I've stayed at the Carradale Hotel now twice in the past 2 months through work and I can definately say I will never go again....in fact i feel pretty stupid for returning the second time.
Sure, the place has seen better days and certainly could use some refurbishment, but my main gripe is how very very cold the place is.
I stayed in December and again in January and both times i slept in my jeans, a t-shirt, a jumper and even a fleece!
The second time we turned up at the hotel at 3 in the afternoon and the person we eventually found to open up for us said the heating was just on.
2 hours later the radiators were still stone cold and i was sitting with 2 duvets over me, fully clothed shivering whilst reading a book (the tv reception is pretty poor.)
We went into Campletown for dinner and when we returned about 7, the rooms were still sub zero.
When we complained we were told the heating was on but they would put it up even more.
I don't know if this was a problem with ancient pipes or if the owners in the bar were warm enough and didn't feel the cold .
An hour later we had to demand a plug in heater as the rooms were still freezing.
Eventually around 2am, i felt heat coming out the radiator!!!
That's 11 hours after our arrival.
Maybe this place is ok in the summer if your a golfer or looking for a base to explore from, but i would advise against it.
I'm due another visit to Carradale in the next few weeks and I know without a doubt i will refuse to use this hotel again.
To offer a degree of fairness, the cooked breakfast was fine and the staff pleasant enough.
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- Carradale Hotel Scotland