My wife and I spent 10 days traveling around Scotland staying at smaller Inns and B&Bs. Blarcreen house was the most spacious stay we had. The house is older but inside you can't tell unlike other places we experienced. It is very clean and well kept. The owners are extremely welcoming and helpful. They made dinner suggestions and reserved a table for us there. The shortbread cake upon arrival was absolutely the best we had. I would recommend this stay to anybody looking to get away from people and spend some time out in the country (it really is a drive away from main roads).
Blarcreen House is an elegant granite-built Victorian mansion, which stands on the shores of Loch Etive in historical …More
We stayed for 2 nights as part of a one week west coast tour. It's a small hotel in the most idyllic location on the water front of Loch Linnhe. There is not much to the village of Port Appin (good news for us) - but you don't want much when you have nature like Loch Linnhe all around. You step out of the front of the hotel, across the beachhead car park and you are on the beach. OK it's a stony beach but what a lovely location. There's a small pier in front of the hotel where a little ferry runs (15 minute trip) to the nearby Lismore Island. We had a delightful family room with double and single (proper single bed not a 'put-you-up') with en suite. The hotel seems to have been refurbished quite recently with good taste . Dinners were top class with seafood dominating - mostly locally caught or reared including off the end of 'their' pier. And the view across Loch Linnhe through the dining room panoramic windows was a joy. Cooked breakfast was one of the best ever. Service was as good as you could hope for - including desk fans in the room due to the 'unseasonally warm weather' - nice touch. We will be goimg back.
MS from Berkshire
Situated in the quiet village of Port Appin, Argyll, on the shores of Loch Linnhe and surrounded by the spectacular raw …More
"Outstanding hotel, despite needing minor upgrades"
The location is excellent. It is about 20 minutes walk or a short cheap taxi ride to the ferry terminal and the railway station if you are using Oban as a centre for visiting the highlands and islands. The staff are helpful and courteous. The full Scottish breakfasts are outstanding, the bar meals are good, and the restaurant, though quite pricey, more or less lives up to its pretensions. The Jacuzzi bath in our room, which I think was standard in all, was a nice feature.
Access to the annex at the back, where most of the rooms are, is awkward; there are 14 stairs before reaching a corridor that leads to the lift, and a number of fire doors to negotiate. This could be a serious obstacle for anyone with mobility problems.
Soundproofing needs to be improved; the walls and floors in the annex were excellent transmitters of footsteps, creaks and plumbing noises, and at the front door is a notice asking people not to talk outside the door late at night because it disturbs the guests.
Despite those quibbles, I would go back there again.
Chris from Chevy Chase, MD
The Queens Hotel in Oban is housed in a former Victorian villa located close to the Esplanade and boasting magnificent views …More
Lovely Hotel - room was good size, very clean, staff very friendly and helpful. Close to Oban ferry port, train station, shops and restaurants and lovely views from the hotel windows. Great value for money - food excellent.
We had a lovely stay here. Superior room on 4th floor overlooking the bay. Nice size room and very clean. Had a drink in the lounge which overlooked the square. Breakfast was very good, everything you could want. I would recommend this hotel and would return again.
sue from glasgow
Stands in Oban center near the ferry terminal ideal for visiting the Scottish Highlands as well as the Isles of Mull and …More
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