Royal Hotel - Stornoway (Isle of Lewis)

Cromwell Street 81, Stornoway (Isle of Lewis), United Kingdomshow map
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Very goodBased on  24 reviews
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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
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Free breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Live entertainment

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 5 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Masonic HallMasonic Hall400 ft
Stornoway Bowling ClubStornoway Bowling Club1400 ft
Royal British LegionRoyal British Legion1000 ft
Stornoway Sea Angling ClubStornoway Sea Angling Club1400 ft
Museum Nan EileanMuseum Nan Eilean1000 ft
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HS-1 Cafe Bar, Royal HotelHS-1 Cafe Bar, Royal Hotel100 ftCromwell St
The Boatshed RestaurantThe Boatshed Restaurant200 ftCromwell Street
Peking CuisinePeking Cuisine500 ft30 Church Street
Bangla SpiceBangla Spice600 ft33 Church Street
Woodlands CentreWoodlands Centre700 ftCastle Grounds
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Getting around
Airports
Stornoway (SYY)2.2 mi
Benbecula (BEB)61.8 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  24  reviews
  • 9.6
    Exceptional

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

    Extremely warm rooms - stuffy

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

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

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

    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!

  • 8.8
    Superb

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

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Standard of cuisine very good

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

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Frfiendly staff

    Rate was absolutely overprized compared to many other hotels.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

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

  • 6.6
    Good

    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!

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 6.0
    Good

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

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

    A bit noisy (cars on the street outside)

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  24 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 5 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Stornoway (SYY)2.2 mi
Benbecula (BEB)61.8 mi
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