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The Royal Hotel

$$ - $$$British,
High Street, Tain IV19 1AB, Scotland
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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British, Scottish
$$ - $$$
High Street, Tain IV19 1AB, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled to Scotland and stayed at the Royal Tain Hotel for 3 nights, using the hotel as a starting point for day trips to the northern Scotland area. The hotel is charming, and everyone was very helpful and made us feel right at home....More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Food was ok but service was bad, we waited totally unacceptable time between courses. We asked for soft drinks and were post mix and flat!!!!. Complained but were ignored. Will never set foot in place again.

Thank InvernessFergie
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The Royal is a tired old Olde Worlde hotel in the heart of Tain aka Glenmorangie-land. Sadly the wonderful old antiques are knocked about, chipped and cracked; the carpets threadbare; and there's tacky signs stuck all over the place. The reception desk has a mirror...More

1  Thank Mozza47
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Comfortable dining area with open fire in a picturesque setting. Service was efficient, food was good,especially the lemon posset dessert.

Thank Raymond T
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The Royal Hotel is comfortable and good value for money. The breakfast has a good choice although the hot buffet is a bit haphazzard, you had to fight the plate of eggs to get at the bacon.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Looking for overnight accommodation in Tain itself, The Royal Hotel was warm, comfortable, with clean well equipped and soundproofed rooms, and a warm welcome. There have been variable reports on the evening meal, but full English breakfast was just fine with an individually cooked meal,...More

Thank WayfarerMilngavie
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

It's a hotel with public bar. Clean enough. Staff nice enough. Great selection of Gins. Right in middle of Tain. Has a function suite and rooms. We stayed one night in Tain went here at first and ended night here too. TV a bit loud...More

Thank Leona G
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Have been going here regularly for years and have never had a meal like tonight, It was so disappointing The chargrill was not working so no steaks, mixed grills etc. (which is the main reason we go here as they are beautiful) The macaroni cheese...More

1  Thank Trish M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed here two nights the rooms are clean but could do with a revamp there is no lift in the hotel so not really suitable for people with walking difficulties the staff are very nice and pleasant the food was ok and the drinks...More

Thank Carole D
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I didn't stay at the hotel, but stopped by for lunch on a rainy, chilly day in June. The food and service were very good. The front of the hotel faces High Street and was a good place to "people watch" during my meal. I...More

Thank mrburmester
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Tain IV19 1AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ross and Cromarty  >  Tain
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