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“A Great Time”
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The Old Bank
Ranked #5 of 14 Killin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Great Time”
Reviewed April 22, 2007

Well what more can one say about the Drumfinn Guest House after our third visit of the past few years the hospitlality and food are excellent along with a friendly and homely welcome from John & Cath Goulden (Top Marks To Both )

Accommodation comfortable & clean throughout along with well kept grounds also scenic views of surrouding Hills etc.,
Great base station to explore the Lochs, Mountains, Fishing etc.,along with great walks and breathtaking scenery.

Jim & Rita Dick & Our Friends Niven & Helen who contributed to this review

  • Liked — Friendly & Comfortable
  • Disliked — none
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2007

We stayed for one night at this B & B and I was very impressed with the decor, friendly welcome and especially the breakfast which is ordered the night before from an extensive menu.

The room was spacious, beautifully decorated and en suite. There is also a comfortable lounge for guests use. John the host was friendly and welcoming without being intrusive and recommended somewhere for us to eat in Killin. Overall this was easily the best B & B I have ever stayed in and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Note that credit/debit cards are not accepted - luckily there is a bank machine within walking distance.

  • Liked — spacious well decorated and clean
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled on business
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3 Thank ethrell2016
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New York
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2007

We, two folks from New York, traveled through England and Scotland for 10 days in March 2007. We stayed at nine different places, ranging from guest houses to B&Bs to large, American style hotels. Drumfinn was the best place we stayed by far.

John is kind, welcoming, and wise without being overbearing. The room was beautiful and had the absolutely most comfortable bed we encountered while abroad. The room was full of nice touches and great furniture.

John gave us recommendations for places to go for dinner--he was spot on. The breakfast the next morning was superb, especially the porridge. I can not recommend Drumfinn enough. We're considering staying there for several days the next time we visit the UK because Killin is central to many great places to visit in Scotland.

  • Liked — Comfortable bed, great breakfast.
  • Disliked — Colder showers than we Americans tend to take.
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank FriendOfHamlet
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dundee scotland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 15, 2007

Only stayed one night in the passing but will definately return.
Accomodation and breakfast superior. John has every right to be proud of his porridge, even folk who think they do not like it, do!! Everything is catered for, right down to umbrellas for the odd occasion it rains in Scotland!! Any info needed is provided and more beside. Being a scot, living in Scotland, having sampled much accomodation, would strongly reccommend this experience.

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank marycecil
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Yorkshire
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 2, 2007

This was our second visit to Drumfinn Guest House and once again Cath and John Goulden made us very welcome. Our room was comfortable and the food was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble - from giving advice about walks or where to eat to drying out our boots and other walking gear - all was done with charm and good humour. This is a perfect base for exploring a wonderful area of Scotland.

  • Liked — Comfort and location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Philip C
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Achmore, North Lochs, Isle of Lewis.
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2006

Excellently run b&b, with probably the best breakfast in the business. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners, from providing early breakfasts for those who are travelling long distances to ferry ports to providing dress trousers for a forgetful wedding guest. Where else do you enjoy breakfast in front of a real coal fire? If its local information you require then just ask one of them, they are very well informed and only too happy to advise on energising scenic walks for hangovers. Bedrooms are on a par with many hotels at a fraction of the cost.

  • Liked — friendly service and selections of food
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — go there
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Lexington,KY
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2006

This offers the best all possible b&b scenarios. It is efficiently run and had a relatively extensive breakfast menu (more than 10 choices) which is to be filled out on the preceding evening. The room and bathroom were very comfortable and the choice of snacks(coffee,tea,hotchocolate,cookies,etc) was what you might expect from a luxury hotel. One would typically see these features in a hotel or one of the long established, very busy, and often impersonal b&bs. Instead our host was engaging, helpful and truly seemed to enjoy his occupation. We thought that we received excellant value for our rate of 28 pounds per person in high season for our room with private bathroom.
Not only would we go back but we would consider a detour to visit this place again.

  • Liked — Host, Food choices
  • Tips/Secrets — try the porridge even if you don't like porridge!
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Property: The Old Bank
Address: The Old Bank Manse Road, Killin, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK21 8UY, Scotland (Formerly Drumfinn Guest House)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Loch Tay > Killin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Killin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Victorian House, formerly a bank, set in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park near Loch Tay, Perthshire. ... more   less 
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