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Willowbank Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Largs
scot
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“never again”
Reviewed September 11, 2011

went on coach trip for 4 nights, the room we were given was very very dated and grubby old fashioned and broken furniture the t v hardly worked as it was so old the remote didnt work either blankets, no duvet hardly acceptible in this day and age the room was very small you could hardly move. the bathroom was a joke the water pressure was very poor plus no bath only a very tiny shower tray and shower curtain which didnt fit so what water we did get went on the floor. breakfast was very poor an not a lot of it also only tea no coffee.the evening meal was slightly better but small portions . also in the room there was tea bags sitting on a dusty shelf and no complimentary biscuits.bar prices were were high and not a lot of choiceof beer or lager, we decided to go out every night into town as we were cheaper getting a taxi than paying these prices and the bar closed at 11p.m.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle Upon Tyne - England
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2011

Hotel with 'British' workers (all Scottish). Excellent staff.
Food well cooked and tasty. Full marks
Rooms very comfortable and clean. No mat in the bath. Bring your own!
I wish I was there!
I WILL BE BACK
Thank you for being there, tom@s

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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south lanarkshire
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37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2011

We stayed at this hotel through Urquhart Travel. It was spotlessly clean and bedrooms were excellent. Meals were great. Staff were excellent and very friendly. The barman (who might be the owner) was rather dour but the drinks were fine. The only down side was that we had to be out our room for 9.00 a.m, which meant we went into the town but, there was nothing open as it was Monday bank holiday then the driver headed home earlier than needed. I would go back again though.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank braedale31
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South lanarkshire
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2011

My friend and I wanted a nice break away and The Willowbank was just what we needed. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Meals hot and excellent for value, Hope to go back .
We also met a nice group of people.

Mrs Clark and Mrs Ingram

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed November 28, 2010

I stayed in this hotel for a week everything was excellent the service from the staff, the rooms everything was perfect. We were booked in for Bed, Breakfast and Evening meal the choice at each sitting was fantastic and everything was served piping hot. I could not find anything to complain about in this Hotel and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2010

Take a step back in time: if you’re into faded decor, extremely cheap Xmas decorations, and tired tartan carpets then this is just the place for you! At £75 per night this is significantly overpriced for the standard of accommodation offered. A poky little room, with worn furniture, and a mattress that had definitely seen better days. The tiny en-suite bathroom in 1970’s avocado was the low-light. The dribbling shower was pathetic – so much so it was effectively useless – and unless you are either a midget or a contortionist then the half-sized bath wasn’t much use either. Naturally the extractor fan wasn’t working - in fairness as is the case in most British hotels - but fortunately the heating was in good order which is an important factor in this neck of the woods. The staff were friendly which was a plus. Breakfast was a pretty meagre affair however with tea served in a cheap stainless steel pot – thoroughly in keeping with the rest of the exeprience. I had to stay here as I was on business and the Brisbane House Hotel (up the road) was unfortunately full. I would never choose to stay somewhere like this of my own free will – truly one to avoid! Next time I'll ask for a B&B!!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Bedale
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2010

Stayed here on a David Urquhart five day coach tour.It was a lovely break in a clean, caring, comfortable hotel.The meals were very adequate and varied, and the staff were fast and efficient,attending to all our needs.The room we had was very clean with sufficient storage space and beds were comfy.All the hotel staff were friendly and jolly and this made for a good atmosphere in the hotel .A special mention of Leanne who always was so chirpy and whose jolly banter woke us all up at breakfast.Is she in line for promotion ?This was a very good break and I recommend this hotel to my fellow travellers .If you enjoy your stay as much as I did you will be well satisfied.

Stayed October 2010
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Additional Information about Willowbank Hotel

Property: Willowbank Hotel
Address: 96 Greenock Road, Largs KA30 8PG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > North Ayrshire > Largs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Largs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Willowbank Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Professionally run, independently owned 3 Star Hotel (STB & AA graded) Conveniently situated off the main coastal road in the seaside town of Largs. The Willowbank Hotel has a large private carpark with free parking for guests and a lovely garden area. All rooms are ensuite with TV/DVD, Tea/Coffee facilities & hairdryer (some rooms on ground floor). The Lounge Bar and Function Area host regular entertainment for guests enjoyment. There is also a Restaurant and relaxing TV Lounge. Free wifi is available in public areas and bedrooms.If you are looking for character & warmth with friendly & efficient service look no further. ... more   less 
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