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2 adults

The Colintraive

4.8 (290 reviews)
Kyles of Bute
Tel: 01700841207
Previously a shooting lodge, our restaurant with rooms offers comfort and tranquillity on the Kyles of Bute. Cosy log fires await in the bar and dining room to relax and enjoy fantastic sea and country views - the best of both! The restaurant and bar offer delicious local produce cooked simply when in season. Rooms are cosy so that you can relax and soak in the scenery with some homemade shortbread and local coffee.

rooms

The Attenborough Room

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En suite

The Attenborough Room (favoured by the late Sir Richard Attenborough) has bea... more >

The Attenborough Room (favoured by the late Sir Richard Attenborough) has beautiful sea views from 4 windows across to the Island of Bute. This superior king room is comfortable and spacious. Period and modern furnishings add to your comfort whilst taking in the views or watching the ferry dash, The room has a king size bed (can also be made into a twin), open fireplace, seating area and a large walk-in shower. An additional pull out bed can be arranged on request for one adult or 2 childrenRoom Facilities:

  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Choice of pillows
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Digital Television Channels
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • King Size Bed
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Newspaper on request
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Television
  • TV In Room
  • Twin/Double Changeable
  • Work Desk

The Ardentraive Room

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En suite

A larger room with relaxing country views up to Ardentraive farm and the hill... more >

A larger room with relaxing country views up to Ardentraive farm and the hills beyond. Comfortable super king size bed can be made into a twin on request. A sofa or pull out bed is also available on request to fit another two adults or children. In the room you will find an open fireplace, seating area, modern and period furniture & local artwork. This room is for two but can accommodate up to 4 on request. The newly updated ensuite is cosy with a walk in shower, heated flooring and modern features.Room Facilities:

  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Choice of pillows
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Digital Television Channels
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Extra Linen On Request
  • Fridge
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • King Size Bed
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • TV In Room
  • Twin/Double Changeable
  • Wifi Free

The Bute Room

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En suite

Located at the front of the Hotel with stunning sea views down the Kyles, the... more >

Located at the front of the Hotel with stunning sea views down the Kyles, the Bute room is available with either a King size bed or twin beds. It has a contemporary bathroom with a large walk-in shower.Room Facilities:

  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Choice of pillows
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Digital Television Channels
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Extra Linen On Request
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • King Size Bed
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Newspaper on request
  • Private Bathroom
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • TV In Room
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The Cala Room

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En suite

A cosy double room with country view. The ensuite has hillside views, a bath... more >

A cosy double room with country view. The ensuite has hillside views, a bath and shower facilities. The room is for two but can accommodate a small child with a temporary bed on request.Room Facilities:

  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bath Ensuite
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Choice of pillows
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Digital Television Channels
  • Duvet
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Fridge
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Newspaper on request
  • Private Bathroom
  • Tea/Coffee
  • TV In Room
  • Wifi Free

Facilities

  • Bar Available
  • Beer Garden
  • Breakfast Room
  • Café / Restaurant (on site)
  • Children Welcome
  • Early Breakfast By Arrangement
  • Full Alcohol Drinks Licence
  • Internet Access
  • Log Fire
  • Restaurant

Policies

Check In: Between 14:30 and 21:00
Check Out: Between 9:00 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: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are allowed at a charge of £10.00 per day.
Groups: All groups are accepted.

Average

4.8
out of 5
290 reviews

99% recommend

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5
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10th June 2024:

Lovely location with a great welcome, very comfortable rooms and excellent food and drink. Also very dog friendly which was much appreciated by the furry member of the family.

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We drove over from portovadie and the route via kilbride Bay is well worth a stop - the track to the beach goes alongside the farm cafe but once there it is nearly deserted with lovely sand.

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5
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8th June 2024:

Comfortable stay, excellent food and wine list. Staff very helpful and friendly. Well worth a visit for a quality meal if visiting Bute

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Quiet stunning location good food and walking. Dog friendly. Well worth a visit.

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5
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8th June 2024:

friendly but professional, with great food

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don't eat anywhere else

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4.8
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7th June 2024:

We had a lovely stay at the hotel. We loved the view from our room (spotted some porpoises and an otter just from looking out the window!) and the service from the staff and quality of the food was fantastic. The only very slight negative was the water pressure from the shower was very low and made it difficult to wash my long hair, but I know sometimes there is nothing the hotel can do about this depending on location.

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We would definitely recommend having dinner in the hotel restaurant, the food was amazing.

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5
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6th June 2024:

One of the most friendly places we have stayed. The view were excellent over the water and hills. Food was really great and lots of it. The staff were so mannerly, efficient and fun.

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The ferry to the Island of Bute is moments away with a constant service to the island.

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5
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2nd June 2024:

Wonderfully situated and suitable for all ages. All staff were extremely helpful and happy to do so.

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4.5
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28th May 2024:

The hotel is in an excellent location. All the staff are very friendly, approachable and helpful. Everyone went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. The evening menu should suit most palletes, whilst dishes are well cooked, tasty and well presented. We would definately go back

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Mount Stewart house located on Bute is well worth a visit, and is very easily accessed via the ferry. there are a couple of local villages which are worth a look and Benmore Gardens are also worth a visit

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5
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27th May 2024:

Lovely cosy room and such an ideal location for the ferry and exploring the surrounding area. The staff were all cheery, helpful and friendly. I have dietary restrictions and for dinner chef cooked me an amazing off-menu risotto which was delicious and which really appreciated. Also offered to put extra delicious touches on my morning porridge - thank you chef. My partner loved his food too - said it was really excellent.

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Great location as it’s right at the ferry so easy access to Bute as well as the surrounding area on the mainland. We used the jetty to launch and had a great kayak about the little islands.

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4.8
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26th May 2024:

A great place to stay. Enjoyed our evening meal and breakfast very much. Coffee and shortbread both excellent. Staff were great. Loved the location- a great alternative to much less attractive accommodation on Bute.

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5
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23rd May 2024:

very welcoming. Food served at dinner was superb with good choice and realistic pricing. Not keen on ordering breakfast evening before especially as cooked breakfast items were very small and overcooked .

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5
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23rd May 2024:

This family owned small hotel is just so special. The rooms are charming, the beds so comfortable and the food outstanding. Coupled with the friendliest, professional service it really is a total gem. Will be back as soon as I can manage.

Tips:

We cycled the 5 ferries route starting by catching the ferry to Brodick from Troon. We always stay over at the lovely, Colintraive Hotel before completing the last 2 legs over to The Isle of Bute, then onto Wemyss Bay.

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4
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20th May 2024:

A most enjoyable stay for my partners birthday. Our room was lovely and the bed so very comfortable. Only comments would be to replace the window as the condensation spoils the glorious views and the en-suite door doesn’t close properly. The food in the evening was superb, very much fine dining standard, but the breakfast in the morning a real let down. All overcooked, unfortunately, which left a negative impression on departure. Wasn’t so keen on the way you had choose individual items in advance.

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A fabulous hotel, in a spectacular location, albeit all the main activities are to be found on Bute, which involves a short ferry crossing. There's a great atmosphere and a nice garden for fine weather. Our room was excellent, albeit required attention to a couple of maintenance issues, particularly the window, which neede replacing as spoilt the stunning views into the hills. The evening food was superb, but let down by an overcooked breakfast.

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4.5
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20th May 2024:

Fantastic stay , great staff and brilliant food

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5
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19th May 2024:

Beautiful location. Friendly, helpful staff. Lovely food.

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Good,easy walk around Strone Point to Loch Striven. Strenuous,lengthy circular walk from Kames to Ardlamont, Ostel Bay, Millhouse. Good cafe called the Bothy at Kilbride farmhouse (start of track to Ostel Bay).

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4.8
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18th May 2024:

Beautiful setting and excellent food. Small problem with lack of hot water overnight. Owner very apologetic and offered discount on bill.

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5
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18th May 2024:

Very friendly, polite staff. Excellent food.

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Benmore Gardens. The Tree Shop Garden Centre and Cafe

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5
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15th May 2024:

Brilliant small hotel in very quiet location. Great service from very friendly staff and the food is lovely prepared by great chefs.

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Take a trip over to Bute to visit Rothesay and Mount Stuart. Ettrick Bay is also good for a wander. In the other direction Benmore Gardens is a great day out.

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5
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14th May 2024:

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5
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13th May 2024:

Great location for visiting Bute. We spent 2 nights at the Colintraive and used the ferry to get over to Bute on both days. Very friendly staff who could not have been more helpful. Room was fine for 2 nights, great views over the water from our room. Dinner was excellent. A good choice for all tastes and well priced.

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Bute , great, easy walk from Ettrick . St Blane’s chapel also with a visit for views and tranquility

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4.8
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12th May 2024:

Lovely place. Lovely food, good service, comfy bed. Would absolutely recommend!

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Pucks Glen and Benmore Gardens are excellent.

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4.8
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11th May 2024:

Beautiful setting and perfect peace. The staff are excellent and made us very welcome. Our whippet enjoyed the biscuits on the bar !. The locally sourced food was delicious - fantastic fish dishes cooked in a variety of ways. Breakfast was also very good. Our bed was extremely large and comfortable. Our only criticism was the size of the wash basin in the bathroom. Impossible to wash or shave effectively in a sink the size of a soup plate !. A minor complaint but there is room for a bigger one.

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Worth taking the ferry to Bute - a very attractive island. Do walk up the road to the community garden which is lovely. A great place to chill out.

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4.8
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3rd May 2024:

We had a lovely stay at Colintraive Hotel. Because we are familiar with the location we appreciate the tremendous effort that has been put into upgrading the facilities. The menu is imaginative and well balanced. If we had one constructive (rather than negative) comment to make it would be to stop the practise of asking guests to fill in their "breakfast sheet" in advance. It is appreciated that in a small hotel it is important to avoid waste but breakfast food rarely takes any great time to cook and pre-ordering is a negative. We really appreciated the little "touches" around the hotel and we would have given the staff a six if you had made that possible!

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5
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30th April 2024:

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5
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30th April 2024:

This is a very rare find. An independent hotel which doesn’t alienate the locals whilst looking after hotel guests. The location is superb, with stunning views over to Bute. Excellent bar, fabulous seasonal food and totally “can do” staff always with a smile. The rooms are very comfortable and clean.

Tips:

Worth paying the extra for Room 2 Book electric bikes in advance from Bute Bikes If you do one walk make it the Southern loop on Bute from Kilchatten Bay. Check whether Mount Stuart house is open ( it closes for private functions)

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5
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27th April 2024:

Some say when talking about the best “they are nearly up there with” … well, you guys are that pinnacle others try to achieve. We have nothing but huge praise for every aspect of our stay. Which is why this was our second stay with you and won’t be our last. A huge thank you 😊😊😊

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Take a drive about, enjoy the beauty, take photos as you need to remember how wonderful the area is 😊

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5
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26th April 2024:

Cannot wait to return!

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5
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23rd April 2024:

A great experience

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5
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19th April 2024:

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4.8
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19th April 2024:

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5
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16th April 2024:

NEEDS TO BE WARMER!!!! Rachael worked he socks off

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4.5
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14th April 2024:

Fantastic location just up the road from the Bute ferry, great views from the water faces rooms. Food is quite exceptional.

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Look to eat here.

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5
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9th April 2024:

Very welcoming , great food . Will definitely return .

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5
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9th April 2024:

The comfiest hotel bed I’ve ever stayed in! Wonderful staff who made me feel so welcome and catered for my every need and my dog’s. Food was fantastic. A real gem of a place. I didn’t want to leave.

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I took a spin on my bike to the end of the road along the peninsula( return trip less than a hour) . Beautiful views across to Bute and bird watching along the shores.

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5
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6th April 2024:

We had a lovely stay and loved how dog friendly you are. Food was great for both dinner and breakfast. We stayed in room no 1, and our only comment is that the bathroom door needs a bit shaved off the top - it doesn't close easily and it would be good I think for future guests if you an fi this. Many thanks, we hope to stay again in future :)

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5
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2nd April 2024:

A hidden gem ! Absolutely wonderful experience, an amazing location, food was delightful, and service incredible. As an aside the beds were extremely comfortable !

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30 mins from Dunoon and the Western Ferries Gourock to Dunoon which is a great service. On leaving why not pop over to Bute and enjoy a drive around the island.

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4.5
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1st April 2024:

Room a bit dishevelled, clean but felt a bit run down, as was the bed. Great location and fun atmosphere to the place.

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Great jumping point for Argyll and hiking.

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4.8
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28th March 2024:

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4.8
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28th March 2024:

Lovely wee Scottish Hotel on the Kyles of Bute. Beautiful and comfortable room overlooking the harbour. We were upgraded at no cost, as the room was available. Well appointed ensuite with large walk-in shower which unfortunately had a fairly unpredictable electric shower unit. A very nice dining room with a pleasantly casual mix of tables and chairs . The dinner was delicious, with first class service too. A hearty Scottish breakfast1" featuring haggis and black pudding from McQueens of Bute - Delicious!

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A very pleasant drive up the coast to Inverary, the Isle of Bute and steamer trips through the islands in the Firth of Clyde.

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5
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26th March 2024:

A hidden gem. I wasn’t sure whether to submit this review as this is such a hidden gem! It deserves it though, the team at the hotel and restaurant are very attentive and accommodating. The food was fantastic, great variety and the coffee was top notch.

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5
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25th March 2024:

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5
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4th March 2024:

Great place to stay on our visit to Bute. Bute’s a 10minute ferry ride but that suited us. The staff were all excellent. Food was amazing too.

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Good place to stay if visiting Bute or the surrounding area. Handy for walkers too with nearby Glendaruel.

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5
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3rd March 2024:

Loved our stay - thank you.

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4.3
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28th February 2024:

Very Friendly helpful staff Evening meal & breakfast were superb 👌

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4.8
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26th February 2024:

We had a lovely stay. Very relaxing, and comfortable

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First class very friendly

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5
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24th February 2024:

The Colintraive is a wee jewel. Lovely location, friendly, helpful, professional young staff, stylish comfy rooms and delicious food. It was so kind of the chef to specially prepare an extremely tasty dahl complete with accompaniments as I'd previously sampled the other vegetarian main on the menu. The risotto was excellent too and my husband was so enthusiastic about the salt cod. Compliments are also due to whoever chooses the background music for the public areas. This was engaging but never intrusive and right up our street! We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable stay. Thank you!

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Because of the season quite a few places were closed for lunch except at the weekend, so we didn't sample much outside the hotel. We did go to a place called'The Tearoom' but weren't particularly impressed although the cakes looked nice! The weather didn't completely stop us getting out and about but fallen trees on the beautiful walks around Benmore Gardens had closed Puck's Glen. The long coastal walk at the front of the hotel was great for a stroll! We'd love to go across on the short ferry to Bute sometime.

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5
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22nd February 2024:

Wonderful location, excellent staff, clean rooms, haute cuisine and amazing breakfasts, catering for traditional and vegan choices with ease.

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Convenient for travelling to and from the Isle of Bute and beyond, or just for a romantic overnight stay for two, with fine dining amid beautiful surroundings.

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4.5
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6th February 2024:

Very friendly, great menu and food quality!

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4.5
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22nd January 2024:

Lovely, peaceful location and good food - exactly what we were looking for on our 2 night getaway. Staff were informal but very friendly and approachable. Food and wine selection was very good, everything well prepared and fairly priced. As the hotel was quiet it was suggested by staff that we take our evening meals in the bar which suited us as it was very cold outside (see below) and they sat us next to the log burner which was lovely and cozy until, on our second night, a group of around 6 gents came in and took pre-dinner drinks in the same small bar area, they weren't noisy but we did feel a bit crowded out and it forced us to retreat upstairs to our room, but we'd finished eating by then so it was okay. Room (Attenborough) was nicely decorated, afforded excellent views over the Kyles and the bed was large and comfortable. A suggestion would be to add a second comfy chair that would have allowed us to enjoy the views together whilst reading our books (the hotel was quiet in mid-January so I suppose we could have asked for a chair to be brought in but we never thought of it). Our only real complaint however was the central heating which was switched off each night. As mentioned, the hotel was quiet and this is probably a cost-saving exercise, but it was the coldest period in Scotland for some time with night-time temperatures dipping well below 0 degrees C and it wasn't pleasant to find the radiators were ice cold upon wakening each morning. The boiler was switched back on between 7am - 8am each morning when a member of staff arrived but it takes a good hour to heat a room of that size and as a result it was rather uncomfortably cold whilst getting ready to come downstairs for breakfast at 8:30. We did mention this both mornings to the member of staff serving breakfast, and again upon checking out, which was met with an apology. (I would add that the electric fire in our room was useful but only if one stays close to it as we found it isn't effective at heating the room when it's that cold outside.) We did enjoy our stay very much though, and we would definitely return, but perhaps choose a slightly warmer time of the year!

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your message and I'm so sorry you were cold. Its not a cost saving but an oversight and we will ensure its left on from now until it gets a little warmer. We hope to give you a warm welcome back next time you book in and again thank you for your comments we will be sure to keep the heating on for the foreseeable. Very best, Clare

4.5
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30th December 2023:

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5
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4th December 2023:

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4.5
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27th November 2023:

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4.8
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25th November 2023:

Very welcoming, lovely setting and excellent food

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4.5
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21st November 2023:

We had a lovely stay with you and it lived up to expectations. I realise we were out of season but the room was rather chilly on arrival, but easily remedied once we worked out the controls. If I was looking to find a fault it would be the electric shower which was a minor disappointment to the otherwise excellent bathroom.

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We had dined with you before and needed to be in the area for a meeting so decided to stay there. It is a beautiful spot and one day I would like to come and spend some time touring but this time we were otherwise occupied.

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5
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21st November 2023:

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4.8
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5th November 2023:

Delightful stay, excellent food, friendly and helpful staff team

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Colintraive is a fabulous base location for an Autumn tour of Bute and the Cowal peninsula by bike, car (or even boat).

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5
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29th October 2023:

Our stay may have been brief, yet we enjoyed our night with you immensely. We had a drink from the bar when we arrived back from a walk, which we enjoyed while relaxing on the settees in the Dining Room. Dinner was fabulous, our table looking out over the loch. Breakfast was good too, although somehow the pre-order forms were a bit mixed up and we didn't have quite have the breakfast we were anticipating. When it came to settling the bill for our stay, the total was verbally given, followed by an enquiry as to preferred payment method. An invoice detailing our costs would have been appreciated. The staff were all delightful and so helpful with any queries, including having an extra seat taken up to our room. We look forward to staying again with you at some not too distant point.

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5
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16th October 2023:

beautiful location, really friendly staff, yummy breakfast and the dogs made really welcome too-just perfect!

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There a Parkrun at Mount Stuart on Bute if you can get over there in time for for 9:30am start on a Saturday morning!

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5
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13th October 2023:

Beautiful location, lovely warm relaxing atmosphere- just loved it!

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4.5
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9th October 2023:

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4.8
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9th October 2023:

Very friendly and welcoming staff. We enjoyed three excellent diners with good wine. Comfortable beds in our cosy room with a view.

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We enjoyed Mount Stuart and Benmore Gardens - both well worth a visit.

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5
out of 5

7th October 2023:

Very comfortable. Perfect location for my purposes. Good food and selection of drinks. The staff were great too.

Tips:

Ideal for exploring the many scenic areas of Argyll and the 3 minute ferry crossing over to the beautiful Isle of Bute.

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5
out of 5

27th September 2023:

Perfect two night stay staying in a room with a sea view. Dinner and breakfast delicious and filling with plenty to choose from. Staff very friendly and attentive

Tips:

Enjoy wandering around the local garden and watching the waterfall. Very interesting heritage centre with lots of local history. Take the short ferry ride to Isle of Bute.

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4.5
out of 5

25th September 2023:

What a terrific crew you have. I enjoyed myself so much. I was very sad to leave. Would love to return one day.

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Mount Stuart House blew me away!

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4.3
out of 5

24th September 2023:

Great family run hotel, with friendly and efficient staff. Another return visit for us, love the location and of course, the food! Delicious fish and chips,to name but one dish,and the porridge at breakfast is not to be missed.

Tips:

Walk down to the ferry and enjoy the view over to Rhubodach. In fact, take the ferry over to Bute and explore this beautiful island

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

24th September 2023:

Minor items, some light bulbs not working in en-suite, extract fan does not appear to work

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5
out of 5

24th September 2023:

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We felt welcomed from the start by all the friendly staff. We felt so well looked after. Our every need was answered. The food was delicious. We enjoyed every meal. We will return

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5
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23rd September 2023:

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4.5
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23rd September 2023:

You could not have done more to 'put right' the booking cock-up, thank you very much, again, for that. The hotel was exactly what I'd hoped for, apart from the room...amazingly friendly, super-casual, characterful and food every bit as good as we'd hoped for. We go out of our way to avoid pretentious or 'modernised' places, which is quite tough, so your place really worked for us. Thank you so much, and good luck!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your kind words and we were so mortified that we had booked you into the wrong room. We hope to welcome you again and hope you had a super rest of your trip. Very best, Clare

5
out of 5

15th September 2023:

Friendly, welcoming, helpful, tolerant of old wet blokes!! Thanks very much for a wonderful stay with you. We will return as we have to repeat the journey, hopefully in drier weather

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5
out of 5

13th September 2023:

We had a lovely stay here at the Colintraive. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and were taken well care of throughout our stay. We had dinner at the restaurant on the night of arrival and had the opportunity to discuss the menu options with the chef beforehand. It did not disappoint. Very good!

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Go and see for yourselves. :-)

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4.5
out of 5

12th September 2023:

This is a magical place. Comfy rooms, good food, super-friendly staff. Can't wait to go back!!

Tips:

Walk along the coast away from the village - beautiful and peaceful

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

9th September 2023:

Great hotel in a really convenient and beautiful location. Rooms well equipped and roomy. Food really good (both evening meal and breakfast). The staff really made our visit however, they were superb!

Tips:

Great place to stay when visiting Bute, very convenient for 5he ferry.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

9th September 2023:

Perfect in every way, staff were very knowledgeable and very helpful

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Views are priceless

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th September 2023:

Very bike friendly. A very welcome chef cooked meal after a series of sandwiches and pub food for us. Lovely bar and beautiful sea view from Bute room. Competent and friendly service. Very quiet and great nights sleep in a very comfortable bed.

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Beautiful place to stop for the night if you want to do the 5 ferries bike trip over two days.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th September 2023:

We we arrived at 10pm but no problem the host was friendly and very helpful, the kitchen was closed but the chef made us a plate tasty sandwiches. Thank you so much!! The room was clean and cosy, and a wonderful breakfast.

Tips:

The Colintraive hotel has a restaurant, a terrace with lakeview, a ferry....

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5
out of 5

6th September 2023:

Staff were exceptionally welcoming and helpful. Beautiful location.

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5
out of 5

4th September 2023:

I am terrible at remembering names but in no way did we encounter any member of staff that did not give excellent service from the minuet we arrived to the chef who came to our table to check if we had any allages as my hubby did not want cheese on his burger to the day we left, the owner who welcomed us on arrival and bid us farewell the perfect host , we travel with our dog who was made to feel very welcome as we were cant wait to go back,

Tips:

a short ferry trip to the island of Bute , and a car trip to historic town of Inveraray other than that just sit in the hotels garden with your favourite tipple and enjoy the fantastic views

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5
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4th September 2023:

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5
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3rd September 2023:

Have been before, and hope to go again.

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5
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29th August 2023:

We would highly recommend this wonderful treasure of a hotel for a holiday stay. It is in a peaceful, serene location with access to all that the west coast islands have to offer. The staff and owners were lovely and helpful- above and beyond in making our stay a true pleasure. The food is delicious and the ambience warm and welcoming. This spot is a true treasure and we hope it will thrive for many years to follow.

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Ask the staff for links to cycling, boating,&paddleboarding activities as well as for local hikes. They are full of great suggestions!!

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5
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28th August 2023:

Great staff , very attentive owner , we stayed in the Attenborough Room , lovely size room with massive bed , nothing was too much trouble , our first time in this part of Scotland and it will not be the last , very friendly locals who pack the bar whenever it’s open , food was excellent , our dog loved the stay too.

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If you are biking in the area then this hotel is a must stop off for some refreshments.

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4.5
out of 5

19th August 2023:

Excellent staff and service

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5
out of 5

19th August 2023:

Enjoyed our stay very much indeed. Staff went the extra mile for our Birthday stay.

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5
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15th August 2023:

We had a really enjoyable stay, the room was super comfortable and had a great night's sleep. Dinner and wine fantastic, delicious vegetarian options. Thank you to Jasmine for looking after us. Highly recommended.

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2.8
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14th August 2023:

SO SORRY TO SAY, BUT THIS HOTEL HAS REALLY GONE DOWNHILL SINCE WE STAYED THIS TIME LAST YEAR. BED FELT DAMP. NO DRAMA INVOLVED IN SAYING THAT IT IS FILTHY. ALL CARPETS SHOULD BE RIPPED OUT AND REPLACED. THE REST OF THE HOTEL NEEDS A DEEP CLEAN, WINDOWS AND DOORS FILTHY. NO SHOWERS IN THE MORNING AS NO HOT WATER BUT THERE WAS AN EXPLANATION FOR THIS. BREAKFAST NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE, COULD NOT FINISH COOKED FOOD AS THERE WAS A SOUR TASTE RUNNING THROUGH THE FOOD AND THE COFFEE. SUGGESTED TO SERVER THAT CHEF SHOULD CHECK HIS OIL. BOTH FELT QUEASY ALL THE WAY HOME AS BREAKFAST REPEATED. ALL SUCH A SHAME AS STAFF FRIENDLY & EFFICIENT & DINNER GOOD

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Would Recommend: No

5
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12th August 2023:

This is a small haven to relax and unwind. Placed at the narrows between the Isle of Bute and the Scottish Mainland it is a small hotel and restaurant which provides a unique -and “yesteryear” in a good way- enriching environment to step back to a happier and more pleasant time of life. The staff are superb, the owners are young, energetic and focused on guest experience- striving to make everyone feel special and appreciated. As a destination to enjoy great food and drink within a friendly and hospitable environment it would be hard to beat. Thoroughly recommend the accommodation, food, drink and above all the ambition and drive of the owners. Well done!

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This is a destination for walks, exploration trips over to the Isle of Bute (5 min on a ferry) and of the excellent coastline. We saw the Waverley sea going paddle steamer, twin masted yachts and prolific wildlife and birds, as well as all the yachts and motorboats transiting the famous narrows all observed from the Hotel.

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4.5
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11th August 2023:

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5
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7th August 2023:

Fantastic staff and a great location

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Watch out for the Waverley sailing past

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4.8
out of 5

7th August 2023:

A very comfortable small hotel. Staff are very helpful. The food is excellent and the chef even added fried bread to my morning fry-up. The overnight oats are delicious, never heard of them before.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th August 2023:

Our room was very comfortable and clean. The staff were all polite and pleasant. The food wash fresh and fabulous. And to top it all the location of the hotel is fantastic with great views. I have no doubt that we will return.

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5
out of 5

5th August 2023:

Views across to Bute were fantastic. Meals at the hotel were superb Hotel has a great vibe/buzz about it Very friendly

Tips:

Make sure to dine at the hotel If you go to Bute do try to visit Mount Stuart - an unbelievable place

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st August 2023:

Very friendly and helpful staff Food excellent including a piping hot, freshly cooked delicious breakfast

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5
out of 5

30th July 2023:

Having sampled the delicious food at the Colintraive before, we were really excited to stay this time and despite our high expectations, we were not disappointed. The bed was super comfortable, the food was delicious and the staff were fantastic. We particularly wanted to thank the member of the team who helped us get out five year old fed quickly so we could get him to bed after a long day and enjoy our meal in peace! It was such a treat!

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If you get time, wander down to the Colintraive Museum - it’s a hidden gem!

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4.8
out of 5

27th July 2023:

Great accommodation great service and really excellent food. When we visited, the owners including chefs of Inver were sat next to us and could overhear them complimenting the food here. We agree!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your kind review- we hope to welcome you back another time and hope you had a great rest of your time in Argyll. Best, Clare

5
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26th July 2023:

Staff so helpful and lovely as ever

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Stay for long enough to see the sights!

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3.8
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25th July 2023:

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5
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23rd July 2023:

Possibly a little more variety in menu.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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22nd July 2023:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
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18th July 2023:

Attentive staff, lovely atmosphere. Tasty food with carefully selected local ingredients.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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16th July 2023:

Great stay at the Colintraive again, lovely room & excellent evening & breakfast menu. Bar has a nice local vibe.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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14th July 2023:

Very friendly staff, food was excellent

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

10th July 2023:

We were in the Attenborough room, beautiful. We were lucky enough to visit on a Friday and were informed that it was locals night and we had a very pleasant time with 'locals' before an excellent meal. All the staff were very helpful and cheerful. It was good to see that each member of staff addressing all aspects of the tasks in the front of house. It was a great stopover and after our breakfast we were set for the next stage of our tour via the Isle of Bute.

Tips:

It is worth travelling to The Colintraive if you plan to visit Bute. Although we had lots rain, it looked a good area for walking. With the ferry 1min away it was well situated for onward travel.

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5
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9th July 2023:

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5
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3rd July 2023:

really good food lovely out of the way location with close ferry to Bute, but easy to get to from Dunoon ferry. very friendly staff and relaxed feel

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5
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1st July 2023:

we arrived eary in downpour . We got wet running from car to bar. staff still hoovering gave excellentfriendly helpful welcome. lovely family feel , meeting Claire,Winnie and "the Chef" well trained and happy team. Good food Ideal for short stay as the desert choices 3 + cheese board would all have been sampled!

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lots to do and see on Bute Advance research helps plus checking out preferences with staff team very helpful . Despite 75% of our trip was in heavy rain we managed visit to monastry ruins on wEST Island trail an lots of wonderful vistas of nieghbouring highlands and islands

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4.5
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1st July 2023:

Loved the menu and any chef that can make a pasta dish like you do is verry talented. Also the pork chop was incredible. When cashflow allows it would be a good idea to change the carpets especially on the stairs. A little more attention on the bathroom cleaning is required. You have some great staff who are friendly.

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4.5
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1st July 2023:

Very warm and friendly staff and beautiful surroundings

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Enjoy

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5
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26th June 2023:

What a lovely hotel! An excellent half-way point on the five ferries.

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5
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26th June 2023:

I found the room very clean , bed very coming and shower facilities fabulous. Staff were so so friendly and helpful

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4.8
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25th June 2023:

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4.5
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19th June 2023:

High quality dinner and excellent and friendly service. Comfortable room. The location is gorgeous and we never tire of it.

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Visit Tighnabruich Gallery. Top quality exhibition! And stop at the Kyles of Bute Viewpoint-stunning.

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5
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18th June 2023:

We had a lovely relaxed stay at The Colintraive Hotel where we were made to feel very welcome. The hotel is at the centre of this community and the bar is often buzzing. The vibe is very relaxed, the food is excellent and the staff are friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The location is great with nice walks in the immediate area and the ferry to Bute is a few hundred yards away.

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4.8
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13th June 2023:

delicious food in restaurant

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.3
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11th June 2023:

One very poor meal on our first night. Staff offered a free dessert which we did not want. I was surprised that we were charged for this meal. We ate elsewhere the following evening. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay.

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Owner Response:

Hi Mrs Pike, We're so sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal and would have happily cooked you something more to your taste had we been made aware of your dissatisfaction when we checked back. The dish your ordered 'Maltagliati with almond and basil pesto' is hand rolled pasta prepared each day and paired with a homemade pesto with fresh basil, watercress and 36 month aged parmesan. Your meal was prepared by our head chef and tasted again upon it's return. It is of his opinion that the dish went out as intended. However we are sorry it was not to your taste. We are passionate about what we do here and work extremley hard to deliver a wonderful experience for all our guests so will happily reimburse you for pasta. Please call us to confirm your transaction and we can put it back on your card. Many thanks Joe , Head chef and owner

5
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9th June 2023:

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5
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8th June 2023:

Family run feel. Very welcoming and down to earth. Traditional hospitality. It's hard to distinguish in normal activities but a situation came up with a thoughtless person. Although it was another guest, the proprietor quickly resolved the matter without a word from me. I sensed I was truly cared for as a guest. The room had a little fridge which was handy. The menu was above average and the bed was very comfortable

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It's a relatively inexpensive ferry to take a trip over the to Bute. If you have time Mount Stuart is worth a visit and we went to Helmi's for coffee. There's a newish Gin shop in Rothesay too

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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4th June 2023:

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4.3
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4th June 2023:

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5
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30th May 2023:

Exceptionally friendly staff Wonderful food

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Take a trip to Tighnabruaich to see the best views over the Kyles

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5
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27th May 2023:

Lovely place with lovely people. I would definitely recommend a stay.

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The ferry to Bute is literally a 2 minute walk.

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5
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23rd May 2023:

The Colintraive Hotel is delightful. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food is great - including langoustines and scallops. We stayed for 3 nights and had a room overlooking the Loch & sheep who were most entertaining.

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The Community Garden is well worth a visit as is the heritage centre and the beautiful small church.

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5
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22nd May 2023:

Perfect location. The friendliest staff. Wonderful food and good beds/showers. You could not wish for a better place. And they take dogs for a small fee. Cannot wait to return. Go quickly! The chef has huge talent.

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Forget all the other recommendations- only eat at the Colintraive

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5
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20th May 2023:

Absolutely love it at The Colintraive Hotel, food is tremendous, staff are very helpful and courteous and nothing is too much trouble. The views are stunning.

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Sit and enjoy the ambience, unwind and then use all the stunning walks in Colintraive. Loads of wildlife to see and the coastal paths are beautiful.

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5
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17th May 2023:

Fabulous small family run hotel in a beautiful setting. Friendly staff who can't do enough for you from serving in the bar to service in the restaurant.Food freshly prepared using local produce, everything was delicious! Room spacious with walk in shower, comfy bed and fridge a nice touch...even got fresh milk. Looking forward to a return visit soon!

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Try the porridge and overnight oats for breakfast. Sit in the lounge area after dinner and relax with a glass of wine Enjoy the views and the peace and quiet, lovely place to enjoy long walks

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4.8
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16th May 2023:

Friendly staff. Good food. Excellent situation for ferry.

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Visit Mount Stuart on Bute. Fantastic house. Beautiful drive around Kintyre. Restaurant in Hotel is good.

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5
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15th May 2023:

Fantastic food of the highest standard.

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5
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13th May 2023:

Delicious food.

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5
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13th May 2023:

Second time in a year that I stay there, both were fantastic experiences 👍

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4.3
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8th May 2023:

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4.3
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4th May 2023:

The hotel is a bit off our route (Cowal & Loch Lomond Way), but well-accessible by public bus.

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4
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3rd May 2023:

Great food and super friendly staff who couldn’t do enough for you!

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4.5
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1st May 2023:

Great menu and service. Relaxing location.

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Benmore Botanic Gardens, Puck’s Glen, walk along the shore road at Colintraive and visit community garden

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5
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30th April 2023:

Very relaxed vibe, truly excellent food, very nice wine list and very nice and engaging staff.

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5
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29th April 2023:

Fab food as usual Lovely owners and staff Our 3 rd visit

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4.8
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18th April 2023:

We absolutely loved staying with you, the room was very spacious, the bed was lovely and the rea making services and shortbread were wonderful, and our dinner was great! In terms of cleanliness, I took a mark off as I spilled water on the floor in bathroom and wiped it up with one of the facecloths. I'm afraid the cloth picked up quite a bit of dirt from the floor. But let me say that would never deter us from coming back. It was a memorable day for us, helped by Yasmine, David, yourselves and of course the adorable Winnie. Thank you all for making our 30th anniversary really lovely 🌹

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4.8
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14th April 2023:

Wonderful setting. Staff friendly, attentive and interested. Lovely touches - knowing drinks order from previous night, breakfast settings and preferences altered on second morning to reflect first morning. Nicest dinner table in Bay window reserved for us. We were in front two rooms. Lovely rooms, views fab. Difficult to fault, really comfortable bed, tray in room great, if anything bigger cafetiere needed for two people, milk could have been refreshed for second day, full length mirror would have been good and shower requires attention, grouting.

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Mount Stuart a must, fabulous, a drive around the island of bute is lovely and ferries are a great way to travel.

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4.5
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3rd April 2023:

We much enjoyed our visit to the Colintraive Hotel . The food was excellent and the proprietor and staff particularly friendly and helpful . However on reflection we feel the room cost is rather high for the quality provided . But at the same time we appreciate you have to cover the huge increase in fuel costs. Best wishes for a successful season.

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5
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27th March 2023:

Excellent accommodation, a fine menu and a well stocked bar. We were superbly well looked after. Our every need was met in a discreet way. Informed suggestions were grateful received regarding where to go, what to eat etc. This is a well staffed family establishment. We were made to feel very welcome

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We are hill walkers. The Hotel was an excellent base for exploring the Cowal Hills. There was no need to sample other establishments, but I would be surprised if there are any which can compete with Colintraive

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your kind words - it was lovely to have you and we hope to welcome you back with lots of sunshine!

5
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25th March 2023:

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5
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18th March 2023:

Excellent dinner in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I particularly enjoyed the perfectly cooked rump steak. Although we stayed in the smallest room it was more than adequate and had a nice and fresh en-suite. Location is good with easy access to Rothesay, Dunoon, Portavadie or further afield.

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5
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11th March 2023:

Staying at the Colintraive with Clare, Joe and team is like staying with a big happy family. Warm, welcoming with superb food and drink. Nothing is too much trouble. Three nights there was so relaxing.

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4
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18th February 2023:

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5
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18th February 2023:

Our stay was lovely. The spaces and people were all very welcoming and the dinner and breakfast were delicious!

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Very family friendly! We visited with our eight year old and he slept very comfortably on a very nice air bed. It’s also wonderful to have such a nice menu for the adults and a great kids menu as well.

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5
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14th February 2023:

We had a wonderful time. Staff were excellent, food was superb, truly of the highest quality. Looking forward to visiting again!

Tips:

Lots of walks and easy access to the Isle of Bute. View point on the road to Tighnabruaich a must see!

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5
out of 5

13th February 2023:

A great place to stay, spotless rooms, great staff and good food. What more do you need?

Tips:

For anyone sailing in the area, there are visitors moorings a stones throw away.

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5
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30th January 2023:

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4.5
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30th December 2022:

Absolutely love location, amazing food, lovely staff and stunning views regardless of weather. Room bit hot overnight but we didn't realize the radiator was on and we could switch it off ourselves.... doh!

Tips:

Eating, drinking in bar, walks locally and say hello to hotel cat. Pop over to Bute... car required if exploring

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5
out of 5

29th December 2022:

Great food and nice room wish we could have stayed longer will be back

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Try and arrive in daylight

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5
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27th December 2022:

The hotel is clean with comfortable beds and the food is amazing. I had pheasant for the first time in years and it was cooked to perfection. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

Tips:

Colintraive is only a short ferry crossing and 8 mile drive to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. The hotel is conveniently placed to travel the area if you are looking for great walks or want to go further afield. We will be back.

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4.8
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22nd December 2022:

Welcoming hosts and staff, relaxed comfortable atmosphere, great locally sourced food with regular and seasonal specials. Cracking wine list.

Tips:

Heritage centre nearby. Post Office and shop next door. Handy for a ferry visit to Bute, Mount Stuart House is a must, or over the hill to Dunoon to shops and Benmore gardens.

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5
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5th December 2022:

Lovely, friendly staff; a homely and welcoming feeling; excellent food; freshly cooked breakfast on hot plates - wonderful; comfortable bed; very peaceful. Best sleep for weeks.

Tips:

Oystercatcher at Otter Ferry and walk around the Ballinmore Estate; walking around the shore in both directions - easy and beatuful; visit Bute of course: Mount stuart and the gardens; the West Island way for walkers.

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5
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4th December 2022:

Great stay with you last weekend. Service excellent and food/drink fab! Fantastic sitting relaxing on front of your log burner on what was a weekend of wild weather!

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5
out of 5

21st November 2022:

We loved our visit to the Colintraive Hotel. Room 1 is gorgeous. Staff were great. Both evening meal and breakfast were excellent. Dog friendly too. Will certainly be back!

Tips:

So many places to visit: Ostel Bay- beautiful beach. Caladh Harbour very pretty.

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4.3
out of 5

21st November 2022:

Staff very helpful Lovely and friendly hotel . I hope to be back in the spring

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5
out of 5

30th October 2022:

Friendly, helpful staff. Produce used for breakfast and dinner was top quality and cooked to perfection. Our room was very comfortable. We were in room 2. It would have been nice to have had two comfy chairs to sit and enjoy the lovely views. Great place to stay, had a brilliant holiday.

Tips:

We visited Benmore Botanical Garden, just north of Dunoon on our way to Colntraive. Stunning gardens built into the hillside. Pucks Glen walk is well worth a visit. It's a ravine and forest walk with cascading waterfalls,little bridges crisscrossing the tumbling river, beautiful. On your doorstep there's the Community garden followed by nice walk along the shore.

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5
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29th October 2022:

Very friendly and welcoming. Comfortable, clean and delightful accommodation. Delicious food.

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The local community garden and visitor centres were well worth a visit. Mud free walks along the shore road.

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5
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24th October 2022:

We had a fantastic time at The Colintraive Hotel. It was warm, welcoming and cosy....just what we needed for our Autumn re-charge.. Our room... looked out across the water to the Isle of Bute and was pretty, clean and comfortable. The cooking was clever and outstanding... featuring well sourced local produce beautifully cooked and presented. Dinner was elegant with enticing choices... we had a couple of puddings to die for...there is a good wine list ... and breakfast fresh and tasty. The staff and owners are extremely kind and friendly there’s an easy bustle to the place.The bar is nice and dogs are welcome. If I was travelling alone I’d be happy to stay. We stayed for three nights, but could have stayed longer. We were new to the area, which is beautiful with plenty of lovely countryside and shoreline to explore. The little car ferry over to the Isle of Bute is right by the hotel which makes a day out there easy. We visited Mount Stuart, Benmore Gardens, Kilbride Bay, but also the charming Colintraive Community Garden and informative local museum. Thankyou so much Claire, Joe and Winnie, Rachel and David for a lovely weekend..

Tips:

Mount Stuart The Isle of Bute Benmore Botanics Kilbride Bay...the cafe looked nice there too Colintraive Museum Colintraive Community Garden Hanging out when the ferry chugs in Chatting to the sheep next door and the pub cat

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5
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17th October 2022:

Great place to stay and very friendly staff.

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Perfect location for a day trip to Bute

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5
out of 5

17th October 2022:

Great food, great location and great service

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Ben more gardens is not too far away and was really good.

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4
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12th October 2022:

Claire and the girls could not have been more helpful and friendly - made us feel very welcome. We were visiting with friends in the village so did not make use of the restaurant therefore cannot comment on the food but our room, allowing our dog, was warm and comfortable.

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Fab location just by the ferry and the views are superb.

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5
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12th October 2022:

A wonderful stay at The Colintraive … only wish we could have stayed longer. Welcoming, friendly, and helpful staff, and a lovely room, with super-comfortable bed. Food was great - the reason we stayed at The Colintraive was due to the amazing lunch we had last year, and we promised ourselves that we’d be back to have dinner and stay the night next time - and it didn’t disappoint. And thank you for being dog-friendly and making little Molly so welcome too! Cannot recommend this place highly enough.

Tips:

It may be a long journey to reach The Colintraive, but it’s worth it … slow down and enjoy the scenery on the way there, then simply be and take in the extraordinary views and stunning location. Take the time to stroll along the shore track beyond the hotel … it can be as long or short a walk as you want, and take in the the ever changing vista (and weather!) around every corner. If staying longer, a visit to Bute 5 minutes over the ferry is a must - Mount Stuart House and gardens are well worth a visit, Scalpsie Bay beach to watch the seals, and the big expanse of sand and the cafe at Ettrick Bay.

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4.8
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10th October 2022:

Enjoyed our stay very much. Lovely relaxed feel. Would love to come back. Small sink made it a little awkward for filling kettle. Would like glass in bedroom. Maybe milk and biscuits etc to be added. Not a big deal. Everything else was good. All the best. Thank you.

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Mint Stewart Bute

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5
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9th October 2022:

All staff were very friendly and welcoming. Our rooms were beautifully furnished and our breakfast was delicious. We will be back!

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4.8
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7th October 2022:

Great food and staff excellent.special place.you should go and visit this place

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5
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3rd October 2022:

My partner and I stayed at the hotel for the second time and - just as the one time before - we enjoyed every aspect of our stay. Claire and her team are lovely and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived until we left. The hotel is very cosy and atmospheric, with beautiful views, cosy rooms and a lot of attention to detail. Both dinner and breakfast were great, with fresh local products.

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Probably a bit obvious, but I would definitely recommend going to Bute and seeing Mount Stuart House. Benmore gardens and Puck's Glen are also lovely and definitely worth a trip. Regarding food and drink, I would stay at the hotel - we had amazing food and wine there.

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Owner Response:

Thanks for your feedback - it was so nice to see you both again and we hope to see you again. Best regards, Clare and Joe (and of course Maggie and Roxy!)

5
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2nd October 2022:

A very comfortable hotel - especially the bed! Room contained everything we needed and we were well looked after by the friendly staff. Dinner was excellent on both nights.

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5
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2nd October 2022:

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5
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1st October 2022:

Excellent fish and chips

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5
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29th September 2022:

All staff very friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful. And the cat is adorable!

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4.8
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27th September 2022:

We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful little inn, in such an idyllic location. Just one tiny thing is that we would have liked to see some changes on the evening menu to give variety for our 3 night stay, though we understand that your relative isolation might make this difficult

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4.8
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26th September 2022:

Exemplary hospitality from the whole team. A warm welcome from staff who really care about their guests having a great experience. I’ve only even eaten before (amazing langoustine!) but it is a delightful place to stay. Highly recommended.

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5
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26th September 2022:

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5
out of 5

25th September 2022:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

24th September 2022:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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24th September 2022:

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5
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23rd September 2022:

Our second stay and we just love this special place. Small hotel hospitality just doesn't get any better. The warm welcome, the spotless rooms, the extremely comfortable beds with great quality linen, the well stocked friendly bar with an extensive wine list and the delicious food all add up to why we will be back as soon as we can.

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4.5
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20th September 2022:

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4.8
out of 5

14th September 2022:

We loved our stay here. The staff were excellent and very friendly. The food was amazing.

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Take the ferry to Bute, it's really worth a visit.

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4.8
out of 5

13th September 2022:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Colintraive Hotel. We arrived by bike (after a very wet cycle from Tighnabruaich) & were met with a very friendly & warm welcome. Special mention to young Rachel who was absolutely superb, she gave us all the information we needed and was very attentive to our needs. The rooms were spotlessly clean & the showers were excellent (which was both welcome & needed). The bar was well stocked. The food was excellent & served in a relaxed and comfortable dining room. Our evening meal was exceptional using locally sourced ingredients. Breakfast we equally as impressive with a varied menu to suit all of our tastes. Staff were superb throughout. One minor suggestion that would have made our stay perfect. A drying room would have been appreciated (the hotel is perfectly situated for touring cyclists) and we won't be the first or last folk to arrive soak to the skin. We would be very happy to highly recommend the Colintraive Hotel to others.

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5
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12th September 2022:

Extremely friendly and welcoming. We were made to feel at home very quickly. The meals were first class and the menu was exceptional. We have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

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Great location for exploring Bute with the adjacent car/foot ferry.

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5
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9th September 2022:

Very friendly staff and delicious food. Baked cod especially delicious.

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No need to eat out as hotel has lovely menu. Mount Stuart on Bute well worth a visit. After Mt Stuart take a short trip further down Bute and walk up to St Blane’s chapel. Cheapest petrol at Cot’s garage on way to Benmore Gardens.

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4.3
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5th September 2022:

Enjoyed our stay as always. Things at breakfast on Sunday a bit less organised than usual - food we ordered didn't appear and waited a long time for cooked items. Evening meal very good. Friendly staff and peaceful place to be.

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Kyles of Bute viewpoint. Kilchattan Bay circular walk on Bute. Benmore Botanic Gardens.

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4.5
out of 5

30th August 2022:

Very friendly people, great service and wonderful food. We enjoyed our stay.

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5
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30th August 2022:

Excellent service,food,accommodation and location. Well worth a visit.

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4.8
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27th August 2022:

Very friendly and welcomimg staff; food delicious; good wine list; bedroom very comfortable. Highly recommended

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4.3
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26th August 2022:

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4
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22nd August 2022:

LOVELY ROOM, DINNER & BREAKFAST FOOD GREAT, DAVID A VERY WELCOMING HOST. STAFF IN TRAINING.

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5
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22nd August 2022:

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4.5
out of 5

18th August 2022:

Staff are really friendly and helpful so I would give a 5/5 for that but service at dinner and breakfast was painfully slow. I’m assuming, like many places, staffing shortages are impacting on your ability to provide the usual high standard of service. I’ve stayed with you in the past and service was always superb.

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This is a superb hotel with a very high standard of accommodation. The food is wonderful and booking for dinner is essential. However, currently even with a booking expect to wait for over an hour to be served.

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5
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14th August 2022:

Very friendly welcome from Rachael. Bar staff helpful & friendly. Comfortable beds Super breakfast. Langostines delicious

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5
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12th August 2022:

The mpst comfortable bed I've ever slept in. Such a lovely atmosphere and it was a very positive sign that the dining room was so full on a Sunday evening. The food was amazing, even the vegetarian options were outstanding. Thank you

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5
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12th August 2022:

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5
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31st July 2022:

Beautiful location overlooking loch. Staff were all really friendly and attentive making sure we were well cared for. Evening meal was delicious had the Langoustine starter and lamb main both were amazing. Breakfast was also great, my kids ate everything that came their way - it was my first time trying haggis as recommended by the breakfast chef and was lovely. The owner was really caring and gave me some great onward travel advice as I was travelling in an EV and advised that the village would hopefully soon have a charge point.

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For eating and drinking no need to travel any further. The locals were all really friendly. There seems to be lots of cycle routes and walking routes nearby. I saw a deer enroute to the Inn so wildlife is on the doorstop. I am looking forward to going back on the motorbike as there were some fab roads nearby once you get away from the single track roads!

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3.5
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31st July 2022:

Your food offering was superb with quality of produce and presentation excellent. I had the beetroot pickled salmon and baked cod both of which I have been raving about to family and friends. Keep up the good work Bryan

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5
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24th July 2022:

great stay - lovely room and staff really friendly and good vegetarian meal after a long days' cycling!

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5
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24th July 2022:

Fantastic place to stay, wonderful food and great staff. Relaxing and beautiful place to be.

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4.8
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16th July 2022:

Lovely room, very comfortable mattress, feather duvet lovely (and stain free!), toilet spotless. Welcoming friendly staff. Fantastic evening meal!! However, ground coffee in jar in room was not very fresh and the breakfast was a little over cooked. Loved stay, very happy to come again. 😀

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Owner Response:

Thanks for your feedback. I will check all the coffee jars as we get fresh coffee every week and it shouldn't be stale. Will replace today. Best, Clare

5
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13th July 2022:

A lovely place with friendly and welcoming owners. Location fabulous! Food delicious in the main. Room superb

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Visit Mount Stuart on Bute

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5
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10th July 2022:

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5
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4th July 2022:

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5
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28th June 2022:

This is a unique and very special hotel in a wonderful setting. Easy to get to but feels like you are away from everything. It’s a real gem

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Visit The Isle of Bute. So much to do there

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5
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27th June 2022:

Welcoming staff, great food and drink, fantastic location.

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Loch Eck loop a great cycle and Mount Stuart on Bute amzing place to visit

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3.8
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26th June 2022:

The only vegetarian option came without chips/potatoes, which all other meat/fish based options came with, despite the vegetarian option being more expensive than some other options. No side orders to be able to add to the dish to make a more complete meal. The dinner table was dirty as was some areas of the bathroom - particularly the shelf and window above sink. We asked if 7.30 p.m. was ok to come for dinner and we were assured that it was, but they were unable to even take orders until 8 p.m. We would have been happy to leave it to later if you were too busy to deal with us at 7.30 p.m.

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5
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20th June 2022:

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5
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15th June 2022:

Beautiful location. Immediatly made to feel very welcome. Room well appointed and comfortable Food well presented and cooked. Highly satisfied. Would wish to stay again.

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5
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14th June 2022:

A Wonderful and comfortable place to stay , very relaxing . Friendly helpful staff.delicious food. We will definitely book again .

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Food at the Colintraive is very good. Take the short Ferry across to Bute , close by , a great day on the Island, vist Mount Stuart. A swim at Portavadie !

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4.8
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13th June 2022:

A small family run hotel where staff are very helpful, always smiling and making you most welcome. The views from our bedroom window were to die for- except when the drizzle descended. Breakfasts and dinners were very good cooked by the owner. Ver high standards all round. I recommend this hotel for a short break.

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4.8
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12th June 2022:

Food superb. Friendly approachable owner and staff. I would certainly recommend to others who love what we love - off the beaten track (yet handy for a ferry trip to Bute) wonderful scenery, trips down single track roads, up lochsides etc - We loved our stay here; comfy beds too!! Good, popular bar. Restaurant quite small - best to book as the reputation for excellent food speaks for itself ..... we will be back!!

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Take the 'cut across' road to Otter Ferry on a clear day views superb - paps of Jura easily visible. Travel all around Bute - views to Arran are wonderful. Visit coast along by Tighnabruich, Kames & Carry Farm, Portavadie - again for the views. Ferry trip across to Tarbert - Calmac staff so helpful & friendly

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4.3
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8th June 2022:

Very friendly welcoming staff. However, for £160 a night we would have expected more attention to detail. The clip on beside light was not working. The grouting in the shower cubicle needed attention as it was black with mould in places. The wash basin plug did not have a tight fit and consequently the water kept draining away. Biscuits to accompany tea/coffee and a better selection of beverages e.g.hot chocolate, instant coffee please. On our first day much to our surprise our room was not fully serviced i.e.bed was not made or bathroom tidied. Having said all this we did enjoy our stay.

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The local Heritage Museum was excellent and the community garden also worth a visit.

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5
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6th June 2022:

Out of the way and lovely atmosphere. Great location by the Kyles

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Food great in hotel and one has to go a long way to get other restaurants. Benmore Garden wonderful

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4.5
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6th June 2022:

Very warm welcome from everyone, amazing view from our room over the sea to Bute, really friendly and caring staff, wonderful food.

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The Benmore Gardens are worth a visit, and a trip over to Bute is a must.

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5
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5th June 2022:

The perfect hotel! Beautiful location, warm and friendly staff, very comfortable and clean rooms in a gorgeous period house and delicious food for dinner and breakfast. Cannot rate our stay highly enough.

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Lovely area to explore

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4.8
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31st May 2022:

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5
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29th May 2022:

The Colintraive is in a wonderful location in the west of Scotland. The food is fantastic, with lots of local ingredients and the folks who work there couldn't be more friendly and helpful. It's a great small hotel and well worth a visit.

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Explore Benmore Botanic Gardens and the Isle of Bute. There are many things to see on Bute, but Mount Stuart, Ettrick Bay and the Victorian toilets at the top of Rorthesay's pier are in the "must see" category.

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5
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23rd May 2022:

Friendly welcome from David who showed us to room and face a run down of the hotel . We had lunch on arrival Biggest langoustines I’d ever had . Like wee lobsters . Fabulous view from room . Lovely coffee , tea and biscuits . Little jug of milk in fridge . Bed super comfy and walk in shower. I have arthritis and stairs to room were a bit tricky but I took my time and managed . Dinner on 2 nights delicious. Small but varied menu . Breakfasts freshly cooked ( would have liked inclusion of more fish for breakfast and dinner but that’s me . Good bar tho no seating in bar but comfortable small lounge . Raining or we would have sat outside . Beautiful little hotel with outstanding staff and service .

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We were only in the area 2 nights . The ferry is a stones throw from hotel and runs every half hour to Bute which we drove round in a few hours . The hotel is frequented by sailors walkers cyclists so vibrant and even the shinty team which the hotel sponsors . Clare and baby Winnie visited us us in the dining room . Met some locals who were friendly and interesting. My husband doesn’t normally say he’ll pay a return visit but says he would definitely return to the Colintraive.

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5
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23rd May 2022:

Lovely Hotel, very accommodating. Food was excellent and staff were lovely.

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5
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16th May 2022:

We had an absolutely fantastic weekend. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the beds were comfy - perfect. Thank you.

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We had a great day out in Bute. We did a walk starting at St Blane's, saw the seals at Scalpsie bay and finished with ice creams and a paddle at Ettick Bay. The heritage centre in Colintraive is well worth a visit.

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4.8
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14th May 2022:

Very helpful and pleasant staff. Comfortable country hotel with views across the Kyles Excellent food and drink. Always made to feel welcome

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5
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14th May 2022:

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4.8
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13th May 2022:

The room was very comfortable and the view was fantastic. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty.

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5
out of 5

11th May 2022:

Excellent service, nothing was too much trouble! Friendly and welcoming! Food was delicious, especially Joe's porridge and scrambled egg. Fish and chips, couldn't be better! Great hotel situated in a beautiful part of the country, with best views in the world. Looking forward to a return visit

Tips:

Book a table in the restaurant for dinner and enjoy an after dinner drink sitting at the fireside! Get there early and sit outside ( if it's dry) enjoy the view! Take time to walk to the community garden and visit the Heritage Centre

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5
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9th May 2022:

All good

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4.8
out of 5

3rd May 2022:

Staff very friendly and welcoming but service at dinner and breakfast slow. We had booked a table for 7:00 pm for dinner. We sat down at our reserved table and waited 15 minutes before we were acknowledged and offered some water. We had to ask for the drinks menu. Food was nice but expensive - for example £9.00 for a bowl of pea soup.

Tips:

Nice walk along the lochside.

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5
out of 5

30th April 2022:

Lovey hotel in a very peaceful location. Owners and staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast and dinner were excellent very good quality. Particularly liked the fact the produce was sourced locally. Nice touch in the room Argyll Roasters filter coffee and homemade shortbread. Would definitely stay again.

Tips:

Mount Stuart House, Rothesay and Benmore Botanical Gardens, Dunoon.

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5
out of 5

28th April 2022:

Outside the building has character, inside the people are great, the food excellent, service very attentive and personal. The bar is like a country bar and the rooms very clean, well decorated and comfortable. The village is small, quiet and tranquil. The loch in front of the house beautiful and facing west gets the evening sun. There is the ferry service to Bute but this was quiet also. Really enjoyed our stay.

Tips:

The location of the hotel is its attraction set in a beautiful location over looking the loch. Those wishing to do walking I’m sure will find many loch side walks. The roads into and out of Colintrive are scenic, and traffic modest allowing even the drive to enjoy the views.

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4.3
out of 5

25th April 2022:

Excellent Hotel in beautiful location with very nice and helpful staff.

Tips:

Lovely cycle on Bute from the hotel.

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4.3
out of 5

24th April 2022:

A lovely small hotel in a perfect position. The food was excellent and the service was very friendly though a little disorganized at times..we later learned that management was stretched by owner isolating with COVID. Our room overlooking the sea was lovely..though seemed quite expensive. Don't mean to sound negative..we loved our stay and would return

Tips:

Catch the ferry to Bute for some lovely walks eg to Etrick bAy and use excellent bus service to get bus back to ferry or further down the island. The path around the south of Bute was lovely

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5
out of 5

24th April 2022:

We stayed in the David Attenborough room that had stunning views. We slept with the window open with no blinds or curtains just so we could wake to the beautiful surroundings. I wasn’t a fan of the duck feather duvets and pillows ( only as I have allergies) however I’m sure if I asked I could have had an alternative as staff were so friendly.

Tips:

Have a walk around the community gardens and local waterfall

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4.8
out of 5

24th April 2022:

Extremely friendly and helpful. Real coffee and fresh milk available in the room were excellent benefits.

Tips:

Ideally situated to pop over to Bute.

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4.5
out of 5

22nd April 2022:

Perfect getaway with delicious food.

Tips:

Simple pleasures- sipping a local gin/ale outdoors with view over to Bute, dinner absolutely delicious. Walk through Colintraive, take in the community garden and gaze at the houses along the shore. Day trip to Bute, visit the Victorian toilets (?!), art gallery, climb up the Serpentine and admire the view, spend hours at Mount Stuart house, gardens and shore, keep driving down the coast. On the way home put on your walking shoes at Benmore Botanical gardens and enjoy the climbs and the plants. Lunch at the Boat House at Dunoon. Perfect.

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5
out of 5

16th April 2022:

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Let us store our cycles securely over night. Breakfasts great! Thank you very much for a very enjoyable stay. Ian

Tips:

Book restaurants ahead, they fill up quickly and not all are open on Mon / Tues, at least at the time we visited in April.

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5
out of 5

13th April 2022:

Really friendly helpful staff

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4.8
out of 5

13th April 2022:

Wonderful place. Incredible food. Lovely, friendly people. So welcoming.

Tips:

The food at the Colintraive is worth the visit alone. Amazing.

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5
out of 5

11th April 2022:

I can highly recommend the small, cosy, intimate, Colintraive Hotel for all-comers! From family with kids, to solo travellers like me. The staff could not have been more accomodating and friendly. Exceptional. Having no doubt been a family home in the past, the hotel folk go out of their way to make you feel right at home. The food was terrific (of course, I ate in their dining room, with the spectacular views of Bute across the way, all three nights of my stay). Locally produced ingredients make for a quality meal. Breakfast is included and it's as varied as you want, with starters like the local porridge; setting you up for a full Scottish, if that's you tase, which is certainly is mine. Glad I came, and I'll surely be back.

Tips:

You're well placed for the west coast and the numerous isles. Bute is opposite and the ferry is 100 yards away! It's good for cycling. Inveraray is a 45 minute drive, but well worth the visit. You can spend the day there strolling or hiking. Your choice. I did both.

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5
out of 5

5th April 2022:

A very comfortable stay indeed. A well appointed room with a lovely view on to fields. Particularly liked having proper milk in the fridge for tea / coffee. Much tastier and much less waste. Thank you all.

Tips:

Excellent restaurant at the hotel.

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4.8
out of 5

29th March 2022:

Food was superb. Staff were relaxed, friendly and eager to please. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others

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5
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27th March 2022:

All is good don't change anything.

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5
out of 5

15th March 2022:

We had a wonderful night at the Colintraive. The staff were friendly and responsive to our every need. We had a free upgrade but would have been more than satisfied with our original booking. Stunning views, great food, personal attention - sort of like home, but better. And thank you for the home made biscuits in the room. I ate the lot even though I wasn’t hungry. You should sell them as take home presents. See you again soon.

Tips:

Try a ferry ride to the Isle of Bute. And there’s a lovely play area just by the bowling green.

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5
out of 5

15th March 2022:

View was amazing, food was delicious and the staff were incredibly nice and so helpful

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4.5
out of 5

10th March 2022:

The staff were very helpful and the food delicious.

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There is a very relaxed atmosphere and plenty of lovely places to go walking but you'll probably need to travel by car to do that.

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5
out of 5

7th March 2022:

Always great food and service in a fantastic location

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4.5
out of 5

22nd February 2022:

Love the hotel for the location, great food and lovely, friendly staff and welcome.

Tips:

Go to Bute and try the circular walk at Kilchattan Bay plus Mount Stuart.

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5
out of 5

15th February 2022:

Amazing food friendly welcoming staff

Tips:

Great walks on doorstep and bike rides

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4.8
out of 5

11th February 2022:

Friendly and relaxed staff, great food, lovely comfortable room.

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4.8
out of 5

9th February 2022:

A very enjoyable stay in a lovely location. A very warm welcome by friendly staff, particularly Rachel, who are a great asset to the business. Excellent food at Dinner and Breakfast and good selection of beers in the Bar. Comfortable, well-appointed and cosy rooms.

Tips:

A day out on the Isle of Bute recommended as is a trip to Dunoon and Benmore Botanic Garden.

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4.5
out of 5

9th February 2022:

Lovely friendly & helpful staff Good ,locally sourced food Wide choice of menu & wines Atenborough room very attractive large comfortable bed Wonderful views across to Isle of Bute

Tips:

Despite the constant very heavy rain had a walk along to the end of the road (about an hour).Would be lovely in better weather We met a very interesting local man who told us about the Community garden & Hall . A good base for visiting Bute from the ferry 200 metres away.

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5
out of 5

8th February 2022:

Brilliant , Relaxed ,Comfortable stay .Fantastic food , total treat

Tips:

Think it would be good if there were tips/info on local walks .By chance we found the walk to St Modans at Stronafian forest well, was stunning with beautiful wood sculptures as a bonus

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5
out of 5

7th February 2022:

Cheerful friendly helpful staff and scrumptious food. We didn’t want to leave and will be back.

Tips:

Walk locally and return to the comfort and quality dining at the Colintraive each day

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5
out of 5

3rd January 2022:

This is a gem of a place. So close to Glasgow yet a world away. A terrific place to get away from it all and feel your stress levels fall. The service is second to none and the food is exceptional. I can’t recommend this place enough

Tips:

The great thing about The Colintraive is that it is remote but yet not so. You are right next to the ferry to Bute which means it’s so easy to go across to the island even for a short time. The Kyles of Bute are so beautiful and worth exploring. Tighnabruaich is nearby and worth a visit.

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4.8
out of 5

20th November 2021:

Staff very kind and David very professional and efficient..

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5
out of 5

7th November 2021:

Excellent food and a friendly welcome. Beds very comfortable and covered in really nice soft bed linen. Large fluffy towels. The en-suite shower room had been recently refurbished and there were a few wee rough edges to be finished but it had been very nicely and stylishly done. Very nice wee bar also in the hotel. Overall, highly recommended.

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Recommend a trip to The Oystercatcher at Otter Ferry for lunch/dinner. We also had a very nice walk from Tighnabruaich along the shoreside track to Caladh.

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5
out of 5

1st November 2021:

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5
out of 5

25th October 2021:

Lovely room , friendly staff and beautiful location :)

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5
out of 5

25th October 2021:

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4.8
out of 5

25th October 2021:

Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Great food.A peaceful and bucolic setting.

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4.8
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25th October 2021:

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5
out of 5

24th October 2021:

Welcoming staff, took time to make our anniversary stay special, including giving lots of useful information about the local area and Bute, where we had said we were going to visit the next day.We also had lovely food matched Gin and wine pairing recommendations. The beautiful Attenborough Room surpassed our expectations with the double views and windows . Wee touches such as the white electric stove and the fridge for keeping fresh milk added to the room's comforts. The only slight improvement we would recommend I'd a small blind for the bathroom window for privacy as it can be seen from outside the hotel. We enjoyed a delicious dinner in the hotel restaurant..the chef certainly knows what he is doing. We would definitely return. Fortunately we have an anniversary every year.

Tips:

Within a couple of minutes walk are the community gardens with waterfall viewpoint, and the local heritage centre . The ferry to Bute is just 2 minutes from the hotel so a trip there is highly recommended with a must to Mount Stuart if time allows. So much else to see and do in the area which is very scenic and historic. Nice walks to Castle Lachlan, the Kilmorie Chapel and Burial ground,Kilmodan Celtic Stones and not to mention the viewpoints from the Kyle's, Tighnabruich and Portavadie . Too many to mention.!!

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4.5
out of 5

24th October 2021:

The Hotel was recommended to us by neighbours who are frequent visitors to Rothesay. It didn't disappoint with friendly amiable staff, a varied menu with lovely food well presented. The breakfast porridge was yummy.

Tips:

Although the location might seem a bit out of the way it's only about 40 road miles from Glasgow albeit you have to get a ferry which is an adventure in itself. So don't hesitate to book yourself a mini-break here as you won't be disappointed.

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5
out of 5

22nd October 2021:

Excelllent. Lovely atmosphere and very friendly and helpful staff.

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5
out of 5

14th October 2021:

A wonderful stay the staff went out of their way to be helpful, the food was excellent, the room clean bright and v comfy, will deffo be back.

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5
out of 5

6th October 2021:

We had a great time staying with you. Very comfortable room and food and service excellent

Tips:

We spent many hour travelling around and time at Tignebruich and Troustan.

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4.8
out of 5

5th October 2021:

Had a lovely time the staff are most helpful.

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Nice to be able to go on the ferry to Bute

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5
out of 5

20th September 2021:

An absolutely superb hotel and so glad I discovered this as a last minute overnight stop. The hospitality, facilities and food are second to none and quite possibly the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in. I'd love to know how they make a breakfast taste quite so good! I'll definitely return to the Colintraive!

Tips:

No tips for travellers required, just go along let the Colintraive work its relaxing magic!

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4.5
out of 5

20th September 2021:

Very pleasant and helpful staff. Food excellent.

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5
out of 5

14th September 2021:

We had a fantastic stay at The Colintraive and were so well looked after by the very welcoming, friendly and professional staff team of Sasha and Martin. Nothing was too much trouble to them and made our stay really special. The bedroom was lovely, with lots of really nice touches like beautiful local pottery, fresh milk and homemade shortbread. Spotlessly clean, all down to Sashas Mum who takes care of the Housekeeping at the hotel, what a team! We had a delicious meal at the hotel in the evening,then an amazing breakfast the following morning. Everything was beautifully cooked and freshly prepared. Sasha was there again at breakfast,making sure we had everything we needed,and was just as attentive and engaged as she had been the night before even though she must have worked until the end of the dinner service.

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4.8
out of 5

13th September 2021:

Lovely food and great welcome from staff.

Tips:

Fabuluos location for Bute and Argyll. Visit the community garden at Colintraive.

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4.5
out of 5

12th September 2021:

Lovely hotel, our room (Bute) had a great view and was comfortable. It was very clean when we arribed, spotted a cobweb on the standard lamp at the bed though!! We didn't watch tv or use the hospitality tray, but did not fresh ground coffee is supplied. Very unusual. Staff were charming and warm, the Cornish lady especially so. And Claire is lovely! Loved our stay and would return in s flash...

Tips:

Mount Stuart is a total must see as is the whole of Bute although Rothesay was a trifle disappointing, run down and glum. Victoria toilets have been vandalised which is a shame. Kilmun also worth a visit, the guide at the church was so knowledgable about Dunoon, the US base and Holy Loch. Whole South Cowal is delightful and Colintraive especially. We drove right along past Strone Point round to the fish farm. Views are amazing all over. And area is so tranquil....

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5
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12th September 2021:

A very enjoyable short stay, with accommodation and food excellent , and being served by very hospitable staff.

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4.8
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10th September 2021:

We enjoyed the whole experience, relaxed but with good bar, Interesting and relaxed dining. This is not a high class, luxury stay, rather a relaxed, homely and nice place to be with good food, wine and small enough to be intimate.

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4.8
out of 5

9th September 2021:

A delightful small family run hotel with a great restaurant serving with lovely local food and a friendly little bar with outdoor tables too. The staff were all helpful and attentive.

Tips:

A good base for exploring the Cowel peninsula, Bute and beyond. Benmore Botanic Garden, Dunoon and the Bute beaches are all within easy reach.

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5
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6th September 2021:

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5
out of 5

6th September 2021:

Having visited two weeks earlier for dinner with friends, I was so impressed that I was lucky to get a cancellation and stayed for two nights over last weekend. It’s a lovely hotels with the warmest staff. The food is some of the best I have eaten anywhere in the country. Add to that the fact that they are totally dog friendly makes it the prefect place for a short break. I will be back as soon as I can

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The food at the hotel is excellent. The hotel is right by the ferry to Bute which is great to explore. T Tighnabruaich is a short drive away and Portavadie just slightly further. Colintraive is a perfect place to get away but also a great place to explore Argyll

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4.8
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5th September 2021:

You showed real interest in your guests!

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5
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29th August 2021:

Lovely hotel, beautifully located, and wonderful views from our extremely comfortable bedroom, the Attenborough. Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent meals too. A very minor suggestion, perhaps a “special” on the menu occasionally for guests who are staying for a few days. Everything we tried on the menu was absolutely delicious. Thank you for a great holiday. Hope we’ll be back in the future.

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4.8
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18th August 2021:

Great food!

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Mount Stuart well worth visiting.

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5
out of 5

16th August 2021:

Just a few wee tiny things as feedback. we loved our stay, so hope you will take this as constructive. Our table at dinner was a bit wobbly and extremely sticky, probs due to no wine coasters etc. it did impact our eating slightly. There was a homecooked chip (dropped by a fellow diner next to us) and the next day at breakfast it was still there. Our room was amazing, the dinner was really, really good - the pork was out the park good, soooo good. Let down slightly at brekkie, only one teabag in a pot for 2 and Lichfields tea bags aren't the best..it made for a terrible cuppa. The girl at breakfast wasn't exactly a communicator. 'What toast would you like' errr what toast are you serving? sourdough, wholemeal, ordinary white sandwich loaf? I don't even think she said good morning to us. when my partner checked out she didn't ask how our stay was or anything. When, as only a couple, you've just spent over £300 on 1 night's DB&B + drinks you want to feel valued, that's still a decent splurge unless you are on London wages. Rest of the staff were amazing. we hope to come back next year and bring family and hope with some very small improvements it will be even better.

Tips:

We didn't know the area at all. First time but would recommend continuing on the road past the hotel and into the village proper. Very quiet on a Monday morning so perfect for a walk or a cycle. We stopped overnight at Kames on our drive back from Isla/Jura and although we had a great view it was super busy with cars etc and not so good. Plus the food/service was shockingly bad there. Conintraive defo the best place on this part of the Cowal coastline.

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4.8
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8th August 2021:

Very friendly and helpful

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4.8
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5th August 2021:

Lovely friendly staff and food is amazing

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So many lovely drives nearby, scenery is awesome and right next to the ferry to the Idle of Bute.

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5
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2nd August 2021:

So we’ll organised and welcoming. Food and service at dinner and breakfast impeccable. Plated breakfast as a rule of COVID was well presented, and not overwhelming, as a buffet can be. Food was clearly sourced locally. Well done for supporting local businesses. Will be back soon for a third visit.

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5
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29th July 2021:

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5
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15th July 2021:

Hotel is in a beautiful location and the staff are wonderful. Nothing is too much trouble and the food and wine are the best in the area.

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Take the wee ferry across to Bute, hire an electric bike and visit the beaches.

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5
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14th July 2021:

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5
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10th July 2021:

A very special place to stay and eat, amazing location and the food is quite superb. The hosts really go out of their way to make you feel at home, genuine hospitality.

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4
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6th July 2021:

Beautiful place and location. Even in the rain! Food was delicious and great fun to have impromptu live music! Facilities all fine. Room was lovely but we noticed a couple of small things - table top & drawer front around the tea/coffee tray were splashed with tea/coffee stains; the top ledge of the en suite wall tiling by the towel rail needed dusting. Evening food service was very busy which was great for you. Our meal was delayed and I think we were last to eat. It was a very quiet dining room by the time we got our mains. Hope you find time in what’s likely to be a busy summer to control the weeds in the garden - they’ve got a bit out of hand! We were sorry not to meet Clare.

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Owner Response:

Thank you and sorry not to meet you -we are expecting any day so I haven't been working as much as normally. The coffee had exploded with another customer that week so we must organise a paint job asap as it has been cleaned thoroughly but sadly has stained. I'm sorry that your meal was delayed - I hope you enjoyed it and I've asked the team to check the tiling by the towel rail more thoroughly. The gardener has had covid and we are so looking forward to having him back hopefully next week agree its a bit too wild just now! Very best and hope to see you again, Clare

5
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5th July 2021:

We stayed for two nights, room lovely and clean, enjoyed the ground coffee in the room! Food was exceptional. Perfect location for us cycling around Bute. Staff were very friendly. Can’t fault anything.

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3.8
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24th June 2021:

Very relaxing environment, but was short staffed at times. Some were working very long hours! Busy as other local restaurants were closed, but meals very good, particularly the sea food.

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Great local walks and scenery. Easy access to the Isle of Bute on ferry.

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Owner Response:

It was so lovely to have you to stay - thank you. We would love more staff and are trying our best to get more people to help - all applications welcome!

5
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23rd June 2021:

Beautiful location overlooking the Kyles of Bute. Our bedroom had amazing views, lovely room with the added bonus of an electric log stove. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend having an evening meal, the food was delicious… the scallops just melted in the mouth and the best ever chips. Breakfast was very good and well organised due to the Covid restrictions.

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Take a trip to Tighnabruaich and on the way stop off at the view point.

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4.5
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5th June 2021:

Very friendly hosts, informal and relaxing surroundings, welcoming venue with choice of pub and restaurant type meals. Our room looked out to the Isle of Bute so had a great view. Would definitely stay again.

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4.8
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4th June 2021:

Claire and all staff members went out of their way to make my short stay at the Colintraive comfortable and relaxing and provided a great base to enable me to explore Cowal and Bute. There is a warm family feel about the hotel which I am sure will also rub off on other guests. The food and service was excellent and I certainly will plan a return visit in the near future. Meanwhile my best wishes to Claire and Joe on their pending arrival.

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The Colintraive provides an obvious focal point for the village and I noticed that quite a few fellow guests had travelled from Bute to enjoy the delights on the menu. With the regular local ferry service available the ability to explore Bute by car /walking /bicycle is really easy. One of my personal favourite walks is along the waterside road to Colintraive Church past a range of fine houses and gardens,

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Would Recommend: Yes

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29th May 2021:

What a great place, delicious food, we loved eating in the bar chatting to everyone, the seafood is to die for!. Such a friendly host Clare made us so welcome and helped us decide what to do the next day. Colintraive is in a beautiful location with lots of lovely drives to the other islands.

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