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The Kames Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Tighnabruaich
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I first stumbled across the Kames Hotel on a late autumn night. It was too late to continue my journey and was somewhat anxious as my usual Argyll haunt was full.
I was soon put at ease by Shelley who went out of her way to make sure a room was made ready for me in-spite of my unexpected check-in.
The Kames has two halves with the hotel side offering comfortable and stylish boutique style accommodation and a sophisticated dining room, whilst the public bar acts as a lively centre for the village. With a number of different rooms it is possible to find a quiet snug corner for a chat, or to head into the main bar for some friendly craic.
I enjoyed an excellent dinner of fresh Loch Fyne scallops followed by a tender slow roasted brisket before making myself at home in the well-stocked Malt Whisky bar. Before long I was brought into conversation by the locals and staff – I haven’t laughed so much in years.

I’ve been back with friends since and we had a great time. I would definitely recommend this place to others.

(PS Special thanks to John the barman who ran home to get tomatoes from his poly-tunnel to go with my salad!)

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in Nov and enjoyed it very much. The hotel has a lot of charm and is in a great location.
The staff were very friendly and as usual, this makes for a nicer stay. The room i stayed in was of a decent size. The heating system is central heating and the time when it comes on and off is controlled by the hotel. So if staying in winter, might need an extra blanket in the middle of the night because it can get a little chilly. However this can be expected.
The bar in the hotel provides meals and the menu is well stocked with very tasty dishes at an attractive price. Breakfast in the morning is cooked and made to the individuals requirments. The ingredients are of a high standard such as Ayrshire bacon and Stornoway black pudding.
Would definetely recommed this place to others.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We never stayed in Hotel. But locals recommended the food here. Had a lovely evening meal. Food excellent. All local produce used. All food home made. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Will be back ;';)

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Just spent an amazing Hogmanay (New Years Eve) at the Kames Hotel. We began the evening with dinner in the wonderfully candle lit restaurant and although it was packed, the food was absolutely delightful. In our party of 9 we had 2 vegetarians and a vegan with some food allergies and the owners just couldn't have been more accommodating, producing exceptional food for all. The menu was imaginative using a lot of local produce and my starter of carpaccio of venison was outstanding. There is a good wine list and our choices were enjoyed by all. After a lovely relaxing evening we welcomed in the New Year with fireworks and a traditional piper. What an amazing experience.
5 of our party stayed for 2 nights in the Kames Hotel and they are enthusiastic in their praise of a wonderful small Hotel run by people with skill and imagination.
The Kames Hotel looks out on the waters of the Kyles of Bute and is set in an area of exceptional beauty and the location combined with the welcome offered by the owners and staff makes this an exceptionally special place to visit.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank mairi4416
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

i just love it here, i want to live here, well not in the hotel, but the food and people are great we rented the cottage on the beach for my birthday and thoroughly enjoyed it. the scenerey is tremendous and even the small room right at the top is good and breakfast is great sets you up for the day

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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copter62, Owner at The Kames Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We love living here too and hope to see you again soon. Regards Pat & Shelley

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Stayed December 2012 - This hotel is located in an area of outstanding beauty - if you run, walk, cycle or just enjoy being out and about the location can't be beat. Excellent 10 mile loop has to be my favourite all time run!
Hotel is clean tidy and all the staff are super friendly - great stay and would recomend to family and friends.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

As we were here 'off season' we got the Superior room at the standard room rate of £90.00 per room, and it was lovely. The room looked out over the bay, which was stunning. The meals were all served in the bar area, but it was very pleasant and cosy. A good selection on the menu, and the food was well cooked and generous portions. We had a lovely cooked breakfast looking out across the bay. The hotel is a little tired looking, but the staff are friendly and very welcoming, I would stay again.

Room Tip: Definitely worth getting a sea view room, as you can lie in bed and look out across the bay.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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copter62, Owner at The Kames Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Thank you so much for putting a review on here - we're really glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the area. I have passed your lovely comments on to the team. And you're right, the hotel is definitely due for a redecoration this winter! We invested in a new boiler & hot water system last year and now plan to 'spruce up' in time for the spring. We do hope you'll get an opportunity to come back and visit again and see what we've done with the place - best regards Pat & Shelley

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Additional Information about The Kames Hotel

Address: on the Shores of the Kyles of Bute, Tighnabruaich PA21 2AF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Tighnabruaich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Tighnabruaich
Price Range: $95 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Kames Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A character hotel right by the water in one of the most scenic spots in Scotland. The perfect place to unwind and relax and take in the breathtaking views. Eat our delicious home-cooked food, sample our local ales and collection of single malts and enjoy some local banter in our lively pub. A warm and traditional welcome awaits. ... more   less 
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Kames Hotel Tighnabruaich
The Kames Hotel Tighnabruaich, Scotland

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