I've been here before and this will be my only choice of where to stay whenever I visit Rothesay once or twice a year. Tina is just so warm and friendly and Tom is not just an obliging guy, he cooks a mean breakfast too. I have read one or two of the negative reviews and wonder if these people are talking about the right place. The entrance is welcoming, the rooms are lovely and clean, the location is ideal and the views are superb. The dining room is set almost like that you'd expect from a 4 star hotel but without the corporate atmosphere hotels can bring and the centre of town is literally a two-three minute walk from the front door. Thanks again Tina & Tom.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Georgian Villa (listed) Beautifully restored to its former grandeur, with numerous period features both internally and externally. Set within secluded landscaped grounds of two acres. Totally central yet extremely private. Wildlife friendly gardens with Deer,owls,bats,woodpeckers,hedgehogs and fish.built by Lord ButeArgyll, and first recorded occupancy in 1795. Panoramic sea and mountain views from all rooms but one. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ivybank Villa Rothesay, Isle Of Bute