Later the Uxbridge Arms Hotel hosted lavish balls and entertainment for the Adelphi Society, where ladies wore long gowns and stunning jewellery and men graced the dancefloor in dinner jackets, high collar points and cravats
The hotel’s stables and coach houses were extended in 1810 and became some of the finest in the country, forming an enclosed courtyard with tack rooms, grooms’ quarters, farrier and smithy
At around the same time the hotel also gained its own exclusive park and walkways, right up to the foot of Twthill rock where the road now runs
Queen Victoria stayed in 1832 with her mother and in her honour the hotel was renamed the Royal Hotel
Conversion work took place in the 1960s but it is only recently underindependent, family ownership that the Celtic Royal Hotel has reconnected with its past while modernising for the present
We visited this hotel on a weekend and it was really nice and relaxing. Was in a lovely location and very close to the castle and the sea which was lovely and the staff where really friendly. We arrived late on the Friday evening and the staff said if we wanted to eat then they would stay open a little longer to take our order. We didn’t eat there but it was really nice to be asked. The breakfast was amazing and had plenty of choice even done poached eggs for my other half even though they wasn’t on the buffet table which was nice. I would so stay here again
We had booked as non residents for an evening meal. On arriving we saw three coaches parked up and was a bit dubious. We needn't have concerned ourselves, restaurant is so large and up three steps to one side is an area for twos and fours to dine. Yes there was the noise from the amount of people in the restaurant, however it did not spoil our evening. Food was good just too much. Pleased I had read reviews and knew not to have a starter. Our waitress was very attentive, professional and friendly. Certainly would return.