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The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   The Village at Machrihanish Dunes, Machrihanish PA28 6PT, Scotland   |  
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£99 for 2 mid-week offer
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Machrihanish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Very Satisfied”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

A few days spent with another couple sharing a 'cottage' could not be faulted - other than perhaps the modest catering offered by the Hotel and the 'Pub' The accommodation was excellent and the amount of attention to the decor and the furnishings is commendable. The recently built 'cottage' block was in keeping with the surrounding area and the proximity to the golf course will ensure a long future. A difficult journey by car was made worthwhile by the warmth of the reception by all the staff.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our second visit to The Ugadale Hotel, wonderful rooms, food and staff. Scenery to die for. We will certainly return. We have also stayed at their sister hotel, The Royal Hotel in Campbeltown which we also enjoyed.

Room Tip: sea facing, superior rooms
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We recently had a long week-end at The Ugadale Hotel at Machrihanish, and must say that the experience was just great. The reception, service and general atmosphere of the Hotel and surroundings were first class. The food at the Restaurant and the adjoining Pub were excellent and good value. The Hotel in general was clean and tidy. Well worth another visit. Their sister Hotel, The Royal Hotel in Campbeltown is equally as good.

Room Tip: The Classic rooms are good on then first floor, overlooking the car park to the hills.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for a golf (me)/walking break (her). Our room (No.6) was amazing, we booked a standard classic room, but it may have been an upgrade to a suite (?) as it was really big, had armchairs, a flat screen digital TV and a well equipped bathroom. The hotel offered a free shuttle bus service to/from the Ugadale hotel to the Royal Hotel in Campbeltown, the Machrihanish Dunes golf course and Campbeltown airport. As the hotel restaurant was full on the Saturday night (a partly of Danes had come in for the weekend on a private plane!!) and closed on the Sunday and Monday, we ate twice in the Old Clubhouse pub next door and once used the shuttle bus to eat at the Harbourview Grill at the Royal hotel. The hotel is close to the beach and next door to the Machrihanish Old golf course (Mach Dunes is about a 12 minute drive away). The staff were all really friendly and helpful, especially the shuttle bus drivers. This is a great place for a golf break - we will be back.

Room Tip: Our room (No.6) was at the back corner of the hotel, but still had a side on view of some of the sea...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed late July/early August. The reception and dining room staff could not be more helpful, or welcoming. We loved that there was a lift to take us, and our heavy bags up to the first floor. Our 'ocean view' room 4, was HUGE. The bed was Emperor-size; the bed linens were the finest quality. The abundant range of pillows meant that there was a pillow for every preference. Our room had a comfortable sitting area, a writing desk, multiple bag racks, a separate bar/sink area, and an in-room safe.
The bathroom was amongst the largest we came across on our Scottish holiday. I loved the twin vanities, ample bench space, gorgeous deep bathtub, separate power shower, soft towels and lovely toiletries. Rather than tiny little inaccessible bottles, the shampoo/conditioner containers had wide mouths; so that one could easily access the product! Voila!
Our 'view' room, had a lovely aspect to the ocean and the corner of the golf course.
Marvellous maitre`D, Dean, did a wonderful job looking after us, and our guests, in the 'Kintyre Club' dining room. We were glad we chose to dine 'in-house' as there didn't appear to be many options nearby.
Breakfast the next morning was fabulous. The chef produced the best scrambled eggs I have ever had.

Room Tip: Luxurious Room 4 was huge, and had lovely views over the ocean and golf course.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed in one of the Ugadale Cottages with some friends! We were nearing the end of our trip and I must say the wonderful accommodations were greatly appreciated. The bed was one of the best during out stay and I can't say enough about the nice large shower. All of the staff was very accommodating as well. We showed up early afternoon and headed straight to Machrihanish Dunes in hopes of getting to play it a day earlier than we had arranged. " Absolutely" was the response! The very nice lady behind the counter even called the main golf shop to change it for us, made us a wonderful lunch, called the hotel to let them know we would be checking in later, and then even called and made us a dinner reservation at the Old Club House Pub! Now that is service!

We played both courses during our stay and both were simply breathtaking!

The internet was a little slow, but the front desk receptionist was wonderful with trying to help us check in for our upcoming flight!

In response to previous reviews....as an American visitor....the coffee was wonderful and freshly brewed, not instant like most of the places served on our trip! We love fresh brewed coffee!

See you Soon!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairn, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Our all male group of friends recently stayed in the Ugadale Cottages as part of a golfing trip to Machrihanish. Although Machrihanish is a little out of the way to get to we arrived to find the accomodation was first class and staff super friendly and helpful. Cottages were immaculate inside and perfectly set up for our golfing group. Top quality linen and one of the comfiest beds I have ever slept in. The adjacent pub and restaurant were excellent and would be highly reccomended. Staff here were very friendly and efficient. We ate there both nights and couldn't fault the standard of food or the service. Definitely reserve a table at the pub if its a weekend night.
A top weekend and a top location....5 stars!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: The Village at Machrihanish Dunes, Machrihanish PA28 6PT, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Machrihanish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Machrihanish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Village at Machrihanish Dunes, consisting of Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages and The Old Clubhouse Pub, coupled with The Royal Hotel in nearby Campbeltown, offers you a golf destination rivaling the finest in the world. ... more   less 
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