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The Royal an Lochan
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Tighnabruaich
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 27, 2010

Our visit was before the takeover.
It was apparent at the time that it was none too soon. There is little or nothing to do in Tighnabruaich, apart from walk up and down a long and decaying, though picturesque front, with, at the time, excellent climate and relatively few midges .
The hotel food was good and well served.
The bar had a potentially excellent atmosphere, however, was hardly ever occupied, not even by staff, and though there was no-where else to go, the floor was littered with cold chips and the remains of a "fish supper".
For the two days we were there we hardly saw a soul. A few day trippers parked on the front, looked at the sea, then went away.
On balance, I would be happy to give it a second chance if we could have the same room with the same outlook.
Location, if you want to take the trouble, is delightful.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2010

We spent 2 nights in the Royal an Lochan and had a wonderful stay. The location of the hotel is stunning, views are fabulous even on a cloudy day. The food is excellent, probably some of the best food we have ever had in a hotel. The service was first class, special mention for Jodie, and the owners were friendly and helpful. All in all to be recommended, it's a beautiful area to visit and explore.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2010

We visited the Royal An Lochan for a two day break. The hotel is really comfortable and the staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. Some of the furnishings are getting a bit worn and I had a battle with a shower fitting in the bathroom but otherwise our room was really comfortable with a wonderful seaview. The restaurant surpassed our expectations the food was fabulous. The scallops with butternut squash puree, blini and fried onion rings were to die for and the main courses all were magnificent with amazing portions, and as for the desserts, well, they were superb! Would certainly recommend this hotel for a quiet break in a beautiful part of the country.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2010

We have stayed at this Hotel 5 or more times in the past and keep coming back.
The Royal has recently got new owners and we just have to say that nothing has changed regarding the Service, Food, Comfort and above all , the Friendliness of Christine and her Husband Keith and Hazel and all the Staff there.
Nothing is too much trouble to them.
One word of warning though, your waistband will be a lot tighter on leaving this bit of Heaven in the Kyles.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2010

Stayed 2 nights at The Royal this week with a friend. Splendid! Beautiful location, had a lovely superior twin room with spacious bathroom and great views over the loch. The food was excellent both nights and the breakfasts were just as good. Dinner was in a conservatory with great views out to sea. They only had one real ale on offer (due to expand) but again, excellent. The atmosphere of the place was relaxing and the staff (Hazel in particular) was very hospitable and welcoming and couldn't be more helpful. D,B&B was good value for the quality we received. Can't recommend this place enough. We will definitely stay here again in the future. Thanks guys for a great stay!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 9, 2010

Stayed for 2 nights in room 6 with a wonderful sea view. Character hotel with friendly staff. Hazel is singled out for praise as she manages to juggle competing damands whilst still smiling. Extremely restful hotel, for couples mainly over the age of 45years. Area is spectatular but not a lot to do or see in Tighnabruaich itself. Fabric of hotel a little
tired but new owners have begun the transformation. It is worth a visit if looking for a quiet retreat, good seafood and helpful staff.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2010

Having stayed at An Lochan several times under the previous ownership and having enjoyed their magnificent food we were looking forward to a night away in Tighnabruaich. Sadly we were very disappointed. The food was certainly not of the quality previously presented by An Lochan, my husband suspected his soup was from a tin and his cod had been frozen. My three, yes three,scallops were overcooked and my langoustine main course was served hot so the langoustine were grossly overcooked and therefore mushy and impossible to retrieve from their shells.
On speaking to the management we were met with a lot of excuses but they seemed to have no knowledge of the standard that most restaurants supply these days in Scotland.
We have the best seafood in the world so let us use it.
While I understand they are new to running an hotel more study of customer needs would be useful and I hope things improve in the future.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Shore Road, Tighnabruaich PA21 2BE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Tighnabruaich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Tighnabruaich
Price Range: $159 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal an Lochan 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As you arrive the magical waterside setting will take your breath away. If you enjoy supremely fresh seafood, comfortable rooms with stunning views, great individual hospitality and an area with fabulous seascapes with an island feel your stay at The Royal an Lochan will leave nothing to be desired. We are however only 90 mins from Glasgow and on a scenic peninsula. ... more   less 
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