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“Lamlash 'Saved the Day' for us!” 5 of 5 stars
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Lamlash Bay Hotel
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8LA, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Lamlash B&B and Inns
Bordon, United Kingdom
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“Lamlash 'Saved the Day' for us!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We arrived on Arran on the 3rd July to stay for 4 nights in another Guesthouse that we had booked ahead of our trip.
That Guesthouse was filthy dirty and we could not stay, so at a late time in the day we had to find somewhere else for the night at least.
We stopped by the Lamlash Bay Hotel to ask if they could put us up for the night as we had been so disappointed with the place we had booked to stay at.
Brian and Ian were wonderful hosts, they were inderstanding and sympathetic. They said we could have a large ensuite room for two nights, but after that it was already booked out to another couple.
We decided to take the room....it was pristine, spacious, comfortable and had a wonderful view over the bay.
What a contrast to the Guesthouse!
We showered and went for supper in the Bistro downstairs, The food was excellent, plentiful and freshly cooked. The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient.
We would have stayed longer than the two nights that were available had it been possible, but considered ourselves lucky that they had been able to rescue us when they did.
Thank you to all the staff for making what would have been a dismal end to our holiday, a real pleasure.
We returned to England after we left here and would certainly go back to Lamlash Bat Hotel and recommend it to family and friends.

  • Stayed July 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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LamlashBay, Owner at Lamlash Bay Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Hi Thank you for the wonderful review, I'm glad we helped save the day for you and that you did enjoy your stay Arran is a wonderful place. Hopefully we will see you both again.
Ian and Liz
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights over St Patricks weekend. Location was perfect, right on the beach with buses to Brodick just on the doorstep. We stayed in the four poster room which was comfortable and luxurious with amazing views. We got engaged at Brodick castle and when the owners found out they absolutely spoiled us with attention and champagne! It was St Patricks night and we had a great evening in the bar after going in to Brodick for a meal. We also ate in the hotel's restaurant on our first evening, the food was lovely and prices were very reasonable. We definitely intend on going back some day!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 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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LamlashBay, Owner at Lamlash Bay Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Hi Guys
Congratulations again, we are so please we helped make your special day memorable. Please do come again and contact us direct for a good deal.
See you both soon
Liz and Ian
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Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This hotel made our holiday for us, in a fantastic location overlooking the bay of Lamlash. Within easy drive of the Port Of Brodick. After a long drive we had a warm welcome, and a lovely room.
The staff were excellent, taking time to ask us about our holiday and even offering some tips on what to do during our stay. Superb food and a excellent restaurant. We finished the evenings off in the hotel bar, with some of the friendly arran residents. We will return to stay with you again, thank you.

  • Stayed May 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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LamlashBay, Owner at Lamlash Bay Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a fabulous review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday on our wonderful Island and with us here at the Lamlash Bay Hotel we do try to make sure everyone has a good time, but it is nice to hear you did. Please do try to come again.
Thanks from all at the Lamlash Bay Hotel.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel four times in the last year (five days each time). I occasionally have to work in Arran and this is where I am put up. Each time I have had a fantastic room, which was large and well appointed. Each was different in it's own way and decorated to a high standard. My favourite is number 6, ot only is there a 4 poster bed but a large lounge area and a 32 inch TV, not to mention the stunning views over the Bay and the Holy Isle. The general views to the front of the hotel are simply stunning. It really gets me every time I come back over and drive into Lamlash from the Ferry. Lamlash is such a beautiful little village with stunning scenery.
The hotel is very much a family run type of hotel and Ian and Liz (the owners) do their very best to ensure everything is just right. Brian, the manager, is at the centre of everything that goes on in the hotel. He seems to work morning, noon and night and is so friendly and helpful. He really goes all out to provide the best service possible. All the waitresses are also very good and have a big smile to greet you every time you go into the restaurant. This brings me onto the food. There is a new chef in town and to use a term that the hotels American waitress would use, he is simply "awsome". Young Liam delivers absolutely delicious dishes. the mains on the menu are all great, even the burger was the best I have tasted in years. But don't think that there are no sophistocated options available. He regularly introduces specials which are to die for. On my last visit I had seafood (prawn, calamari and swordfish) risotto and a chicken with cajun cream sause crepe. Both were exceptional and more akin to food you would get in a top restaurant in the city, with the added benefit of a great view from the window. I would also highly recommend the surf and turf, I had the fillet with king prawn and peppercorn sause. Trust me, you wont be disappointed.
Overall, if you are looking for a small hotel with great service, hospitality and excellent food, not to mention the view again, then this is the place for you to go when visiting this wonderful Island, then the Lamlash Bay is tho one to visit. Personally I can't wait to return, even my wife and kids have visited and they love it too.

Room Tip: Room 6 for a couple and 4 for a family
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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LamlashBay, Owner at Lamlash Bay Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you again for taking the time to give us another
fabulous review. It's always great to see you and we
look forward to your next visit.
Liz and Ian
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Took our two little dogs with us to Arran for a three night stay at the Lamlash Bay Hotel. We could not of asked for more... The hotel was very clean, yet warm and welcoming. The staff friendly and helpful. The food superb and good value. But for us its location not only on Arran but also in Lamlash was the icing on the cake..... easy access to the holy island and around Arran and the village green in front of the hotel was perfect for our dogs and for relaxing while sitting on one of the many benches looking out to sea and the holy island ..... its really is a perfect place to stay....

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LamlashBay, Owner at Lamlash Bay Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous review for us, hopefully we shall see you and the dogs again here soon.
Kind regards
Liz and Ian.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Myself and a large group over on the Island for a golfing trip stayed for the weekend at the Lamlash Bay and the hotel and staff could not have been any better or more welcoming.

The rooms are clean and very comfortable and recently decorated. The staff are absolutely superb (putting up with a large group of grown men who should know better is a testament to that!!) and seem to be there from first thing in the morning until last thing at night!

The food is lovely and very reasonably priced and the bar downstairs is welcoming and a nice place to unwind after a day on the golf course.

The views out onto the Holy Isle need to be seen to be believed.

  • Stayed June 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Lamlash Bay Hotel for a half term break. The hotel was everything we wanted and exceeded our expectations: large nicely decorated room, a good shower waiting after the walk up Goat Fell, great food with an interesting menu and local beer and Arran Gold in the bar.

Lamlash and Arran in general are lovely and were worth the near 300 mile drive. We can see ourselves going back again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Shore Road, Lamlash KA27 8LA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Isle of Arran > Lamlash
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Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Lamlash
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lamlash Bay Hotel 3.5*
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