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1 night (Feb 22 - Feb 23)
2 adults

The Boat House Super Suites

15 Battery Place Rothesay
Tel: 07737097651
The Boat House Super Suites has FIVE separate self catering style Suites, each comes with a FREE breakfast starter pack to help begin your day. Two of the suites are ground floor. Suite 1 is suitable for wheelchair users. We have a THREE night minimum, except in Suite One during weekdays. We are situated a 5 minute walk from the Rothesay ferry terminal + command breathtaking views of Rothesay Bay, with EVERY suite having a stunning sea view. Every Suite has the following: Breakfast starter pack for the duration of your stay. (Choice of cereals, bread, butter, jam,marmalade, juice, milk, tea, coffee and sugar) Guests welcome to bring their own foods. Kitchen facilities; microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, sink, dishes, washing up liquid & tea towels. (No cooker tops or ovens) Dine + work area Complimentary guest WIFI Comfortable, high-quality mattresses and pillows. Beds are either superking or king size Fresh towels available daily Large showers with complimentary shower gel

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Suite One (Ground Floor)

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En suite

Ground floor, sea view studio suite with in-room kitchenette. Bed can be a su... more >

Ground floor, sea view studio suite with in-room kitchenette. Bed can be a superking or twin bed. Room is suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues. Bathroom is a wet-room with seat in the shower area.Room Facilities:

  • Wheelchair accessible room
  • En Suite
  • Fridge
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • King Size Bed
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Television
  • TV In Room
  • Wifi Free
  • Windows open
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cot on Request
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Remote Control TV
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Shower Room

Suite Two (Ground Floor)

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En suite

Suite Two is our ground floor Suite with sea view lounge and kitchenette. The... more >

Suite Two is our ground floor Suite with sea view lounge and kitchenette. The King bedroom can be a twin. A great Suite for guests with any problems with stairs. Also has a private patio area at the back.Room Facilities:

  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Crockery & Utensils Supplied
  • Duvet
  • En Suite
  • Fridge
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • King Size Bed
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Remote Control TV
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Television
  • TV In Room
  • Twin/Double Changeable
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Wifi Free
  • Windows open
  • Work Desk
  • Cot on Request
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Patio
  • Shower Room

Suite Three

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En suite

Suite 3 is our first floor sea view Suite with large lounge and kitchenette a... more >

Suite 3 is our first floor sea view Suite with large lounge and kitchenette area. King size bed and compact en-suite shower room.Room Facilities:

  • Sofa bed in lounge area
  • En Suite
  • Fridge
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • King Size Bed
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Television
  • TV In Room
  • Wifi Free
  • Windows open
  • Central Heating
  • Duvet
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Remote Control TV
  • Shower EnSuite
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Crockery & Utensils Supplied
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Cot on Request
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Ironing Facilities

Suite Four

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En suite

Suite 4 is a first floor sea view Suite with kitchenette area. Bed can be a t... more >

Suite 4 is a first floor sea view Suite with kitchenette area. Bed can be a twin or a superking. Large shower in en-suite.Room Facilities:

  • Sofa bed in lounge area
  • En Suite
  • Fridge
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • King Size Bed
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Television
  • TV In Room
  • Wifi Free
  • Windows open
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Cot on Request
  • Crockery & Utensils Supplied
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Twin/Double Changeable
  • Work Desk
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Flat Screen TV
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The Mega Suite (Top Floor)

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En suite

The Mega Suite is the complete top floor of the house. Sea view lounge, dini... more >

The Mega Suite is the complete top floor of the house. Sea view lounge, dining room and kitchenette. Two bedrooms with king size beds. En-suite has bath and shower. Great for families. Stairs to top are quite steep. Be warned, but I am happy to help with bags.Room Facilities:

  • Great Suite for families
  • En Suite
  • Fridge
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • King Size Bed
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Television
  • TV In Room
  • Wifi Free
  • Windows open
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bath Tub
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Crockery & Utensils Supplied
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Remote Control TV
  • Sea/Loch View
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Work Desk

Facilities

  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Internet Access

Policies

Check In: Between 14:30 and 19:30
Check Out: Between 7:30 and 10:30
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: On street parking is available and is free of charge. Parking is available nearby and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: All groups are accepted.

Average

5.0
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308 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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4th January 2024:

This is our second stay and we have already booked again. We love everything about the suites!

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5
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31st December 2023:

Perfect thank you. So pleased I booked self catering as I couldn’t find a restaurant open (Christmas close down and Harry Haws (my favourite) had completely closed down.

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All the usual stuff. Loved scalpsie bay 😁

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5
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29th December 2023:

Everything spot on from start to finish great value and plenty of space to move around.Would recommend to anyone.Thanks to sara for letting us book in early it helped us immensely with the plans we had.If we need accommodation on bute again the boathouse will be our first choice.Thanks again sara.

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5
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27th December 2023:

Excellent place to stay when visiting Bute. Highly recommended.

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5
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23rd December 2023:

Great place! Very clean!

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7th December 2023:

The perfect semi-self catering accommodation. Stayed here when travelling for work and the mini kitchenette with microwave fridge and kettle was perfect. Spacious room. Gorgeous views for breakfast. Spotlessly clean. And fluffy towels and bathrobes were a bonus. Would absolutely stay here again

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5
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5th December 2023:

We have stayed at the Boathouse Super Suites lots of times now over the past few years. The cleanliness of the suites is outstanding and the continental breakfast foods are brilliant also. You’d never need to buy anything for your breakfast there’s always plenty of choice. The views from the rooms are outstanding. We always recommend the Boathouse Super Suites to anyone we talk to and a few of our friends have visited also. Thank you Sara and Pat you are always welcoming and you keep everything in immaculate condition. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.

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On our recent visit we’ve eaten at the Black Bull and the food was excellent. We also went to the Ettrick Bay cafe on Saturday for our 3 course Christmas dinner which was absolutely delicious and so worth the visit. There’s always Mount Stuart to visit or there’s a lot of independent local shops with beautiful different things to purchase.

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5
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4th December 2023:

Dear Sara Myself and Anna had the most perfect stay at The Boat House. 5 star accommodation, every single attention to detail was unbelievable. For anyone visiting Bute that wants the comfort of a hotel with the luxury of being able to make snacks with the kitchen facilities in the room this is just perfect. Beautifully stocked fridge on arrival with yogurt, milk, juice along with jams and butter. Not to mention the jars of cereals and coffee/teas etc. I can’t say enough about the Boat House Sara, really top notch standard.

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Our trip included a drive around the island, beautiful walks at Scalpsie beach. Lunch in the Kettledrum A visit to Bute Yard… amazing, filled with local produce and gifts. A trip to Bute Woollen Mills for their sample sale. Well worth it. Rothesay Castle of course is a must. Not to mention the gorgeous gift shops, purchased Bute candles, all named after local beaches. Fresh walks along the sea front followed by a few drinks in the Taverna and Macs Bar.

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5
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10th November 2023:

Very approachable.

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Ettrick Bay cafe is good. Kingarth hotel for evening meal is good.

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5
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8th November 2023:

A lovely place to stay. Beautiful views, immaculately clean and great facilities.

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Bute yard is definitely worth a visit and beautiful beach near Kilchattan.

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5
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31st October 2023:

As brilliant as ever

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not great selection for eating out in the evening at the moment. We went to Ambiance and Kingarth and enjoed both. The Glenburn in the past has done good solid bar food and great setting. Take time to have cake at Helmis and the ettrick bay tearoom.

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5
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30th October 2023:

Very clean, tidy, and comfortable. A good nights sleep every time we stay there. Good parking.

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5
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20th October 2023:

Ideally placed to walk around and explore.cosy and warm room.couldnt ask for more.

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Take a day for mount Stuart it was amazing.

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5
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16th October 2023:

We loved everything about our stay. The suite was immaculate and had everything we needed with a great location and fantastic view. We can’t wait to return and have booked again already.

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5
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16th October 2023:

Excellent as usual, much needed break to a beloved place.

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Sit back relax and enjoy the view

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5
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26th September 2023:

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5
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19th September 2023:

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5
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15th September 2023:

Excellent, the 5* reviews are correct.

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4.3
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14th September 2023:

Excellent accommodation, spacious , luxury room, every thing provided. Excellent sea view near to town centre Loved the use of dressing gowns, I never have space for mine in case so nice surprise to relax in evening Loved the shower brill All so good will come back when we visit Bute again

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We are Anglers good fishing at Dungoil and other areas Jade Chinese was nice just remember to take cash Plenty nice walks and scenery Lovely peaceful Island

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4.8
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13th September 2023:

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5
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12th September 2023:

The suites are brilliant. We love the view. everything is so clean and other guests friendly. Ths is our second time staying ere. Would ecommend it to anyone. Disable room is great my sister loved it.

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We enjoyed a drink in the Summer Bay Hotel a few doors along. The Inian Restaurant I thin it was called Indian Pavilion was fab. We enjoyed a takaway and also sat in. You can take your own drink as no licence jus a cockag charge. We nipped round to the CO op for Wine. They supplied ine glasses. So we had a fab 3 days. Will be back Helen Harvey

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5
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11th September 2023:

Excellent location,lovely and quiet Sara the host is amazing

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5
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9th September 2023:

Perfect location. Cleanliness 10/10

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Enjoy the island so much to see.

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5
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9th September 2023:

Fabulous views,lovely clean and quiet apartment with all the comforts. Just a short walk to shops and restaurants.

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5
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9th September 2023:

When I arrive at the Boathouse I feel as if I have arrived home, everything is warm and inviting. The suites are immaculate with tea, coffee, cereal, toast, and jam always something to eat after a long journey. You cannot get any better views from the suites, it’s like your postcards come to life!

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Book early as this is a very popular place!

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5
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7th September 2023:

This was our second visit. Sara and Pat very welcoming and friendly. Going back again in the spring of not earlier

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5
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1st September 2023:

Would stay again. The Boathouse was top class. X

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5
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31st August 2023:

We stay at boathouse super suites every year. Amazing apartments and Sara is an exceptional host, very friendly and nothing too much trouble.

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Meals at kingarth hotel very nice.

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5
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29th August 2023:

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5
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23rd August 2023:

A true “home from home”.

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Great coffee, scones, cakes and service at the Electric Bakery. Excellent food and service at the Kingarth Hotel. A visit to Ardencraig Gardens in the summer is a must!

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4.5
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21st August 2023:

I actually booked 3 rooms. The other two being for my friends. I've stayed at the Boathouse previously and it's fabulous. Big spacious rooms, great views, spotlessly clean and handy for local amenities. My friends were very impressed too, that much they've vowed to return.

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We enjoyed really nice food and value for money in the Esplanade Hotel. Recommend booking as it's usually very busy. Rothesay has beautiful beaches and my favourite is Scalpsie Bay.

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5
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19th August 2023:

In a perfect location, a few minutes from the ferry, shops, transport and the centre of Rothesay with wonderful views even from the ground floor. The ground floor suites even have a seating area outside for their sole use. Clean, modern and comfortable. Will definitely be back.

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Get a bus ticket for the day and explore the island. The timetables will give you about an hour at each place they drop you. Mount Stuart is an absolute must see.

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5
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18th August 2023:

The Boat House is perfect in my opinion! The Suites are spacious, fabulous views, very central, spotlessly clean and being able to come and go as you please is a huge bonus. We have been staying twice a year for a number of years now and will be returning again next year. Thank you Sara and Auntie Pat for taking care of us.

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There are many places to visit; Kilchattan Bay is lovely and a nice scenic drive. Ettrick Bay is also beautiful and the coffee shop there is very nice. There are a number of restaurants and takeaway establishments on the island where the food is very good.

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4.8
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11th August 2023:

Only a 4 for service/staff as we never got a chance to tell you how thoroughly we enjoyed our stay!👍

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Owner Response:

Awww, so sorry!! What a day that was, a full house clean for a wedding coming in, and a quick visit to the sweetest podiatrist to oversee the sweary son's 'toe of doom'. I think when you left that was when you guys checked out - so my fault!! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us - and next time I'll try more than just wave at you from the window like a loony. Although. No promises ;-) Sara xx

5
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11th August 2023:

Fantastic views over Rothesay and the hills beyond Great location overlooking the harbour and bay Excellent communications Super clean A+

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Walk the West Island Way Visit Scalpsie Bay to see the seals St Blane’s Church for fab views Kingarth Hotel & Smiddy Bar for lunch Watch the boats & ferries at the harbour BRING BINOCULARS to see the wildlife up close

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5
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5th August 2023:

Always enjoy a short break in Rothesay at the Boathouse. Comfortable, clean and very convenient. Sara is always friendly and very welcoming.

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Enjoyed a meal at Ambience. Walked some of the West Island Way beginning at Kilchattan Bay. Also took bus in other direction to Ettrick Bay and had a lovely lunch in the tearoom there.

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5
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4th August 2023:

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5
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3rd August 2023:

Friendly and accommodating host. This made for a relaxing stay.

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5
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29th July 2023:

The boathouse was a fantastic base for us as we went on a holiday with extended family all staying at the same accommodation. Excellent suites and facilities, and the breakfast starter pack went down a treat. Lovely host Sara, available when needed. We felt it was excellent value for money.

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Enjoyed the city sight seeing tour bus. Mount Stuart was very impressive with informative guides. Ettrick Bay with its stunning beach was a lovely day out make sure to go to the tea room, we made it in time for a full Scottish breakfast. We would recommend the Sea Dragon, Peking and Cantonese cuisine if you fancy a takeaway, the portion sizes are huge!! And the lovely ladies behind the counter told us to pop in the pub next door for a drink while we waited and they delivered it to us in there! Fantastic service.

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5
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25th July 2023:

The suite was very clean and in a great location - handy for the centre of town and with spectacular views across Rothesay bay. The breakfast supplies and cooking facilities meant that we had everything we needed for breakfast each day.

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Mount Stuart is a must.

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5
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25th July 2023:

Absolutely superb. Sara is well known in Rothesay for all the right reasons and was a fantastic host. I most certainly would come again. Highly recommended!

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25th July 2023:

This is the FIFTH stay I’ve had at The Boat House. Such a great location, the suites are a real home from home. Great to have the kitchen facilities and Sara also provides you with items for breakfast which is much appreciated. Everything is always spotless and the showers have brilliant pressure 🙂. Totally loved just gazing out the window at the ferries passing by and the beautiful sunsets❤️ Sara is so lovely and friendly. There is a folder with information on restaurants and much more. Already looking forward to next time!

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Places to visit…Stuart House, Ettrick Bay, Scalpsie Bay, The Bute Museum. If you like walking, The Kilchattan Circular is always a favourite with us but walking shoes a must! Eating Out…now this is the tricky part. Plenty cafes for during the day if going for lunch. Helmis, The Diner, Ettrick Bay Tea room great. If going for dinner, I’d advise booking ahead. We had a nice dinner at The Black Bull Inn.

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24th July 2023:

Beautiful apartment with amazing view. Everything had been thoughtfully prepared from the generous breakfast to the cosy dressing gowns. Sara was welcoming, helpful and responded promptly to my questions before we arrived. We will hope to stay again next time we are in Rothesay.

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We enjoyed the walk from Kilchattan Bay to St Blane's chapel, (and the tea room on our return!) Scalpsie beach was beautiful. Roads were quiet and great for cycling with amazing views.

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18th July 2023:

Lovely accommodation with million dollar views.The place is spotless and a relaxing stay away from the city. Sara is very friendly and always up for a good chat

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Excellent place for fresh air and lot’s of walking Unfortunately I feel the town could do with some good restaurants that are open slightly later. We did however visit The Black Bull,The Kingarth and The Kettledrum for dinner and very pleased with the food and reasonably priced. Beautiful island however The Council could do with spending some money on Rothesay town centre. Overall the island and town have great potential but a bit more effort from residents and Council required

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4th July 2023:

Fourth visit now. Beautiful suites. Stayed in Suite 3, 4 and the Mega Suite. Loved them all. Sara is so welcoming, communication great. Breakfast supply brilliant. View to die for. Whats not to love. We will be back Sara xx. Thank you x

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Mount Stewart is a must. Colintraive Hotel for lunch. Been going to Bute for 30+ years and just discovered Loch Fad. We were lucky and seen an Osprey. All the wee shops are great got some bargains. Gifts in the winter gardens, and The Green. Delicious coffee in Bonnie Bling and best fish n chips from the West End chippie. Rothesay you have a piece of my heart xx

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5
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1st July 2023:

Friendly & Cheerful, nothing too much trouble.

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See the seals at Scalpsie Bay and visit Ettrick bay cafe for their cheesecakes.

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5
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30th June 2023:

A fantastic studio with everything you need. Friends Liz and George Clarkson recommended we try the Boat House and we will certainly return and tell friends about the terrific experience

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Helmi's coffee shop and The Waterfront Restaurant both minutes from the Boathouse are not to bee missed, Food in both is superb

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5
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28th June 2023:

Boat House Super Suites appropriately named as its fantastic scenery views of the river transport .Beautiful owner and the cleaning lady are doing an excellent job. Added bonus having food in the cupboards . Thank you very much ,,I would definitely like to return .. Fr.Josephine

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Boat trips excellent restaurants & public houses .

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5
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23rd June 2023:

Excellent all round holiday venue

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Be sure to visit Mount Stuart & tour the island. Would highly recommend The Kettledrum for food.

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5
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19th June 2023:

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17th June 2023:

THE BOATHOUSE IS A REALLY NICE PLACE TO STAY I ENJOYED MY 4 DAY BREAK.

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LOCAL BUSES ARE A GREAT WAY TO TRAVEL

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9th June 2023:

The Airbnb was absolutely superb. Perfect location next to the water looking out at the bay with breathtaking views, and within walking distance of the town. Our host, Sara, was fantastic, exceptionally warm and welcoming with a great sense of humour. She was quick to answer our questions and help us when needed. We'll absolutely stay there again when we're next in Bute.

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If you enjoy exploring independent coffee shops, I highly recommend Isle of Bute Coffee @Bonnie Bling. If you need a fast and reliable taxi service, use J and J Zan-Kreyser Taxis. For glorious pubs within a short driving distance along the coast, Kingarth Hotel is spot on.

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5
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7th June 2023:

Had a fabulous stay.suite spotlessly clean and comfortable breakfast great and ideal as we weren't committed to a certain time and could have breakfast at our leisure.View fabulous.Going back in September

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5
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6th June 2023:

Always enjoy staying at the Boathouse- great location- beautiful views- comfortable, clean accommodation. Friendly, welcoming with respect for your privacy.

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Always enjoy a visit to the Kingarth Hotel for lunch and spending some time at Kilchattan Bay.

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5
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3rd June 2023:

We loved staying here. Sara is a great host who makes us feel very welcome. The suites are superb. Modern, bright,well equipped with glorious views over the bay. Great location for cycling, walking and beaches. We will definitely be back.

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5
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2nd June 2023:

Fabulous host. Always available nothing too much trouble.

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The Boat House is in a central position making it a great base.

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4.8
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21st May 2023:

The Suites were well presented and comfortable with beautiful views over the Kyles of Bute . The host dealt with a couple of issues we had promptly and pleasantly . Nothing was too much bother .The Suites are a short walk from the town centre . Also there are pleasant walks along the sea front with ample space and many seats for the elderly ! Visitors and locals obviously enjoy evening walks and dog exercising .

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My highlight was Mount Stuart although they had internet issues when we tried to book our visit Extensive gardens and first Million pound house built in 1800s . We mainly self catered partly because 2 of the tripadvisor recommended eateries had closed permanently . Had a lovely snack/lunch at Ambience and lovely ice creams at Zoe's . CalMac ferries ran perfectly and local Bute people were very friendly and helpful . Lots of cyclists and hikers and Bute would suit self catering travellers . Also took the Colintraive ferry to Cowal Peninsula which was frequent service and 5 minute trip . Scenery on Island and Cowal was of excellent quality although fabric of both both have obviously suffered with the loss of business due to pandemic .

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5
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19th May 2023:

Beautiful and comfortable suite in a fantastic location. Loved the view from the bay window, and strolling along the promenade right from the door. The breakfast was very nice, and the shower was excellent. The only slight criticism was that the TV screens were small and too high to watch comfortably, but to be honest we preferred to watch the ferries coming and going and the seabirds. Thanks for a lovely relaxing stay.

Tips:

Rothesay is lovely, but is unfortunately very limited in decent places to eat - hopefully this will improve. There are several lovely bays on the island for strolling, especially at low tide, and Mount Stuart is a must. It was great seeing the seals at Scalpsie Bay.

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5
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16th May 2023:

As usual fab!

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5
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12th May 2023:

Great time. Lovely apartments. Great location.

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5
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9th May 2023:

We stayed in suite 4 & it was brilliant. Very clean & comfortable with amazing views. Contactless check in but Sara was always available if we needed anything.

Tips:

We ate in Harry Haws, The Kettledrum & Kingarth. We drank in The Taverna & Galatea, all highly recommended. We enjoyed a drink in the terrace at The Glenburn Hotel too. We drove around the island in glorious sunshine & had lunch in Ettrick Bay cafe, also fab. Lots of lovely wee shops to wander around in too. We had a brilliant long weekend & will definitely return to the Boathouse.

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5
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7th May 2023:

Sara and Pat (Auntie) were really friendly and very obliging. What a fantastic place to stay. You have everything you need and the view is fantastic (very peaceful and calming). The whole place is immaculately clean. You are not far from the Ferry Terminal and close to the town. In the Guest Information folder there are lots of leaflets and maps and takeaway menus and information on cafes/restaurants etc. We would recommend you stay here and give it 5 Stars. Thank you for having us.

Tips:

We would definitely recommend visiting Mount Stuart. What a place, the best house we have ever seen with all the history/portraits and gardens.

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4.8
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5th May 2023:

Ownere Sarah lived in next door property she is very helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed our stay in room 2 ground floor, e palce was spotless, suite very spacious, decor very tasteful. Large firm bed, lovely bathroom with shower. Despite no cooker we managed fine with microwave. private outdoor seating at front wonderful view over water to mainland, can sit and relax, in or outdoors, to watch passing ferries arriving and departing.

Tips:

5-10 minute walk into town. If intending to stay during Week you may find some of resturants closed in evenings or closing at 8pm, our stay was the beginning of May Sun-Thurs, managed with a wee bit of planning. Mid season there may be better opening times ? Enejoyed our day trips to the numerous bays around Isle of Bute.

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5
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1st May 2023:

Everything perfect. Really felt « at home ». Communication pre-stay excellent.

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Enjoyed Harry Haws for food, Musiker for coffee. Fresh & Press launderette very useful as I’m away for over 2 weeks

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5
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25th April 2023:

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5
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24th April 2023:

Very welcoming & friendly. Accommodation was excellent. There was a welcoming pack which was more than expected.

Tips:

We used Harry Haws food was lovely also chinese next to The Golfers..Lots of friendly pubs. Plenty of buses if you want to explore the island. Also had a game of putting.

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5
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15th April 2023:

Great views lovely and clean

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Great eating places

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5
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13th April 2023:

As usual a fantastic stay in a lovely house all you could ask for.

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4.8
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9th April 2023:

Absolutely loved our stay at The Boathouse Suites. The location is perfect, the view from the windows are spectacular. The host is on call 24/7 should you need her, she is extremely friendly and helpful. My only suggestion would be to put in an oven/hob to the suites to really make it a fully functioning self catering kitchen. However, I appreciate there are probably further health and safety regulations associated with doing this.

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Visit; Ettrick Bay and eat some delicious homemade cakes at the cafe, Scalpsie Bay to see the seals, Kingarth Hotel to enjoy yummy food and play pool and finally go on a tour around Mount Stuart.

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Owner Response:

Hiya! Thanks for the review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You are correct in the assumption that we can't add cookers or ovens as it would require over £150k worth of fire cladding! Floors, ceilings, stairs etc. I'm so pleased you liked Bute too. Maybe see you all again sometime. Sara xx

5
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2nd April 2023:

The Boathouse is my favorite to stay in Rothesay! Sara is always welcoming and is available for any help or questions.

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Some wonderful restaurants within walking distance like Harry Haws, Kettledrum, Ambiance, Esplanade just to name a few. Everyone is very friendly in Rothesay!

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5
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24th March 2023:

A beautiful, spotlessly clean suite. We stayed in suite 2 and it was perfect. We are already discussing dates to return next year as we loved it so much.

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We had some lovely meals while at Rothesay. Our favourite was Harry Haws, closely followed by Ambience. Both served lovely food by friendly staff.

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5
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12th March 2023:

Would definitely return

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5
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23rd February 2023:

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5
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21st February 2023:

I hate giving good reviews about this place because very often when we want to return it is fully booked. This is our 4th visit in recent years and the same fantastic quality and comfort is always maintained. We have family on the Island and visit regularly and The Boat House is always our first choice (if available!)

Tips:

We love walking, there are some great walks on the Island. Mount Stuart House is a must see. Harry Haws restaurant is our go to for good food.

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5
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5th January 2023:

Very friendly and welcoming staff.

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Good parking and ideal for town centre facilities.

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5
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1st January 2023:

Friendly and welcoming staff. Accommodation was perfect for us. Great location. Ideal for walkers. Will definitely be back.

Tips:

We enjoyed the atmosphere at the Golfers pub. Staff were so cheery. For the vegetarians and vegans out there- we also dropped by the Sheese factory! You can buy a selection of vegan cheese from reception. Visited tourist information in the Winter Gardens and watched a film in the theatre. Again, staff were very friendly and helpful. Drove over to Ettrick Bay cafe to take in the beautiful views while having a coffee.

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5
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25th November 2022:

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5
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13th November 2022:

This is my second stay at the boathouse, it is a excellent place to stay. Very clean and comfortable. Excellent location, very good breakfast.

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5
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30th October 2022:

Ideal location for relaxing or exploring. Suites are all highly decorated and very comfortable and food is provided for breakfasts. Parking can be an issue bur generally there is spaces available. Sara will make you feel welcome and is on hand should ever you need anything. Location wise ideal only 5 min from the ferry terminal and great views of the bay.

Tips:

Harry Haws is a great place to eat just opposite the castle also local buses good way to get about or if your adventurous you could higher a bike. Plenty to see and do especially Mount Stuart House and a visit to Ettrick Bay. I prefer a quiet night glass of wine sitting at the Boathouse looking over the bay

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5
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28th October 2022:

The suites are a short walk from the ferry port with easy access to all facilities on the island. Great views, spacious accommodation well looked after

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5
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25th October 2022:

We have been coming here for years. Have run out of superlatives! Great place to base yourself.

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Mount Stuart is a must. Restaurants limited but for lunch and coffees Helmis, ettrick bay tearoom and kettledrum. For dinner try harry haws or bonnie clyde. Museum small but perfectly formed.

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5
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21st October 2022:

Value for money is unbeatable and standard is top end of spectrum

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5
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19th October 2022:

Fourth stay at The Boathouse and honestly feels like a home from home. So lovely to come back to the comfort and view of the water after a day of being out and about. Great to be able to get up in the morning to a lovely continental breakfast provided and watch the ferries go in and out. Great blackout curtains and comfy bed ensures a great nights sleep. Everything is spotlessly clean. Highly recommend⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tips:

We visited Stuart House, Scalpsie Beach, Etrick Bay, Kilchattan Bay. The Kilchattan circular walk is simply stunning and not too difficult. Went to a couple of pubs and bar staff so friendly. Also ate at Harry Haws which was lovely and cosy on a cold night. Burgers delicious! Everything fresh and piping hot. Yummy!

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5
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18th October 2022:

Simply the best place to stay on the island Super comfy and clean suites. Excellent hosts. Can’t stop coming back !

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Everything you need and more is within a short walk. Spectacular views from all of the suites. Recommend Harry Haws for good food and hospitality

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5
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15th October 2022:

Beautiful suites, modern and fresh. Lovely staff. Home from home.

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Beautiful walks close by

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5
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5th October 2022:

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5
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3rd October 2022:

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5
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2nd October 2022:

Super comfortable, cosy suite with everything you can think of supplied for a stress free stay. Excellent location with amazing views. Lovely to sit having breakfast with panorama of bay in window frame. Staff very friendly and helpful. Many thanks.

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5
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30th September 2022:

This is our ‘go to’ when in Rothesay. Great location, friendly team, rooms spotless and stylish.

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5
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29th September 2022:

Sara and Pat are fab and we have been coming for years and wouldnt want to stay anywhere else x

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Harry Haws to eat Scalpsie and Ettrick bay

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5
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28th September 2022:

Outstanding suites and friendly and helpful hosts. All over superb stay as usual. Highly recommend staying here. Views from property excellent as is the standard of comfort and cleanliness

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You are handy for everything and all within a short walk from the property

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5
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25th September 2022:

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5
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22nd September 2022:

Super location. Comfortable suite with a fantastic view of the harbour. Sara was friendly and helpful. We were very pleased with our stay.

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Go to Mount Stuart. We did a tour with David from Wild Bute and it was a great way to start out our weekend.

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5
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20th September 2022:

My husband and I have stayed here on numerous occasions. We wouldn’t go anywhere else now. The whole building is immaculate. You could choose any room to stay in and you absolutely would not be disappointed ever. The views are amazing, Sara is a fantastic host nothing is any bother to her. And her lovely aunt as well. We stayed in the mega suite last week and it was just fantastic. I would recommend anyone to give Sara a call. Can’t wait until we visit again xx

Tips:

We ate at Harry Haws every day. Their food is amazing and also you’ll not be disappointed with the portions either. If you drive there’s plenty of places to visit and if you don’t drive they have an excellent bus service or taxis. We’ve been a few times to Mount Stuart. But if you’re just wanting to chill out and relax Rothesay is the place to go to 😁

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5
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16th September 2022:

Perfect host and location, could not be faulted.would highly recommend.

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A visit to see the seals and a day out to mount Stuart.

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5
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15th September 2022:

Sara was very welcoming and our suite was really lovely and in a fantastic location. Breakfast items provided was a lovely touch.

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Ettrick Bay tea room for fantastic cakes in a gorgeous location overlooking the bay.

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5
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14th September 2022:

We have been to the Boat House several times and cannot speak highly enough of how much we enjoy everything that is done for all who stay. The suites are immaculate and very comfortable. There are two chairs at each window so we can look out at the beautiful scenery. Everything in these suites has been thought of right done to the immaculate bedding, huge fluffy towels, and all that you need for a truly luxurious and comfortable break

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Electric Bakery is magic for its bread/rolls/goodies and lunches. Kettle Drum although has changed hands is still excellent for food/service and excellent takeout service. Zavaroni is excellent for fish and chips as is their cafe along the road for delicious ice cream. We have not visited the other eateries due to lack of time but we have heard good things about Harry Haws

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5
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13th September 2022:

Excellent

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Harry haws for fish and chips.

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4.8
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3rd September 2022:

LOvely views near ferry

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Few good places to eat many close on Monday and evenings

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5
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3rd September 2022:

This is an exceptional apartment. You feel like you are the first visitor. It is newly decorated and bright and clean. It has the most beautiful view to both left and right and you have the joy of seeing the little ferry passing to and fro at all hours of the day. A very generous breakfast is provided in the well appointed kitchen. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and provide not only soft plush bed robes but a little animal hot water bottle for those tired after their journey. The host is a wonderful friendly responsive woman who will answer your every need. What else can I add? Go find out for yourself!

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Rothesay : old Victorian buildings/ 1920s Pavilion / promenade Kingarth Hotel for good pub food at outdoor tables Ettrick Bay : astoundingly beautiful long sandy beach with clear waters and little cafe that serves ice cream shakes & Empire biscuits along with scones and other goodies. Kilchattan Bay : red sand Scalpsie Bay : seals ( tho we didn't see any ) Rhubodach Ferry : top of island : three point turn and you're on mainland. Apparently good drive back on mainland. Cheaper fare....

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5
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29th August 2022:

We were very impressed by our suite and the facilities. Everything was spotless. Just a short stroll from Rothesay’s shops and cafes, and what a great view too! We’ll definitely be back!

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Rothesay has so much to offer…Helmi’s for coffee and cake, the Black Bull for great pub food, the Glenburn for drinks on the terrace, and the Gin Garden for delicious cocktails. Bute is my favourite place ❤️

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5
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26th August 2022:

All the family rate everything a 5 thanks again!

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5
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15th August 2022:

A warm welcome combined with helpful advice is the icing on the cake for a fabulous apartment with views to die for

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Peace, calm & tranquility with fabulous ice cream down the road and special coffee roaster “isle of bite coffee “ seal the deal Plus mount Stuart not to be missed

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5
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8th August 2022:

Just love staying here, facilities are excellent, views are so relaxing and we are always made very welcome!

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putting tournament, Harry Haws restaurant, kingarth hotel for food.

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5
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5th August 2022:

3 of us stayed in the ground floor appartment which was very roomy. The apartment had everything that we needed and was exceptionally clean with a brilliant shower and very comfortable furniture. The best thing is the view which you just don't tire of. Sara is an outstanding host who is very friendly, thoughtful and helpful. The website does not do the accommodation justice we had a brilliant experience and I would highly recommend a stay here to others.

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5
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4th August 2022:

5 out of 5 for all points regarding location facilities, cleanliness and staff. The boathouse really is a lovely place to base yourself for your stay on bute . We found the beds to be very comfortable and the pier view living/dining area to be a lovely bonus due to the views across the bay. Sara and her staff deserve all the praise that comes their way for running such a wonderful place .

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Things to see , a trip round the island on the open top bus is very interesting and entertaining , letting passengers learn a little bit of the history of bute , also to let them see some of the beautiful bays etc . Harry Haws , Bonny Clyde , kingarth Hotel to name just a few are places where great food is served . Not forgetting rothesay's very own electric bakery which is always great for delicious breakfasts pasties pies sandwiches and light lunches also ettrick bay tea room who have a wide range menu including delicious home made soups . All pubs including the golfers the taverna, the Black bull, the galatea the islander are very welcoming to visitors. The locals are always good for a wee chat and a good laugh.

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5
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3rd August 2022:

Exceptional location and comfort.

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4.8
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29th July 2022:

Lovely modern apartments having amazing views. very friendly people would highly recommend.

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5
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26th July 2022:

Simply the best place to stay on Bute. Superbly appointed suites, exceptional comfort and cleanliness. Highly recommend

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Everything within a short walk. Good food and service at Harry Haws restaurant, recommend for dinner. Bute is beautiful indeed.

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5
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25th July 2022:

I have stayed here many times now and never been disappointed. The suites are clean, fresh, modern and super comfy. The beautiful big windows capture the amazing views of the bay. The continental breakfast is lovely and with the kitchen facilities you can add whatever you want. 10/10

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5
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24th July 2022:

lovely stay , 5 mins walk to the town centre , the only negative is could do with a few more plug sockets to charge devices up

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5
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23rd July 2022:

Very comfortable accommodation, immaculate and always a friendly welcome from Sara who will make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay on Bute.

Tips:

Visit Kingarth Hotel for lunch or dinner. Local bus stops right outside. Enjoy a sail on the Waverley when it calls into Rothesay on a Wednesday and sails up the Kyles of Bute to Tarbert. Either spend some time in Tarbert or stay on for a cruise around Loch Fine before returning to Tarbert and back to Rothesay. Stunning views and a great day out.

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5
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23rd July 2022:

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5
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23rd July 2022:

Very high standard of accommodation...spotlessly clean, great bed and powerful shower...fridge, kettle and microwave in kitchen area...breakfast items supplied. Perfect location, minutes from pier, beautiful sea front views.. Staff friendly and helpful. Excellent all round!

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5
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21st July 2022:

Fabulous

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Harry Haws Don’t go to exhibition at Mouth Stuart Helmi’s Cafe

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5
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12th July 2022:

My husband I loved everything about this lovely accommodation. The breakfast treats supplied were a welcome bonus.. The host one of the best we have ever had and we are frequent travellers. I would not stay anywhere else in Rothesay after this fabulous and faultless 4 night break. 😊

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5
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11th July 2022:

Very friendly.

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Kingarth Hotel for dinner. Harry Haws for dinner. Bute Boat Tours. Bute Paddle Boarding.

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5
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7th July 2022:

So glad that I booked the Boathouse for my recent visit to Rothesay. The room was excellent with all the facilities we needed. Very clean and modern room and only 5 minute walk from town centre and ferry terminal. Highly recommend this accommodation to anyone visiting the Island.

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5
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5th July 2022:

Friendly and welcoming without being an overbearing host. Apartments are immaculate and very comfortable, has everything you need for your stay. We love staying here and this is now our third time and rebooked for next year.

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Mount Stuart a must. Lots of cafes and restaurants around for choice as well as pubs. Also Colintraive Hotel nice for lunch just on mainland from Rhubodach. Cinema at winter gardens and museum. Castle still closed but getting attention required which is good.

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5
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2nd July 2022:

We were very pleased with this find. Just a few minutes walk from the ferry so particularly good for foot passengers, although parking also looked OK. The kitchen area was a clever idea - nice to have a relaxed breakfast. Fantastic view, comfortable and stylish furniture. A warm welcome and although we did not need any help we could hear that this was gladly offered if needed. We look forward to returning.

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Not too many restaurants, but the ones we got to (Harry Haws and the chippy) were good. Great ebike hire. Good bus service & good idea to get the app for buying tickets on your phone in advance.

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5
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2nd July 2022:

Brilliant hosts at a perfect location. Rooms very clean and well provisioned. In the unlikely event their are any issues or requests Sara is always available to help.

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Harry Haws restaurant for good food at good prices, very friendly staff but remember to book a table. Ettrick Bay Cafe worth a visit for their Cheesecakes.

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5
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2nd July 2022:

Absolutely fabulous. Everything was just perfect. Welcoming hosts, clean to a very high standard, views over the bay stunning, location to town brilliant. Highly recommend. We will be back !

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Harry Haws a great place to eat. Lovely food, friendly staff. Ettrick Bay a beautiful bay with a great cafe. Cheesecake amazing. Bus tour of the island a great way to see the island and learn about its history. We can’t wait to return.

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5
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27th June 2022:

Booked 4 of the flats for a celebration weekend. Sara is an excellent host, flats well appointed and supplied with great breakfast items. Would thoroughly recommend staying here. We will be back.

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Mount Stuart is a must see as is the beauty of Scalpsie Beach. Eat at Harry Haws and the reopened Glenburn Hotel.

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5
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14th June 2022:

Another lovely stay at The Boathouse Suites. Excellent location, facilities and Sara so friendly and helpful which is why we return each year.

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Lots of lovely sea front walks and water activities available.Cycles for hire if you want to cycle the island. Lovely food and friendly staff at Harry Hawes, The Black Bull and Sea Dragon Chinese.Lots of small friendly bars.

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5
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11th June 2022:

Facilities are top quality and the views you couldn't match it anywhere else. The apartment has everything one would need for a short break.

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Black bull pub diner Rab haws diner Mac's bar welcoming Gallatea bar

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5
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11th June 2022:

Excellent as always .

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10th June 2022:

We always stay at the Boat House, usually twice a year. The Suites are beautiful, spacious and absolutely stunning sea view from bay windows. Location is perfect and the owners Sara and Paul are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend .. we wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Rothesay 😊.

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Highly recommend Harry Haws and Victoria’s for dining out. Ettrick Bay is a must to visit and there are some gorgeous quirky gift shops in Rothesay too.

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4.8
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8th June 2022:

Appreciate such cleanliness

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Support the Waverley

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5
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7th June 2022:

Thanks for another great stay. Absolutely love the Boathouse Suites. Already thinking about returning around the same time in 2023 as part of a further Scottish adventure. Sorry we missed you Sara when departing early on Monday. After seeing the chaos of trying to leave on the ferry on the Sunday, opted to get the 8.05am boat to avoid any potential delays. The great weather was a massive bonus too.

Tips:

Harry Haws and the Bonnie Clyde are good dining places, as is the Bistro in Port Bannatyne. Check out the beer garden at the Galetea too on a warm day. Take the bus to Etterick Bay to enjoy the beach and visit Mount Stuart too.

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5
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7th June 2022:

We've been staying here for quite a few years and would only go elsewhere if it was fully booked. Lovely big apartments with as good a view as you'll get. Also, the self-catering style breakfast is ideal if, like me, you like a long lie and don't like other people.

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Take the bus to Kilchattan Bay and walk back via the West Island Way - all sorts of terrain, views and wildlife.

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4.8
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4th June 2022:

Very good, comfortable accommodation; very convenient for Rothesay town centre; lovely view. Host very helpful and accommodating. One of (if not the only?) accessible holiday suites on the island - as my wife is disabled.

Tips:

Good local restaurants that we tried and found very good: Harry Haw's, The Kettledrum and Helmi's (lovely cakes, to eat in or take away). Also, The Ettrick Bay Cafe served good food (salads very good/generous), ice creams, etc. Must visit Mount Stuart house and grounds. House very interesting; room guides very helpful/knowledgeable. Pity that the large grounds were not all accessible with a wheelchair. They ought to have one or two trampers/mobility scooters to hire - like most National Trust venues, etc have. But nice/pretty island - worth visiting.

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5
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2nd June 2022:

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5
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31st May 2022:

Great location - friendly welcome- comfortable, clean and convenient for walking from the ferry as we don’t bring the car over.

Tips:

Went to Harry Haws in Rothesay to eat on Friday evening and took the bus to the Kingarth Hotel for lunch on Saturday. Both good food and good value.

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4.8
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28th May 2022:

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5
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27th May 2022:

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5
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24th May 2022:

We loved our stay at the boathouse the mega suite is perfect with such beautiful views. It is spotless and has everything you could need - Sara is wonderful too

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Visit mount Stewart it’s a real treat!

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5
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24th May 2022:

Lovely suite thanks for the upgrade only complaint double bed a bit hard

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5
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21st May 2022:

Sara is a great host. Always available to help in any way she can.

Tips:

Harry Haw's Restaurant great food. Very busy so advise book or takeaways. Mount Stuart NT house and grounds. Excellent house and lovely walks all round gardens and grounds. TIC staff very helpful. Quiet island with lovely walks and views abundant.

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5
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20th May 2022:

This a wonderful place to stay. Great views across the bay. Walking is easy to anywhere in Rothesay with all facilities 10 minutes away. The decor and fittings in the rooms are top quality. I WILL be returning.

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5
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19th May 2022:

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5
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18th May 2022:

Suite 3 was wonderful - the highlight was the huge bay window overlooking the harbor with the comfy chairs. All the furnishings were attractive and comfortable, and I appreciated the personal touches including artwork, homemade marmalade, etc. Thanks for the loan of the umbrella! I would stay here again and will recommend it to others.

Tips:

Helmi's bakery was just down the road and superb. Mount Stuart was a fascinating stately home and well worth visiting. Ettrick Bay was as lovely as people told me. Bute Museum is small but informative and the staff are willing to answer questions and share their knowledge.

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5
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13th May 2022:

Our experience was excellent from start to finish. No complaints. The Suite was perfect for us. A super comfy bed. Great to have in room breakfast - and a fridge for our bottle of wine! Stunning location with fabulous views of the bay. Easy street parking at the door.

Tips:

Book the Boat House now! And don’t miss a visit to Mount Stuart House.

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5
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9th May 2022:

Super clean accommodation with brilliant facilities and friendly staff

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Harry Haws for food…..excellent and so friendly.

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5
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7th May 2022:

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4.8
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6th May 2022:

Beautiful location. Comfortable rooms and friendly staff.

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Don't miss Mount Stuart and drive out to the West Coast for the scenery.

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5
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5th May 2022:

Staff were very welcoming and helpful

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Must visit Mount Stuart

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4.8
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1st May 2022:

Beautiful views over the harbour from this suite. Nice warm, tastefully decorated and spacious apartment.

Tips:

Visiting Mount Stuart was the highlight of our trip. The Kilchattan Circular walk was stunning and we also loved the drives around the different bays on the island. We also visited Port Bannatyne and stopped for refreshments at the newly opened Anchor Inn which is now a community owned pub and hub - recommended!

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5
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1st May 2022:

Excellent hosts, super friendly. Great accommodation in a great location

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Mount Stuart House is a must. Golf at Kingarth is challenging, views across to Arran are beautiful

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4.8
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1st May 2022:

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5
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30th April 2022:

Great location nice and relaxing facility with great views and very comfortable bed. Breakfast is in the room and you can have it at your own time and convenience. Great host.

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5
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23rd April 2022:

Very high standard apartment. Spotlessly clean. Excellent location with outstanding views.

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5
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22nd April 2022:

Excellent Apartment and Service

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5
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19th April 2022:

First class location and spotlessly clean apartments. Outstanding view of Rothesay bay. Would thoroughly recommend these apartments. I’ll definitely be back.

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Rothesay is the pearl of the Clyde. Great hospitality wherever you go and great people.

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5
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18th April 2022:

Would highly recommend The Boat House. Very convenient location with superb views of the bay and hills beyond. The suite itself was excellent and great value for money. Sara was on the end of the phone to deal with any problems (not that we had any) and was happy to help in any way.

Tips:

Plenty of decent pubs with weekend entertainment. Possibly less of a choice of restaurants than we would have liked but the food was good in those that we used. The views around the island are stunning but I would recommend taking a trip to Ettrick Bay in particular.

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5
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16th April 2022:

We have stayed previously in The.Boat House and the standard and comfort are wonderful. Everything was thought of to make our stay so good..amazing comfortable beds…huge shower with lovely big towels… breakfasts were superb ..even little jars of jam and marmalade were thought of..as well as yoghurt and orange juice…coffee and various types of tea…. These apartments have to be booked well in advance as they are so popular…very telling of the exceptional standard.

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Due to lockdown not every restaurant and eatery were open during our recent stay..although Zavaroni fish and chip shop was open 7 days… Kettle Drum is excellent but only open a few days. We always take home loads of stuff from Electric Bakers..and there is a wonderful butcher where we buy stuff and an amazing fruit snd veg shop with high quality products. Good to support local businesses.

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5
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15th April 2022:

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Harry Haws , Musicker, Zaverioni (fish n chips) and 3 in 1 take away... Were all excellent and catering for vegan. Visited Sheese factory and collected samples (5 for £10 )of their non Diary cheese, yum.

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5
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12th April 2022:

Love coming

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5
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11th April 2022:

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5
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11th April 2022:

Absolutely beautiful apartment. Clean and modern right on the front. Everything you need is provided. Like the nice touch of slippers and robe. Also like the fact that the toilet is located away from the rest of the apartment!

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An absolute must to book. If I was coming back to rothesay I wouldn't stay anywhere else now!

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5
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5th April 2022:

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5
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30th March 2022:

Lovely suite and spotlessly clean. Every comfort had been thought of. Lovely large bed and a brilliant shower Great view and our own private seating area with comfortable seating

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Visit Mount Stuart lovely gardens and beach Didn’t get in the house as wasn’t open but I’ve been before and we’ll worth the visit

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5
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29th March 2022:

We have stayed at The Boat House now about 4 times & will continue to book there every time we visit Rothesay, rooms & views are beautiful, very comfortable spotless & nice & warm , the owners are very friendly & helpful 😊

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Restaurants we are at were Harry Haws, Bonnie & Clyde & Ambience all of which were good value & delicious food with very friendly service

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5
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26th March 2022:

Had a wonderfull stay at Boathouse could not fault anything hoping to go back in a few months Sara and aunt patsy are great nothing was to much trouble for them

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5
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21st March 2022:

Great accommodation with beautiful views

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plenty to do and see in Rothesay

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5
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18th March 2022:

Excellent facilities and location. Easy walk into town and 5 minutes from ferry terminal. If visiting Rothesay again would not hesitate to book with the Bouthouse again and would recommend to family and friends

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5
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17th March 2022:

Everything it says on the tin! Also the host (Sara) was extremely helpful when our car broke down and allowed us to stay an extra half day without charge. You can't go wrong here. Easy access to restaurants and you have a mini kitchen if you want to do your own thing.

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4.8
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15th March 2022:

Wonderful views of the bay and the ferries coming in and out - fascinating! Very friendly helpful owner.

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Short walk to helpful Co-op store. You must visit Harry Haws cafe/bistro.

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5
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10th March 2022:

Lovely interesting decor. Scrupulously clean. Everything was really nice and comfy. I did mention to a lady about the bathroom sink not holding the water. It seemed to seep out at the plug. Also yale lock didn't hold in the 'open' position so hubby got locked out (not a bad thing really!) None of this is a complaint, only letting you know. The one thing I did miss was a Tea Pot and milk jug :) Ruth Reid

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Explore the island - it's lovely.

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5
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10th March 2022:

A lovely wee dose of luxury with everything I needed: kitchen, breakfast foods, dining table and chairs, sectional sofa, super comfortable bed, beautiful views of Rothesay and the boats coming in and out.

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5
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25th February 2022:

The facilities were excellent, Sara had thought of everything we might need. Absolutely spotlessly clean and comfortable, best bed ever, pure heaven. Location was perfect, short walk to shops or in our case to relax and enjoy the scenery. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the boathouse and hope to return.

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Our stay was off season and during stormy weather but we still got out to Ettrick and Kilchattan bay. Recommend Harry Haws restaurant lovely service and the food was hot and freshly prepared.

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5
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21st February 2022:

Amazing hotel been couple times now and it's spotless everytime can't complain about a thing and Sara is 100% best host friendly lovely person cant wait to go back .

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5
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12th February 2022:

Had an amazing stay, made to feel very welcome from the offset upon booking with Sara, the mega suite was fantastic, spotlessly clean with great sea views, will 100% be back and will be recommending to friends and family. Thanks again for a great stay. ;))

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5
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22nd January 2022:

Great location ,very comfortable beds.would recommend. Scenery from our room stunning,will be back.staff exceptionally friendly.

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Took car over on ferry,reasonably priced,travelled round island scenery 👌.

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5
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19th January 2022:

The place is in fantastic location and clean. Liked the ambiance and decor.

Tips:

The Pastries Cafe near Kettledrum is really nice if you need a hot drinks and a slice of cake. The cakes there is really yummy. And breakfast at Kettledrum was really good. Ettrick Bay is a good place to visit too and have a bite by the sea.

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5
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18th January 2022:

Beautiful location, right on the shore, 5 mins from ferry terminal, 5 mins from shops, cafes, restaurants. The suite is fabulous, a home from home for me. The correspondence from the owners was great and booking direct with them is the way to go. Lovely walks on Bute, I love it here. Highly recommended if you want a chill out. ❤️

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Lovely walks, beaches, woodland walks, Sea Dragon Chinese is fab, Helmi's cafe, Harry Haws restaurant, the Kettledrum cafe, plenty of shops to browse.

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5
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13th December 2021:

A seamless booking process and an all round great experience. I would have no hesitation in booking again and I will recommend others to do so.

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5
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10th December 2021:

Excellence on EVERYTHING. Great host!

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5
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8th December 2021:

Boathouse is an amazing place to stay, rooms are modern and clean with big fluffy towels and the breakfast provided is a perfect starter. Location is great right on the water front so amazing views to be seen with morning coffee!!

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Harry Haws also owned by boathouse does lovely food for sit in or takeaway highly recommended

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4.8
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17th November 2021:

Lovely comfortable room only complaint we were woken up by cleaner at half 7 on Monday morning slamming door etc

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Not many restaurants were open India pavilion and the bonnie Clyde were both good

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5
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15th November 2021:

Absolutely outstanding place. We where left like it was our own house the place was spotless to the highest.. would recommend to anyone for a stress free weekend this is the place... Can't wait to book back up for next year. Thank you Sara xx

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5
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7th November 2021:

This place is perfect , immaculately clean I actually thought they were brand new it was that spotless. Perfect base and easy walk into town

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Don’t hesitate to book , Helmis cafe , musicker cafe both had great coffee & cakes. Harry Haws restaurant owned by Sara too ( owner if Boathouse suites) is good food & value .3 great golf courses and lots to see and do

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5
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2nd November 2021:

It's just beautiful there. Enough space, great views, super nice people. I enjoyed it to the full and I'm sure to go again sometime. It is highly recommended.

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The Golfers Pub is great.

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5
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27th October 2021:

Sara is a Smashing person. She left us to chill and relax. Just what we needed. But we knew we could contact her at anytime if we needed anything. We’ll definitely be back.

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It’s close to Rothesay town itself. With restaurants and bars. Also plenty of places to go for a coffee. For ladies in need of a wee bit Retail Therapy. There’s a few individual boutiques which is great. Plenty of places to visit in the summer time. Sara has plenty of information in the Suites. We were lucky to be in Rothesay in the summer when the weather was scorching. Plenty to see and do at your own pace. We’re just home after a 3/night stay with friends. Were lucky again with the weather. Time just flew by.

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5
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23rd October 2021:

Immaculate property with views to die for. Lovely old building with modern touches. Breakfast supplied and was plentiful. Very popular so book in advance to avoid disappoint. We will definitely be back. Thanks Sara and family.

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Mount Stuart house and gardens a must. Seen it on tv but in real life it took my breath away. Went to Colintraive Hotel for lunch. Was delicious. Westend cafe for a fish tea. Fish huge and tasty and Harry Haws for burger yum. Book table for Harrys as was fully booked when we wanted to go so got them to deliver. Bute has a piece of my heart so will always love.

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5
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19th October 2021:

We have now stayed at the Boat House a couple of times, always our first choice when visiting the island. Ideal location, lovely apartments and lovely owner.

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5
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18th October 2021:

Superb standard of cleanliness and comfort. Helpful and friendly hosts. Top place to stay on the island.

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Short walk to pubs, cafes and restaurants. Excellent local bus service to get around Bute. Highly recommend visit to Mount Stuart house and gardens.

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5
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16th October 2021:

Would highly recommend The Boathouse luxury suites. A perfect location and immaculate accommodation. Ideal self catering with light breakfast essentials included.

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Visit Mount Stuart House and gardens. Recommend Esplanade Bar and restaurant for good home cooking. Also Harry Haws for fish and chips and bistro style food. For lunch try Ettrick Bay tearoom. Glasgow

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5
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16th October 2021:

Super friendly staff, like home from home.

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Open top bus is a great way to see the island. The castle and monastery are lovely as is the walk along the shore. Many fantastic photos taken this year. Lunch at the Jam Jar highly recommended. Walk to the lighthouse phenomenal views.

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5
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14th October 2021:

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5
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4th October 2021:

Excellent accommodation. Spotlessly clean.

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5
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2nd October 2021:

Love the Boat House, accommodation very comfortable, warm & clean Excellent location with the perfect view .. will most definitely book in future

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Harry Haws , Bonnie & Clyde great Evening Meals, The Diner for breakfast & Lunch

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5
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24th September 2021:

Excellent location and great facilities. Really relaxing and nice place to stay.

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I enjoyed the trip on the Tour Bus, walking up to Canada Hill and visiting Mount Stuart. Lots of nice walking.

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5
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21st September 2021:

Super decor, great living space, views to die for, thoughtful touches, really exceeded expectations. We had the best time on Bute and this has got to be the nicest place to stay.

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Harry’s great for fish goujons. Take the ferry from Rubadech to Congrieve hotel for lunch and walk it off around the headland after. Mount Stuart a must.

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5
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20th September 2021:

The hosts are wonderful, nothing is too much trouble and the views from the lounge of suite 2 were marvellous. We would recommend the accommodation to anyone and we will be booking again.

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5
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19th September 2021:

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5
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19th September 2021:

A friendly welcome awaited us to a cosy, clean apartment. It had everything we needed. Would choose The Boat House again.

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Mid Septmber limited the choice of cafes, restaurants ...opening times varied, so you need to check locally....web sites out of date often. Visit Mount Royal, Etterick and Scalpsie Bays, very pleasant scenery too.

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4.5
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19th September 2021:

Stayed at Boat House Suites before and will not hesitate to book again. Perfect location and facilities.

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Great walks on Bute and easy access to Argyll via the small ferry to Colintraive.

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5
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16th September 2021:

The best accommodation in Rothesay. So comfortable with great views. We always enjoy our time with you and will look forward to the next time. Exceptional!

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Our favourite restaurants and coffee shops are Harry Haws, Musicker and The Jam Jar Cafe. You need the latter after a walk up the Serpentine. Fabulous beaches and walks. It’s not a big place but there’s always something to do on the Isle of Bute.

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5
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16th September 2021:

The suite was comfortable, spotlessly clean and perfectly located. It was very quiet and relaxing with stunning views. The breakfast provisions were ideal too!

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The Bute Museum makes for a worthwhile visit: they also have lots of useful walking guides for all tastes and abilities. The Isle of Bute Gin Distillery on Main Street has a wonderful “Gin Garden” to relax in and sample their range. Try the gorse gin!

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5
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15th September 2021:

Very spacious apartment which was very comfortable, scrupulously clean and ideally located to explore Rothesay and the Isle of Bute.

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Mount Stuart is stunningly beautiful with lovely grounds. Scenery on the island is gorgeous.

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5
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8th September 2021:

Couldn’t do enough for us and Sara was an excellent host.

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Such a shame that there is not really any eating out options at the moment albeit we appreciate that a lot of this is down to the pandemic

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5
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8th September 2021:

Great concept, brilliantly delivered.

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Check out the stages of the West Island Way if yo ulike walking and try the India Pavilion if you like a curry - it looks dreadful from the outside but the man knows his way round a kitchen.

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5
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7th September 2021:

Sara always on hand and we appreciated how well she had everything organised, in a very practical way, for us to 'Super Enjoy' our stay at the Boat House 'Super Suites'.

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Roads are all so quiet for touring around Bute. Special mention to the Caledonian Bistro at Port Bannatyne for food, service and its litle delicatessen. Disappointed to find Mount Stewart House closed for our dates - but good reason to return.

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5
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1st September 2021:

Highly recommend The Boat House Super Suites. Great location, spotlessly clean and very comfortable.

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Bute is great for walking, cycling and golf. The beaches are lovely. We had a take out meal from Harry Haws which was delicious and good value.

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5
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28th August 2021:

Wonderful location

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Shops close

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5
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27th August 2021:

Couldn’t fault the accommodation. Great location and fantastic value for money

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Mount Stuart well worth a visit. When we go again we’ll be prepared with appropriate walking shoes and take a picnic of products from The Electric Bakery.

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5
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22nd August 2021:

The Boathouse Super Suites are beautiful, we wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Rothesay. Spotlessly clean, tasteful decor, large rooms and huge bay windows with sea view .. would highly recommend. We have been staying here twice a year now for a long time.

Tips:

Harry Haws is a lovely restaurant and takeaway as you can take food into The Boathouse Super Suites .. food is delicious. Victoria’s is also a very nice place to eat, although we have found it is not always open. Ettrick Bay is beautiful to visit, we always drive to Ettrick Bay. The cafe there sell homemade cakes which are lovely.

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5
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21st August 2021:

What a find! Immaculate accommodation on this lovely island.. the breakfast items were perfect and the suite was comfortable.. clean and stylish and also great value! Thank you!

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5
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21st August 2021:

My partner and I stayed in this beautiful place for a week, Sara the host is lovely, don't look any further we were actually gutted to be leaving after a relaxing week, we will definitely be back😊. Go to Mount Stuart, Ettrick Bay, Scalpsie Bay, Kilchattan Bay and Port Banantyne the views are spectacular.

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5
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20th August 2021:

Sara is a great host and nothing is too much trouble for her. Apartments are beautiful and spotlessly clean and only a few minutes walk to the shops and restaurants etc. We'll definitely be back for a fourth visit very soon x

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5
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19th August 2021:

Lovely apartments, spotless. Friendly welcome and throughout our stay.

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5
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17th August 2021:

We stayed in suite 1 and it was lovely very homily.It was spotless.Sara the owner was very friendly and helpful will definitely be back for another stay xx

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5
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16th August 2021:

This was our second stay at the Boathouse Suites and we will be returning again next year. Bute is a lovely quiet town with just enough going on. Lots of lovely walks and water activities near by. The Boathouse suites are perfect for us. Very clean, have everything you need for a self catering stay. The views from the windows are lovely. Sara is very friendly and eager to help in any way. We will not stay any where else when visiting Bute.

Tips:

Lovely walks around the sea front. Water sports a short drive away. Harry Haws has good food and is good value for money.

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5
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15th August 2021:

The name says it all Super suites, we certainly had one couldn’t fault our time there, from breakfast ‘goodies ‘! left for us, beautiful towels and bedding perfect and met up with some old friends we will be back soon thank you for a lovely break x Pauline & Andrew Horn

Tips:

We used Harry Haw’s restaurant the take away option and Helmi’s Cafe both handy to walk too, just a drive round the island and take in the sights wonderful .

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5
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7th August 2021:

Perfect location two minutes walk from the ferry terminal. Modern, clean and fresh. The owners can't do enough to make your stay enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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5
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3rd August 2021:

Lovely room with great seaview. Spotless throughout and well furnished. Great location close to town and the ferry terminal which made arrival and departure easy. The owner, Sara, was very helpful and friendly and made us feel at home immediately. Would definitely recommend these suites. Car parking is on street but easily available and free.

Tips:

There doesn't appear to be too many good eating places in Rothesay but we would recommend trying Harry Haw's and The Bonnie Clyde but you must book in advance. Mount Stuart close by is a must see and a trip on the open top bus is really good too.

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5
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2nd August 2021:

Great location on the front, only a few minutes walk to the centre, easy for street parking. Beautiful suite with everything you need for a few days break.Sara was the perfect host. This was recommended by a friend and exceeded my expectations.

Tips:

Harry Haws restaurant is worth a visit and take a walk up Canada Hill, great views.

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4.8
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2nd August 2021:

Very friendly and welcoming stay! Gorgeous views due to the excellent location Breakfast touches was lovely and having fresh towels when needed!! Worth the visit!!!

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5
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27th July 2021:

This is the ONLY establishment I would recommend on Bute.. the owners are very friendly and make you feel at home..

Tips:

Visit Harry Haws for excellent food ( Billy Connolly and Ant and Dec cant be wrong) visit etterick bay and mount Stuart Gardens

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5
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26th July 2021:

Friendly, welcoming- nothing too much bother - even freezing gel packs for the cool bag! Immaculate, comfortable- a most enjoyable few days away.

Tips:

Took fresh fish home from Ritchie’s on Montague Street - thoroughly recommended. Had takeaway food from Harry Haws - need to book in advance if you want to sit in - very busy but takeaway ideal. Also had food in the American Diner at Ardbeg - lovely food however service was a bit chaotic.

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5
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26th July 2021:

The suites proved well beyond my expectations. Really lovely, spotlessly clean and very well appointed. The location is perfect and the views from my room were so lovely. The most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept on. Sara and her team are on hand and such lovely people. I cannot recommend the Boathouse suites enough. It was my first visit but certainly won’t be my last.

Tips:

The West Island Way walk is well worth doing. I broke it down into three manageable sections with great advice from the staff in The Discovery Centre. Chat with them, they are very friendly and knowledgeable. Harry Haw’s for the best fish supper ever! And the pancakes and rhubarb tarts from the Electric Bakery were the stuff of dreams. Visit all the lovely bays/beaches. The Isle’of Bute was a great place to holiday in. Lots to see and do. I’ll be back!!!😊

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5
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26th July 2021:

Perfect in all respects. Excellent standard of accommodation . Friendly and welcoming hosts. Best place to stay on Bute.

Tips:

Plenty to do on the island. Really good bus service to all areas of interest. Recommend Harry Haws for food, best fish and chips !

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5
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21st July 2021:

Ideal location. Wonderful views. Very clean. Value for money. Would recommend.

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5
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18th July 2021:

Beautiful facilities, very clean and modern. Great view over harbour and local to all amenities. Very friendly and welcoming reception.

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Close to shops, restaurants & all amenities. Beautiful island, with plenty of beautiful scenery and beaches to see.

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5
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18th July 2021:

The mega suite was amazing. We loved the personal touches throughout and the fact that we had some breakfast cereal / toast / milk etc was just a lovely thought. Everywhere was spotless and the view was amazing. Location perfect and we had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend a stay here for anyone visiting. Will most definitely be back!

Tips:

The Taverna Bar - lovely, quiet pub. Scalpsie beach - beautiful.

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5
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17th July 2021:

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Waterfront cafe food very good. Day out at Etterick Bay recommended.

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5
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15th July 2021:

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5
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8th July 2021:

First impressions of the apartment were that it was clean tidy and very modern. That coupled with Sara the host being very genuine, welcoming and happy to accommodate any questions we had, made our stay excellent. The groceries given to us on arrival was a lovely touch and much appreciated. It was our first holiday with my baby son and the fact that he could see every boat, aeroplane, bus and motorbike from our bay window thrilled him more than words can describe. All in all my partner, my son and I had an excellent break on a lovely island hosted by a lovely woman. I will definitely recommend and be back in the future.

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We went to Etterick bay as it had the best beach and a lovely little tea room. Rothsey itself was a nice place to walk around. In terms of places to eat, The Kettledrum had lovely staff and decent food and was at the end of the same street the apartment was on. Harry Haws was also good but booking in advance is a must.

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Owner Response:

Ach you've near made me greet! Thanks folks. Come again with the new addition if you can and I'll get you into a bigger suite! The Squirrel says hi too! Sara x

5
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3rd July 2021:

Really loved our stay with you. You were so welcoming and your rooms are lovely. You also very helpfully provided storage for our e-bikes and access to a power supply to charge them

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The island is beautiful for sightseeing and cycling but we did find it difficult to access a choice of good restaurants as there are very few available. It would be useful to have a hob in the rooms so that it was easier to self cater. A cafetière would also be a nice extra we took our own with us. Otherwise everything was perfect

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Owner Response:

thank you! I can't have cookers as it changes your fire regulations in the house and I can't afford the £100k it would cost to alter the house to do so. (I checked) I don't provide cafetieres as when I did, the drainage got blocked with the coffee grinds that kept going down the sinks! Old houses and old drains.... But the instant coffee I provide is a good quality. the island has been hit hard with covid as you can imagine and we are trying to find our feet. we hope the renewed interest in Bute may encourage more folk to come and invest and stay here, and maybe open more restaurants! was good to meet you all. x

5
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27th June 2021:

We had a brilliant stay here, thank you Sara. The location was perfect and our suite was of a high standard. Would recommend to anyone thinking of visiting the Isle of Bute..

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A must do is the tour of the Isle of Bute by open top bus. It goes from Rothesay every hour and a half starting at 9.30 in the morning. Paul the tour guide is very knowledgeable and great fun!

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5
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25th June 2021:

Sara and her husband were very hospitable, friendly and kind towards us. Sara is the most amazing host, and deserves 5 stars. Enjoyed it so much, we have booked a return trip.

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Recommend to anyone to take the open top bus around the island, and to visit Mount Stuart House. For a quick bite to eat, try Harry Haws.

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5
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25th June 2021:

wonderful view from suite window over Rothesay bay. Apartment very comfortable and clean. Owner Sara couldn't have been more helpful. Definitely go back

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chill out and enjoy the island

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5
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23rd June 2021:

Our suite was perfect for our three-day stay on Bute. The living/kitchen area and its bay window gave a great view of the bay so a nice place to relax when we were not exploring the island. The bed was comfy and the shower good. Bedroom and bathroom weren't huge but didn't need to be as, the rest of the suite was airy. Sara had provided a basic "starter pack" breakfast so we could settle in with a cup of tea as soon as we arrived. Self catering facilities were sufficient (microwave and toaster but no cooker). Sara was friendly and the atmosphere, relaxed.

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We enjoy eating at Ab Fab (Ambience Bute - Fabulous Food) Victoria Street. It was a friendly café serving Caribbean food .... the flavours were delicious.

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5
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23rd June 2021:

Very comfortable apartment- have already recommended the Boathouse to a number of friends. Looking forward to staying again next month. Elaine McEntee

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5
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19th June 2021:

Stunning accommodation and beautiful sea views. I can’t rate The Boat House highly enough. Lost count of the amount of times we have stayed here .. just returned home and have booked again for August. Gem of a find .. thank you Sara and Paul.

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A number of restaurants and coffee shops within minutes walking distance.

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5
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19th June 2021:

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5
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18th June 2021:

Friendly and helpful staff couldn't do enough for you. Excellent stay.

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5
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12th June 2021:

Very welcoming and accommodating

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Ate in Harry Haws and Black Bull also travelled to Colintraive Hotel all great meals. Had lunch in Ettrick Bay cafe but was a bit concerned over cleanliness.

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5
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11th June 2021:

Very friendly and welcoming will be recommending this to all

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Kettledrum for lunch. The Musiker if you are vegetarian ,Harry Haws for dinner/lunch I highly recommend the onion rings at Harry Haws

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5
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2nd June 2021:

Great hosts, perfect location

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Mount Stuart a must, golfers will enjoy Isle of Bute course at Kingarth, the beach just beyond the golf course is beautiful. For eating out - Harry Haws eat in or take out both excellent, West End chippy for good Fish and Chips

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5
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1st June 2021:

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5
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1st June 2021:

Loved my stay at the Boathouse. Comfortable and very clean accommodation, breakfast was spot on, perfect location and lovely host. I will be highly recommending the Boathouse to anyone that plans a visit to Bute.

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Highly recommend the Kilchatten circular walk to those who like walking.

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5
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28th May 2021:

The Boat House is first class self catering accommodation. The rooms have great facilities and are beautifully maintained. Sara is extremely friendly and helpful.

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5
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25th May 2021:

Very friendly and helpful hosts.

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HARRY HAWS FOR SUPER CHICKEN AND PIZZA. KETTLEDRUM GREAT FOOD IN Walkng distance from the boathouse.

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5
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25th May 2021:

One of the very best places to stay in Rothesay, so well laid out and spotless , comfortable and the views from the lounge window are amazing . Sarah (owner) leaves nothing to chance and messages you before you arrive with door code. This is a real home from home and we had a lovely relaxing weekend and will certainly stay there again. The island is one of our favorite places and The Boathouse Super Suites is now our favorite place to stay. Can recommend highly.

Tips:

Always lots to see and do, lovely beaches, Mount Stuart is a must. Putting green at the front is fun, and so many lovely walks. Good cafes and restaurants and the locals are very friendly. Liz’s Diner in the square is great for breakfast or lunch. If you are just looking to relax you can just sit and watch the Cal Mac Ferries and all the lovely sailing boats in the bay. Whatever you do I am sure you will fall in love with the magical Island of Bute.

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5
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24th May 2021:

Our 2nd stay at the Boat House, excellent Hosts & the suites are spotless , Beds sooo comfortable 😊 luxurious shower.. perfect & look forward to our next visit to

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Lovely meal at Harry Haws , friendly staff at the Taverna, relaxing holiday for us

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5
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19th May 2021:

Excellent!

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5
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8th May 2021:

Third visit and still love it, accommodation is brilliant and sea views are great.

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Local restaurants are all fantastic, had a lovely dinner everywhere we went. Great place for walking and to enjoy spectacular views. Little bit of paradise.

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5
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6th May 2021:

Impeccable cleanliness, felt very comfortable, best views in the world

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Great walks around the island including many straight from the door Usually lots of restaurants, cafés and bars but many had not yet fully opened due to Covid-19 restrictions when we were there - seemed ready for opening soon

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5
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27th April 2021:

All the staff are fantastic always on hand to help if you need anything. The suites are very modern and decorated to the highest standard and the views of the Bay are superb. I'd highly recommend the Boathouse even it's a few days or longer.

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Ideally situated a 5 min walk from the town and local amenities. Car is only needed if you wish to tour the island other than that a great selection of pubs and shops near by. I highly recommend Harry Haws restaurant and takeaway service.

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5
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23rd February 2021:

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5
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31st January 2021:

I travel for work on an almost weekly basis, and have stayed on Rothesay a few times, and I wouldn't stay any where else now. Its immaculate, right next to the port, quiet and has everything you could want. And I almost never review anywhere normally. 10/10

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Harry Haws pizza was good & 3in1 along the road is sometimes ok but is busy lately so seems to slip.

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4.8
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25th December 2020:

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5
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2nd December 2020:

Perfect in all respects. Best place to stay on Bute

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Try Harry Haws, good food, ambience and reasonable prices.

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5
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30th November 2020:

This is a great very clean modern place to stay It is ideal for everyone young ,old ,able and disabled The location is also great as you can see the ferry port From the front door The owner Sara is very informative and happy to help In these times of contact free she is able to sort everything online without a problem

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There are many restaurants very local there are bars like the Black Bull ,Golfers and Chillies . There is a COOP supermarket just a short walk away and if you dont want to sit in theres a chippy and a cafe just at the end of the road Great place to stay cant recoment it enough

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5
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23rd November 2020:

Great place to stay with excellent location- would highly recommend

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5
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31st October 2020:

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5
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21st October 2020:

Great relaxing place to stay, very cosy, clean, comfortable and great views from the lounge. Easy walking distance into town and the host just a phone call away. Thank you Sara, you have a great place and we'll definitely phone you the next time we are coming to Bute.

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Most things on restrictions during the covid 19 period of uncertainty.

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5
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10th October 2020:

Hi there we’ve stayed here before , the apartment was great , everything you need , not all restaurants were open , but we still had a great time Annette

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5
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8th October 2020:

Fabulous space so sleek and clean yet still welcoming and cosy. Loved the views and the central location was perfect with plenty parking. Great cafes for lunch and the coop for all snacks drinks and goodies ! No freezer box so perhaps the addition of an ice bucket with a lid so a bag of ice could be popped into the fridge.. we found a wee plastic bucket for ice and used that to top up our G&Ts! Not many eating places in an evening but we could rustle up baked potatoes & light snack. We also used the West End chippy and it was delicious. Thank you we left feeling recharged and relaxed. We brought jigsaws... perhaps

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5
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7th October 2020:

Our stay was perfect- we were walking the West Island Way over 2 days so the suite was absolutely perfect for coming back to cook dinner and kick back on a comfortable bed after some long mileage on the first day. Would highly recommend.

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5
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2nd October 2020:

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5
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1st October 2020:

Sara is a wonderful, welcoming host. A lovely view over the bay and pleasant walk along the front into the town. Great place to simply relax and charge your batteries.

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Nice little marina and gardens to relax in and loads of small shops to browse in. Eating places for all tastes and plenty of lovely pubs.

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5
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30th September 2020:

Cannot be faulted. Excellent accommodation in a superb location. Great facilities of a very high standard.

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Book Harry Haws, also owned by the owner! Very enjoyable. Bute is a great island for walks. Do the West Island Way.

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5
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28th September 2020:

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5
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23rd September 2020:

Very welcoming and friendly, lovely lady xx

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The town is undergoing a fair bit of transformation, plenty of independent retailers. Harry Haws, serves a good variety of bistro style meals. The Kettle drum Cafe is a traditional style cafe, spotlessly clean and a varied menu. Ettrick Bay is beautiful, and if you want a game of golf Rothesay golf is worth a visit. The view's are stunning, but be warned it is hilly.

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5
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22nd September 2020:

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5
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19th September 2020:

Great apartment and ideal for short break. Helpful and friendly hosts. Definitely recommend.

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5
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16th September 2020:

Super clean , great location, really comfortable beds. Fantastic value for money. Sara is great- helpful but not intrusive. Would always be my first choice in Rothsay, without a doubt

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Great food at Harry Haws to which you can take away and eat in your room. Kingarth hotel is worth a try if you want a drive

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5
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15th September 2020:

Just superb and superior like it “says on the tin”. Perfect location. Clean cosy and wonderful friendly communication with Sara the owner

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Walk the West Island way which is what we were there for

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4.8
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11th September 2020:

Everything about my stay worked well thank you. My only suggestion for an improvement is to supply a couple of more microwaveable containers, although I had brought my own anyway. It was great that you complied with my request for gluten free bread and lactose free milk and spread.

Tips:

The circular Kilchattan walk has some spectacular views and a large variety of walking terrain. It's a bit like doing a tour of a mini Scotland in an afternoon. Advise wearing hillwalking boots for this walk as parts are a bit tricky underfoot but well worth the effort. The island has lots of interesting small shops that are a delightful change from the large shopping chains on the mainland. Craigmore Bowls Club has a wonderful location, a beautiful green and very friendly and hospitable members. The Rothesay Museum is packed with interesting info and exhibits. Bute has a lot of history and local ancient sites.

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4.8
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10th September 2020:

Our stay was short but sweet. The suite was clean and comfy with great views of Rothesay sea front. Sara was easy to communicate with, quick to respond, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was tasty, good muesli and yoghurt and nice bread.

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5
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5th September 2020:

Every approachable and friendly

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5
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2nd September 2020:

Outstanding as always, especially in these pandemic times. With a lot of places shut, being able to bring a takeaway back to the suite is a great bonus. The view is to die for. Will be back next year.

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In terms of food, Harry Haw's is the place to go. For a curry, Meeka at the India Pavillion really knows his stuff - don't be put off by the less than palatial exterior. For things to do, if your fit take the bus to Kilchattan Bay and walk back to Rothesay via the West Island Way.

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5
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30th August 2020:

An excellent location with beautiful views over Rothesay bay. I will definitely been returning to the Boat House.

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I recommend people should just take a drive round the Isle of Bute but don’t forget your camera. The scenery is amazing no matter what the weather is like.

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4.8
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26th August 2020:

Beautiful view - very clean and comfortable. Would certainly recommend The Boathouse Suites. Great value. Friendly welcome.

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Restricted with eating out at present. Enjoyed takeaways from India Palace and Harry Haws. Taverna Bar in Guildford Square always has a friendly welcome.

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5
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26th August 2020:

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5
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25th August 2020:

We were delighted with our suite, total Comfort & Luxury with Beautiful sea views ... everything we need & is within walking distance of all Rothesay has to offer , will definitely book again x

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25th August 2020:

This is our number 1 place to stay on Bute. Quality is consistently high and is one of the few places that has a really good disabled room. In the words of Cherish on bake off “love love love it”.

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Because of Covid a lot of our normal places to eat were unavailable or different. Harry haws the sister business does carry out now and chicken was delicious, also loved fish and chips from kettledrum and fish and haggis supper from the closest Zavaroni take away.

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5
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25th August 2020:

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5
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20th August 2020:

Loved our stay rooms are fantastic and spotless location is great and the the views are amazing Sara 10/10 ur set up is great will certainly be back

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5
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19th August 2020:

Very welcoming on arrival. We really appreciated having a parking space near door because my husband in a wheelchair. Lovely comfy beds . Will definitely book again.if we go on the island.

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Within walking distance to town.shops and cafes

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4.8
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18th August 2020:

Lovely room with views over the bay, lots of natural light. Good kitchen and bathroom facilities. Also loved the chairs outside overlooking the harbour :)

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Go and see the seals at Scalpsie bay. We also did a lovely walk around the south of the island.

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5
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16th August 2020:

Best thing to say is if they weren't as good as they are my wife & I wouldn't have visited three times. Can't fault them on anything

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Make time to visit the beaches at Kilchattan & Ettrick Bays.

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5
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14th August 2020:

Loved being in the. Boathouse super suites and could not have chosen anywhere better for our first visit to Rothesay.Sara and her husband were very helpful and friendly as were their neighbours

Tips:

To travel about the roads and enjoy all the beautiful sights and viewsUnfortunately we could not visit Stuart House and gardens due toCovid 19 but we had a wonderful time and the weather was glorious.

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5
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13th August 2020:

First stay at Boathouse suites, already planning our next visit.Accomodation excellent, everything you could possibly need in the suite, very clean and excellent view.Perfect for a relaxing break away. Sara the host is amazing, friendly, informative and nothing too much bother.

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Lots of lovely retaurants nearby, local amenities and takeaways close. Friendly bars and a few small gift shops. Lovely setting with wonderful views across the harbour. Good for walkers, cyclists and fishermen.

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5
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12th August 2020:

Wonderful place on every level. Very clean comfortable spacious lovely decor and superb views. Only niggles were we would have liked a hob for cooking and loo was a bit tight.

Tips:

Isle of Bute Gin Garden Walks from front door along front toward Ascog or up Serpentine into Skipper Woods

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Owner Response:

Thanks for the review Sarah. I agree the loo is a bit tight, the wonders of trying to fit ensuites into old houses, but I went for a decent size shower instead. The reason we can't have cookers is due to fire regulations, and we'd have to completely overhaul the house to meet those standards. However, next time hopefully more places will be open for meals then, and you can treat yourself and not have to cook! Sara x

5
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11th August 2020:

We had a fantastic stay at The Boathouse. I really can’t think of anything you could do better! We won’t leave it so long between stays next time and would recommend you without hesitation.

Tips:

Harry Haws and The Kingarth Hotel for food. Great walk for young kids from Scalpsie Bay View Point down to the beach for a close up view of the seals.

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5
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11th August 2020:

Would highly recommend the Boathouse Suites. Excellent accommodation and decorated to a very high standard. Kitchen area within Suite which is ideal if you wish to make your own lunch. To be honest you won't find better on the Isle of Bute.

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We ate at Kingarth Hotel, Kettledrum Cafe and would have eaten at Harry Haw's had it been open for 'sit ins', takeaway only just now. Because our weather was good we had great days out at Ettrick Bay, Kilchattan Bay and planned to visit my favourite Scalspie Bay but had to forfeit that visit because the Ferry was only allowing a certain amount of cars/passengers so had to be in queue early to make sure we got on. This may change in Phase 4.

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5
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9th August 2020:

Lovely and comfortable and very clean.. liked the fact we could have breakfast in our room at ease and also use of microwave. Would be great if a mirror on the sleeping area as we struggled with just having bathroom mirror - two ladies sharing

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Fantastic location to walk into town and right in water front with beautiful views. Comfortable and spacious - lovely hosts too! We will return

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Owner Response:

Thanks Ladies! You will not believe this, but I have a mirror for that room upstairs and in two years I haven't hung it! Right! I'm on a mirror hanging mission today! Keep well. Sara x

4.8
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8th August 2020:

The suite was beautifully designed, decorated and appointed - absolutely perfect for a quiet escape. The low key way in which our welcome, access etc was managed was lovely. We particularly appreciated the stunning view and the excellent standard of cleanliness. It might be a nice addition if a cafetière were available in the kitchen. The only other thing we might mention, is that there seemed to be something not quite right with the mattress - it was fine on the side by the window, but the side nearest the kitchen was pretty uncomfortable. Everything else was really super!

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Owner Response:

HI Sheena Will go check on the mattress, thanks for the tip. The reason I don't give a cafetiere as guest in the past were putting the grinds down the sinks, and plumbing became a nightmare - I appreciate people like a good coffee tho! Sara

5
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5th August 2020:

Fab as always wouldn't go anywhere else now. Really enjoy our stays.

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5
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1st August 2020:

Paul and Sara are fantastic hosts. The holiday period was just taking off again in Rothesay and they were busy getting their restaurant up and running again, but always free when needed. Can’t wait to see you guys again!

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Go to The Golfers for a drink and meet a Tommy the landlord. Wake up really early, about 4.30 am if you can! You will see an amazing sunrise! Go to Sara’s restaurant for yummy fish and chips!

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Owner Response:

Big love. Thanks Sonia! See you soon.

5
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23rd July 2020:

Very easy check in, good communication. Suite spotless and great facilities.

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5
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22nd July 2020:

As a seasoned traveller I can happily say you won't find any better accomodation. Friendly host, spotless clean, central for the town, views to die for from large picture window

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Take a round trip on the open topped bus. Loads of lovely wee pubs.

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5
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22nd July 2020:

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5
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13th March 2020:

A wonderful all-round experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone visiting the island.

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5
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4th March 2020:

Fantastic suite with everything we needed. Sara is a very friendly and welcoming host. Brilliant location too - most amazing views.

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We had Suite 4 which gave fantastic views across the bay.

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5
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4th March 2020:

Lovely room with a gorgeous view and a great bathroom.

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5
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29th February 2020:

Location excellent loved the view all round the bay, spotlessly clean , all very comfortable, lovely place to stay superb

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5
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27th February 2020:

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5
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21st February 2020:

Fantastic stay. Friendly welcome and excellent facilities. Lovely décor, kitchen and great do-it-yourself breakfast means complete flexibility and independence. I love staying here.

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Harry Haw's is the place to eat!

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5
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18th February 2020:

Lovely suites. Clean, and a very warm welcome.

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For a beer in a friendy pub try the Taverna.

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5
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16th February 2020:

Sara is absolutely wonderful, so jolly, helpful and friendly. The Mega Suite is a fantastic place to stay when visiting Bute, we simply wouldn't look anywhere else. Perfect view, spotless cleanliness and everything you could possibly need. It feels like a home from home. Can't wait to be back in September!

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We don't tend to eat out on Bute when we're on the island as we have friends who live there, so visit them. I would recommend the open-top bus tour of the island and a trip to Mount Stuart though.

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5
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15th February 2020:

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4.8
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3rd February 2020:

Stayed in the Boat House twice now and it is ideal for someone wanting a bedroom with the added bonus of a lounge/kitchen area. It is very clean with the owner Sara being on hand but not invading your space. Excellent location just a few minutes walk around the bay from the main street and ferry.

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5
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10th January 2020:

The suite we had was perfect and the location of The Boat House was great. Sara helped us get settled in and offered very good suggestions regarding what we should see and where to dine.

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Recommend Harry's Haw for dinner, and if you will be there during the busy season, call ahead for reservations.

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