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The Port Royal Hotel

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2012

My husband and I just back from a short break at this hotel. Our room was round the corner from hotel which you dont expect, in fact a separate building with its own door It was reminiscent of a dungeon and tiny. The double bed was tiny with awful mattress. The room was not terribly clean either. The one evening...

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 6 October 2011

I am not accustomed to commenting on hotels, restaurants, etc that I have visited however I am compelled to do so on this occasion following my recent stay at the Port Royal Hotel (or Russian Tavern) from 28th September to 2nd of October 2011. Quite simply I enjoyed every aspect of my short stay at the hotel although the highlights...

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Ede
Reviewed 29 September 2011

After a year finally back in The Port Royal, love this place! Great food and a large variety of drinks. Always a warm welcome from the owners, each year we visit the Isle of Bute and a stay in this hotel is one of our highlights. We also had the pleasure of meeting some local people ....and the next day.....

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2011

didn't get to sleep due to noise from large groups of drunks outside, went to restaurant /bar to see about dinner, even though resident, told that children were not allowed in the bar/restaurant, had to go elsewhere for dinner. (Bit much considering the room we stayed in was advertised as a family room with double bed and bunk beds.. Although...

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Aberdeen
Reviewed 10 September 2010

I stayed at this very friendly hotel for a couple of nights, and spent quite a lot of time in their very nice bar area sampling the real ales. The restaurant is based around Russian / Eastern European dishes, with some specials thrown in. I tried their Croques St Jacques, which was mouth-watering. Dag (the host) and his lady wife...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2010

This was our second trip to the Port Royal - we first went earlier this year, and were so impressed by the quality of the food and welcome, and the surrounding scenery, that we immediately decided a second vist was essential. On this occasion we took bikes so that we could work off the superb breakfast at leisure on Bute's...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2010

The view from the hotel was fantastic. There is a short pier across the road and it is lovely to see all the boats anchored and taken in the breathtaking scenery. We were greeted by the friendly host with complimentary beers...a great start and enough of an enticement to have dinner there. The food was fantastic. I especially recommend the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2009

I have stayed at the Port Royal Hotel three times now; each time with a group of good friends for a weekend of golf and fishing (and eating and drinking) on the isle of Bute. And we will go back again (and again...) Dag (of British / Norwegian origin, I think) and Olga (definitely Russian) are excellent hosts. Dag's passion...

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DUMA
Reviewed 30 September 2009

The warmth of welcome upon my arrival at the Port Royal (even at a at a late hour )was amazing! Dag the landlord poured me a foaming ale and soon had steaming hearty soup, bread and salad on my pub table... then came a superb beefy main course. Wasn't expecting that; most places would have served maybe a pint or...

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Ede
Reviewed 28 September 2009

Sailing our yacht in the west of Scotland we found this excellent stopover. The village of Port Bannatyne has a marina and boatyard with facilities for visiting boats. Just 50 metres from the marina is The Port Royal Hotel which made us feel really welcome. Olga is the Russian inn-keeper and provides big plates of excellent seafood, and beer poured...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Seashore stone-built village inn at the yacht village of Port Bannatyne, 2 miles from Rothesay on the Scottish Isle of Bute. Run by a Russian family, there are four inexpensive guestrooms and in the famous Russian Tavern local Real Ales are poured directly from the cask, freshly landed seafood or fine Russian specialties are served with a huge selection of Russian wines, beers and vodkas. The scenery is truly a film-set! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Port Royal Hotel

Address: 37 Marine Road, Port Bannatyne PA20 0LW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Isle of Bute > Port Bannatyne
Price Range: ₹ 2,453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“This is a small ancient inn, not a luxury hotel, but it's great fun. The rooms have TV, shower/toilet, coffee making gear and it's £32pppn including the Russian breakfast!”
 of 5 bubbles 4RobertR, 10 Jul 2012 | Read review
“As far as I saw there are none, they are all situated round the corner and you have to walk inn street to get there. The original bedrooms upstairs house the owner and his family”
 of 5 bubbles LFrankie, 11 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Go elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles travelog7, 29 Jun 2011 | Read review
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