We booked via 5pm website and got great deal, but it would have been worth it even without discount.
We had room 1 and, despite poor weather, I did brave it onto the decked balcony. Perhaps the room could have been a little warmer, but they had supplied a blow heater to augment the central heating. The decor throughout is modern and subdued, but suits the hotel well. The dining room has views out over the sea, as did our bedroom, as we had paid a small supplement to ensure a sea-facing room. Our double bed - consisting of two separate singles firmly locked together - was ginormous and comfortable. My wife almost needed a walking pole to prod me when I snored!
Our first night coincided with Stuart and Lena's first night off since taking over at New Year. The result was that the food - agency chef? - whilst OK, was not exceptional either in quality or presentation. The next night, with Stuart back in place, was much better - quality food, expertly cooked and nicely presented.
The staff as a whole were friendly and competent. Not a lot to do in the area at this time of year (mid Feb) and in poor weather, but that's what you expect when you book a couple of days away in this part of the world, so no complaints!
I wish Stuart and Len all the best in this venture: they will have their work cut out, but look quite able to cope!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Putechan Hotel is a former Duke of Argyll’s hunting lodge dating from 1872. It lies on the western edge of Kintyre facing the dramatic Atlantic Ocean with stunning views of the Isles of Islay, Jura and Gigha, together with incredible sunsets. It is surrounded by rugged grounds with an amazing pebble beach, strewn with giant rocks for our customers to enjoy. Take a walk along the beach or perhaps a BBQ while looking out for the dolphins and minke whales. The hotel, now under new ownership, has been extensively refurbished and extended, and can now offer a variety of bedrooms to suit different tastes and pockets; from the bridal suite with roll-top window bath looking out to Jura and Islay and balcony facing the ocean, our 1st floor premier rooms with balconies, ground floor doubles with sea views and a linked disabled room. We can also offer more budget accommodation in our rear facing rooms and ‘bunk rooms’. We also have a fully refurbished and extended Venue catering for a variety of events from weddings (up to 120 seated). Attached to the south wing is the sensational ‘Rock Room’ with one whole wall formed by a massive rock with French doors to the rear and front with stunning views over the ocean. The room seats around twenty and could be used for meetings, smaller intimate weddings, yoga/fitness work-outs, business meetings, or an exhibition hall for local artists. Tell us what event you want to run and we will make sure it is one to remember. The south-facing courtyard is a natural sun-trap and looks over onto the private beach. With practically no light pollution, and clever outdoor lighting systems the Putechan enjoys fantastic stargazing on a cloudless night. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Putechan Hotel Campbeltown, Argyll And Bute