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Best Western Kinloch Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Blackwaterfoot
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Geneva
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19 reviews
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“magic”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

stayed here in Dec with howling winds and rain - location is remote wild seaside on beautiful Isle of Arran. Even with the winter weather, it was a wonderful experience - good food in the restaurant (which is good because that's the only place to eat - wonderful staff and room.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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kinlochIsleOfArran, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Kinloch Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review the Kinloch Hotel. We appreciate all feedback whether positive or negative as it helps us to establish which practices work and which need adjusting. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back soon.
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Dumbarton, Scotland
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

Far from the madding crowds, the Isle of Arran is surprisingly easy to reach (only 55 minutes on the ferry from Ayrshire). The east coast does get a little crowded though around Brodick and Lamlash. However that can hardly be said about the west coast, the village of Blackwaterfoot and the Kinloch Hotel in particular.
Firstly, the location is great, Seals basking on the rocks pay testament to the tranquility of the place. And there is no litter (how many places, in the UK at least, can you say that about nowadays?). The roads are quiet, the countryside almost deserted and this hotel is the perfect place to unwind.
Added to that, an excellent pool, comfortable rooms and fine food. No negatives at all

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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kinlochIsleOfArran, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Kinloch Hotel, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found our hotel, and indeed the island, a relaxing place to be. We hope to welcome you back again very soon.
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Scotland
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Reviewed April 14, 2012 via mobile

Having booked in advance it was fairly disconcerting to arrive and not be expected. Sent off to wait in the drawing room while they sorted it out. Thankfully there was a room, not sure what would have happened if there wasn't! Not helped by reception staff not telling the truth in response to our concerns when we asked and only finally admitting that they were not expecting us when it was absolutely obvious. No actual apology or explanation offered for what had happened.

The restaurant was closed in the evenings when we stayed as there was a large group of students in. Food was though available in he bar.

That said the views from the rooms facing the sea are stunning and the rest of the staff were very helpful and attentive.

The quantities of main courses are substantial, reasonable but not unique menus. Breakfast reasonable although no fresh fruit as is now commonly offered at this level.

There is free wifi ostensibly throughout the hotel although cover not good in our room and needed to go out into the corridor to get a connection. Better in most of the public areas although not operated as a single wifi network and will need to connect to a different router.

Appears to be very child friendly although none with us.

Stayed April 2012
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Thank Peter C
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kinlochIsleOfArran, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Kinloch Hotel, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Any feedback on the hotel, positive or negative is greatly valued and serves to help us improve our guest experience. I regret that the reception team did not have access to your booking on arrival and that due to computer updates taking place were unable to access your reservation immediately, but succeeded in limiting your check in delay to 15 minutes. Please be assured that your review has been discussed at our weekly staff meeting and that appropriate action has been taken with additional training given where required.
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Grayson, Georgia
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Our stay was highlighted by the view from our room out over Drumadoon Bay and the setting sun. We arrived in Manchester earlier in the day and had to drive and take the ferry to reach Blackwaterfoot. The staff greeted us with open arms. The hotel provides large towels, face cloths and lots of hot water.

The dining room, which also overlooks the bay, provides a very comfortable setting for dining. The food was excellent.

The staff is very guest focused.

Room Tip: Select room 34 overlooking the bay.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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kinlochIsleOfArran, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Kinloch Hotel, responded to this review, April 9, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you again soon.
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2012

This is our 3rd visit to Best Western, and it cannot get any better than this. It has never changed - each time we arrive at the hotel the staff are charming - the food is just brilliant.

Ask for a sea view and then you can look out over the bay to see the seals - the pups are born in June, and there are such of lot of birds if your twitcher.

The holiday is what you make of it - just go and enjoy yourselves folks - its worth every penny. The island itself is just magic.

Room Tip: sea view overlooking the bay
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank blackpool065
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kinlochIsleOfArran, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Kinloch Hotel, responded to this review, March 29, 2012
Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your stay with us. Our main aim is to provide guests with a comfortable & enjoyable stay and we are glad we seem to have accomplished this on this occassion. We hope to welcome you again soon to the BEST WESTERN Kinloch Hotel.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

We stayed in a suite which had a beautiful view. The food was superb. The service was first class. The kids played squash, I joined them for snooker and we all went swimming too - the kids splashed about while the wife and I sat in the sauna. Bliss.

I genuinely thing that there was nothing that could have been improved on. Well done, ten out of ten.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank George Ian W
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kinlochIsleOfArran, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Kinloch Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2012
Thank you for your comments. The suites are a fantastic space within the hotel for guests to enjoy the comforts of home from home! We are glad you made good use of the hotel leisure facilities whilst you were here and we hope we can exceed your expectationsagain on a future visit.
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

Friendly, clean, excellent food and with out exception brilliant friendly staff. A real pleasure to stay. Great food at breakfast and in the evening. Nothing was too much trouble. All in a fantastic place to stay

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Thank garytw61
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kinlochIsleOfArran, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Kinloch Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review about the hotel. It is always lovely to hear a guest has enjoyed their stay with us. We hope we can welcome you back to the BEST WESTERN Kinloch Hotel again soon.
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Property: Best Western Kinloch Hotel
Address: 6 Rankin Drive, Blackwaterfoot KA27 8ET, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Isle of Arran > Blackwaterfoot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Blackwaterfoot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Kinloch Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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