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Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf

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Isle of Eriska, Benderloch PA37 1SD, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Natick, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hotel is in lovely grounds and gardens. Has really good facilities. The staff quality varied which is why I did not give 4 stars. It seemed that almost all the waiting staff had a few problems with their English. I would not usually mention this as an issue but it did seem that the only Scottish staff were in reception.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two nights. The staff were very friendly and helpful and there were many of them. Our room was large and spacious with high ceilings with an American king size bed and a large bathroom. The sitting area looked out over the croquet lawn. Dinner was nouvelle cuisine with some interesting mixtures of flavours. Most worked but some... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a spa break and the romantic package to celebrate many years of happy marriage. We were not in any way disappointed. Food splendid - accommodation very comfortable and we enjoyed the pool and the spa treatments. We also had a lovely time with croquet and my wife beating me! As a retired military officer I have to rate... More 

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bepp, Manager at Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your recent Escape to Eriska. There is a certain romance surrounding a private island and Eriska is we believe no exception however it is made special by the wonderful guest who choose to stay with us and enjoy our hospitality. Ross and his team in the kitchen pride themselves... More 

Galashiels
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I have to start by saying that our stay on the West Coast of Scotland was enhanced by the superb weather we got, and you can't always guarantee that. We booked one of the two hilltop cabins which was absolutely fantastic, well kitted out, everything you need, and to cap it all, a large decked balcony with hot tub and... More 

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bepp, Owner at Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay. Whilst we would love to take credit for the weather it would open us up to critisism when the weather is not ideal although with all the indoor activities there is always plenty to do but the sunshine- especially in spring is a real bonus. Eriska is a... More 

Worcestershire. UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Well fitted out house. Very comfortable bed, always a plus on holiday. Lounge well and comfortably furnished, TV, Wi-fi all worked well. Kitchen spacious and well fitted. Problem with cooker, but that was pilot error as we are used to Aga, phoned main house for help they came within the 10 minutes they stated. Used hot tub. All a wonderful... More 

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bepp, Owner at Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to Eriska. There is certainly a magic about a private island and crossing our ricketty bridge to Eriska we belelve helps enhance this special atmosphere. We were delighted that you found teh peace calm and relaxation at Arnotts house. This house is the oldest structure on the island... More 

Helensburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Not a patch on Gleneagles or genuine 5-star hotels. Not in the same league. It is set in beautiful picturesque grounds but hotel is grubby generally. Car Park isn't even Tarmac and your shoes are a mess on leaving and entering your vehicle. Very unwelcoming management. The food we had was cold although waiter from Stirling very nice and courteous.... More 

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bepp, General Manager at Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your views about Eriska clearly we do not meet up with your expectations, however we never set out to compare ourselves with Gleneagles indeed we would probably highlight the differences between us and them whilst they are part of a large multinational organisation we area small, 25 bedroom family owned ,property located on its own 350... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We recently stayed here for the first time, for 3 nights. It was really marvellous. Faultless in fact. The staff here are especially attentive and good. All of them but a special mention to the following: 1. The management team who really understand how to warmly welcome guests. 2. The sommelier who is very knowledgeable not just about wine but... More 

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bepp, Manager at Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf, responded to this review

Thank you very much for including Eriska review in your recent report. We were delighted that you enjoyed the experience- we always stress that Eriska is about the unique combination of the place the team and the people who visit us and clearly you have enjoyed all elements of the experience and we look forward to welcoming you back across... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I set out for a romantic vacation, minoring in golfing (we are in our mid-40s). This hotel was recommended and was available, so we decided to stay there. Our expectations were low, for some reason - potentially due to the website photos. We were completely surprised, however, upon arrival. The "castle" is in incredible shape. The accommodations... More 

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bepp, Manager at Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to Eriska. My father, who with my mother first created, set up and opened Eriska in 1973 always insisted on showing our smallest room in our brochure, his belief was that when guest crossed the bridge and arrived at the main house they would surely be amazed and... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We spent two nights here and found the standard of accommodation and food well below 5 star. Our room could only be described as gloomy and inadequately lit. At breakfast the porridge was cold and lumpy (ugh) and the eggs in the grill which followed were also cold. The hotel is situated on a small island which is interesting to... More 

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bepp, Manager at Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf, responded to this review

Dear Ukchipmunk Thank you for taking the time to offer us feedback on your recent stay. Regrettably as you remain anonymous and we cannot investigate which room you stayed in we cannot post images of your room to allow others to pass their own judgement - but dark and gloomy is a new comment to us about the decor or... More 

Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I am giving this 5 stars because we did have a fantastic stay and could not be faulted. There were a couple of issues though. Will start with the Pros: - Hilltop reserve is fantastic. Quiet, decorated to a very high standard, equipt with all mod cons, great bed, lovely patio with loungers and hot tub and stunning views over... More 

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bepp, Manager at Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your recent visit to Eriska's Hilltop Reserves. We introduced the Hilltop Reserves in June last year to celebrate our 40 years on Eriska. They offer privacy and seclusion without being too remote from the hotel or its facilities. You comments about the unkempt gardens and i accept responsibility for these by the main hose, we... More 

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