The Royal Hotel is a large, older building with only one elevator, which only holds four people. My single room was very small. When my suitcase was placed on the suitcase stand below the window, it was not possible to open the drawers of the desk, and difficult to open the doors of the cupboard. The chair provided for the desk was too wide to fit under the desk, and blocked access to my suitcase. When it was placed in the only other available space, next to the TV unit, it made access from the bed to the bathroom or front door so annoying that I was tempted to follow the example of guests from across the hall who placed their chair outside their room in the hallway! My bath room only had a bath tub, but no shower. The bathroom also had no window, and no extractor fan, but the hotel management required guests to keep the bathroom door closed at all times whilst bathing because steam can set off the very sensitive fire alarms. Wifi is free, but it was difficult to obtain or maintain a connection, and staff frequently had to reset the router. Wifi is only available on the ground floor in the lounge bar area. Since the lounge bar is open to the public, and is also the most popular area for guests of the hotel to obtain drinks, food and enjoy evening entertainment, it can be a noisy environment, and it can also be difficult to even find a spare seat. For a hotel of this size, and for the cost of the accommodation, the wi-fi arrangements are really not satisfactory. Finally, potential guests should be aware that the hotel allows dogs in the lounge bar area.
The Royal Hotel is conveniently located close to the railway station, bus station and ferry terminal. The front of house staff, bar staff and breakfast staff were courteous and helpful. My bedroom and bathroom were clean. Breakfast, which was provided on the second floor, provided a great variety of delicious cold and hot options.