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2 nights (Jun 22 - Jun 24)
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The Royal Oak Hotel

4.8 (488 reviews)
34 Castle Terrace
Tel: 01542842762
The Royal Oak is a traditional family run hotel, located only a stone’s throw from the beautiful sandy beaches of Cullen Bay. Nestled in between the famous viaduct and historical fishing village of Seatown. We have 8 En-Suite Bedrooms, with a Bar, Restaurant and Coffee Shop.
Total rates, from Sat 22 Jun 2024, to Mon 24 Jun 2024, for 2 nights.
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Facilities

  • Bar Available
  • Beer Garden
  • Breakfast Room
  • Café / Restaurant (on site)
  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Full Alcohol Drinks Licence
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Internet Access
  • Packed Lunch By Arrangement
  • Restaurant

Policies

Check In: Between 15:00 and 22:00
Check Out: Between 7:30 and 10:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are allowed and can stay free of charge.
Groups: All groups are accepted.

Average

4.8
out of 5
488 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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12th June 2024:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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10th June 2024:

We had a very comfortable stay. The breakfasts were excellent and the meal on Saturday evening was outstanding. The staff were so helpful and friendly.

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4.8
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10th June 2024:

Nice hotel, friendly staff, breakfast and evening meal were very nice and tasty, lots of choice. Room was warm which was good as it was baltic outside! Bit of noise from passing traffic as room looked onto main road. Hotel parking was good.

Tips:

Did the walk to next village which was lovely and worth doing. Plenty antiques shops and couple gift shops to browse. We went to Heritage Centre which was staffed by friendly volunteers, where you can pick up leaflets etc.

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5
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8th June 2024:

Friends

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Excellent place to stay ❤❤❤❤❤

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5
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7th June 2024:

Lovely little hotel on the north coast of Scotland. Cosy and clean and the restaurant food is fresh and delicious! Highly recommend

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4.5
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5th June 2024:

Hotel was clean, facilities were good, staff were helpful and breakfast was delicious!

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Not so many places to eat or drink any longer but village is so beautiful it is worth a visit. I have stayed in Cullen many times. It is my ‘happy’ place. Lots of places to walk to, Bow Fiddle Rock, Findlater Castle, along the old railway line to Findochety or have a game of golf on the beautiful golf course. Not to forget the lovely cafe in the Square and the delicious ice cream shop. If you like antiques there are many antique sellers in the village.Lots of other places within an hours drive away including Elgin, Keith and Huntly.

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5
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3rd June 2024:

Great place food was beautiful staff very friendly & helpful

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Beautiful scenery and walks we were visiting family so never got to visit places but plenty places to visit while here 😀

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Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I will pass on your lovely comments to the team. Look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards Caroline

4.8
out of 5

2nd June 2024:

Very friendly staff. Lovely sea view. Nice breakfast. Comfy bed.

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Beautiful walk from Cullen along beach to Portknockie and back along viaduct. A browse around antique shops and ice cream and walk to the Auld Kirk. A drive to quaint Fordyce, Sandend and Portsoy.

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your amazing review. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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1st June 2024:

Friendly staff ..clean comfortable room..great food.. fantastic location.. excellent all round

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Stunning beach and scenery a few metres from hotel

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4.8
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28th May 2024:

We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights stay at the Royal Oak. All the staff were so helpful and nothing was too much bother. A special thanks must go to Brenda for her amazing “can do” attitude. The food was delicious and the room spotlessly clean. I would recommend to anyone!

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Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We really appreciate your feedback. I will pass on your kind words to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Caroline

4.8
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27th May 2024:

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5
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27th May 2024:

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4.8
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21st May 2024:

The genuinely warm welcome from the staff is what makes The Royal Oak such a lovely place to stay.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you back again. Kind regards Caroline

5
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20th May 2024:

Very good service and food. Enjoyed my short visit and I will be back in the not too distant future.

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4.5
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19th May 2024:

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5
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19th May 2024:

Friendly staff and lovely room with good quality toiletries, towels and bed linen. A nice touch was the addition of gluten free biscuits for my partner on the in-room tea tray. We ate breakfast and dinner in the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed both. Again we had great service, with staff knowledgeable on gluten free menu options. Both breakfast and dinner included fresh, locally sourced options, including the famous and homemade Cullen Skink. We both enjoyed the smoked Buckie haddock and poached egg breakfast option, as well as the fresh fruit, yogurt and granola. We were lucky with the weather and given the sun had been beating into our room with no windows open or curtains drawn, it did mean the room was very warm when we arrived. However there was a fan in the room to help reduce the temperature.

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We enjoyed walking around Cullen and along the coastline, and the beach was only a few minutes walk from the hotel.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline Ronald Proprietor

4.8
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17th May 2024:

One of the friendliest hotels we have ever stayed at. Excellent greeting on arrival,with great service in the bar and restaurant and wonderful food.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your kind review. I will pass your comments on to the team. Many thanks Caroline

5
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15th May 2024:

Great hotel, friendly staff, fantastic location, clean and warm, comfy beds and a lovely breakfast too.

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5
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15th May 2024:

Friendly helpful Staff. Interior decor excellent. Public areas and room. Food DELISH!!!! I wish I had stayed longer :)

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4.3
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13th May 2024:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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12th May 2024:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.3
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10th May 2024:

Great value, very friendly staff providing excellent service. Eat in the restaurant which provides great choice, food well presented. Breakfast choice excellent with generous portions. Will return. Thank you for a great stay

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5
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8th May 2024:

Excellent hotel, excellent staff & service, very clean & pleasant decor, very comfortable rooms.

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4.8
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2nd May 2024:

Eight of us stayed for a lads golfing trip. Location perfect, staff were wonderful, looked after us really well. Food was excellent. Rooms were just right for us for the two nights, no complaints at all. Staff definitely made it even better than expected though.

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4.8
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30th April 2024:

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4.8
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28th April 2024:

The stay was very good. Our room was warm and clean and the foold was delicious. Staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome!

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Nice restaurants and shops nearby. Really liked being on the sea shore.

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4.5
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20th April 2024:

Positives Staff. Both Brenda and Fiona are top class, both very friendly and helpful. Evening meal. Food is excellent. Nice IPA on tap too. Location. A nice walk on the beach is good for the appetite. Its just a couple of hundred yards away. Only negative is that two rooms face onto the road and the noise can be considerable. In fairness there's not much they can do about that.

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5
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18th April 2024:

Royal Oak Hotel is a hidden gem, located as you enter Cullen. The hotel was of very high standard, the bedrooms where impeccable, even the shower, I mentioned the shower because the previous hotel, the shower was shocking. The evening meal was superd, excellent choice on the menu, from starters to desserts. My final word is to the Management ( Caroline ) and the brilliant staff at the Royal Oak who were all excellent, I will have no hesitation coming back to this facility.

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Beautiful place to visit, especially the Harbour area.

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4
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17th April 2024:

Pleasant staff, comfortable bed. Clean. Let down by noisy and poorly fitted plumbing in a very small basic en suite. We had 6nights in hotels touring Scotland. This was poorest and higher priced than any other. Very disappointed and would not return or recommend.

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Would Recommend: No

5
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16th April 2024:

The location of the Hotel is just great in Seatown area of Cullen and for walks and the beach area. Lovely views from the hotel of the sea and surrounding area. The hotel is very clean , comfortable and our room was very cosy. The staff are welcoming and can't do enough for you. Brenda the manager is lovely, and professional and makes time for you. We had a lovely freshly cooked breakfast at the hotel.

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Great restaurants in the area Seafield hotel and Cullen bay hotel serve fantastic seafood dishes. Lovely walks around Cullen and coastal walks to next villages.

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4.5
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14th April 2024:

Very polite and accommodating staff. Very clean and nice breakfast.

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Walk around Cullen and nearby villages. Local swimming or surfing/paddleboarding is good and well catered for.

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4.8
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12th April 2024:

Staff service of a very high standard could not fault. Food of a very good standard ,,menu good special boards change almost daily. Restaurant area is pleasant well furnished and spacious.

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I would eat in every night

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4.5
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11th April 2024:

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4.5
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5th April 2024:

Nice hotel with great food menu, however limited choice of draft beer due to no stock. We stayed in room 5 which was nice, but no double glazing. Therefore we were kept awake by passing traffic!

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5
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4th April 2024:

A lovely hotel for our overnight stay. Reasonable price for bed and breakfast.Very spacious comfortable room. Had delicious evening meal in the restaurant. Have eaten here before and recommend this hotel for food. Lovely cooked breakfast in the morning. Continental breakfast also displayed. The staff are lovely -helpful and so friendly. An enjoyable stay and we would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for accommodation and good food in the Cullen area. Thank you.

Tips:

Lovely walks along the beach from Cullen to Portknockie. Great ice cream from The Cullen ice Cream shop and also along the road in The Portsoy Ice cream Parlour. Spey bay for wildlife and dolphin watching. Good chip shops in Cullen and Portknockie. Spotty Bag Shop not to be missed in Banff!

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5
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1st April 2024:

Very friendly staff, lovely room with a very comfortable bed and there were drawers. The food was, mostly, excellent and the portions were huge.

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Too many to mention.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. Delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

5
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31st March 2024:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
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29th March 2024:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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28th March 2024:

Wonderful cosy hotel with first class food

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Restaurant in the hotel is fantastic with a freshly cooked and extensive menu and large portions. EXCELLENT

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4.8
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26th March 2024:

Wifi in room 8 was variable in qualit. We had a most enjoyable stay, enhanced by the overall quality of service we received.

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5
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26th March 2024:

Great hotel, lovely food, staff were brilliant. Very cosy atmosphere…. Home from home feeling. Will be back soon.

Tips:

Lovely little seaside villages to visit. Bow Fiddle rock is famous landmark.

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4.8
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26th March 2024:

Staff were all very cheerful, friendly and welcoming to our dog. Food was excellent.

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We ate in the hotel which was very good . We were able to eat in the bar with our dog both for our evening meal and also for our delicious breakfast. The round walk to Portknocky is well worth doing.

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4.8
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20th March 2024:

Friendly and helpful staff

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Wonderful walk along the sea front

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4.3
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20th March 2024:

Comfortable twin bed room, restaurant a bit pricy so didn’t use it, friendly bar staff

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5
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18th March 2024:

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Wonderful coastline to explore of course. Walk up the Bin of Cullen for an amazing view. Visit all the harbour towns/villages of the Banffshire coast. Christie’s in Fochabers is worth a visit. Walk/cycle the Moray Coastal Trail. Bird watch at Troup Head. Take part in the Six Harbours Walk in early May. Good food at the Royal Oak in Cullen.

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5
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15th March 2024:

Lovely place. Staff were friendly polite and always willing to assist in anyway. Lunch and evening meals were excellent and the cooked breakfast was superb.

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4.8
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3rd March 2024:

We had a super overnight stop over at the Royal Oak. All members of staff are brilliant. We had a lovely evening meal and breakfast in the morning was amazing. Our dog got loads of attention from all staff. The hotel sits right beside the super beach so we enjoyed a couple of great walks there.

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5
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1st March 2024:

Beautiful hotel , so clean , staff were friendly, rooms were very comfortable and accommodating.. breakfast was good ! Could not fault anything, will definitely be back .. Had a meal in The hotel and can honestly say the food was some of the nicest I’ve ever tasted ! Everything was spot on If you are in that part of the country definitely book this wee gem 👌

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Enjoy the local area , beach and architecture, don’t leave without tasting Cullen skink 👌.. bowfiddle rock definitely wiortj a visit few miles up the road .

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4.8
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1st March 2024:

just a lovely hotel - comfortable and warm, charming room. Wonderful service by kind, helpful and attentive staff. Wifi very patchy, but I guess that's inevitable in this part of the world?

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5
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23rd February 2024:

Thank you for a lovely stay. We felt really welcomed from start to finish by everybody. The room was lovely and clean and we had everything we needed. Our breakfasts were outstanding and kept us going all day. The 2 meals we had with you were excellent, especially on our last night. The Royal Oak was a great base for our short break.

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We took the 35 bus to Buckie and walked back to Cullen all along the coast stopping at the little towns/villages en route. Findhorn is a must to visit with a lovely walk round the bay and a stop at the tearoom overlooking the bay. We walked from Cullen to Findlater Castle which was an amazing find and really worth a visit but is definitely not a walk for the less able. Take a walk up along the viaduct, over to the Temple of Pomona, up to Castle Hill and along to the old Kirk. We had a couple of excellent meals at the hotel, fish and chips from Cullen fish shop and a lovely meal at The Admiral in Findochty. A fantastic location for a short break.

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4.8
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22nd February 2024:

WiFi could be improved

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5
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22nd February 2024:

Kyle was exceptionally good to us. Waiting on our late arrival from Glasgow. Next morning - he couldn't do enough for us. Loved the welcome pack for dogs - very nice touch. Brenda came in to see us and gave us a lovely welcome as always. Staff make this the best place to stay as the service is 10/10.

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5
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22nd February 2024:

Clean room, comfortable bed. Very friendly staff. Good choice of food for dinner and lovely home cooked breakfast.

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Moray Coastal Path for walks. Rockpool cafe for good coffee.

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4.8
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18th February 2024:

Nice clean hotel, restaurant is very good. Staff are helpful.

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4.8
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15th February 2024:

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4.8
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13th February 2024:

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4.5
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10th February 2024:

Excellent hotel. Food was lovely and room was extremely comfortable. Quite a small shower but that’s all that fits in the room but it was a good powers shower. Brenda the night manager could not have been more helpful, pleasant and accommodating. She exemplifies Customer Service and is a great ambassador for the hotel. Thanks Brenda

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4.5
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9th February 2024:

Staff very friendly, welcoming & helpful. Food in restaurant good, especially the Cullen skink. Only slight downside was the traffic at night as I am not use to hearing traffic passing outside at night. Otherwise a very enjoyable stay.

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Hotel restaurant has good selection on menu. Close to many interesting places to visit including Cullen Old Church, Burghead & the other attractive coastal villages & towns along the coast

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5
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5th February 2024:

Excellent stay. Great little hotel ,great staff, great facilities, super breakfast.

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No need to go outside all facilities in hotel, great walks minutes away

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4.8
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1st February 2024:

Nice warm welcome, given info on restaurant times keys to get in if late. Nice meal in the evening with a good choice of beers

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Only had limited time so not able to explore local area

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4.3
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30th January 2024:

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5
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24th January 2024:

Fabulous little hotel tucked into a lovely village in the north of Scotland. Warm and friendly and cosy. Clean and fresh and lovely room. Great menu offering and the food was delicious and freshly prepared Really enjoyed my visit and will be returning

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4.8
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15th January 2024:

Friendly attentive staff, a great team. Excellent evening meal and breakfast.Dog and people friendly .Great communication.

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Have a walk up on the viaduct or the beach. Antiques center up the road worth a visit.

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5
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8th January 2024:

Nice welcome from all staff, good clean room, good choice on menus comfortable room would book it again

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Vintage and antiques place is good for a look round

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5
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2nd January 2024:

I was delighted with my stay: wonderful, friendly staff who made a big fuss of all three dogs. As advertised as a dog friendly hotel, sometimes with three animals you are looked down upon as an inconvenience. NOT IN THIS CASE. Loved the wee doggy welcome pack. 🤗🐾 Food was excellent, big portions which were cooked brilliantly + again, eating in the bar with dogs was accommodated+ not an inconvenience. Overall cleanliness of hotel was superb, easy access so you could come+ go at all hours. Excellent location for a quick walk along the golf course, viaduct, harbour, Castle Hill or the hill up behind the viaduct. Walk along the coast to Port Knockie or Sunneyside Beach was close by, easily accessible + the scenery is absolutely fab!

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As there over Christmas/New Year; most shops were unfortunately closed. However, I would recommend this area for walking. Go on Walk Highlands+ enjoy!

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to welcome you to the Royal Oak and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us!

5
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26th December 2023:

A busy two days with some wild weather , a really warm pleasant hotel to stay in staff where friendly and helpful. short walk from hotel after dinner to Cullen harbour past the beach , excellent views of viaduct and Christmas lights. would definitely stay again .

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5
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19th December 2023:

Excellent client care and great food. Highly recommended

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5
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16th December 2023:

Nice little hotel in beautiful little village setting

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4.5
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6th December 2023:

I didn't know why there were no heating in our rooms after 10pm that night, we felt very cold after midnight. And there were no hot water in our bathrooms before 8am next morning.

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Apart from the minor flaws mentioned above, I would still recommend this hotel.

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4.8
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4th December 2023:

A great place to stay. Very welcoming, very helpful... breakfast was superb!

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5
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18th November 2023:

Hannah looked after most of my requirements and was very attentive and always with a smile but all staff were good.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. I will pass your kind comments onto Hannah and the rest of the team. Kind regards Caroline

4.5
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13th November 2023:

Excellent staff very helpful in every way a credit to the owners .The room was a little chilly as the radiator seemed to he needing bleed as half warm half cold but staff issued us with a heater to compensate so no problem

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5
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5th November 2023:

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4.8
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27th October 2023:

A very nice hotel.Food excellent, very attentive and helpful staff,who make you feel welcome.

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You must try the food!

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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23rd October 2023:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the The Royal Oak Hotel. Lovely room, excellent food and very friendly staff. We look forward to staying with you again in the future.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Royal Oak very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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21st October 2023:

All staff very friendly Food excellent

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4.8
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20th October 2023:

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5
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18th October 2023:

Can't fault the hotel this is the 4th time of staying there. Staff very friendly and accommodating and always smiling and I know all of them by name and I can class them as friends. Good is always top class and occasionally l will drive up from Aberdeen for a day trip and have lunch!

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Lots of places to visit all within a short drive, walked garden,lighthouse museum etc etc. Plenty of places to eat around the area from comfy cafe's to high standard restaurants and if fish is your thing you'll will be spoiled for choice. And of course you have miles of beaches to explore and magnificent cliffs with some wonderful views

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4.5
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18th October 2023:

For a longer stay a small, quiet lounge would be a bonus. Staff are a huge asset - all genuine and friendly. Perhaps a removal and reset of shower compartment would make cleaning easier for staff as at present joints are unclean able. Overall a great stay.

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4.8
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17th October 2023:

Exceptionally smart, pleasant and helpful staff

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely comments. Very much appreciated.

5
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12th October 2023:

Lovely place to stay. Very welcoming and friendly. Caroline, the proprietor is wonderful. Food excellent. Will certainly stay there again.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
out of 5

10th October 2023:

Great hotel. Perfect location to play

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5
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9th October 2023:

The Staff were fantastic and very polite and helpful. The breakfasts were excellent, and good selection of breakfast foods also gluten free foods. Dog friendly too. Thank you for our stay.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
out of 5

6th October 2023:

Lovely friendly stay. Cozy and warm and wonderful food and recommend the fabulous cappuccino's. Thank you. I will return.

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Fabulous beach...walk out early and try to see the pod of wild bottlenose dolphin. The wildlife protection centre down the road at Spay Bay. Visit Johnstone's for coffee and look at the beautiful woven goods and clothes at the Mill. Wonderful unusual birds about too ..

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Kind regards Caroline

4.5
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5th October 2023:

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5
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5th October 2023:

Top quality staff. Friendly helpful happy people. Clean, comfortable room. Great menu. Good food. We had a wonderful stay over 4 days

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Moray coast is stunning. I'd recommend Gordon and Cawdor castle gardens, Findhorn, Cullen, Pennan, Buckie Fishing Museum is a gem.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your fabulous review We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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3rd October 2023:

Fabulous stay. Lovely and friendly staff and very good homemade food. Would definitely stay here again.

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4.8
out of 5

30th September 2023:

Very friendly and efficient staff Lovely food at a fair price and I found the hotel to be very clean and I will return

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regard Caroline and the team

5
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30th September 2023:

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4.5
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29th September 2023:

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5
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26th September 2023:

Excellent hotel, location and staff.

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Close to beach, bar and restaurant on site.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for taking time to leave such a lovely review. We hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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25th September 2023:

Caroline and her team were absolutley wonderful, Thank you.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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25th September 2023:

Very friendly and accommodating staff- nothing too big a problem. Room cosy and well laid out, food lovely.

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5
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21st September 2023:

Hotel was spotlessly clean. Room was also very clean and very comfortable with everything you needed. I personally liked the tea cups. Food was excellent as were the staff, special mention to Millie who could run the place with her eyes closed. On checking out we had a long chat with Caroline the owner who was also lovely and very friendly. Would definitely go back if staying in the area and have already recommended the restaurant to friends who stay in the area

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I will pass on your lovely comments to the team. Millie will be delighted to have such great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

4.5
out of 5

21st September 2023:

Very helpful staff Great welcome for dogs Delicious food

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Walk high and low

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to welcome you both and Inca was an absolute delight. I hope you have a great trip to USA and we look forward to seeing you back again in the not too distant future.

5
out of 5

15th September 2023:

You were perfect for our needs, the village is beautiful as is the surrounding area. Breakfast and dinners were excellent. All the staff were lovely too.

Tips:

Stay and eat here, it’s very good. Portnockie is a must as is Lossiemouth.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable time with us. Hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

4.8
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14th September 2023:

We had a fantastic two night stay at the Royal Oak. Our room was spacious, clean, well decorated and very homely. The staff were so accommodating - nothing was too much trouble for them. The bar and restaurant were great - delicious food including a 10/10 Cullen skink. The breakfasts set us up well for days of exploring! Hotel is situated a few minutes walk from the beach and from the Main Street. The manager was very friendly and helpful. It was like a home away from home. Would definitely return.

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4.8
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12th September 2023:

I like visiting Scotland and had never been to Cullen before, lovely town and beach and very convenient being close to the beach, I was lucky to get the weather. However the prices for evening meals as expected were expensive and can get better deals than that in Birmingham

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Don't go to the chippie, I had pie and chips and it was awful, the food was hard and I should have taken it back. Do go to the top of the hill or even where the flagpole is and you get a nice view of Cullen all round

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Owner Response:

Dear Mr Freeman Thank you for your lovely review. You did not actually eat with us and chose to eat subways in your room. We have a varied menu with lots of affordable choices. Of course you will get cheaper food in Birmingham. We pride ourselves in offering local produce which comes at a cost. Not all of our options are over £20 as you stated to me before you realised that I was the owner! Anyway it was lovely to have you stay with us and you did say you did not want to leave. A very nice compliment indeed. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Caroline

4
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11th September 2023:

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5
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11th September 2023:

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5
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10th September 2023:

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5
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9th September 2023:

Great location close to beach and golf course. Comfortable well appointed bedrooms. Varied menu with excellent food served in dining room and bar. Particularly pleasant helpful staff. Dog friendly A real gem !

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Caroline

5
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9th September 2023:

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5
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9th September 2023:

A great little pub, easy walking distance into the village and easy walking anywhere else for that matter. The room was excellent, staff & management were friendly & engaged in conversation. If we were coming back to Scotland again I would definitely consider staying here & would recommend to others.

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Easy walking distance to town, harbour & beach. Lots of walks available around the town. Hotel restaurant was a nice meal. Limited other eating places in Cullen.

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Owner Response:

We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable time in Cullen. We hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline

4.8
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7th September 2023:

An excellent stay with great food ( and chef ) and superb staff. Certainly value for money.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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7th September 2023:

Lovely food, nice room, pleasant helpful staff. Very dog friendly. We will be back, that's for sure.

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The beach is only yards from hotel. The golf club near beach is open to non members and also dog friendly great for a drink after the walk.

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you back again very soon. Many thanks Caroline

4.8
out of 5

6th September 2023:

We booked this hotel to spend just a night in Cullen. I was going with my 1 year old and my parents. We had such a lovely experience, it was perfect for a family stay, so clean and tidy, staff members so helpful and kind, the decor so beautiful and calming. The food was incredible especially Cullen skink which we took away and had on the harbour. They provided food for under 5 years old with more variety than other places which added lots of points. I think it was just that day that the wifi was not working, allowed some disconnection though. I would highly recommend this place, we’ll come back for sure.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. I hope that your mum enjoyed her trip to Cullen. I am pleased that Lewis enjoyed the menu too! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.

4.5
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5th September 2023:

Lovely comfortable clean and friendly. Delicious food. Highly recommended

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline

4.5
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3rd September 2023:

Restaurant food was great. We had a very enjoyable stay.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was lovely to meet you both and I hope to see you back in Cullen again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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3rd September 2023:

We had a great two night break in this hotel. The room was very clean and comfortable,the staff were friendly and helpful. We had dinner in the restaurant both nights, it was delicious and good value for money. Would highly recommend.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to welcoming back again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
out of 5

29th August 2023:

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5
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22nd August 2023:

The Royal Oak is a great spot in a beautiful little sea side town. The staff is exceedingly friendly and the food outstanding. In fact, it was the best Cullen Skink we had during our entire two weeks in Scotland. It is a short walk to the golf course or beach. Definitely will stay here again.

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The golf course is really unique. Hard to believe they could get 18 holes in there but the layout works, even though it is short. No problem getting on and the staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming. The beach and Cullen harbor are right there. Parking is easy.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Delighted to read that it was the best Cullen Skink you tasted. Haste ye back to Cullen. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Caroline

5
out of 5

20th August 2023:

Excellent! Very friendly and efficient staff. Room was lovely and the food in the restaurant and at breakfast was excellent. Would thoroughly recommend it and we will be back. Dog friendly (they supplied a dog welcome pack!)

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Cullen is lovely - one of our favoruite places. Beautiful, quiet beach, interesting shops, great food, lovely walks and lots to see along the coast!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again with your doggie! Kind regards Caroline

4.8
out of 5

16th August 2023:

lovely comfortable hotel situated close to the beach. Excellent breakfasts and very friendly and helpful staff

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Three lovely beaches in Cullen Bay. Golf course next to beach. Tapas at Seafield Arms excellent Good local chip shop and excellent ice cream parlour

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. Delighted that you enjoyed your time with us in Cullen. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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14th August 2023:

Nice friendly hotel, hope to return sometime. The only problem I had was the steep stair too the bedroom, but it wouldn’t put me off from staying there again.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your excellent review. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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13th August 2023:

Enjoyed our stay so much because of the exceptionally high standard of the friendly, efficient staff. Our room was delightful and both breakfast and dinner were excellent. We were made to feel very welcome and were well looked after by all.the staff .

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Enjoyed local walks , nearby villages and a visit to Pluscarden Abbey which was beautiful and interesting.Elgin and Spey Bay are also worth a visit .

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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10th August 2023:

An excellent small hotel close to the sea. Clean, comfortable room with excellent food, especially the Cullen Skink!

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None as I only stopped briefly

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5
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9th August 2023:

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip - very early awakening with traffic noise a bit unfortunate but didn't spoil our stay. A hook or two in the bathroom would be nice. Otherwise everything great and especially for myself your avaialability of a range of GF options at breakfast, and most appreciated the GF biscuits on the tea/coffee tray - never had that before so thank you!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate such positive feedback. I am Gluten Free myself and I know how frustrating it can be when you do not get options! Delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward very much to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline Ronald

5
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8th August 2023:

Very Friendly staff, single room clean and adequate. Food excellent, will definitely stay here again

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4.5
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4th August 2023:

Excellent food, attentive staff, nice comfortable room

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Close to beach across footbridge. Lots of car parking at hotel. Cullen interesting antique and collectibles shops but only open Thursday at 11 for weekend..

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5
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3rd August 2023:

Me and my partner stayed in the family room it was stunning had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean the staff were amazing especially the manager she went about and beyond food was also lovely infact I have no complaints about this hotel at all it was amazing and we Will definitely be back so a big thanks to yous all Lynn Porter x

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5
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3rd August 2023:

Location stupenda, personale cordiale e accogliente, cibo delizioso, pulizia ottima e parcheggio perfetto! Complimenti!

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Il parcheggio è funzionale e gratuito! Location perfetta per passeggiate sia sulla spiaggia sia nel punto panoramico

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5
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2nd August 2023:

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Cullen is an attractive village but does not have a choice of eating facilities.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review.

5
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2nd August 2023:

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Owner Response:

Thank you for our lovely review. It was lovely to meet you both and I hope that you enjoy the rest of your trip to Scotland. Kind regards Caroline

4.5
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28th July 2023:

Enjoyed our stay at the Royal Oak. The room we had was a twin room which was a good size, the only negative being that the shower room needed a bit of attention and was on the small side. Breakfast and evening meals were excellent, staff and owner all very pleasant and helpful. The location of the hotel is good in that you are a stones throw from the sea front.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

4.5
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28th July 2023:

Restaurant was very good (Cullen Skink was delicious!) and the breakfast as well. Peacefull and quiet place.

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The hotel’s restaurant serves great food ! Not a lot of things to do in town but very pleasant stay for one night

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. Cullen has many activities such as golf, walking, bike hire, sailing, surfing and paddleboarding. We are lucky to lots of lovely shops, places to eat and a heritage centre. There are many walks in around the village.

4.8
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27th July 2023:

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4.5
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25th July 2023:

very friendly and helpful staff

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4.8
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22nd July 2023:

Staff were amazing and really helpful. Breakfast was really nice

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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22nd July 2023:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your excellent review. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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18th July 2023:

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights to play golf. The location was perfect and the hotel food and all the staff were very friendly and attentive. Thank you

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The Golf course is a few minutes walk from the hotel. A walk along the beach and around the harbour and also along the viaduct give great views. 👍

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your excellent review. Delighted you enjoyed your golf break in Cullen. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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15th July 2023:

Great stay,friendly efficient staff and good food

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your wonderful review. I will pass on your lovely comments to the team. Hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline

4.8
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14th July 2023:

The hotel is located a stone's throw from the beach. The staff at the Royal Oak are very friendly and extremely helpful, ensuring that you have a most enjoyable stay. A good hearty Scottish breakfast sets you up for the day!

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Aspire restaurant in Portsoy - 10 minutes by car/bus from Cullen.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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6th July 2023:

Very friendly & professional staff and excellent quality of food from the restaurant.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Delighted to receive your fantastic review. Thank you very much. I do hope that we get the chance to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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3rd July 2023:

Very helpful staff. Food and accommodation was lovely. Highly recommend The Royal Oak.

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Eat at the in house restaurant, food is amazing.

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5
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2nd July 2023:

Friendly staff. Made me feel at home. Always seemed cheerful despite being busy.

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Lovely coastal path walks. The wee fishing villages are interesting as well as the bigger places like Banff or Elgin. Make use of the 35 bus and you can look around you rather than driving everywhere.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your 5 Star Review. Very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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2nd July 2023:

everyone is so nice and helpful. They are so good at making you feel welcome and going far beyond what you expect. GREAT HOSTS.

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just ask and they will try there best to help

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Owner Response:

Great to see you both again. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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2nd July 2023:

Lovely hotel, bright and airy, immaculately clean, friendly helpful staff, comfy bed and an amazing breakfast!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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1st July 2023:

All staff were extremely polite, friendly and helpful. Lovely welcome.

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There is no need to go elsewhere for food. Breakfasts were delightful as were dinners. Take time to explore Cullen itself. Thereafter enjoy the other coastal villages, and maybe visit Gordon Castle Garden, Brodie Castle or Cawdor Castle.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your fantastic review. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you say there is a lot to do in and around Cullen. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Kind regards Caroline

5
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1st July 2023:

We were made to feel very welcome and the room was comfortable and clean. Nicola was an excellent waitress, and all staff were friendly. Food was fresh and delicious.

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Cullen was a lovey village to end our Moray Coastal Trail walk and this hotel felt like luxury after a week of camping. Would stay here again and recommend to anyone. Also, we had lunch in The New Denver which was very tasty and again, polite and helpful staff.

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I will pass on your kind comments to Nicola! Look forward to seeing you both again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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30th June 2023:

The perfect place for an overnight stay when I was attending a dinner and conference nearby. I didn't dine there but I enjoyed a good breakfast with fresh local produce.

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Great beach, good walks, attractive shops in and around Cullen

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5
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29th June 2023:

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your brilliant review. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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26th June 2023:

Absolutely lovely hotel and staff! Thank you so much!

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Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. Hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards Caroline Ronald Hotel Proprietor

5
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22nd June 2023:

Royal Oak Hotel. Had a lovely relaxing two night stay at The Royal Oak, room was a twin everything you need, stocked up with tea, coffee water on both days, breakfast was amazing, the perfect poached eggs! Plenty to choose from- cereal, fruit, yogurt, toast, cooked breakfast with plenty of items to choose from. Dinner menu had plenty to choose from, we had Lasagne, very nice, my sister has a small appetite they had No problem when we asked for a smaller portion and they charged us for a junior portion, thank you. Hotel is dog friendly and do a dog menu which is great. Hotel is two minutes walk from the most beautiful beach, a walk in the morning and evening is a must! Cullen is so lovely , driving into Cullen and seeing the viaducts and the beach from the road is an amazing view! Check in was quick, hotel manager Caroline is very pleasant and stops for a chat, I asked for a couple of cupcakes for the room as it was my sister’s birthday and they were there free of charge! Thank you. Will definitely return for a stay. Isabel Mackenzie

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If eating in hotel make sure you book as restaurant gets very busy. Linda’s fish and chip shop, lovely fish supper! Amazing ice cream in The ice cream shop. Amazing clean Beach. 10 minutes drive to Portsoy for more amazing ice cream and visit the harbour where they filmed The Peaky Blinders!

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon with your doggie! Kind regards Caroline Ronald Hotel proprietor

5
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20th June 2023:

We felt very wecome from the time we arrived until we left All staff very friendly and helpful All meals were excellent THANK YOU

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Lovely area and interesting coastline Worth a visit- harbour at Portknockie / Portsoy Marble shop for gifts then a cuppa in the tearoom next door

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Owner Response:

It was our pleasure to welcome you to the Royal Oak. We hope to see you again very soon.

5
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20th June 2023:

From the moment we walked in the door we knew we had chosen well. Brenda and all staff could not do enough for us. Our room was lovely and very comfy. We liked the varied menu and ate in each night we were there. They cater for all from children to Oap's. Even pets have a nice selection. The menu is clearly marked for most dietary needs. Staff were knowledgeable about area and coul advise you. We can definitely recommend and will do to anyone heading in that direction. Its a lovely area. We will be back.

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4.5
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19th June 2023:

Lovely location, with extremely welcoming staff. Breakfast options were very good, and home cooked.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your breakfast. Hope to see you back again very soon.

5
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16th June 2023:

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4.8
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15th June 2023:

Friendly,helpful staff. Nice accommodation,excellent food.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
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15th June 2023:

Very welcoming owners and staff in all areas inc the bar, breakfast etc.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

5
out of 5

12th June 2023:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

4.8
out of 5

12th June 2023:

Very friendly, exceptionally clean and maintained. Food great . Really good location next to beach .

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
out of 5

11th June 2023:

As usual Hotel was great. Brenda and the staff were very professional and very accommodating with my cockapoo "BeBE" The room was very clean & comfortable, breakfast was great with a very large choice. the food is great. we have stayed there a few time and will remain to return. Thank you. Brian, Brenda & "BeBe"

Tips:

Visit the beach which is just across the back road.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear Brian, Brenda and Bebe, It was great to see you all back again to the hotel. I will pass on your lovely comments to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

4.8
out of 5

10th June 2023:

All staff were very welcoming,friendly and professional.

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The local Chinese carry out was excellent.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Caroline

4.8
out of 5

9th June 2023:

Excellent and Friendly. Good Food and superb Breakfast. Will definitely be back

Tips:

PLAY the Golf Course

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to see you both again. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
out of 5

4th June 2023:

All great, thanks for a lovely stay. The doggy goody box is a lovely touch.

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5
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3rd June 2023:

Had a fantastic stay, all the staff were excellent so friendly and helpful.The rooms and facilities were also excellent.The food was well presented and was from local suppliers and tasted great.Cant wait to tell friends and family about the Royal Oak.

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Just go and enjoy the local area so much to see.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes Caroline

5
out of 5

2nd June 2023:

Staff were very friendly!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
out of 5

28th May 2023:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your excellent review. Kind regards Caroline

4.3
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26th May 2023:

Lovely place to stay, so close to the sea, was so nice to wake up and look out over the waves.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
out of 5

25th May 2023:

What a lovely spot, with friendly service, comfortable beds and delicious food. My only critique is that my preference is for thicker curtains or a blind, but I still woke feeling refreshed.

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A walk along the shore for sunset is a must. Make sure you give in to temptation for dessert, they were scrumptious!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed our home made desserts. Kind regards Caroline

4.5
out of 5

25th May 2023:

The staff were all lovely, however, the rooms are a bit tired looking. The bed wasn’t that comfortable

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Cullen is a beautiful place and everyone was so friendly

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. I am unsure how the room is tired as they have just recently been refurbished. Room 5 has a brand new mattress on the bed. It is very difficult to get a mattress that suits all tastes. I am so happy that you enjoyed Cullen and hopefully we will see you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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22nd May 2023:

Friendly staff lovely location good facilities and food

Tips:

Great walks beautiful scenery

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I hope that you come back and stay with again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
out of 5

21st May 2023:

Friendly welcoming staff, excellent breakfast.

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Sandend beach is a gem.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your wonderful review. I look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

4.5
out of 5

19th May 2023:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review We hope to see you back again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
out of 5

17th May 2023:

Brenda and her staff were really friendly. My visit was in remembrance of my late wife, and Saturday and Sunday were difficult days for both me and my two girls. However your staff went out of their way to make my stay relaxing, and I have to say that breakfasts are super, piping hot. I had not planned to eat there every night, but the meals really are excellent, so I did. Am And no regrets! The fire alarm at around 4:30 on Tuesday morning was perhaps not a highlight, but it gave me an opportunity to chat to other guests, one of whom was from Kirkwall where I plan to go later this year..

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I cannot recommend other local places because the Rockpool Café where I intended to try the Cullen Skink on Monday was closed. And meals at the Royal Oak were too good to even consider other options,!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your wonderful review. I can only apologise for a guest deciding to smoke out of his window and set off the alarm in the middle of the night. Thankfully this has only happened once before in the past 5 years! I am so pleased to hear that you found everything to your satisfaction. I will pass on your very kind comments to the rest of the team. I hope that you come back and see us all very soon. Kind regards Caroline

4.8
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12th May 2023:

Welcoming friendly helpful staff

Tips:

Easy parking and access to beach and can walk to town

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your excellent review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Caroline

4.8
out of 5

9th May 2023:

Wonderful location, lovely staff and clean room.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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8th May 2023:

A very friendly family hotel

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I hope you come and see us again very soon. Kind regards Caroline

5
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4th May 2023:

Friendly & helpful staff. Great food. Highly recommended.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I look forward to welcoming you back soon.

5
out of 5

24th April 2023:

Lovely bar & restaurant area. Good food friendly service.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your valued review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

5
out of 5

20th April 2023:

Great hospitality thank you, look forward to seeing you again!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

4.8
out of 5

15th April 2023:

Friendly and efficient staff. Breakfast was very good and the evening meal we had was good too. The menu was superior pub food with decent choice for vegans or vegetarians too.

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We were there for a short break and to do some walking along the coast. There are many fine sandy beaches and pretty harbours nearby. Cullen itself has those attributes and is a very attractive village. There are some fine golf courses too.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

5
out of 5

14th April 2023:

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5
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11th April 2023:

Staff helpful, pleasant and we would definitely come back.

Tips:

Restaurant popular so book a table.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

5
out of 5

11th April 2023:

Lovely small hotel with the most accommodating, friendly and professional staff. You managed to squeeze us into a very busy dinner service on arrival and we are so happy you did, the food was fantastic. Recently refurbished rooms were clean and bright with a super collections of teas, coffee and quality biscuits too. Toiletries smelt luxurious and bed was very comfortable.

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Take a walk along shore at low tide, especially in front of sea wall. The views are great for photos from the viaduct.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the wonderful comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

4.8
out of 5

6th April 2023:

Wonderful warm welcome, friendly staff, comfortable well appointed and clean room, wide range of tasty options for breakfast.

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Have dinner in the hotel bar / restaurant - lovely service and delicious food.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

4
out of 5

6th April 2023:

We had a lovely stay and were made to feel very welcome, nothing was too much trouble. Food was excellent too.

Tips:

The beach was lovely for walking the dog and the whole of the coast in that area has some lovely harbours to visit.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review.

5
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5th April 2023:

The staff were vey helpful and polite. The room was small but was clean and tidy with everything that we needed. The food was good, especially the steak pie. We both liked the breakfast there was a good menu choice. The bar was very busy with a good range of malts.The hotel is dog friendly and even has a dog menu.

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The hotel is five minutes walk from the beach which is handy for dog owners. Cullen itself is a quiet town. We visited off season on a Monday and found a lot of the shops closed.

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4.8
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2nd April 2023:

We received a friendly welcome on our arrival at he Royal Oak & throughout our stay we were treated with warmth & kindness. The staff are lovely; the rooms are simple but warm clean & comfortable. The food is excellent & cannot be faulted & the service great. A great choice of breakfast to suit everyone's taste, including vegan & g/f. I'd recommend that guests eat at the Royeal Oak at least once; we did on both nights of our stay! A special mention to the manager, Brenda, for her kindness.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you back again very soon.

4.5
out of 5

31st March 2023:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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27th March 2023:

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4.8
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22nd March 2023:

Very friendly and obliging staff. Very comfortable and lovely food.

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5
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22nd March 2023:

From the moment we arrived we received the most wonderful service from a warm, professional team. It was my mums 80th treat and The Royal Oak Team pulled out all the stops to make our stay very special! Our rooms were immaculate and had super views. We had lunch in the cosy bar area and dinner in the lovely dinner room which we all enjoyed immensely. We were so sorry to have to leave but enjoyed an amazing breakfast before we did so.

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5
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20th March 2023:

The Hotel was perfect for myself, wife & BeBe my cockapoo dog. Hotel was very clean, food was fantastic and the room was spacious. Brenda was very friendly and made us feel very welcome from the start. Breakfast was lovely with a great choice. Thank you to all the staff for a great stay. Brian, Brenda & BeBe.

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Hotel is on the main street but has a big car park and it is right next to the beach.

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5
out of 5

10th March 2023:

Our second multi-day stay - 2022 & 2023, both were very enjoyable. The food was very good and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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4.5
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8th March 2023:

Comfortable hotel with friendly staff. Would certainly stay there again.

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4.8
out of 5

23rd February 2023:

Great hotel, good selection of food, comfortable rooms, a great shower, the available breakfast selection was excellent.

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Literally a stones throw from the beach.

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5
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16th February 2023:

We had an excellent stay. The hotel has been tastefully refurbished and is really pleasing to the eye. Loved the paintings and attention to detail. We had our dog with us and he was made most welcome. Our bedroom was nice with plenty of storage space and tastefully furnished. Although the shower wasn't big it was adequate for our needs and the water and lovely and hot. Rooms were upstairs with no lift, so those with mobility issues might find the stairs and corridors a challenge. Food was excellent. I had venison steak which was beautifully cooked. Breakfast suited all tastes. The manager was very attentive and there was a good working relationship amongst staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this favourite village of Cullen. We have stayed in more expensive accommodation in the area but have to say, the Royal Oak is really good value for money.

Tips:

Cullen is just beautiful, with its viaduct and great coastline views and lovely walks. There is a golf course too. We come to Cullen and the area often as we love the area. The beaches are great for families.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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13th February 2023:

We absolutely loved our stay. The staff were lovely. We had our2 dogs with us and they were welcomed as much as we were.

Tips:

Leave your car in the car park and have a good walk round, the area is so quaint and beautiful, you would miss half of it in a car.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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10th February 2023:

Very friendly welcome. Nice cosy hotel. Room was well furnished and comfortable. En-suite bathroom clean. Bar meals excellent. Breakfast really good and freshly cooked.

Tips:

My stay was work related so did not visit any other restaurants or places of interest.

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5
out of 5

4th February 2023:

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5
out of 5

29th January 2023:

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5
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27th January 2023:

All Staff very friendly and helpful - good food and pleasant atmosphere.

Tips:

The Hotel is dog friendly and is located near the beach. Good for coastal and countryside walks. There is also a golf course within walking distance. Cullen is a great centre for exploring the Moray Coast.

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4.8
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24th January 2023:

We love staying at the Royal Oak. The service is excellent from your lovely staff. The location is perfect for long coastal walks and the town of Cullen itself. We hope to return before too long. Alan Massey and Toni O'Toole

Tips:

When not eating at the Royal Oak, we really enjoy the vegetarian and vegan food at the New Denver which is 2 minutes walk from the main square. TheNewDenver.co.uk The coastal walks either eastwards or westwards are a delight.

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4.8
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18th January 2023:

Staff were really helpful and friendly. Food was good. I think the room was a bit pricey as it was out of season and the hotel was fairly empty. I would have been inclined to stay longer if there had been a seasonal offer.

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5
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16th January 2023:

What a beautiful little seaside town. Staff were very welcoming and more than happy to go out of their way to make sure our stay was memorable. We had a very warm welcome from Brenda, the Manager, Craig, the barman was also very helpful, nothing too much trouble. Would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Cullen.

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5
out of 5

14th January 2023:

Staff are so friendly and helpful

Tips:

Great scenery and beach nearby.

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5
out of 5

14th January 2023:

Great place to stay, in the perfect location in Cullen. The staff are welcoming, efficient and friendly. I arrived late but was offered Cullen Skink soup and sandwiches after the restaurant had closed. They were accommodating with an early start the following day, and an early breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble. Shout out for Brenda and Kyle who are the driving forces!

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5
out of 5

1st January 2023:

Superb stay, staff and hotel excellent

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Very close to everything in Cullen, and staff superb

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5
out of 5

23rd December 2022:

We had a lovely stay. Customer service was excellent, food plentiful and delicious. Accommodation beautiful. Staff were extremely helpful and cared about every customer. Definitely would recommend staying here.

Tips:

Having spent a couple of holidays in the area previously, we find that just driving around or have a wander to see what local attraction can be found. Lots of lovely little harbours and villages to be discovered.

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5
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7th December 2022:

An ideal place to spend a few days by the sea. Staff very exceptional. Food was very good.

Tips:

Lovely quiet beach. Beautiful little village and can recommend The Rockpool for coffee and a scone.

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4.5
out of 5

4th December 2022:

Everyone of the staff so kind and considerate

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Plenty !

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5
out of 5

30th November 2022:

Very friendly and professional staff. Lovely atmosphere. Food very good.

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5
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16th November 2022:

We really enjoyed our stay especially with the quality of the food and the extensive choice on the menu offered, along with all the honest ratings indicated above.We would certainly visit again. Thanks again for everything. Donald & Dorothy McInnes.

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5
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14th November 2022:

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5
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12th November 2022:

Had a really warm welcome and a lovely room. Location really good and easy to find, parking no problem. Hotel really clean and well managed throughout offering a lovely breakfast whatever your preference and a great place to eat in the evening after returning from a day of fanatic walking right from the door. Nothing to much trouble for the staff. We stayed in Room 8 which has a fantastic all round view of the sea, beach and viaduct. A beautiful room, big windows, great shower and comfy bed.

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Coast walk in both directions is beautiful. Regular bus service along the coast is a good bonus for the way home or those less able dropping off very close to the hotel in Cullen. Cullen has a great fish deli to pick up lunch for the walk, we had Cullen skink scotch eggs and a pie. Two minute walk to beach is fantastic info you are hoping for the aurora which we were lucky enough to see on one evening and so good not to have to go far. Nice fish and chips at Portknockie, lovely ice cream at Portsoy.

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4.8
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9th November 2022:

Lovely hotel and friendly staff

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5
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8th November 2022:

Fantastic welcome at this hotel. Staff so friendly & helpful. Very good freshly cooked breakfast. Very clean & comfortable. Would definitely recommend The Royal Oak in Cullen. 😁

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4.5
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8th November 2022:

Room was ok,too hot overnight,even with radiator off,too noisy with window open. Bed comfort was very good,and having water,tea,coffee etc.Towels were excellent.Bathroom was very small,slight smell from saniflow system,and sometimes water came up through shower.Shower cubicle very small for a larger person,my partner struggled a bit to shower properly.Breakfast was nice,with fresh cooked food.On the whole was fine for overnight stay,the price per night is a bit expensive for type of room in our opinion.

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5
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28th October 2022:

Many thanks for a wonderful stay - lovely room, delicious dinner and breakfast and great atmosphere. A real happy place that I would highly recommend.

Tips:

Explore all of Banffshire & beyond from the Royal Oak. Travel tip - Boyndie Trust Old School Visitor Centre & Cafe is a bonnie place nearby to stop, nature walk & shop.

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4.8
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18th October 2022:

Very friendly and helpful staff.

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5
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9th October 2022:

Great hotel in a great location 2-minute walk to beach, harbour, golf course.

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Plenty to do in Cullen and around the local area. Golf, Castles, Beach, Walks, Whiskey Distilleries and some great individual shops.

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4.3
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8th October 2022:

Lovely friendly staff spotlessly clean everywhere Great food very comfortable beds Busy road so expect some noise but rooms at back fine We would definitely stay here again if in the area

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We were happy to eat in the hotel and being October we didn’t fine many places to eat nice coffee/lunch in Cullen The RockpoolCafe

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5
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8th October 2022:

Very kind people. Went above and beyond. Loved the fact that they did a load of laundry for us. Breakfast was good. Would stay here again

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5
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2nd October 2022:

Excellent welcome. Beautiful hôtel well situated. Very very good restaurant Rooms are comfy and well equipped

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5
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30th September 2022:

Excellent stay as always, staff perfect knew what I wanted before I asked.

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4.5
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28th September 2022:

We found all members of staff to be very welcoming and friendly. Nothing was to much trouble.

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5
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26th September 2022:

Brilliant stay and you were so friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed the food especially my vegetarian falafel dish. Compliments to the chef. Warm wishes Toni O' Toole

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The hotel restaurant was great. We enjoyed the coastal walking and visiting the pet cemetery.

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5
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26th September 2022:

Great location in peaceful village, friendly & helpful staff, comfortable room...best Sticky Toffee Pudding we have EVER tasted!!!

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Definitely order the Sticky Toffee Pudding!

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5
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25th September 2022:

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5
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25th September 2022:

Superb stay, staff were all excellent, friendly, attentive and helpful. Food was lovely. Room clean, great facilities.

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5
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24th September 2022:

Lovely hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Food was excellent with a big choice for breakfast. We hope to be back next year.

Tips:

A good location for walking along the coast and exploring further afield. Quite quiet in mid September so check what is open, some cafes only open Wednesday to Sunday.

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5
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19th September 2022:

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5
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18th September 2022:

Stayed for a week with my wife and enjoyed every minute.The staff led by Caroline and Brenda were all amazing and couldn't do enough for us. Our room was spotlessly clean and we had plentiful supplies of tea,coffee,water etc. Breakfasts set us up for the day and had a great selection. We ate in the hotel every evening and enjoyed every meal. Thanks for a brilliant week.

Tips:

Cullen has a beautiful beach and there are loads of good walks. For the golfer there are lots of courses nearby which are reasonably priced. The dolphin centre at Spey Bay is definitely worth a visit.There are a few quirky antique shops in Cullen and the local ice cream is well worth trying.

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4.8
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17th September 2022:

Brenda and the staff were exceedingly kind and friendly, and the food was fresh and delicious. The only complaint is that the pillows aren’t very comfortable.

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Great location in relation to the beach and a short walk to the town square, however don’t expect a view of the sea as the majority of the rooms look out on the viaduct.

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5
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16th September 2022:

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5
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16th September 2022:

The staff was very friendly. The room was very spacious and the bed very comfortable. My room also included a desk, which together with the excellent wifi connection allowed me to catch up with work in the evenings. And last but not least, the food was excellent.

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I was there for work and didn't have the opportunity to visit the local area. I could however see some surfers at the beach, and the hotel has a restaurant with an varied and tasty menu.

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5
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14th September 2022:

Return visit and again very happy with staff food and bar

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5
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12th September 2022:

Very enjoyable stay. Friendly staff, excellent food and lovely room. Arrival was handled quickly and efficiently and the room was ready and beautifully presented. Staff could not have been more helpful. Evening meal menu was extensive and had something for everyone and the food when it arrived was tasty and beautifully presented. Breakfast also presented a good choice and was very tasty with a number of locally produced options. Would highly recommend eating in.

Tips:

The hotel was ideally placed to go down to the beach, just ten minutes walk. This is a very convenient start off point for many lovely villages and scenic towns in the area too. Lovely for walkers or those just wanting a more relaxed stay.

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5
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8th September 2022:

Spacious, light-filled room, comfortable and well appointed. (Room 8) Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent breakfast - ample choice. The bowl of soft fruit much appreciated.

Tips:

Boe-fiddle rock in Portknockie a must-see. Brodie Castle and garden. Pennan and Whitehills.

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5
out of 5

7th September 2022:

Very helpful and friendly staff.We were bike packing and the hotel found us a secure place to put our bikes. The food in the restaurant was really good,(especially the Cullen skink).

Tips:

Great hotel for people bike packing around the Moray coast.

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4.8
out of 5

6th September 2022:

Only issue was the toilet didn't function properly overnight. We notified staff at departure. Having the restaurant on site was an asset. Extremely friendly staff.

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5
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4th September 2022:

Our recent stay at the Royal Oak was most enjoyable! The traditional building was very comfortable with an excellent level of cleanliness. The staff were all very welcoming and supportive and the dinner menu had extensive local produce which was delicious! Our small dog was also made most welcome. We would definitely stay again!

Tips:

There are lots of beautiful beaches and walks in and around Cullen, including the iconic railway viaduct. Lots of historic castles and towns in the vicinity - something for everyone!

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4.8
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4th September 2022:

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5
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3rd September 2022:

This hotel came highly recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. The staff are such an asset as they are so polite, friendly and helpful. The food was also excellent.

Tips:

There was so much to see and do in the local area. It is well worth booking a guided tour at Duff House in Banff. The villages of Pennan and Crovie are a must. The bow fiddle rock, the Portknockie chip shop. All great.

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4.5
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1st September 2022:

We had a wonderful time. Helped by the location - a stone’s throw away from the beach - the friendly and attentive staff and the very good food.

Tips:

The walk to Sunnyside Beach was our favoured but all the other walks, e.g. around Cullen House, where also very beautiful. Very scenic with the sea almost always in the picture. We enjoyed two seafood lunches at the Old Kirk in Fordyce. Very good.

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5
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30th August 2022:

We were welcomed by the staff throughout our stay which made our holiday relaxing and worthwhile .

Tips:

Local walks, excellent beach and harbour walks. Very interesting to walk around Seatown area with the different cottages and house numbers . Local vintage shops and cafes with lovely selection of foods. For those who are interested there is golfing , surfing and fishing .

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5
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29th August 2022:

Lovely hotel. Kind caring efficient staff led by good mgt team.

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5
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28th August 2022:

I had a wonderful stay in The Royal Oak Hotel. The room was lovely, the food delicious and staff both friendly and helpful in all areas of the hotel. I love the fact that the sea is only a few minutes walk and the centre of Cullen less than 15 minutes walk. I will certainly be back and recommend the hotel to friends and family.

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5
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22nd August 2022:

Without a doubt the staff were the most pleasant and friendly I have ever met. Lovely hotel, lovely location. The food was also excellent,the breakfast probably the best i have ever had in any hotel.

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5
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22nd August 2022:

Very friendly staff and management great food very helpful overall excellent stay we will be back thank you

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Lots to do round this area great food friendly people just great really enjoy tourist have fun

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4.5
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22nd August 2022:

Great staff, excellent breakfast and evening meal in the restaurant. Location great for the beach, transport and the town.

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Eat at the hotel, food great

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4.3
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22nd August 2022:

Hotel was lovely, very clean and we loved our room with a view. Bed very comfy and staff very friendly.

Tips:

Definitely take a walk along the viaduct for some awesome views of Cullen.

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5
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19th August 2022:

Only issue I had was the parking situation. Closest parking was almost 3/4 mile and doing it in the rain was difficult

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4.8
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18th August 2022:

Enjoyed our stay. Good meal and friendly staff. Clean and comfortable.

Tips:

Interesting heritage centre.

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5
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15th August 2022:

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4.8
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15th August 2022:

The staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was very nice and quite roomy. One minor drawback is the lack of a residents lounge , but because we enjoyed great weather this didn't cause any real problem

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4.8
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14th August 2022:

I really enjoyed my stay and your four star rating is well deserved. It is apparent that your staff motto is probably "above and beyond" rather than the "that'll do" I've experienced at other establishments. My only gripe would be the single glazing in the room as being near a main road I was slightly disturbed by traffic noise and I'd suggest secondary glazing if double glazing is not an option. That being said I would happily visit again and perhaps for more than just one night. Thank you for my stay.

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Book a table for dinner at the royal Oak.

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4.3
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14th August 2022:

Stayed for 1 night. The evening meal was a bit dissapointing and over priced if im honest. Breakfast in the morning was delicious.

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5
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11th August 2022:

Friendly, welcoming, dog-friendly hotel in a superb location. Excellent breakfast, will look to book dinner next time we stay.

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4.8
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9th August 2022:

Rooms very comfortable. Delicious meals. Excellent friendly helpful staff

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5
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9th August 2022:

A lovely hotel with a comfortable and tastefully furnished room. The owner and staff were friendly and helpful. Can't wait to return and spend a few more relaxing and enjoyable days there.

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5
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8th August 2022:

The location is ideal, steps away from a bus line to get to Aberdeen, close to a golf course and across the street from the sea. The staff is professional and very kind, willing to help make ones stay memorable. The rooms are clean and welcoming. There is no elevator, but not many stairs. Delicious choices for breakfast and the service is outstanding. Also, the hotel restaurant has a very nice menu and the quality of food and taste are quite enjoyable.

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There are many walking paths close to the hotel, Cullen is a charming village to enjoy. Can take the bus to Portsoy or Banff for more shopping options.

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5
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8th August 2022:

On arrival, We received a lovely welcome. Help with our luggage to our room. Orientated about the hotel. Excellent dinner and breakfast. Staff were very pleasant and helpful.

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Walking to the beach in minutes. Plenty to see around Cullen.

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5
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7th August 2022:

Very good hotel with excellent food and staff were wonderful

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5
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4th August 2022:

Millie’s warm and inviting smile made our day!

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4.8
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2nd August 2022:

Brenda and her team were amazing. Everyone was so friendly, customer focused and happy to help. The food in the hotel was really good all home cooked very well presented. Breakfast on our 3 mornings was exactly as you would expect to receive in a 5 star establishment. All cooked to order, plated on hot plates and good quality local food served. Bedroom was very well decorated, excellent supply of tea, coffee water refreshed every morning. Good shower in bathroom. A great find for sure. Well done..

Tips:

Great location to allow visits to some lovely places. Fochabers, Turriff Show (Sunday and Monday) Portsoy, Lots of coastal fishing villages with pretty harbours. Cullen beach is lovely for a morning walk. Seafield Arms in Cullen lovely place but much more expensive, not so relaxed and the food at Royal Oak was certainly much preferred.

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4.5
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30th July 2022:

Great staff and location, couldn't fault thebhotelmst all, very homely and breakfast was excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel.for overnight and dinner in the restaurant was lovely and great value.

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5
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27th July 2022:

The staff at the Royal Oak Hotel are very friendly and helpful and we would not hesitate to book a visit to this hotel again. Also we would recommend the restaurant for very good food. Brenda your a Star ⭐️

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5
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27th July 2022:

excellent service and location will definitely be stopping again very soon.

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5
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26th July 2022:

Very friendly efficient and helpful service. Spacious very clean and comfortable room. Lovely breakfast and good food/ wine list for evenings.

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Rockpool Cafe was a great place to eat during the day, excellent food and service.

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5
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25th July 2022:

Lovely staff and food. Very friendly hotel from minute we walked in. Brenda manageress was such a lovely person. All round lovely Stay. Would recommend everything about it.

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Lovely walks around. Some nice wee shops. Ice cream shop. Nice place to visit lovely beach.

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4.5
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25th July 2022:

Hotel in great situation for town and the beach. Made to feel very welcome on arrival and every member of staff was very friendly and helpful. . Room very comfortable and clean. Good breakfast, great choices. Only ate in hotel on one night but the food was very good and plenty of choice. Would definitely go back to stay if in that area.

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5
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25th July 2022:

Staff were very friendly and efficient.

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5
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23rd July 2022:

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5
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22nd July 2022:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Royal Oak Hotel. The staff were friendly and very attentive, the food was excellent. We hope to make another visit sometime.

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5
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20th July 2022:

Fab hotel !!!!!!!, Room nice and clean, good quality bedding and towels. Breakfast was amazing!!!! All staff friendly nothing too much trouble for them, even had a fan left outside my door as it was a very hot day. Will definitely return soon

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5
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18th July 2022:

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5
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14th July 2022:

Our stay was excellent we were made to feel so welcome we had our little dog and all the team were excellent with him Had some loverly walks Our food was really good my husband said it’s the best porridge he’s tasted 10/10

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5
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12th July 2022:

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4.8
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7th July 2022:

We loved our stay. The staff are exceptional.

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5
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3rd July 2022:

Extraordinary service from reception (Grace). Everyone friendly and helpful.

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5
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1st July 2022:

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4.8
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28th June 2022:

very friendly hotel, staff all very friendly, accommodation was clean and tidy. if one little criticism bathroom a little cramped with small shower unit. It did not effect our stay and we had a very nice stay. Meals a little expensive with rib eye steak £29.50.

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Sorry was at a wedding but enjoyed the seaside atmosphere mosphere and views very accessible.

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5
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24th June 2022:

Comfortable, well positioned with friendly helpful staff. Great breakfasts and good all round dining.

Tips:

Keith to Dufftown railway Johnson’s of Elgin factory tour Portsoy Boat festival in June

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4.3
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23rd June 2022:

Extremely helpful and happy staff, couldn’t do enough to help,, We have stayed on the Royal Oak before found it a brilliant stopping off location,, would recommend to friends.

Tips:

Loads to see in Cullen and sounding areas, beach is on if the best,

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5
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22nd June 2022:

Lovely accommodation. Great food. Friendly staff - couldn’t ask for anything more. We all had a great time

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Perfect location for beaches and walks. Findlater castle a must see

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5
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20th June 2022:

Excellent accommodation, the room was immaculate, food was great and the staff, particularly Brenda was the perfect host along with all the other staff, very well recommended

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4.8
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18th June 2022:

Very very friendly place from minute walk in door made very welcome. From breakfast to dinner food was excellent with very varied menu were spoilt for choice. Room very comfortable, well equipped with veiws overlooking sea and Viaduct. Huge thankyou to Caroline and her staff.

Tips:

Few small cafes around, Linda's ice cream and sweet shop worth a visit. Plenty of walks in area. Buckie about 7 miles along road worth a visit, Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre very interesting.

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5
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17th June 2022:

Without exaggerating, the best night's sleep I've had in a long time. Cullen itself is beautiful, we were lucky enough to see dolphins from the beach!

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4.8
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14th June 2022:

Very friendly helpful staff. Food excellent.

Tips:

Fab walk along beach to the Bow fiddle rock stunning views.

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5
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3rd June 2022:

We had a 1 night stay last year which we thoroughly enjoyed so decided to come back to explore the area a bit more. The food at Royal Oak is fantastic so we had our evening meals there as well as a tasty breakfast to start the day. Rooms are freshly decorated as well as being clean and comfortable and there's an excellent selection of tea/coffee & hot chocolate drinks to choose from. The staff are very welcoming and happy to provide some local information if you're looking for something to do.

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There's lots of lovely walks around Cullen and we enjoyed a wander along the beach to Portknockie then back across the viaduct also along by the pet cemetery and round via the caravan park. A visit to the ruins of Findlater Castle was interesting and we continued down to Sunnyside beach. We found Cullen to be a great spot to stay and be able to explore some of the coastline.

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4.8
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31st May 2022:

Recent refurbishment provided a lovely room with sea views. Very clean and comfortable. Great shower...! All staff very friendly and helpful and lovely breakfasts. Had one dinner with family of 6 and something to suit everyone, including kids. Would thoroughly recommend and looking forward to returning. Only one complaint was the weather. End of May felt like end November so if the Oak could arrange a little better weather it would be perfect...!

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4.8
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30th May 2022:

Staff very helpful and friendly

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4.5
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29th May 2022:

Excellent service and very friendly, helpful staff.

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5
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27th May 2022:

We were a group of 3 cyclist who decided to stay here for 2 nights as a base. It was a lovely hotel, welcoming, friendly staff. The room was lovely&the choice at breakfast was great, we also ate in the hotel in the evening & the meals were excellent. Would definitely recommend the hotel & can't wait to visit again. Thank you. Stuart Anderson Harwich

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5
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27th May 2022:

Right on the edge of the sea and beach,wonderful breakfast,staff were great the hotel was very clean,we stayed three nights and wish we had time to stay longer.

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Fantastic walks,you can get to all the different places from here,lovely Chinese up the road.Cullen is now one of my favourite places.

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5
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25th May 2022:

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5
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25th May 2022:

We received a lovely, warm welcome when we arrived, and were really delighted with our bedroom which had been refurbished last year. Everything was spotlessly clean and we lacked for nothing. Our breakfasts and evening meals were excellent, and all staff were extremely polite and friendly.

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Cullen itself is just beautiful and as for restaurants - look no further than the Royal Oak for your evening meal. You will not be disappointed!

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5
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24th May 2022:

EXCELLENT ACCOMODATION WITH GREAT FOOD - FRIENDLY AND CARING STAFF

Tips:

Eat in THE ROYAL OAK HOTEL FOR GOOD VALUE AND LOCAL INGREDIENTS

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4.8
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23rd May 2022:

The hotel has a lovely charm. We were greeted on arrival by the owner, Caroline and her staff. Our room was very clean and had everything we needed. They have a nice bar and restaurant. I will add that we left some medication at the hotel and Caroline immediately went to the post and sent it off to our next destination! Incredible..we couldn't have been more thankful. Great service..feels like a home. Highly recommend!,

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5
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19th May 2022:

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5
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17th May 2022:

Excellent stay once again.

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The beach and Bow Fiddle Rock, the Auld Kirk, The Crannoch, Fordyce.

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5
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16th May 2022:

Lovely hotel, staff and owner super friendly had a great stay here and would definitely stay again.Great location for beach and local walks.

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We would recommend eating in hotel restaurant food was amazing and very reasonably priced. Lovely decor and atmosphere. Staff knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Great location for local walks and to fabulous beach.

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5
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14th May 2022:

Hotel is lovely. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Stayed here last year and decided to return for longer and we weren't disappointed. Will definitely be back.

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Lots of little fishing villages. Dolphin centre at Spey Bay. Portsoy village is beautiful, a must see. Cullen itself is lovely with a beautiful little harbour. Everyone very friendly.

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4.5
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9th May 2022:

Excellent location, 2 mins from beach. Our room was clean and comfy. We had an evening meal which was delicious and good value. Attentive service

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5
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9th May 2022:

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5
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8th May 2022:

Friendly place to stay food at the highest quality owner and staff make you feel at home dog freindly will definitely be back hopefully soon.

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4.8
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7th May 2022:

Lovely staff - Brenda, Grace & Millie made our stay at The Royal Oak Hotel comfortable and enjoyable.

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4
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3rd May 2022:

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4.5
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27th April 2022:

Staff great. Food great.

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5
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19th April 2022:

All the staff were lovely. Swapped us to a double room when we arrived.

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5
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19th April 2022:

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5
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18th April 2022:

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5
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18th April 2022:

Very good restaurant on site. Good easy parking.

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Excellent golf course next door.

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4.8
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11th April 2022:

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5
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5th April 2022:

Yes we had very enjoyable stay, and were just sorry it was only for two nights. Great breakfast and also enjoyed our evening meal there. Quite a steep stairway to the bedrooms but we octogenarians managed it (15 steps) so It was fine! Friendly and helpful staff.

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5
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29th March 2022:

Very welcoming staff, close to the beach. We arrived after 9.30pm and the kind staff still offed us some food. The Cullen Skink is really nice.

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5
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27th March 2022:

The staff made us and our dog feel very welcome nothing was too much trouble. The room was spotless. We ate in the restaurant every night we stayed there and the food and cider was very good. Davy said excellent service and he said ha he felt really at home a very enjoyable few days.

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Walk the Viaduct. Visit Peterhead Prison Museum.

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5
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26th March 2022:

Staff welcoming, very attentive friendly, I was impressed by how smart they all looked and liked the waiting staff's "waistcoat" aprons. My single room was lovely, clean, fresh with simple, tasteful and restful décor and furnishing with all needs for stay carefully thought out and the hospitality tray was excellent with an attractive homely mug rather than plain hotel ware as is often the case. As with the bedroom, a lot of thought had gone into the restaurant decoration and furnishing, which made it a very pleasant room in which to eat. Food and service were very good as was menu choice and presentation.

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Very convenient if travelling by bus as bus stops on either side of road really near to hotel.

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5
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24th March 2022:

Friendly, efficient. Clean, well presented hotel. Food was excellent. Owner and staff go above and beyond. Brilliant

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Moray is beautiful all along the coast. Beautiful walks and cycles

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4.8
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21st March 2022:

Very friendly helpful staff

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Good base for coastal walks.

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5
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19th March 2022:

Friendly welcome, wonderfully clean comfortable rooms. Good food great service. Thankyou very much.

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5
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16th March 2022:

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5
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12th March 2022:

Very welcoming as soon as your in the door . Rooms very clean & fresh & bright . Food was excellent and great selection of gins for gin lovers . The young waitresses were very well presented & did a great job .

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We walked fro Cullen to Buckie along the coastline & got back s back .

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4.5
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11th March 2022:

Nice hotel and very clean. Staff were all courteous and friendly.

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5
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7th March 2022:

Perfect location for hosting my workshop and very friendly hospitality.

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Owner Response:

Thank you very much for the great review. We always enjoy having your group to stay & we look forward to welcoming you back later in the year.

5
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25th February 2022:

We had a great stay at the Royal Oak. A charming little hotel with friendly staff, clean rooms and great breakfast. The restaurant serves tasty high quality food and my request for a sea view was met with no problem. Our room was just lovely!

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This hotel is in such a good location for the beach, has car parking and is also within short walking distance of the shops and restaurants in Cullen (including the all important ice cream shop!)

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5
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24th February 2022:

Friendly made welcome, dog friendly, also food was at very high standard lots to choice.Stay again highly recommended.

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5
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19th February 2022:

Very helpful and friendly staff

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5
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14th February 2022:

The nicest staff I've ever met in an hotel.The room was good .Food excellent

Tips:

We ate in the rockpool for lunch and looked in all the local shops

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4.5
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14th February 2022:

I was single guest and it’s difficult to get singles rooms. This was ideal. Nice size room, clean and modern. En suite was perfect. Down side is the main road and accompanying noise. I didn’t eat in the hotel but the restaurant was always busy and the food looked great. Breakfast I can comment on and for me perfect. Porridge honey and fruit.. Nota 10! Plenty on offer too. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Value for money and great location.

Tips:

Beautiful wee sea side resort. Lots of little villages, coves walks, golf courses, surf etc

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5
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2nd January 2022:

Had a lovely stay. Staff so friendly and accommodating. Nothing too much trouble. Will definitely be back.

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5
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30th December 2021:

Lovely warm & friendly hotel, very dog friendly, helpful staff & great location.

Tips:

Amazing walks along the beach & harbour

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5
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20th December 2021:

very friendly and helpful staff Comfortable clean room One of the best hotels we have stayed in

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5
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19th December 2021:

Our dog was well catered for Staff were super helpful, nothing was a problem

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5
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16th November 2021:

Brilliant location for walks or just admiring the immediate scenery. Cosy, welcoming rooms. Staff very friendly and helpful. Brilliant breakfast, good choice of lovely evening meals. Love it!!

Tips:

The whole Moray coast worth exploring.

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5
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8th November 2021:

Friendly and welcoming, felt safe and looked after. Had a great sleep, great meals and already looking to pop back in Springtime.

Tips:

Lots to do but, I'd suggest enjoy the peace and calm that can be found in the Seatown.

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5
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1st November 2021:

Perfect stay at the Royal Oak! The staff are amazing; efficient, friendly, eager to help with a smile. Too many staff to single out one, they were all so lovely, and made our stay perfect. Our room had everything we could possible need, including the delicious shortbread, and the Scottish Fine Soaps in the bathroom! Food was excellent every day, we enjoyed everything, especially the Cullen Skink. We will definitely recommend the hotel, and would love to return. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Tips:

The hotel is a fantastic base for a few nights to explore the gorgeous fishing villages around the area. Book dinner in the restaurant, it's really popular, so can be busy, though the lovely staff will try to fit you in, if you forget! Just go for walks and get out and about, you don't need a plan, the scenery is awesome everywhere.

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4.5
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28th October 2021:

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4.8
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28th October 2021:

Staff were very friendly . Extensive menu cooked to a high standard . Hotel has recently been re furbished

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4.8
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25th October 2021:

Everything was excellent, made very welcome.service excellent. Only suggestion I think may be of use would be having transport laid on when you are the overflow accomodation for weddings at Cullen Bay Hotel

Tips:

Excellent walks.

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5
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24th October 2021:

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cullen staying in your warm and friendly hotel. We would stay again without hesitation! Keep up the great work!

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4.8
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19th October 2021:

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5
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18th October 2021:

Staff are very friendly & efficient. We ate 2 out of 3 nights & food was delicious. There is something for everyone on the menu. Rooms are clean & very comfortable.

Tips:

Plenty of walks round about Cullen. Lovely little harbour villages along that coast line. Spent a lovely afternoon at Lossiemouth. If you like wildlife, we seen a lot of seals at Portgordon.

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5
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14th October 2021:

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5
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14th October 2021:

Maxine could not have been more welcoming. We instantly felt at ease and she was just genuinely lovely. We had dessert and drinks in the bar on our first night. Drinks were great, dessert was okay. Service again 10/10. It was a shame that the bar and restaurant were closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday but I think this was just temporary due to being short staffed. Breakfast was fantastic too and the menus were very informative in terms of allergies which I thought was brilliant. It was the owner who served us breakfast and she was again excellent and attended to our every need. The bedroom was beautifully decorated and bed really comfy. The only thing I’d say about room is that I was desperate for a bath and they only had a shower but that isn’t major. Overall we had a great experience at The Royal Oak.

Tips:

We went a wander and found Cullen House which was beautiful and then walked up to Castle Hill. Great views and would have been even better in a clearer day. Linda’s chip shop was great and so was the ice cream shop. Just being by the sea was great and hotel was so close. We ate at The Seafield Arms which was lovely and staff were great there too. Rockpool cafe coffee wasn’t the best and I would say wait for coffee at the kings to open. We visited Elgin Catherdral and The Biblical gardens which were both really worth seeing. Elgin had a cool coffee shop and a lovely tea room. There is a place called the pancake place but we were so full from breakfast we didn’t go but it looked worth a visit. We visited Lossiemouth and although beach is stunning there wasn’t much else to do there. We ate at the Harbour and it was alright. Very cold.

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4
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13th October 2021:

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4.3
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4th October 2021:

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Lovely hotel Very clean Nice room Great staff

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5
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4th October 2021:

Booked for an overnight stay to attend a wedding locally Nice room spotlessly clean as was the hotel in general and very tasty breakfast Lovely friendly welcome from Brenda and departure from Maxine Would definitely return for a few days away as Cullen is a beautiful little coastal town with lovely beach and walks

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Just book it !!!

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4.5
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30th September 2021:

Perfect small hotel for a short break. Clean,comfortable with fresh and bright decor and furnishings. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good food on offer and a cosy bar.... Great breakfast..

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Ideally placed for walking along the beautiful beach and coastal paths also the old railway path. Various antique and bric a brac shops worth a visit.

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4.8
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29th September 2021:

Good food, good accomodation, good hospitality.

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For food and drink, nothing much open in Cullen on a Monday.

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5
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29th September 2021:

Really nice place, great price and great food

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5
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28th September 2021:

Excellent food and very welcoming, friendly staff 👍

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5
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27th September 2021:

The hotel was very clean and staff could not be more helpful to make your stay memorable.Many thanks to Brenda,Hannah and Isla

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4
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23rd September 2021:

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5
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22nd September 2021:

Lovely place and people, will look to stay again.

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Great food in-house

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4.8
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20th September 2021:

Staff all very friendly and welcoming, breakfasts were excellent.

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4.8
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17th September 2021:

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5
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17th September 2021:

Great welcome, and location, very attentive staff. Would love to stay there again

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4.5
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13th September 2021:

Lovely Hotel and really nice room.

Tips:

Book your meals in the Hotel early as gets very busy.A lot of places you need to pre book.Whisky Trail is very good and Dufftown/Keith Railway well worth a visit.Coastal Road very good

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4.8
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13th September 2021:

This was our 3rd stay and once again was very enjoyable. Brenda made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Very friendly staff member on breakfast duty (sorry didn’t catch his name) Lovely food.

Tips:

Lovely local walks. We visited Portsoy which is lovely and the ice cream shop is a must!

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5
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13th September 2021:

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5
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12th September 2021:

Friendly staff who could not do enough for us including our dog. Great meals breakfast and dinners well cooked and hot and flavoursome. The room was good lovely bed and clean.

Tips:

Beautiful beach very close buy. Visit Pennan and Portsoy harbours. Peterhead prison museum is a must.

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4.8
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12th September 2021:

Return visit to The Royal Oak and again was not disappointed.Our room (8) was spotlessly clean with pleniful supples of coffee,tea and water. The shower was good and the bed was comfortable. Staff make a hotel and every single member did everything they could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Cannot praise them highly enough. The food in the restaurant and breakfasts could not be faulted. Service was to the highest of standards. Many thanks to Caroline,Brenda,Heather,Jamie and the rest of the team.

Tips:

Not many restaurants in Cullen but the food in The Oak Tree was excellent and competetively priced. Cullen has a great beach and harbour and numerous people were canoeing and paddle boarding. Golfers are spoilt for choice as there are some great courses within a short drive. There are some great walks and the view from Castle Hill over the town is amazing.

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5
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9th September 2021:

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5
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9th September 2021:

A great welcome. Super room. Lovely to be bacck again. The food is excellent.

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A car would be ideal but the 35 bus is useful too.

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5
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6th September 2021:

Although a very brief stay, i had a perfect time. I was greeted with a lovely warm welcome, very comfortable and cosy room. I’ll definitely be back and hopefully for a little bit longer! All the staff I encountered were wonderful. Breakfast options were excellent too.

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You must try the coffee at Coffee at the Kings down on the beach. Best takeaway coffee I’ve ever had and I’ve had a lot!

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4.5
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3rd September 2021:

Nice hotel, very clean and staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent.

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4.5
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3rd September 2021:

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5
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2nd September 2021:

All staff members genuinely helpful, pleasant, clearly pleased to make our stay a good one. Breakfast was really good with many choices and cooked exactly as requested.

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Great walk along the beach to Pork Knockie. Lovely wee harbour. Cullen had interesting antique shops worth browsing. Had excellent meal at Seafield Arms.

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4.3
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2nd September 2021:

Would recommend without hesitation. Excellent menu with great seafood dishes. Comfy rooms with everything you need. Very accommodating to a cyclist.

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4.8
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28th August 2021:

One improvement on facilities would be a mini fridge. Sometimes it’s nice to keep fresh milk for tea, wine, cold water etc. Would have made it perfect.

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4.3
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25th August 2021:

Great stay, staff very helpful, excellent food, with good fish menu great location for touring seaboard villages

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5
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24th August 2021:

The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. We did not dine here but the menu looked enticing and would definitely try the food on our next stay. The breakfasts were delicious and satisfying for the day ahead well till lunch anyway. Look forward to seeing the staff and Brenda soon.

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4.3
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23rd August 2021:

All the staff were welcoming, warm and friendly. Outstanding.

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5
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23rd August 2021:

Brilliant hotel x the staff were very friendly and helpful x the evening meal and breakfast were excellent x our room had a sea view which was amazing x the hotel was spotless clean x would highly recommend this hotel x

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Lovely coastal walks x beautiful beach x lots of lovely little shops x we ate in the the Royal Oak hotel which was excellent x

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4.3
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23rd August 2021:

My wife and I travelled from Ireland for 4 days to Royal Oak Hotel in Cullen. The staff were amazing and actually started breakfast early when asked. The room was very clean and breakfast was good. But the staff give this hotel the wow factor

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This is not a 5 star hotel but you do not pay 5 star prices this hotel is real value for money located next to the beach with incredible staff

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4.8
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22nd August 2021:

Very enjoyable stay and I would definitely return . Only minor negative is that room is a wee bit basic for price but it is in Cullen 😂. Lots of traffic noise but that’s not your fault and didn’t impact much! Loved your staff .food was excellent too . Thanks for a great stay

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Limited places to eat out so book the royal Oak for your meals . Cullen and surrounding areas are lovely

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4.8
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20th August 2021:

Friendly attentive staff, great breakfast and dinner, decent pint. Good wifi in my room.

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Lovely location for walks along the beach or a game of golf, or get up onto the cycleway on the old railway line, fabulous views from there.

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4.5
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19th August 2021:

Treated very well by all staff. Still under COVID restrictions but everyone worked through it with ease. Rooms very clean with daily servicing if required. Our 3night stay was very relaxing and comfortable.

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Ate in-house each night. Food good and plentiful. Nice IPA on tap in the bar was a plus for my husband. Walked from Cullen into Buckie along coastal path which was very nice. Visited Portsoy along to Fraserburgh by car which was great.

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5
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18th August 2021:

Great hotel, hospitality good and comfortable bedroom. Breakfast was excellent. Highly recommend.

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5
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18th August 2021:

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4.5
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15th August 2021:

Exceptionally helpful pleasant staff who went out of their way to oblige.

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Short walk to the Square and along the beach and harbour. Close to lots of other nice coastal towns.

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4.3
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12th August 2021:

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5
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10th August 2021:

All staff were fantastic - especially Caroline, Maxine, Jamie & the breakfast lady (sorry I can’t remember her name). Fabulous breakfast, very comfortable room, powerful shower, great towels and scrummy biscuits! Always parking available. Also dried out wetsuits in the shed :-) Thank you

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Lots of outdoor things to do. Linda’s Fish & Chips and the Ice Cream shop are fab!

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4.5
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8th August 2021:

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4.8
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8th August 2021:

Very helpful staff

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5
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7th August 2021:

Lovely small comfortable hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Lots of places to walk nearby. Eat at the hotel - dinner was very good.

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5
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6th August 2021:

We had a really lovely stay at the Royal Oak, the staff were friendly and welcoming and the food was just gorgeous. Don’t leave Cullen without trying the Cullen Skink, especially the Skink served up by the Royal Oak, it’s a hug in a bowl!

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Have Cullen Skink!

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5
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4th August 2021:

Very helpful and friendly staff. The breakfast menu was excellent and varied (my better half says the vegetarian sausages weren't too nice though). The evening meal was really good with a good variety on offer. There's also real ale on tap which is always good. All the ingredients are locally sourced too! The room was comfy and clean, but being single glazed, the road noise through the night was noticeable. In room 5 the 'saniflow' machine was noisy and went off at random intervals through the night. Overall I'd recommend The Royal Oak Hotel as a base to explore the Banff, Buchan and Moray areas.

Tips:

Lots of antique shops, cafés and shops in the town and a fantastic ice cream parlour too! The harbour is picturesque as are the small streets and cottages between it and the main road and hotel. You can walk along the top of the old railway viaducts and access the ruins of Cullen Castle for great views of the firth and sea.

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4.3
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4th August 2021:

Friendly welcoming staff. The room was spotless clean. The only downside was the road traffic noise. Otherwise all good.

Tips:

Worth going to see the antique shops in the area and the lovely gift shops. The Rockpool cafe is fab for breakfast and lunch. Visit Gordon Castle in Fochabers and eat of course the ice cream in both Cullen and Portsoy. Visit the beaches and beautiful harbours.

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4.8
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3rd August 2021:

Although we only stayed for one night, we would highly recommend The Royal Oak. Very friendly and helpful staff. Special mention to Maxine in the reception for making us very welcome and for Brenda in the restaurant for her attentiveness. Our evening meals were very tasty and both full scottish and vegetarian breakfasts were delicious and just what we needed to set us up for a day exploring Cullen.

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Very excited to see dolphins playing close to the harbour and along the coast. This was pointed out to us by a friendly local man walking his dog. Lovely cakes and coffee in The Rock Pool cafe with friendly service. A visit to the antique shops in the old church on the main street was very interesting.

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4.3
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1st August 2021:

Excellent members of staff. They go out of their way to make your stay comfortable.

Tips:

Ideal place to stay if one is a golfer. Plenty to do around this lovely part of the world.

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5
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30th July 2021:

Customer service was absolutely outstanding and so friendly. From front of house, cleaners, bar staff and even the chef came out to speak to us. Will definitely be back. 💞💞💞

Tips:

We walked over the viaduct and onto Bow Fiddle Rock then walked back to Cullen on the beach. Stunning scenery

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5
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28th July 2021:

Lovely warm welcome from Brenda. Lovely clean and airy room. Ensuite was clean and shower was great. Evening meal was superb ,Great selection of gin to choose from! Breakfast was great and good selection. All staff were super and very friendly,I definitely recommend this lovely wee hotel.

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Loved the walk along the old viaduct and railway line. Lot's of beautiful little harbours on the way south well worth a look.

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5
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20th July 2021:

From start to finish the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. Our room was newly carpeted and decorated. Our meal was generous portions and delicious. We cannot rate this hotel high enough . There was traffic noise but that was nothing to do with the hotel. We would happily stay here again .

Tips:

We sampled the ice cream …. Twice….. The villages round about are nice to visit . Cullen is central to use as a base for going further afield.

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4.5
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17th July 2021:

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4.5
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17th July 2021:

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5
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16th July 2021:

So accommodating as we arrived later in the evening! Wonderful staff and food and very clean, perfect location. Would stay again!

Tips:

Right next to to the beach - stunning

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4.5
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14th July 2021:

All staff friendly and welcoming. We had a dog with us and she was as welcome as us. Unfortunately the stair to the room was very difficult for her to climb (12 year old Chocolate Labrador) All food was of a high standard.

Tips:

Close to many of the visitor attractions inMoray and Aberdeenshire. All beaches clean but not overcrowded.

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4.8
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12th July 2021:

Really enjoyed our stay, staff were excellent, very helpful and efficient.

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Avoid A9,use the coast road.

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4.3
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12th July 2021:

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4.8
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12th July 2021:

Excellent accommodation. Friendly helpful staff. Excellent meals - breakfast and dinner with generous portions. A good central location for exploring the Moray/Aberdeenshire coastline. The hotel has been recently refurbished - the decor and surroundings are smart,clean and tidy. We did from Nairn to Fraserburgh - with all the fishing villages in between.

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Baxters Visitor Centre at Fochabers was closed. A good garden centre and restaurant at Fochabers - Christie's. Nairn and Elgin were a bit tired looking. The Biblical Garden at Elgin is very interesting. Forres was a tidy, friendly town to visit. Gardenstown was another lovely fishing town - with a lovely little harbour and a nice Coffee Shop.

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4.8
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11th July 2021:

Very well run hotel with very friendly and attentive staff. Excellent food.

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Excellent location for beach and golf course. Good local walks. A varied and attractive area of coast and countryside which doesn't suffer from over tourism.

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5
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10th July 2021:

Travelled for work. Great location. Friendliness of staff, well greeted. Two separate dining room areas for evening meals and breakfasts, both at ease, and comfortable, separate bar area,with table seating, adjacent cosy snug...Good choice of food on evening, and breakfast menus, tasty and well presented...Nicely decorated room, comfortable bed, powerful mira thermostatic mixer shower.

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Unable to comment on nearby facilities. Lovely sea front with small harbour. Old railway which ran over the viaduct is now a linear walkway with nice views over the village and out to sea...Would definitely stay again.

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4.8
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8th July 2021:

A lovely homely hotel. My children & dog enjoyed our stay.

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Great walks - Bow Fiddle; Viaduct; Findlater Castle.

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5
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3rd July 2021:

Great location, staff, food and room.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
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30th June 2021:

Really enjoyed our stay; room a bit noisy from traffic on the main road side of the hotel after about 6am. Excellent food in the restaurant.

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Request a room on the quiet side of the hotel to avoid disturbance by traffic on the main road.

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5
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28th June 2021:

Staff are fantastic! Maxine and Brenda looked after us brilliantly and the you g staff are exceptional. Location brilliant as is the food. Will definitely be back.

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5
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25th June 2021:

Very friendly hotel in prime location to the local beach, meals were well presented with local produce served to a high standard.

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Adjacent to local golf course and beach,

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5
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24th June 2021:

Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We also had dinner in the hotel restaurant which we thoroughly enjoyed.

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Worth booking a table in the hotel restaurant.

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5
out of 5

23rd June 2021:

Very welcoming, clean, good service from everyone

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Lovely beach, and food at The Royal Oak is delicious

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4.5
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22nd June 2021:

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5
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21st June 2021:

Great hotel with the best staff, all of who are very friendly and helpful. Room was fantastic as was the food. Would highly recommend to anyone. Definitely try the Cullen skink

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5
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21st June 2021:

Warm welcoming nothing was too much trouble

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Good, not very taxing walks view from castle hill well worth the short climb. Nice cafe 8n the main square

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4.5
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18th June 2021:

Stayed for one night only and didnt eat at the hotel so can’t assess that. The hotel has been recently refurbished and staff were very friendly. You can tell the Manager Brenda has many years experience, her customer service skills and overall attitude was fantastic. If they continue the refurbishments to the outdoor area this would improve the hotel even more.

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Cullen is beautiful and hotel is very close to beach, town and local walkways

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5
out of 5

17th June 2021:

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5
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17th June 2021:

Brenda was an exemplary hostess and made it clear that her priority was to make us welcome and comfortable.

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The beer garden is a great sun trap.

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5
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16th June 2021:

First visit to Cullen and we will definitely be back. The Royal Oak was lovely and we had a great view of the viaduct and along the seafront. Friendly staff, great food and very clean just wish we'd been able to stay a bit longer.

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Great walks along the coast and over the viaduct.

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5
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15th June 2021:

Bang on for location being right on the sea front and we had room 8 with views along the beach. We were made very welcome from the moment we walked in the door by Maxine who could not have been more helpful. The hotel has been recently refurbished and a feeling of Royalty was the norm as the faint aroma of fresh paint was very comforting and cosy. The food was fantastic with great portions - breakfasts especially. We’d definitely recommend - and we hope to return soon. Sorry we didn’t catch all the staff names - but thanks very much for looking after us - you were all fantastic.

Tips:

Check out local walks if that is your thing as some are circular to Portknockie / Findochty for example. Other local villages offer sea trips for dolphins etc so check them out too. Of course you can eat in the hotel - but there are lots of places to eat to cater for any budget. So, go to Cullen, stay at the Royal Oak and have a great time.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
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15th June 2021:

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5
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14th June 2021:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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13th June 2021:

Great wee hotel, good food, friendly and very helpful staff.

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5
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13th June 2021:

We had a lovely and most relaxing stay at The Royal Oak Hotel. Our room was freshly decorated and exceptionally clean and comfortable. The food was excellent and we enjoyed meals from a good selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. The staff were friendly and welcoming and very attentive throughout our stay.

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Cullen itself was lovely to explore with its vintage and antique shops and gift shops. A walk along the viaduct and viewpoints are a must. A beautiful area with lovely coastal walks.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

13th June 2021:

After a long day travelling a delay in checking in and then out was the main issue. Waiting to check out when you want an early start. Shower cubicle was small.

Tips:

Nice chip shop in town.Book the restaurant before travelling. Nice to have a walk round the town.

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5
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9th June 2021:

We had a lovely warm welcome from Brenda who remembered us from our last stay in December. Dinner and breakfast were yummy.

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4.8
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7th June 2021:

Fabulous stay. Lovely freshly decorated room. Great shower on our room. Food was excellent. Friendly staff led by the excellent Barbara. Will not hesitate to stay again if visiting Cullen

Tips:

Great beach. Nice walks in the area Golf course is s good.

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5
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7th June 2021:

Perfect location right next to the sea front. Had the family room which was large and recently tastefully decorated. Staff couldn't be more helpful or pleasant.

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make sure you do the Viaduct walk

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5
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4th June 2021:

Cannot recommend highly enough. The food at both breakfast and dinner, was extremely fresh and cooked to perfection. The staff were all genuinely friendly and helpful, without ever being intrusive. The room was quiet and tastefully decorated, and the shower was super powerful. I also loved the shampoo/shower gel, really good quality. There is not a bad word could honestly be said about this hotel.

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We did not venture far, spending our time on the fantastic sandy beach, and walking around the local area. We absolutely loved every minute

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5
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2nd June 2021:

From the moment we arrived to check in Brenda couldn’t have been more helpful,as were all the staff.The food was delicious from breakfast to dinner and thank you Caroline for recommending room for our next stay definitely be back and soon.

Tips:

Ignore any bad reviews on travel sites

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5
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28th May 2021:

Excellent accommodation,great food, perfect host. Nothing more to add, Thanks.

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5
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12th May 2021:

Very friendly and helpful staff, food was lovely and rooms perfect

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4.8
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10th May 2021:

Another fabulous stay, staff are alway so friendly and helpful. Meals are first class. Looking forward to booking another trip.

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Great location, enjoy walks along the beautiful beach and lovely walk across the viaduct. Short stroll into shops - highly recommend The Garden Trading Co shop which has a range of different gift and household ideas at very competitive prices and of course the famous Cullen Ice Cream Shop. Oh and don’t forget to have gorgeous Cullen Skink at the Hotel!

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5
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17th December 2020:

Wonderful place to stay , Friendly Staff , very clean hotel , would book again in the future and have told friends all about this place , Doggie Friendly as well as is most of Cullen .

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Apart from the newer Seafield , every where you go too is Doggie friendly , was very happy to while away a couple of lazy days in Cullen with my Dad celebrating his 80th Birthday

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5
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3rd December 2020:

From start to finish the staff were so helpful and friendly. Although I only had the single room it was to a high standard and the view out of the window was stunning. I didn't have dinner in the resteraunt but the breakfast was brilliant. Thank you for the stay and will defiantly be staying again.

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5
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28th November 2020:

Out stay was a triumph from start to finish. The staff from the lady who checked us in to the bar / restaurant staff, everyone was friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We had breakfast both mornings which was excellent and served at the table due to the current restrictions. We ate both evenings in the restaurant and the food was excellent with large portions. We also had lunch and once again excellent. There were a good selection of draught offerings at the bar as well as gin selections for my partner. All in all a superb place to stay with beautiful views and we can’t wait to return in the not too distant future.

Tips:

Visit the ice cream shop and the pet cemetery and be prepared to drive a few miles up and down the coast to see all the bays and rock formations

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Would Recommend: Yes

4
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23rd November 2020:

Clean and very good service. Excellent food. The only feedback would be the furniture and decor is a little dated.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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18th November 2020:

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4.8
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6th November 2020:

Loved staying here . Great staff,good pub grub, fantastic location.

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5
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31st October 2020:

Lovely friendly hotel. Staff were lovely. They would go out of their way to do anything for you.

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Loads to do and see in Cullen and surrounding area.

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4.3
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19th October 2020:

Excellent staff , whole hotel was warm throughout, good quality linen and a FULL size bath sheet and quality toiletries,all in all very good

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4.5
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19th October 2020:

The staff and management were extremely friendly and helpful nothing was too much trouble. The staff team at the Roya Oak are fantastic.

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Cullen is an amazing location with fantastic scenery and ample leisure opportunities throughout the region

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5
out of 5

19th October 2020:

Keep up the good work, hope to be back soon

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Friendly staff, delicious dining menu, huge choice at breakfast, comfortable rooms. Location is perfectly positioned to grab a drink from "Coffee at the King's" for a stroll along the glorious beach. Perfectly situated for the stunning golf course and clubhouse or a stroll up Castle Hill to take in the views. Prefer a browse of the antique and bric a brac shops? Or an ice cream? Fish and chips?...Also perfectly situated for all of these. If you haven't visited Cullen before - GO! You won't be disappointed and if you need somewhere to stay then The Royal Oak will make an excellent choice

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4.8
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16th October 2020:

All staff were very friendly and helpful, rooms were comfy and clean, really good choice for breakfast, i guess buffet breakfasts are now a thing of the past due to covid, plus they had a good selection of evening meals as well.Due to new covid restrictions we were only allowed to drink outside, back step was a bit dodgy to outside, slippy as hell, tables and chairs were provided for outside but no Gazebos and no shelter made it a rather unpleasant experience in the current weather conditions, but other than that Cullen itself is a beautifull town and well worth a visit

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most places were closed mon/tue or due to covid

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