Royal Hotel - Stornoway (Isle of Lewis)

Cromwell Street 81, Stornoway (Isle of Lewis), United Kingdom  show map
 2 stars
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Royal Hotel - Stornoway (Isle of Lewis)

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Laundry

Overview

Situated in the heart of Stornoway, the traditional Royal Hotel offers modern rooms. The hotel opened its doors in 1850 and was remodeled in 2003.

An ideal location gives quick access to Carloway Broch, which is 25 km away. The property is located within a 10-minute walk to the center of Stornoway.

Shoppers will appreciate shops and stores at a short distance from the hotel.

Royal Hotel is set 5 km from Stornoway airport.

Rooms

While staying at Royal Hotel guests can make use of TV, a kitchen, a writing desk, a wardrobe and double glazed windows provided in the rooms. Rooms boast a great view over the castle. The rooms feature coffee/tea makers and a kettle as well as en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the lobby each morning. The 24-hour restaurant provides special meals. Guests can savor coffee and tea in the café bar. Serving British dishes, HS-1 Cafe Bar is about 50 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers a safe deposit box, an elevator and a luggage storage along with a business center, a meeting room and printers for both business and leisure guests.

Relax

Leisure options include an indoor swimming pool and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   26.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Free breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Live entertainment

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 5 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Royal Hotel - Stornoway (Isle of Lewis) Stornoway (Isle of Lewis) location
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Hotel Address:

Cromwell Street 81, Stornoway (Isle of Lewis), United Kingdom

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City Center
  • Stornoway (Isle of Lewis)
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Stornoway (SYY)
    2.2 mi
  • Benbecula (BEB)
    61.8 mi
Restaurants
  • HS-1 Cafe Bar, Royal Hotel (cuisine: British)
    100 ft
  • The Boatshed Restaurant
    200 ft
Beaches
  • Uig Sands
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    26

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Rooms and availability

Royal Hotel photos Room
Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Royal Hotel photos Room
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This non-smoking room includes a TV, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. It also features free WiFi and an en suite bathroom.

Royal Hotel photos Room
Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room is equipped with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom.

Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Family Room

Family Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Room Description:

This non-smoking room includes a TV, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. It also features free WiFi and an en suite bathroom.

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Masonic Hall400 ft
  • Stornoway Bowling Club1400 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center2000 ft

Places of interest

  • Royal British Legion1000 ft
  • Stornoway Sea Angling Club1400 ft

Museums

  • Museum Nan Eilean1000 ft

Local attractions

  • Morven Gallery 11.4 mi
    Barvas
  • The Blackhouse12.2 mi
    42, Arnol
  • The Black House11.9 mi

Near the hotel

  • An Lanntair Gallery400 ft
    Kenneth Street
  • Stornoway Harbour500 ft
    Cromwell Street Amity House, Esplanade Quay HS1 2XS
  • Uig Sands700 ft
    Scotland
  • Arnol Blackhouse1000 ft
    Arnol, Isle of Lewis
  • The Good Food Boutique400 ft
    Cromwell St
  • St Columba\'s Chapel 600 ft
    The Braigh Point
  • Museum nan Eilean1000 ft
    Lews Castle Grounds

Restaurants nearby

  • HS-1 Cafe Bar, Royal Hotel100 ft

    Address: Cromwell St
    Phone: 01851 702109

    75% likes this, based on 121 reviews
    Cuisine: British

  • Peking Cuisine500 ft

    Address: 30 Church Street
    Phone: 01851705548

  • Woodlands Centre700 ft

    Address: Castle Grounds

    67% likes this, based on 60 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

  • The Boatshed Restaurant200 ft

    Address: Cromwell Street
    Phone: 01851 702109

    81% likes this, based on 85 reviews

  • Bangla Spice600 ft

    Address: 33 Church Street

    65% likes this, based on 37 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    26

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedStornoway (Isle of Lewis)Royal Hotel

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Royal Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Royal Hotel

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 24 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    9.6

    The fact that they could cope with my arrival at 230 in the morning off the ferry.

    Extremely warm rooms - stuffy

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    The staff could not have been more helpful. The location opposite the castle was good and central to the town.

  • Single
    6.6

    1. The Towels. 2. breakfast served to the room (£3.00 extra). Staff have friendly attitude.

    Room with view over carpark - and noise of kitchen vent.Grubby common areas and stairways.Food relatively pricey - cooking OK but unremarkable. Only has a bar with restuarant tables and a restuarant, there is no lounge area to sit and relax in the evening. Its a bit B+ - OK but not brilliant.

  • Single
    6.6

    An excellent location in the centre of Stornaway. Views from the bedrooms are lovely. Although I only had breakfast I heard others talking about the quality of the food on the dinner menu and I noticed that it attracted outsiders

    Perhaps in need of some refurbishment throughout. Appeared a little grubby in places and the pillows were very hard!

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    The attentiveness, support, cheerful and helpful service offered by the staff and the excellence of the food, albeit lack of local kippers!

  • Single
    7.0

    Standard of cuisine very good

    Constant humming of machinery outside window of Room No.10. A good night's sleep was impossible.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    Frfiendly staff

    Rate was absolutely overprized compared to many other hotels.

  • Single
    5.4

    It was very central.and food good but pricey.

    It was very expensive for what you get, have stayed in much better for half the price and even less in country wide hotel chains. The room I had was next to a duct system that was so noisy I had to turn the TV way up to hear it, the fan with-in the duct did not go off until late in the evening about 10.00pm approximately, my room was not cleaned on second night and tea tray not filled, at price I was paying would say this was scandalous, also very poor parking only enough for about 6/7 cars and some of these spaces taken up by staff.

  • Single
    7.0

    When I arrived they did not have my booking logged but the girl on reception very politely sorted out the problem.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Right on the harbour front so very convenient. The HS1 Cafe Bar was great for food and drink during the day. Car Park at rear to hotel was handy.

    The bedroom was quite cold - if it hadn't been for a back up plug in radiator it would have been worse. No heat of any kind in the bathroom so showers need to be taken very quickly!

  • Single
    5.0

    Evening meal was good.

    At £92 for the smallest single I have ever stayed in for b+b this hotel is well overpriced. It's very tired and needs a facelift. Bathroom and facilities are very poor. In fairness the restaurant was not bad and my evening meal was good. I stayed at 4 hotels on the islands during my week there. The other 3 were to a much higher standard and all were under £60. The Royal needs to rethink its positioning and prices.I Will not return.

  • Single
    6.0

    I have stayed fve times and the location and food are excellent

    This was my fifth stay and first time in a back facing room (room 10) and a totally different experience to the front rooms. Noises from staff using the recylcing bins until 12.30am and from the heating plant. Feel these rooms should be discounted as marred the experience as difficult to sleep.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    Lovely room. Very friendly staff. Great food.

    Rather pricey. Small carpark. Difficult to locate hotel in the dark as there was scaffolding obstructing the sign and when I tried to phone the hotel to check the location the phone was continuously engaged.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Very good food, nice ambiance in both restaurants, very helpful and friendly staff that "went the extra mile" for us.

  • Single
    7.8

    Friendly welcome, attentive, felt they were grateful I had chosen to stay there

    A bit noisy (cars on the street outside)

How to reach hotel

hotel Royal Hotel - Stornoway (Isle of Lewis) Stornoway (Isle of Lewis) location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Cromwell Street 81, Stornoway (Isle of Lewis), United Kingdom

Get directions
City Center
  • Stornoway (Isle of Lewis)
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Stornoway (SYY)
    2.2 mi
  • Benbecula (BEB)
    61.8 mi
Restaurants
  • HS-1 Cafe Bar, Royal Hotel (cuisine: British)
    100 ft
  • The Boatshed Restaurant
    200 ft
Beaches
  • Uig Sands
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    26

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedStornoway (Isle of Lewis)Royal Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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