Well i don`t normally -ever- write a review for an hotel even though my job with a national power company takes me away from home regularly, laziness i suppose. However, after my stay at the historic White Hart in Campbeltown, and on hearing someone had sniped this site to write a poor review/s of their supposed stay at the WH some time ago i decided to try my hand.
Well i will say by way of starting that the fascinating Kintyre peninsula does not really boast a plethora of 5 star stay-aways, in fact you`re more likely to check out the B&B scene if you are looking for accommodation and many will take advantage of the many camp-sites or bring a campervan to `explore` the incredible geography and the hotel selection has been limited since before the war really.
First impression of the WH was open and clean and the imposing frontage screamed history (a taste of the buildings` varied architectural evolution is framed in the front bar). Second impression was the room i had which was on the second floor, HUGE and spacious with a fantastic view of the town. The room was fresh smelling, well laid out and clean. My colleagues and i met up and decided on dinner, we met up downstairs. We ordered and were pleasantly surprised by the speed of the order being taken and delivered. The portions were generous and tasty and exactly what was advertised on the menu. I had the seafood each night and was sufficiently satiated as to nearly need help up the stairs. Beer and spirits were inexpensive though i did not try the wine personally. The bar was split into several areas and we immediately thought of it as having an old world feel to it. Wednesday evening we played bingo (which you may knock) but was great entertainment with cash prizes and a friendly atmosphere. Staff were very helpful and professional and other activities were on locally if you wished to venture out. All in all i have to say i was very well treated during my week and in summary i think the hotel offered incredible value for money. If you want Haute Cuisine and a ballroom stay in London, if you want good old world charm and honest value for money in some of the wildest and most stunning scenery in the west of Scotland then don`t think twice about booking a place at the White Hart, Campbeltown but do it now as `those-that-know` may have already taken your room.
My advice, room 2 on a nice July weekend or if you fancy a bit`o crack reserve a room for the 18/19/20th of August when they have the Kintyre music festival, yes that would do it.
See you there.
Richard Davenport, Tayvallich, Argyll.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small privately owned hotel in middle of town offering budget rooms with TVs, Tea and coffee making facilities. All en-suite. Good quality acclaimed food and drink in our bars and restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- White Hart Hotel Campbeltown, Argyll And Bute