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Lochside Hotel

20 Shore St, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a party of 19 people had a three course meal from set menu food was fantastic it was great value & excellent service from Staff & New Manager / Owner would highly recommend view was amazing saw a beautiful sunset will definitely be back. Irene

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great 4 night visit here: in its favour are friendly helpful staff and a relaxed attitude (get your own key, why not?). Nobody telling you that you can't do this or that, what a pleasant change from some places. Good bar with awesome whisky list.Restaurant busy most evenings, food a bit basic. But oh it needs some... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for three days and are very happy with the hotel, the staff and the excellent cooking not to speak of the well equipped bar. The room was nice (Nr 5) and quiet with comfortable beds. The hotel is a bit worn down but everything works and it was clean. The kitchen provided excellent scottish breakfasts and dinners.... More 

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London, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Warning, the rooms here are awful....and I have NEVER said that about any other place I have stayed. Usually there is some mitigating factor, but not here! Our room, no. 7, had paint flaking from the walls, in fact the paint in the bathroom was SLOUGHING off the wall....a large patch just pulling down!!! In the bed section there was... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

As many other reviewers will report the hotel is trapped in the 80's. Wood chip wallpaper, pictures that are faded with 1986 date stamp, curtains with patterns, pine furniture and stained wood doors, skirtings and facings.Even some of the music played and on repeat included 1980's Dire Straits Walk of Life. (This sounds like one of the cottages at Summerlee... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stayed during Whisky Festival week. Lauren and her staff were excellent and very accommodating. The bar has a great selection of Islay whisky. The hotel is dated and in dire need of updating. We stayed in room 5 the first 2 nights. Room 5 overlooks the street. Room 5 was quite and pleasant. The next 2 nights we stayed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stayed for a few nights during the whisky festival, the busiest week of the year on Isaly. Very friendly staff, and good enough food and service. Beatifully located resturant, right on the Loch Indaal shore. Given the size of the village, our expectations were met and a bit more. Also, its under new management so the refurnish might just happen... More 

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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My wife and daughter have dined here several times but today was my first visit. Well impressed by the location and the decor and would love to wake up looking over that loch from a lodge! Afternoon tea was the best I've found in Scotland and yes, we've tried quite a few as my other reviews will relate. The restaurant... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Evening meal with spectacular view across Loch Indaal was spoiled by extremely slow service and an hour wait for our main course. This place is a busy tourist destination and there were clearly not enough staff in the kitchen or the waitresses were inexperienced. Food was okay but unexplained delays spoiled it. No surprise that the other restaurants in town... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Ordered a takeaway from this place and will never be ordering again.... 1. Food took almost an hour 2. Chicken burgers were freezing in the middle with water pouring out of them 3. Chicken goujons werent cooked, batter was cooked on the outside but raw in the middle 4. Onion rings were dripping in grease and again batter was cooked... More 

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