Back in the day, when place names were still being assigned, Argyll was originally down to be called The Most Beautiful Place on Earth.
All that stopped it from happening was the natural modesty of the locals who settled for the less showy Argyll instead.
See what all the fuss was about with today’s Big Deal at the romantic Royal an Lochan Hotel in Tighnabruaich.
Kyles of Bute views
Overlooking the Kyles of Bute, The Royal an Lochan hotel in Tighnabruaich is a treat for all the senses.
Surrounded by stunning scenery and serenaded by the sound of lapping waves, this family-run hotel also offers tremendous food, splendid wines and a genuine warm welcome.
Experience it all with today’s Big Deal on a one or two night stay in this gorgeous West Coast spot.
Available Sunday to Thursday, option one is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay with a full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
In the evening, guests are offered up to £30 per room, per night, towards the cost of dining in Deck Restaurant.
Option two is available seven days a week and is for two people to stay two consecutive nights at the Royal an Lochan with a full Scottish breakfast each morning and £30 per room towards the cost of dinner each evening in Deck Restaurant.
Luxurious and individually decorated, all eleven bedrooms are ensuite. All the rooms have WIFI and all but one of them have both a bath and shower.
This offer is for a rear facing room. Depending on availability, there may be the option to upgrade to a sea view room for £20 for one night or £30 for two nights.
Deck Restaurant at The Royal an Lochan looks out on to the Kyles of Bute but the views on the plate are just as stunning.
Locally sourced produce, especially seafood, forms the backbone of the menus.
The kitchen changes the menus regularly but typical dishes might be starters such as the pan seared Loch Fyne scallops served with mini smoked haddock fritters, pea puree, and a cray fish and mussel bisque.
Popular main courses include the Scottish lamb rump with a pink peppercorn crust wilted greens, chateaux potatoes and a red wine jus.
The tranquil Argyll countryside surrounding the hotel offers some of the best scenery on Scotland’s West Coast as well as fantastic bird-watching opportunities.
The hills above Tighnabruaich boast three well stocked trout lochs and, if you are feeling energetic, the nine-hole golf course nearby has possibly the best views in the world.
The less energetic may prefer to relax with a malt whisky and a book in the hotel’s atmospheric Shinty Bar.
The Royal an Lochan has built an enthusiastic fan base. Here’s what one guest had to say on TripAdvisor. We’ve edited it for length but not meaning:
‘Fantastic – lived up to its reputation. My wife and I have just had a wonderful overnight stay at The Royal an Lochan and will definitely be going back… The hotel is situated overlooking the Kyles of Bute with stunning views. We decided to eat in the Shinty Bar rather than the restaurant and were delighted with the quality of food. Breakfast was first class, equal to any five star hotel. Our room overlooking the Kyles of Bute was excellent and comfortable but what brings all of this together is the warm friendly welcoming attention given by the owner and staff. I would highly recommend The Royal an Lochan… if you are looking for somewhere special to get away from it all.’
Just a 90 minute drive from Glasgow, The Royal an Lochan is conveniently located for a relaxing West Coast break.
Available for one or two nights, this offer would make a lovely romantic getaway.
Snap it up and come listen to the waves lap the shore with today’s Big Deal at The Royal an Lochan.