Argyll Hotel
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Argyll Hotel

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3.0
#4 of 5 hotels in Ullapool
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
Friendly independent hotel with impressive views over Loch Broom, lounge bar and quality restaurant, live music and entertainment, fresh locally sourced Scottish menu, seafood and steaks, range of vegetarian options, good beer, real ales, large free car park. 'Wester Ross Pub of the Year 2011' as voted by CAMRA. In Good Beer Guide 2011. Well behaved pets welcome. Free Wi-Fi. Husband and wife Nigel & Franner and the team look forward to welcoming you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

18 Argyle Street, Ullapool IV26 2UB Scotland
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Inverness Airport
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Gene R J wrote a review May 2022
Silver Spring, Maryland9,845 contributions995 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 1 night arriving by tow truck at 7:30 PM. The receptionist checked our prepayment, then provided the WIFI code and keys to our requested “quiet” room. We carried our bags up one flight of stairs to Room #7 in the back. The nice corner room was carpeted opening to an outfitted bathroom with 10 second hot water and a tub shower, then a 5” step down to the closet, soft springy twins, small TV(unstable reception of 20+channels) desk and chair with hot pot(coffee/tea/milk/biscuits). An insulated window opened to a view over the roof to a neighbor’s garden.
The secure room WIFI was good, 3 room outlets, adequate lighting and an adjustable heat register. Some late nights sounds of the boisterous pub could be heard, especially through the bathroom. Location is good with 2 blocks to the ferry & 3 blocks to Tesco supermarket.
We departed by taxi at 6:30 AM.
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Date of stay: May 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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vic wrote a review Oct 2020
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom42 contributions61 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 1 night during our trip around the NC500.
Definitely the worst place that we stayed on the trip & glad it was only for the 1 night. We were put in Room 5, with bunk beds which we were fine with. The bathroom is actually down the corridor which we weren't aware of until we checked in. We did have concerns that anybody could be using it as it couldn't be locked, so we all felt uncomfortable with the COVID situation.
The room wasn't obviously dirty, but it just didn't "feel" clean either, you know when you can just feel the musty atmosphere. Not nice. There was also SO much noise from the other rooms, the least we expected was some sleep.
We went to the bar for drinks after our dinner elsewhere. We waited to be seated for about 20 mins, we were acknowledged a couple of times while we waited so felt a bit better about it. We then sat down and ordered a round of drinks on the app. After a 30 minute wait, and several people being served before us, we asked a staff member who assured us they were on the way. A drink was then forgotten, and we were repeatedly told that we definitely had everything that we had ordered (just 3 drinks on a table of 4 people? hm) before being told that there actually was a missing drink and it was on the way. Not much of an apology for being told we were lying but heyho. The atmosphere wasn't great, it's clearly a bit of a local's spot so felt a bit in the way, especially after the elusive missing drink situation. We finished our drinks and went upstairs to the room as we all just felt a bit uncomfortable. Disappointing as it was a group member's birthday.
We definitely felt that we had overpaid for this accomodation, we found incredible value for money at other spots on the trip, this was both the most expensive and the most disappointing. Would definitely advise giving this place a miss!
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Date of stay: September 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Hannah S wrote a review Oct 2020
Kintyre Peninsula, United Kingdom52 contributions18 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Having read reviews we weren’t expecting much but we were disappointed with the room we are a family of 4 and dog. We were in room 5 the quadruple room which were bunk beds not ideal but we managed. the beds we’re actually the best feature of the hotel. Our bathroom was down the corridor less than ideal with kids who may get up in the night and this was not specified when booking. Huge cobwebs in the bath room shower was precarious to have a hot shower had to be set at cold and would go from warm to burn your skin off at any time. The bathroom could not be locked from the outside either which left you feeling a tad uncomfortable, anyone could have used the loo and doesn’t really tie in with the level of COVID compliance displayed elsewhere in the hotel.
The staff rooms were right next door with paper thin walls and the staff needing to go in and out every few minutes for what reason other than banging doors I cannot fathom! Those off duty staff were not wearing masks when going about the corridors but the door banging situation especially when putting kids to bed(which continued even after being asked to keep the noise down) was the most irritating aspect.

Noise from the bar was fairly loud but did stop at 10pm on the dot.

£100 a night is too expensive and from what I can see it is often much more. I think some money should be spent on doors/door frames, some sound proofing. The car park at the back and the rear entrance was awful and should be tided up.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Chris C wrote a review Jun 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Good bit:
Its better than sleeping in a shop door way
Bad bits:
Its a pub - boozer with drinkers and funny fag smokers on the payment beneath the rooms, which were sad and tatty. Dusty surfaces hairs in the shower and TV smaller than a Tesla dash monitor.
It has the few of a place neglected for many many years by large brewery or company who rely on Ullapool being so popular they just don't need to update and clean the hotel / pub properly.

The staff were great though, very helpful and you can see they are working hard. However the place is to be avoided if at all possible. Don't make a decision on the photos you WILL be disappointed and upset at paying over £130 !
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Date of stay: May 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: There isn't one
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SH9623 wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I would not recommend this place for a meal. Overpriced and bad atmosphere. We booked a table here for an evening meal. When we arrived they had details of our reservation but had no table reserved and suggested we sit in the coffee shop/breakfast room at the back. We were seated next to the kitchen which was very loud, with a loud bell being held out of the door and rung every minute (the kitchen’s delicate way of getting the attention of the waitress.) We may as well have been in the kitchen.

The menu is very overpriced considering the atmosphere. I chose a Chicago Town pizza for £9.50 (best value by far, even for an oven cooked frozen pizza) and was told these weren’t available but not told this when given menus. Instead we both ordered burgers for £14.50 each. Small portions. Most mains £14.50+.

Maybe it would be fine if you are seated in the pub area. The waitress was very nice and accommodating, clearly rushed off her feet and doing her best - no issues here.

Overall an expensive meal for what we got, and an atmosphere we were rushing to escape from.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bob M wrote a review Sept 2021
Bridgend, United Kingdom18 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
There was only one hand sanitizer visible in the foyer.
The bar was extremely poor décor with a ceiling panel unstuck and bulging.
The tables in the bar and the laminated menus given out were sticky to the touch.
There was no social distancing enforced by the proprietor and the bar quickly filled up with customers. Tables were not 2 metres apart.
We were in the same room as the photo on their website and it was totally different. The room was dated, dirty, stained carpet and peeling paintwork. The bathroom was disgusting.

Breakfast was served in the restaurant which was untidy, tatty and the dining chairs were ripped.
We were told to sit at a table near the kitchen entrance. The tables in the restaurant were as sticky to the touch as the bar tables were and again the laminated breakfast menu felt sticky.
Upon booking the hotel for one night my husband requested skimmed milk and a flora type spread for his dietary requirement as he is allergic to fatty beef products. My husband requested the items and we were informed the hotel only had whole milk and butter, and the proprietor shrugged his shoulders. My husband stated the items were requested 6 months ago when we booked the hotel. The proprietor strolled to the shops in his work attire fully inclusive of a dirty apron which were not covered up with a coat and returned with the said items, and continued to serve guests.
As we were told where to sit, I noticed the kitchen entrance was very dirty, with visible black dirty marks on the doorframe and skirting boards. The floor was also dirty with the appearance of food debris on the floor.
I could also see the dishwasher, which appeared dirty, however the machine was off the floor with dishwashing baskets on shelves below. The floor underneath the dishwashing was visible, the floor looked very dirty and I do not believe has been cleaned for some time
As breakfast guests were leaving, the hotelier left the restaurant with a blue bucket and returned with it quarter filled with water and a J-cloth which was rotten, he then began wiping the tables down. As we left the restaurant, I purposefully looked inside the bucket and there was no steam visible, therefore the water was not hot enough to clean, which then made clear why the tables and menus were sticky/tacky to the touch. The hotelier did not sanitize any surfaces at all.
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Any other hotel to this one.
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One-and-Only-Aly-G wrote a review Apr 2022
Nottingham, United Kingdom41 contributions116 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel says all rooms have had a refurb but I don’t think mine had as the wind was blowing through weird holes in the window frame and I had to stuff them with tissue (see photo). The bed was extremely comfortable and the view stunning and I appreciated being able to stay with my dog but the price of the room was very high for what was, at best an average hotel. The place needs a shed load of updating and I didn’t feel I wanted to eat there given how run down the place felt. The stairs are very narrow and I was glad I wasn’t trying to carry anything more than a rucksack. That said I was shown to my room by the guy who checked me in and he did offer to carry my bags and that was appreciated. The bathroom was tiny and very in need of attention. It was fine for an overnight before catching the ferry but I was glad I wasn’t staying longer
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jam1er wrote a review Aug 2020
Great Witley, United Kingdom330 contributions86 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Doing the NC500 last minute, we expected to have at least one place we stayed at not to meet our normal expectations....

Having booked the accommodation for one night and then subsequently read the reviews, we decided to brace ourselves for a stay at the Argyll Hotel....

We turned up and the welcome was second rate, not rude, but lacking in warmth! To be fair the room was clean which was a positive, but decor was dated and dark making it feel oppressive.

Word of warning, do not have any room near a main door, we were next to one and it closed with a bang every time, at times it felt like someone was coming in the room.

Follow up word of warning! Do not eat at the hotel if you want anything special, it was well below average, one of those where you can eat the food, but don’t know what you will be like the following day!

Getting any kind of rest, well I managed to get to sleep at around 02:00 due to the noise from outside spilling out from the bar! So do not have a room on the front of the hotel, problem is the view out of the back would be poor!

The hotel obviously does a good trade, but my recommendation would be to choose somewhere else if your a family or couple! The North Coast is such a beautiful place, unfortunately this is a blot on the landscape you really don’t need.

It’s a shame when Ullapool is such a beautiful place with loads of great bars and restaurants!

Stay clear.....
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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iain s wrote a review Sept 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom26 contributions12 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 nights in room 6. With COVID-19 would have expected the room to have been clean for us arriving. However there was a covering of dust on the surfaces.

Room was tired and dated and didn’t look like it had been refreshed in years. Curtains falling apart, walls chipped and badly needing repainted, radiator has paint peeling off it, broken bath panel, shower screen brown and mouldy. TV couldn’t pick up either BBC1 or BBC2 so left to endure Piers Morgan in the morning.

Kept awake at night into the early hours due to people shouting outside the front of the building even though there are notices requesting residents be quiet after midnight.

Food OK except for the frozen pizza served to my wife. Staff did try their best and were pleasant.

Seems to be a hotel that is neglected by their owners who are quite happy to charge £140 per night for such a poor standard and won’t be back to this hotel.

Feel somewhat conned by the owners as reality did not match the photos from Booking.com which prompted our decision to stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Danielle F wrote a review Aug 2020
47 contributions11 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the Argyll hotel due to travelling the NC500 and staying the night in Ullapool. We choose here cause the menu looked amazing and couldn’t have been more excited to eat here. On arrival the staff seemed friendly enough although the girl did seem fairly new sorry if I’m wrong but I know she was trying really hard she could maybe just do with some more training. There was confusion regarding drinks orders, one staff member said order on an app another said he could take it at the table however we got our drinks either way. When our food arrived don’t get me wrong it looked amazing but I was so wrong. I had the chicken burger which was horrendous it was like re heated chicken, soggy roll, and a “salsa” which had sweet corn in it? However I was starving so just ate it. My husband had the steak pie which was again like reheated beef and tough. Again he ate it because we hadn’t ate all day and we’re really hungry. After receiving the bill seeing the mains were incredibly overpriced at £15 each for the size of portions. Have you maybe put your prices up to make the most of the government scheme? Seems like it to me. Prices on the menu online were completely different to the prices we were charged, seems slightly cheeky and off to me. Just a shame that the food and prices ruined our experience, shame since the staff seemed so nice. I feel bad when the gentleman asked how food was but I didn’t have the heart to give my true opinion in-front of other members of the public sat near us, I know for you this is annoying as I myself work in hospitality but I didn’t realise how wrong you guys could have got the food...
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Date of stay: August 2020
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ernieyoung asked a question Mar 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
dog friendly?
England2 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes we are :)
Craig P wrote a tip 4 May
Derby, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t stay here"
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Mark C wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good stopping off point for NC500"
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Liz K wrote a tip Sept 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom24 contributions21 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring ear plugs unless you like to party into the early hours like the people in the pub"
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87Tina58 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Guildford, United Kingdom15 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay here. Take note of previous reviews. "
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josieh43 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom60 contributions26 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just avoid at all cost"
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PRICE RANGE
£146 - £174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
argyll hotel ullapool
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsUllapool
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Argyll Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Argyll Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ullapool Museum (0.09 miles), Ullapool Sea Front (0.2 miles), and An Talla Solais (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Argyll Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Argyll Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Argyll Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Argyll Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Seafood Shack, West Coast Delicatessen, and The Dipping Lugger.
Is Argyll Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Ullapool.
Are pets allowed at Argyll Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Argyll Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ullapool Clock (0.2 miles) and Ullapool War Memorial (0.04 miles).
Does Argyll Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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