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Kilfinan Hotel

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On The Otter Estate Tighnabruaich, Kilfinan PA21 2EP Scotland
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Escape to the Kilfinan Hotel to retreat and experience the sparkling sea lochs, ancient forests, world renowned seafood and vibrant culture of Cowal and Argyll’s secret coast. For over 300 years, the Hotel has been welcoming guests and today we continue to offer traditional Scottish hospitality, fresh local produce and a restful stay. The Hotel has 11 comfortable rooms of different sizes; a cosy, well-stocked bar and lounge; and a kitchen serving a seasonal menu. The Kilfinan Hotel is only a two-hour drive from Glasgow and is ideally placed to explore Loch Fynn and the rest of beautiful Argyll and Bute.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Restaurant
Boating
Diving
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Hiking
Horseback riding
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
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MMA502912 wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom212 contributions109 helpful votes
Popped in here for a few drinks as we were on holiday nearby. Lovely ambiance in the bar. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. Expect it would be lovely for a short break as it’s ideally located in a very peaceful part of Argyll. Would highly recommend
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Yvette wrote a review Sep 2020
Hamilton, United Kingdom4 contributions
We stayed in the Kilfinan house across the road and it made sense to have a meal here given it’s close proximity. As a self confessed foodie I was initially worried about this being one of our only options for dinner but I can confirm that I actually ate from this hotel every night of our stay. We arrived relatively late the first night and after having a drink we realised that we’d left it quite late to eat. We walked over to the kilfinan hotel and despite them not having space for us (understandable on a Friday night withCovid restrictions) they kindly offered us a takeaway of dauphinois potatoes and lamb. The lamb was perfectly cooked and the dauphinois potatoes were full of flavour. Of course after a great meal we returned the next night and again the food was sensational. A lady, I believe to be called called Geraldine, and her daughter were so welcoming and attentive. We then decided to book a dinner for the next night with a slightly larger party and everyone was so so impressed. The scallops were definitely the best I’ve ever had and my boyfriend who is quite picky loved them too. The tomato soup was so flavourful and the rib eye steak and cod were both cooked perfectly. If you go here you must get the raspberry meringue roulade. My Nana said this was the highlight of her birthday weekend it was that good! The staff heard us mention that it was my Nana’s birthday and even brought her out a free drink on the house and she was delighted. Overall the service and food here was amazing and I would hurry to return. The Kilfinan hotel is run by lovely people who provide true hospitality and the place is so cosy inside. Highly highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Poppet81 wrote a review Sep 2020
East Lothian, United Kingdom41 contributions17 helpful votes
We didn't stay in the hotel, we popped in for drinks on Monday. As a result of the amazingly friendly welcome, we booked in for dinner on Wednesday. Given the fabulous food - we returned on Friday!! What's a holiday for if it's not to treat yourself!!! The bar area is warm and welcoming, with enough room to have a safe distance between the guests. The whisky selection was great - I tried two new blends (normally a single kinda girl). We dined in a cosy dining room, again with plenty of space between guests. The service was great, friendly and not overbearing (never felt rushed). I had the scallops, steak and lemon torte on my first visit. Delicious!! The steak was cooked to perfection, with fresh succulent mushrooms on the side (none of this dried and rehydrated nonsense). The scallops were plentiful and the tiny (just enough) crisped bacon added a wonderful bit of texture and seasoning. The torte was beautiful - not too sweet and warned through. The second nighy, I'd eaten too much at lunch so skipped the starter and went for steak again! This girl likes steak!!! And for dessert I went for the chocolate fudge cake with ice cream (big kid wanted ice cream). It was huge, moist and unbelievably chocolaty!!! We even left with some fabulous artwork for our hall (we paid - didn't steal it). We'd definitely head back to the Kilfinan Hotel - and this time book a room for a couple of nights! (No pictures from the hotel, so here's one of the nearby beach - just a short walk through the estate.)
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Justin046 wrote a review Sep 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom26 contributions16 helpful votes
Went for dinner on Monday evening and enjoyed beautifully cooked fresh Scallops and locally sourced leg of lamb which we both thought was fantastic. I chose the Brownie for pudding which I shared with my wife. The staff were all really friendly and attentive. We thought it was so good we booked again for Wednesday evening. Excellent value and a great night out.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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azure983 wrote a review Sep 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom184 contributions139 helpful votes
This review is for dinner, we didn't stay at the hotel.. Staying in the area, we booked for dinner. The food was very underwhelming and too expensive. The bottle of wine we ordered costs under a tenner in the supermarket and was charged at twenty quid. The lady serving us was very friendly but all over the place. Just really ordinary food at inflated prices and we left lighter in the wallet and a bit disappointed. Why have an electric fire on in the reception area but not light the open fire? it had a confused seventies vibe and food to match.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$146 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeKilfinan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kilfinan Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kilfinan Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kilmodan Church (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kilfinan Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Kilfinan Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, complimentary tea, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Kilfinan Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kilfinan Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Botanica at The Barn, The Oystercatcher, and The Tearoom.
Is Kilfinan Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Kilfinan.
Are pets allowed at Kilfinan Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Kilfinan Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Achnabreck Cup and Ring Marks (14.0 km) and Glecknabae Chambered Cairn (12.9 km).
Does Kilfinan Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.