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The Inveraray Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Inveraray
Nova Scotia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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“Shabby and run down at a high price....”
Reviewed 7 June 2011

A tourist bureau booked us in this hotel from another town and if we hadn't paid a big deposit and arrived in the driving rain we would have gone elsewhere. My photos speak for themselves - cracked tile, falling light fixtures, worn and threadbare upholstery, holes in the wall, cobwebs hanging in the corridor. And what was that clammy rubber mattress cover covering up? I was too afraid to look in the morning. The bill was about 20 pounds more than the average we spent at small hotels and good B&B's. (check my review of the Gordon in Ballater) I can say that the breakfast buffet was good. What wasted potential of a perfect location.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 June 2011

We travelled around the coast of Scotland during May and this is one of the hotels we stayed in - This hotel could really do with a good make over but as it is so huge I can see why it hasn't been done as it'd cost a fortune. The main areas are very nice but it's a shame they feel it necessary to keep all the clean and dirty laundry at the top of the first flight of stairs as that gives a bad impression. Overall the service was fine and rooms ok. Not sure about the restaurant as we just had a bar meal but that was fine.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

When we arrived there was no one at reception and the bell didn't work so we had to stand waiting until some one finally turned up. When we finally were greeted it was by a girl who barely said two words to us. Not a great first impression.

The stairs up to the room needed hoovered and there was a section of wallpaper that was actually sellotaped on!

The room was tiny and old fashioned. The bed was lumpy and uncomfortable. The shower room had mould growing up the wall.

When we went for breakfast the next morning we were, once again left waiting as there was no staff to greet us. The food itself was rubbish.

Checking out was just as bad as checking in- left waiting until someone turned up.

There was also no parking available despite being told that there would be. We had to pay for pay and display parking.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Scotland
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

We managed to get one of the last rooms available at the Argyll late on a Friday afternoon, having decided on a whim to check out the Bluebell Festival at the nearby George Hotel. Considering that everywhere else in Inverarary was fully booked I was happy to get a double room for £70 B&B.

Upon arrival the lady at reception informed us that they had had a brief power cut and had not had time to enter our booking details into their system yet. This proved to be no trouble however, and the kind lady just gave us the keys to our room and asked us to come back later on to sign the guest register, etc. We discovered that we had been allocated a triple room (one double bed and a single) overlooking Loch Fyne at the font of the hotel which offered a truly stunning view. The room was large and contained all the ammenities that we needed to feel at home. However, the general decor could have definitely benefited from some fresh wallpaper (peeling, faded), new carpets and some updated furniture. The bathroom was equally in need of some TLC - the sink was cracked and the walls were positively grimy. In fairness though, the room was mostly very well cleaned, just a little old thats all!

The staff that we met were all very pleasant and helpful. They seemed genuinely eager to help you and nothing was too much trouble. Our breakfast in the morning was pretty good. It consisted of the usual buffet approach to a cooked breakfast, but everything was well presented and not overly dry as sometimes a buffet breakfast can be.

I would return to the Argyll if I was able to secure a good deal on a room but to be honest, if I was going away for a special occasion I would splash out a little bit more and stay somewhere a bit plusher!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 May 2011

got a good web deal on this hotel so we decided to stay for 2 nights with breakfast and 1 nights dinner included. location was lovely and our front facing room had great view of loch.
think the decor in our room needed updating, thought the main dining/breakfast room was lovely though.

our bed was awful and had seen better days, it sloped down at one side where people had been sitting on the edge throughout the years... didn't sleep very well on it. brought this to attention when checking out but wish had told them after the first sleepless night.

the worst though was the carpet in the bathroom!!! didn't want to walk in my bare feet on it!! carpet, especially in a hotel bathroom is wrong!

on the positive - the location was great, the waiting staff fantastic and very friendly and our dinner tasted fabulous.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

We booked a short break at this hotel through the internet. We noted that due to my disability a ground floor room and walk in shower were preferred. We usually book through the internet and find that hotels phone to confirm that their facilities are suitable. If they have a lift there is no problem and if there is no walk-in shower I can take my bath lift. On this occasion the hotel did not contact us before hand and we therefore thought there was no problem.

We were booked in by a pleasant girl who then announced we were on the second floor. My husband asked where the lift was and the reply was that they did not have one. When my husband explained we had requested ground floor with walk-in shower she replied that they had no ground floor rooms. The manager then appeared with our booking form and said that we should have been contacted to explain the position. My husband was then taken to see two rooms on the first floor they could offer us. He said they were nice rooms if a bit dated but to get there he had to climb some 23 steps up a spiral staircase which I would not be able to manage. We decided we would have to find alternative accommodation.

While we waited to hear back about what other alternative accommodation we could get the manager kindly offered us coffee and we were shown into the public bar/lounge area, there is no separate guest lounge. This area was very dark and urgently in need of updating. I sat down on what had been a nice leather sofa but it was so old that I sank into it and almost landed on the floor, my husband had to help me up and I had to sit on the front edge of the sofa.

From other reviews it sounds that the food is lovely but we did not get to experience it. The hotel is in a beautiful location but in need of refurbishment. There is a conservatory at the front but it is filled with what looks like old, cheap tables and chairs and the rain was coming through the roof at one side. It would not take much to make this a nice sitting area for guests. As we had to move to a more suitable hotel I am unable to rate this hotel properly.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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UK
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2011

Stayed in a cottage room, very large. Was shown that and another room before I made a decision to stay. Great value and the breakfast was excellent. Fantastic location and plenty of room to park.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank littlebiscuit
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Property: The Inveraray Inn
Address: Front Street, Inveraray PA32 8XB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Inveraray
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Inveraray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inveraray Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally designed and built in the 18th Century. The Inveraray Inn is one of the finest and most historic hotels on the west coast of Scotland, located in the Royal Burgh Inveraray. The hotel offers traditional quality accommodation with 36 comfortable en-suite bedrooms. Whilst sitting in the conservatory, you will witness spectacular views over Loch Fyne. With welcoming friendly staff, stunning views and delicious food, The Inveraray Inn is your perfect getaway. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Argyll Hotel Inveraray
The Inveraray Inn Argyll And Bute

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