On arrival the host, Jim, came out to greet us and created an excellent parking spot for our motorbikes, and then after signing in showed us our room: Flat 2 which has separate access up a flight of out-door stairs. The room and en-suite was immaculate with plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits.
We elected to eat at hotel as we didn't fancy scouting around for another restaurant after our long ride. I was pleased that we did, because although the bar-restaurant was full Jim set us a table in the conservatory; a larger dining area than the name suggests. Our food was good, I had a boozy steak pie (with plenty of delicious gravy so I'm not sure what happened for the other reviewer), my wife had scampi and chips and my son had chicken. Not cordon-bleu but just what we needed at the right sort of price - it cost around £38 for the meal and drinks.
Jim popped around occasionally to chat but was not overbearing.
The only downside of our stay was the double bed in our room which really needs a new mattress and prevented a good night's sleep.
Breakfast is normally served from 8 but the staff were happy to arrange a 7:45 start for us and we all ate well, the potato cakes were really good.
Some reviewers here describe the service as unprofessional, but I much prefer the more natural and friendly attitudes of the staff to a corporate pre-learnt "have a nice day" or "is everything all right with your meal" . Jim really does care that you have a nice day!
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- A Quiet Family Run Hotel ,ideal For The Ferry To Ireland,or Visiting The Rhins Area Of Scotland With Its Open Gardens And Golf Courses. ... more less
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