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Belfast, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is only a 1 star review, because it is not possible to leave any less stars. My husband and his father booked via phone with credit card and arrived on Friday night just after 10pm, the hotel was locked up, lights were off and nobody was around. After repeatedly phoning the number on the door they had to give... More 

Thank anniemcg123
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had fairly enjoyable evening meal at the hotel but we very disappointed with the standard of accommodation and lack of customer service. We were allocated rooms 2- 4, which all smelt very strongly of damp and were not particularly clean. One rooms was missing lightbulbs and the heater wasn't working in another. When we raised concerns, we were told... More 

Thank Lorna J

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel smells of mildew. The room looked clean, but there was water in the kettle which made me wonder how clean it really was. The front hotel host seemed abrupt, but nice. We can't get to our kettle without opening the curtains, which opens out into the parking lot (1st floor). Pros: very close to lochgilphead bath tub perfect... More 

Thank Kelley L
Paisley, Scotland
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371 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned home from a two day break at the Cairnbaan. Our meals were superb - absolutely excellent. Dinner courses of Scallops and Black Pudding; Smoked Haddock, poached egg and cheese/cream sauce; Fish Pie and veg; Roasted Duck Breast etc etc etc all delightfully presented and the cooked Breakfasts tasty and plentiful. We cannot understand... More 

Thank granPaisley
Glasgow, Scotland
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40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Booked in at the last minute to facilitate an easy journey on down to Tayvallich for the Jura passenger ferry the next morning (8 miles/15-20 mins drive). Staff were very helpful on the phone and on arrival advising of meal times if required. 2 cask ales on tap were in excellent condition and barman very knowledgeable. Room was a double... More 

Thank GlasgowTourist
Crinan, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

went here for evening meal with partner and two teenage daughters, the meal was lovely, we shared a couple of larger starters but still had no room for pudding after our mains. had to wait a little while as they were very busy even though we had a table booked but we did not mind, food was cooked beautifully and... More 

Thank karen j
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

There are not a lot of hotels in the area and this one is a fairly good one. The rooms are clean and the rooms are fairly well-maintained though the common parts look a bit dated and need refurbishment. The food at the hotel is excellent and there is a lot of choice but there are set meal times so... More 

Thank Yasminka21
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Stayed here for three nights. Up seeing friends who live local. Recommended to stay here by locals. Any ways here goes check in went well very friendly. Told where our room was. First thoughts where yeh it well nice. Step into stairs to go into room the smell of stainless hits you. Carpets are deep fresh and clean. But the... More 

Thank aceannie
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

9 of us stayed here prior to a trip on the Puffer. Had great evening meal, really fresh food well cooked and presented. Rooms comfortable. They even started breakfast for us early. We will be back. A great location on the Crinan canal.

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Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

What a find, we just stumbled across this little hotel with a fantastic view, friendly staff, food was amazing. Would recommend the fish pie . Great choice of real ales and prosseco by the glass, was very busy but service was great.

1 Thank Lorna B

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Additional Information about Cairnbaan Hotel

Address: Lock 5, approx halfway along Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan PA31 8SJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Cairnbaan
Price Range: £83 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairnbaan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“First floor”
 of 5 bubbles muir39, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Front facing room for the best view, the staircase might be a little challenging for the less mobile.”
  • The Crinan Canal , Loch 5 from the window of the room.
 of 5 bubbles 925lizr, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Small hotel with all rooms overlooking the Crinan Canal so you can watch the boats going up and down the locks”
 of 5 bubbles 802magsc, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Try somewhere else, till it sells!”
 of 5 bubbles AlistairW154, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Avoid Room 1”
 of 5 bubbles Granitecity29, 31 May 2016 | Read review
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