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The Royal Hotel, Stornoway

2-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
Cromwell StreetStornowayScotlandHS1 2DGUnited Kingdom

Stornoway hotel with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Fantastic service
Great location
Delicious food
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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From 305 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Royal Hotel, Stornoway

from $88
  • Standard Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Family Room
  • Double Room Sole Occupancy
  • Twin Room Sole Occupancy
  • Royal Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Royal Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Royal Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Family Room
  • Double for sole occupancy
  • Royal Double Room, Non Smoking
  • Royal Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Non Smoking
  • Family Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Royal Twin Room, 1 Twin Bed, Non Smoking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 26 rooms


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Special features


The Boatshed - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open select days.

HS-1 Cafe Bar - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

What’s around The Royal Hotel, Stornoway


  • An Lanntair - 0 min walk
  • Lewis Loom Centre - 1 min walk
  • The Good Food Boutique - 2 min walk
  • Museum Nan Eilean - 8 min walk
  • Lews Castle - 20 min walk
  • St Columba’s Church - 32 min walk
  • Calanais Standing Stones - 11.6 mi / 18.7 km
  • Morven Gallery - 12.5 mi / 20 km

Getting around

  • Stornoway (SYY) - 10 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 37 reviews

The Royal Hotel, Stornoway
Very Good8.0
One night at the Royal
Good staff - we were running late, but they were waiting for us. Delicious breakfast. Only complaint is weak wifi. We were in room 26, and the access point covered 20 - 26. Went to mid-hall, just to login the first time. After that, connection was still sketchy.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
The Royal Hotel, Stornoway
Very Good8.0
Classy and Comfortable
The Royal Hotel is the top choice among a limited selection of hotels in Stornoway. Our room was spacious with great views of the harbor and Lews Castle. Unfortunately, the shower water temperature never reached above lukewarm. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The lovey bar downstairs serves great food but the staff can get overwhelmed at peak times.
Joshua, us1 night romance trip
The Royal Hotel, Stornoway
Lovely hotel BUT ...
We loved the hotel, room, and location of the hotel, however the service in bar for our dinner was terrible. We had a reservation for 8 pm and were ignored for 45 minutes before they even took a drink order.
Brian, us1 night romance trip
The Royal Hotel, Stornoway
Great island hotel
3 nights on business. first time in this hotel in Stornoway, would be my first choice if I return. 2 restaurants, ate in each, my favourite, the Boatshed. Good breakfast choice, served quickly with a smile. Overall experience. brilliant.
david, gb3 night business trip
The Royal Hotel, Stornoway
Lovely hotel
Lovely hotel right in the centre of Stornoway with a room overlooking the harbour
Thomas, gb1 night business trip

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The Royal Hotel, Stornoway

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