The Royal an Lochan Hotel

Shore Road, Tighnabruaich

Hotel information




  • Spectacular location overlooking the Kyles of Bute
  • Famous for its fabulous seafood
  • On Argyll's Secret Coast
  • Cosy public bar

Overlooking the Kyles of Bute, the family-run Royal an Lochan hotel in Tighnabruaich dates back to 1865. Now a comfortable and welcoming eleven bedroom hotel, it is surrounded by stunning scenery and the sound of lapping waves.

Part of Argyll’s Secret Coast, Royal an Lochan offers sea view rooms, lounges with open fires; superb seafood and known for the best Scottish hospitality delivered by our excellent team.

One of the beauties of The Royal an Lochan’s location, right on the shore at Tighnabruaich, is the wildlife. The lounge, patio, breakfast dining room and restaurant all provide the opportunity to spot not only porpoises but also otters, seals and herons.
Just as important is the hospitable approach of the staff epitomised by the motto ‘you’re not a room number, you’re a person’.

Luxurious bedrooms

Luxurious and individually decorated, all eleven bedrooms are ensuite. Sea view rooms look onto the Kyles of Bute and across to the Isle of Bute. The beds are wonderfully comfortable with luxurious cotton sheets, cosy duvets and deep, comfortable pillows.

All rooms feature tea and coffee-making facilities with homemade shortbread plus bathrobes, free WiFi, hairdryer.

Fresh Scottish seafood

With spectacular views of the Kyles of Bute, the Deck Restaurant specialises in locally landed seafood. The kitchen uses the best fish and shellfish such as haddock and halibut, scallops, mussels, clams and langoustines sourced from Tarbert.

As an alternative to seafood, there is selection of chicken, duck, pork and beef dishes accompanied by seasonal vegetables.

The Shinty Bar serves a range of whisky, gins ales and lager. Inside the bar, there’s always a warm and friendly atmosphere, especially in the colder months when the wood burner runs at full throttle.

And the name of the bar? The walls are adorned with photos of Kyles Athletic Shinty team, one of the best shinty teams in Scotland. The photos date back to 1901 and are displayed along with other shinty memorabilia.

When the sun shining, visitors are welcome to eat outside and watch the yachts go by.

See & do in Argyll

The tranquil Argyll countryside surrounding The Royal an Lochan 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. Boat trips, horse riding, fishing or visiting any of the area’s many historic sites also provide entertaining ways to while away the days.

Just a two hour drive from Glasgow, The Royal an Lochan is close enough to be convenient but hidden away enough to feel a long way from the city.



Shore Road



PA21 2BE


General Policies

Cancellation Policy

48 hour cancellation policy applies. Failure to provide sufficient notice may invalidate purchase.