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McLaren Hotel

200 metres from the main ferry terminal, on the shorefront, Brodick KA27 8AJ, Scotland
McLaren Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During the period from 1980 until 2002 we probably spent around 10 very enjoyable holidays in this family run hotel which was known throughout this period as the Kingsley. I think that it was built for the Duncan family in the 1930s and stayed in their ownership until a year or two after 2002. We were recently on Arran for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Stayed there for a week while working. Room freezing, guy said waiting for heating oil. Cook didn't arrive to make breakfast one morning, when he did I was told there was no sausages, orange juice, even tho co-op next door. Rooms dirty n smelly.Only interested in taking your money. I think the reviews on here with 5 stars are fake.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel several times over the years and it is what it is. If you want kingsize beds with power showers, spa, etc then book the appropriate place and pay the price for it. If you are looking for a budget holiday on the Isle of Arran that is close to the harbour, warm and cosy... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is the worst hotel in the world the whole place is rundown and indeed needs knocking down and either starting again or being replaced by private seaside flats. Only redeeming factor was the excellent sea view but you can get that by sitting on the beach, which I recommend rather than staying here. They tried to charge me £82... More 

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Glasgow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stopped for a well deserved pint before heading home on the ferry. This place is majorly run down and in need of modernisation, even the glasses we drank from needed a deep clean! The only good point about this place is the closeness of the ferry terminal. Won't be back.

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Bangor NI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you are looking for luxury in modern surroundings then you definitely wont find it at the McLaren Hotel! Thankfully when I stayed here with a group of friends we were just looking for somewhere to stay the night while playing a few rounds of golf on the island. The hotel has an excellent location on the sea front and... More 

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Flint, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

just had 2 nights at the mclaren,and really enjoyed our stay,ok,its definatley NOT posh,but we didnt pay posh prices,the beds were clean,the bathroom was clean,the drinks were good,and the breakfast was great,and all the staff,were great,the only complaint i had,was the awful weather,but i cant blame that on the mclaren.Thanks for the warnth welcome,we will be back

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Glasgow
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

On a recent visit to Arran we were looking for somewhere to have a light lunch after 2pm but before 5pm. McLaren's hotel have a board outside their premises advertising bar meals all day but when we went into the really loud bar, we were told that they had stopped serving and wouldn't be serving again until 5pm.

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Nairn , Scotland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I think there must be 2 Maclaren hotels on Arran as I don't recognise the one in the reviews that say it is great as I can safely say it is the very worst hotel I have ever stayed in.Reception dreary, room depressing had to ask for clean pillow slips and coffee mug.Breakfast was a disaster the poor lad who... More 

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paisey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We booked one night In the McLaren Hotel for my birthday, got to say Janie that runs the place is lovely and staff are very welcoming also the locals in the bar made us very welcome and we couldnt ask for anymore, one man bought myself a birthday drink i thought this was lovely. Rooms are basic but this was... More 

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