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1 night (May 15 - May 16)
2 adults

The Bayview

4.9 (395 reviews)
21-22 Mountstuart Road
Tel: 01700505411
A beautiful victorian terraced house ideally situated on the quiet craigmore shore only 0.75 miles from the pier at Rothesay and town centre. this lovely house still has many of its original features intact. With bright spacious en suite rooms and panoramic views over Rothesay Bay.

rooms

King

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En suite

Lovely bright spacious room with garden view and king sized bed situated on f... more >

Lovely bright spacious room with garden view and king sized bed situated on first floorRoom Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Cot on Request
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Extra Linen On Request
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Shoe Shine
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free
  • Work Desk with Lamp

four poster

Max:  
En suite

A beautiful spacious room with panoramic views over Rothesay Bay situated on... more >

A beautiful spacious room with panoramic views over Rothesay Bay situated on first floor with large windowsRoom Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Cot on Request
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Extra Linen On Request
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Shoe Shine
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free
  • Work Desk with Lamp

single

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Private facilities

lovely sea view room with private facilities(bathroom is across from room but... more >

lovely sea view room with private facilities(bathroom is across from room but is for own use)situated on first floorRoom Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Cot on Request
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Extra Linen On Request
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Shoe Shine
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free
  • Work Desk with Lamp
  • Choice of pillows
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Flat Screen TV

garden view superking/twin

Max:  
En suite

lovely bright garden view room with superking sized bed or twin beds please s... more >

lovely bright garden view room with superking sized bed or twin beds please state bed configuration preference when booking, situated on the first floorRoom Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bath Ensuite
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Kettle
  • Wifi Free
  • Windows open
  • Work Desk with Lamp

sea view super king

Max:  
En suite

lovely bright spacious room situated on first floor with sea view with super... more >

lovely bright spacious room situated on first floor with sea view with super king sized bedRoom Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Cot on Request
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Extra Linen On Request
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Shoe Shine
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free
  • Work Desk with Lamp
  • Sea/Loch View

2nd floor superking/twin

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En suite

lovely bright spacious newly upgraded room with super king sized bed or twin... more >

lovely bright spacious newly upgraded room with super king sized bed or twin beds, with fold down sofa bed situated on second floor with garden view please state bed configuration when booking. Not suitable for people with difficulty with stairsRoom Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Cot on Request
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Extra Linen On Request
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Shoe Shine
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free
  • Work Desk with Lamp
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Shower EnSuite

seaview suite

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En suite

A large sea view suite with Super king sized bed or twin beds. with separate... more >

A large sea view suite with Super king sized bed or twin beds. with separate lounge area and spectacular sea views, situated on the second floor.please state bed preference when booking. Not suitable for people with difficulty with stairsRoom Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk Chair
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Kettle
  • Remote Control TV
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free
  • Windows open
  • Work Desk with Lamp

Facilities

  • Bar Available
  • Lounge
  • Packed Lunch By Arrangement
  • Restricted Alcohol Drinks Licence
  • Breakfast Room
  • Internet Access

Policies

Check In: Between 13:00 and 21:00
Check Out: Between 8:00 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: Limited parking is available on site and is free of charge. On street parking is available and is free of charge. Parking is available nearby and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: No stag and hen groups.

Average

4.9
out of 5
395 reviews

99% recommend

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5
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17th October 2020:

Turned up with no booking and could not have been more helpful.

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Book the suite - spectacular views.

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5
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16th October 2020:

During My stay it was very comfortable and spotless the owner where very friendly and attentive

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close to all amenities for places to visit, eat out socialise etc.

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5
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12th October 2020:

Hosts couldn't have done more. View from bedroom invigorating, facilities spot on, Covid regulations carefully applied, buffet breakfast format dictated by the pandemic very carefully considered and excellent. Highly recommended. We chose to stay an extra day.

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Black Bull excellent for real ale and decent local food. McQueens for quality local meat and haggis to take back!

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5
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10th October 2020:

What a lovely place, beautiful room with the most amazing view over the bay. Good location for walks, restaurants etc. Hosts were very helpful although always adhering to COVID-19 restrictions. If we needed anything we just had to text or phone and they brought it promptly. Many thanks, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this lovely place to stay and room 2 is excellent. Breakfast was yummy

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Walk to Canada hill Visit distillery Visit Victorian toilets Walk to loch fad We enjoyed meals in ghillies, kettledrum, black bull inn, helmis, ettrick tea room Had a top hat in zavaronis but not impressed

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5
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2nd October 2020:

Under difficult conditions with Covid, everything was perfect throughout the hotel. Absolute stunning views looking over the bay. Will definitely look to stay here if we come back to Bute.

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Helmi's cafe, Harry Haws etc for lunch and dinner. Easy to drive around the island. Visited Errick Bay tea rooms. Roads are perfect for cycling.

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5
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30th September 2020:

Working away quietly and unobtrusively, and to great effect, to ensure safety and security for all guests. Generous space in room accommodation. Excellent breakfast fare. Challenges of current pandemic have been fully taken account of in delivering the best experience during these uncertain times. The 4-star status accorded to the Bayview is well and truly deserved. Value for money is unbeatable.

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Bayview provides a useful list of nearby restaurant facilities, providing a collective cuisine that caters for all preferences. Worth mentioning the Tearoom in Ettrick Bay looking directly onto the shore - extremely popular among visitors and provides a comprehensive menu, from a snack to a full-scale dinner. Carry-out service is especially popular. Many attractive tourist spots are, unfortunately, on hold during the pandemic (and in particular, the magnificent Mount Stuart mansion with its extensive landscaped and wild gardens). That said, the tourists flock to the island to enjoy the beaches on both sides of the island, or to take in the bracing sea air in a walk round the esplanade and the expansive paths and flower-drenche areas overlooking the sea front. The Victorian Toilets, Rothesay Castle and the superb Bute Museum are a must for the tourist. An open-top double decker bus provides regular tours round the entire island.

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5
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29th September 2020:

Lovely hosts very helpful making sure you have everything you need. Very good and Covid safe like the breakfast been served in the room hand sanitizer on each floor.

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We enjoyed the lovely walks the open top bus tour very good and Ettrick Bay a lovely beach with a lovely tearoom. The Glenburn hotel very nice to have a drink on the terrace.

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5
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28th September 2020:

A very nice hotel with lovely staff. A lot of covid restrictions have been put in place. Very clean.

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Jade Garden Chines is lovely also Black Bull. Food very reasonable. Easy walking distance to Ferry

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5
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27th September 2020:

Excellent - enjoyed the breakfast being delivered to the room. Your system of delivery/ removal of remains was good and efficient.

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Harry Haws and Ghillies Bistro served very tasty food. The Kilchattan Bay walk ( Walk Highlands ) was excellent.

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5
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24th September 2020:

Wonderful hotel fronted by Irene... Nothing a problem considering all the challenges of Covid. Wasn't sure on arriving what to expect regarding breakfast and places to eat... Breakfast in room was delicious... Hot filled roll, best fresh fruit salad I've tasted accompanied with yogurt and fresh orange juice. Irene advised of aces to eat... GLenburn Hotel... Booking again for next year's fishing trip... Thanks... Great stay.

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GLenburn Hotel.... Sign in at reception... Escorted to table wearing mask... Very well spaced out. Superb building with great choice of beers and bar food. Excellent place to eat and drink. We were amazed at what Rothesay has to offer... We worth a week in the summer. For us Fishing for Rainbow Trout in Loch Fad.. Salmon and Seatrout River Ruel... Perfect...

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5
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23rd September 2020:

friendly and helpful.

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Lovely views from the sea facing rooms. Sun terrace gets sun around 4pm.

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5
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21st September 2020:

Made us feel very welcome friendly and I will recommend this B&B to all my friends could not do enough for us to make our stay enjoyable

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More places are open Friday Saturday Sunday and MondaySuch a beautiful island well chilled out Traffic on the island very very light

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5
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18th September 2020:

Great host, nothing too much trouble and good communication. Very good location for ferries. Good Covid measures in place, really enjoyed new room service breakfast.

Tips:

Due to covid regulations there is nothing really open on the island, but that means many less tourists about. If you want to walk or drive around the island its lovely and quiet. We went to the Glenburn Hotel for an evening meal as it was all there was available when you didn't want burgers and pizza for your evening meal.

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5
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15th September 2020:

Fantastic couple of days at The Bayview, felt safer there than anywhere else we have been with all the protocols Irene and andrew had in place, would thoroughly recommend staying here

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5
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15th September 2020:

We loved the idead of the packed-breakfast in the room in order to keep with the social distancing!

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5
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9th September 2020:

Always good to stay at Bayview. Ideal location and coping very well under the difficult restrictions of Covid. No hesitation in recommending. Hope to return soon.

Tips:

Harry Haw's, Kingarth Hotel, Bonnie Clyde Restaurant, Musicker, Helmi's, Kilchattan Bay cafe, Ettrick Bay cafe, Open Top Bus Tour, Public Transport, Museum, Island walks.

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5
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9th September 2020:

Hotel is a short stroll from the pier and everything from arrival to departure was well executed to follow Covid guidelines. Hotel was spotless and sea view room was very comfortable. Facilities were excellent and added bonus of breakfast in bed which makes for a far more relaxing stay. Breakfast was plentiful and freshly prepared with wide range off choice and as much tea and coffee as required. Thanks Irene and Andrew.

Tips:

Nothing to worry about visiting pubs and restaurants as Covid arrangements are in place and followed by the clientele. Great value for money both food and drinks - Black Bull, The Galatea, The Taverna, Anchor Inn and Cafe Musicka and Cafe Caledonian

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5
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8th September 2020:

It was a perfect stay, and a shame it was so short. We'll surely come back and we've already recommended you to friends

Tips:

We had supper at the Glenburn which was good and with fantastic views. You can take amazing walks along the water

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5
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7th September 2020:

We were very well looked after and made very welcome. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 all hotel facilities were not available but this did not affect our stay.

Tips:

There are lots of places to park car free of charge not far from centre. We did not go to many restaurants but the one we did enjoy and recommend was The Kettledrum. The service there was excellent and their fish and chips was well worth a mention.

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5
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5th September 2020:

Hotel very high standard great location due to current situation with covid breakfast delivered to your room couldn't ask for more would definitely recommend

Tips:

Visit the BlackBull in the town centre for drinks and food

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5
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5th September 2020:

Very clean and tidy room very friendly and great location

Tips:

Victoria hotel for a meal make sure you go to ettrick bay dinner also

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5
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1st September 2020:

The owners/staff are super efficient and very friendly. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They went out of their way to make sure we had a very comfortable three days with them which cannot have been easy in the present situation. 10 out of 10.

Tips:

Almost all of the places to visit were closed due to the virus but there is a good museum near the castle which we enjoyed. The garden by the ferry and the Victorian toilets are a must. The Kingarth Hotel was good and excellent at safe distancing/cleanliness etc. meal OK.

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5
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31st August 2020:

Irene and Andrew were very friendly and helpful hosts, It was lovely to meet you both. Our room was very spacious with great views over the bay, the beds were very comfortable. We would certainly recommend this hotel and will return again.

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4.8
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31st August 2020:

Very helpful and there for anything we required. The breakfast was lovely in the morning delivered to our room.

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Stayed in a garden view room and it was lovely to watch the deer

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5
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25th August 2020:

Excellent hotel very highly recommended. Very friendly staff, spotless,very well equipment & maintained rooms. Great location and off-road parking Fast free WiFi (great for teenagers) Very well thought out and executed COVID preparations. Well felt very safe and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will be back soon

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5
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25th August 2020:

This small hotel is absolutely first class so clean and comfortable Irene and Andrew take every measure to make sure customers are safe and well cared for. Breakfast in room was amazing a lot of thought has gone into the way they are trading just now. If you are going to Rothesay this is definitely the place to stay a warm welcome awaits you.Thanks for everything we enjoyed our stay

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5
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23rd August 2020:

A lovely place to stay. Sea view at front was superb, the room was fine, comfortable, clean and very quiet. The room had a washbasin and TV, the bathroom was private and clean and both were well equipped. The location was perfect - 5 mins out of the centre of Rothesay, with plenty of free parking and was very quiet. The staff were very pleasant, attentive and welcoming. With regard to Covid-19, Bayview was excellent. Clear and precise communication beforehand, things bagged up on arrival, sanitiser all over, communication via text in the hotel, breakfast brought to the room (which was a great and tasty breakfast anyway). They were clearly very genuine people running a lovely and genuine place.

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5
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21st August 2020:

Enjoyable stay for 4 nights

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Look for the beaches, nice nd quiet. Great walks.

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5
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18th August 2020:

Friendly and ensured that any requests were fulfilled if required.

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5
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18th August 2020:

Fantastic weekend stay with my partner. Hotel was spotless and staff very friendly. Bed was so comfortable! Food was delicious. We would highly recommend this hotel and view outside is amazing. We will certainly be back! X

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Plenty restaurants and shops about.

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4.8
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15th August 2020:

Very friendly and helpful made you feel welcome. Due to the pandemic we felt really safe as they had made alternative arrangements for our stay. The breakfast was delivered to our room each day and they ensured that we had everything we needed. This worked really well. There was also plenty of sanitisers available.

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We can recommend the Kingarth hotel for lunch and dinner. We also had a lovely meal in the Glenbutn hotel. In the town you can enjoy a game of putting. If your looking for a nice lunch or snack we can recommend The Bonnie Clyde cafe in the centre of town. Ettrick Bay is a delightful place to visit. You can also watch the seals at Scalpsie bay. Overall Bute is a beautiful to visit.

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5
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12th August 2020:

A beautiful location with stunning views. Staff were warm and welcoming. Very relaxed atmosphere and very efficient service. Highly recommended to anyone who is seeking a quiet tranquil getaway.

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Only 15 minutes walk from local amenities. Perfect location with amazing views. Hotel provides the necessary information for all local restaurants and guides for activities available on the island. Local tour bus regularly available for a tour of the island.

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4.8
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7th August 2020:

Lovely hotel in a perfect location.

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Make sure you have the delicious breakfast.

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5
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6th August 2020:

Fantastic stay. Irene has managed social distancing guidelines perfectly. Lovely breakfast, brought to your room at the time of your choice, we loved that they avoided plastic and used environmentally friendly products to serve breakfast. The room was spacious and comfortable. The hotel is absolutely spotless. The owners have thought of everything to make you feel safe and comfortable and the location is gorgeous. Brilliant value for money, we cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you so much for having us.

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Harry Haws take away/restaurant was fab. Beautiful walks on your doorstep.

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5
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5th August 2020:

no faults

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5
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4th August 2020:

Upgraded to beautiful suite with views over the bay. Current situation catered for perfectly felt completely safe breakfast delivered to room. Irene and Andrew kept in touch via email Room lovely and clean. Definitely return

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Due to COVID virus a lot of places closed. We went to Black Bull for a meal which was fab. Need to do the bus tour with Paul very interesting and fun

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4.8
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4th August 2020:

Amazing place to stay with a stunning view. Irene and Mark really made an effort to adapt to the Covid-19 guidelines, and we felt safe and secure during our stay.

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5
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3rd August 2020:

Amazing clean room, comfy bed, lived the lil sofa to sit and watch tv with a cuppa. Bath and shower which is good and i loved that there was a choice of hair dryer and straighteners you don't see that often. Breakfast was nice and delivered to the door. Owner that i met was lovely she was very helpful and polite took sometime to chat which was nice of her. All precaution set out for covid can't fault anything.

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Book pubs or restraunts for food die to covid limited people allowed in at one time. Islanders take covid very seriously so please respect that and come with masks for shops ect... and take precaution. The American diner and chippy near by are good for a quick snack best chippy I've tasted in a long time.

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4.8
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1st August 2020:

A great wee room for a single traveller, the view was exactly what I was after. Lovely soft carpets were perfect for my aching feet after a days walking and the staff were friendly and had worked out a good system for social distancing. I had a really nice break

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5
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30th July 2020:

Cancelled our original plans to visit due to covid19.Glad we decided to go last week.Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.Breakfast bag was great.Owners friendly

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4.8
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25th March 2020:

Great Room very comfortable and clean. Fantastic Breakfast

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5
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3rd October 2019:

We enjoyed our stay in The Bayview Hotel , and will highly recommend it to friends and family if they visit Rothesay. Perfect location, friendly, great breakfast, comfy beds, and nice and clean, Many thanks, Steve&Ena.

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5
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1st October 2019:

Fabulous stay at the Bayview hotel. We were made to feel very excimer indeed. Rooms were spacious and well maintained. Those with a seaview must enjoy the best views available on the Clyde. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Rothesay.

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Mount Stuart is definitely worth a visit and both Harry Haw’s restaurant and the Kingarth hotel provide excellent meals.

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4.8
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26th September 2019:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Situation overlooking the water was stunning --great sunsets -- room lovely and big, great period features, comfortable bed. thoughtful touches like biscuits with the tea/coffee and the sewing kit!! Breakfasts really good --lots of choice, hot delicious cooked food. Very friendly helpful staff.

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Mount Stuart --good discount from the hotel well worth a visit. We ate at three recommendations from our hosts --Black Bull, Harry Hawse and the Esplanade --all very good meals. We enjoyed driving around the island --so unspoilt and unpopulated

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5
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25th September 2019:

Very comfortable stay. Particularly like the room, with a proper seat rather than the usual choice of bed or chair when reading/ watching tv, etc. Faultless breakfasts, nice dining room. I understand why a facecloth would not be included in the towel bundle, but it caught me out.

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I recommend the Jam Jar cafe.

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4.8
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19th September 2019:

Perfect stay. We will be back.

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5
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18th September 2019:

Excellent B&B for our stay in Rothesay while walking The West Island Way. Very good facilities and nothing too much trouble for Irene the owner

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5
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18th September 2019:

Wonderful location, clean rooms with a nice view. Owners Irene & Alex were hospitable and helpful about advise for local attractions.

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The location is perfect for a short walk into the town by beach or sidewalks and on the bus route. Mount Stuart is a must see and the owners offer several attraction discounts.

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5
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17th September 2019:

Fabulous is the word that describes the Bayview Hotel best, the hosts, Andrew and Irene could not have done any more to make our stay more pleasant than they did, the hotel is spotless clean, and the rooms are so comfortable with huge King sized beds, breakfast is fantastic, well presented and plentiful, I would not hesitate recommending this little gem.

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5
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13th September 2019:

Lovely place with a nice views of the water. I had a room with separate private badroom across the corridor which was great, got a nice comfortable robe to wear. Breakfast was also great, all thumbs up!

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4.8
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12th September 2019:

Friendly, relaxed, warm and clean hotel, breakfast is excellent.

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Try to get around the island as much as possible, visit the information centre in Rothesay for guidance. The Jam Jar restaurant/ coffee shop up Canada Hill is excellent. Our visit to Mount Stuart was disappointing as a coach load of tourists arrived just after us and the advertised 12:30 tour had been cancelled meaning a one and a half hour wait. It is a great place to visit and enjoy, just ensure you time it well. Several small coffee shops in Rothesay are worth a visit, check them out. Also the Bute art gallery shop. Our meal at the Esplanade Hotel was overpriced and basic, however the view and people watching was most enjoyable.

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4.8
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27th August 2019:

Very helpful staff, excellent location with great views and near enough to town centre

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Harry Haws is a great place to eat

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5
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19th August 2019:

This was the perfect location and room, cannot fault cleanliness and breakfast was fantastic. Bathroom was modern and spotless and the view was spectacular. Would stay again.

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5
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15th August 2019:

A first class accommodation, very clean and comfortable and a very good breakfast. Thank you very much, we will be back.

Tips:

Lovely Island tour round is a must. Some very nice pubs, but take the bus.

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4.8
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12th August 2019:

Very friendly staff. Good size comfortable room

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5
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10th August 2019:

From the outside The Baview appears to be a very modest hotel. Looks can be decieving. Located in the most stunning place, it is easy accessed from all roads and by foot from the nearby ferry terminal. The owners were consistently fantastic throughout my stay. They both had a very keen eye for detail regrading the needs of their guests. Parking is provided at the front of the hotel. A terrace with ample tables, seating and umbrella shade is a wonderful area of the hotel for relaxing. The interior of the hotel is light and spacious. A lounge is available for all guests to share. Board games are available. I had a single room with a private bathroom. The room was bigger than some doubles I have stayed in recently. My bed was very comfortable with a mattress of the orthopedic type. The booking form said 'Sea View', I was not disappointed. I had a live and wonderful 24 hour view onto Rothesay Bay. I spent a lot of my time in the mornings drinking the complimentary tea and coffee whilst watching the sailing boats and ferries. My bathroom, although not attached to my bedroom, was fabulous. A generous space with a fantastic shower. Toiletries are also provided. Breakfast is served in a very civilised dining room with table service. A buffet of cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt and fruit juices is provided. My cooked breakfast was cooked to order on both mornings. It was a generous plate of food cooked to perfection. Tea and Coffee is served in individual pots. Nothing in the Bayview Hotel is rushed. The quality of service, food, cleanliness, room facilities, decor, exterior amenities etc are all there for guests to enjoy in their own time. Andrew and Irene work tirelessly to provide a home from home for all guests. Their shared focus is 'Come in as a stranger.... leave as a friend'. I loved my stay and I will be returning very soon.

Tips:

Take a walk out the front door and you will find that everything and everywhere on the Island of Bute is easily accessed from The Bayview Hotel. Irene can provide guests with a promotion code which allows a reduced price entry to Mount Stuart.

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5
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7th August 2019:

Very comfortable facilities. View outstanding and food delicious

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5
out of 5

2nd August 2019:

Really enjoyed our stay. The Hotel was spotless, the rooms were comfortable and the breakfast couldn't have been better. The staff were excellent, very welcoming and helpfull.

Tips:

Harry Haws's Restaurant, High Street, Rothesay was excellent, so good we went back again, best to book. Ambiance cafe on main street very good for tea/coffee and scone. A visit to Mount Stuart is well worth it, especially the guided tour.

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5
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31st July 2019:

Can't fault this hotel in anyway.

Tips:

Rothesay Castle,open deck bus tour.

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4.8
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30th July 2019:

Friendly, comfortable and very nice breakfast!

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Visit Mount Stuart.

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5
out of 5

28th July 2019:

Friendly and comfortable with all the relevant requirements on hand. Tasty well cooked breakfast, best we had in Scotland.

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5
out of 5

28th July 2019:

The owners are welcoming and the atmosphere is relaxed. Breakfast is very good. Our room was spacious and the huge bed was very comfortable

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The Black Bull pub near the ferry did great food with very friendly staff

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5
out of 5

27th July 2019:

Stayed here around 6 or 7 times and stayed in most of the rooms! All rooms are spacious and well furnished, and clean and tidy. Efficiently run premises.

Tips:

Quiet sea front venue with in easy walk of the town. Restaurants and other eating establishments have grown in numbers over the years, catering for a variety of tastes. Places to visit include Ettrick Bay and Mount Stuart (get your discount voucher from the Bayview!). Various other attractions around the Island. Go by bus or car!

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5
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26th July 2019:

Third visit to the Bayview as it is just a lovely place to stay. Pick a room to the front as the view is to die for. Rooms are well furnished, the complementary toiletries are high quality, and the beds are roomy and gloriously firm. I always get a good night's sleep. The breakfasts are freshly cooked and delicious and the host is so helpful. Can't recommend this place enough.

Tips:

A trip to Mount Stuart is a must (if you are staying at the Bayview you can get a discount) and eat at Harry Haws. If you like cheesecake then the Ettrick Bay tearoom is for you. There is a fairly new tea room, Caledonia, in Port Bannatyne which caters for gluten free - worth checking out.

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5
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17th July 2019:

Great hosts who were very helpful. Nice breakfast.

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Taverna Bar to meet the locals.

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5
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16th July 2019:

Lovely hotel in great location and fantastic service from staff.

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4.8
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16th July 2019:

Excellent, clean and spacious guest house. Made very welcome on arrival and was shown around and had all house rules etc explained clearly. Very good value for money.

Tips:

You must take in the open top bus tour and also visit Mount Stuart House. Best Pub for real ales and food we found in town was the Black Bull but plenty other pubs and restaurants to visit.

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5
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8th July 2019:

Friendly staff, lovely room and an awesome view.

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5
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6th July 2019:

I received the landord's warm hospitality. The breakfast and the gorgeous view right through the window made my travel unforgetable. I highly recommend.

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5
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30th June 2019:

Our booking was for sea view suite on top floor.[ bedroom + lounge area]. Climb up two flights of stairs to get there but well worth it for excellent view across Rothesay Bay. We could watch ferry and other boats coming and going. Very clean apartment, good breakfast and very friendly service.

Tips:

Good local restaurant - Harry Haws. Also Kettledrum Café Bistro. Latter is only open up to 5pm. Mount Stuart House and grounds [about 8 miles south of Rothesay is a great day out . If you like beach walks, Ettrick Bay, Kilchattan Bay, and Scalpsie Bay are excellent. At Scalpsie we got the chance to do some seal watching.

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5
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22nd June 2019:

Great friendly place to stay.

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5
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11th June 2019:

Fabulous view, fantastic room and great breakfast. Perfect in every aspect.

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5
out of 5

11th June 2019:

Friendly family run business. Nice clean room with fab view across the Bay. I had single room with my own private bathroom just a few feet down the corridor. They provide a robe so you can transit between room and bathroom. Breakfast was a mix of cereal, fruit, yougout etc plus full Scottish breakfast. All freshly cooked. It’s only a short walk to town so accessible for shops and only a 3 minute drive from the Ferry.

Tips:

I was there a very short time but eat in Black Bull. Food was very good, freshly caught fish was lovely and nice big portion too. If the weather is good then you are spoiled for walks and cycling. It’s only 26 miles around the Island so great for outdoors types.

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4.8
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5th June 2019:

Lovely hotel. Top rooms hold fab views. We were late coming out of our room, and asked for the room to be made up. Even though the maid had gone home, this still happened to our surprise - excellent service. Very friendly and welcoming.

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Putting on the seafront. Harry Hawes was excellent food. Ettrick beach was also beautiful and completely unspoilt.

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5
out of 5

1st June 2019:

Very helpful staff and excellent breakfast. Light the rooms that had a sitting area. Very enjoyable experience.

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Enjoyed a bar snack at the Glenburn Hotel. We also enjoyed walking Mount Stewart very much.

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4.8
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28th May 2019:

Lovely friendly and helpful staff/owners. Room was very clean and comfortable. Supper comfy bed. Plenty of options at breakfast and they catered for me being vegetarian which was great. Beautiful setting looking over the sea. Our room was at the back and had a garden view which was still very nice and we knew this before we booked.

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We were only there for one night but we had dinner at Kilgarth hotel which served excellent food and visited Ettrick Bay which was a great beach for a walk and had a super cafe

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5
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23rd May 2019:

Had a wonderful 4 night stay at the Bayview. Everything you would expect from a small well run hotel. Food was great and the staff could not be friendlier or more helpful. View across the bay from room was amazing. All in all representing great value for such a fine location.

Tips:

Mount Stuart House and grounds is a must see on a visit to Bute and Bayview guests recieve a discount code. Ettrick bay on the other side of Island another must visit area for it's beach and views across to Arran. For food Rothesay itself has a vast array of takeaways. bars and restaurants that will cater for everyone.

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5
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22nd May 2019:

Lovely helpful hosts

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Bull Inn for pubgrub

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5
out of 5

19th May 2019:

My second visit to the Bayview and again, thoroughly enjoyed my stay there.

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Bute is glorious and the people there, warm and friendly. I visit once a year as so look forward to it each year.

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5
out of 5

12th May 2019:

excellent in all aspects

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dinner in glenburn hotel bat - down the road

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5
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12th May 2019:

It was wonderful to find single rooms with such comfort and private shower rooms too. That was a bonus and the price was a pleasant surprise as well. Thank you for your hospitality and friendly welcome. I have already recommended the Bayview to another friend. Whenever I manage to return to Bute I will contact you for accommodation.

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5
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9th May 2019:

Fabulous location, the view from our suite was amazing.

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5
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8th May 2019:

Spent 3 nights at the Bayview. Friendly helpful hosts & delicious breakfasts. Clean & comfortable family room. Convenient parking in front of property. Slightly too far to walk to restaurants but there are several. Irene will recommend some of the better ones.

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Information Centre very helpful & it has a small cinema showing current films. Nearby Victorian Toilets amazing insight into the past. Truly spectacular Mount Stuart is a must and Irene at Bayview will give you a code for a discounted entry. Rothesay Castle & Museum also recommended.

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5
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7th May 2019:

Very comfy bed, lovely warm breakfast, very pleasant host, all in all great stay highly recommended.

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5
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29th April 2019:

This is the second time we have stayed at The Bayview and would highly recommend staying. Very clean, bright place to stay. Breakfast is lovely and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

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5
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28th April 2019:

Fantastic B & B. Will definitely be back.

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5
out of 5

25th April 2019:

Warm, friendly service with outstanding views across the bay

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Worth booking a room with a view!

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4.8
out of 5

16th April 2019:

Great location and friendly folks running the hotel.

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5
out of 5

9th April 2019:

Lovely place. Great value

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Book into hotel before going to local attractions, you may get a discount

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5
out of 5

8th April 2019:

Everything was great

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Don't miss Mount Stuart

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5
out of 5

2nd April 2019:

Room was clean, well decorated and the welcome received on arrival was lovely. Excellent value for money. Breakfast was lovely and great choice. The hosts were able to provide a good amount of local knowledge and advice on places to visit. Would return again.

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As advised by the hosts the visit to Mount Stuart house was fabulous. Very interesting and even just to go for the tea room would have been enough! I have a very fussy 8yr old and she lived the platter.

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5
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5th March 2019:

Certainly worthy of the 9.5 score on TripAdvisor Well done Irene and Andrew We will be back. Robert McCulloch.

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5
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3rd November 2018:

Very welcoming and comfortable. Fantastic view from our room and binoculars provided help to appreciate this. Lovely breakfast. The owners kindly returned an item we had left behind which was much appreciated.

Tips:

Roughly ten minute walk from the ferry along the coastal path on one side. I wold strongly recommend Harry Haw’s for an evening meal but you do need to book.

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5
out of 5

18th October 2018:

wonderful people, beautiful hotel. wish we could've stayed longer!

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of course Ramsay castle and don't miss the Marquis of Bute's cosy homestead.

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4.8
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5th October 2018:

A very nice private family run B & B hotel. We found it to be very quiet at night so a good night’s sleep was had. Breakfast was very good.

Tips:

There are some restaurants about a 15 walk away along the sea front.The Esplanade Hotel is a good place for Dinner, its opposite the ferry terminal. Looks a bit tacky from the entrance but don’t be put off, the food is excellent. Free road parking after 6pm. Before 6 some parts are limited to 30 mins.

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5
out of 5

3rd October 2018:

Very helpful owner. Great breakfast and comfortable room.

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Nice location for outdoor enthusiasts.

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5
out of 5

28th September 2018:

Great from start to finish. The room was lovely and clean. Breakfast was delicious. The discount for Mont Stuart was great. And I really enjoyed the opportunity to leave my backpack at the hotel on the day of departure.

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5
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26th September 2018:

Had a lovely stay in my cosy room. Really enjoyed my stay and hope to be back. Thankyou!

Tips:

Go to Brody and Rimas scottish honky tonk diner and the museum with its marvellous finds. Artifacts found on the island due to sensitive farming techniques and they are on display! (not gathering dust in a warehouse somewhere!)

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5
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20th September 2018:

this was a lovely hotel with fabulous views and the rooms are very comfortable.The breakfast was excellent and the owners very helpful

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5
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20th September 2018:

Excellent location, facilities, cleanliness and service. Thoroughly recommend the Bayview, have already booked next visit! Breakfast is the best we have had in any b&b

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4.8
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18th September 2018:

We really enjoyed our stay at the Bayview, brilliant views, really comfortable room - thank you!

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4.8
out of 5

18th September 2018:

Nice friendly welcoming hotel

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Do go and see Mount Stuart and do visit Inveraray, the drive over the north through Colintraive is wonderful.

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5
out of 5

9th September 2018:

Extremely comfortable hotel, ideal location and very friendly staff.

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5
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7th September 2018:

Great place to stay - would recommend it to others

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5
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6th September 2018:

Loved our stay at your beautiful hotel. Irene is so friendly and helpful. Views from our room 10 were gorgeous. Very comfortable and had a great sleep. Breakfast was fantastic and lots of choice. Nummy cooked breakfast. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

Tips:

Irene recommended we visit Mount Stuart and gave us a code for a discount. Amazing house and the tour bus can drop people off who don't have a car. Rothsay Castle is in the centre of the town and very interesting. For eating Harry Ha's is highly recommended and great food and service (opposite the castle. We had crab cakes and scampi.The Black Bull Inn on the promenade has gorgeous Italian food. Lasagne is so good and the fish and chips. Lots of walks and the tourist information centre staff are very helpful. Lovely island.

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4.8
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4th September 2018:

A friendly, clean B&B offering a fantastic view of the bay at Rothesay and distant hills. Our (two) rooms were clean, nicely decorated and warm. There was a shower over the bath, toiletries were provided and there was plenty of hot water. We couldn't fault breakfast - it was a treat. Starting with fruit and yoghurt, then cereal all followed by wonderfully cooked bacon and eggs etc. I would definitely stay again and highly recommend. (I've selected '4' for facilities, as I prefer a separate shower.)

Tips:

Kingarth Hotel (the only country pub on the Isle of Bute) is definitely worth a visit. Our party enjoyed three excellent meals. The servings were large which meant I couldn't manage 3 courses! A must see is Mount Stuart and gardens a short drive from Rothesay. If you're into history, St Blane's Church is well worth the short climb up the hill to it's location, and there are spectacular views from the top. Rothesay Castle, the Bute Museum and Visit Scotland Centre were also very interesting. Bute is definitely a bute-ful island!

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5
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27th August 2018:

Friendly and helpful

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5
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20th August 2018:

We had Room 2 with a 4-poster bed and stunning views across the bay. Our hosts were most helpful and the breakfast was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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About 15 mins walk along the bay to the centre of town where there are restaurants etc.

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5
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12th August 2018:

Lovely accommodation. Very comfortable bed. Excellent breakfast great choice of food. Thank's to Irene very friendly and helpful. We will return John and Geraldine

Tips:

We made two bus ride's to either end of the Island was very interesting. Had great Ittalian food at the Black Bull. Nice quirky little shop's.

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4.8
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11th August 2018:

Excellent sea view room with great views. Friendly and very accommodating owners. Lovely breakfasts which definitely set you up for the day.

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Mount Stuart is a great place to visit. Also don't miss a trip to the bute brewery

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4.8
out of 5

10th August 2018:

very friendly, clean and tidy

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Loved the beaches and the Bute passport for kids was great

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5
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1st August 2018:

Perfect location on the front street over looking the bay. About a 15 minute walk to the harbour. A lovely lounge where you can enjoy visiting. Our twin room also had a separate sitting room with fabulous views. Excellent breakfast included.

Tips:

Quite a few steps up to our room. Get a room on a lower level if you have problems with stairs. Mount Stuart is a must see and we love St. Blane’s and Ettrick Bay.

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5
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31st July 2018:

Stayed here at least 5 times and has always been first class. rooms are excellent. Nice steady walking distance into Rothesay.

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Lots to do on the island. Just plan your time well and consult local website.

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5
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30th July 2018:

Quiet location - great views - off street parking - welcoming - excellent breakfasts - rooms are spotless.

Tips:

Rothesay is worth exploring - castle - museum - seafront - good selection of shops and restaurants. The island has many ancient sites of interest, especially St. Blane's Chapel - stone circles - standing stones - burial cairns, and hill forts. Mount Stuart House and gardens should not be missed.

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5
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26th July 2018:

We were welcomed as we arrived, all questioned answered which was most helpful and we found both the owners and the accommodation superb ! Our 4 poster bedroom was huge with beautiful views over Rothesay Bay and the Loch. This hotel is spotlessly clean and to a very high standard and my husband and myself travel extensively across the world and have sometimes seen the difference. Breakfast excellent too and served with a sunny smile.

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Enjoy your Rothesay holiday, it's a beautiful Island with very friendly people who want you to enjoy yourself and who are interested in where you have travelled from. The Fair was on the sea front when we holidayed and it was great to enjoy rides we'd thought we would never go on again ! It's the only place I know that serves brilliant Top Hat Ice cream. It's to die for. Thanks Mr Zavaroni. We visit Mount Stuart House and St Blanes chapel on each visit back to the Island. We looked out for dolphins in Kilchattan Bay, Orcas and Basking Sharks and they're all visitors to Bute too but we weren't lucky this time. The Waverley Paddle Boat did make a visit as did a Cruise liner too. A walk along Lovers Walk in the Meadows brought back memories too, of bygone years. Ettrick Bay tearooms provided wonderful lunches as did the tea rooms in Montague Street who provided a very tasty sliced sausage and potato scone filled roll which brought back teenage memories, of when we stopped there after the dances in the Pavillion for a roll on the way home to bed. Rothesay is the most wonderful place. It made an article in the Guardian Newspaper recently about most of what I have said and I totally agree. Travelling home on the CalMac ferry was as nice as it always is but I hope to return me and mine and will diffinately recommend the Bayview Hotel to all of my friends and family. It's a superb hotel to stay in.

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5
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20th July 2018:

Warm welcome on arrival from Irene. Views from bedroom are spectacular. Breakfasts very good.

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Take the open top bus tour with Paul as your driver - very informative and amusing. Meals at Bonnie Clyde very good and you can take your own wine as premises not licensed.

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5
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20th July 2018:

Can't say enough about this hotel.Owners brilliant,Breakfast brilliant.Enough said.10 out of 10.

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5
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19th July 2018:

Brilliant B & B in ideal location. Irene was so friendly, breakfast was one of the best we have had. Have already booked return visit.

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Ideal place for quiet, relaxing break. The Esplanade is great place for meal.

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5
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15th July 2018:

Irene and Andrew are wonderful. The view out of the sitting room/lounge is great peaceful view to write those postcards you keep meaning to get to. The room was excellent. Clean and comfortable, far better than the chain hotel at the airport. And parking. It has parking that is not on the street. The Bayview was beyond my expectations. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking to book rooms in Rothesay.

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4.8
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13th July 2018:

Very relaxed and friendly and homely atmosphere

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Black bull and esplanade both good for meals

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5
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8th July 2018:

Everything that you could need was supplied in the room and the breakfasts were terrific.

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5
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4th July 2018:

Irene and her staff were very helpful and friendly. The Bayview rooms are very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. We all had a really good night's sleep. I would highly recommend the Bayview. The view from our room was like a picture postcard. Thank you once again for a great stay

Tips:

We all enjoyed a well presented and delicious meal upstairs in the Victoria. I'd recommend a trip on the tour bus to anyone who hasn't been to Rothesay before as it is a good opportunity to see more of this beautiful island.

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4.8
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26th June 2018:

Good location comfortable bed excellent breakfast and we were made to feel very welcome me. I would highly recommend staying here.

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Ask for a room with a Bay view and visit Mound Stuart

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5
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25th June 2018:

Nice, quiet setting, superb room with a great view and great service. Thank you.

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4.8
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21st June 2018:

very clean,helpful staff, would recommend

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5
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18th June 2018:

Could not have been friendlier, more helpful and kind, especially when we returned soaked to the skin. Very good breakfast and the rooms are extremely comfortable.

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5
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3rd June 2018:

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bayview. Lovely and plentiful breakfast. Irene and Andrew are very friendly and helpful. Gorgeous sunsets from our sea view room. Off road parking a bonus. Would come again.

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Loved the food at Harry Haws

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4.8
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30th May 2018:

Lovely stay at the Bay View. Well appointed, not far from the town or ferry but far enough to be very quiet. The room was decorated beautifully. Clean and had all the facilities and amenities you would expect or want. The bathroom was not ensuite, but private to me (I knew this before booking so not unexpected) AND a bathrobe was provided Just the job! And to top it all the view from my room was exceptional

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The Waverley - last stem paddleship is a real treat and highly recommended.

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5
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29th May 2018:

had a lovely time and would stay again if visiting Bute-views and sunsets were fabulous

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5
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25th May 2018:

Great hosts. Great place. Great views. What's not to like. Professionally and friendly run hotel. Helped me out when I was bikeless one day. It even has a wee bar and outside seating. I would thoroughly recommend.

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If you want to visit Mount Stuart it's advisable to book ahead. Loch Fad looks like a great half day out, boat hire and you don't have to fish.

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5
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24th May 2018:

Superb all round,

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5
out of 5

21st May 2018:

Friendly hostess, very relaxed atmosphere. It was the little extras that made the difference e.g tissues, some where to place teabags etc. Excellent breakfast choices, perfect poached eggs. Really comfortable bed, great sleep quality. Excellent value for money. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

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Harry Haws restaurant, friendly service, delicious food, good value.

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5
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20th May 2018:

Staff were both friendly and helpful. The choice for breakfast was as comprehensive as it could be and the service was quick and efficient. If you are lucky enough to have a room with a sea view, that's an added bonus. Located not far from the centre of Rothesay for shops and facilities.

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5
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20th May 2018:

Room seven has a great sea view

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5
out of 5

20th May 2018:

Fantastic room, great location & facilities with friendly & accomodating hosts. Really great stay & would highly recommend this hotel.

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5
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18th May 2018:

Friendly and lovely location overlooking Rothesay Bay..

Tips:

Gillis Bistro and Restaurant and Harry Haws well worth a visit. For other visits-Mount Stuart House St.Blanes church and just generally motoring and wandering round the island Fishing at Loch Fad-boats available.

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4.8
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10th May 2018:

Really nice building / room - everything was very clean and well presented. Staff were all lovely, the view was spectacular, and the location was perfect for us since we had no car. All in all a really enjoyable stay.

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4.8
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7th May 2018:

Rooms were comfortable breakfast was excellent plenty of it lovely hotel and staff

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5
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6th May 2018:

We will come back again!!!

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5
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29th April 2018:

Couldn't have found a more hospitable and helpful hostess. Irene spent some time finding us tradesmen for our newly purchased flat on the island. Couldn't have done more. Beautiful views over the water and a huge comfortable bedroom from which to enjoy them. We shall certainly be back.

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5
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28th April 2018:

The room was very clean, well appointed and comfortable. The staff were friendly, competent and helpful and the breakfast was very good. In fact I had a faultless stay and will stay there again next time.

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I loved Bute. In four days, I saw a lot but look forward to another visit to see even more.

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5
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18th April 2018:

My second visit to Bayview and once again had a great trip. The view of Loch Striven from my room alone was worth the trip. But equally stunning was the freshly cooked breakfast and the warm welcome you get from the great hosts who run it. The guest lounge is great too and the relaxed atmosphere just helps you unwind. It's a pleasant 10 minute walk along the shoreline into Rothesay and the main bus route on the island stops almost outside hotel. All in all a real gem of a place, I can't wait to go back!

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A must is a visit to Mount Stewart House and gardens, their simply stunning. Also the tea room at Etterick Bay is worth a visit as is the beach. The whole island is a gem of a place.

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5
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17th April 2018:

Lovely spotless venue with owners that couldnt do more. Even offered a free upgrade as someone had cancelled to give us a sea view room without asking.

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4.8
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15th April 2018:

Lovely people, great food, central location, clean hotel. Great stay.

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Harry Haw's restaurant - good food. Bute Museum and Rothesay Castle well worth a visit

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5
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9th April 2018:

Had a great weekend and was made to feel welcome

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Good restaurants and bars food was lovely

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4.8
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2nd April 2018:

We had a great stay at Bayview. Room was very quiet. Really good value so we'll be adding you to our regular stay list.

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5
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31st March 2018:

Fantasic location with lovely sea view. Accomodation is spotlessely clean and warm and cosy. Only a short walk along promenade from town. Andy and staff were very welcoming and breafast was superb. My only regret was i couldnt stay for longer!! Brilliant place to stay- Fraser Davison

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Loads of things to do and see on Bute The Bayview would make an excellent base for exploring the island

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5
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26th March 2018:

10/10...couldnt fault the Bayview. My second visit was as splendid as my first. Lok forward to my return

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An underrated island for cyclists. The Serpentine is a must. Scalpsie Bay is a joy and Mount Stuart cant be missed

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5
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24th March 2018:

We were both made to feel very welcome on arrival, and our room was very comfortable. We look forward to returning in August.

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Highly recommend the Ghillies Bar, best macaroni cheese I've had away from home. Liz's Diner was funky and the food is great, and Bute Museum and Castle are worth a visit. It was too early in the year for much to be open, but we enjoyed the peace and quiet.

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5
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12th March 2018:

You have a wonderful property and we enjoyed our one night stay in the four poster room with a view of the bay. If only you could control the weather as well

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Room 2 with 4 poster bed and view of bay. We walked into town and had a few drinks in the pubs in the town centre and are at the Black bull. Rothesay is a beautiful small town well worth a visit.

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5
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16th October 2017:

very warm welcome from Irene. lovely breakfast and views.

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5
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10th October 2017:

Stayed in the big front room with comfortable 4 poster bed. Beautiful panoramic windows to enjoy the view. Not only is there a haidrier but in addition jair straighteners. Breakfast is amazing. Cleanliness snd service us first class.

Tips:

Drive round Bute and appreciate the beautful views. Take a trip to ettrick bay cafe for lunch. We gad dinner at Esplannade hotel where food is good at affordabke prices. If u havent been vefore Mount Stuart house us a must see.

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4.8
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9th October 2017:

We had a very pleasant stay in the bayview. The location was great and the hotel was very clean and room was perfect looking out over the sea. Would recommend this to others.

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5
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29th September 2017:

Help with our case as we were on the top floor, very large Bedroom and great views.

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5
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28th September 2017:

Received a warm welcome and nothing was a bother. Will definitely return!

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5
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27th September 2017:

A very welcoming stay, I had a great sleep in the very comfortable bed! The room was large and appreciated all the amenities that came in the room. I was sad I had to miss out on the cooked breakfast but got pulled onto a work call but hopefully will be able to enjoy that part of the stay next time. Thank you for your hospitality and super value for money!

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5
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19th September 2017:

Had an excellent short trip and the view of the bay from our bedroom was stunning.

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4.8
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5th September 2017:

Very friendly and comfy great location I will be back

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5
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4th September 2017:

beautiful scenery and good staff really makes a good stay

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5
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4th September 2017:

Very homely comfortable hotel lovely breakfast very clean would highly recommend.

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Bus trip round the island is worth doing the black Bull do nice food.

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5
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31st August 2017:

Excellent friendly service. The Bayview is a gem. Highly recommended to anyone who wishes to stay in Rothesay and explore the Isle of Bute.

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5
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27th August 2017:

Exceptionally hospitable Great rooms Fab breakfast Location superb

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Mount Stuart Loch fad All of the bays around the island offer something different - take time to visit them all.

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4.8
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14th August 2017:

Wonderful accommodation and service. Felt welcomed and comfortable all for a very fair price.

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5
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6th August 2017:

Prime location, fantastic views within walking distance of the town.

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Take the time and effort to walk to the peaceful well kept Ardencraig Gardens and enjoy the view!

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5
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2nd August 2017:

This was our 4th stay at the Bayview and the stardards were as always, very high. Very clean and tidy with good sized rooms being well furnished. Excellent breakfast! Good position along the seafront within strolling distance of town centre. Excellent views!

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Lots of things to do on Bute all and, as you would expect, within a short drive or bus trip if you prefer. Good choices for evening meals in the town or a few restaurants within a short drive.

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5
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24th July 2017:

Very nice hotel with great service.

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Mount stuart house along with the fernery are two must see places along with West bay antiques.

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5
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20th July 2017:

Super value for money. Great breakfast, room number 7 had a lovely big bed and a superb view.

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5
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11th July 2017:

Very clean and well run. Very nice and friendly lady who runs it. Spacious room, overlooking the sea. Nice breakfast. Good location across from sea and near to ferry and shops/restaurants.

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We were attending a wedding at mount Stuart house on the island. It is set in many acres of woodland and garden which is beautiful to walk around. You can get guided tours of the house which is absolutely stunning inside. Would recommend a visit

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5
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5th July 2017:

we stayed here for 2 nights and were warmly welcomed. Irene and Andrew are great at attention to detail, making your stay an excellent choice. The large bed was so comfortable , room spacious and very clean. Shower great and bathroom spotless. Breakfast choices best we have been offered, especially the choice of fresh fruit salad! Will definitely stay here again !

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Glenburn hotel offers a 3 course meal, bottle of wine and entertainment for £35 a couple. We also ate at the Esplanade Hotel which was excellent! The scenery is stunning, Rothesay Castle is beautiful, only round castle in Scotland. Take a drive up the serpentine for stunning views of Rothesay. Ettrick Bay also beautiful with long sandy beaches. Even managed to see Sammy the seal sitting on his rock! We didn't go to Mount Stuart House , but am keen to do it on return visit, get reduced price tickets if you stay at Bayview Hotel.

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5
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30th June 2017:

Very pleasant place to stay. Owner very nice, and approachable........lovely place

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Enjoy...it all.

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5
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21st June 2017:

Lovely accommodation, excellent breakfast, & perfect location

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Only 10 minute stroll along the waterside into Rothesay. Take a trip on the Waverley for a look into the past era of steam & fantastic views around the island.

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5
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12th June 2017:

Perfect spot for a stay in Rothesay , only a fifteen minute walk from the ferry terminal or a couple of minutes in a car or taxi.

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Plenty stuff to do in Rothesay, Mount Stuart house is lovely and you can buy tickets at a reduced price from the guest house.

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4.8
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6th June 2017:

Lots of little extras provided. Everything you could want at breakfast.

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5
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5th June 2017:

Irene was very friendly and informative, you couldn't ask for better accomodation and lovely food, the hotel is pristine everywhere it is cleaned daily we would highly recommend this hotel to everyone

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Mount Stuart is a must allow the best part if the day to see it all, the fernery is also a must as is the castle and the museum, the discovery centre near the pier is another must see place, free parking everywhere, the victorian loos near the ferry arrivals/ departures eating at the Glenburn hotel near Bay view is reasonable a 3 course meal for 2 (evening) was just £20.90 including coffee, book in advance. beautiful beaches round the island and stunning scenery

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5
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26th May 2017:

Highly recommended

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5
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16th May 2017:

Excellent hotel and hostess very friendly and helpful. Beautiful room with wonderful view. Clean and lovely decorated. Comfortable bed and nice seating area within room. Lovely and varied breakfast. Would not hesitate to recommend the Bayview Hotel.

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Rothesay is a lovely place to visit with plenty of things to see and do. Beautiful areas to visit by car or walking. Lovely places to eat.

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5
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13th May 2017:

We were offered a sea view room when we arrived as one was available but decided to keep with the garden view. It was a very spacious room with a very comfy extra large bed.It also had a sofa small writing table large wardrobe and drawers for clothes. The shower had great pressure and was hot due to having its own electric heater so did not run out of hot water. Irene and Andy were the perfect hosts. Irene handled the guests while Andy was in the kitchen cooking up very tasty full breakfasts to your liking. We also received a discounted entry to the Mount Stuart House by purchasing our tickets at the hotel. We will definitely make this our place to stay when we return to the Island again.

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We had two lovely fresh fish meals at the Victoria Hotel in the town centre. I definitely recommend going to Mount Stuart House. Take your time and explore the entire gardens as well as the house itself. The Fernery at Ascog Hall is a must see as well as the gardens, the owners have done a marvellous job at restoring it to its former glory

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5
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13th May 2017:

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5
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12th May 2017:

My room had a huge window overlooking the sea. It was difficult to choose either enjoying the view or the four poster bed.

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When you are on Isle of Bute, do not miss to visit Ettrick Bay!

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5
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7th May 2017:

Food excellent and staff friendly and helpful

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Do view the men's loo at the pierhead!

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5
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2nd May 2017:

Can't fault the place - nice big room, massive bed, good shower and a view to die for.

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Get a room with a sea view (wherever you are staying). The Indian Pavillion is much better than it first appears! The stages of the West Island Way are great if you are into walking.

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5
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2nd May 2017:

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Highly recommended. Great breakfast. Friendly hosts.Within walking distance of town. If looking for a restaurant on a Sunday, book ahead. Ettrick Bay is certainly worth a visit and has a great cafe serving lovely, reasonably priced food. Ferries every half hour.

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4.8
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24th April 2017:

Comfortable rooms with great views and a really tasty breakfast.

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Mount Stuart is a must to visit.

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5
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14th April 2017:

The loveliest view I've ever had from a hotel room. Also the friendliest welcome, and fabulous breakfasts.

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The circular walk from Kilchattan Bay was extraordinarily beautiful.

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5
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12th April 2017:

We enjoyed our stay at the Bayview, room was spacious and comfortable with a great view over the bay. Our breakfast was well cooked and very enjoyable. Happy to recommend the Bayview to any mature travelers.

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Has a lovely evening meal at the Victoria Hotel.

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5
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11th April 2017:

great views. Fairly close to town centre friendly service, nice room and good breakfast.

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took landlady's advice and went to struan bar 1 minute's walk away on the sunday night where they have a wee jam session. good night and everyone was friendly.

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5
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1st April 2017:

My husband and l enjoyed a two night stay and l can honestly say it was a joy....breakfast delish!

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The Dressing Room....ladies you must go in and The Jade chinese resturant looks dated but the young waitress was a joy and the food delish.

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5
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23rd March 2017:

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Irene and Andrew were very welcoming and helpful. Room was lovely with a great view. Will definitely be back. Thank you

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Harry Haws and Kingsgarth were excellent restaurants. For things to do - just walk around Rothesay or drive round the island. So much to see with cracking views

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4.8
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21st March 2017:

Lovely hotel owned by Irene and Andy. Facilities are excellent. Had a lovely big room with fantastic sea views. First hotel I have every stayed in where they provided not only a hairdrier but straighteners as well

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You must try the sausages at breakfast . They are amazxing.

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5
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20th March 2017:

nice friendly service, clean and comfortable. the breakfast was very nice.

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the black bull pub was very nice (atmosphere, food, service)

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5
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11th March 2017:

Room was lovely. A view you cannot buy ! Breakfast just omg.

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Travel everywhere. Such a beautiful island .

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5
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10th March 2017:

the owners were excellent and make you feel like family and the location is spectacular with tremendous views of the bay. All the sites are within easy walking distance.

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the Rothesay Castle is a must alongg with the view from the top of Canada Hill.

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5
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17th October 2016:

This small,family run business was definitely the best option on the island! Great location and rooms were very clean. The suite was particularly nice-would recommend booking this at the slightly higher price! The staff were very helpful and attentive to our needs. I look forward to booking it again.

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5
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17th September 2016:

Excellent location enjoyed watching the ferries boats & yachts from our bedroom window, a huge comfy bed & lovely facilities.... Very peaceful & quiet, nice to be able to get a night cap & use of the beautiful sitting room

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Had an evening meal downstairs Bistro at the Victoria Hotel just on the sea front past the ferry terminal. Did not have time to see around Mount Stuart 5 mile up the road but looks superb in leaflets

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4.8
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9th September 2016:

Welcoming owners. Well cooked meals, with a good and hearty choice for breakfast. Comfortable room. Pleasant lounge to relax in the evening. Everything to a good standard of maintenance. The Bayview is within easy walking distance of the town centre and the bus to Mount Stuart can be hailed from immediately outside.

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Definitely visit Mount Stuart, but take stout shoes if you want to explore the extensive grounds. The tour bus is recommended even if you have your car. Get up to the top of one of the peaks to enjoy a wonderful view of the Clyde estuary.

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5
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8th September 2016:

Best hosts ever, arrived without siutcases and got offer of Irene to lend us clothes till our laguage would arrive! We were realy touched by the offer and found it outstanding! Brilliant big rooms in suite 9 with everything we needed and a view to die for to the bay. If we ever decide to come back that would be the place for us to stay.

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Beautiful island, we were most impressed with the fearnery which is so nice layed out and offers so many little places with stunning views, a real gem. Mount Stuart gardens disappointed us a bit as we expected flowers but only found beautiful trees. The house itself is with any right one of the most impressive ones we ever visited. Best and for us only restaurant in Rothesay is Harry Haws with very tasty good dishes and friendly young staff. We were shocked about Victoria hotels restaurant at first floor with its dated rooms and decoration. Fish with chilli batter was like leather and Sea Bass on a bed of lemon dressing missed the dressing. Black Bull is a nice little pub if you want to go for a real ale.

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5
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1st September 2016:

Lovely 2 night stay with a beautiful view.

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Loved Mount Stuart house and very extensive gardens.

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4.8
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29th August 2016:

Excellent hotel with attentative staff Made our weekend

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Mount Stuart a must visit. Harry,s Haw a very good restaurant

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5
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20th August 2016:

Very pleasant stay at The Bayview Hotel. Irene is a most welcoming hostess. Breakfast was excellent. The setting is wonderful, with a super view. Very pleasant to walk along to the town. Every little touch had been added to make our stay very comfortable.

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We found Mount Stuart a fascinating place to visit. The Victoria is very good for an evening meal. The island is very attractive.

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4.8
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20th August 2016:

Very comfortable and friendly B & B with thoughtful little extras.

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Lovely walk into town for restaurants, bars, etc and short car journey from ferry.

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5
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19th August 2016:

Very good place to stay. A warm welcome. Friendly people. Room was clean and Large with a beautyfull view.

Tips:

Site seeing Tour around the isle of Bute. Local pub: The Tavern pub. Local restaurant: The Esplanade.

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4.8
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17th August 2016:

Friendly and helpful

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Mountstuart for amazement Harry Haws for food St Blanes for tranquility

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4.5
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15th August 2016:

Lovely hotel with the most glorious views,friendly and homely!!!

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We ate at the Esplanade hotel which was very good and very reasonably priced. Mount Stuart is well worth a visit,as is Ettrick Bay,

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5
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13th August 2016:

Lovely people, very nice

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Went to Harry haws restaurant , fab food

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5
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12th August 2016:

Lovely Hotel, very friendly people, suite was exceptional will certainly be back sometime

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Highly recommended

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5
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12th August 2016:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you Irene, everything was excellent. The bedroom was very well equipped with everything we needed, the bed was ever so comfortable, & the shower/bath were great. All the toiletries being provided was a nice bonus. The cooked breakfast was fantastic & such a great choice of cereals etc.

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We did'nt really use any restaurants as we were visiting friends, & ate with them. IT is a lovely island and is well worth a visit.

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5
out of 5

12th August 2016:

View to die for Lovely comfortable four poster Great breakfast Friendly staff

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The Victoria hotel The visiter centre The museum near the castle was worth a visit Mount Stuart

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5
out of 5

9th August 2016:

The bedrooms were excellent, the view from the bedrooms were amazing, the food was great and the staff were very friendly. All together i was a very enjotanle stay.

Tips:

There is plenty to see especially Mount Stuart, this is a must. not many restaurants but the Black Bull has nice food.

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5
out of 5

30th July 2016:

Very comfortable room with tremendous views from our 2nd floor suite and a very varied and filling breakfast from our friendly host

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Mount Stuart is a must see visitor attraction

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4.5
out of 5

29th July 2016:

Room 10 had amazing views and particularly loved the chairs in the TV area. Couldn't fault the excellent breakfasts

Tips:

Esplanade is a very good restaurant with a menu to suit all tasts and very good value.

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4.8
out of 5

22nd July 2016:

Everywhere was spotless. Loved the peace and quiet. Breakfast excellent. Put my views on Tripadviser.

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Loved the atmosphere in the Taverna Bar. Such a happy place. Had evening meal in Esplanade hotel. Very good. Well worth taking the Tour Bus round the island. Driver very informative.

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5
out of 5

20th July 2016:

Another excellent stay at The Bayview Hotel.As I travelled alone I had my usual room number 3.Was pleased to see it had been redecorated.The private bathroom for room 3 was totally transformed in one word *WOW*.Hopefully I will be back next year. :-)

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They are many different things to do in Rothesay.I would recommend visiting Rothesay Castle,The Bute Museum and also taking the bus tour of Rothesay.

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4.8
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18th July 2016:

Very clean ideal accommodation with fantastic views ideal for a short stay.

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5
out of 5

18th July 2016:

very helpful without being overpowering, even when I had need of garage facilities. pity about the rain but otherwise the view from bedroom could not be better.Thanks for an excellent 3 days will definitely come again if over on Bute. PS BREAKFAST EXCELLENT

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5
out of 5

16th July 2016:

Everything was perfect! Great value for money and great views.

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5
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10th July 2016:

Great breakfast options .Friendly and efficient service.Room comfy and a great view!Bed v. comfy - had the best sleep ever! Quiet location but still only 5 min walk from town centre. Handy for ferry ,buses and town amenities.A great place to stay.

Tips:

Harry Haw's has to be the best place on the island if eating out - and child friendly! The bus tour round the island is good value for money and is always a good start to you stay. Also Mount Stewart House - but we didn't have time to visit although I'm assured it's wonderful!

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4.8
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9th July 2016:

The Bayview Hotel is ideally located for a visit to Rothesay It has a wonderful view of the bay and we sat many a night in the lounge marvelling at the view. The breakfast each morning was very good with a good choice of fruit and cereals and full Scottish. We would deffinitely go back to this hotel.

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5
out of 5

4th July 2016:

Excellent variety at breakfast and very tasty. Host pleasant and good for a blether.

Tips:

Brew Co, good for a beer. Didn't visit attractions as was touring.

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4.8
out of 5

26th June 2016:

Lovely & comfortable room with plenty of space. Super breakfast and very welcoming, friendly staff.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st June 2016:

Excellent hotel,high standard of cleanliness and comfort,a great holiday destination.

Tips:

Much to do on the island, including quite a few good eating places in Rothesay and around the Isle of Bute.

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5
out of 5

21st June 2016:

Friendly owners/staff the room was very clean and comfortable.Breakfast tasty and ample.Couldn't Fault it.

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The Island is a beautiful and peaceful place with some fantastic scenery and interesting gardens.Mount Stuart house is a must see. The 2 places we used for evening meals were The Esplanade bar and restaurant and The Black Bull pub.However The Black Bull only served evening meals on Fridays and Saturdays both were excellent quality with good friendly service.

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5
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16th June 2016:

Great owners .very helpful.got me an exceptional room with views across the bay....at the last minute ...due to my mistake as I had booked the wrong room online.Plenty of choice at breakfast.i would definitely recommend this hotel.

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Use the service bus to get around the island.good timetable and very helpful drivers. Information centre in Rothesay.one of the best!

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5
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15th June 2016:

Received a lovely welcome, got shown to our room which you don’t see most of the time anywhere else. The room was out of this world, had a great view of the sea watching the boats and ships alike. Didn’t have to wait long for breakfast, which we did enjoy every morning. Would we be back again, yes we would, the price was just right.

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There are so many places to see and eat. One place that we liked to eat in at was called the Esplande Hotel, you can’t miss it, it’s right across from where you come of the Rothesay ferry. The battered fish just melts in your mouth. If you have a family the price is just right for your pocket.

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5
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11th June 2016:

Lovely stay, lovely place, excellent breakfast and nice to sit out enjoying the view. Excellent service, nothing is a bother. Would definitely stay again.

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Book direct

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4.8
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8th June 2016:

Very friendly without being intrusive

Tips:

Mount Stuart House and gardens are a real hidden gem. Well worth visiting

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4.8
out of 5

7th June 2016:

Great location, comfortable room with wonderful views, good breakfast and excellent service.

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4.8
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6th June 2016:

Bayview is an excellent place to stay on Bute. The rooms are comfortable and well-furnished, the welcome is very friendly and helpful, and there is a first-class breakfast. The single rooms are not ensuite, but each has its own exclusive, well-equipped and spacious private bathroom down the corridor (bathrobes are provided for transit)

Tips:

Bayview is a little way out of town, but within a reasonable walk, and the local bus service is quite good. The architecture of Rothesay gives delightful example of Victorian opulence and elegance. Things to see include Mount Stewart, one of Britain's great country houses, and (do not miss!) the fernery and gardens at Ascog. The countryside offers plenty of scope for walking, and there are good beaches.

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4.8
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5th June 2016:

Staff very friendly with helpful knowledge of the area restaurants.

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5
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1st June 2016:

Wonderful visit from start to finish. Such friendly staff, food - marvellous! Nothing was too much trouble, from advising us about taxis, where to dine and the most magnificent views you could wish for. We would certainly recommend this hotel to all - Excellent!

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Room 10 - fantastic views from picture windows and very comfortable lounge area.

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5
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7th May 2016:

Friendly excellent location

Tips:

Mount Stuart essential /Russian Tavern Port Bannantyne / Winebar bistro

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4.5
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4th May 2016:

Our room was bright and spacious. The large comfortable bed was a bonus.

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5
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2nd May 2016:

We were made very welcome and staff could nor do enough. Breakfast was perfect .

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Harry Haws great place to eat .Gillies on the sea front do fabulous sea food.

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5
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29th April 2016:

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5
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28th April 2016:

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4.5
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27th April 2016:

Friendly, relaxed and professional, private parking and excellent internet access

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Don't miss Mount Stuart, a gem on Bute

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5
out of 5

23rd April 2016:

nice and friendly, comfortable, relaxing

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port bannantyne, mount stuart, ettrick bay

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5
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13th April 2016:

my room was great and the new bathroom was really nice. The staff were supper friendly and the chef makes the best poached eggs ever

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5
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12th April 2016:

Lovely staff. Easy check in /check out Excellent breakfast Superb room with see view

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Mount Stuart house is a must see.

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5
out of 5

1st April 2016:

A very good value stay with super clean rooms and bedding. Wonderful selection of breakfast food. I would highly recommend this home from home hotel. Very friendly staff.

Tips:

Mount Stuart house. Ice cream from Zavaroni's Bus tour of island beach at Ettrick Bay.

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5
out of 5

28th March 2016:

Super cosy,amazing breakfast,lovely staff xx

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Harry haws,bute museum,walk the west highland way

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4.8
out of 5

21st March 2016:

Good sea front location. Room had north facing view over bay. Excellent breakfast.

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Harry Haw's restaurant, but do book.

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4.5
out of 5

14th March 2016:

Lovely location hospitality excellent .satisfying breakfast

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5
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8th March 2016:

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5
out of 5

6th March 2016:

Warm welcome, room & ensuite spotlessly clean. Bed huge but comfortable & again clean. Location is comfortable & easy drive into Rothesay but can also be energetic walk or gentle stroll to take in the views & scenery en route. Added bonus of off road parking.

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Dinner at Harry Haws is a must with some fantastic shopping in The Dressing Room or a good rummage in the various charity shops

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5
out of 5

29th October 2015:

Had an excellent stay at the bayview. Loved all the features in the hotel. The bed was excellent, better than my own. And that view out of the window across the bay, just stunning. You won't want to close your curtains. Breakfast was great and so much choice. Service was excellent and very friendly. Would definitely stay again.

Tips:

Definitely Etteric bay and the cafe, just make sure you have cash as they don't take cards. The museum and castle are definitely a must see. If you're brave enough you can hire bikes in the town centre bike shop. It's quite flat so any novice should be ok cycling round.

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5
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20th October 2015:

Really friendly and very comfartable room.

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Rent a bike. Harry Haw's restaurant The Islander bar

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5
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19th October 2015:

Lovely hotel, beautiful location... The view from Bayview was stunning Room was excellent!! Large bed, couch , table TV, dressing table... Absolutely excellent Thank you

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If looking for a Chinese restaurant we would recommend the Jade Garden... Satay sauce was the best

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5
out of 5

29th September 2015:

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Bayview Hotel. The room was really comfortable and warm, and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was substantial and very enjoyable. If we decide to come back to Rothesay we would have no hesitation in getting in touch with the Bayview Hotel.

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5
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21st September 2015:

This is a very good b&b. The breakfast is very good. Room Nr.7 has a wonderful view to the bay. Irene an her husband are very helpful with everything.

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A nice Restaurant with good Food is The Waterfront. The Castle Mount Stuart is Important to be Seen. I also went to ARRAN for a Daytrip-wonderful!

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5
out of 5

21st September 2015:

Great hotel perfect location views were amazing irene was so accomodating and friendly breakfaat was first class hotel was excellent vwry clean and homely will definately be back

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Town was nice and a visit to the standing stones and the old chapels is a must and sitting on porch wirh a drink to watch sunset is amazing

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5
out of 5

20th September 2015:

My first stay in Rothesay. I had reviewed several hotels and was pleased that I chose the Bayview. It is a small family run hotel. If you are looking for ultra modern this isn't the one to choose.This traditional Scottish hotel is very comfortable and the views out to sea are the very best.You can watch the ferry and small fishing boats go by. The breakfast choice is excellent with lots of different cereals, fruit salad,fruit juices marmalade, Nutella.The full Scottish breakfast is the best I have tasted.How do you get that perfect poached egg? The bacon etc fat free (sausages from local butcher) Andrew is the chef and works away in the background and Irene is front of house. The atmosphere is calm so if you have insomnia book yourself in for a good sleep. I like to write reviews because I appreciate being able to look at the comments of other travellers when making a choice.

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If you are loooking for a mad whirl of things to do Rothesay isn't the place. If you are looking to relax and enjoy being on a beautiful small island then this is the place. Having said that people travel from the mainland to play golf.The island hosts a jazz festival 29th April to 2nd May (www.butejazz.com) The Bute Festival of Cycling 19th-20th September called the 'September Weekend' in the 1950s ( www.rothesayweekend.co.uk) was getting underway as I left the island yesterday with lots of races planned. Whenever I mentioned going to Rothesay everyone recommended Mount Stuart which is part of the Bute Estate and described as 'The spirit of nineteenth-century invention is embodied in Mount Stuart – a feat of Victorian engineering, this neo-gothic mansion was one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age The gardens are beautiful. Dates 29 March – 4 October 2015 Mon, Tue, Thur Guided tours hourly: 11.30am - 3.30pm Mount Stuart is easily accessed by local bus which drops you off in the grounds * The walk from this point to the house is fine if you are feeling fit. The alternative is to wait for the small minibus which runs constantly.There are tearooms at entry point and at the house. Ascog Hall Gardens and Victorian Fernery is also worth a visit Open from 10am to 5pm 1st April to 30th October. Described as a very well stocked garden together with a fine sunken Victorian Fernery and large stable's ruin. All located in the grounds of a fine baronial style house; house built around 1840, Fernery 1875. A distinctly old fashioned and rather magical experience. Teas and coffees available according to weather. Lastly Ettrick Bay is a beautiful bay with lots of seabirds birdseyeviewofbute.co.uk There is a tearoom which does an excellent cappuccino and toffee meringue

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5
out of 5

14th September 2015:

very welcoming and friendly. We had room 10 what a lovely room, could not have asked for better. Breakfast had a good choice and very nicely cooked, nothing was too much trouble. A clean and homely hotel.

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Lots to see and do. my suggestion would be to do the bus tour, it gave us ideas of where we wanted to go. Would have liked to have seen more places open later to eat in the evenings. Beaches were lovely to explore.

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4.8
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6th September 2015:

Really good friendly feel to the hotel.

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5
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5th September 2015:

We had a great time, the hotel was fantastic, Irene and Andrew were lovely,Food is plenty as there are choices for breakfast, we were looking for a quiet, interesting holiday and that's what we had. Thanks to Irene and Andrew.

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Places to eat we went to The Port Inn at Bannatyne. Food is all home made, staff are friendly and helpful. There is plenty to do and see. We went to Ettrick Bay, Mount Stuart, Kilchattan and Rhubadoch, climbed the Serpentine in Rothesay where in olden days people used to go to watch their families sail off to Canada. There is putting at the Winter Gardens on the front along from the ferry dock, this is also the information office and tells all about Rothesay.

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4.8
out of 5

27th August 2015:

Great location, great value for money, excellent breakfast.

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Mount Stuart is a must see, The Golfers is a fine old fashioned pub, Henry Haw's is great for food.

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5
out of 5

27th August 2015:

Andrew and irene are the most genuine and helpful people you could wish to meet .nothing is to much trouble for them .they have a sign in reception arrive as strangers leave as friends how true.thank you again

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Try ghillies under the victoria hotel on the front the food is excellent the menu one of the best .also go august for the highland games.

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5
out of 5

27th August 2015:

Our stay was very comfortable. Our seaview suite was very pleasant with commanding views of Rothesay Bay. It was nice to have the sitting area to relax in after dinner. Breakfast was very good with lots of options. Both Irene and her husband were very gracious hosts who made us feel very welcome.

Tips:

If you want to eat at Harry Haws Restaurant book in advance to be sure of a table. Food at the Esplanade Hotel is also good. The bus tour of the island will help you get your bearings. Mount Stuart House is a must, as is Rothesay Castle. Visit as many of the island's gardens as you can because they are all beautiful.

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5
out of 5

25th August 2015:

We had a great weekend at the Bayview Hotel. We were looking for a relaxing weekend and that's exactly what we had. Excellent choice for breakfast. Great location as we could walk into the shops and the Struan Bar which was a minutes walk from the hotel made us feel very welcome.

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The Kingarth Hotel is a 15 min drive from Rothesay. We ate there twice during our stay. Food was delicious and good value. Mount Stuart House is worth a visit.

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5
out of 5

17th August 2015:

A beautiful hotel oozing with character, views to die for and warm hospitality. I would not hesitate to recommend the Bayview to anyone looking for a relaxing escape on the Isle of Bute. It was a true joy to wake up to such glorious views across the bay...simply magnificent! The Bayview hotel is spotless, with great facilities and so quiet and peaceful that I felt like I had the whole hotel to myself even though it was fully booked. A gorgeous plentiful breakfast with lots of options for a vegetarian and exceptional service. Its no wonder this place is so highly rated, the owners set the standard for how hotels should be run. Love from Ireland! x

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I was here for a wedding so didn't get to sightsee although I really wanted to visit the standing stones.

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5
out of 5

16th August 2015:

Very warm and friendly welcome most comfortable accomodation breakfast and dinnsr first class Great value Would certainly return and recommend Having had good sunshine the view over the water was stunning from our rooms

Tips:

aplenty things to see and do for all ages A trip round the island is amust

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5
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14th August 2015:

A friendly welcoming hotel, with great food, excellent rooms and a fabulous view over the bay. A perfect hotel to spend a relaxing holiday on the beautiful Isle of Bute.

Tips:

Rothesay Discovery Centre is a great starting point, which is full of local information, videos and advice. Good walking and cycling opportunities. Quiet sandy bays, ancient churches and ruins, standing stones and the unforgettable Mount Stuart. Several coffee shops and restaurants and friendly atmosphere.

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5
out of 5

14th August 2015:

Very welcoming people, where nothing seemed to be too much trouble.

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Ghilies in the Victoria Hotel (ground floor) really nice. very accommodating to all needs. Cafe Zavaroni; great food and ice cream, lovely people.

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5
out of 5

12th August 2015:

Very nice place, warm welcome. Well situated, quiet, cosy.

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Mountstuart castle of course ! 2 good restaurants : Waterfront bistro and Harry Haw's. Esplanade hotel more traditional (fish&chips etc)

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4.8
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9th August 2015:

Very welcoming

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Home-cooked meals

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5
out of 5

9th August 2015:

a very welcoming hotel lovely views from our siute room across the bay delicious home meals and lovely breakfast choice all freshly cooked

Tips:

harry haws and the esplande plus prine of india we would recomend

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4.8
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8th August 2015:

Excellent value for money. Very pleasant room and good food. We will return.

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5
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7th August 2015:

lovely hotel fantastic views nothing too much trouble

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5
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5th August 2015:

stunning wee hotel and good value . beautiful setting and peaceful

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sightseeing tour a must

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5
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4th August 2015:

Fab room. Great views.

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Mountstuart House was amazing a must see.

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5
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3rd August 2015:

Warm and welcoming staff, very helpful with our baby girl

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5
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29th July 2015:

Hotel was lovely bedroom had a great view over the sea and the decor and bed were good .Breakfast was a good choice and very friendly service ..

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4.8
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27th July 2015:

This was our second visit to the Bayview Hotel. The rooms are spotless and the landlady has thought of and provided everything us girls need in the downstairs loo. The breakfast is excellent and gives you a great start to your day. In the words of a certain hunky famous actor "I will be back"

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A must do while on The Isle of Bute is Mount Stuart. I don't "do" buildings but on our landladys advice as we were leaving on our last stay with her she recommended that it was worth a visit. I am now a convert. I have never seen anything like it. We went on a day without organised tours but the room guides are so enthusiastic it made the whole experience even more of a pleasure. My only criticism was thatntherebwere no fridge magnets to add to my collection but that is a small price to pay for so much pleasure.

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5
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26th July 2015:

I recently stayed at the bay view hotel. its great I cannot say a bad thing about the place.The room was so clean and tidy. The staff were very nice and helpful. The meals were all home made and beautiful. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Tips:

If travelling to rothesay stay at the bayview hotel. I know I will the next time I go.

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5
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23rd July 2015:

I stayed at The Bayview Hotel recently for the first time.My single room was clean and cosy.The breakfasts were excellent and Irene was very friendly.Hoping to be back in Rothesay in the near future for a visit.

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5
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22nd July 2015:

Ideally situated for all local attractions, and amazing views from the hotel. The standards and friendly service would put a lot of other hotels to shame. A real gem.

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The gardens a short walk from the hotel is well worth the effort, as is all the local attractions at Rothsay.

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5
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21st July 2015:

Attentive, helpful and caring.

Tips:

Visit Mount Stuart House, a must. Go to the visitor centre at Mount Stuart for a meal and walk the grounds through the estate to the sea/beaches......you will probably have the area to yourself, bliss.

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5
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16th July 2015:

Excellent hotel. Very friendly owners, Superb breakfasts and dinner. Beautiful rooms. Lovely lounge. An ideal place to stay for any visit to Bute.

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4.8
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15th July 2015:

Wonderful location, friendly staff, great views and great breakfast.

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Mount Stuart is a must and also the open top bus tour with Paul.

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5
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14th July 2015:

Lovely scotish run hotel, very friendly efficient staff. And great breakfast. .

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A visit to mountstewart house

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th July 2015:

Great location .Very welcoming.Lovely comfortable room with stunning sea view -especially nice to relax and enjoy a glass of wine looking out over bay after a day out walking!Choice at breakfast very good-even a proper veggie option complete with veggie sausages!Will be back again-hopefully soon!

Tips:

Lots of great walks-something for everyone from easy going to more difficult (see Walk Highlands for West Island Way).Open top bus tour great -a more relaxed way to see island and take some photos!Would highly recommend Harry Haw's as somewhere to eat-food superb!Two Co-op's and other shops nearby.Also a few banks and auto tellers dotted about town.Good bus services.Enjoy your stay!

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4.8
out of 5

7th July 2015:

Good food,lovely room with a wonderful view. Would recommend this hotel to any visitors.Will be coming back again.

Tips:

Sightseeing, good cafes and restaurants. Very interesting buildings and places to visit on the island.

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5
out of 5

6th July 2015:

Wonderful welcome, excellent service, will be going back.

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5
out of 5

28th June 2015:

We have stayed here on several occasions and always found the hotel to be first class in cleanliness, service, and food. (especially the sausages)

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5
out of 5

26th June 2015:

We really enjoyed our three day stay, Bute is a beautiful Isle. The Hotel is very well situated being near to the centre,the panoramic view from our room was one of the best views we have had on holiday. Plenty of good food for breakfast, a B & B which does serve an evening meal (on certain nights)the meal was delicious. The owners made us feel very welcome.

Tips:

There is plenty to see in Bute, we drove round the Isle but could have easily caught the bus (very frequent)Plenty of walking and a visit to Mount Stuart House is a must you will never see a house like it,it is unique.

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4.8
out of 5

25th June 2015:

Lovely friendly people. Home made cooking and very satisfying servings!

Tips:

Short walk to the town, great location. Fabulous views from bedroom windows across the firth of clyde

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4.8
out of 5

24th June 2015:

Accommodation warm, despite cold weather and in June, made it welcoming. Excellent breakfasts served quickly despite several people coming into dining room at same time. Didn't sample evening menu as meeting up with others of Group, staying elsewhere, to eat together. Would come back if returning to the Island.

Tips:

Enjoyed food at Kingarth Hotel and Victoria Hotel, the former feeding 20 of us (booked) and the latter 11 (not booked on Sunday evening) Ascog Hall gardens and Fernery wonderful. Geology of the Island excellent and easily accessible.

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4.8
out of 5

24th June 2015:

Stayed in the Top Floor Suite with an excellent view over the Bay.

Tips:

Russian Restaurant in Port Balentyne as well as Mount Stuart and the Castle in Rothesay worth visiting .

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5
out of 5

20th June 2015:

Excellent hotel and the staff put you at your ease straight away. The food is of the best and cooked to perfection.Irene and her husband are a very nice couple. The Bayview is well situated and Has excellent views of the bay and surrounding hills. my wife and I strongly recommend it and in our opinion you would be hard pushed to get better.

Tips:

There is plenty to see and do ,long walks.great gardens and plenty of historical sights. great information centre.Lots of places to eat from little cafes to large restaurants .Good local bus service that will take you all over the Isle of Bute.

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4.8
out of 5

14th June 2015:

Owners could not have been kinder or more helpful. I loved the use of a dressing gown and thoughtful provisions of things like sewing kit and biscuits. Extremely comfortable.

Tips:

Woodland walk in Canada Hill magical.

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4.8
out of 5

12th June 2015:

We want to send you a hearty thank you. The weather was cold but the hotel was warm, wonderful and such a perfect view for us land-locked folks. The food was tremendous. Fresh and filling, well presented. We want to return as soon as we can. Totally loved our two days. The four poster bedroom was superb. We will remember Bute long after London and Paris.

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This seems to be an unusually cold season for the isles. Go anyway. We were enchanted by the scenery; the people were so nice. We thought of eating in the restaurants but Bayview meals were too good. Andrew, the husband, is the cook. I left wishing we had a cookbook of his meals. It was our first visit to Scotland and if we sound overly enthusiastic, I apologize. WE LOVED BUTE and Bayview. Get the 4-poster bedroom.

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5
out of 5

9th June 2015:

Fabulous stay in a suite with amazing views over the bay. Very comfy bed and Breakfast was excellent ( and even had veggie sausages). Extremely efficient and warm welcome/ checkout. Will definitely be back for another visit

Tips:

Food at Waterfront Bistro was excellent and very reasonably priced, visit the castle but watch out for the nesting seagulls, a trip on open top sightseeing bus is a must to find some hidden gems

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4.8
out of 5

8th June 2015:

nice room overlooking the garden we seen deer grazing early in the morning food really good friendly place will stay again.

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5
out of 5

6th June 2015:

Very friendly and helpful and we could not fault the service. Great quality of breakfasts and main meals. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Tips:

Bute is a lovely island with stunning views and great little gift shops etc. It is like a step back in time for the peace loving traveller looking for tranquillity and nice little drives and scenery.

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5
out of 5

3rd June 2015:

Lovely hotel. Our room was large and comfortable and we both slept well. Breakfast was great too.

Tips:

A visit Mount Stuart is a must.

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5
out of 5

1st June 2015:

Lovely big room, excellent location. Quiet with great views, helpful, friendly staff and a fantastic breakfast. Thanks

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4.8
out of 5

19th May 2015:

Lovely friendly service

Tips:

Mount Stuart is a must. The island is easily explored.

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4.8
out of 5

18th May 2015:

A very pleasent first trip to the Isle of Bute

Tips:

Warm clothes and wet weather gear. Drive up the Serpentine Hill, visit Mount Stewart and Ascog Fernery

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4.8
out of 5

16th May 2015:

Al the staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. Comfortable warm room. Good breakfast choice.

Tips:

Parking at the front of the hotel makes it very accessible.

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5
out of 5

13th May 2015:

First class family run hotel our sea view suite room was beautiful. The view from it was amazing. The hotel was only providing breakfast as the evening meals do not commence until June. If the breakfasts were anything to go by the evening meals will just be as delicious. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel to many.

Tips:

Another restaurant to try is Gillies in the Victoria Hotel food is terrific and the price of beverages excellent value as well.

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4.5
out of 5

12th May 2015:

We had a pleasant stay and found Irene and Andrew very helpful and friendly and wouldn't hesitate to return and recommend this hotel to family and friends

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5
out of 5

12th May 2015:

Traditional sea front hotel, room was excellent with big comfortable bed. Breakfast service also very good, only disappointment to this traditionalist was absence of Scottish black pudding!

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5
out of 5

9th May 2015:

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4.8
out of 5

8th May 2015:

Irene was welcoming and friendly throughout our stay. We would definitely like to stay here again. Tasty breakfast and the room was heated perfectly. View from our room was stunning.

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5
out of 5

4th May 2015:

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4.8
out of 5

21st April 2015:

Very friendly and helpful also recommended places to make our stay more enjoyable.

Tips:

Kilchattan Bay is a beautiful place on the south of Bute, perfect for a picnic and in Rothsay The West End Cafe is a must for fish & chips. Upstairs in Victoria's is also a nice place to eat with lovely views.

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4.8
out of 5

7th April 2015:

Would recommend this hotel to others and book the sea view suite. What would have been a bonus, a small refrigerator in the room to chill the wine and enjoy the magnificent views. One of the better hotel I stayed in on the west coast of Scotland.

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5
out of 5

7th April 2015:

This hotel is very friendly, clean and all staff were courteous.

Tips:

Plenty of local food places and pubs. Highly recommend The Struan, very welcoming.

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4.8
out of 5

5th April 2015:

Friendly. Fantastic views and breakfast and comfortable bed. Very clean.

Tips:

Rothesay Castle, beachcombing, Mount Stuart House.

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5
out of 5

2nd April 2015:

Very friendly, had a brilliant stay would go back again in the summer, food was fab, very clean, perfect for a little get away

Tips:

Harry's haw was fab and the hotel that's a bit out of the island can't remember name but would recommend to go there was brill.

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5
out of 5

31st March 2015:

Our first visit to Rothesay and it won't be our last. With the ferry prices due to drop this will make the island much easier and cheaper to visit.

Tips:

We attended a wedding in Mount Stuart House which is fabulous. A must see for any visitor to the island.

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4.8
out of 5

16th February 2015:

Great accommodation and lovely warm welcome from the host. Breakfast was fantastic with a huge choice and dining room overlooking the bay. Would stay here again!

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5
out of 5

29th October 2014:

Wonderful stay. Great views, c omfortable room, lovely breakfast - everything a good guest house should be.

Tips:

Harry Haws for dinner. Walk to Kilmichael Chapel followed by tea at Ettrick Bay tearoom.

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5
out of 5

17th October 2014:

This was our first short visit to Bute and we were so pleased to have stayed at the Bayview Hotel.A very warm friendly welcome,attentive but unintrusive hosts, a beautiful well appointed large room with stunning views over Rothesay Bay and an extensive breakfast menu, made for an extremely enjoyable stay. We wished we had had the time to stay longer and hope to return again in future. Many thanks and best wishes. Steve & Bernadette Reed-O'Connor

Tips:

We had a lovely walk down to the beach from the view point on the A844 above Scalpsie Bay, to the rocky western shore where we sat quietly and watched seals basking on the rocks 20m away.A real treat with wonderful views over to the mainland and Arran.

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4.8
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5th October 2014:

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4.8
out of 5

30th September 2014:

Just a lovely classic small hotel /BB. Helpful flexible hosts who make the stay very enjoyable

Tips:

Cycle to kilcatten bay eat in kingarth hotel. Lovely day out.

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4.8
out of 5

30th September 2014:

Amazing hotel!! Breakfast was gorgeous with plenty to choose from and cooked to perfection. Sheets were crisp white. Bar is very small but they don't claim otherwise. View was to die for.

Tips:

Eat at the Esplanade. Really good food at a reasonable price. Perfect ale. Lovely staff.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

29th September 2014:

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5
out of 5

29th September 2014:

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5
out of 5

29th September 2014:

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5
out of 5

21st September 2014:

The hotel has wonderful views across the bay. The food is excellent. The breakfast was enormous and the evening meals were good wholesome food, all cooked by Andrew. We could not fault the hotel at all.

Tips:

Take the ferry at the other end of the island and go up to view the Kyles of Bute - wow!!! The Pavillion is well worth a visit even though it is going to be renovated, and it will be wonderful when its completed. The beaches at Scalpsie Bay (for seals)and Ettrick Bay are also worth seeing.

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5
out of 5

19th September 2014:

Staff on site, always willing to help with arrangements, advice. Food good, full breakfast cooked to order.

Tips:

1/2 mile from ferry landing, but the walk along the esplanade is beautiful.

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5
out of 5

18th September 2014:

Very friendly and helpful with perfectly cooked breakfast. In my opinion this is the standard all 4 star hotels should have.

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5
out of 5

17th September 2014:

A beautiful setting giving an amazing view of the bay and only a short walk from the town which we preferred allowing us to take advantage of the walks each day. We were welcomed to the hotel....our room was clean, comfortable, spacious and well equipped and we enjoyed a tasty breakfast that afforded us a lot of choice each morning breathing in the beautiful scenery. Definitely a hotel to be recommended!

Tips:

Lots of info available from hotel owners or search Rothesay website for further information.

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4.8
out of 5

1st September 2014:

We had maybe the best room: with a stunning view! Choose the one with the canopy bed and the high windows.

Tips:

Wonderful walks around the south tip of the island. Follow West Island Way, stage 1 and 2. Great views, and wild blackberries (end of August, beginning of September), and a marvelous finish with a descend to the lake.

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5
out of 5

1st September 2014:

Lived up to the very good recommendation that it was given by my daughter.

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5
out of 5

1st September 2014:

Friendly helpful owners, warm and welcoming. Breakfast was great, rooms immaculate, homely feel, would definately stay again.

Tips:

Didn't see much of the island unfortunately as I was attending a wedding, but i would not hesitate to stay here again. The only tip I have is to get a sea view room with a 4 poster bed, if you see nothing else on the island you will revel in waking up to an awesome view, priceless.

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4.8
out of 5

27th August 2014:

Love the location and view.

Tips:

Good coffee and snacks two minutes walk to the right at the seafront, center 10 minutes walk to the left.

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5
out of 5

18th August 2014:

we were made to feel very welcome and at home breakfast was lovely nice big room. lovely evening meal and beautiful views.

Tips:

esplanade hotel for good food and prince of india for excellent curries. take the walk to loch fad and climb canada hill for amazing views. beautiful gardens at ascog fernery and ardencraig gardens. have a sail on the waverley visit the dicovery centre

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5
out of 5

17th August 2014:

The welcome was warm, the view was spectacular and nothing was too much hastle or awkward.

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4.8
out of 5

11th August 2014:

Friendly, informative and helpful

Tips:

Visit the tourist information centre for full lowdown on sites etc. Check opening times for Mount Stuart as not always open.

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5
out of 5

10th August 2014:

We immediately were welcomed into Bayview Hotel and the friendliness and helpfulness of Irene made our stay memorable. We would have no hesitation in staying here again.

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4.8
out of 5

3rd August 2014:

Tasty well presented food. Friendly. Wonderful view. Very comfortable king sized bed. Nice to watch Commonwealth Games TV coverage on sofa in bedroom. Great place for a few days cycling on quiet roads.

Tips:

Nice cafe serving decent food in evenings called the pier,a few hundred yards East from Bayview-take your own booze. Mount Stuart and Ascog fernery worth visiting and easily cyclable on quiet seafront road. Walk around southern peninsula from Kilchattan Bay on a West Island Way taking in St Blanes Church and Dunagoil Fort was easy and fascinating.

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5
out of 5

29th July 2014:

Excellent service and value for money.

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5
out of 5

24th July 2014:

We stopped for 2 nights and had a fantatic stay. An incredible view, helpful and friendly hosts, a clean and spacious room and a delicious breakfast - what more can you ask for?

Tips:

It's a ten minute walk from the centre of Rothsea - but it's a lovely walk along the promenade so don't be put off by that if you are on foot.

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5
out of 5

24th July 2014:

The Bayview Hotel was ideally located with a gorgeous view over Rothesay Bay.

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5
out of 5

23rd July 2014:

The room overlooking the Clyde with boat activity was perfect for us especially seeing the Waverley visiting. The stairs to the second floor might be a little difficult for some people Only a short walk into the town was nice and the Ferry was only 5 mins away The home cooked food was excellent but early dining in the evening may not suit everyone

Tips:

Nice restaurants are available in the town. A drive to Dunoon via the 5 min Colintraive ferry at the north end of Bute is a good way to spend a few hours.

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4.5
out of 5

21st July 2014:

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and nothing was to much trouble for the proprietors to deal with ,went B&B and the breakfast was great setting us up for the day

Tips:

Had a few drinks in the Black Bull pub down by the pier and we were always made welcome

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5
out of 5

19th July 2014:

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4.8
out of 5

18th July 2014:

Lovely location looking out over the bay - just a short (ish) walk from the 'action'; Breakfast was perfect and very efficient; Couldn't fault the room at all; and it was an added bonus to have a little bar for a nightcap! All in all, a lovely break away.

Tips:

Victorian Toilets are worth the small charge for a look. Black Bull Inn was very good for real ale and very friendly. Both Harry Haw's and Waterfront Bistros lived up to expectation. Mount Stewart is best visited in sunshine - don't go to see the House on a rainy day as the rooms benefit from the sun streaking in through stained glass windows, and the gardens are huge with not many places to shelter from the rain.

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5
out of 5

13th July 2014:

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5
out of 5

9th July 2014:

Very comfortable bedroom with large bed.Breakfast was great with lots of choice. Staff friendly and very willing to help.

Tips:

Beaches, Mount Stuart Gardens

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5
out of 5

7th July 2014:

Very welcoming and understandable when we checked in late because of ferry crossing. Breakfast was excellent and served without delay. Was there for a family wedding at Mount Stewart which is a remarkable place. Irene gave us sandwiches and fruit on our departure for our early ferry crossing to Weymess Bay which was very much appreciated as we had to depart before breakfast. All in all lovely, clean Hotel with excellent service.

Tips:

Do not leave Isle of Bute without a visit to The Golfers bar near the pier. To say Tommy is an excellent batman is an understatement. He welcomed us in over the weekend and always with a smile on his face, he even entertained us throughout the night with his excellent voice and seemed to pick the song to suit the atmosphere. He even serenaded the young married couple with an appropriate song. Well done Tommy! For a coffee or tea break visit the Electric Bakery - sorry if I got name wrong but I know it on same street as the Superdrug store. Very friendly and fabulous selection of cakes etc. the apple tart is to die for....

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5
out of 5

7th July 2014:

Beautifully situated hotel with outstanding views across to the Kyles of Bute. Room we had was large and very comfortable. Excellent choice at breakfast and the one dinner we had was also delicious and very good value for money.

Tips:

The Waterfront is a good restaurant for dinner - plenty of choice although the portions are on the large side. We did the northern loop of the West Island way which needs improved signage. The moorland bit is quite a struggle and the 4 mile forest section rather boring! A trip on the "Waverley" was a highlight of our stay.

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5
out of 5

1st July 2014:

Excellent room with fantastic views. Really good breakfast. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Tips:

Visited ( on recommendation ) the Esplenade Hotel for an evening meal. Really good food and value - again wsih we could have gone back for more.

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4.8
out of 5

30th June 2014:

Wonderful location and equally wonderful food. Very comfortable room with beautiful views across the Firth of Clyde. The single rooms have their en suites along the corridor, each shower room being dedicated to one bedroom only. Sink in the bedroom for teeth cleaning, filling kettle, etc.

Tips:

We took the local sight seeing bus around the island. You can get off at any point and get the next one at any point. Mount Stuart is a must see place if you don't have time for anything else. Wonderful house and extensive grounds down to the shoreline.

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4.8
out of 5

25th June 2014:

Friendly comfortable clean everything we wanted at a reasonable price.

Tips:

Mount Stuart should not be missed Scalpsie beach and Ettrick Bay grand for a paddle! Waterfront Bistro good choices good value for money

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4.8
out of 5

23rd June 2014:

Best breakfast selection of our 2 week tour.

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The Waterfront and Harry Hawes Bistros are recommended. We had good value and good service.

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5
out of 5

16th June 2014:

good all round accommodation clean tidy staff helpfull and friendly good choice for breakfast great view across the bay

Tips:

the esplanade hotel serve guality meals daily mount stuart is well worth a visit

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5
out of 5

11th June 2014:

Tips:

If you are interested in gardening don't miss Ascog Hall. Mount Stuart is amazing but be prepared for a lot of walking.

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4.8
out of 5

2nd June 2014:

Easy location to reach with great Bay Views and delightful, friendly and helpful Irene to provide guidance and help.

Tips:

St Ninian's point (SW Bute) in the evening was a less obvious delight, with walk along beach with Arran in the distance.

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5
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1st June 2014:

I chose the room online and was not disappointed. It turned out exactly as I had expected, a lovely room at the front with a fabulous view of the bay and the mountains, especially in the evening. The staff were very helpful, finding places to eat, how to store luggage at the ferry terminal etc.

Tips:

Rothesay is a good place for a short break even if you don't come by car. The fast transport links to Glasgow make it accessible from all parts of the UK and there are buses going somewhere on the island every day of the week. Storing luggage at the ferry terminal was cheap (£1 per bag) and efficient and I would definitely do that before checking in and after checking out. The best eating places that we found were the West End Cafe for fish and chips and Harry Haws for something more sophisticated. We went to the Black Bull for real ale. All 3 are very close to the ferry terminal. Picture Bute Tartan Shop with the kilted dummy outside (just opposite the terminal and next to the Black Bull) sold good value tartan and Harris Tweed goods.

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4.8
out of 5

29th May 2014:

Hosts where friendly, breakfast was very good.bedroom was clean and airy with a lovely view.

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4.8
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22nd May 2014:

Very friendly and obliging.

Tips:

Harry Haws restaurant and the pier very good.

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4.5
out of 5

21st May 2014:

A Good friendly hotel that has comfortable rooms with all the basic facilities you need for a short or longer stay. Tea making facilities, flat screen TV, En suite, Wi Fi and very comfortable beds! A Nice breakfast served with a good variety.

Tips:

Mount Stuart, Etterick bay, Waterfront Restaurant, Harry Haws for a good dinner at a very reasonable price. Public transport links are good so can live without your car!

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5
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21st May 2014:

The owners, Irene and Andrew are very friendly and are always available for any questions you may have.Nothing seems too much of a bother for them.

Tips:

Blethers and Zavaroni's are good for meals.Most pubs also sell bar meals.A new diner opened just up from the Bayview called Pier at Craigmore which looks well worth a visit. Lots to do and see in Rothesay.Mount Stuart House is a must.There is also The Castle, The Museum and The Bute Discovery Centre all worth visiting and who can resist a game of putting right on the sea front.

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4.5
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19th May 2014:

Lovely location. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful and gave good recommendations for where to eat and drink locally.

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Try the Bistro in town for excellent food, if rather massive portions that will no doubt defeat all but the heartiest of eaters. We were cycle touring round the island and stopped off at the cafe at Ettrick bay for a coffee, a fairly old fashioned but charming cafe with friendly staff and a great view across the beach to Arran and the Mull of Kintyre.

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5
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15th May 2014:

This was one of the best short breaks we have had. So relaxing. Our accomodation was perfect and the whole atmosphere about Bayview was just so welcoming.

Tips:

We had two lovely meals with MASSIVE portions at the waterside bistro. Supper at the Victoria hotel was good too. The breakfast at Bayview was so good we didnt need lunch.

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4.5
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3rd May 2014:

Clean, friendly and helpful. Excellent value for money. We will use again when we return to Bute. Strongly recommended.

Tips:

Ask the owners and you will get a candid recommendation.

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5
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27th April 2014:

Beautiful views across the bay. Comfortable four poster room.

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Harry Haws had good choice of food. Visit Mount Stewart and the castle. Ettrick bay is also lovely.

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4.8
out of 5

22nd April 2014:

Made to feel welcome.Enjoyed my stay but pity it was work related.

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Great island for cycling.

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5
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14th April 2014:

We had a great stay here. The rooms was lovely and very clean. The bed was amazing . So comfy and the breakfast was so tastey. The lady could not of been anymore helpful .

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5
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12th April 2014:

I cound not have had a warmer welcome.

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5
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7th April 2014:

Friendly staff, great view, excellent standard of room, will definitel