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Ardtorna B&B
Ranked #1 of 3 Barcaldine B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

We spent one night at Ardtorna as a special surprise night away. My fiancé and I were blown away with the friendly service from Karen and Sean and the fantastic attention to detail that they share. The room was immaculate with thought given to every need that their guest would have. An amazing touch was the complimentary Cream liqueur for a wee nightcap that we couldn’t resist indulging in.
The beds were so comfortable that I had to be dragged out for breakfast but I’m very glad I was. I had the Sweet Pancake Platter which was to die for and my partner had the Scottish Platter which I can only assume was the same as he scraped his plate clean.
We would like to thank you both for making a very rare night away such a special one, we hope to see you again very soon.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review on your 1 night stay with us.

It was such a delight to meet you both and to chat to you during your time with us.

Thank you for your kind words, and we both look forward to welcoming you back for another stay sometime soon.

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

We have stayed in many bed and breakfast establishments in Scotland over the past 30 years and this ranks as the best. Could not fault it in any way, rooms exceptionally well furnished and spotlessly clean. Every facility you could ask for. Tremendous choice and quality of breakfasts, second to none. Would put many 5 star hotels to shame. Would have no hesitation in recommending it and hope to return to it the next time we are in the area.
Nothing was too much bother to the owners Sean and Karen O'Byrne and it is a credit to them.

Room Tip: All rooms to the same high standard.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us at Ardtorna.

I was delighted to read your comments. May I say that it was a pleasure to meet you both, and we both look forward to welcoming you back for another stay in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

First of all thank you to Sean & Karen for a very warm welcome.As to the rest of our experience the previous reviews say it all !!.
I was looking for a " special " experience to give my lovely wife and this for sure fitted the bill, from the immaculate room to the stunning views to the awesome breakfast! but what made it extra special were our hosts for whom nothing was too much trouble.
For our evening meal we followed one of Karens recommendations and ate at Piaaza Italian restaurant which is nestled on the harbourside in Oban, the food here was excellent and very well priced.We look forward to returning to Ardtorna at some point in the future and will be recommending it to our family & friends

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

Arthur,

Thank you fro taking the time to post a review on your stay with us. May I say that it was a delight to meet you both , and to be able to chat to you during your stay with us at Ardtorna.

We are both in a most fortunate position where we love what we do , and each day we always look forward to sharing our home with guests.

I was delighted that you enjoyed your Italian meal in Oban.
We have a super selection of restaurants in the area, and we are happy to advise our guests on where to dine , and to arrange transportation etc too.

We do hope it will not be too long before we are able to welcome you both back for another visit.

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Theres nothing but great things to say about this B&B....

From the moment we arrived, throughout or stay and upon departure we were made to feel so welcome by the owners Sean & Karen.

The rooms were very modern and luxurious and the views from the room were amazing.

Throughout the stay there were various complimentary snacks and drinks available such as chocolates, nuts, tea, coffee, whiskey and (a delicious) whiskey liqueur.

The breakfast experience was amazing, I honestly cant think of anything else that could be on offer for breakfast, the choice was extensive and the food itself was delicious.

We hope to get the chance to return to this luxurious romantic getaway in the near future and would love to stay for a longer period of time.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us.

Many thanks for your kind comments.
It was such a delight to meet you both, and to chat to you during your stay. We are both most fortunate to love what we do, and each day we look forward to welcoming people to Ardtorna. It gives us a great deal of pleasure to share our home with guests.

I was pleased too that you were able to take advantage of many of the little extras that we like our guests to enjoy during a stay, from the Home Made Whisky Cream Liqueur to the extensive gourmet breakfast.

We do hope that it will not be too long before we are able to welcome you both back for another stay.

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We only stayed one night, and were delighted by the wonderful warm welcome, the beautiful surroundings, the spotlessly clean and very comfortable room, and the fabulous breakfast. Well done +++. We will be recommending you to everyone, and hope to return ourselves.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Thank you very much for posting a review on your 1 night stay with us at Ardtorna.

I was most pleased that you enjoyed your time with us . Many thanks for passing our details on to your friends etc.

We look forward to welcoming you back for another stay in the future.

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

My fiance and i spent the night in the stunning, purpose built Ardtorna B & B. Welcomed by the most lovely of couples Sean & Karen. As soon as we stepped inside we were blown away by how pristine and spacious dining area and the long, well-lit hallway. Every little detail in here made it feel more and more homely for us. The vast choice of food and drinks for breakfast was astonishing. When shown to our room it got even more blown away. Everything was immaculate. The bed just ate you up when you lay in it. The bathroom was stunning with a rather powerful jacuzzi spa bath. And the view from our room was exceptional. 5 stars doesn't really do Ardtorna justice. It is simply beautiful. We will for sure be returning for a longer stay next. Thank you Sean & Karen for making us feel so welcome and at home x

Room Tip: All the rooms are stunning but you must get one with a spa bath :) it is like heaven
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on your brief stay with us at Ardtorna.

Many thanks for your kind comments about the interior design of the property. I was pleased to read that you were able to enjoy the wonderful view from your bedroom.

May we say that it was a delight to meet you both, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another stay in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

My partner and I spent 2 nights at the Ardtorna B&B, Friday night and Saturday night. We absolutely LOVED staying here and will be recommending to our family and friends. Gorgeous building with lots of little luxuries in the room. Breakfast was delicious both days and the owners Karen and Sean were very helpful and honest in recommending local restaurants and things to do.

Thank you! =]

Room Tip: All rooms are spacious and unique with an amazing comfy bed!
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KarenOby, Owner at Ardtorna B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your 2 night stay with us.

I was most pleased to read that you enjoyed many of our little extras that we offer our guests, and great too that our gourmet breakfast went down well on each morning.

It was rather nice to see the photographs you took while staying with us, thank you for sharing these with Trip Advisor.

We look forward to your return visit.

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Additional Information about Ardtorna B&B

Address: Mill Farm, Barcaldine PA37 1SE, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Barcaldine
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Barcaldine
Price Range: £181 - £196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ardtorna B&B 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ardtorna is a purpose built eco friendly property. It is Scotlands only 5 star gold bed and breakfast with the AA. In 2013 it won the best ' Guest House / B and B for Scotland with the AA, Visit Scotland and The Scottish Hotel Awards, making it the first time in history that all 3 organisations picked the same accommodation ! It picked the title again of " Best Guest House for Scotland ' in 2015 from The Scottish Hotel awards. All the deluxe bedrooms with vaulted ceilings are en-suite with either a spa bath and a high powered shower or a colour changing wet room. Each bedroom has spectacular loch views. Each room has full sized Molton Brown toiletries, TV, I pod docking station, DVD player,fresh flowers, Hand made chocolates, fluffy bath robes, gigantic bath towels, hospitality tray, etc are a few of the items for you to enjoy while staying at our amazing property. Scones straight from the oven are served with clotted cream and home made jam between 4 and 6 pm on the day of arrival. Each bedroom has a fridge with complimentary items such as nuts, sweets etc.During a stay at Ardtorna guests can help themselves to complimentary Malt Whisky and Home Made Whisky Cream Liqueur. Spa and golf passes are complimentary for any 3 night stays ( This must be arranged at the time of booking , and is subject to availability ). Please contact us directly by booking on our own web site or by e mail - this is always the cheapest option. ... more   less 
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