I am not one to take time out to write reviews but, on this occasion, I felt obligated to put something down as, prior to my trip to the Royal Hotel, Portree, I had read a less than flattering review on tripadvisor. Needless to say, I arrived at my Hotel with some trepidation. I do feel that customers who right poor reviews have little better to do with their time.
Whilst there is little doubt that this Hotel could use some further 'sprucing up', several rooms have recently been refurbished. The exterior is immaculate and all the public rooms are clean and tidy.
My own room was large and airy, exceptionally clean and overlooked the harbour. The over bath shower was extremely powerful. The TV was small but functional and the room was equiped with all I needed for a 5 day business trip. The bed was HUGE.
All the staff were very friendly and the food was varied, enjoyable and competitively priced. The bar was well run and the staff exceptionally friendly and helpful.
All in all, extremely happy.
I asked the staff about the police with forensic bags story and it was nothing more than a non-paying guest who had left without paying - not a murder or drugs raid! All I had to do was ask staff to find out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Hotel is based in the centre of Portree on the stunning Island of Skye. Our hotel has offered as a superb base for customers to the area for over a hundred years. We have a selection of over 34 en suite rooms, most of which feature stunning sea views looking on to Portree Bay. We have two restaurants which regularly sell a variety of local produce from Langoustines, Scallops and Fish to Venison and regular Scottish favourites such as Haggis and Mince and Tatties. Our hotel bar "MacNab's Inn" was famously the location where Bonnie Prince Charlie bode farewell to Flora Macdonald before making his way to France escaping the English army. With our rich history, convenient location and excellent rooms we are the perfect base for any visit to the beautiful Island of Skye. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Royal Hotel Portree, Isle Of Skye