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Bedroom 2
Bedroom 1
Lounge
Lounge
Lounge with Open Fire
Dining Kitchen
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kilchattan Bay, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful flat - well equipped, quality furnishing, heating and lighting.”
Reviewed September 14, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
2
people found this review helpful

My wife, son and I enjoyed the use of this flat for one week. We found it comfortable, compact but quite spacious. Modern kitchen appliances and utensils; excellent crockery and cutlery were provided. There were fine views through large windows, all with tasteful blinds.Kilchattan is a quiet, restful place for a peaceful holiday. The access by two flights of stairs was described in the small print as 'not suitable for the elderly - but we found it well provided with hand rails which made it easy - (I'm 88).

Date of stay: September 2016
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 15, 2016
Dear George and family. I'm so delighted you enjoyed your stay at Lilybank and found the flat comfortable. I hope it brought some lovely memories of holidaying at the Bay back. You didn't get the best of weather but I hope you were able to get out and about a bit and it didn't spoil your holiday too much. I would be delighted to welcome back you and your family anytime.
Kind regards,
Merle
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Tony37201...
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent location and apartment”
Reviewed August 31, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Kilchattan is a wonderful location, near the southern tip of Bute, and Lilybank is a spacious, comfortable and well equipped flat on the second [top] floor. The view from the windows is amazing - wall to wall Firth of Clyde, with the sea only a few metres away.
The rear view of the gardens and the old cliff is bird paradise, with a buzzard hovering above, and dozens of of house martins creating constant aerial displays. The seabirds at the front were an ever present contrast depending on the state of the tide.
We stayed a week, and could have easily stayed for two. Lots of pleasant walks, scenic, historical, etc from the front door and in other parts of Bute, never more than twenty minutes drive away. All this plus the good weather will certainly draw us back.
And thanks Merle for all your help with our little emergency on the last day!!

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: The location was spectacular
Liked least: Impossible to say
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Sep 1, 2016
Thank you Anthony for taking the trouble to write such a complimentary review about Lilybank and the island. I look forward to welcoming you back anytime in the future.
Kind regards, Merle
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trev232
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great location”
Reviewed August 2, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Great spot overlooking the Bay, splendid base for strolls or cycle rides
Useful bus stop nearby for trips to Rothesay and other places of interest

Date of stay: July 2016
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 3, 2016
Many thanks for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Kilchattan Bay.
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Colmack91
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“A beautiful place with accomodation to match”
Reviewed November 12, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I took my daughter and grand daughter for a quiet week on the Isla of Bute. I saw the flat on the Trip advisor websie and thought it looked nice.
When we arrived we were very pleased that the flat more than matched the decription and photos placed on the web advert.

I took the executive decision to give the front room to my daughter and miss perpetual motion, as it had a most beautiful view. My daughter said that waking up to that view every morning was worth the price of the flat alone.

The flat had all the things you would have at home, so it was just like a home from home. It even had all the kit you would need to go to the beach and a cupboard full of board games.

All in all, we liked Lilybank very much and would return at the drop of a hat.

Date of stay: August 2015
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 25, 2015
I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Bute. Thank you for your kind comments about the flat and I look forward to welcoming you sometime in the future.
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Sniffingm...
Tenterden, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great flat, Great Island and Great Views”
Reviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

What more could you want. The view from the front windows across the bay and across to the mainland is superb. You can just sit with the window open and listen to the sea and the bird life. Great walks from the front door plus a good pub serving superb meals just a short drive away.

The flat and the kitchen are well equipped with a working dishwasher, microwave, Washing Machine, bedding and everything you could need is supplied. Great shower. The only thing to watch if you are mobility impaired is that it is a 3rd floor flat and you have to climb a spiral staircase to get to the flat.

We enjoyed the traffic free roads and the slow relaxing pace of having a holiday in the Island of Bute. The small village even has a good bus service to Rothesay if you do not want to drive.

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: The View
Liked least: The Spiral Staircase
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 31, 2015
Thank you for your kind comments about your holiday experience on Bute and in particular, your complements about Lilybank.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
trev232
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice flat in a great location”
Reviewed August 22, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Would recommend the Isle of Bute, just the right size to be interesting and explore on a bike particularly for a non cyclist like myself. Kilchattan Bay has a nice remote feel to it with friendly coffee shop/post office and great pub within walking distance. Flat is welcoming with splendid view to wake up to.

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: The view
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 23, 2015
Thank you for taking the trouble to review your holiday experience on Bute. I'm so glad you had an enjoyable time exploring the island and that you enjoyed the views from the flat.
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jonnigeeG...
glasgow
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Brilliant again!”
Reviewed July 26, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Third time staying here! It is so comfortable and feels like home except the views are amazing! The kitchen is especially well equipped with working dishwasher, microwave etc tho the amount of cooking we did was minimal as there are plenty of good eateries on Bute including a small cafe and shop!
We walked out to the lighthouse - good boots needed for that - down to Dunagoil and Scalpsie Bay and of course waded across the bay in our wellies.
The local community ran a Barbeque which served delicious burgers soup n salad!
We could get a good mobile signal on O2 and could also access data on 3G THere are several WIFI hotspots in Rothsay town as well.
We are looking forward to returning for a FOURTH time.

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: the view
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 27, 2015
Thank you once again for taking the trouble to review your holiday at Kilchattan Bay and also for your kind comments about the flat. I am glad you enjoyed our community BBQ.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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