Chose this hotel based on Tripadvisor reviews while looking for good quality accommodation in Gairloch.
The hotel is beautifully situated on the shore front with great views across the loch. The hotel takes advantage of the wonderful open views by utilising the frontage of the building to incorporate an excellent lounge bar and a separate dining room with great windows on to the bay. There is also a lovely conservatory with plenty of seating,again with wonderful views out to sea. The whole front of the hotel has a very relaxing feel and there is added seating outside on the lawn where you can sit at the outdoor tables with a drink.
The bedroom we booked was very clean with comfortable beds and nice touches of tea/coffee tray with good quality biscuits and nice toiletries in the bathroom. Good quality towels.
The biggest strength of this hotel is the staff. Everyone was most welcoming,especially the bar and restaurant staff. Absolutely faultless,and well trained.
Had a small problem with the dinner. Having had delicious soup lunch,something went wrong with one of our main courses! May have been a wee blip!
My other wee blip was the inability to connect to wi.fi. I had particularly selected this hotel because it had wi fi access. I had to seek out the password which was not offered at reception and despite being logged on there was no signal anywhere even though I was told it would be available in the reception area of the hotel. Was told the booster was removed from the first floor to downstairs but it didn't connect. Not a huge problem but needs to be sorted before you can advertise wi.fi as a hotel facility.
Would certainly recommend the hotel to anyone wanting to visit Gairloch for a short break.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm highland welcome to the Myrtle Bank Hotel. We are located in the heart of the Highlands on the shores of Gairloch, an ideal base from which to explore the unspoilt beauty of Wester Ross, famous for it's spectacular sunsets, rugged scenery and it's golden sandy beaches. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Myrtle Bank Hotel Gairloch, Scotland