Well the staff were friendly, helpful and did their jobs, but my room (one of the cheapest) had seen better days! The furniture was mismatched, the wallpaper peeling and the paint battered. There was an 'interesting' selection of hangers (from various stores and dry cleaners), but at least the bed was OK, the towels fine and the hot water worked. Sadly the heating broke down though. Breakfast was good and the bar a sociable place for a drink, but the (free) WiFi couldn't reach my room! There's free parking, but probably not enough if the hotel was full.
The Hotel receives a regular coach trip of foreign tourists - its hard to know what they make of a rundown hotel in rural Scotland, but they can be noisy and the walls are thin. You have been warned!
For what we paid its unfair to complain (I paid twice as much for room in an hotel further up the Glen which was no better overall) but even so it might have been wiser to pay a bit more and have a superior room next time.
So, as long as you are aware its cheap and your expectations are adjusted accordingly The Royal isn't bad - its certainly not 'Good', but for a night or two it might be what you need - provided the coach party isn't making too much noise! I'd go back if I needed to, but I wouldn't be looking forward to it!
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel Blairgowrie