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“stopped for a pint and stayed all night”
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Cuilfail Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Kilmelford B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“stopped for a pint and stayed all night”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

I stopped here for a pint while cycling up the west coast of Scotland as I was in need of refreshment. The atmosphere was excellent so decided to sty and what a treat it was. Food excellent and so was the banter with the locals. I will definitely stop here again when I am next in the area

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We stayed at Melfort Pier lodges and this was the nearest place good for the wheelchair. When you have Hobsons choice (no choice) its always a little daunting. However, the access was all level but I did not try the toilets.

The food that comes out from the kitchen is staggering. I mean, they have a captive audience but they do not rest on their laurels. The staff in the pub were welcoming and great to have a bit of banter with. There was always a mix of locals and tourists whilst we were having our meal.

The place had a feel of cosiness yet practical. The floor I am sure had seen many a snow filled boot and fire would be most welcome in the winter.

We had a light bite apart from having a pudding as well. The soup was home made and the bakewell tart for me, hit the spot.

So books and covers - this book looked well thumbed and for good reason, its an excellent read. So if you are looking for good food in a local pub, this is the one for you.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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South Carolina USA
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

An excellent stay in this older historic property. Simon and his lovely wife were cheerful, helpful, and wonderful to stay with. The breakfast was delicios and the food in the bar was excellent. Veryknowledgeable about the area and they bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed. We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We recently had our wedding weekend at the Cuilfaill for 14. The staff, delicious meal, atmosphere and attention to detail couldn't have been better! We will have fond memories of the whiskey bar, the dinner and the decorations for a long time. The cuilfail is a magical little hotel set in stunning countryside. We will all definately return to the future for another wonderful stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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edinburgh
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50 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Yes it is a bit dated and basic but it is clean and price is reasonable. Menu needs to be updated and bit pricey for what's on offer, not much fresh local produce which is always a great shame. But staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

That's 2 nights on the bounce we have had dinner here in the bar. The food is excellent (the haddock especially) and so is the service. For a family of four we had 2 adult mains and 2 kids meals plus drinks for & £40. We will probably head back tomorrow night as well

Stayed April 2014
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Cornwall,UK
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316 reviews
64 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We popped in early on a Sunday lunch time for a drink and to see what potential there was for an evening meal as we were in the area for a week. I'm afraid we were put off by the general state of the place. The exterior is shabby with debris seemingly all around the sides and rear.
The hosts were friendly enough, and I appreciate it is low season, but the whole place seemed tatty and tired so we didn't return for any meals. The owners are presumably 'doing it up', but making slow progress. I wish them well, and maybe we should have given the food a try, but it just didn't feel right. Sorry.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Cuilfail Hotel
Address: Kilmelford PA34 4XA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kilmelford
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Kilmelford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Cuilfail Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This fine Victorian hotel started life as a drover’s inn which was extended in the mid 1800's to take advantage of the fabulous fishing and hunting the area has to offer. There is plenty to see and do whilst staying at the hotel, walking, sailing, canoeing, horse riding, Shooting, cycling (on and off road), boat trips, gardens, or just relax in the wonderful highland atmosphere. ... more   less 
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