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Royal Hotel Bank Street, Portree IV51 9BU Scotland
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#7 of 7 hotels in Portree
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The Royal Hotel is based in the centre of Portree on the stunning Island of Skye. Our hotel offers a superb base for customers to the area with its convenient location. 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. 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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Salon
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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AMCS2010 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Beeston, United Kingdom21 contributions20 helpful votes
if you want to know what a place is like where the staff have simply given up, this is it. We dropped in by chance to see if they had a table for dinner - which they did and we can see why. Disinterested staff, terrible service. The bottle of wine was sent back as it was straight out of the box, not fridge. The genera feeling was the staff resented the customers for interupting their slouching on the "welcome" desk. Food was overcooked and tough. The hotel had been on our short-list when planning our trip. I've never been so glad to not be staying somewhere in my life.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from ROYAL HOTEL, Marketing at The Royal Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for reviewing the Royal Hotel in Portree. We take reviews very seriously, and I can only apologise for the service you received today. I can assure you that this is far from normal and we are shocked. We will look into this matter as a priority. I hope that the rest of your visit to Skye goes well, and would welcome the opportunity to reverse the negative impression you have of the Royal Hotel should you be in Portree on another occassion. kind regards Royal Hotel
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LK wrote a review Jul. 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
Made a late booking for 2 nights. Had a large room overlooking the harbour. Extremely comfortable room. Excellent breakfast and dinner and very friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from ROYAL HOTEL, Marketing at The Royal Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. We greatly appreciate your kind words and can assure you that these will be passed on to the team. We would love to welcome you back to the Royal Hotel Portree! kind regards Royal Hotel, Portree.
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Martin wrote a review Jul. 2021
Solihull, United Kingdom835 contributions585 helpful votes
Has a social club feel and restaurant looks like a canteen, that said excellent Guinness Served and barman was a real character, Sean Paul. We had some good banter within Sean and he looked after us on a few occasions. Good for watching sports with lots of TVs. Limited food menu but it hits the spot. Decent Pizzas for £10.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. We greatly appreciate your kind words and can assure you that these will be passed on to the team. We would love to welcome you back to the Royal Hotel Portree! kind regards Royal Hotel, Portree.
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Charlotte D wrote a review Jul. 2021
Winchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
I had not yet ventured to the Isle of Skye before and this was the perfect place to set a base. My friend and i stayed for 3 nights and this was perfect. The hotel staff were great at giving us recommendations of where to go for walks and food - the Oyster Shed is a must. We also dinned in the restaurant for two of the nights. I am vegan and was originally apprehensive to what options may be available but they were very accommodating and had a delicious veggie burger. The room we stayed in had a wonderful view over the water and we were lucky enough to have the most amazing weather, so beautiful sunsets were witnessed! Thanks to the whole Royal Hotel team for being so helpful !
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. We greatly appreciate your kind words and can assure you that these will be passed on to the team. We would love to welcome you back to the Royal Hotel Portree! kind regards Royal Hotel, Portree.
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Richard H wrote a review Jun. 2021
Peterborough, United Kingdom41 contributions35 helpful votes
I booked this hotel based upon reviews and the website. It was part of a tour of Scotland and at £237 per night one of the more expensive hotels. It managed to be the worse one by a long way. Breakfast was served in what can only be described as a works canteen and I am probably being unkind to many works canteens. The restaurant seemed to be closed which at least through the window had some light coming in. Access to the carpark was described as enter this code in, this turned out to be an old combination lock attached to a chain ! The whole hotel had a tired and dispiriting feel about it. We will not return and I would suggest there are better optiosn in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from ROYAL HOTEL, Marketing at The Royal Hotel
Responded Jun. 20, 2021
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. We will look into all aspects of your review, and can assure you that we take guest feedback seriously, kind regards Royal Hotel Portree.
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PRICE RANGE
US$167 - US$276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandThe HebridesIsle of SkyePortree
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Skye Batiks (0.06 km), The Isle of Skye Soap Company (0.2 km), and The Lump (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Scorrybreac Restaurant, The Rosedale Hotel Restaurant, and Dulse & Brose at The Bosville.
Are there any historical sites close to The Royal Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Columba's Isle (8.0 km).
Does The Royal Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Royal Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.