Our family stayed here for one evening -- our first night on a three-week jaunt through Scotland and Iceland -- and we definitely enjoyed our stay. We took two rooms, both of them at the top of the first flight of stairs, but only one of them had an ensuite shower. (This was communicated to us at the time of our booking.) I wasn't thrilled with having to go down to the main level to shower, but they worked it out well and it was a nice shower. In the end, it wasn't a big deal at all -- but the proprietors were excited about their plans for the off-season, which include making some changes that will add an ensuite shower to this room.
This was the first full tourist season for the new owners. (If I recall correctly, they took ownership around Christmastime last year). Considering how this is still a work-in-progress in terms of facilities, they have taken care to make sure everything else is not a work-in-progress. And by that, I mostly mean, the hospitality that we enjoyed during our stay.
The breakfast was absolutely terrific, for example. I had haggis! Haggis for breakfast. There were plenty of other options, so don't let it scare you, but it was actually delicious. My brain kept telling me that this yummy meat was haggis, and that really killed it for me. But if it was a blind tasting, I would have ordered seconds. That has been my only encounter with haggis, but if they can whip up breakfast haggis and make it taste good, are there any limits to what the kitchen can do?
Our visit, although brief, was absolutely delightful. And we very much appreciated the concierge services we received, too, as our dinner recommendations were terrific and other tips, including tips for later on during our travels, ended up being flawless.
It's not as though we were in the lap of luxury...but then again we were not wanting. So when I say that it's a great value, I'm not suggesting the price is good if you're willing to put up with this unexpected annoying thing or that other surprise shortcoming. Not at all. There were zero bad surprises sprung on us.
Next season, expect even better things from Glenroy Guest House.
- Also Known As:
- Glenroy Guest House Oban, Scotland