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39 reviews
Alma Cottage
Alma Cottage is set in a private secluded garden.
Alma Cottage is set in a private and secluded garden with local amenities close by.
Relax and unwind in the glass conservatory.
The spacious Twin room ensuite with toilet and wash basin.
A bubbly jacuzzi bath, perfect to de-stress in while on holiday.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Very good - based on 39 reviews
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Foodie_59...
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“average”
Reviewed 20 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Looking forward to holiday on Seil, property very average, certainly would not describe as the previous reviewer as "amazing" just average- before arriving we tried to phone the owners to discuss entry of Alma cottage,(no prior arrangements were given) this was met with answer that they were out. Once we gained entry, sadly the property wore a smell of wet dog- not very inviting, discovering later that the previous guests had a dog, not only dog hairs on some soft furnishings but a used dog poo bag was left in drive near garage, and had been overlooked by owner before our imminent arrival. Gardens were rather overgrown and made the interior of the house a little dull, also found a dead rabbit round side path of the property which again may have been overlooked, as the rabbit appeared long dead,thankfully we didn't have young children with us, that may have been slightly traumatic. An odd sock was found behind the bathroom door- otherwise i would say the property was in ok condition, unfortunately we never had the pleasure of a personal welcome from owners. rather disappointing! However before it sounds i am on a post holiday rant, this property is ideal for families and couples alike with plenty space and equipped fully for your needs, but if its a view of the local rolling hills you require, think carefully. Customer service relations could be improved.

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Liked best: Exploring the area
Liked least: lack of customer communication
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
21 Jul 2016
Very pleased that you found the cottage ideal for families and couples, we hope that you enjoyed the complimentary wine and toiletries. We are obviously very disappointed that you had issues as mentioned, our cleaner is normally excellent. Our phone number is on the welcome sheet which says to call us if there is anything we can help you with, we wish you had phoned us after you had arrived and we would have come ourselves and sorted everything out.
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jmd402016
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Amazing”
Reviewed 12 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We were made so welcome and the cottage was wonderful especially the jacuzzi bath, ideal place to recharge yor batterie, plus lots of places of interest to visit. Even though near the road you couldn't hear any noise. The cottage was well equipped for all our needs.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: No complaints
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Jun 2016
Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the west. D&J
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Joe S
1 review
“Fantastic house, beautiful location!”
Reviewed 9 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

House done to a really good standard in a lovely area on Seil. The owners were also very nice and helpful. Would stay again! Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The location
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Management Response
10 Jun 2016
Really glad you enjoyed your stay, great weather for you! Hope to see you again sometime.
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Hans V
1 review
“Absolutely wonderful!”
Reviewed 5 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The Isle of Seil is a delightful place. The scenery is beautiful. The atmosphere very relaxed. Our cottage was in mint condition and provided more than enough room for us and our 2yo daughter. It is situated half way between the great pub next to the 'bridge across the Atlantic' and the well stocked supermarket in Balvicar. Owner Jean came by to check if everything was okay and if we needed anything. Since cellphone coverage isn't '4 bars' all over the island we could use the landline in the cottage to contact her. We made a few lovely trips just touring the island (every nook and cranny) and also to the nearby Isle of Luing using the 5 minute ferry at Cuan. In a nutshell: It was great! The only thing we gave Jean into consideration was to put online better pictures of the cottage, because the ones we saw didn't do it justice!

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Liked best: The look and feel of the cottage and it's location
Liked least: Cannot think of something
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
6 Jun 2016
Hi Hans,
So pleased you enjoyed your visit and the cottage, we will certainly update our pics as we have done a lot of work in the cottage and garden. hope to see you again sometime.
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Tammi W
Koh Tao, Thailand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Explore Wild Scotland!”
Reviewed 21 March 2016 for a stay in September 2015
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I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Alma Cottage. It is ideally located on the Isle of Seil, with beautiful views just around the corner. The cottage itself has everything one would need: A modern kitchen, spacious living room with a fire place and an exciting garden for kids to play or just to sit out and enjoy weather. It has 2 large bedrooms and can sleep 4 comfortably. There is a pub called Tigh an Truish (house of trousers) just down the road, which has delicious, traditional food and weekly entertainment. There is also a supermarket close by for having cosy nights in by the fire. We often ventured into Oban which is only 20 minutes away and has great nightlife and lots of places to eat.

One of my favourite things about Seil was the incredible wildlife. One morning we got up early and were able to see otters down by the water just outside! Oh and if you decide to visit in the Autumn like we did, watch out for deer on the road, they are everywhere for the rut season! Sealife Adventures is a wildlife tour company that does amazing trips around the inner Hebridean islands and out to the Corryvrecken whirlpool. We were lucky enough to see bellowing deer, sea eagles, golden eagles, porpoises, dolphins and grey seals (and their fluffy white pups!!) during our time there! I honestly can't wait to come back in the summer to see the whales!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Mar 2016
Really looking forward to seeing you back in the summer for some more wildlife watching. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Alma Cottage, thank you for the kind comments.
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Kate O
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 29 December 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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people found this review helpful

We stayed in Alma Cottage this Autumn and loved it! The cottage is spacious, really well equipped and has a great garden to explore. The kitchen is modern and has everything you could need, with a great log burner in the cosy living room. Keep some binoculars handy when you're on the second floor, we saw birds of prey and deer from the windows up there! Oban is only 20 minutes away and has tons of places to eat, but the island has two pubs and we ate in the one by the bridge a few times.

If you're into wildlife then Seil Island is a great place to stay. We saw otters, seals and a huge variety of seabirds from the island. If you visit the area make sure you take a wildllife cruise and a visit over to Mull too, these were the highlights of our trip! We saw sea eagles, golden eagles, lots of porpoise, seal pups and the start of the red deer rut.

We'll definitely stay in Alma cottage again if we're back in the area.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Jan 2016
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Alma Cottage, look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Armin B
1 review
Reviewed 22 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018
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