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“Fantastic self catering in the The Steadings” 5 of 5 stars
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Gigha Hotel
Argyll, PA41 7AA, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Isle of Gigha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Fantastic self catering in the The Steadings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights in the Stable, one of three self catering units in the The Steadings, less than a mile from the hotel. We thought the Stable was fantastic and very well equiped. We have stayed in other one bedroomed self catering accommodation and the Stable was far superior - there was a proper cooker with 4 rings, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The Stable also has the best views of the three units. Only slight criticism, which in no way detracted from the overall experience, was the choice of furnishings, which I thought were more suited to a city centre flat than a Scottish Island accommodation. Obviously this is a personal thing, but I would have thought that more muted, natural colours would have suited the ambience of the place better. However, the quality of the all the furnishings and fittings was great and we really enjoyed our stay there. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to any of my friends and, in fact, have already done so.

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  • Stayed September 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
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gighahotel, Manager at Gigha Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
HI

We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in The Stable and that you have recommend it to friends.

Sorry but we really did have a struggle trying to get furniture that went with the cottage and of course we do realise that it is not everyone's taste but we also had to look for something hard wearing as well.

we look forward to welcoming you back again.

Colin and Rachael Johnston
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Really comfortable and friendly. Suddenly we are a local. Although the accommodation was a little dated, possibly spartan, the water was hot and there was sufficient. The sheets were clean and the bed was comfortable. Views from our top-floor room were superb, though I expect those lower were quite as good. Food was good in both restaurant and bar, though the service struggled. It was that time of year and there was a local wedding.

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  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I loved my three night stay on this hospitable little island, in this lovely community owned hotel. It is just like a traditional Scottish house from the outside with the interior bar, lounge, dining room etc. tastefully incorporated. Food is delicious and plentiful and I enjoyed the biscuits and sweeties with my tea & coffee facilities. Lovely island produced handwash is used in the bathrooms. The nearby beach is an idyllic white sand cove providing access to a vast safe calm bay of cruytsal clear water. Wet suits can be hired if you dont want to brave the cool water, but it is lovely and refeshing after a long walk. The Achamore gardens are really amazing, with plants I have never seen before. I caught a plane to Glasgow, and the Citylink bus to Tayinloan (on its way to Campbeltown), with a 1/2 mile walk to the ferry which only takes 20 minutes. The journey is beautiful.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Kirkliston, Edinburgh
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We happened to be renting a small cottage in the village and come to hotel for drinks. We were well looked after and as we had chidren and a dog, we were allowed in the lounge which was really nice and relaxing. We returned for dinner a couple of nights later and we wre again seated in the lounge where we had plenty of space. We (4 adults and 2 children) all had the fish and chips which we thoroughly enjoyed. The assiette of sweets (sticky toffee pudding, tablet ic cream and cheesecake) was brilliant as was the cheese platter. We really enjoyed our visit to the hotel. There was a young girl (approx 17 yrs old) who served us and she was brilliant, given the hotel was busy, she coped with all order admirably. She is an asset to the hotel. We were also pleasantly surprised by the bill when it came. Well worth the money.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We found gigha whilst holidaying in musdale the year prior and went over for a day trip on the ferry. A year later we decided to have a weekend there. The hotel is clean bed was very uncomfortable and you could hear the people snoring and their tv from the adjacent room. Our room looked over the beer garden and was unfortunatley above the door to the bar. We had constant noise as a result. Food was good however the breakfast service was appallling with guests being told they couldnt sit in certain tables as they were for dinner only however no signs etc or reserved indicators and given that a lot of the guest when we were there did not have english as their first languauge it must have come across to them as quite rude.
The island itself however is amazing well worth a visit.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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gighahotel, Manager at Gigha Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
we are very sorry that you found the service at breakfast so appalling but we have spoken to the staff and they also apologise.

regardless of there being a wedding the service should not have struggled. we hope that you will return again.

Colin and Rachael Johnston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We stayed in 'The Byre' at the Steadings self-catering complex run by the Gigha Hotel, in May 2012. We were 4 adults and 2 small children and the accommodation was spacious, well-equipped and very comfortable with a wonderful wood-burning stove in the lounge (and it was needed!). Achamore Gardens are very close but unfortunately there is no sandy beach within walking distance for small children. Even so, we would happily recommend both the island and the accommodation. BUT - be warned, if you are self-catering you will need to take everything you need with you. The Hotel's and the Island's websites say you can get 'everything you need' at the island's only shop, Gigha Stores, but this is not true. Apparently it used to be an Aladdin's Cave but under the present ownership it's just a cave. The freezers were literally empty apart from two packets of frozen veg. Most days there were only one or two loaves of bread and some days none. Some days we couldn't even get milk. And as for fresh meat or fish ... forget it. It is not stating it too strongly to say this ruined our holiday. We believed the websites and took very little with us, preferring to support the local economy, but it was a real struggle to find enough supplies every day to make a decent meal. We're used to island catering and did not have unrealistic expectations, but this was quite shocking. Gigha is not remote and has an hourly ferry service, and there is no excuse for empty freezers. We had to eat at the Hotel much more than we would have liked and while the food there was very good, it was the only place to eat and not ideal for toddlers. The other restaurant option, The Boathouse, was closed in May 2012 and apparently not likely to reopen.

So Gigha is beautiful, the Steadings are great accommodation, the local people and the Hotel staff are friendly and helpful, but Gigha Stores is absolutely awful.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Inverness
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

My family visited Gigha to say a sad farewell to a loved one, and due to the numbers involved we stayed at the Gigha Hotel as opposed to staying with relatives.

I'd been past the place countless times, but this was my first actual visit, and i wasn't disappointed.

We stayed in the 2 rooms right at the top of the building. The stairs would be a challenge for anyone with walking difficulties, but this is what to expect in older buildings of this kind. The stairs were no problem to any of my party anyway. The view from the rooms was a stunning vista right across Ardminish Bay and the Kintyre coast - beautiful! The rooms were clean and well provisioned.

Breakfast was a traditional Full Scottish, though other choices were available. The bar downstairs was superb, as it also serves as the island's only pub. The banter with the locals was excellent as they are a very friendly community.

All in all, I'd recommend a stay there to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Argyll, PA41 7AA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Gigha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Isle of Gigha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small friendly hotel on small, quiet Scottish island 3 miles off the west coast on the Kintyre peninsula. 20 minute crossing from mainland on regular Calmac ferry. Locally sourced produce used in our kitchen, also local products sold within the hotel. ... more   less 
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