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Kilfinan Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kilfinan
Perth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Could have done better”
Reviewed August 27, 2011

Excellent welcome, excellent rooms We enjoyed our stay here but if we had one reservation it would be on the food. We chose the continental breakfast which was 1 croissant, and very small portions fruit juice and tiny pots of jam & marmalade. There was no mention of the cheese & ham or fresh yogurt. I feel there are two sides to every coin, one being the accomodation and the other the food, sorry but you let the hotel down by your miserly attitude to the food.
It's the little things which make the difference.
We had dinner both nights and on both occasions many of the items on the menu were unavailable which was disappointing.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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East Lothian
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

We chose the Kilfinan Hotel from the Trip Advisor reviews and were delighted with our experience. We selected their best room (the Tignabruaich) which was a good size, with a huge and comfortable bed and lots of creature comforts. The food was consistently good over the three days of our stay and everyone was very pleasant. We didn't know the Cowal peninsula beforehand but would certainly recommend it as a good get away from it all (including your mobile and e-mails) location. Now if they could control the weather as well......

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2011

This 'off the beaten track' hotel is well worth the journey just to experience the unique ambience and to quickly forget the urban grind and recharge the batteries
Nothing is too much for Madelon who will go out of her way to ensure that your visit is something very special.
Dinner was excellent and the rest of the evening spent in the bar with fellow guests and owners Andrew and Helen was what Scottish hospitality should aspire to.
Well done, Kilfinan. We promise to return............................soon!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Carlisle, Cumbria,
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Reviewed August 15, 2010

We stayed 2 nights at this lovely hotel. It is very quiet and isolated,and the mobile signal isnt good (we didnt even try the telly!) - but that is all part of the charm of the place. We were met by Madelon who is delightful and very helpful with her local knowledge of walks in the area - we walked to Otter ferry via Ballimore House and also walked from the hugely impressive marina at Poratvadie to Kames. A particular bonus is the nearby Kilfinan beach.
This area is lovely, and the Kilfinan hotel an ideal base to explore it from. Food good (breakfast exceptional) comfortable and welcoming.....

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Cheshire
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Reviewed June 12, 2010

A bit of a hidden gem this, tucked away in a quiet corner of the Cowal Peninsula. The rooms, the atmosphere and the food are all very good so if you are looking for peace and quiet without having to compromise on quality this is the place to come. I was cycling around Bute and then overnighted here on the way round to Dunoon - the hotel has safe storage for bikes, unfortunately however (for the unfit like me) it is surrounded by some seriously hilly roads.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed June 7, 2010

Stayed at the hotel recently for a wedding. Andrew, Helen and Sheila couldn't have been more friendly, welcoming and helpful! The food was fantastic, lovely selection of wines, the rooms were lovely (huge, comfy bed) and their help during the wedding preparations invaluable. Nice touch that they closed the hotel to non-wedding guests. Also enjoyed the peace and quiet of no mobile phone signal/internet access/telly & radio reception!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Colorado
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Reviewed May 11, 2010

Our last stop in Scotland was Kilfinan Hotel, where I viewed and signed our Clan guestbook. The following morning we slogged through a bog, scrambled up rocks and finally - breathless - came upon the Clan Cairn. If not for the generosity of the innkeepers (thanks for the Wellies, mates!), we would have remained in the bog to this day. The hospitality and accommodations were superb, but the scenery and significance of the area was beyond description. It felt as if we had found our "zen." This place is worth an extanded stay.

Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kilfinan Hotel
Address: | on the Otter Estate, Kilfinan PA21 2AP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kilfinan
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kilfinan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kilfinan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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