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“A nice surprise”
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Willowbank Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Largs
Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A nice surprise”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Dropped in to the Willowbank Hotel on spec on our anniversary. Got a pleasant surprise on finding that they served something unusual these days - a traditional Scottish high tea. Food was first class served in nice surroundings and staff were exceptionally helpful to my disabled wife.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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stokesley
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

My wife and I spent the Easter weekend at the Willowbank. It was our second visit to the hotel and we knew that everything - food, service and room quality would be most satisfactory. We were not disappointed and, if anything, it was even better than on our earlier stay there

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed Easter weekend at the Willowbank on a coach holiday. The bedrooms were spotlessly clean although bathroom a bit dated. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food not the best I've had, but acceptable. Hotel just on the outskirts of Largs but a pleasant walk along the promanade to the centre.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Myself and 2 friends stayed at the Willowbank for a weekend in March. First impression was very good. Staff very welcoming. When arrived in room we were very surprised how spacious the triple room was also nice clean and comfortable. Food wasnt the best but to be honest I am very fussy in that regard and portions not too big. Entertainment will appeal more to the older generation so a must go if you like ballroom dancing but costs around £3 for a taxi into the centre of Largs if looking for something different in the evening. Definately will go back sometime.

Room Tip: Triple room number 47 I would definately request on next visit
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed March 3, 2013

I'd like to thank Paul for making my stay at Willowbank so hassle free. I needed to be in Aberdeen the following morning for a meeting and the whole city was booked out for an Oil Conference. I'd travelled up from Leeds and got there at 9pm so felt pretty tired, Paul was there on arrival and his excellent manor made me feel weclome. He was even able to offer a decent route for a run in the morning - even offering options!

I stay away a lot and it amazes me that so few organisations take the effort to go that little bit extra... Willowbank House go that little bit further and i wouldn't hesitate to stay with them again on either a business or personal basis.

You'd be hard pushed to find a more friendly and welcoming Guest House anywhere!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Largs, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2013

my husband and i had lunch at the willowbank hotel in largs ,we are vegetarians and the choices were limited (this however was expected in Largs).The pasta choice i had was tasteless although my husband felt his macaroni was acceptable .However, the side of chips was not cooked properly and when we advised of this they took them away and brought them back with the half bitten chip on top.....They were still half cooked and they blamed the chips as a new brand they had purchased and still charged us the full cost of the meal . poor food, poor customer service and dated decor, have never been back and never will be.Live locally so they have lost potential customers and suggest people do not go there

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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55 reviews
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

The decor may not be the most modern and its a long time since i seen a blue bathroom suite but the hotel is clean and well kept. I have just returned from christmas here and enjoyed every minute. Susan , Paul and Euan were excellent , very helpfull always time for a chat and to help anybody. Food was very good nice choice served to perfection with large portions. Plenty parking on site. 10min walk from centre of Largs.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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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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