Tarbert Hotel is what I expected and I have stayed in plenty of places like it. Its an old style hotel, probably family run, which has been there for a very long time and is never going to change. It probably makes enough money to get by but not enough to allow any investment in upgrading. I cannot comment on price as this was prepaid by others.
Pros: all staff very friendly, helpful to our party and bent over backwards to help us. My one dinner was nice, breakfasts were very tasty. Bar was small but quiet. Room was warm. Wonderful location with other restaurants very near. Room tidy and clean and sorted every day. I slept like a log.
Cons: very tired decor. Bit of a 'House that Jack built' theme with sloping floor to door in my room. Walls very thin, thought the chef was in my bathroom preparing breakfast, whole room smelt of sausages. Windows old style sash overlooking manky courtyard.
Basically the Ramada it is not - it is a typical small village provincial hotel. If you want friendly, local, basic and clean with decent breakfasts, and do not mind 1970s artex walls, then it will do fine. If you want posh rooms and spas then you need to find somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tarbert Hotel is a traditional harbour town hotel which faces the water. The cosy bar with log fire is popular with locals and visitors. A menu of home-made Scottish family meals is offered at lunchtime and evening with old favourites such as battered fish and chips, lasagne, steak, salads and hot home-made puddings. A friendly hotel with local charm ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Tarbert
- The Tarbert Hotel Scotland