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Cuilfail Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Kilmelford B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Cuilfail has been an occasional stopping off point during our business and personal travel for several years. This time we called the hotel at short notice on the off chance of two rooms for ourselves and friends. They came up trumps. The hotel is a historic building which has seen the passage of many folks and this adds to its character. The internal fittings of the hotel show the care and detail that were put into the original building. Every time we have been we have seen positive improvements to the rooms and building as a whole.

This time our room was at the rear of the hotel with views of the hills. The room was huge and comfortable.
Our evening meal in the bar was delicious and the 3 Sisters real ale is a pretty good pint (the beers rotate quite frequently and I've not had a bad pint).
All in all a very nice place to stay. Its not the Hilton, but it's a family run, pleasant and typically Scottish "Period" hotel. Love it.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank 1978sprint
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Had a lovely meal, best sea bass in a long while and thank you simon for making us laugh so much! Seriously, a very unpretentious place with excellent food. Well worth a visit.good veggie options too.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stopped for lunch just as 2.30 approached. Owners could not have been more helpful. Food served was scrumptious.Very reasonable. Lovely log fire burning. Atmosphere and food in this hotel must be sampled when in this part of Scotland. Owners working exceptionally hard to make their mark on the hospitality trade in Argyll........and it's working. Will most certainly stop by when next in area.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Stopped here on our way back to our rented holiday cottage in Dalavich. Great friendly atmosphere and superb scones. Will visit again if we are in the area again. The hotel was being refurbished when we were there but it did not detract from the ambiance in the bar.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank AliNazeing
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Ducked in here to escape the rain and grab a cup of coffee while on a cycle camping trip, but ended up having a delicious meal and thoroughly enjoying the company the staff!

Don't know what the rooms are like, but we would definitely go back and check them out some time. Lovely countryside and a simply relaxing and friendly atmosphere in the restaurant.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank DMacPhail
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We visited this little and a bit worn down hotel for three days. Don't expect luxury in the classical sense of the word, but the service mindedness of the owners and all the staff were just incredible. The food was excellent and very good value for money.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lars L
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Cuilfail Hotel has now 2 excellent chefs and great staff, the service is excellent and the food amazing. we live locally and often have a take out, which is the same menu as in the dinning room or bar but cost a little less - we also enjoy a meal in the cosy bar which has a lovely welcoming atmosphere, and a good place for a catch up with friends. highly recommended - love it!!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank ruth m
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Additional Information about Cuilfail Hotel

Address: Kilmelford PA34 4XA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kilmelford
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Kilmelford
Price Range: $88 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cuilfail Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This fine Victorian hotel started life as a drover’s inn which was extended in the mid 1800's to take advantage of the fabulous fishing and hunting the area has to offer. There is plenty to see and do whilst staying at the hotel, walking, sailing, canoeing, horse riding, Shooting, cycling (on and off road), boat trips, gardens, or just relax in the wonderful highland atmosphere. ... more   less 
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