This hotel has the comfortable feel of continuity with welcoming and lovely staff, whose sense of humour has a touch of the surreal. The bedroom facilities are well-maintained but without pretentious unnecessary updates - the undisturbed and perfectly adequate atmosphere of a proper 1960's style hotel. I got an excellent night's sleep, not even woken by the train which I was assured had passed by at the scheduled time of 7.00 a.m.
The evening meal was taken in the bar area, complete with open fire and efficient mercurial barman. Upon request, delicious boiled potatoes were provided with my tasty pie instead of the chips specified on the menu. The breakfast area was a pleasant bright room, with guests very well attended to. Unfortunately as with many hotels, it was a buffet-style cooked breakfast taken from heated metal trays - it is difficult for this to match up to the individually-served B&B experience, so this was the only slight let-down.
The hotel caters very well for pedal cyclists, with a dry secure area. Unlike other hosts along the route, the staff here were interested to hear about details of my tour.
This is an ultra-convenient spot right next to the railway station. The 8.00 p.m. cut-off for meals (near-universal in this part of Scotland) is the only thing prospective guests need to be conscious off, but I would not hesitate to recommend.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking