We were exploring the west coast and returning back to Glasgow, so we decided to return to the place my father had a holiday 100 years ago, when he was 12.We were so pleased we did.The location was good.The welcome was good.The room was better than good.The dinner and breakfast were delicious.Well done to Jill and Graham!
Hi Mr & Mrs Cameron, thank you both for taking the time out to write such a lovely review, it was lovely to meet you both and here your family stories of times gone by, look forward to seeing you again hopefully.Kind Regards Gill & Greg
Reviewer:Peter C | Thu 20th Jun 2019 | 3 days ago
Our stay at The Royal an Lochan was very enjoyable the staff were very friendly the food was excellent we really enjoyed The Shinty Bar my husband and myself would stay there again but in the room with the four poster bedThanK you for making our stay enjoyable
HiThank you for taking the time to write such a lovely and much appreciated review. We look forward to welcoming you back.Kind RegardsGreg & Gill
Reviewer:B | Tue 18th Jun 2019 | 5 days ago
Our second visit was as enjoyable as our first.Last minute booking was no problem and so good to be recognised by the friendly staff as we arrived. Different room this time, but can't fault the room was clean, tidy and welcoming. Dinner was excellent and the service was faultless. We will be back again.
Hi Elizabeth, Great to see you back and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Are staff are like family (and some of them actually are) and we try and have some fun and enjoy what we do as it helps to guests to relax and feel a bit like part of the team. See you again soon. Kind Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:Elizabeth O | Sat 15th Jun 2019 | 1 week ago
My husband and I were looking for a weekend break, away from busy city life, without having to drive too far from Glasgow. This is a beautiful, quiet part of the country. We found the ideal hotel break at The Royal an Lochan, surrounded by beautiful scenery, easy local walks and with Gill and Greg as welcoming hosts. If their aim is to create a home from home, they have been successful. We will be back.
Hi Jacqueline You have summarised Tighnabruaich so well. Within 2 hours of Glasgow, you can get busy do lots of things or just do nothing at all. We just try and make your stay as easy as possible so you can just relax and take time out from the hurly burly (sorry that might be Australian lingo) of life. Thank you so much for your generous comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:Jacqueline N | Sat 15th Jun 2019 | 1 week ago
Gill, thank you Greg and all the staff for making it another superb weekend at th An Lochan.Brilliant company, superb food and an excellent sea view, we could not ask for anything better. Looking forward to our next visit xx
Hi Bobby and Donna, Thank you for staying with us again. Yes it is very much like family when you are here and your support during our first 13 months has been amazing. Kind Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:H | Mon 10th Jun 2019 | 1 week ago
My stay was comfortable with quite a large room andlarge bathroom. Strangely no shower other than a hand held attached to bath taps - good enough but no shower curtain so not practical to use.Breakfast was good, nice big lounge to relax in.
HI BrianThank you for your review and taking the time to write it, we so appreciate your thoughts. Your room is the only one that has a bath only and a shower attachment really just useful for assisting in the washing of your hair, however as I am sure you are aware as we only took over a year ago, we are working our way through the improvement list. Our intention is to put a shower in this bathroom, but its quite a large job as the water is fed from the other end to the wall, therefore the bath etc all needs to be taken out and turned around if that makes sense. We just have had the quote in for the work and will get this started as soon as business allows.But having your review reinstates the importance of this work as a priority.Please let us know if you are visiting us again and we will ensure you have a room with a shower, but good to hear you did enjoy other aspects of your stay.Thanks as alwaysGill & Greg
Reviewer:Brian P | Wed 5th Jun 2019 | 2 weeks ago
We had a lovely stay at this small hotel on the seashore. Food and staff were eccellentFriendly staffFreshly cooked local food included langoustines sourced on the day by the restaurant.Good chat and craic in the Shinty Bar with the friendly locals.Great location
Hi Simon it was great to have you stay with us and yes the langoustines are always popular. We live in amazing community and it is great to see locals and guests mixing. Kind Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:Simon K | Sun 26th May 2019 | 4 weeks ago
Thoroughly enjoyable stay.Excellent food and delightful family run hotel.Look forward to our next visit.
Hi Robert great to see you both again and lovely to spend some time with you. It is wonderful to have so many people so positive in their comments about our journey. See you again soon. Kind Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:Mr Robert S | Sun 26th May 2019 | 4 weeks ago
8 of us stayed here recently as part of walking the Cowal Way. It started well with beers outside in the sun.Rooms were comfortable, showers were hot, the food and wine were excellent, especially pudding wine. Lovely sandwiches for packed lunch the next day.Finally our golden retriever, Lily, enjoyed the peace of the bathroom floor. An excellent stay and a great first night's choice.
HI Alexander Walking this fine part of Scotland is hard work but the amazing scenery makes it all worthwhile. Such lovely comments you have made, thank you. Kind Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:alexander c m | Mon 20th May 2019 | 1 month ago
We d a very pleasant stay, lovely clean &comfortable rooms, good breakfast, friendly staff.
Hi Elaine Thank you for your lovely comments and so glad you enjoyed your visit. All the best Greg and Gill
Reviewer:Elaine M | Sat 18th May 2019 | 1 month ago
Although the reason for my visit was a sad one, my stay at the Royal was as great as ever.They couldn't claim credit for the weather but the views are the best in the world.I must visit more often.
Thank you for your lovely review and staying with us again. Yes the weather has been glorious like it is 12 months of the year!!!! Kinds Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:M | Wed 15th May 2019 | 1 month ago
We were sailing with friends through the Clyde and into the Kyles of Bute, their boat wasn't big enough for all to stay on board so we needed shore accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children. I called Gregg and he was able to put two good quality fold up beds into a double room for us. The room was well decorated, clean, great quality furnishings, en suite was clean, modern with a good powerful shower, complimentary toiletries etc. We also dined in the hotel that night with all of our tribe, 9 in total. Gill was very flexible and set us up a table in a private room. After dinner we sat and had a drink by the fire it was super relaxed. Beds were comfortable, breakfast the next day was good quality, plenty of it, we are both veggies so had the veggie breakfast. All in all a really pleasant stay, very friendly family that run the hotel and in a beautiful location. Highly recommend.
Thank you David for your lovely review. Nice to see our moorings used and glad with the Hotel adjacent you were able to use the full facilities. Always nice to see family and friends enjoying time together. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:G | Fri 10th May 2019 | 1 month ago
My husband and I stayed recently at the hotel, and we could not have had a better experience. The setting is fantastic. Overlooking the famous Kyles of Bute over to the island itself.We were given a room with this spectacular view. It was spotlessly clean with a roll-top bath and four-poster bed. Well supplied with tea and coffee and biscuits, we sat in comfy armchairs taking in the view.Dinner was lovely with a good choice at very reasonable prices. We were impressed by the vegetarian option of roasted vegetables with goats cheese and a poached egg. I had fish and chips. Everything was fresh and nicely presented. But what stood out for us was the service. Professional, warm but unobtrusive, Gill got it just right.The dining room makes use of the fantastic views and it was very romantic to see the light changing over the water as the evening wore on.Breakfast was lovely too, again with attentive service and a well-presented, fresh selection.We had scouted around several local hotels before our stay and the Royal An Lochan stood out to us for its location in the centre of the lovely village of Tighnabruich and especially the ambience created by the owners Gill and Greg who are working hard to keep it special. We cannot recommend it highly enough and will be back.
Hi Patricia, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review, we do so appreciate it. It really warmed our hearts to read such kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back. Since taking over the Royal just a year ago this week, we have had many beautiful guests stay & eat with us, like you and your lovely husband so this does make our jobs so much more enjoyable.Kind RegardsGill & Greg
Reviewer:Patricia G | Fri 3rd May 2019 | 1 month ago
Location was ideal, room was massive with a great view and the food was exceptional. Will certainly be going back.
Hi, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, which is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back, it was our pleasure to have you stay with us.Kind RegardsGill & Greg
Reviewer:K | Tue 30th Apr 2019 | 1 month ago
Wonderful stay at The Royal. Lovely room with fabulous view, staff very friendly and helpful and dinner was delicious! Looking forward to our next visit! Moorings at the front so very easy for sailors to pop in!
Hi Nikki, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review, it is appreciated. particularly appreciate the feedback on the moorings, as these are something we have serviced but know very little about. We look forward to seeing you again.Kind Regards Gill
Reviewer:nikki c | Mon 29th Apr 2019 | 1 month ago
Beautiful location. Lovely food. Very friendly staff.
Hi Eileen thank you for your kind words and staying with us. Kind Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:Eileen D | Sat 27th Apr 2019 | 1 month ago
Lovely hotel with fantastic staff. Breakfast was delicious.
We are glad you had a great stay. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:S | Tue 23rd Apr 2019 | 2 months ago
Brief stay but lovely DB&B experience. Amazing views, lovely welcome, great service and the sun shone brightly.Going back next month.
Hi Euan Feels like you live here. Great to see you both again and we look forward to your next stop in May. Kind Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:Euan S | Tue 23rd Apr 2019 | 2 months ago
Overall we had a very enjoyable stay.Comfortable hotel and friendly hosts a special mention to Georgia.We found the restaurant menu limited and expensive.
Hi June, Thank you for staying and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you also for your feedback in relation to the menu. We are constantly reviewing our menu and pricing and appreciate the time you took to comment. Kind Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:june v | Mon 15th Apr 2019 | 2 months ago
The new owners of this lovely intimate hotel are making a big impression. Rooms are well presented, comfortable and have amazing views over the Kyles. Public areas are restful and the food is wonderful. Great deals to be had.
Hi George, 12 months into our ownership of the Royal an Lochan and we are constantly trying to make our guests experience better each time. Your feedback is appreciated and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:George M | Mon 15th Apr 2019 | 2 months ago
From the moment we arrived we knew we had made a good choice. Welcoming and friendly team and view from bedroom was amazing. The food was good too. This hotel doesn't just rely on the fantastic location, whole experience was lovely. Georgia had a smile on her face from the moment we arrived until we left.
Hi James, Thank you for the great review. Yes Tighnabruaich is a stunning location with so much to see. Georgia and the rest of our staff do a great job. We are lucky to have wonderful people working with us. Kind Regards Greg and Gill
Reviewer:James J | Mon 15th Apr 2019 | 2 months ago
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 | 2 months ago
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 | 2 months ago
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 | 3 months ago
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 | 5 months ago
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 | 6 months ago
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 | 7 months ago
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 | 8 months ago
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 | 8 months ago
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 | 8 months ago
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 | 9 months ago
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 | 9 months ago
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 | 9 months ago
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 | 9 months ago
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 | 9 months ago
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 | 9 months ago
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 | 9 months ago
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 | 10 months ago
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 | 10 months ago
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 | 11 months ago
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 | 11 months ago
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 | 1 year ago
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 | 1 year ago
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 | 1 year ago