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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

going with Caledonian travel booked through barrhead travel going to Edinburgh tattoo .we arrived at bus station we all commented on the big flash bus sign saying tattoo . but oh no our bus arrived an old bus head rests torn no leg room. driver nice man eventually when we got to hotel booked in room very nice went down... More 

Thank Graham C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was immaculate. All amenities were supplied from luxurious bedding and towels to plenty toiletries and tea coffee items. The welcoming staff were ready and waiting for our arrival so the check-in was prompt and efficient.Food was excellent with plenty of choice. The restaurant and bar staff made us feel very welcome and pulled out all the stops to... More 

Thank sausrtboys
Rhyl, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at Cairn hotel with coach tour as visting Edinburgh tattoo, room was adequate service at breakfast was appealing, each morning we had different area to sit in and no choice of breakfast was told if you don't like cooked breakfast then you will have to leave it, was not offered a choice and staffs attitude was down right rude... More 

Thank sandra532016
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location a bit difficult to find especially at night as entrance wasn't lit up. Lounge areas pleasant and well furnished. Bedroom compact but very clean, nice and cosy but pictures or something has been taken off walls and marks left have just been papered over. Nice biscuits , plenty milk and toiletries supplied. Avoid room facing into road as I... More 

Thank Lynn-e-2011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on a short business trip. The staff are very efficient, the service was impeccable, food excellent, wifi good, room and bathroom very pleasant and clean. Very good value for money. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Breakfast also very good. Will definitely be back.

Thank Aldredco
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the cairn with my family on Saturday. Had not been for a year and a half . Nothing had changed. The food at 3 courses for £14.00 is very very poor.. No atmosphere in the place. Three times i spoke to the waiting staff and i am still waiting on an answer, smile or any reaction.It cost me... More 

1 Thank michael l
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We were there as a booked party of 21 , but only 17 turned up , but that was no problem to the management who had suggested we use a private room , the Cairngrapple . The room was a perfect sixe for us . We had our own personal waiter/barman Johnny ( more about him later 👍) A week... More 

Thank edinmanc
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

food is always great with taste, presentation and value for money. however everything we have visited the waiting staff always get something wrong with the order and the bigger the group the worse it is. and guess what they blame the customer for ordering wrong. Always ends up being changed but it holds up the process of eating together.

1 Thank Isabel F
Livingston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We had a family meal in the restaurant on 25th June to celebrate a special birthday. I would like to thank Alistair and all of his team for the excellent food and service which made this a special evening. THANK YOU

Thank brendamcfarland
Greater London, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Stayed 18/19 June! Really there's no excuse for running out of breakfast buffet food at 9:30am on a Sunday morning especially when breakfast doesn't finish till 10:30am! No air con in public areas so the whole place was sweltering when I stayed!

2 Thank dieselbloke
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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cairn Hotel is centrally located between Glasgow and Edinburgh just off the M8. There is now a new Railway Station in Bathgate with direct links to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The 61 en suite bedrooms have all been tastefully decorated to a 3 star standard and combine traditional comfort with up to date facilities to make your stay a pleasurable and productive one. The hotel also offers free parking and houses a lounge, bar and restaurant where the friendly atmosphere makes for a relaxed and casual dining experience. As soon as you arrive at the Cairn Hotel the staff will strive to meet your every feasible wants and needs with a friendly and courteous approach ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cairn Hotel

Address: Blackburn Road, Bathgate EH48 2EL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > West Lothian > Bathgate
Price Range: $101 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 61
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Cairn Hotel Bathgate, Scotland
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