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200 metres from the main ferry terminal, on the shorefront, Brodick KA27 8AJ, Scotland
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McLaren Hotel
Ranked #14 of 19 Brodick B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • 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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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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Caracas, Venezuela
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 hotel reviews
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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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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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14 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
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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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Inveraray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed in the McLaren hotel in June with a group of 18 girls for my hen weekend. My sister had booked the whole thing so I didn't know where we were staying. As soon as we arrived we were met at the door by the owner who gave us such a warm welcome. She checked all 18 of us... More 

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Address: 200 metres from the main ferry terminal, on the shorefront, Brodick KA27 8AJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Isle of Arran > Brodick
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
McLaren Hotel Brodick, Isle Of Arran

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