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The Merchants House

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Main Street, Cairnryan DG9 8QX, 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked this place as an overnight stay before taking the ferry to Ireland, we arrived late but were given an outsanding welcome and were shown to our room which, while plain, was very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was across the landing but, as all the other rooms were en-suite, we had, effectively, exclusive use of it. The room had... More 

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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good both dinner and breakfast. The room was a nice size and everything was clean but I didn't think it was as good as the reviews. We met some nice people at dinner and it was very close to the ferry.

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83alan, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Dear Dr Norman Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are very puzzled by the title of your review. I have re-read all the recent reviews and cannot find any mention in any of them of our guesthouse being a large or grand establishment. I am not sure exactly where you got the... More 

Lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Merchants House is in a great location for the Cairnryan ferries or for touring south west Scotland. The hosts are friendly and helpful; the accommodation and food good value for money. Bonuses are that there is a small bar; plus good quality evening meals are available and are excellent value. It's a B&B in a quaint old building; a good... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We recently stayed at The Merchants House for one night before the ferry to Belfast. Fiona was so helpful in the run up to our stay with advice and picking flowers up for us. Couldn't thank her enough. The Merchants House was clean, comfortable and just what we needed, the bar downstairs with a lovely open fireplace was great to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Merchants House recently and had a really enjoyable experience. Fiona met us and showed us to our en suite room, a room with a lovely view. Dinner was served and it was real home cooking at its best. We then enjoyed a "few drinks" with Fiona, Alan and some other guests. As our ferry was leaving... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

For Several years myself & a work colleague have !!, on & off have been working in Cairnryan, and how lucky we were to have booked into " The Merchants House ", for our accommodation. The welcome, and food is second to none, many many thanks Alan & Fiona for everything, we wish you both all the very best for... More 

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife and I booked an early morning ferry to Belfast and needed B&B for the night. We arrived an hour earlier than initially booked as the weather was pouring down and Stranraer was full with Christmas shoppers. Our early arrival did not present a problem the Dutton's took it in their stride. Shown to room 4 which has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

My hubby and I stayed here last Saturday before early crossing to larne (home) the next day....we arrived late due to work which was no problem to the Duttons! We had booked a room without bathroom as we didn't need it as we would be leaving b&b at 06:30 am to get the boat...as no one else was stating Fiona... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Lovely comfortable clean room in a friendly establishment with the added bonus of great home cooked food. Would definitely recommend. Very close to the ferry terminal you can watch the ferries coming in and going out from the door step

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Stocksfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stayed 12 days ago before our morning ferry to Larne. We enjoyed our evening meal and drink in the bar before retiring to our room. After a good night's sleep the breakfast was delicious and i'm sorry I couldn't eat a "full Scottish" but I was aware of the need to be careful before the sailing . My husband... More 

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