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“Could be fantastic”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Cairnbaan Hotel

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Cairnbaan Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cairnbaan
Glasgow
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Could be fantastic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2010

Spent one night in Room 1 at the end of May. Room itself was ok but could be so much better.....

For example there was a CD player and a selection of CD's but the CD player did not work! The bathroom was huge and could be a "signature" room with some money being spent on the bathroom. A larger bath( for 2) with a TV on the wall and a separate shower would make this room worthy of the £132 for the night including B & B.

The room just needed a coat of paint, new carpet and a slight redesign. You can't watch TV when you close the curtains and given room on ground floor next to car park closing curtains is required on occasion ;-) although the TV only had 3 channels so not a major problem!

The food was excellent although the service was patchy. I was asked when being served my main course would I like anything else and I asked for another round of drinks. They did eventually arrive after 25 mins and a reminder to another waitress. I could see that the drinks had been poured and had been sitting there for a good 15 minutes before someone decided to pick them up! Annoying yes!

Would I stay there again probably yes but this could be so much better and with a little improvements I hope it will be.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2010

Stayed here on business for one night. Good location by the Crinan canal. Excellent service and breakfast. Room spacious, clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2010

You can tell this hotel's a labour of love to someone, but it's not quite right. Very friendly staff, decent food, decent bar, but the rooms are so bizarre. They are decorated in a very old-fashioned style, and providing a CD player seems a little weird when all the CDs came free with newspapers. The bathroom's clearly a converted bedroom of some kind and the window creaks in the night. I suppose that adds character. Going back to the food, I expected better quality of seafood considering the location but there's a good variety on offer, something to suit all tastes. I wouldn't stay here for long but for one night it was fine. If they can settle on a design for the rooms and maybe simplify the food menu a bit, upping the quality of the seafood, it would get a higher rating. For now it's OK.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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east midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2010

My husband and I spent hours planning our leisure trip to Cairnbaan, only to phone up and find out that they don't honour their own advertisements for special offers. We were offered a replacement deal at twice the rate! Not good value for money!

The management was unavailable, and the assistant manager couldn't help us directly. Poor service and no value for money led us to stay somewhere else. What a waste of time!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2009

Having on impluse decided on a random trip to one of our favourite parts of Scotland we elected to stay in a new location and chose this Hotel.
Lucky us we got room 5 which had good views, was spacious,very warm & cosy with a huge bathroom.
For us everything ticked the boxes, easy access to places we wanted to visit, great location, great evening food and breakfast!
Friendly attentive staff and management. Overall a very pleasing experience that can be recommended without reservation.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2009

Like other reviewers we had to eat dinner in the bar,which is odd,you'd imagine residents would automatically have a reserved seat in the dining room.As it happened this was fine with us as the bar was pleasantly lively with a good atmosphere and a nice mix of residents and locals.Service was cheerful and efficient.
The food was very good and reasonably priced and we lingered over drinks in the conservatory before a moonlight stroll along the Crinnan canal.
Our room was adequate for our single night stay but on the small side.Very quiet and peaceful night's sleep (and the Hotel was full).We had the twin bedded attic room,price £98 b&b,which we reckoned is pretty good value considering the excellent breakfast.
Friendly and efficent checkout.
The whole is better than the parts...we'll use Cairnbarn again.......maybe a bigger room and book the evening meal in advance.
Lovely location.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Northants
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2009

The menu selection was very good and the food excellent. The Staff were friendly and the atmosphere relaxing. The overall service was superb and very good value for money as was the room and views. I shall recommend this Hotel to my friends and family and will certainly revisit

  • Stayed August 2009
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Property: Cairnbaan Hotel
Address: Lock 5, approx halfway along Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan PA31 8SJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Cairnbaan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cairnbaan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairnbaan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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