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Cuilfail Hotel

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are not that many hotels in the this area so choice is limited. However we managed to get a night booked into the cuilfail whilst passing through. The building is quite old and although some work has been carried out it still looks like it is worn out and tired. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful and showed...

Thank elliot45108
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Cuilfail is a lovely old building with character both inside and out. My room was roomy, clean and with pleasant views from the window. However the decor throughout was very old fashioned and in my room it was an even more bizarre mix of dated furniture seemingly thrown together and quite random. Very bizarre. However, I must point out...

Thank KentRPN
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in to check out before we went for a meal; glad we did as it just looks and feels awful. It was 6.30pm, so eating time. Not a table set up, no menus to be seen, the blackboard that I assume was for specials only had sweets on it! Oh, and nobody asked us if wanted to eat. Asked...

Thank Allmac06
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Business trip. Stayed one night with our beagle. Made very welcome with beagle. Lovely hotel and fab staff. Comfy bed. Fab food in evening and awesome breakfast. Full of locals eating evening meal so you know it's good. Thank you.

Thank Stevie H
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Staying at nearby timeshare Melfort Village. Restaurant on site closed until new operators can be found so decided to try nearest place for food. Should have driven a bit further!!! Barmaid friendly , bar fine with fire on, chatty local - that's the positives Ordered fish cake starter- badly over deep fried- hubby had cheese soufflé - still cold in...

1Thank Lanch34
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We ate in the lovely old bar here, which was welcoming just because of its log burner and cosy feel. The food was good without being OTT. OK, the hotel could maybe use an update, but we were made welcome.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Called in afternoon to enquire about meals in the evening, shown menu all fine. Went back at 7p.m to eat only to be told we should have booked (3 people in bar eating!) and they could not provide any food. Therefore short review as we didn't get the chance to eat!

Thank 318Dan2004
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We didn't spend the night at this hotel, but stopped for lunch in their pub. Fantastic ambiance and delicious pub food. The interiors reminded me of the famous Drover's Inn but not as creepy and definitely much more authentic (The Drover's Inn is mobbed with tourists). If you're driving between Oban and Kilmartin Glen (go to see the stones), this...

Thank Kelly H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This hotel is not brand new.Its an old hotel,may be in need of a lick of paint.But for me its a lovely old fashioned family run hotel.The people who run the hotel could not do enough for you,the food was great and the mix of tourists and locals made for a lovely weekend.The location was perfect for touring the local...

1Thank cruickshankwelding
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I am at a loss to understand how some reviewers criticize anything that is not brand new and hospital sterile. This is an old property and offers exactly what any lovers of traditional pubs would expect. Earlier I had called at a nearby hotel which shall be nameless where Lucy the dog and I were brusquely turned away on the...


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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 

Additional Information about Cuilfail Hotel

Address: Kilmelford PA34 4XA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kilmelford
Price Range: £63 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cuilfail Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Do not stay here”
elmtreeandy, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are up stairs , so be prepared to carry luggage”
565michelleh, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
“take care when considering parking - the hotel is situated on a narrow streatch of the village road. It is an S bend without pathways.”
davidcX6251LP, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Room 6 has a great bath and shower, plenty of hot water!”
ewans171, 7 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you get a private bathroom”
TravelmasterTeesside, 17 Aug 2012 | Read review
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