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24 reviews
Sitting Room with BT TV including BT Sport
Alva nestling beneath the Ochil Hills
Kitchen - Senseo Coffee Machine and comprehensive range of cooking equipment and gadgets
Main Bedroom - Double Bed
Little touches of Scotland
2nd Bedroom - Twin Beds
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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MorrisSF
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11 reviews
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“Mrs”
Reviewed October 18, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Lovely property with all needs catered for and very well equipped. Excellent communication from Lawrence the owner. Decor older style but this did give it a homely feel! Being up a flight of stairs from the street made it a little tricky as a parent ali e with two small children and a dog ur this wouldn't be an issue for most people. Excellent location, beautiful walks and very central to visit other places. Would recommend

Date of stay: October 2016
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Stephen S
2 reviews
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“Home from home!”
Reviewed August 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Great apartment. Perfect location in the town for all amenities. This is the second time i have stayed here and it truly does feel like a home away from home! Will be back again soon!

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Home feel and location
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 26, 2016
HI Stephen,many thanks for the kind comments, great that you enjoy the apartment and view it as a home from home. Lawrence
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Ladnyl1
Brisbane
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A family sort of place...”
Reviewed June 15, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Great location in main street above the "Higgledy Piggledy" gift store and a pet shop. We had a very comfortable stay in this large old stone-built row house. Good soundproofing, so no street noise. Great view to the activity in the street. Pub across the road does great Karaoke. Supermarket a few shops away. Easy street parking out the back, and in front - if you are lucky. The apartment floor plan is curious. The kitchen is overly stocked with old crockery, glasses and cook ware and would benefit from a good clean out. The apartment gives the impression that the owners have just packed a few things up and "moved out". It has many quite personal items still around - books, craft work... The apartment was very comfortable and we enjoyed staying there, but on our first entry, it smelt stuffy. It could do with a deep spring clean, but was otherwise tidy and well -presented in an eclectic family sort of way.

Date of stay: May 2016
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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grey236
Nuneaton
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49 reviews
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“Cosy bolt hole with all you need within five minutes.”
Reviewed May 23, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We were visiting family in nearby Alloa and the flat was ideally situated. Lawrence the owner met us on arrival and was very helpful and friendly.
The flat is very well equipped and has lots of extras especially for families like wifi, wii games system , DVD s board games etc. We appreciated the generous size of TV screen as my husband is partially sighted.
The kitchen is very well equipped and the beds are comfy. The lounge and dining area is beautifully furnished.
Our only problem was the outside steps up to the flat, they are fine for fit people but my husband was very nervous especially with his sight problems. There is a good solid handrail and it was no problem for me.
The flat is on the Main Street in Alva so plenty of shops and food outlets. Parking was a problem sometimes not a good idea to park at the back unless you are up and out early in the mornings as the delivery vans and lorries back up for the shops and can block the cars in. We parked on the road and moved the car nearer later in the evening .
I would recommend the flat.

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: Situation in town centre.
Liked least: Climbing outside stairs.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
May 23, 2016
Thank you very much for the review, really glad you enjoyed staying with us in Alva.
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Christine...
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely Apartment”
Reviewed January 20, 2016 for a stay in November 2015

I have stayed at this apartment twice now and cannot fault it. It met every needs for myself and my mother, has the homely feeling as well defenatly better than any hotel and b&b I have stayed in and if you want your own private space this is where to be. There are plenty of shops around the town of Alva to meet your needs from inconvenient stores to take-aways. If you are wanting to go on shopping trips then Stirling is only a 10 to 15 minute drive just perfect. I found the people very friendly to and I will be coming back for a stay in the future. .

Date of stay: November 2015
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 28, 2016
Hi Christine, thank you very much for the kind review, we are delighted you and your mother have enjoyed your stays with us. Really glad you felt at home in Alva, this is exactly the experience we are hoping our guests will have. Thank you again. Lawrence and Lynda
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David S
1 review
“All Positive”
Reviewed August 12, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Agree with previous reviews. This may be the best equipped holiday rental we have ever had. Very comfortable flat and the location for visiting the sights of Central Scotland could hardly have been better. Alva itself for a small place has an incredible range of eating/shopping options. Note for golfers: Several cheap, charming, quaint and quirky courses to play within a 5k radius.

Date of stay: August 2015
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 20, 2016
Hi David, sorry for the delay in responding. Thank you for the kind comments and delighted you enjoyed your stay in Alva.
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ferribyti...
Hessle, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Value Apartment”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The apartment has all mod cons & Sky Plus TV. Central location on main road did mean you heard noise from local revellers on Friday & Sat night. It is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Parking on road outside or to rear. Owner provided fresh fruit , dishwasher tablets etc recommended

Date of stay: May 2015
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