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“Such a nice Hotel”
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West Loch Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tarbert
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winderemere
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40 reviews
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“Such a nice Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a simple lunch. We received a really nice reception. The smoked salmon and prawn sandwich is memorable ! Beautifully presented and generous, together with great taste.
The hotel is a gem, nicely appointed and very comfortable.

Don't drive past, you will miss a treat.

David & Helen

Stayed July 2014
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

I stayed here with my husband and toddler as a one night stop between ferries.

Staff were massively helpful, and really made our son very welcome at dinner. The owner was particularly kind when he had a tumble and hurt himself at breakfast.

The food was very good and my husband, who is normally a devoted carnivore, really enjoyed the turnip and crowdie cannelloni.

The only thing I can really complain about is not staying here longer - I couldn't recommend it more highly.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Wallington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

We booked lunch about an hour ahead, while on a cycling trip with 15 of us. Nothing was too much trouble. They set us up in our own room. Food was exceptional - local produce, freshly baked bread on the premises. Great service. Can't recommend this highly enough. Owners happy to chat with us. Very friendly staff

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Went for food to the West Loch hotel this afternoon with a party of 5 and our wee dog. As soon as we were in the hotel we were treated as if we were staying. The staff were so helpful to ourselves and our wee dog. The food on offer was varied enough (for the meat eaters anyway), but there was only one main vegetarian dish on offer which was the tried and tested macaroni cheese with chips. We ordered the food an waited for it to arrive. During the wait, one of the members of staff brought out a 'doggy chew stick' on a plate for our wee dug, but because our wee dug is gluten intolerant she couldn't eat it. We thought this gesture was priceless and such a lovely touch. The food did take a while to arrive but it did not bother us as wee were sitting enjoying the chat. When the food arrived it looked totally amazing and so well presented. The macaroni cheese, chips with micro salad was the nicest I've ever tasted and the tomatoes were so so tasty (none of your crappy mega market rubbish here). Everyone in our group said the food was fantastic.

The manager (we think it was) gave a great run down of all the drinks and beers they had and was so helpful and knowledgeable.

This is a brilliant, brilliant place. The food was amazing and the price was not to bad at all. The staff were fantastic, so helpful and had a good laugh with them. Great place, great food, great staff, great inside. Thanks very much for your immaculate hospitality and I reckon we will be along later tonight for the dessert. :-)

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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East Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We visited at the beginning of May. Having just missed the Kennacraig to Islay ferry we continued driving up the A83 for a couple of miles and found this lovely hotel for a spot of lunch. Our friendly, helpful and interesting hostess gave us a very warm welcome, and lunch was great. This was a quiet time of year so we more or less had the place to ourselves, and thoroughly enjoyed our brief stop.

Don't be put off by the exterior. We visited on a sunny day but I can imagine, if it's raining, the hotel looks a bit bleak. What's important is what goes on inside, and we'd certainly go back if we ever miss the ferry again! I've given 4 rather than 5 stars because I cannot comment on the rooms as we didn't stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Upon arrival at the West Loch hotel, we parked out front where there was lots of parking. The hotel itself was beautifully presented and looking out over the loch. We went through a lounge to reception and it was beautiful. It was lit with dim lighting and candles. The receptionist was the owner himself, a lovely man who was very helpful. We were allocated room 6 as this was the baby friendly room. The room was on the second floor and it looked out over the loch. The travel cot was set up for us already and the room was gorgeous. After bringing everything to our room we went down to have dinner in the restaurant. Wow! Again, beautiful. What a wonderful place to eat dinner. The stone and wood set a cosy feel. A high chair was set up for the baby already. My mother had the fish and I had macaroni cheese which I shared with my one year old. It was absolutely Devine. We were served a complementary starter too which was lovely. My daughter was bought out a Disney plate and cup for her meal which she loved. The staff in the restaurant were so friendly and talkative. We were made very welcome and they attended our every need. The price of the food was very reasonable considering the quality was extremely high. We went back to our room. The beds were so comfy and the sheets and duvet were of good quality. We all had a very good sleep. The next morning we came down for breakfast and the high chair was set up at our table over looking the loch. There was a very wide selection of breakfast foods available. My mother had egg and salmon. I had fruit and toast.
The whole ambience of the hotel was on point and the owners had such good attention to detail through out. They were very involved in the running of the hotel which was lovely.
Most importantly when I left behind my daughters favourite toy, I called them and they sent it back to us with no charge. Also with a note on the packaging "VIP giraffe. Urgent!"
Thank you very much for such a wonderful stay. We will be returning!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

The hotel is convenient to both the Arran and Islay ferries. The evening meal was excellent but they struggled with breakfast due to staff shortages. The bedroom was basic and in need of decoration. Did not enjoy dogs flying around the lounge areas.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: West Loch Hotel
Address: Campbeltown Road, Tarbert PA296YF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kintyre Peninsula > Tarbert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tarbert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — West Loch Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small, family-run establishment, the West Loch Hotel dates from around 1780, and is well known locally for having some of the best food in the area. We are well placed for guests passing through, and for those wishing to spend longer in the area, exploring Argyll & the Isles. Ideally located for people heading on the whisky trail to Islay (just minutes from the ferry), most guests find our large whisky selection the perfect start to their adventure! A charming, former coaching inn, the hotel has been sympathetically modernised over the years, retaining many of its original features. Our rooms are dog-friendly, with a choice of double or single rooms, and we have also got family rooms available for those travelling with children. Able to cater for small events, from birthday parties to weddings, we always go the extra mile to make sure your special occasion is extra special. ... more   less 
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