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kilwinning, ayrshire
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Charged £3 for a CUP of coffee, enough said. No welcome or interaction apart from the nice cleaners. Not overly busy on a Thursday morning so no excuses. Dog friendly but the dog treat bowl was for decor I assume

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14Thank killie20
Simon C, Owner at Ship Inn, responded to this review

So - £3 for a CUP of coffee (Why the capitals? What do you expect coffee to be served in?) It was actually a cappuccino made with freshly ground beans and fresh milk - not instant with powdered milk as served in many other places. I reckon our prices are about average or below for the standard of product, service,...

Germany
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We didn't expect a welcome, a simple greeting would have done! This was by far the unfriedliest place of the 8 places we stayed at during our vacation in Scotland. We were taken to our very small room without a friendly word. There I didn't like the "don't" signs either. We decided to have dinner and drinks at the pub...

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12Thank MiBri53
Ko Samui, Thailand
Reviewed 14 December 2016

When I booked The Ship Inn, I naively thought I would be staying at an 18th Century Inn with lots of character. How wrong could I be ??? The room we were allocated was in the new extension of 5 rooms and these were tiny boxes constructed of little more than 2 sheets of thick cardboard. The rooms are so...

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14Thank phil888888
Beijing, China
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We just spent two nights there and were very dissapointed. It was supposed to be a charming historical building and the reality is far from it!! We paid over 100 pounds per night for a room which was so tiny that we had to squeeze in between luggage and the bed. The bed is right next to the radiator which...

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12Thank Flying88_phoenix
Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I think Stonehaven and the old harbour is a fascinating place. A full moon and a gale added to the atmosphere during dinner at our window table. A warm welcome, a warm pub & restaurant, nice room with a modern en suite bathroom. Full breakfast and then a taxi to the train station for a direct service to Dyce. A...

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1Thank matrosen2013
Ketchum
Reviewed 17 November 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Ships Inn for one night. The accommodations were simple but clean. People were pleasant and the town is darling. We had a harbor view room with a large bed and adequate bathroom. The room had a television and internet is free. The Inn is part of a pub/restaurant which was fun and the...

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1Thank jamesdD7188VD
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Nice room, very clean, but a bit of a squeeze with double bunk squeezed in, preventing the bathroom door from opening fully. I can see the commercial imperative for this, but not great if you are not a family.

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7Thank alan d
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

On arriving on 22/10/16 the 6 of us 3 adults a 4 year old and 2x1year olds we were allocated our rooms while my nephew his partner and one year old were told to stay in the bar i was taken to my room on arrival at the room door the quite rude guy said oh were you looking for...

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15Thank quarralton
Simon C, Owner at Ship Inn, responded to this review

We do only have one cot, and this has always been the case, so there is no way that you would have been told otherwise if you did, indeed, phone about the matter. We confirmed in writing that we would provide a cot for one of the rooms, the other room (a family room) has a single bed which we...

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice and welcoming. Rooms clean warm and well appointed. Big screen TV. Try and get a room with a harbour view. Mine had a bath which was heaven to soak in after driving. Free parking outside. Breakfast very enjoyable lots to choose from. Friendly staff

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Wells
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night and this is the 3rd time. The rooms are comfortable and many with views of the harbour. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The bar is well stocked and the food is excellent. Thanks guys for comfortable stay.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn
The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Historic (1771) inn with 11 luxurious en-suite bedrooms (7 with harbour views) - all with flat screen TV and free wi-fi. Comfortable 38 cover restaurant with spectacular views of picturesque harbour. Varied menu with seafood a specialty. All food home cooked using the finest locally sourced produce. Cosy bar with good choice of draft beers (including Real Ales), bottled beers, cider and soft drinks. Over 100 Single Malt whiskies. Wine by the glass and extensive wine list. Freshly ground coffee. Outside terrace with tables overlooking harbour. 20 minutes from Aberdeen - Oil Capital of Europe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ship Inn

Address: 5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Stonehaven
Price Range: €119 - €155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ship Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Choose a harbour view room and eat across the harbour at the Toll Booth Restaurant”
gordon1947, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a harbour view”
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“Sea view, not the rooms at the rear of the hotel”
skankhound, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with a view for sure!”
Mewilliams2, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room was at the rear of the property and very quiet. Try for a front room if possible.”
gordondscott, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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