Featured on Channel 4’s Relocation, Relocation and named by the Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin as one of his favourite places to enjoy locally landed langoustines, the Royal an Lochan Hotel in Tighnabruaich comes highly recommended.
If you would like to follow in Chef Kitchin’s footsteps then today’s Big Deal is the perfect introduction to the Royal an Lochan Hotel and its marvellous seafood.
Situated in the serene heart of Argyll and Bute, the Royal an Lochan offers lapping waves, stunning scenery, excellent cuisine, good wines and unrivalled service.
‘You’re not a room number, you’re a person’ is their motto and this offer is a brilliant way to experience just what that means at this welcoming, sea-front hotel.
The offer is for a one or two night stay with a full Scottish breakfast each morning of your stay. In the evenings, guests are offered up to £30 per room, per night towards the cost of dining in the Royal an Lochan restaurant.
For weekend stays, guests must take option 2 and book for two nights.
All eleven of the luxurious, individually decorated bedrooms are ensuite with either a garden or sea view.
All the rooms have a good WiFi signal and all but one of them have both a bath and shower.
The 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 such as the langoustines that Mr Kitchin was so enthusiastic about, form the backbone of the menus.
The kitchen changes the menus regularly but typical dishes might be starters such as the lightly spiced, pan-seared scallops served with sesame-marinated cucumber ribbons, roasted red pepper pesto and popcorn mussels.
Popular main courses include the pan-roasted duck breast with chateau potatoes, slow cooked red cabbage, wilted spinach and a blueberry liqueur sauce or the grilled trout fillet on a bed of samphire, lemon-scented couscous, roasted Mediterranean vegetables with a lemon and dill butter.
As we mentioned above, a full Scottish breakfast for guests each morning is included in the offer.
The tranquil Argyll countryside surrounding the hotel offers some off the best scenery on the West Coast of Scotland 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 hotel has built an enthusiastic fan base. Here’s what one guest had to say on TripAdvisor after using the last 5pm offer which we ran with the Royal an Lochan:
‘A first class experience. We booked a two night deal on 5pm website to celebrate my 70th birthday. One can never be sure what to expect on these specials but we could not have hoped for better. The room was spacious and the view to die for. The service from the staff was excellent and the food top class. Congratulations Christine and Keith. A first class experience.’