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Craigmore Guesthouse
Ranked #9 of 10 Aberfoyle B&B and Inns
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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“IDEAL B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

Three of us stayed in one room. An extra bed had been put into a twin room and, although it was slightly cramped we still had enough room. It was the cheapest place we stayed at out of seven. (£25 each). The ensuite shower room was huge. Nice large lounge. A wee mixup (my fault!) with breakfast in that we all wanted a vegetarian breakfast but Isabel had read it as 2 ordinary and 1 vegetarian. However, the plateful was so big that we all had more than enough to eat!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cypress, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

We stayed here for one night last week for £65.00 (including breakfast). The room itself had 2 twins and an en suite restroom. The only amenities in the room were an electric kettle, which had mold in the bottom, and a 13" CRT TV that had no reception. The bathroom was terrible. Neither the shower nor the floors appear to have been cleaned recently. Unfortunately the bank holiday weekend made it impossible to change B&Bs. We opted not to eat breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

stayed here October 2012 for the weekend. My husband and I both enjoy hillwalking and found this was a perfect base. The woman who runs the Guesthouse works very hard and is very friendly and welcoming, she changed our room on the second night as we wanted a shower instead of a bath and provided us with extra blankets and a heater in case we got cold at night. Breakfast was lovely with a good selection to choose from and real Scottish porridge, delicious. We went in to town (5 mins down the road) to The Forth Inn and had a lovely evening meal Fish and chips and Steak pie and chips, prices very good. They were having a Halloween Party and it was a great night. The locals were very friendly and made us both feel welcome and chatted to us all night. Beautiful town and excellent walks for all levels of fitness. When we go back for the weekend we will be going back to the Craigmore Guesthouse as it has everything we need.

Room Tip: lovely B & B. All rooms are lovely
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

We walked in off the street after driving through aberfoyle and asked if they had any rooms the outside of the building is beautiful, full of character. We were lucky enough to get a room and although they were fully booked for the second night they managed to accommodate us in a sister business. The place is lovely, the rooms have plenty of space and the bathroom was so modern, it has old and new all mixed into one but gives it that individual taste, we ordered our breakfast the night before and we changed what was available to what we prefer and it wasn't a bother to any of the staff. The one thing we couldn't get over was how cheap the guesthouse was!

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Andrew M, Owner at Craigmore Guesthouse, responded to this review, 27 August 2012
Thank you very much for your feeback of the guesthouse. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us along with many others that have passed through our doors. Sorry that we couldnt keep you in the Guesthouse both nights but at least we were able to accomodate you in the hotel that is also family run. We hope to see you again!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

We were in Aberfoyle for 3 nights in August 2012. The place is close to the (small) centre of Aberfoyle, in a nice garden. The B&B looks nice from the outside. Inside is really no frills, without any personality. Everything, from the room to the service, to the attention to the client, is kept to the minimum. There is nothing particularly wrong, but nothing particularly good either. If you arrive to Aberfoyle from Fort William, consider that it takes very long. We passed through Glencoe at night, and it took nearly 4 hours. The road is very nice, with incredible views, but very difficult also..

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Andrew M, Owner at Craigmore Guesthouse, responded to this review, 27 August 2012
Thank you for your feedback of the Guesthouse, i am sorry you didnt not enjoy all aspects of our family business. When guests have travelled long journeys and make us aware that they are are arriving late, we leave out continental breakfast so that the guests are still benefitting from our services and to help them start their break/holiday on the right foot. The staff are all appproachable, my wife and I are involved in every part of the business from cooking breakfast to checking guests in and if you werent satisfied i wish you felt comfortable enough to say to us while you were here.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

On our cycling tour of Scotland we stayed in several B+Bs. All were excellent except this one.
The only good thing I can say about this place was that it was clean.
The house itself was quite shabby.
The room was gloomy and 'no-frills'. It seemed as thought the owners must be very penny pinching, everything was the cheapest and no attempt to make things cosy had been made. Little 'luxuries' like a bin and a bathmat were absent. There was no hairdryer in the room, although you could borrow one if you asked. The old mirror in the bathroom was so low you had to stoop to see in it, and you also had to peer as it had no light over it. the Bizarrely there were kitchen cupboards and a kitchen sink in the bedroom.
It was cold wet evening but all the house's doors were wide open and the place was freezing. Since the duvet was thin, I asked for an extra blanket and was eventually found one - a thin, stained throw.
The lady running the hotel was helpful when approached, but didn't have the warmth and friendliness we'd come to expect from Scottish B+Bs.
The breakfast was below par and my husband had to sneak his almost raw sausages out of the breakfast room and into a bin. I ordered the continental breakfast. My croissants were half an hour in the making and when 'they' came, they turned out to be just one croissant.
There was no visitor's book to write comments in - we weren't surprised.
I would urge anyone to avoid this place - as a seasoned B+B user, I would say it one of the worst B+Bs I've ever stayed at. It's not even particularly cheap - we stayed in far nicer places that cost less.
My husband summed Craigmore up as "shabby chic without the chic".

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Andrew M, Owner at Craigmore Guesthouse, responded to this review, 27 August 2012
Thank you for your review of our guesthouse, unfortunately over the past couple of weeks we have received some negative feedback though trip advisor and it is in our interest to ensure that our guests are happy and content whilst in our guesthouse. I am sorry that you felt the house was shabby, since taking over this building a couple ago we have invested a lot of time, money and care into this project. Although this doesnt jusitufy how you felt we have had a few issues with staff and a family friend has came and helped out the last couple weeks, she is definately approachbale and would go above and beyond her call of duty however it may take her a while to get there as she is new to the premises whilst helping us. Generally with regards to cyclists, we put the bikes away and anytime anyone is cold/chilly (and the weather has been terrible) we try to accomodate through hot water bottles and extra heaters which are supplied to guests. I am sorry you didnt enjoy breakfast and i wish you had of explaied your issues during your stay so that we could of helped and you may of left with a better feeling than what you have.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

Having read the reviews we did not know what to expect,but we were pleasantly surprised. From the moment we opened the front door the staff were friendly and very helpful. We booked the Craigmore as we were going to a wedding in the Black Bull hotel,Gartmore. There wasn't any taxis available despite the efforts of the staff to book one for us.
No problem for them, they quite simply drove us to Gartmore with their own car, fantastic!!

Our room was very adequate and spotless and we thought it was great value for what we paid

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Craigmore Guesthouse
Address: Lochard Road | Stirlingshire, Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3SZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Aberfoyle
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Ranked #9 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Aberfoyle
Number of rooms: 10
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Craigmore Guesthouse Aberfoyle, Scotland

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