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The History of The Royal an Lochan Hotel

The Royal Hotel in Tighnabruaich is situated on the Kyles of Bute overlooking the Isle of Bute. The building dates from 1865 and more recently it was converted from 21 bedrooms to 11 luxury en-suite bedrooms and since 2006 the hotel has traded under the name of an Lochan. However, to combine the best qualities of both past and present, the hotel was re-named The Royal an Lochan in 2010 by the current owners Keith and Christine Bettis.

3 star accommodation and excellent dining at The Royal an Lochan Hotel, Tighnabruaich

3 star accommodation and excellent dining at
The Royal an Lochan Hotel, Tighnabruaich

At The Royal an Lochan the staff are dedicated to ensuring that all guests enjoy every second of their stay. To us you’re not a room number, you’re a person’.

Recent History

The purchase of the hotel in July 2010 was the culmination of a five year search which took us all over Scotland and included filming for Channel 4’s Relocation Relocation programme (yes, with Kirstie and Phil!)

On our first viewing of the hotel we saw, as you will when you visit, its historic name in the mosaic tiled floor at the hotel’s entrance. This floor was laid during World War Two by Italian prisoners of war, leaving a snippet of history for future guests to admire. We feel this is another reason to have ‘Royal’ in the name of the hotel once again.

The mosaic floor at the The Royal an Lochan entrance.

Mosaic floor at the The Royal an Lochan entrance laid by Italian POWs during World War II.

Our Mission

As owners of The Royal an Lochan we feel strongly that guests should be treated as individuals and not just be thought of as a passing room number.

Having stayed in numerous hotels of varying quality over the years, the ones that we remember for the right reasons are those where we felt most welcome and relaxed, and not necessarily those perceived to be the best.

It is the qualities we found in these memorable hotels that we feel are most important to share with our guests.

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Next Gourmet Night on Thursday 30th October. The Royal an Lochan with its spectacular backdrop of the Kyles of Bute is the perfect place to celebrate the best in Scottish gourmet food. So come and enjoy a sumptuous 6 course meal inspired by traditional Scottish dishes but with some surprising twists and matching wines for every course.

Gourmet Night October 2014

6 courses with matching wines ... More
autumn

Autumn Break 2014

2 nights DB&B per room from £295 ... More
Hogmanay Break 2012/13

Hogmanay Break 2014/2015

2 nights, 5 course dinner & fireworks! ... More
Romantic Break

Romantic Break 2014

2 nights from £325 per room DBB. ... More
Touring Break

Touring Break

Perfect for a stopover on your Highland tour. ... More
Last Minute Breaks

Last Minute Break

Reduced price two night dinner, bed and breakfast break. ... More
Testimonials
Such an enjoyable stay, wonderful welcome, gorgeous food and hospitable hosts. Very peaceful, thank you kindly. - Feb 2011 ...
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Scotland And Best The Seafood Trail The Club Scottish Hotel Of Distinction 3 Start Scottish Hotel Awards Great Taste

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The Royal an Lochan
Tighnabruaich, Argyll
Scotland, UK
PA21 2BE

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