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“The most friendly welcome ever!”
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Coul House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Contin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed at Coul House Hotel as part of a trip around Scotland and it was the best place we stayed by far. We were welcomed by Stuart, the owner, who was very attentive. The room was spotlessly clean and the whole hotel had a welcoming air about it. The staff were fabulous, especially the bar manager. Nothing was too much trouble and he was very knowledgeable about wine and whisky. The food was simply delicious and we were waited on hand and foot.The owners were passionate about the place - it felt like home the whole time we were there. We will definitely be visiting again.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We had a lovely stay at this beautiful hotel.
The staff were all very friendly, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The owners are clearly passionate about running this hotel and that shines through with all the staff too.
The food was delicious, it was difficult to make a choice from the mouth watering menus each night.
The bedroom was spacious and well appointed.
All in all an excellent place to stay and can highly recommend.
Thanks again!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Nicki B
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

I stayed here for one night with my small child. The hotel was lovely, very clean, our room was freshly done up, with a lovely ensuite bathroom. The staff were very friendly and helpful, I was worried about having my daughter in the formal restaurant, but she was made very welcome. The gardens have a great fairy trail and a small play area. Even though our room was above the main restaurant, the soundproofing in the hotel is very good and we couldn't hear any noise from other rooms or other bathrooms. We are already planning to return and have a longer stay, to explore the area. It was a shame we never got to see the Haggis though.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Beyla
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Spent Three days here recently. It was very good value. The superior room was of modest size but everything worked well.

The food at dinner and breakfast was delicious.

iPod music in the beautiful octagonal dining room ,however, was lacking in imagination. Background music was exactly the same tracks in the mornings as had been played the previous evening at dinner. Music was quite appropriate for dinner. It really didn't fit breakfast.

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Thank Anne R
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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

We came here for a 3 night break through a deal from groupon. Cannot fault one thing. Warm and fabulous welcome when we first arrived even took our suitcase to our room. Had dinner in the restaurant on the first night and it was just 5* star treatment. Beautiful food and amazing service. Partner swore by the haggis and black pudding for his full breakfast in the morning. Plenty of option for breakfast too. Room was spacious with garden view. Went for a walk to the near by rogie falls (unless your keen walkers then take the car) trip to ullapool too. We had a 2 hour power cut but was no problem the staff were still as attentive as ever. It did cause a problem to the boiler and there was no hot water in the morning but by the afternoon was fixed. I would definitely recommend this hotel or even restaurant by far and would love to come back.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Just back from a 3 night stay at Coul House Hotel. We were all made very welcome, including our dog who loved running around the grounds and all the walks around the hotel as well as all of the strokes from the staff! . The hotel has kept a lot of it's quirky original features but it is deck out to a very high standard. The room was spacious and clean, we had a garden view room which was lovely. The food deserves a review of it's own - exquisite! Excellent selection of hot and cold food for breakfast and the dinner menu was varied and every dish freshly prepared to a very high standard - non of this 'looks nice but you're still hungry' - it looked nice, tasted nice and I was stuffed!! The staff were friendly and tentative but not over powering we felt extremely well looked after - even during the North of Scotland power cut!!

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We had a midweek 3 night stay as a couple at Coul House Hotel.. We found the hotel warm and inviting with hospitable, hard working staff. The grounds of the hotel are stunning and offer lots of walking space and interesting garden areas. The hotel itself is old, giving a traditional feel, matching the feel of our room.
The bed was extremely comfortable, the shower was powerful and all facilities that we required were available. The wifi was reliable throughout the hotel.

The hotel offers a varied menu traditional to Scotland, as well as a VERY well stocked bar. There is a shop and petrol station within walking distance too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend Coul House Hotel.

Room Tip: We had a mountain view room which was quiet and offered beautiful views of the gardens and mountains...
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Thank Michelle G
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Address: Contin, Contin IV14 9ES, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ross and Cromarty > Contin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Contin
Price Range: £103 - £183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coul House Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Georgian house built 1821 loving restored to create a warm and comfortable country house hotel. Log fires in each of the public rooms, stunning mountain views and lots of natural light. A unique octagonal shaped restaurant that offers an extensive a la carte menu including several vegetarian options however, it is the service that the staff provide that is the most memorable aspect of ones visit to Coul House genuinely warm, friendly and relaxed. Even your four legged friend is made welcome. ... more   less 
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Coul House Hotel Contin, Scotland

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