What people are saying about The Royal an Lochan

Excellent hotel - Rating 5/5

Ate here 15 years ago and returned for the scallops which are outstanding. Now the rest of the hotel is lovely, spotless and with its character retained.The view from the front is great too. Well worth a detour. New management and staff seem to have absolutely got it right.


Hi Nick Thank you for staying for us and your lovely feedback. Yes the view is spectacular. We are working hard every day to improve the hotel to make our guests experience amazing. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Greg and Gill

Reviewer:Nick C | Sat 13th Apr 2019 | 1 week ago

Fantastic hotel - Rating 5/5

Enjoyed a great overnight stay - fabulous service, great food and very comfortable room.We’ll be back. Thank you


Hi Linda It was fantastic having you stay with us. Thank you for your generous feedback and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Greg and Gill

Reviewer:Linda W | Mon 1st Apr 2019 | 3 weeks ago

Repeat visitor - Rating 4/5

Lovely welcome from a great team at the Royal in Tighnabruaich. We booked at short notice and stayed one night with dinner. Views are amazing, food and drink excellent. We had a lovely time.


Thank you to you both for visiting us again. Great to see you bring the sunshine with you. See you again soon. Kind Regards Greg and Gill

Reviewer:Euan S | Mon 25th Mar 2019 | 1 month ago

New Year Break - Rating 5/5

My family stayed here on the 31st Dec. The 5 course dinner we had was excellent and afterwards Michelle Hall was singing for people to dance to. There was then fireworks at the bells to bring in the new year, all in all a brilliant hogmanay night. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. Wishing them all the best in the new year.


Thank you for your lovely review. It was an amazing Hogmanay and we are glad you had such a great time. Always nice to have families stay with us. Have a great New Year. Warm Regards Greg and Gill

Reviewer:M | Thu 3rd Jan 2019 | 3 months ago

30th Birthday weekend - Rating 5/5

A big thank you to everyone for making our stay at The Royal An Lochan so special. It was our Son’s 30th Birthday andall of our party had a relaxing, fun and memorable time. The rooms were perfect as was the food. Thank you once again. We will be back soon. Kenneth, Elizabeth McCartneyand family.


It was so lovely to meet such a wonderful family enjoying a special event together. It was great seeing you all chatting to all hours around the fire. Thank you for your feedback. The hotel is well suited to groups wanting to get away together to wine, dine, relax and of course celebrate. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Gill and Greg

Reviewer:E M | Mon 10th Dec 2018 | 4 months ago

A Must - Rating 5/5

Stayed on Saturday for one night and we were very impressed. Owners and staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, our room was lovely with a view to die for and as for the bathroom, you will have to visit and see for yourself! Dinner was also excellent. Lots of little touches help to make this place special. The owners are new this year and we wish them a very successful future. Carry on the way you are and you won't go wrong. We especially appreciated the wonderful weather that was organised for us! We will be back.


Thank you for your comprehensive review. We can take credit for everything except for the weather, though we like to think we brought some of the Aussie weather with us! It was lovely having you stay and so pleased you had a great time. KInd Regards Greg and Gill

Reviewer:Jean H | Mon 29th Oct 2018 | 5 months ago

Excellent- Rating 5/5

Very comfortable bedrooms and public areas, attentive and friendly staff, fantastic views, great food. What’s not to love!


Thanks Kay, it was great to have you stay with us. Yes the rooms, food, views and staff are amazing. Hope to see again soon. Kind Regards Greg and Gill

Reviewer:Kay D | Thu 25th Oct 2018 | 6 months ago

Little gem- Rating 5/5

Very pleased with our stay. Lovely place, amazing food fresh and locally sourced, fabulous views &very helpful staff. Definitely one to visit again.


Thank you Monika, so glad you had a great stay with us. Looking forward to seeing you again one day. Regards Greg and Gill

Reviewer:Monika B | Mon 15th Oct 2018 | 6 months ago

Birthday Getaway - Rating 5/5

My friend and I have birthdays a day apart so we chose The Royal as it was very highly recommended by a work colleague for a birthday night away, and we were not disappointed.We found the room very comfortable, the food was delicious and the staff were outstanding, so very helpful. Also the choice of music within the hotel was great, very age appropriate, we knew all the songs!Thank you for a lovely stay, hope to get back there sometime and explore more.


Hi Maria, Thank you for your lovely review. The hotel is a great place to celebrate special events, plenty of places to relax, listen to music and enjoy great food and company. The staff have as much fun as the guests. Hope to see you again sometime. Regards Gill and Greg

Reviewer:Maria K | Wed 10th Oct 2018 | 6 months ago

Excellent hotel and location- Rating 5/5

First class hotel situated in a stunning location. Lovely room and views. Food excellent as was the service. Recommended and will be back


Thank you for your lovely review. Yes it is a stunning location and we pride ourselves on our food and customer service. Regards Gill and Greg

Reviewer:Mason u | Wed 26th Sep 2018 | 7 months ago

Loved the bath and views - Rating 5/5

Lovely hotel, views across the loch are stunning. Great food and friendly owners and staff. Roll top bath was fabulous.


Thank you, happy to help guests choose the room that suits them best. Views, roll top baths, walk in showers, king size beds etc Kind Regards Gill and Greg

Reviewer:Argyle u | Sun 23rd Sep 2018 | 7 months ago

Return to The Royal at Tighnabruaich - Rating 5/5

The new 2018 owners have made a number of small but positive changes.Having stayed many times over 20 years the Hotel continues to provide good food and excellent rooms.


Thank you so much for your lovely review, it is much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you back soon. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us.Kind RegardsGill & Greg

Reviewer:M | Thu 13th Sep 2018 | 7 months ago

Fantastic weekend - Rating 5/5

Spent an amazing weekend at this hotel. Stunning location, extremely friendly staff, and wonderful food.Cannot sing high enough praises of this hotel. Would choose it over many other places we have stayed in Scotland.


Hi GillianThank you for your lovely review, it is much appreciated, it was certainly our pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you that is such a compliment to have you choose us over many others in Scotland.Kind RegardsGill & Greg

Reviewer:Gillian P | Tue 11th Sep 2018 | 7 months ago

Highly recommended - Rating 5/5

We had a great stay at The Royal an Lochan and the owners couldn't have been more helpful in ensuring our needs were met. And as for the food! What a chef - worth his weight in gold!!


Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it is much appreciated, and yes our chef is worth his weight in gold, like all our staff we value them immensely. It was our pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back.Kind RegardsGill & Greg

Reviewer:Kirk u | Mon 10th Sep 2018 | 7 months ago

Excellent enjoyable stay - Rating 4/5

The Royal an Lochan is situated right on the sea front in Tighnabruaich and our room had a wonderful view from both the front and side windows.It was very comfortable and Gill, Greg and the staff were most welcoming. We had a very nice dinner in the restaurant and also thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts.I'd highly recommend a stay here and wish Gill and Greg lots of luck for their future in the Royal an Lochan.


Hi Marion & Douglas, Thank you so much for your very kind review, it was our pleasure having you both stay with us, we enjoyed swapping stories and the laugh that this brought. Thank you too for the CD you so very generously gave us, we play it in the hotel and know how much it is appreciated.Take care and we look forward to seeing you again.Kind RegardsGill & Greg

Reviewer:Marion D | Fri 7th Sep 2018 | 7 months ago

Wonderful relaxing holiday - Rating 5/5

Stayed here as a group family occasion.The hotel is so comfortable with lots of places to sit in luxury and stunning views of hills and water.The staff were so welcoming and helpful.Food was delicious.The rooms were lovely ,spacious with comfortable beds.Definitely recommend highly and would love to go back!


HI, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it was our pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back.Kind RegardsGill & Greg

Reviewer:H | Fri 31st Aug 2018 | 7 months ago

Relaxing Stay - Rating 4/5

Hotel is set in a lovely location with friendly, welcoming staff. Food was excellent and we enjoyed our stay thank you.We will be back.


HI SandyThank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it was our pleasure to have you stay with us, and very much look forward to welcoming you back.Kind RegardsGill & Greg

Reviewer:Sandy K | Mon 20th Aug 2018 | 8 months ago

Lovely hotel in a stunning location - Rating 4/5

We really enjoyed our stay here, it was everything we expected.Food was first class and service excellent.One small point that I didn't enjoy was when we were asked to be on time for our dinner reservation, then coming to get us when we were late.The restaurant wasn't busy and we were really enjoying relaxing in the conservatory, catching up with old friends.That aside, the trip was enjoyable and the owners seemed really nice.Oh some music in the restaurant would be great!


Hi, the Strickland family, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, it was our pleasure to have you stay with us. I am sorry you felt unnecessarily rushed into dinner, whilst we may not have appeared busy in the restaurant we did have other things on that night and with only one kitchen it makes timings often crucial, regardless though you shouldn\'t have felt rushed, but thank you for letting us know as this is something we can learn from going forward.We do have music on in the restaurant, perhaps it was down too low to hear, we have looked at the volume and turned it up since you sent this review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Royal.Kind RegardsGill & Greg

Reviewer:S | Wed 15th Aug 2018 | 8 months ago

Under new management - Rating 5/5

We spent a superb weekend at the An Lochan. Greg and Gill are outstanding hosts and Stacey Gill's daughter looked after us immensely. The hotel is comfortable, clean and has a great outlook with looking onto the Kyles of Bute. The food was outstanding thanks to Paul the chef, Georgia and Keanu coukd nit do enough for you either. The hotel has pmenty of comfortable places to sit after your meal. Thank you all for a great time. We had two great nights sleep in your comfortable beds. We also look forward to coming back to see you soonThank you Bobby and Donna Hodge.


Thank you Bobby and Donna for your lovely review. It is always great for you to come and stay with us. You are one of a growing number of repeat guests who are more like friends coming to visit rather than house guests. The support and encouragement you have give us has been amazing. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Greg and Gill

Reviewer:H | Mon 16th Jul 2018 | 9 months ago

Hidden Gem - Rating 5/5

I'd love to give this hotel a rave review but then it would get popular and I would struggle to get a booking.Read into that what you will. ;-)


Hi, Thank you for your review, it did make us smile, look forward to welcoming you back again,Kind RegardsGill & Greg

Reviewer:C | Mon 9th Jul 2018 | 9 months ago

Spacious and charming - Rating 4/5

Very good room 2 and views. Bathroom huge.Owners very helpful.


HI Simon, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back.Kind RegardsGill & Greg

Reviewer:Simon P | Wed 20th Jun 2018 | 10 months ago

A lovely time - Rating 5/5

We visited mid week, and were delighted by the new owners who simply could not do enough to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The grand-scale Victorian size bedroom wAs furnished nicely with TV (not a given in this part of the world..) and comfy king size bed. There were lovely touches with a helpful basket on each floor with bits and bobs you may need (hair grips, ear buds, safety pins etc), a view to kill for, and local artwork displayed throughout. All this was great, but the overwhelming thing I will take from this stay was the service provided by the owners (Greg and Jill) and the young Australian couple Georgia and keanu who were the nicest people I’ve met in a long time. The food was fabulous, service was great, and the view to die for. What more could you ask? Definitely going back.


Thank you for the fabulous feedback. It was great having you stay with us. Greg and Gill

Reviewer:Reviewed by n | Sun 17th Jun 2018 | 10 months ago

Comfortable and enjoyable stay - Rating 4/5

We have just enjoyed 4 nights at the Royal an Lochan. We were particularly pleased that we chose a room with a sea view and were allocated Room 9 with its beautiful bay window on the second floor and bathtub in the ensuite.The breakfast service was impeccable with freshly laundered linen, the teapot came with extra hot water, and a choice between a full and varied Scottish Breakfast and an alternative hot option.On three evenings we ate in the Shinty Bar and found this had a relaxed and cosy atmosphere and enjoyed our meals there.It was good to note the very personal attention of the owners to their guests and to all aspects of the management of the hotel.Being a morning person, oftenup by 6, I found the 0830 breakfast start time rather late.


Thank you for such a lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Christine

Reviewer:Peter C | Wed 25th Apr 2018 | 12 months ago

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