this very special Hotel run by a very special couple - always concerned that it might not be quite as good as the 'last time' and ALWAYS reassured at the end of each stay. On this occasion we stayed over New Year and what a stay it was! Food - incredible! Afternoon coffees and 'goodies' - superb! Champagne reception and canapés - delicious and plenty of......! The band were brilliant and the fireworks show was delightful.
A wee bit of heaven in an unspoiled part of the Western Highlands.
The best compliment I can make about the owners, Christine and Keith, is that they provide highland hospitality at the highest level and are truly genuinely nice people.
We left our mobile in the room (over refreshed - never!!) and Christine sent it on foc all safely wrapped up in a Jiffy bag.
This place is perfect!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheRoyalanLochan, Owner at The Royal an Lochan, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Thank you for such a lovely review, please rest assured we worry just as much, so that we want to make your stay just as good as the previous one or better, however I know I can rely on my staff to go out of their way to accommodate all our guests. We love having you to stay and look forward to your next visit. Christine x

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

I have stayed here a number of times over the years, with differing owners. Always a warm welcome, even in the depths of November when one can be the only residets to enjoy the views over the Kyle to the Isle of Bute. Good Breakfast. The present owner is not so well so next season ( 2014 )they hope to pass it onto a young couple. Hopefully the beer batter haddock and a fine pint in the Shinty bar will carry one regardless.

Room Tip: Get a room at the front!
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We spent a weekend at the Royal an Lochan in September 2013. The location is magic and waking up to the view from the loch is something out of a fairy tale. The food was fantastic and the service received during dinner was what "attention to detail" is all about. Our waiter also had some excellent recommendations regarding local sights with the highlight being the secret beach that is not even maped and is only known to the local residents (must be visited).

Rooms were clean and looked after.

Would definitely recommend for couples or anyone who is seeking a couple of days of relaxation away from the city. This place is a hidden gem

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view and pay supplement if you have to. Definitely worth it
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Had a lovely overnight stay on a wet and cold Sunday in November. Lovely worm welcome and given a tour on arrival. We were early but were given the option of a drink until check in time. The bar is small but you get a decent pint and again good service. The room we had was large and decent. The hotel is clearly a work in progress but the changes that have been made are working well. The fires in the lounge, books and board games are a great way to relax. Best part of the stay was the meal. Haven't had better all year. Outstanding food. But put the heating on a bit in the restaurant please!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

This was our third visit in as many years. this hotel and its staff are always a welcoming delight. Spacious bedroom with huge bathroom and beautiful views across the bay, a good hearty Scottish breakfast to start each day, warm evenings in front of one of the many open fires followed by delightful food in restaurant. The hotel and staff made my birthday extra special, many thanks, will be back again soon. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All rooms are a very high standard, sea view rooms are exceptional
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheRoyalanLochan, Owner at The Royal an Lochan, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Thank you for a lovely review. Myself and the staff are so glad you enjoyed another birthday at our hotel. Mind, next year if we have an Indian summer in October I am not sure the fires will be on in the lounge!! We have you pencilled in for next year, see you then. Christine

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