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Howards Way Guest House
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   23 Battery Place, Rothesay PA20 9DU, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #14 of 20 Rothesay B&B and Inns
Larkhall, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“nice place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Having to work away accommodation is always a worry but thanks to jean in our office ,she found Howards way on arrival Sarah upgraded our twin room to a room each being two males this was more than perfect at no extra cost .our rooms were clean bright and all our needs were covered our breakfast was to a great standard too much for me and Roy and Sarah were happy to accommodate our needs and tastes .we had our evening meal in the lounge and enjoyed every night of our four day stay and a small refreshment at the bar with a chat with Roy Sarah and locals friendly atmosphere would not hesitate to return and recommend to anyone good luck for the future hope to meet again thank you

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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breeze126, Owner at Howards Way Guest House, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Thank you tom for taking the time to review howards way. We are glad you felt welcome in our home. Keep up the hard work. We hope to see you in the future. Sarah.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Booked Howard's Way at the last minute and was not disappointed on my arrival. This hotel is only a five or six minute walk from the main ferry terminal and has plenty on street parking should you require it. Check in is at the bar and I was shown to my room by one of the staff. The hallway is decorated with pictures of maritime activities and some reproduction Titanic publicity. I did notice that the whole place is spotless and well decorated. My room was was not huge but had plenty of room and my ensuite bathroom was very spacious.
My only negative critique is that the shower was of the type that runs through the bath taps ( no shower screen) and the water pressure through it isn't great. I ended up running a bath that took no time at all. The hotel has a friendly bar with a nice selection of beer etc. Breakfast was freshly cooked , didn't take too long and was delicious. Good choice of cereals, juices and plenty of toast provided.

Room Tip: No lift in the hotel so check first
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The previous reviews strongly guided the booking of a night at the guest house.

The location is perfect and looks directly on to the bay, bed comfortable and room clean and tidy with en-suite. The room which we got (Room 2) however was much smaller than anticipated and looked on to a brick wall and other rooms. We were disappointed with the view and also the size of the room for the price as other competitors would have offered better value if we had shopped around.

The breakfast was standard, selection of cereal/fruit juice and also the choice of a full Scottish breakfast.

The hostess was on our arrival nonplussed focusing on continuing to text rather than engage in any chat and generally seemed annoyed at our visit rather than happy that we had chosen Howards Way above all other guest houses.

Overall, good location and clean accommodation however service and the room could have been better.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bishopbriggs, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Unfortunately only stayed two nights on a quick visit to family and friends. The hosts, Roy and Sarah, are extremely pleasant and helpful and do everything they can to make guests feel at home and appreciated. The bedroom was clean and bright. After the full breakfast, there was no need for lunch as were still full! Portions at dinner also more than adequate and all the food was extremely tasty. We hope to be back in Rothesay later in the year and would not consider staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed April 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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breeze126, Owner at Howards Way Guest House, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
hi bill & Margaret
thanks for posting that comment as it makes it worth while to get the feedback. were glad that you both enjoyed your stay and we look forward to see you again.
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corby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Just returned from a weekend in Rothesay and stayed at the howards way I would just like to say the hotel was first class , and the service provided by the hosts was also first class . we will be using this hotel on our future visit to the Island .

Richard & Heather Mclean
Corby

Room Tip: room no7 is fab
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012 via mobile

I planned a last min trip to rothesay to relive old memories. Booked the room on the wed for Friday visit. Not really sure what to expect but was definately not disappointed the beer garden at front was lovely with great views the bar was very pleasant with nice log burner giving lovely smell. Landlady was very pleasant and took us too our room and boy was I not disappointed the room was awesome with lovely big clean ensuite. But the best bit was the view from the bed out over the bay with a door onto a massive sun terrace it really was something special breakfast in morn was lovely and more than ample my only regret was we weren't staying two nights def return tho after having that room don't no how any other could compare. Thanks for lovely night

  • Stayed March 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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Livingston, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Booked to stay here for one night. Our room was first class. Large, bright, modern, beautifully furnished and lovely bedding. Floor to ceiling(almost) windows, with french door leading to balcony/decked patio, overlooking the bay, and with the warm, sunny weather that we had, a view that would be hard to beat anywhere in the world. En suite was also excellent and everything was immaculately clean! The room was adequately warm in the evening, but an additional modern oil heater was provided, if we needed it. Breakfast was very good and generous and our host, Sarah was warm and welcoming. We will be back and will be telling family and friends about this lovely guest house

Room Tip: Room 7. Only one we stayed in, but given it's standard, i imagine it's the same in the other...
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Additional Information about Howards Way Guest House

Address: 23 Battery Place, Rothesay PA20 9DU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Isle of Bute > Rothesay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Rothesay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Howards Way Guest House 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Howards Way is a 7 bedroom family run hotel nestling on Rothesay sea front. It is only a 5 min. walk from the ferry terminal and town centre. We are now fully licensed and our bar does look out onto Rothesay bay so you can sit out on our sea facing patio or sit in the comfort of our bar lounge and enjoy the views through the floor to ceiling windows. All rooms have free WI-FI. ... more   less 
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