We stayed at Cairn Hotel, Bathgate for just one night in December 2012. We had terrible trouble finding the hotel. It was dark and we did not expect the hotel to be in an industrial estate. I don’t think it was signposted and we found that the hotel signs were not illuminated. We had to resort to telephoning them to ask for directions.
Check-in was fine and we were allocated Room 102. When booking the room we had requested a quiet room. However, Room 102 was very close to a motorway with constant traffic noise and was certainly not quiet. The hotel did not appear to be very busy that night and I am sure we could have been allocated a room on another side of the building which would have been quieter. I am a very light sleeper and found the traffic was a real problem, especially in the early hours of the following morning. The room itself was small but adequate. It had a TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a hairdryer and enough storage space for a couple nights’ stay. It had a small en-suite with a shower which was adequate but there was nowhere to put down your bathroom bag etc. A few complimentary toiletries were provided. The reviewer who mentioned problems with the toilet flush is correct. There is a sign by the toilet saying that, due to poor water pressure, you have to leave 5 minutes between flushes. When there are two of you sharing the bathroom this is not acceptable and in this day and age I am sure something could be done to sort their plumbing out.
I also found that, with the dark winter evenings and mornings, the room lighting was poor. Not good enough for putting on your make up ladies. I had to resort to using the bathroom mirror which, although bright light, was not brilliant for putting on your make up and, as I mentioned earlier, there was no here to put down your bits and pieces.
However, no complaints with the restaurant where we had a very nice dinner on our arrival. The portions were large and extremely good value for money. The staff were really great and the service very good.
As some of the other reviews mentioned, there was not a brilliant selection on offer for breakfast but I think the hotel expected everyone to order a cooked breakfast instead. We did resort to choosing from the cooked breakfast menu. This was very good and again, very good portions.
Hotel parking was free.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cairn Hotel is centrally located between Glasgow and Edinburgh just off the M8. There is now a new Railway Station in Bathgate with direct links to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The 61 en suite bedrooms have all been tastefully decorated to a 3 star standard and combine traditional comfort with up to date facilities to make your stay a pleasurable and productive one. The hotel also offers free parking and houses a lounge, bar and restaurant where the friendly atmosphere makes for a relaxed and casual dining experience. As soon as you arrive at the Cairn Hotel the staff will strive to meet your every feasible wants and needs with a friendly and courteous approach ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cairn Hotel Bathgate, Scotland