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West Loch Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tarbert
Certificate of Excellence
Wigan
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Islay trip”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Hotel is improving all the time. Bedroom was more comfortable, good shower. Evening meal was excellent and staff very helpful and friendly. Broken bulb and battery were instantly replaced and accounting excellent. Bed needed a table both sides and difficult to read in bed if required. Will stay there again without hesitation.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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dunoon
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

had dinner here on monday night 22nd october,the food was wonderful as was the welcome and the service,one of the best places i have had a meal in fantastic.its places like this that shatter the perception that the scottish people exist on haggis and fried mars bars,long may you continue

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

A small roadside inn/hotel which has been improved and is to a high standard. The downstairs lounge is welcoming and the restaurant is to a good Bistro standard as is the food. The bedroom was spacious and the bathroom had been modernised to a very high standard with lovely bath. The stairs and upstairs hallway are still basic, evidencing the original inn/hotel fabric.
After receiving a very welcoming personal e-mail from the lady owner we were expecting a warm welcome. Unfortunately we did not see her whilst we were there. We were welcomed and served by a young gentleman who we believe was from abroad who was very efficient but quite regimental and didn't seem to have a warm friendly manner. It detracted from our stay but was the only low point.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We spent three nights here, Sep 20-23 2012, in this very quaint and lovely hotel on the shores of a loch. The owners could not have been more helpful and the food was superb. The single malt selection was quite extensive. The only negative was the size of the rooms - much smaller than we are used to in North America - but were very clean and well equipped.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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argyll
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our one night spur of the moment break. From the warm and friendly welcome of both ourselves and our little dog to the great breakfast before we left, we had a fabulous time at the West Loch. We so loved chilling out on the comfy sofas with excellent wine before a fantastic evening meal. Our room was spacious, very clean and had all the necessities and a loch view. I must commend all the staff and owners on just the right touch of friendliness and efficiency.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Skelmorlie, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2012

This is a regular haunt of ours, and have never been disappointed in the welcome and extremely high quality of food that we have received. Great value for money, and having eaten at many different establishments in the surrounding area over the yerars, this is by far the best for both food and service. This coupled with the outstanding views from the conservatory dining area, make it a "must visit" for anyone in the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Nice, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Stayed here on way to Islay ferry [just 5 mins away].What a great place. The owners make you feel at home; food excellent; wine lovely; whisky fantastic! and breakfasts gorgeous - Loch Fyne kippers.... a must if you are over there.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: West Loch Hotel
Address: Campbeltown Road, Tarbert PA296YF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kintyre Peninsula > Tarbert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tarbert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — West Loch Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small, family-run establishment, the West Loch Hotel dates from around 1780, and is well known locally for having some of the best food in the area. We are well placed for guests passing through, and for those wishing to spend longer in the area, exploring Argyll & the Isles. Ideally located for people heading on the whisky trail to Islay (just minutes from the ferry), most guests find our large whisky selection the perfect start to their adventure! A charming, former coaching inn, the hotel has been sympathetically modernised over the years, retaining many of its original features. Our rooms are dog-friendly, with a choice of double or single rooms, and we have also got family rooms available for those travelling with children. Able to cater for small events, from birthday parties to weddings, we always go the extra mile to make sure your special occasion is extra special. ... more   less 
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