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“Lovely, eccentric, relaxing gem”
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Taychreggan Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kilchrenan
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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“Lovely, eccentric, relaxing gem”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

My partner and I stayed here on a whim after spotting a groupon deal that made it too good an offer to miss. We throughly enjoyed our stay and were made very welcome by Fiona and Nathalie. The food and recommended wines were just wonderful and as self proclaimed foodies we don't say that lightly.

This place is an eccentric little country hotel though and a few things that people who are more used to big city hotels should consider:

1. This is not a big hotel and there are only a few staff who multitask all of the roles that would normally be filled by a large army of staff. Don't expect everything to be served instantly. Go with the flow of the west, slow and steady.

2. It's an old country house. Therefore it isn't the modern city hotel many people are expecting. The junior suite we stayed in was just stunning. The decor matched the feeling of the house perfectly. However like all old houses hot water can take a little time to come through the pipes, run the tap for 5 minutes or so. Similarly some of the doors rattle and sound travels through the house so be considerate of others right to relax in peace before turning your music up to 11.

3. The food is amazing and they are very gracious to accomodate anything you need or want to avoid (not that we did). Dinner is at a set time however (7pm for canapés and 7:30 for dinner) and a set menu so as long as you don't expect to choose when and what you're eating then you're on to a good thing.

I really couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough for relaxing get aways. The walks nearby are fantastic for getting back to nature and by the end of your first night any of that uptight city awkward feeling will have dropped away and you'll feel right at home.

We'll be back Fiona and Nathalie and looking forward to it already!

Room Tip: All of the junior suites looked lovely. Ask for one with a view of the loch and you won't be dis...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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glasgow , scotland
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Well taychreggan delivered again ! We had another lovely stay . The drive to the hotel is beautiful . The rooms are modern and lovely views down the loch . The atmosphere in this hotel is lovely , it's peaceful but friendly and the staff are charming . Natalie and Fiona are great hosts . The food is outstandingly good , 6 courses of fab flavours and a great breakfast . The hotel is spotlessly clean and you just cannot beat it for a for a stay in a classy , friendly hotel in a breathtaking location with incredible food . We will be back soon !

  • Stayed March 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Hotel good, though starting to show early signs of tiredness. Food very good, though dinner expensive and a fixed menu may not be to everyone's taste. Lovely view across Lock Awe. Hotel 7 miles along a single track road so definitely need a car if visiting.

Room Tip: Lock views a must
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Decided on a long weekend mini tour of Argyll, Lochgilphead, Loch Melfort, Oban, Connel, Port Appin and finally arriving at Taychreggan Hotel on Loch Awe.
Location is so breathtaking. Hotel has a fantastic atmosphere. Fiona and staff are so very helpful. And the meal although a set meal and a tad pricey is worth every single penny!
Don't expect modern up to date furniture but our bedroom had great character, four poster bed, large bathroom was cosy and charming.
Lovely little personal touches, menu for that evening, canapés in the lounge or bar, sherry in bedroom, Molten Brown toiletries.
Only problem was......we were there only 1 night.....wish it had been longer. Lovely stay thank you.

Room Tip: Room 3 was lovely, four poster and cute little view to the Loch. One thing beware when having a show...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed in the Taychreggan Hotel on a Groupon deal - excellent value for money for £159 for two nights this included breakfast, the room was beautiful - 4 poster bed with canopy, the bathroom was huge with a victorian bath tub, lovely shower and molten and brown toiletries. view from our window Loch Awe, perfect to wake up too. We ate from the bar menu one night and the meal was lovely too and ordered room service.
The staff were very helpful and catered to our every needs. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We stayed in a Junior Suite with a fourposter bed with a Loch Awe view perfect for waking up too. Ve...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

After having read previous reviews my boyfriend and I were really excited about our stay here. However, we felt a little disappointed as we didn't feel like it met our expectations. Despite having had an issue before hand (confirmation email of a stay of one night instead of two) we were not concerned, but on arrival we found another mistake....they had booked us in for dinner on a different night to what we had asked....

Our room however was a stunning junior suite with amazing views, lovely bathroom and huge really comfortable bed. We weren't disappointed with the room until we noticed toe nail clippings on the carpet by the bed.

Later that evening we went down to dinner and were greeted in the bar, which compared to the lovely lounge, was an ugly room. Later we went through to the restaurant. Although the food was superb the restaurant itself lacked character and charm...another disappointing room!

The following day at breakfast we waited at least 10-15mins for anyone to arrive to take our order, although lovely and friendly once she arrived it would have been nice not to have waited so long. Luckily, following on from this we went on the target shooting activity which we could not fault, the man in charge was extremely friendly and experienced and the activity was great value for money as both my boyfriend and I took part.

That evening we ate somewhere else. On return to the hotel we wanted to get some drinks but could not find any staff to serve us...the ONE and only member of staff who seemed to be there was busy serving dinner for the other guests. We eventually gave up and went to our room.

The next morning we had the same experience at breakfast and then finally on check out found that they had not discounted us like they had said they would for pre-booking dinner and were not very apologetic for this!

On leaving we realised that all these little 'mistakes' had actually added up and made for a disappointing stay....it wasn't terrible of course, but we would not stay here again as we did not feel it was value for money.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed at the Taycreggan Hotel last year. We were immediately made to feel welcome and shown to our room which far exceeded our expectations. The rooms were immaculately furnished and came complete with Victorian bathtub and Molton Brown toiletries. A decanter of sherry and personalised menus were waiting for us too. The staff had previously consulted us regarding the menu to ascertain our preferences. We were given pre dinner drinks in the bar and hot home made hors d'oeuvre. Meal was fantastic and after this we retired to a drawing room complete with roaring fire, coffee and chocolates. Full sized pool table was also available. Hotel is in a fabulous peaceful setting. Will definitely go back when we can. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: loch views were definitely a bonus
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Taychreggan Hotel
Address: By Taynuilt, Kilchrenan PA35 1HQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kilchrenan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kilchrenan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Taychreggan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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