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“an absolute gem”
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The Cuillins
Ranked #8 of 14 Tarbert B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“an absolute gem”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

On a holiday filled with last minute accommodation bookings we somehow managed to fall squarely on our feet every night, and The Cuillins was no exception. Our room had a double bed and six (yes, six) single beds which was perfect for our large group. We were even given access to the bathroom of the vacant next-door bedroom to avoid us all having to queue to use the en suite in our room. Breakfast was excellent - lovely food and in staggering quantities. Owner Isabel is, as many other reviewers have said, the best thing about the place; incredibly welcoming and keen to make sure we had everything we needed. The only thing I'd change would be the amount of food put on the plates - it's delicious but there's way too much of it!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Frankfurt am Main
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

The area seems to be underrated with international tourist. But that is certainly an advantage. It is very nice and you can easily reach Islay or any part on Kintyre, for instance, and not very crowded. If you choose to spend a few days here, try to book a room at the Cuillins. At first glance, it might not seem spectacular from the outside. But you will soon discover that it is a very cosy B&B and Isabel is very welcoming and friendly. She can also recommend places to go for a walk or to where to grab a bite. The highlight certainly is the breakfast. We have never had larger fruit bowls and the cooked breakfast keeps you going for the rest of the day. If you are very hungry, go for the kippers. They are great. You can easily walk into the "city center". There are several decent places for food and drinks.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

We stayed for just one night at the end of September and really loved Tarbert. Much effort has been put into The Kintyre Way which starts in the town. The Cuillins was a real find too. A spacious double room, very clean and tastefully furnished. The bathroom was great too with a really good shower. Best of all though is Isabel the owner who made us and our dogs feel really welcome from the moment we arrived. It started with warm scones and tea , she recommended a great restaurant (The Anchorage) to eat in and made us the most fantastic breakfast the following morning. Fresh fruit then a huge full Scottish.
Only one problem - she's so generous that she'll never make any money! Thanks Isabel you're one in a million.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

We were 4 guys staying one night on our way from Glasgow to Islay. We had a lovely stay and were overwhelmed by Isabel's hospitality! The rooms were clean and nice. We didn't try the breakfast as we were leaving early for the ferry and decided to eat on the ferry. Isabel was however prepared to serve us breakfast at 05.30! Highly recommended!

Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

Stayed here Sept. 21,22 & 23rd 2011. A wonderful, clean and hospitable B&B. Great food and excellent rooms. Isabel is a wonderful hostess and was so friendly. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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greenock
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

My wife and I spent 1 night here at the Cuillins b&b for the Tarbert music festival and can't fault it in any way. From the moment we arrived we were made so welcome and made to feel we were more like family than guests. The room we were allocated was lovely and the en- suite was of a very high standard, the bed so comfy, had a really good night's sleep and wakened ready for the fantastic breakfast to follow, of which there was a really good choice of local produce to choose from and a good portion was had, Thanks to which set us both up for the day ahead.Because the weekend seemed to be fully booked everywhere in Tarbert we were having to leave on the Saturday, upon hearing this our host made every attempt to arrange accomodation for us for the Saturday and managed to do so and even took us there to save us any trouble. Thanks so much for making our weekend so enjoyable Isabel, we will definately be back next year.
I would recommend the Cuillins if you ever go to Tarbert, Loch Fyne

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

Didn't stay here as it was full, nut the host was so kind to find us a wonderful place at a friends that is service, and she offered us something to drink while we waited and even drove us over, thanks again Issabelle

  • Stayed September 2011
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Property: The Cuillins
Address: Cuillins Loch Fyne, Tarbert PA29 6TX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kintyre Peninsula > Tarbert
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Ranked #8 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Tarbert
Number of rooms: 3
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The Cuillins Tarbert, Scotland

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