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“Very good B&B in a beautiful village”

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Southcliffe Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 14 Tarbert B&B and Inns
Stuttgart, Germany
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
“Very good B&B in a beautiful village”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We were on our way to Islay and have found this wonderful B&B as stop between. The rooms were very clean and had large bathrooms. It is located away from the main road. But it is easy to walk to the Harbour / centre and only a few minutes to drive to the ferry to Islay. The breakfast was great with some fresh fruits and very good cooked meals. We enjoyed our stay very much only it was too short.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is the second time we have stayed at Southcliffe and have already booked again for next year when we are back in Tarbert! Our room was spotlessly clean, nicely decorated and the beds lovely and comfortable. Breakfast was great with a choice of cereals, fresh fruit and a cooked option of your choice. The location is absolutely spot on being just off the main road but close to everything Tarbert has to offer, and nothing seems too much trouble for Mike and Margaret, the owners. See you next year!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

I should start by saying that I only give 5 star reviews to restaurants/hotels that are perfect on every level. Southcliffe certainly wasn't too far off the mark though.

The good: Greeted by a welcoming host and shown to our room. Good size with a lovely view over Tarbert. Fully stocked tea and coffee facilities. Nice bathroom, all very clean. Comfy bed. Nice decor. Breakfast was fantastic.

Possible improvements: our tv didn't work very well. The picture on all channels was poor despite attempts to rectify it. The room could've done with a chair. The walls and ceilings are in need of a lick of fresh paint.

I would highly recommend Southcliffe to anyone. It's really good and would definitely return!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Travelling in the 'shoulder season', we knocked on the door late one wet afternoon in the hopes of finding a room for the evening. Lucky for us one was, and what a lovely room it proved to be: - beautifully clean and tidy, very comfortable, a lovely view over pretty Tarbert and with a great bathroom to boot, not to mention the warm welcome! Fantastic! Breakfast was delicious (mine came with a simply wonderful platter of fresh fruit) and was served on a large table which we shared with some lovely visitors from Ireland (although small, 'individual' tables were also available if you preferred). I really liked this touch and thoroughly enjoyed the chance to chat with our fellow guests.

We stayed in lots of lovely B & B's during our recent trip to Scotland but the thing that made 'Southcliffe' stand out for me was the friendliness and attention of our wonderful host, Margaret. Margaret was an utter delight - friendly, welcoming, engaging and full of local information - we loved chatting with her and learning a little of the history of the town. 'Southcliffe' is located on a hill just above the main part of the town but is still within easy walking distance of the harbour and its restaurants. Off-road parking is not available but we were able to find a park almost right outside. We thoroughly enjoyed our night here and would happily have stayed longer!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We stayed for three nights late August and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this small B&B. The welcome was warm and friendly, the room at the front of the house was charming with clean simple decoration. Breakfast was fantastic, and plentiful! We struggled to finish the full plate of traditional Scottish breakfast on a couple of occasions. Fruit, cereal and toast were also offered. Tarbert itself is a very quaint small town and we would love to return. If we do, we wouldn't hesitate to stay at Southcliffe again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

The proprietors of this super-clean bed and breakfast located steps from downtown Tarbert couldn't have been nicer. They went out of their way to accommodate us after a late arrival and served a terrific breakfast the next morning, including the best plate of fruit we saw at any B&B in Scotland. They were also interesting and engaging people, and the breakfast conversation was first-rate. All the guests were engaged and happy. I highly recommend this interestingly restored building and its welcoming hosts.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We started our walking tour along the Kintyre Way with Mike and Margaret and absolutely loved the warm welcome, the comfy beds and the excellent full Scottish breakfast which set us up nicely for the days walk. We got excellent advice regarding our tour and really enjoyed the friendly banter with both of our hosts. We certainly recommend staying in hte Southcliffe.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Southcliffe Bed and Breakfast

Property: Southcliffe Bed and Breakfast
Address: Southcliffe Ileene Road, Tarbert PA29 6TU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kintyre Peninsula > Tarbert
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Tarbert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Well proportioned, turn of the century stone built property (reportedly from the walls of the Castle of Robert the Bruce), modernised to include all rooms with en-suites, internet access and satalite TV's.The house is situated just a few minutes from the centre of Tarbert and within easy reach of local ferries. ... more   less 
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Southcliffe Bed And Breakfast Tarbert, Scotland

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