We tried to book into the Old Inn after we read the reviews but it was full up and were referred to their sister hotel up the hill. When we were checking in the owner offered us a 'lodge' room with outside access because of the dog which was perfect. The bed was huge, the room had a little sofa and a separate table and chairs. The ensuite was great with walk in shower (no bath which we prefer).
There is no evening food you have to walk down to the Old Inn for food (which is good). The only few things that I need to mention for others to be aware of - we could hear the room next door (snoring loudly) through a locked adjourning door - this might be a problem for light sleepers who havent been to the Old Inn and had a skinful of sleeping juice. And for some reason our tv mysteriously went off late at night which we wondered was controlled outside of the room (we were trying to drown out the snoring from next door a little but we did not have it on loud). And we were asked to leave the dog in the car while we had breakfast rather than the room which was rather insulting for our pooch who is a well behaved traveller and has stayed in hundreds of hotels. Luckily there was no sun or that would have been a problem.
We've stayed in the area before and love the area - if you have a doggie there's fab walkies at Big Sands beach (if you're in a car you have to pay the caravan site a day fee but you can use all their facilities showers, toilets, kids park attractions etc too and the beach is huge dogs love it) or if you want to walk nearer to the hotel you can walk along the old quay side or across the road opposite the quay there is a long lane into the hills (birds of prey abound) just pass the Old Inn. The shops are good in Gairloch and the coffee cafe / bookshop a place to chill all day especially in certain Scottish weather conditions - great books, food and atmosphere - there was modern art upstairs too when we were there. No dogs in the book shop either though.
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