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“Excellent welcome, delicious breakfast and good position.”
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An-Struan
Ranked #3 of 6 Benderloch B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 September 2011

We stayed here for just one night on our way to Mull by ferry and were made very welcome by the hosts who greeted us with tea, cake and kindness - very welcome after our long drive. The room was very quiet and comfortable, spotlessly clean, richly decorated with excellent bathroom facilities. The hosts booked us a table at the only restaurant nearby - a short 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk along the shore and we had a good reasonably priced meal plus a few glasses of wine. We slept beautifully. The breakfast was great - Loch Fyne kippers for us - and all the other guests' breakfasts looked very good too. An Struan was almost fully booked for the whole of July and August and we were lucky to get one night at short notice and we could see why it was popular. The best things were the welcome, the breakfast, the quiet room, the comfortable bed . . . we could go one. Nothing bad to say although we could perhaps have done with a few less ornaments and decorative objects in our room. A minor quibble - others may love the richness of decor. We thoroughly recommend and will book again if we need to stay near Oban.
Heather Leach and Roger Jackson. Manchester

This B and B is close to Oban and therefore ideal for people using the ferries.

Room Tip: We had a room at the back of the house. Very quiet but there was little traffic anyway.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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ANSTRUAN, Owner at An-Struan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2011

Thank you for your glowing report. It ws a pleasure having you both stay here. I think you are getting mixed up with the bedroom ornaments, as we don`t have any in the bedrooms, just the Dining room, Guest Sitting room. We try and keep things pretty neutral as to suit everybody tastes. Glad you enjoyed your Kippers, regards Sarah Knowles,Anstruan,Benderloch.

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Reviewed 30 August 2011

spent a lovely 6 days here - very comfortable bed - breakfasts superb and varied - easily foung=d on main road - local walking and new cycling paths - enjoy the seafood at local restaraunts - as locals, the hosts know where to go - make sure you go to Mull - book ferry in advance and ask where to go

Room Tip: chat in advance
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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ANSTRUAN, Owner at An-Struan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2011

Thank you for your great feedback.Glad you enjoyed going through our large menu for breakfast, but you can still not change me to having Vegmite on toast!!! I`ll stick to my jams, thankyou. You both travelled lots & lots of miles getting arouind our lovely countryside, it was a pleasure having you stay here, we enjoyed your company. Kind regards, Sarah & Gary Knowles,Anstruan,Benderloch.

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Reviewed 17 August 2011

We got lucky and booked a late room offer for An-Struan just the day before our arrival. Our stay was for two nights and we were set for the studio room, which offers plenty of space while being really nicely and tastefully furnished. The bathroom alone was as large as other rooms we spent some nights in in Scotland.
The welcome was warm and friendly and Sarah, the host, was happy to offer plenty of advice on what to do and what to see while staying in the area.
The highlight of a stay at An-Struan is clearly the most wonderful breakfast we had during our stay in Scotland. Free range eggs from their own chickens, homemade yoghurt, homemade jelly, homebaked bread and perfectly cooked breakfast options of Scottish or English flavors. You can't do wrong with staying at An-Struan.

Room Tip: If you plan on staying multiple nights, the studio is a great choice
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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ANSTRUAN, Owner at An-Struan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2011

Thank you for the glowing report you gave us. We enjoyed your company, and glad you enjoyed the eggs etc, etc. We try to make it as nice as possible, to suits everybody tastebuds. Thanks Sarah & Gary Knowles, Anstruan,Benderloch.

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Reviewed 19 July 2011

we were made to feel welcome by Sarah and Gary. they were very friendly and went that extra mile to make our stay enjoyable. The room was lovely and exceptionally clean. Breakfast was great and Gary's home made bread was a nice touch. We would definitly stay here again and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2011

was made feel really very welcome, sarah and gary had time to talk to us. comfy bed, spotless and breakfast brill.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

My Uncle and myself were touring round Scotland for a few days on our motorbikes.

The owners, Sarah and her husband were very friendly and helpful. The B&B was very nice and very clean. They have a couple of Jack Russell Terriers and also keep chickens.

The Restaurant we visited was recommended by Sarah and as it was raining and our motorbike gear was drying, she gave us a lift and collected us from the restaurant. The food was very good - we weren't disappointed.

The B&B had a nice big guest lounge that we sat in for a while and chatted to Sarah and her husband who seem to make time to speak to their guests. You are made to feel welcome. Also, as there is a friendly atmosphere, we spent time chatting to other guests who were visiting from the USA.

We would definately recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Thank FatblokeXJR
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

An Struan guest house was fantastic , the rooms immaculate , the owners friendly and the food great.
I cannot say enough good things about this place , you really need to try it , it is well placed for a tour of the Highlands and you are made to feel at home from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.
Go on , give it a try , you will not be disappointed.

Simon and Chris

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about An-Struan

Address: An-Struan Ceum Dhun Righ, Benderloch PA37 1ST, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Benderloch
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Benderloch
Price Range: £27 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — An-Struan 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Superior bungalow situated in the village of Benderloch, 7 miles North of Oban. All rooms En-suite. Four Star grading from the Scottish Tourist board. Guest Sitting room (with Log Fire). Dining room and large garden with picnic tables. Yummy breakfasts served between 0800-0900. There is also a restaurant within walking distance. Close to nearby beaches and forest walks. An ideal base for touring the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Friendly hosts. Relaxed atmosphere. Home made bread and preserves. ... more   less 
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