We didn't stay at the hotel as it was full so were booked into the Hebridean Guest House a five minute walk away for a 2 night stay, but had dinner in the restaurant at the Royal on both evenings as it had been recommended.
The bar / restaurant was comfortable and welcoming, the staff were friendly and moved tables to accommodate the whole group. The decor while not extraordinary were what you would expect in a bar / restaurant, but when it came to the meals....they were superb.
The menu was varied, the prices very reasonable and the portions erred on the side of large! Being a family group of 8, I think it was the only location on our tour where the varying tastes of the individuals were fully covered by the fare available...which is why we came back the second evening!
The meals were beautifully prepared and presented and were delicious. To the point where my sister was tempted to kidnap the chef and smuggle him / her back to Australia in her suitcase!
I personally ordered dishes I have never tried before. I can be picky about food and have a whole range of dislikes which can make ordering in a restaurant a bit of an ordeal. My only complaint was we had to move on with the tour or I could easily have worked my way through the entire menu!
Wholely recommend the restaurant for excellent value meals.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stornoway's most historic hotel, the Royal nestles in the heart of Stornoway, beside the marina, where you can relax, enjoy the hotel's cosy character and enjoy dining in our Boatshed Restaurant or in HS1, the town's 1st cafe bar.If on business, you'll probably appreciate free wireless internet access available throughout the hotel.What matters so much more than bricks and mortar, though, is the warmth of the welcome and the friendly, easy service you'll receive - for the Hebrides has a great tradition of hospitality.While the Royal Hotel enjoys a delightful view over the colourful, bustling harbour to the splendour of Lews Castle and its grounds. The town centre is only around 200 metres walk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stornoway Royal Hotel
- Royal Hotel Stornoway Isle Of Lewis