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“Magical”
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This main room is flooded with light from four tall windows offering spectacular panoramic views !
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This main room is flooded with light from four tall windows offering spectacular panoramic views !
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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702helen
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Magical”
Reviewed 9 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

It was a lovely flat with a magical view. Even in bad weather, the view of the sea and the hills was spectacular. We saw a wonderful display of rainbows including a double rainbow which looked amazing.

The property was very clean and well equipped. Katrina was welcoming and did everything she could to make our stay comfortable.

Note, if you have trouble with walking this may not be suitable as it is a steep road to go up to get to the flat but that's what creates the view. Also well located for shops.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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glenfinne...
Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“fantastic”
Reviewed 27 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

What a gem,a very warm welcome from Katrina the owner,wonderfull lady,felt so much at home staying in the academy apartment,the views from the windows that surround the apartment is fantastic,the apartment has everything one needs for self catering,,sad to leave this place and I hope to return,will miss it very much,will be back to rothesay.its the best.

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Liked best: everythng was wonderfull
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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GlasgowMa...
Glasgow
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 27 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The Academy Apratments are quite possibly the best self catering aprtments I have stayed in, and I've stayed in a lot!
They were clean, well maintained, great facilities and as the view is quite simply spectacular.
I'm a regular visitor to Bute and these were some of the best views I've ever seen. Watching the different colours at different times of day was amazing.
The hill was a bit of a trek with a double buggy but that was the only very, very minor negative for us. Wouldn't be an issue for anyone else.
The little personal touches made it feel really homely, books, plenty of linen, some lovely toiletries. Really couldn't fault it. Will definitely come again.

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Sarahclay...
Manchester
2 reviews
“Felt like home”
Reviewed 4 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

A lovely apartment, had everything you needed. Lovely touches with having basics such as tea and coffee, other kitchen items. A good spot, near the town with amazing views.

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Liked best: The homely feeling of the apartment
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Kenny w
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A wonderful apartment...amazing view”
Reviewed 16 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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The apartment was really lovely, there was everything you would need for a stay there all ready and waiting, really cosy and comfortable.

The view of the bay was wonderful :)...

We had a great stay, and all the restaurants and amenities were nearby.

Really enjoyed our stay, and thinking of going again :)

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Liked best: The view and ease of local amenities and we could bring the dog.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Joanl14
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Apartments”
Reviewed 24 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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This apartment is situated in an elevated position in the town of Rothesay on the Island of Bute and the view from the three large windows over the bay is amazing.
The apartment is spacious and has everything you require to make a great stay.
Katrina was there to met us and she was lovely and said to get in touch with her if there were any problems.
Oh and it was dog friendly which was another plus.....and Mac loved it too.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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SandraMcS...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Simply Stunning!”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

I have stayed in many flats in Rothesay over the years but the Academy Apartments is by far the best. The views from the baywindow is breath taking. It is spotlessly clean. It has everything u need right down to the tea & coffee, beautiful soap & handcream, cuddles, board games, books & lots of lovely touches by Katrina that will ensure ur trip "doon the water" will be a memorable one! Xx

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