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“The little gem of Kintyre”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Argyll Hotel

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Argyll Hotel
Ranked #2 of 20 Campbeltown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newmilns, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“The little gem of Kintyre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Have been travelling to Kintyre for over sixty years and have stayed at the Argyll a handful of times in the past where it could only be described as mediocre bordering on poor.
Under the new ownership of Nick and Ian this hotel is absolutely transformed to a complete gem of a place to stay in a stunning location. The welcome was warm, personal and friendly. They are not just "dog friendly" but positively "dog welcoming" and even our neurotic mutt chilled out within minutes of arriving and stayed that way for the 24 hours we were there.
The location is breathtaking with the Atlantic crashing on the shore 30m from the patio area and dining room windows and a great sandy beach to walk on and stunning views over to Gigha, Islay and Jura. Our room was comfortable and clean and the lounge and dining area was welcoming and atmospheric.
The dinner menu was simple but gave a good choice and the food was just delicious. Cost of dinner was very reasonable (£17'ish in total for three courses) and the service was seriously good - friendly and helpful. Breakfast was out of this world - big plateful, well cooked and topped up by home made marmalades made by the owners (try the red grapefruit and mandarin marmalade). The Argyll is a hotel where the owners actually want you to stay and be part of the place for the duration of the visit.
Turn left at Lochgilphead and make for Kintyre - it's a stunning part of Scotland - and make certain you stop at the Argyll. It is a real gem of a hotel.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

This was a visit to celebrate our recent birthdays and again the Argyll doesn't disappoint.
The hosts Nick and Ian go out of their way to make you feel welcome not just as customers but as friends.
The menu is varied and the portions are just right with the locally sourced food cooked to perfection.
The prices are reasonable and the overall quality is good making this venue one not to miss.
The view from our window table in the dining area was stunning and will take your breath away in all weathers.
Visit on a Sunday to see those shorts and smile :)

Stayed February 2014
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Business trip in December first time at hotel very warm welcome.Ian and Nick are excellent hosts and could not be more helpful . there service is second to none. Food was excellent and the room was most comfortable. Will return soon

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

I stayed here on a business trip and the new couple who now own the hotel could not have been more accommodating and welcoming. . The bed was sooo comfortable and even my GSD Ti was made to feel at home. The hotel is sited right next to a lovely long sandy beach so no shortage of beautiful scenery and walks.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

Lovely location next to the sea. Interior very appealing. Staff and owners very friendless. Excellent service. Food very tasty and lovely and hot. Good value for money. Will be back. A wee hem of a place

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Cumnock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

I visited and stayed in Bellochantuy and owned a caravan there for quite a few years. During my times there I knew 4 owners of the Hotel and had no problems until the last incumbents. Suffice to say that I had unfortunate experiences with them and left Bellochantuy vowing never to return whilst they were still in residence. Some 5 years later,through my friends in Bellochantuy, I learned of the transformation under Ian and Nick and booked a weekend break with my friend Joe. From the moment we walked through the door, Ian and Nick could not have been more welcoming. The rooms were immaculate and fully serviced each day. We had 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners in the hotel and found the food to be excellent and reasonably priced. The service was exemplary. The bar atmosphere at night we found to be very friendly with a pleasant buzz about it with guests,locals and caravan owners mingling in a very relaxed manner.
Bellochantuy was new experience for Joe; but he left vowing to come back down in the summer with his wife and grandson to enjoy that wonderful beach.
All in all it was a very pleasant stay and I now know I can go back to Bellochantuy.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Our party of five thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay. Our hosts "Nick, Ian and the rest of the team" bent over backwards to ensure we had a pleasant time. The setting is beautiful, being on the beach and it is only a short and picturesque drive from Bellochantuy to Campbeltown. The food and service were excellent and the rooms were clean and quiet. A quaint wee place that will see us again on our next trip to that area of Scotland.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Argyll Hotel
Address: Bellochantuy, Campbeltown PA28 6QE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kintyre Peninsula > Campbeltown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Campbeltown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Argyll Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Argyll Hotel sits on Bellochantuy bay, 10 miles north of Campbeltown on the beautiful Kintyre peninsula. It is a small hotel with eight bedrooms, most boasting sea views of the Atlantic across to the islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha. The conservatory restaurant and lounge area give panoramic views of the ocean and islands too. A great place to chill and relax and of course to eat, with lunches and dinners served daily. Sit on our outdoor terrace and listen to the waves cascading onto the white sandy beach of the curved bay. The terrace leads directly onto the beach where you can walk off your dinner or build up your appetite before dinner. A great place too for children to play or to walk your dog. The hotel dates back to the late eighteenth century when it was built as a coaching inn and has remained as a hotel to this day. Modernised over the years, the hotel still retains the feel of an old west coast hotel with is cosy snug bar, but has the modern conveniences of en suite rooms with TV, free wi-fi access and an affordable restaurant meaning you do not have to leave the comfort of the hotel. ... more   less 
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Argyll Hotel Campbeltown, Argyll And Bute

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