Having dined in the Cairnbaan Hotel restaurant in April last year and found it an excellent experience with a excellent meal and lovely ambiance, we dicided to have a couple of nights stay and took up their Dinner, Bed and Breakfast deal.
We were very disappointed for several reasons. Our room was on the ground floor with the car park outside the window. For privacy, it was necessary to keep the roller blind down which meant we couldn't enjoy the view. There were cobwebs on the ceiling above the bed and a jar of suger covered biscuits in a jar which looked as though it had never been cleaned. In the bathroom the vinyl floor could have done with a good clean to take the chewing gum off it and the dirty scrape marks caused by the easy chair in the bathroom. The skirting board near the bath was rotten and certainly could do with being attended to. The room was however nice and warm and the bed was comfortable.
At reception in the afternoon we requested a table reserved in the restaurant for 7pm for dinner. We dressed for dinner and entering the bar were told that the restaurant wasn't being used and that we could eat in the conservatory or the bar. We chose the bar as the conservatory had low coffee table and not really suitable for eating a meal and when we had been in it earlier for drinks the table was not clean. So there we were dressed to the hilt and completely out of place in the bar and as usual there was someone sitting at the bar who obviously thought that his friend was deaf. The second evening was the same venue but this time we had dressed down and didn't feel just so out of place.
For my partner, a vegetarian, the menu was rather limited but I did enjoy my fish.
All in all, very disappointing and had we known that we were going to be eating in a pub bar, we would not have been there. Sorry won't be back.
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