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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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3 Nights/3rd Free - £75
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Machrihanish
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Ugadale Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Stayed on the weekend 19th april was fabulous. excellent refurbishment of hotel beautiful spacious rooms professional staff lovely location nice food. golfers paradise also surfers too, surprisingly but adds to the laid back lifestyle of area. also played golf at the dunes got lifted and laid treated professionally but with warmth. if you get the chance to go then you won't regret it drive on way round is a joy although slightly long.

Room Tip: cottages for group excellent accommodation and fallout distance from pub.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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  • 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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County Durham, UK
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351 reviews 351 reviews
163 hotel reviews
Reviews in 171 cities Reviews in 171 cities
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

With all superior rooms enjoying a view of the sea and the famous Machrahanish golf Club this is a very special place.

We enjoyed three wonderful nights at the hotel aided no doubt by the fact that the sun shone for the duration of our stay. Our room (Room 2) was splendind, large, comfy bed and nice large bathroom with bath and shower.

It takes a while to get here but its worth it. The food is ok (if a bit over priced), personally I think the Machrahanish Golf club is the best place within walking distance.

Note the hotel golf course (Mach Dunes) is not the same as the one over the road from the Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We spent three nights at the Ugadale and didn't want to leave! From the minute we arrived until the minute we left there was nothing we found fault with. The staff are so friendly and helpful - nothing is too much trouble; the decor is calm and understated while our rooms (12 & 15 ) were delightful - the beds are sooooo comfortable! The breakfast was delicious - set both the golfers and the beachcombers/ shoppers up for the day ahead. Meals in the Old Clubhouse were also delicious and served by attentive staff in a relaxed atmosphere. We'd go back tomorrow if we could! The hotel is worth every one of its stars .....and more!

Room Tip: Our rooms were to the front - the views are spectacular !
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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milton keynes
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11 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Being on the 'ancestor trail', we arrived without a booking, looking for a hotel for one night and although the hotel had two big golf dinners that night we were offered a suite (2105) which was lovely. A large bedroom running into a well furnished, modern sitting room with a large and modern bathroom attached.
Everything was extremely clean and comfortable! Two large TVs, tea and coffee facilities, loads of cuboards, bottled water in rooms - in fact everything you need.
We couldn't be accommodated in the dining room, because of the golf dinner (which we were informed of before booking in to our room) but were directed to the on-site pub for dinner. The food was was very nice and the pub was friendly with a good open fire burning!
This is a really good top class hotel, surrounded by beautiful scenery, located opposite a rock pool beach.

Room Tip: Suite 2105 is big, comfortable and has a view of the shoreline.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Having had two fantastic visits to the Ugadale cottages myself, I organised a two night birthday treat for my parents in the Ugadale Hotel. I had already described the fantastic setting and great treatment they would receive there and it would seem it lived up to all their expectations. They found their room very comfortable and enjoyed fabulous views over the water. They even manged to see seals at close quarters on the beach, a bit hit with my mum! They could not praise the staff enough for their attention and enjoyed the food in the Clubhouse, even though portions were a little on the large side! They both thoroughly enjoyed their stay and will be recommending it to others. I dare say they will be back themselves at some point. Many thanks!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Just back from an Amazing Easter break with the kids. We could not fault anything. The most comfortable bed i have ever slept in. Staff are so friendly, kids are made welcome and the food is beautiful. Best Scottish break ever for us. Loved every second and made some great family memories :)

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Largs, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Went with the family for the weekend,as usual fist class can't fault anything about the hotel and staff,ate in the clubhouse and the harbour grill, food and service were excellent,will be back again next month. 10/10.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent,ones at the front have sea views.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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