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“overnight wedding guest” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cairn Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bathgate
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“overnight wedding guest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

i was invited to a relatives wedding in the hotel and a number of guests including myself & family booked an overnight stay .All staff were friendly and helpful our room was to the front of the hotel and was spacious,spotless, and bright with coffee/tea available in room The wedding meal was efficiently served and food was excellent ! The location is quite isolated no shops etc round about but upside is that you get a peaceful nights sleep no noise from traffic etc. Unfortunately there seemed to be a bit of a panic on at breakfast with some people having to wait longer than expected for there food (think it would have been better if there had been a buffet style breakfast) however it was a lovely full English We enjoyed our stay at this hotel and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Room Tip: twin rooms facing front are much larger and brighter than double
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank issy70
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Robert H, Owner at Cairn Hotel, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

I am delighted to hear that you found our rooms to be comfortable and clean and all our staff friendly and efficient and the food and service at the Wedding to be of an excellent standard.

Please accept my apologies that there was some delay at breakfast. We cook all breakfast to order which resulted in a slight delay due to the large number of guests coming for breakfast at the one time.

Thank you again for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Regards
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Took dinner here with a party about 70 strong - but that's no excuse for poor quality catering. Had breaded haddock, and my wife had chicken. Both meals disappointing in quality - my haddock was wafer thin, with more "breaded" than fish, and the accompanying chips were not even lukewarm. My wife declared her chicken poor tasting, and she left half her meal.
Cannot recommend, and will not dine here again. No need when there is such a wide choice in the area.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank David B
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Robert H, Owner at Cairn Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for your comments. I am most concerned to read your review that highlighted problems concerning the standard of food. This area is normally a strength in the hotel.

You state you were with a party of around 70 and I would be most interested to know which function you attended in the hotel in order for me to fully investigate these issues as to date we have not had any negative feedback from recent functions.

I would welcome any further information you can give me.

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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Was in Bathgate for the RUSH fan festival, RUSHFest Scotland... Small town so when you have 200+ fans showing up I had to find a place to stay... Pleasant hotel, nothing spectacular but very clean rooms, I was going to be getting back very late so had to take a phone number to call the onsite security guard, worked out fine because I had friends there with a phone, what do you do if you don't have a phone? Cheap, clean, no real complaints, doors still use door keys not cards, this might help with late night if guests had cards...

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank TCMS
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Germany
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47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

About all you can say: For one ore two night's during a tour it's Ok.
It's a low budget hotel and you can not expect more.
There is nothing around, no park eg., just roads, but it's not noisy
Its clean, food, drinks and pricing are ok.
In the bar you get all the usual drinks and local beers.
The lady at the front desk could be more friendly, but ok possibly it was because of me.
The TV is again a typical small hotel TV (17 ") and there are only programs from UK.
Traveltime to Edinburgh ~45 min, to the airport ~30 min. (depence on trafic)
There ist nothing around except offices and administration buildings.

Room Tip: ...and at least, it's a bit strange to lock the door. (Test it, could be still open)
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Pittivomdorf
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Had dinner Tuesday 13- 5-14 it was poor standard irn bru batter was terrible steak pie tasted of beer pastry was soggy . My wifes battered fish was soggy . It will be a long while before I go back to the cairn . Thomas Kerr

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Thomas K
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed there on 8th May for one night and found this hotel to have everything we needed.
There was a tour party staying there at the time but this did not interfere at all with our stay.
Receptionist and waiting staff were polite and helpful., the food was excellent in quality and price and we will stay there again when visiting the area.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PhilG160
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Gosport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

Didn't arrive till very late gone 11pm to be greeted by a friendly smile and a warm welcome, I asked was I too late to get a drink from the bar and was told the night porter would be more than happy to sort my drinks request out, However when I got to the bar the barman was just about to put his coat on and stopped and served my straight away.

The rooms are well laid out and to a high standard, with plenty of towels and free complimentary essential's.

The beds are very comfortable with a verity of pillows to choose from, along with free internet with a good strong connection.

Breakfast is to die for (Although I didn't have the haggis or black pudding) it will definitely set you up for the day. Fried or continental or both help yourself as much as you want.

On the middle evening I stayed in for an evening meal and again I wasn't disappointed, You can have a set 3 courses for £12.00 and the food was not just presented to a high standard but tasted really nice.

The staff really do make this a lovely hotel all were pleasant and very friendly.

I will most certainly be back again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank 191Bryan
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Additional Information about Cairn Hotel

Property: Cairn Hotel
Address: Blackburn Road, Bathgate EH48 2EL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > West Lothian > Bathgate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bathgate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cairn Hotel is centrally located between Glasgow and Edinburgh just off the M8. There is now a new Railway Station in Bathgate with direct links to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The 61 en suite bedrooms have all been tastefully decorated to a 3 star standard and combine traditional comfort with up to date facilities to make your stay a pleasurable and productive one. The hotel also offers free parking and houses a lounge, bar and restaurant where the friendly atmosphere makes for a relaxed and casual dining experience. As soon as you arrive at the Cairn Hotel the staff will strive to meet your every feasible wants and needs with a friendly and courteous approach ... more   less 
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