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“Faded Roadside Guest House” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Achilty Hotel

Achilty Hotel
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Achilty Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Contin
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Faded Roadside Guest House”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

It would appear that the Achilty is a shadow of its former self. It doesn’t operate as a hotel anymore which was a disappointment to us arriving at 7pm and hoping for a relaxing night eating in. Achility is now a bed and breakfast venue only so the “hotel” title is something of a misnomer. We received a warm welcome from the hostess who kindly directed us to the excellent Cottage Bar and restaurant six miles down the road at Maryburgh for dinner. The Achilty is a tired place; décor is faded, the bed spongy and the bathroom aged, though clean and functional. The Goodmans LCD TV is the smallest I’ve encountered; I’ve watched TV on bigger lap tops! Despite being alongside the main road, Room 7 we stayed in had effective double glazing and the noise from traffic wasn’t a problem. Breakfast was hearty and generous if not a little overcooked. Achilty has seen better days, but it’s a reasonable stop over hotel for one night and represents fair value for money at £75 including breakfast. Whilst in the area, check out the Contin Falls just down the road and the Glen Ord Distillery, (home of the Singleton of Glen Ord) about 15 minutes away.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank HullDave
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CJWS, Owner at Achilty Hotel, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
With reference to review. Firstly the television is 19 inches. If the guest required a larger television he could have asked at the time. I tend not to overcook breakfasts. The observation could have been made at the time. All our guests are asked at the time if their meal is all right , I cannot remedy the problem after the event.
Our room rate is £70.00 per night
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Alrewas, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Finding myself unexpectedly stranded in Cotin one night last December
I was welcomed to the lovely friendly hotel of Ethel Slater and her husband
Although closed for the winter they kindly welcomed me and provided me with a lovely meal, lots of kindness and a nice bed and breakfast
I highly recommend this hotel to all
And take this opportunity to thank them both most sincerely
Jenny Stewart

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 19451985
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*Northumberland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We had a lovely clean and light room, lots of space and very comfortable bed. We think this B&B is a little gem! it has one of the best breakfasts in the Highlands and the hosts are really friendly too.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robcoll2
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Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

hi myself and my wife stayed there in september
lovely room cleaned every day we where there
asked for a room on ground level we where given 2 to choose from
room was coszy and warm great sleep at night

breakfast was great , hosts very friendly
great value for money breakfast set you up for the day

the slaters where very helpful

we will be back next year

thankyou for a pleasant stay from the Hendersons

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

This B&B is advitised as a hotel when it dose not have any bar etc the woman on Saturday when we arrived was extremly rude made us pay on arrival we booked a twin room we got a double we arrived late 11pm but kept them informed as we were on motorbikes and had been travelling all day in heavy rain!! The sign was on the ground no lights or anything to let you see were it is!! would never stay or recommend to stay again!!! only good thing was the chef was cheery and the breakfast was nice

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bikerbaz1981
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CJWS, Owner at Achilty Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2012
Once again the review is not what one calls exact.
My Wife was not rude to this person .
Why did the Gentleman not request a change of room at the time?
We have same sex couples staying all the time in double rooms.
Ours is not to reason why!!!!!!!!!!!
I have said on many occassions that anonymous reviews are rather unfair
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

While driving up to this B&B, the weathered sign had fallen down and been set on the ground, making me a bit worried about what I was in for. However, the stay turned out to be lovely and just what I would expect from a B&B. The decor is more than a bit dated, and the layout of the building is a bit strange, but everything was clean and otherwise well-presented.

We were visiting for a wedding about a mile up the road, and the proprietor of the B&B even gave us a ride to where the reception was being held. The staff was overall very friendly and accommodating. It's a reasonable place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
      Service
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1 Thank zambixi
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Surrey
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

We stayed for five nights. It is only a B&B. the owner's partner died and the couple, the Slaters, could not cope with a restuarant as well. However Mr Slater, with40 years in the hotel business, produces an excellent breakfast and the rooms are well equipped - What a change to find a shower of good pressure, good heat and space to move. Bedrooms a good size. Good Value overall.

He is a bit of a control freak - but in the nicest way. Recommended

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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1 Thank PRW2
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Property: Achilty Hotel
Address: Contin by Strathpeffer, Contin IV14 9EG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ross and Cromarty > Contin
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Contin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Achilty Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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