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“Old fashioned but, spotlessly clean” 4 of 5 stars
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Willowbank Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   96, Greenock Road, Largs KA30 8PG, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Largs
south lanarkshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Old fashioned but, spotlessly clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

We stayed at this hotel through Urquhart Travel. It was spotlessly clean and bedrooms were excellent. Meals were great. Staff were excellent and very friendly. The barman (who might be the owner) was rather dour but the drinks were fine. The only down side was that we had to be out our room for 9.00 a.m, which meant we went into the town but, there was nothing open as it was Monday bank holiday then the driver headed home earlier than needed. I would go back again though.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

My friend and I wanted a nice break away and The Willowbank was just what we needed. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Meals hot and excellent for value, Hope to go back .
We also met a nice group of people.

Mrs Clark and Mrs Ingram

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

I stayed in this hotel for a week everything was excellent the service from the staff, the rooms everything was perfect. We were booked in for Bed, Breakfast and Evening meal the choice at each sitting was fantastic and everything was served piping hot. I could not find anything to complain about in this Hotel and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

Take a step back in time: if you’re into faded decor, extremely cheap Xmas decorations, and tired tartan carpets then this is just the place for you! At £75 per night this is significantly overpriced for the standard of accommodation offered. A poky little room, with worn furniture, and a mattress that had definitely seen better days. The tiny en-suite bathroom in 1970’s avocado was the low-light. The dribbling shower was pathetic – so much so it was effectively useless – and unless you are either a midget or a contortionist then the half-sized bath wasn’t much use either. Naturally the extractor fan wasn’t working - in fairness as is the case in most British hotels - but fortunately the heating was in good order which is an important factor in this neck of the woods. The staff were friendly which was a plus. Breakfast was a pretty meagre affair however with tea served in a cheap stainless steel pot – thoroughly in keeping with the rest of the exeprience. I had to stay here as I was on business and the Brisbane House Hotel (up the road) was unfortunately full. I would never choose to stay somewhere like this of my own free will – truly one to avoid! Next time I'll ask for a B&B!!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

Stayed here on a David Urquhart five day coach tour.It was a lovely break in a clean, caring, comfortable hotel.The meals were very adequate and varied, and the staff were fast and efficient,attending to all our needs.The room we had was very clean with sufficient storage space and beds were comfy.All the hotel staff were friendly and jolly and this made for a good atmosphere in the hotel .A special mention of Leanne who always was so chirpy and whose jolly banter woke us all up at breakfast.Is she in line for promotion ?This was a very good break and I recommend this hotel to my fellow travellers .If you enjoy your stay as much as I did you will be well satisfied.

Stayed October 2010
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Glasgow
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

Stayed for 2 nights and 3 days (that's a laugh) we were chucked out at 9am in the morning, breakfast was 8.15 so we had to be up packed washed and dressed for 8am as the breakfast was 15min later. Shocking I have never been turfed out of a hotel so early before anywhere in the world.

The room was fine and adequate, clean all be it a dated. There was blankets on the bed which I couldn't believe were still in use as most hotels have duvets.

Mealtimes was a complete shock as they had all the "tour people" sitting together I had a panic attack at the thought of sitting with 6 other diners that I and my other half had never met, (far too intimate) and not necessary as they had adequate tables.

There were people that were not on the Urquart tour and they were seated seperately with a much superior breakfast and dinner menu, they were fawned over leaving us feeling like the second class.

On the Saturday night a lot of locals arrived dressed to the nines for the dinner dance. The band if you like that kind of thing was for their benefit and not the "tour" guests, so we had to sit and watch come dancing instead of enjoying ourselves in a well earned break we ended up sitting in the TV room and tried to watch a film, (some Saturday night).
The Sunday was much better as the entertainment was a chap singing and no local people calling in and claiming the night their own.

Would we go back No way - and that was the feeling from most of the "tour guests" - a crap way to make paying guests feel.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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LONDON
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2009

Having stayed at the willowbank hotel for 2 nights i would only recomend this place for over 80's as this seems to be the average age of it's guests it would be better changing into a nursing home ! Very tired decour in & out of the rooms . It was straight out of a faulty towers comedy as Ian the manager bossed his son Paul about in the resturant, in the 2nights i was there he wore he same tan shirt & trousers & looked as though he didnt know what a comb was for .Also i suggest he spend an extra few pence on hi breakfast sausages as these where the cheapest that i have ever had very little meat & loads of rusk & it's NOT a cheap place to stay P.S Paul the mangers son was great the only good thing about the hotel

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Willowbank Hotel

Address: 96, Greenock Road, Largs KA30 8PG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > North Ayrshire > Largs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Largs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Willowbank Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Professionally run, independently owned 3 Star Hotel (STB & AA graded. Conveniently situated off the main coastal road in the seaside town of Largs. The Willowbank Hotel has a large private carpark with free parking for guests and a lovely garden area. All rooms are ensuite with TV/DVD, Tea/Coffee facilities & hairdryer. The Lounge Bar and Function Area host regular entertainment for guests enjoyment. There is also a Restaurant and relaxing TV Lounge. Free wifi is available in most public areas and some bedrooms.If you are looking for character & warmth with friendly & efficient service look no further. ... more   less 
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