Despite a few moans and groans from some fellow guests the overall experience of our first 5 day "Highland Heritage" coach tour, based at The Royal Hotel at Tyndrum, lived up to most of our expectations. Basing it purely on value for money it could not be faulted. The coach drivers/couriers tried hard to keep us informed and amused at all times and on the whole nearly succeeded. The organisation of the holiday was run with military precision. We accept that this is not to everyone's taste but appreciate that to operate a viable business within the tariffs that are offered to guests it is obviously crucial to their on-going success. We were kept updated at all times of our 5 day schedule, initially from our coach driver John (true or false?) and then by the hotel manager Alex who extended a very warm welcome upon our arrival. Nothing was ever too much trouble for the staff and management and throughout our stay we were extremely impressed with the efficiency and courteousness off all the hard working team within the hotel. Our room was spacious, comfortable, warm and clean. Meal times were an experience with very varied daily menus, offering a good choice of wholesome, hot and plentiful dishes, always served without any delays between courses by the cheerful and enthusiastic eastern European staff. The evening entertainment offered a variety of musical styles but always managed entice the majority of guest onto the dance floor at some stage. The 3 excursions were very much as we expected and despite the atrocious weather we managed to get a good flavour of the area. At this time of the year we feel that it is advisable go on the organised excursions, as there are limited options to do much else in and around the hotel if the weather is bad. Overall our experience was good. If you pay £120.00 for a 5 day Coach Tour holiday you can't expect the Ritz but what you certainly do get with "Highland Heritage" at The Royal Hotel is exceptional value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With return coach transport form your local pick up point, and with its stunning setting in the village of Tyndrum, in the middle of the Scottish Goldfields, this hotel has fantastic views and four acres of sheltered gardens. With plenty of space in both the dining room and the entertainment lounge for dining, relaxation and dancing, each capable of accommodating 200 guests. Free WIFI available in Quiet Room. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Royal Hotel Tyndrum, Scotland