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Grove House
Ranked #1 of 9 Connel B&B and Inns
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Perfect place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend booked Grove House for 2 nights for us both. His gran lived in Connel and it was a lovely wee place with lots of memories of the times he spent there when he was younger.
We both had a relaxing few days, made very comfortable by Karen, who made a point of making sure we had everything we needed. Our room and ensuite bathroom were ideal. Decor, soft furnishings and a comfortable bed were all of a high standard. Free Wifi and tea or coffee helps to make Our breakfast was excellent, especially the full Scottish and the homemade fruit smoothie. We highly recommend Grove House as a perfect base for exploring the area.
Karen was very friendly and passionate about her business. We are looking forward to better weather the next time we visit, although the rain doesn't stop you!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Grove House, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review on your 2 night stay with us at Grove House.

I was pleased to read that you liked the style of our newly decorated bedrooms , and that our extensive gourmet breakfast went down well too.

I do hope that we will be able to welcome you back for another stay in the not too distant future.

Lets hope that on your next visit the weather will be kinder to you !
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in October and from the moment Karen opened the door we were met with a warm welcome, it was like visiting an old friend even though we had never met before. Our room was very comfortable and had everything we could possibly need. The en suite was a good size with wonderful fluffy towels and bathrobes all presented beautifully. We have never had so much choice at a guest house for breakfast as there is here. Everything was cooked to perfection and we met some really lovely people at the breakfast table. Karen works tirelessly to make sure everyone is well looked after and comfortable and her attention to detail every day is outstanding. We will certainly look to stay there again whenever we are in the Oban area and can highly recommend Grove House. Thank you Karen for making our stay so relaxing.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Grove House, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Alison,

Many thanks for your lovely review on your 4 night stay with us at Grove House.

I was delighted to read that you liked many aspects of our place from the executive room with its large en suite to the extensive gourmet breakfast.

It was a delight to meet you both, and to chat to you during your stay.

I do hope that it will not be too long before we are able to welcome you both back again for another visit.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Had a fantastic stay with husband and 3 kids. Lovely glass of wine for mum and dad as we arrived (much appreciated!). Rooms very clean and had some lovely touches. Breakfast time was fantastic, wide range of choices and all delicious. First time kids stayed in a B&B and they loved it. Karen is lovely and very friendly. Great host (kids will now expect this breakfast every day now!) and nothing too much trouble. Would recommend anyone to stay here as you wouldn't be disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2013
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KarenOby, Owner at Grove House, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on your 2 night stay with us at Grove House.

I was delighted to read that the glass of Chardonnay served upon arrival went down rather well.

May I say that it was an absolute delight to have your lovely children stay with us. Their manners were fabulous , it was a pleasure to serve them in the morning.

I look forward to welcoming you all back for another visit next time you come back to Connel to visit your family who stay in the village.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Looking to de-stress for a couple of days, we stayed for 2 nights at the end of September and got exactly what we were looking for. A warm, friendly welcome, cosy and comfortable bedroom with lovely new and modern en suite, enough breakfast options to suit the fussiest of eaters and a perfect location for exploring the beautiful countryside and mountains. Great value for money. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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KarenOby, Owner at Grove House, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Audrey,

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review on your 2 night stay with us.

I was most pleased to read that you liked the design and style of our place, and that you found your little break to rather relaxing for you.

I do hope that we are able to welcome you both back for another visit in the not too distant future.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

We have never enjoyed a more comfortable bed! Proprietor very welcoming. Toileteries outstanding and even Guest Robes supplied. Breakfast better than most high-end hotels and all this at under £60 for a double en-suite! Top tip - brilliant bar at the Connel Bridge called the Gluepot with live music, great ales and a good restaurant attached. We'll be back!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Grove House, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us at Grove House.

I was most pleased to read that you found the bed very comfortable.
Each bedroom within the property has had new beds in the past year. This is an area that we feel is rather important to invest heavily.

May I say that it was a delight to meet you both, and to chat to you during your time with us.

I do hope that it will not be too long before we are able to welcome you back for another stay.
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Bonhill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed at this lovely bed and breakfast as I was working in Oban the following day. Room was great breakfast fabulous and very easy to find on the main route to Oban so fantastic for a base if you want to stay near Oban and do a bit of travelling. Highly recommend and would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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KarenOby, Owner at Grove House, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your brief stay with us at Grove House while you were working in the area.

May I say that I was delighted to read that you liked the style of our newly decorated bedrooms , and that our gourmet breakfast went down well too.

I do hope that I am able to welcome you both back for another stay in the not too distant future.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our stay here was great. The hostess, karen, made us feel so welcome and recommeded a number of good places to eat and see. The room was very clean and served good hot chocolate. Like a home away from home.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank corrie16
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KarenOby, Owner at Grove House, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us at Grove House.

I was delighted to read that you liked your stay , and that the wonderful Hot Chocolate that we serve went down rather well too !

I do hope that we will be able to welcome you back for another stay in the not too distant future.
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Property: Grove House
Address: Grove House Main Street, Connel, Oban PA37 1PA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban > Connel
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Connel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grove House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grove House is an owner run 4 star bed and breakfast offering tastefully decorated bedrooms with brand new bathrooms added in 2015 and a fabulous gourmet breakfast. IT IS ALWAYS ADVISABLE TO BOOK DIRECTLY THROUGH GROVE HOUSE WEBSITE FOR BEST RATES / ROOM ALLOCATION AND NOT THROUGH ANOTHER CHANNEL MANAGER . Many bedrooms of the property boast loch views. Parking is available for all guests, and is free of charge. Wi Fi connectivity is superb throughout the entire property and is complimentary. There are 3 restaurants , 2 pubs and a cocktail bar all within walking distance of the bed and breakfast. Transportation to Oban is convenient as the bus stops directly outside the house, and the train station is a 2 minute walk away. Grove House can also offer a discounted taxi fare to town too. The extensive award winning gourmet breakfast offers a wide choice of cereals, accompaniments, fresh fruit smoothies, , speciality teas and coffees, toasted breads and a choice of 10 main courses. Guests have a modern conservatory complete with a water feature to relax in during a stay, and there is a drinks machine offering hot drinks from Cappuccino to Hot Chocolate that is complimentary and available 24 hours a day. ... more   less 
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