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The Old School Guest House
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The Old School Guest House
Ranked #1 of 1 Larkhall B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Fantastic quality Bed and Breakfast but is a bit pricy for the area. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and have a lot of nice touches and the breakfast is fantastic. Not a lot within walking distance to see or do so really would need a car. Bit of a struggle trying to find something for dinner within the area and had to settle for fish and chips!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Three of us stayed for 4 nights while working in the area and all agreed the beds were fantastic and great nights sleep were has by all. In addition the shower was excellent the rooms clean, the breakfast substantial (the black pudding was delicious) and the coffee put high street coffee chains to shame. Last and by no means least the owners couldn't do enough for you lovely couple with a golden touch.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank skyblueflooring
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We stayed here for one night to break up the journey from Fort William back down South and this hotel was a lovely surprise. Normally we would stay at the chain motels along the motorway but this time, to save money, we thought we would try something independent . We were a bit worried when we turned up a bit later than planned as the place didn't look very welcoming but the guy came to check us in after we rang the door bell and he was extremely polite, friendly and efficient. The room was perfect - very large comfy bed, super clean bathroom with a brilliant shower and the gate to the car park was locked overnight so we did not have to worry about the security of our vehicle. The cooked breakfast (included in the rate) was spectacular! If you are in the area I would highly recommend you make a stop for the food. Very good quality food and excellent service.

Overall the hotel was extremely good value for money and the standard of the service and the food was superb!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Emma B
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Have to say that I have stayed in many hotels and guest houses throughout the country( proven by the number of honest reviews I have posted) this has got to be one of the best and the price is good too. Been here 2 weeks and will definitely stay again whenever I am in the area.

Cleanliness is amazing, staff are brilliant, Mary the owner is down to earth and always smiling(to the guests at least!). Breakfast is excellent and the girls are really nice at breakfast, whatever you want the will try and accommodate you. (within reason of course!) The coffee is fantastic too.
Now to the rooms, exceptionally clean and modern rooms I was in room 5 and the bed was huge, the ensuite amazing and the shower excellent.

The only possible negative for some people is the closeness to the motorway (as soon as you come off the motorway the guest house is 100 yards at most) there can be a little noise from passing traffic but on the positive side because of the closeness to the motorway you can get anywhere in the Glasgow area in a short drive.

As a point of interest this house used to belong to John McGuiness the lottery winner who won £10 million in 1997 and lost it all and 11 years later was in debt for £2 million.
You can always tell people you stayed in a lottery winners home!

Room Tip: I was in room 5 which has a huge king size bed and a single bed but the whole place looks nice, pret...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Douglas R
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed here on Tuesday 18th Sept. on way to Cairnryan from Inverness having booked a twin room with bath.It exceeded all expectations.The room was very clean and comfortable as were the twin beds and beautifully decorated.Very conveniently situated near motorway so we expected some traffic noise but this was minimal.The owners couldn't have been kinder and the breakfast perfect.The bath was a lovely jaccuzzi which was really luxurious for such a reasonable priced night!Hope to go back someday.
Shawlands hotel within easy walking distance has an excelllent restaurant.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Booked through late rooms and only mentioned superior rooms when in fact it was for a standard with shared facilities, £55 per night to share a toilet!!!!! There was no mention of this until you recieve the confirmation. The room was in a loft space with no windows, there were skylights built into the roof with white poor fitting blinds that didn't keep out any light so at 3.30am it was bright in the room. The traffic from the nearby motorway kept me awake. The walls are also paper thin so you can hear virtually everything from the other rooms. I wouldn't recommend or revisit and actually left around 6.30am to have a couple of hours sleep in the car before work. I moved to the Premier in in Motherwell, well at least you now what you will get.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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3  Thank PDW300807
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Additional Information about The Old School Guest House

Address: 59 Swinhill Road, Larkhall ML9 2TX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > South Lanarkshire > Larkhall
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Larkhall
Number of rooms: 7
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The Old School Guest House Larkhall, United Kingdom

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