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Knap Guest House

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Campbeltown Road, Tarbert PA29 6SX, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Scotland's southwest and originally planned on staying a night in Campbeltown. Luckily we found this gem. Tarbert is the gateway to Kintyre and has quite an interesting history with the remains of Tarbert Castle still open for visits. Today, a small village with several good restaurants and galleries. And Knap Guest House! Run by the super friendly... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely Guest House overlooking the harbour and next to local amenities. Alistair the owner was welcoming, helpful, friendly and cooks a great breakfast (big breakfast with lots of variety). The Guest house is clean and tidy. The rooms were also clean and tidy with a little fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, bath robes, plenty of towels... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A most beautiful Guest House set in the wonderful harbour town. Everything is top quality and the owner is charming and leans over backwards to help in any way. But you have to go upstairs to get in and then upstairs again to get to the bedrooms. The town itself is quiet, overlooking the harbour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a room at the Knap Guest House as a base for exploring the Kintyre peninsula. Our host Alastair greeted us warmly even though we arrived 2 hours early, showed us around the house, and recommended a good restaurant. Our room was spacious, well-organized, and comfortable; a large lounge with comfortable armchairs is also available to guests. Alastair cooked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked the Knap at short notice and had a really excellent experience. It is clean, well appointed and quite charming guest house in its own way. Really nice ensuite bathroom and shower. It's on the harbour side and the view from our bedroom was breathtaking. In the lounge area a pair of binoculars were supplied for guests. Alistair is... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Perfect location, right in the heart of Tarbert (not Tarbet), close to the gorgeous marina, lovely host, faultless breakfast, plenty of choice. free on street parking, free wifi, We stayed here for a wedding at Stonefield Castle.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I booked this guest house as a stop over to Islay. Tarbert is a small port but has several restaurants and a bit of history. The Knap is clean and quiet has nice touches like fresh milk in the fridge, a jar of sweets, chilled water i the fridge and SKY TV. The rooms and bed were comfortable and the... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Knap house is a lovely guest house in Tarbet. We were on route to Islay for a family wedding. The host welcomed us into his house and gave us a tour of the facilities which included a sitting room and a dining room with an open plan kitchen. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and decorated in a tasteful but extremely interesting... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

we confirmed two rooms, then told can only have one half an hour before we arrived but he had put a z bed in the room. z bed creaking noisy springs at every turn, sagging in middle, lumpy thin mattress. adult daughter got no sleep. shame otherwise good place. but not impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was my second time staying in Tarbert, but unfortunately this was just a fleeting visit. I arrived at 8pm after a long drive from Norfolk to a fantastic welcome from Alistair who immediately made me feel right at home. The building is beautifully decorated and my room was spotless with high quality furnishings and fittings. The bed was comfortable,... More 

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