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1 night (Jun 29 - Jun 30)
2 adults

The Colintraive

4.8 (87 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.
Total rates, from Wed 29 Jun 2022, to Thu 30 Jun 2022, for 1 nights.
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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
87 reviews

100% recommend

Breakdown

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5
out of 5

27th June 2022:

Welcoming staff, great food and drink, fantastic location.

Tips:

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

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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 .

Tips:

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!!

Tips:

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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5
out of 5

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.

Tips:

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.

Tips:

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
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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
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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.

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Nice walk along the lochside.

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5
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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
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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
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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
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24th April 2022:

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

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Ideally situated to pop over to Bute.

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4.5
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22nd April 2022:

Perfect getaway with delicious food.

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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
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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
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13th April 2022:

Really friendly helpful staff

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4.8
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13th April 2022:

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

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

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5
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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
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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.

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Excellent restaurant at the hotel.

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4.8
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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
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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
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15th March 2022:

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

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4.5
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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
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7th March 2022:

Always great food and service in a fantastic location

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4.5
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22nd February 2022:

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

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

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5
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15th February 2022:

Amazing food friendly welcoming staff

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Great walks on doorstep and bike rides

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4.8
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11th February 2022:

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

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4.8
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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.

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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
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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
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8th February 2022:

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

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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
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7th February 2022:

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

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

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5
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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
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20th November 2021:

Staff very kind and David very professional and efficient..

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5
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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
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1st November 2021:

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5
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25th October 2021:

Lovely room , friendly staff and beautiful location :)

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5
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25th October 2021:

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4.8
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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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22nd October 2021:

Excelllent. Lovely atmosphere and very friendly and helpful staff.

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5
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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
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6th October 2021:

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

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

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4.8
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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
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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!

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

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4.5
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20th September 2021:

Very pleasant and helpful staff. Food excellent.

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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
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13th September 2021:

Lovely food and great welcome from staff.

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

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4.5
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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...

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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.

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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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5
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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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