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“Midweek Break at Gairloch Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gairloch Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Gairloch
Arbroath
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Midweek Break at Gairloch Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

We recently stayed at this hotel from Monday to Friday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We have gone on Shearings breaks quite a few times and this one is one of the best.The standard of the accommodation was very good, and this was enhanced by the spectacular views over the water. We enjoyed the meals where a good choice was always to be had. The staff were very helpful and always aiming to please which they did. A particular mention should be made about the entertainment. The entertainers were very versatile and they interact very well with the audience. One reason why we go on Shearings breaks is to enjoy the company of others and there are always like-minded people around to talk to.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank maggiebruce
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TonyThomas2012, Manager at Gairloch Hotel, responded to this review, 16 August 2012
Thank you for your comments, I have passed them onto the staff and our entertainers, I look forward to welcomming you back to our wonderful location soon
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kent UK
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

Just returned from Gairlock and found the location of the hotel one of the best for views (sea view room) the staff were very friendly and polite, the food was as most people would expect. Our driver John from I.O.W. did a good job giving information as we went on route, watching him moving the cases in and out made him sweat.

Room Tip: 211 for a sea view
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank davebus
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TonyThomas2012, Manager at Gairloch Hotel, responded to this review, 9 August 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday with us, I am glad you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and visiting our wonderful area, I look forward to your return visit
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wales
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

a shearings all inclusive holiday that offered a good value holiday in an albeit rather shabby hotel. The young staff in the dining room and bar were excellent in appearance, attitude and efficiency. The food was simple but of good quality. The less said about our driver "nimby John" the better, hopefully we will not have his services in the future, our only quibble with the hotel would be the outrageous telephone charges. all in all a good value for money break.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tripperWales
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TonyThomas2012, General Manager at Gairloch Hotel, responded to this review, 8 August 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review youre stay with us im glad to see you thought all in all it was a good value for money break and i will pass on your comments to the staff you mentioned.we all hope to see you again in the near future.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

An excellent coach tour with Shearings. The 3 hotels that we stayed in were excellent. The only drawback being the room we had at the back of the Gairloch Hotel on the ground floor had the noise of the air conditioning. Also we were woken each morning at 6.30am by the delivery vans. Apart from this the actual hotel. the staff (all very friendly), food and entertainment were good. The day trips were very good, helped by our driver Stuart Smith. What can I say, he certainly made the holiday, he was very professional, knowledgeable and caring, nothing phased him especially when we had a puncture on our way home, he dealt with it and made us all feel at ease. This young man will go a long way in whatever he chooses to do career wise.

Room Tip: Don't select a ground floor room at the back of the hotel as rather noisy
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SidTurner
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TonyThomas2012, Manager at Gairloch Hotel, responded to this review, 4 August 2012
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us, I have passed your feedback on to the staff at the hotel, and stuart in particular. Whom I agree has a wonderful attitude to his chosen profession and life in general
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

This was our first coach holiday and it exceded our expectations.Went with Shearings and was very well looked after by our driver Stuart his attitude all through was outstanding. He never complained or seemed to worry. He gave the impression of really enjoying his job. We will be going on a lot more Shearing holidays in the future and will be recomending them to our friends.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank beamishd
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TonyThomas2012, Manager at Gairloch Hotel, responded to this review, 2 August 2012
Thank you for your comments, as they say the best advert in the world is word of mouth, I am glad you are going to reccommend the Bay Gairloch hotel and Shearings Holidays to your friends, and I look forward to your return visit
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Beccles
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

I have read the recent reviews about the hotel and agree in principal with the general trend of comments (the fair ones!).
Examples, yes, the hotel needs some modernisation, but we are reviewing a 140 year old hotel!
Staff excellent, friendly and courteous. Hotel is clean and well presented.
Food could perhaps be more varied and a slightly wider choice.
Four drinks vouchers per day a brilliant idea.
Overall, I think this Shearings holiday was outstanding value. I do not think they made very much money, as there were only twenty in our party. John Austin, our driver, was a genial host and obviously gaining in knowledge about the area every trip he does. Wayne, the relief driver was excellent with his knowledge of the Second World War in the Loch Ewe area included in the trip to Ullapool and Inverewe Gardens. Colin the driver for the optional Applecross trip was very knowledgeable and made the day very enjoyable especially with his driving over the "Pass of the Cattle".
Have previously been on three "Lochs and Glens" holidays, which I would rate on a par with Shearings at least. The plus is you do get to hotels at more southern locations in Scotland in one day, without the need to go to somewhere like the Corley interchange. A one day journey obviously is not practical for this northern location.
The setting, scenery, stunning sunsets and the benign weather made this a very enjoyable holiday. I would visit again, if possible, more readily than my previous visit to this area (stayed at Diabaig) 37 years ago.

Room Tip: Some of the hotels at the back of the hotel did not have much of a view, however the one I stayed in...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Stephen B
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TonyThomas2012, Manager at Gairloch Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2012
Thank you for your feedback, I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the excursions around our wonderful location, we will welcome you on your return, hopefully, not as long between visits
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haleowen
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

June/July 2012.....We have just completed 4 self drive shearings hotels .............doing a week at each and this is by far the best. I requested special diet and this was handled well at every meal..... lovely comfy quiet lounges overlooking loch.............food best in shearings group.....staff so good.....entertainment great.Across the road to great beach and sand dunes............fab sunsets at about 11pm so still light at 11.30 then sun rises again about 3.30. We ran out of camera space the scenery is so fantastic. It is a long way up north but well worth the trip. Also trip to applecross and the drive back on best zigzag roads are a treat !!! a hidden gem

Room Tip: as i am disabled being near the lift was great
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dot b
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TonyThomas2012, Manager at Gairloch Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2012
Thank you for your comments, I am glad you enjoyed your time with us so much and i know you will be returning soon
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Property: Gairloch Hotel
Address: 9 Raonmor, Gairloch IV21 2BL, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Gairloch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Gairloch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gairloch Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Restful, beautiful and brimming with Highland hospitality, the tastefully appointed Gairloch Hotel stands in a superb location. This charming hotel, built in 1872, is just minutes from the beach and boasts stunning views to the Western Isles from the public areas. The hotel has recently had a number of rooms updated to Superior and Premier status for those who wish to match the impressive backdrop with a more luxurious stay. Enjoy dining in the recently refurbished restaurant before settling down to an evening of great entertainment in the Grand Lounge and entertainment room which has also been tastefully updated. The hotel is situated at the centre point of Gairloch Bay, giving wonderful panoramic views out to the Isle of Skye and it lies in a landscape rich in wildlife with unspoilt shores, lochs and mountains. ... more   less 
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