BEST WESTERN Kinloch Hotel,  Isle Of Arran

4.5/5  - based on 487 guest reviews.
Blackwaterfoot, KA27 8ET, Isle Of Arran, Great Britain - See map
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    Sauna
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Overlooking the Mull of Kintyre (immortalized in a certain Mr. McCartney's famous song), BEST WESTERN Kinloch Hotel draws guests from far and wide. Breathtaking scenery and spectacular views will provide the backdrop to your break, on the wonderful west coast of Arran (just 11 miles from its Heritage Museum). A warm Scottish welcome (from our staff and roaming deer nearby!) will get your getaway off to the perfect start, while quiet comfort and family run hospitality will take care of the happy ending too! We go out of our way to provide superior accommodation, excellent food and outstanding service. . . so what are you waiting for?

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  • 4
    « Great views and food to boot »

    We had travelled round the island looking for somewhere to lunch. Most places were either shut, full (not many) and some had a power cut. We arrived at Blackwaterfoot and came across the Hotel. You can't miss it BTW it dominates the village. The options for food are varied. You can either snack or have lunch during the day. They are very versatile and the food is excellent. The staff are very personable and friendly. Oh and the views are breathtaking. Well worth the visit.

    5
    « Overnight stay in Arran »

    I had an overnight stay at the hotel and found all the staff to be extremely friendly and welcoming. Even though they were busy, they made time for every customer. The location is excellent, very peaceful and you could happily sit enjoying the view. Although some aspects of the hotel were a bit tired and could do with an upgrade, the hotel was very clean and the room was fantastic, with a fab sea view! Great big comfortable bed, the room was lovely and warm and had everything we needed. Buffet style breakfast was on offer and you could also order additional fresh cooked food. I would recommend this hotel and will be returning again.

    5
    « Excellent »

    Have no complaints at all. A weekend deal seen in our local paper, this included two nights bed and breakfast with dinner on the first night, return ferry and the most amazing carrot cake with coffee in the afternoon. Our room was adequate with a magnificent sea view, and large comfortable bed. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. To top it all it was 5th November so we were treated to the most amazing bonfire and fireworks display including soup. Will definitely return.

    4
    « Blackwaterfoot but not the Blck Sheep »

    I visited the hotel for a weekend break with my best friend and my dog. The hotel itself isn't the 'prettiest' and could do with some freshening up in regards to decor in the bedrooms, grouting in the bath etc but it is set in a stunning, quiet and peaceful setting. With the beach on you doorstep you are spoiled if you have a sea view. Our initial welcome was a bit ropey (I'm used to the 'good afternoon, welcome, have you stayed with us before' intro speeches) but other members of staff soon made us feel more than welcome. At £10 per night extra for my dog I struggled to see why exactly I was paying for but was still greatful to be able to take her with me. The only public area dogs were allowed in was the bar. I understand this when food is being served but they serve food in the bar area too. Just a little odd. Dinner on the first night was superb; both scallops and steak cooked to perfection. The second night I wasn't so lucky. They mixed up our orders and my steak was tough, over cooked and a really bad cut. I at £20 it was too expensive to put up and shut up and was sent back. The staff were lovely and it was quickly replaced. Breakfast was buffet style self service. Plenty of choice and certain things could be ordered fresh. I was a little unsure why fruit was one of the items that had to be ordered; again, it just seemed slightly odd as most hotels have their fruit basket on display with the cereals/continental breakfast items. All in all we had a fantastic weekend and putting the little niggles aside I would recommend the Kinloch Best Western as a family and dog friendly hotel.

    4
    « Walking Group Long-Weekend on Arran »

    A very nice quiet hotel in a great location on the waterfront at Blackwaterfoot. Beautiful walk from the hotel along beach and edge of golf course to Kings Cave. A wonderful relaxing hotel for a weekend or longer. Stayed here with 37 members of Rambling Group - would recommend.

    5
    « Excellent »

    My wife and I thought this hotel was superb value for money, room with a sea view was requested and granted to us, room was immaculate and nicely decorated, a heated swimming pool in the hotel for residents to use which we utilised.Also our 2 night stop over with breakfast was very tasty and they had a good choice on their menu. We would have given everything about this hotel including the staff marks of 10/10 if it had not been for 1 particular staff members attitude towards us on our last day at breakfast time. Maybe Stephanie was having a bad morning. We will most definitely return in the near future! Oh!! A big thank you to the barman for suggesting I try the local brew Cally 3 hops as there isn't Tennents Lager.

    4
    « Nice but noisy. »

    Visited for lunch with family. The food and staff were lovely and extremely helpful. However the atmosphere spoilt by a terrible radio station feeding directly into the bar. The music was loud and was very distracting. Spoilt it all a bit.

    4
    « Great break »

    The KINLOCH Hotel at Blackwaterfood, Arran was outstanding for cleanliness, facilities and staff, we were on a two night break and thoroughly enjoyed every minute, our seaview room was lovely, the food was great, good all round breakfasts with lovely views across to Argyll, the evening meal was first class and the service was excellent.

    5
    « Wee cuppa tea »

    Stopped in here for an afternoon cup of tea after a walk round the village. The views were breathtaking. The cakes were amazing and the tea, coffee and hot chocolate were great. Even although the place was busy, it was not noisy. You could hear the conversation at your own table without having to strain. The staff were very welcoming. They even acknowledged us as we were leaving, which is a nice touch.

    5
    « A dream... »

    ...to our nightmare when we checked into another hotel on Arran that claimed it was the Islands best hotel. Arriving at Kinloch Hotel we were greeted with a genuine and warm smile, a host of information regarding the island. We enjoyed our 2 nights so much we extended to 2 more. We will be back again in the Spring! Thank you.

  • 4
    « Excellent locaion, excellent customer service »

    stayed here on a Groupon deal. Immaculate, refurbished fresh room with comfortable large bed and large towels. Ate in the restaurant on the second night, good choice of menu, great customer service. Hope to be back again soon

    4
    « golf trip »

    3th time at the kinloch, we had a probem with our room, the receptionist dealt with the problem quickly and without fuss and upgraded us to a better room, food as usual was fantastic, especially breakfast. The only negtive i have is the pool and surrounding area is now looking very tired and in need of upgrading....this may be in the pipeline??... overall a fab hotel and we hope to return.

    4
    « great weekend »

    Had an excellent stay for 2 nights with 3 children and a dog - hotel is situated right on the water and was easy to get to. Food was fine, our room was lovely with plenty of space and the decor is nice - kids loved the pool and flying kites on the grass at the front of the hotel and we will certainly return. One downside was poor water pressure in the shower but that small quibble aside it was great. Staff were excellent throughout.

    5
    « Arran Challenge »

    I found the whole experience excellent. Staff were professional and very attentive. The rooms were excellent. Beds very comfortable. The outstanding view was the "icing on the cake." Superb food. Staff supportive looking after us and all our golf parafanalia. I would highly recommend this hotel and will certainly be back.

    5
    « Quality Standard »

    3 night stay in this lovely hotel. Perfectly situated to explore the island. Room was everything I expected it to be, very comfortable bed, good quality fixtures and fittings and a clean bathroom. Hot water was a little erratic but otherwise perfectly acceptable. Breakfast superb, great choice and service performed outstandingly by the staff and led by Robbie, a great asset to Best Western! Evening meals superb (except the dire mushroom burger), again excellent service and comfortable surroundings. The pool and sauna were perfectly acceptable, both clean, functional and a welcome addition on a rainy afternoon. This Best Western hotel is great, do not hesitate to book, they should be proud of their level of service.

    5
    « Privately-owned hotel within the BW franchise »

    Stayed here for six nights on a B&B basis which included the cost of the car ferry. Despite being a little tired around the edges the owners have done a good job in trying to keep on top of repairs and most areas have been progressively refurbished in a sensible manner - nothing ostentatious or that would cause the prices to rocket but in keeping with the general ambience. With safety and energy efficiency in mind the electrics appeared to have been renewed throughout. With the exception of one or two corridors which are narrow and compact bathrooms where the toilet roll dispenser is where one's elbow would normally be, the facilities are spacious and comprehensive. Where else can one expect to find a full-size snooker room (c/w with a decent table) available for guests use? And there's a swimming pool. And a sauna (albeit set up for English rather than Scandinavian tastes, ie not too hot and with light levels akin to an operating theatre). The breakfast offering is as wide as one could possibly hope for; nicely cooked (some items to order, such as haddock or kippers); and if the staff can help with anything else then they will. Indeed the helpfulness of the staff generally is one of the hotel's best attributes, and the management is to be congratulated on running what is clearly a happy ship. We enjoyed our stay at the Kinloch.

    4
    « Good Pub Grub »

    We turned up without a reservation, but they fit us in with typical good Scottish hospitality. Food was good and moderately priced. We had a good conversation with the couple next to us and had a mutual acquaintance, which was a bit mind blowing. I would certainly eat there again.

    5
    « Arran revisited »

    We stayed at this hotel whilst on a holiday in Arran organised (very well) by Brightwater Holidays. They chose well; it is a very good hotel and one we would be happy to return to. The room was clean and comfortable and the food of high quality. Service was at all times quick, efficient and the staff uniformly pleasant. There is a large bar and restaurant inside the hotel itself and also another bar with access straight from the street. Hotel guests have their meals in a separate dining room. Other facilities include an indoor swimming pool (considerably larger than the ones generally found in hotels), an events room, a squash court and even a billiards/snooker room. We did not have time to sample any of these but they all looked to be clean and up to date. The older main hotel building has a lift but the newer part does not seem to so if you need help getting to the upper floors request a room accordingly. The hotel is on a bus route round the island and also has adequate parking for those who take their cars across on the ferry.

    5
    « Superb location brilliant staff and excellent food »

    Stopped 2 nights and was given a sea view room. Large clean room with magnificent views decor slightly dated and mattresses could do with replacing. All the staff are absolutely brilliant nothing is too much trouble and done with a smile. Ate at the hotel each night and the food was excellent, very good value and service was excellent. The hotel even booked the ferry as well. Brilliant stay and will definitely visit and would highly recommend it. booked the ferry

    4
    « Lunch »

    Delicious vegetarian lasagne with focaccia bread and dressed side salad (only downside was that I couldn't finish it all) and my husband had a very substantial beef burger in a bun with chips. Attentive and friendly service. Pleasant atmosphere.

  • 5
    « Just like being with family! »

    We had an amazing few days here. The staff fell over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed. Our room had a lovely view over the water to Kintyre, the room was spacious, well equipped and with another lovely large bed. Breakfast was excellent (with some of the best black pudding ever) and we all had some very good dinners, especially the lamb shanks and seafood platters. We will be back!

    5
    « As good as always »

    We have visited this hotel many times over the years and it never fails to please. The staff are friendly and can't do enough for you. The choice and quality of food is excellent. Well worth a visit as is Arran itself.

    5
    « Abso stunning »

    What an amazing hotel staff are out of this world and couldn't do enough for us and the kids reception lady's are so kind and helpful rooms gorg! Scenery perfect relax retreat ! Food amazing ! ESP scallops and they're fillet steaks ! Kids meals reasonable and good too '

    5
    « Amazing »

    Lovely location, spectacular views, tasty and well priced food, spacious rooms and friendly staff on an absolutely beautiful island made for a pretty amazing visit. Although we booked late for the August Bank holiday and ended up with the last available room the staff were so helpful in accommodating us. You really get the feeling they enjoy and take pride in working at the Kinloch Hotel. Upon arrival we discovered our room still had a sea view and it definitely did not feel like the last available. Facilities were clean and although the hotel had a slightly dated feel overall it suited it and any negatives really would be nitpicking but here goes anyway: slightly later restaurant ordering times would be appreciated, as would a swimming costume dryer in the changing rooms. As I say that really is nitpicking and I would definitely stay here again, in fact I will be for my birthday and will be bringing friends and family aswell!

    4
    « Great place! »

    Friendly staff, nothing too much trouble. We usually love the fish and chips and make a point of visiting each time we go to Arran. Unfortunately this time the fish was a bit soggy.... But we still enjoyed the visit.

    5
    « Wonderful in every way »

    We spent 3 nights over bank holiday weekend, wonderful stay. The hotel is situated in the perfect place with beautiful views. The hotel is spotlessly clean , super king size bed with bath and shower in the bathroom. Food is amazing and reasonable priced. Swimming pool is lovely and relaxing before breakfast. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. We really enjoyed the mackerel lottery in the pub on Sunday and we're lucky to win several decent prizes. The isle of Arran is a beautiful island with stunning views and a real relaxing experience. I would recommend the hotel to anyone young and old !!

    5
    « Location, location, location »

    Fabulous location on the beautiful Isle of Arran. Right down on the shore with wonderful views across to the Kintyre peninsula. Comfortable and clean with very pleasant, helpful staff. Food excellent and bar sells good range of ales, not to mention local whisky. Free wifi throughout hotel with separate internet room. Also has 24hr laundry room with washing machine, tumble drier and ironing facilities, free of charge. Indoor pool and leisure/spa facilities available.

    4
    « Very Good Stay »

    Comfortable and well priced stay. Clean throughout, helpful staff and a good range of quality cask ales on offer. Evening meal was excellent with a generous portion and well presented. The hot smoked salmon & crayfish salad was best meal I've had for a long while!

    5
    « What a View! »

    When we booked into the Kinloch, we were welcomed by friendly and helpful staff. When we entered our room, we were knocked out by the ocean view! Kinloch is a lovely, peaceful, friendly place and the hotel just wonderful. We have never met such attentive staff and the food is to die for. Try the featherblade of beef ....... it just melts in your mouth and the flavour is superb. Breakfast is the best we experienced in Scotland and that is high praise indeed, because the food in Scotland is of the highest quality. We can't recommend this hotel, Arran and Scotland enough :-)

    5
    « Great stay »

    Lovely hotel - genuinely friendly and welcoming staff. I stayed in a single room which was much bigger than expected and got the view I'd requested at no additional cost. One of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in! I'd definitely stay again.

  • 4
    « Tasty Lunch »

    I visited here with my family in July, the hotel is very classy and the lunch menu is good and reasonably priced. I had the club sandwich and lentil soup, it was very tasty and the soup was lovely. Blackwaterfoot is a lovely place and this is a great lunch venue if you visit.

    4
    « Really decent hotel at a decent price »

    We were on the second floor with a fantastic view and our room was really nice and big. Everything in our room was spotlessly clean and sure it's a little dated but when it's clean and roomy I never ever mind. The TV is some distance from the bed or perhaps my eyes are going in my middle age and the little biscuits were not replaced each day but these are mere little things. I thought the dining room (the proper one) and the service were super and the menu choices varied and clearly home made. I thought the breakfast was a little spartan if you don't want a hot buffet selection. It would have been nice to have more fresh fruit, a different selection of breads, hams, cheese, hard boiled egg etc with some honey and nicer jam but none of this would make me not return, nor recommend the Kinloch BW as I thought it was a somewhat traditional, very friendly, very service oriented hotel. Clearly well managed, that is for sure. Thanks for a great trip.

    5
    « Exceptionally impressed! »

    On arrival: Very quick & efficient at reception, hotel immaculate & traditional decor throughout. Plenty of car parking spaces. Location: Blackwaterfoot (Approx 10 mins drive from 'centre' of Arran (Brodick). Nice not to be in the busy area. Lovely sea views, golf course/walks right on your doorstep, grocers', post office, butchers etc all there too. Beach was about 30 seconds walk away, Room: Immaculate, super kingsize bed, table & chair, phone, hairdryer etc, toiletries supplied etc. Service: Very well staffed, majority were young, ALL very professional at all times, hard-working (Never saw any of them messing about/on phones etc) all exceptionally polite and chatty. Seemed genuinely happy to be working there (Very much a rarity to see!). *Only note would be that we would have liked a fridge in the room. I have been in a lot of hotels all over the world, but this hotel stood out to us very much so (33 & 39 year olds) with high standards! This hotel should be a 4 star, not a 3 star. Was exceptionally impressed with the staff, they very much stood out and should be commended on their attitudes and work ethic.

    3
    « Could be anywhere »

    Why come all the way to Araan and frequent a chain hotel. The food and service were fine, but it had a tired feel and seemed to have a lack of investment. There are more authentic and modern places nearby, use them.

    5
    « Relaxing, comfortable stay »

    We loved our stay here. The hotel is in an excellent location (if you want peace and quiet), and the facilities more than adequate. The views from both the dining room and breakfast room are wonderful, looking out over the sea. One of our two rooms shared the same panorama. My room overlooked the back of the hotel, but was still bright, airy and of good size for a single. Breakfast was a real pleasure - buffet style with everything you could think of, and we ate at the hotel most nights as the menu was varied and the food delicious, while being reasonably priced. I can't stress enough how pleasant and helpful the staff were - a real credit to Scotland. We would not hesitate to stay here again!

    4
    « Ideal for a short getaway »

    My partner and myself booked this for a short 2 night getaway. First of all the island of Arran was stunning. We got very lucky with the weather and we both got sunburnt which we were not expecting on a scottish isle! The hotel was lovely and special mention to the staff who were all very friendly polite and helpful. The hotel had great facilities with a nice sized pool, sauna, free wifi, public bar with sky TV and Internet jukebox and great selection of ales ciders and of course whisky. The rooms were very clean and of a decent size for 2 adults. The decor was a little bit dated in our room however as it was only 2 nights and they were clean then this was just a minor quibble. The public bar and the restaurant were both clean and service in both was good. The food in the hotel - both the evening meal and breakfast buffet - was of a good standard and enough choice to suit most palates. I did have to send my steak back on the first night as it was over cooked but it was changed with no fuss. The views from our room were over the mull of Kintyre and were spectacular. In the evening with the sun setting on the ocean it made for a romantic setting. All in all I would recommend this hotel and I think we shall be return visitors in the near future. The isle of Arran has plenty to do if you are there for 2-3 days and even if you have kids they wouldn't get bored as if the weathers not kind then the hotel has plenty to keep them occupied with the pool etc. I'd give the hotel 4.5 out of 5 overall.

    5
    « Great value food »

    The four of us were staying on Arran for a week and we ate here twice . Had an excellent lunch of soup and a sandwich . The soup was superb and the sandwich was jammed packed full of filling plus coleslaw, crisps and side salad . Such good value . We decided to eat here on our last day and there was 20% off food ordered between 5-6pm . So after a lovely walk along golf course and beach we asked if they had a table free which despite the fact we hadn't booked and they were quite busy they accommodated us and we all had yet another fantastic meal . Well done Best Western . All the staff were polite and cheerful and helpful . The hotel was clean and in good repair and it is in a fabulous spot overlooking the Kintyre peninsula .

    2
    « Good service, great views »

    Went for dinner, bookings are requested so we were a little early and waited in the bar, exceptionally busy. The staff were friendly and we had a magic view of the ocean from our table. We thought the dietary requirements had been for filled with ease. When the meals came out it appeared they had not. In addition, I found my meal to be bland and over cooked. I did have dessert which was very good.

    5
    « Great place, great view, great staff »

    I stayed with my extended family and we had an excellent time. The weather was good, which helped, but the hotel is in an excellent location and our room had a beautiful sea view. The staff are all lovely and helpful.

    5
    « Short holiday »

    My family and I love Arran and the Kinloch - what more can I say! We come every year (from Glasgow) - an hour's drive, an hour on the ferry, then into another more peaceful world. We always come to the Kinloch - we feel at home. Now, with young children, we take one of their apartments with a sea view but eat in the hotel. The hotel has a small swimming pool too. We come by car but there is a local bus service. Can't wait to go back!

  • 5
    « Dream Destination »

    We spent an amazing weekend on Arran. Staying at the best western was certainly one of the highlights. Room was clean and comfortable with incredible view out to sea! Good wifi which reaches the rooms. Evening meal in the restaurant offers great choice, quality produce, and good value. The staff are friendly and helpful. Pool area is basic but a nice addition to the venue. Considering it was a bank holiday weekend maybe they should have had some entertainment in the adjoining bar. But we were kept entertained by the funny staff and duke box. Look forward to our next visit. Eoin @findeoin

    5
    « Delightful stay »

    We have just returned from our first ever visit to Arran and were absolutely delighted with accommodation in this hotel. View from the front of the hotel is superb. We were delighted that a seal came to relax on a rock very close to the shore on the south side and within easy view from our room window. Our room was very nice. Window looked out over flat roof of swimming pool but don't be alarmed if you hear voices - pool is closed from 8pm. There is a house between the hotel and the beach but the view all around is wide enough to compensate. Lovely quaint little village with a lot of newer houses to the northern side. Hotel has an ample car park beside it and there is a very quaint little harbour beside that on the 'river' (more of a wide stream) estuary. Local butcher opposite alongside very good newsagent/gift shop. Road behind hotel has post office, cafe, local restaurant and guest house, garage, etc. Delighted to find bakery behind hotel run by hotel making breads, croissants, etc for public and hotel. Quite a few reviews have remarked that hotel food was not great. We found the breakfasts excellent - range of fresh foods, fresh breads, so much choice. Evening meals not so thrilling BUT everything is home cooked and plentiful. Vegetables in particular were very fresh and well presented. We did have problems with our room card keys but persevere and keep trying inserting and removing the card slowly and it eventually seemed to work! These locks seem to cause problems worldwide! Also, our bathroom fan seemed to give up the ghost on our final morning, so I hope this was mended in time for the next visitors. We wholeheartedly recommend this hotel, and indeed Arran, for a really refreshing holiday!

    4
    « Had a lovely few days »

    Had a lovely few days at the Kinloch Hotel. Pros: Really nice friendly staff Beautiful setting Excellent breakfast Cons: Rooms ok, sea view nice, essentially basic but did the job. Dining at night- food is nice, setting is dated! Get rid of the flower arrangements, dated pictures and mirrors, paint the wood with a nice beach wash paint to bring the establishment into this century. Get rid of the nasty curtains. The view makes the restaurant, the curtains do nothing for the view. We did like the hotel, few changes it would be lovely. Really enjoyed our visit and would return.

    5
    « Fantastic »

    We stayed here for a special occasion and cannot rate it high enough! Rooms were great with sea views, spacious and clean. Fantastic facilities with swimming pool, sauna and squash court. Fabulous position, right on the beach. A quiet and peaceful place. The food was lovely, would highly recommend and cant wait until we can go back.

    4
    « We'll be back »

    We've been a number of times now and no-one objected to booking again for next year as we departed. The location is wonderful and the top floor apartments allow a bit of freedom while being able to use the hotel facilities. The staff all lovely as always and big family dinner for 12 of us easily dealt with.

    5
    « Fantastic meal! »

    We had a fantastic meal tonight in the bar (we got the grill room to keep kids in check). The food was delicious and kids meals perfect for them. Staff are always very friendly. Would highly recommend.

    4
    « Good stay, stunning views. »

    Stayed at this hotel for 1 night with my boyfriend, had a great stay the room was lovely, really spacious and the view was out of this world. The weather wasnt very nice in Arran when we were there so we were stuck for things to do, however we went out a nice walk and had a meal in the restaurant. My boyfriends chicken wasnt very nice that he had for starter, this is the only reason this is not a 5 star review, however the rest of the food was fantastic. The staff are soo friendly and very welcoming. Honestly would recommend this if planning a trip to Arran. We were planning on using the spa but we never got round to it, but seen people in the pool everyday.

    5
    « Fabulous hotel, fabulous food, fabulous staff »

    My son and I stayed at the hotel for three nights as part of a tour of Arran organised by David Urquhart Travel. We were warmly welcomed immediately we arrived and directed to our room, whilst our luggage was brought up. The hotel which is in great condition is in a lovely quiet location set within nice gardens with fabulous sea views which can also be seen from a lot of the bedrooms. There is a large heated swimming pool and sauna, which unfortunately we did not have time to use, but which looked lovely. The bedrooms are a good size and are clean, with comfortable beds and a kettle and all you need for a morning cuppa. The en-suite bathroom was clean and pleasant with toiletries and fluffy towels. The bedrooms were serviced daily and to a good standard and all areas within the hotel were clean and comfortable. There is a lounge and bar area which were comfortable, clean and in good order. The staff team were always polite and pleasant, providing answers to any question regarding places of interest to visit on Arran and times of buses, providing timetables.The food served in the very pleasant dining room was plentiful, fresh and tasty with a good choice and the service prompt and efficient. I would definitely be happy to visit the hotel again in the future.

    5
    « Three Day Break »

    The hotel is in a good location and has some stunning views over the water to Kintyre. As soon as you arrive in reception you are made to feel welcome. The service is very good for every thing,all meals,bar, and housekeeping.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay (& Eat) »

    Stayed at The Kinloch Hotel for three nights when on a short golfing holiday to the Isle of Arran. Staff are really attentive and helpful. We were welcomed from the moment we arrived to the morning we departed. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Ours had a sea (Mull of Kintyre) view which was an added bonus. Dinner selections were plentiful with good quality Scottish food in pleasant surroundings. Breakfast too was very good and buffet style, although I did prefer the smoked haddock and poached eggs which are cooked to order. The bar area was friendly with two real ales, lagers, cider and spirits available. Highly recommend this establishment if you're visiting Arran. We'll definitely be back. Many thanks to Deborah for organising our booking and looking after us so well ????

  • 5
    « Lunch »

    Dropped in for Lunch after cycling halfway round Arran in the pouring rain. Staff were fantastic and offered the five of us towels to help us dry off. First class service and very friendly atmosphere . Food was delicious, highly recommended would definitely go back there. Thankyou

    4
    « Lovely local hotel v friendly staff »

    Well run best western. Very clean and staff are lovely. Rooms: wonderful spectacular view. slightly dated decor but perfectly acceptable , beds are v comfortable and supportive. All the features you would want Inc a jazzy usb power socket. Good swimming pool and sauna facilities deserted the 2 days we used it. Location awesome!!!! Lovely village with truly friendly people. The scenery is just amazing. Would come again

    5
    « Great lunch stop for cyclists on Arran »

    5 of us were cycling around Arran today and the weather became rather wet. We turned up at Kinloch Hotel for a lunch stop and to warm up. The staff could not be more helpful, handed out large towels and offered to put our tops into the staff tumble dryer to dry us out. Had a great soup and were refreshed ready for final leg to ferry. Thanks again team ????

    5
    « excellent »

    amazing hotel well situated on the west coast overlooking Kintyre great food staff always willing to help with a smile rooms comfy and double rooms with great views highly recommend. also attractions within walking distance.

    5
    « Great hotel in lovely location. »

    Stayed here for four nights whilst visiting the beautiful Isle of Arran. The staff were absolutely lovely and very efficient. Always a smile and greeting at meal times. We had breakfast and evening meals and always found the meals very good. We stayed in the Drumadoon rooms and had a great view of the harbour from the bedrooms. Such a peaceful and tranquil place. We were blessed with good weather also and so were able to visit all the local villages and sights. We would have liked a fridge in the room to keep drinks cool as it was so hot. Just a walk along the harbour and we saw seals and sea otters and oyster catchers. Good if you like bird watching.

    4
    « Sunny trip to Arran »

    Just come back from a wonderful trip to Arran. We were on a walking holiday with our local group. Although I have been going to the island all my life, this is the first time I have actually stayed any longer than a couple of hours at the hotel. On arrival we were given our keys right away and to my surprise no paperwork to sign. We had a large room with great views of the water and especially the wildlife right outside our windows. This included the local seal population. The room was large and bright with the essential tea and coffee condiments. Knowing the island as I do, I wasn't surprised by some of the problems the hotel had. My own family used to own a hotel near Brodick. So I didn't complain. The most annoying thing that everyone complained about was the door entry system. It was the usual card system. You either got in first time or more likely try both cards many times until they worked. The other problem was the lack of hot water in the bathroom. I know there was a problem and hopefully by now it's been sorted. The facilities there are very good and free to residents. It was a pity that we didn't know there was a washing machine etc in the self catering area that could used. This was only pointed out to us by a member of our group who was going on another walking holiday in the Yorkshire Dales after Arran as we travelled back on the ferry to Ardrossan. They told us that the receptionist was even in the dark about it. The hotel is the only realistic place to eat and drink on the west side of the island. So during the day, it's very busy with day trippers and people in caravans. The hotel staff were very pleasant and always there to help you. The food we got was good and plentiful. I just wish we had got some of the food on offer from then resultant menu. The food there look great and again. Doggy bag time. The hotel has a drying room but such was the weather, it was more sandals and shorts weather. Not your usual Arran weather. Please note that although it has a bus terminus outside the hotel. They are few and far between. Car is best. Plenty of spaces.

    5
    « Arran delight »

    Chose the hotel by chance but will return again. Absolutely delightful and friendly staff, spotless bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms containing the largest fluffy white towels I've ever used. You could possibly misplace a small child in one if you aren't careful!!!!' Spectacular sea view across to the Mull of Kintyre. Food a little on the expensive side but quality of the highest order. Wide selection of choice. If you like fish do try the kippers at breakfast. Plump, moist and melt in the mouth. If you are a golfer the beautiful Shiskine Golf Club is a matter of a 10 minute walk away. First visit to Arran but can't wait to return. Sunset at Blackwaterfoot taken from our bedroom window.

    4
    « Quick stop off »

    Had a well needed coffee and slice of cake here. Nice hotel. Sea view. Butchers opposite closed and no mobile signal at all. No wifi at the hotel either so trying to get sat nav on the phone was impossible. Coffee was nice. Fairly nice welcome too

    4
    « Very friendly hotel »

    Lovely hotel in beautiful setting on Arran. Friendly staff who were always willing to help. Clean throughout and a safe bet for your holiday accommodation. Would visit again next time we are in Scotland.

    5
    « Great hotel for a short break or longer »

    Have stayed at this hotel many times never disappointed my granddaughter loves it and the food is very good and staff very friendly,the views from the turret room at the front of the hotel is fantastic,will be back this year again

  • 5
    « Lovely friendly hotel , great views »

    Our apartment on the second floor, which overlooked the sea with glorious views across to the Mull of Kintyre, was beautifully clean and was well equipped. There was a good choice of food in the bar and what we had was delicious.The staff all go out of their way to make you feel welcome. This is most definitely the best hotel we have ever stayed in and would recommend it to anyone visiting Arran.

    5
    « Everything we wanted for a week away! »

    We went to the Isle of Arran for a four night break. We went on the 16th May (Monday) and arrived at the hotel about 5pm. Check in was quick and easy and we had room 5 on the first floor. Room 5 overlooks the bay of Blackwaterfoot and is your average sized room. The room was clean and tidy and there is plenty of drawers and a 2 door wardrobe. We unpacked and then went down to the restaurant to have dinner. The staff were very efficient and friendly and showed us to a table straight away. I asked for a blade of lamb and my husband had chicken in a creamy sauce. The food was fresh, tasty and enjoyed every mouthful. Over the four nights we had steak, lamb and chicken and on the last night we had desserts which were loaded with calories! Really scrumptious!! The hotel has a squash court, swimming pool and snooker room. We did not try these cant comment. Overall an excellent stay, the staff were friendly, funny and listened to what you had to say. They learnt our 'routine' and also remembered what we drank when we went to the bar. The only glitch was that I wanted a gluten free curry one night and the waiter said yes, but not long after the kitchen noticed the GF requested and asked for me to select an alternative. So, well done kitchen staff. Overall we had a lovely relaxing holiday and the staff at the hotel are a credit to it. The food is good, hearty and tasty and we were very relaxed and rested when we left. Thank you Kinloch Hotel.XXX

    5
    « short break »

    We stayed in the Kinlock hotel for five nights and I must say it is the best hotel we have stayed in in for a long time, the food the staff and surroundings are amazing, Also cal -mac ferries could not do enough to help us with our crossing will certainly be back.

    5
    « Great hotel, friendly staff, great food »

    Loved my stay at the KInloch Hotel. Beautiful location. Hotel is comfortable and very relaxing. The staff and extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms are adequate and beds are comfortable. Food was excellent (soup and ribeye steak) and plentiful. Plenty of options for breakfast. Looking forward to returning in the near future.

    5
    « Great hotel, friendly staff, great food. »

    Loved my stay at Kinloch Hotel. Beautiful location. Hotel is comfortable and very relaxing. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms are adequate and beds are comfortable. Food was excellent, (soup and ribeye steak) and plentiful. Plenty of beakfast options. Will return in the near future.

    4
    « Lovely hotel,staff great. »

    We were part of a coach trip last week when the weather was terrific,so we were very lucky.A definite bonus.The staff were so welcoming & friendly(& mostly local I think)Our room was very nice,sea facing(lovely views)& well furnished with flat screen tv,toiletries & good towels. Though we were on a fixed menu,I must say,it was pretty good,choice of 3 items in each course.And I noticed there was a great variety for the other guests,lots of fish. The staff were all very pleasant & helpful..Didn't try the leisure facilities,too busy going out & about & enjoying the area. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

    5
    « coffee stop »

    We were touring Arran and popped in here to see if we could have coffee with our dogs. This was absolutely no problem, we were directed to the bar and served really good coffee by a friendly waiter. Dogs offered water bowls.

    5
    « Great stay, nice restaurant »

    We had a nice view of the sea and the seals basking on the rocks. The attached restaurant and bar were great for a meal and whisky. A bonus was a laundry room, with complimentary detergent for guests (the dryer took a few hours, so we just brought our clothes back to the room & laid them out to dry, a minor inconvenience, but no big deal). And, there was an indoor pool, not sure if it was heated, but if I had brought my swimsuit, I'd have definitely gone in. Lots of breakfast items, full buffet as well as anything you asked for cooked-to-order. Nice stay, I'd go back if were in Arran.

    5
    « Outstanding service »

    We were here for the Arran Coastal Trail Run. The hotel was very welcoming, all staff were friendly and helpful. The room was excellent value, and the view of the sea from the window was a bonus. We ate in the restuarant each night, and the menu was sufficiently varied so that we could eat there each night without repetition. Leisure club was basic, but we weren't there for that ! This is an excellent hotel, which I'd return to again....and again.

    4
    « Great hotel room and view »

    We booked a room with a seaview, and it was fantastic - we were on the 2nd floor. The room was clean, tidy - of the standard we would expect from a Best Western. The check-in was very efficient and front desk staff very friendly. We ate here for lunch and dinner. The service at lunchtime was a little bit unreliable, I think there may had been new staff on - it wasn't a big problem. However the service in the evening was very good. We didnt go into the main bar, but that seem very busy.The breakfast was excellent. There was a table laid up for us (with our name on it) and everything you could have wanted to eat. Even though it was self-service the food on the hotplate was still fresh and of a good quality. We didnt use the pool etc, so can't comment on that We would stay here again

  • 5
    « Deluxe self catering apartments are idea for family »

    The Delux self catering apartments have two double bedrooms, one ensuite and andditional second bathroom. Each bedroom well equipped with large screen tv, and lounge / kitchen dinner has everything you need including dishwasher. Very clean. Very well kept. Hotel has pool and sauna, but when we visited the gym had been closed, although the hotel site still listed it. Restaurant food good, including the inclusive breakfast. Hotel staff very friendly and accommodating. A group of friends and I used this as a cycling hub for our stay on Arran, before cycling down to Campbeltown. I would use again.

    5
    « Fabulous meal »

    We enjoyed the best bar meal we have had for a long time. Beautiful fish sharing platter followed by fantastic pan fried duck breasts, cooked to perfection. Very reasonable price for top quality food. Highly recommended.

    3
    « Chef's night off .. »

    .......is what it must have been when we were there. We only had a meal as we were staying elsewhere but we were very disappointed in the quality of the meal. The waiting staff were exceptionally good and could not be criticized at all and this is the reason our review was given three stars instead of the two it deserved on the noght we were there. . The starters were only ok and the cullen skink had hardly any fish and was mainly potato. The quality of the main courses were very poor, the featherblade beef looked grey and was flavourless. The desserts looked as though they had been bought in and were small and disappointing. We have eaten here before and it was much better then so we will give this place a miss next time we visit Arran.

    4
    « Lovely dining area (on a clear day) »

    We had a lovely meal here and to make it better it was a great day with sunny weather so had clear views over to Campbeltown from the great big windows which overlook the Clyde. Nice selection of food, great tasting and a good service.

    4
    « Great Place To Eat »

    Had a lovely lunch here while on a coach trip.Every thing had been prepared in advance for our arrival and we had lovely soup ,tea coffee and a selection of tasty sandwiches.The staff were very efficient and helpful.The hotel was huge and had a great view of the sea.

    5
    « Brilliant »

    Just returned from a brilliant weekend at this hotel, from the moment Eleanor checked us in with such a warm welcome & with ease,nothing was to much bother for her. We had the Ben Nuis apartment which was very comfortable & was serviced daily.We ate in the hotel both nights, On the first night our meal was lovely apart from one of the steaks being really small & very fatty but when asked if everything was okay & we said they immediately rectified this by bringing a replacement, staff were really apologetic. Breakfasts both mornings had a really great choice & all good & hot.staff suggested we go to Kings caves for a good walk (3 miles) which was enjoyable. We also enjoyed the swimming pool when we were there as well. Staff were all really helpful & friendly so thank you everyone for a most enjoyable stay, we will be back.

    5
    « Wonderful! »

    We had an amazing stay herr over easter, staying in one of the newly refubished rooms near the lesuire club. The room was amazing and made our stay even more relaxing. Fabulous room, amazing food and lovely staff...what more can you ask for? We had the seafood platter which was perfect, especially in the setting of Kinloch. The spinach cannelloni was also spectacular, so fresh and tasty.

    5
    « Mrs.Hazel Hall »

    Wonderful hotel ,staff very informative helpful and pleasant Would recommend anybody to visit . Downside we did not have long enough to stay and enjoy the pool etc. As for Arran we will be back and hope the weather is as good as the 2 days we were there . Is there something in the water as everyone was so friendly and pleasant

    5
    « Welcoming & Enjoyable Stay »

    We stayed at the Kinloch Hotel for 2 nights In March and had a great, comfortable stay. Staff were very welcoming, friendly & helpful. Room was spacious, well equipped & with a great sea view. This was our first stay at the Hotel ad would not hesitate to recommend to others. Thanks for great break.

    2
    « Could definitely do better »

    I've eaten here many times over the years, and it has always been very good. Unfortunately, the two times I visited recently the food was poor. The beer and service were good, but the vegetarian shepherds pie (one of the very few gf choices given to me) was bland. Large chunks of carrot, mange tout and green beans in tomatoes with sweet potato on top with a serving of carrot, mange tout and green beans on the side. Very poor. On the second visit I had steak- this was not seasoned and not worth what I paid. It was disappointing as it is usually one of my favourite places to eat.

  • 4
    « Stunning location »

    This is a comfortable hotel in a stunning location. The decor is a little tired looking however nonetheless this is a good place to stay. Arran is great for walking and I stayed here overnight on my way round the Arran Coastal Path.

    5
    « All the extras!! »

    Just back from another fantastic trip to Scotland and our usual pilgrimage to the stunning Island of Arran! We once again set up camp in the self catering apartments at BEST WESTERN Kinloch Hotel, our own wee home from home. Love that fact that we opt to self-cater but the price includes a visit from house-keeping to make our beds every day and empty of bins! It's the little things :-) Arran itself was a mixture of sunshine and rain (fairy rain as the locals call it, improves the taste of the whisky!) but always stunning. Regrettably due to high demand on the ferries and us managing to make it all the way from New Zealand but not actually thinking ahead enough to book our return crossing we had to unfortunately leave a day earlier than planned to guarantee a sailing time. We advised reception of our plans and asked if it might be possible to keep the room until a bit after the usual 10am check out time and the girls very kindly gave us use until 2pm which allowed us to head straight to our connection. Congratulations Kinloch, you did it again!

    5
    « Peace and quiet. »

    If you like wonderful views and good walks or even a base to tour the Island by car then you will like this Hotel. You are only 15 minutes away from the Ferry.All the staff are very helpful and friendly. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. If you stay at the Hotel for your evening meal you will find a varied choice and the food is excellent. All in all it is a good relaxing break, and a place to re-visit.

    5
    « Beautiful Island »

    Great place to stay and tour Arran. Great wildlife and Castle etc. Can use bus service all over Arran to visit all Attractions. Saw Golden Eagles above the Distillery !!! Stayed at Kinloch Hotel which was terrific all round hotel experience staff were great and told us where to visit etc.

    5
    « Lovely weekend break »

    Just back from spending a relaxing and enjoyable weekend here celebrating a birthday. Although it is rated 3 star, the atmosphere in the hotel, the pleasant, helpful staff and excellent food made this a memorable trip. The room we occupied had a fantastic sea view and lthough the decor was a bit 'tired' the room was clean and had everything we required. Only pity was that Arran Aromatic products were not available in the en suite. The breakfast offered a good range of options but it was the dinners on both nights that stood out, with excellent choices to suit all tastes. We were part of a birthday party and the staff worked hard to ensure every guest had an excellent time. Can't fault their attention to detail. Blackwaterfoot is a lovely, quiet place, ideal for a restful and relaxing break and I would definitely recommend the area and the hotel.

    5
    « Top spot »

    We have just returned from a three night break at the hotel. Fabulous. Half wish we could have had a storm to keep us on the island for a day or two more - not really but the hotel would have made it worth it. We had a great package, super rooms were spotlessly clean with sea views, watching the otters and seals, great food at good prices with excellent quality and some good wines/beers. Icing on the cake was the staff, to a man (and woman) they were all superb. Great attitude, nothing too much trouble, extremely pleasant and prepared to chat about the island and themselves. A real credit to the hotel. True service with a smile. Didn't try the swimming pool and the snooker room and squash court seemed to be de-commissined but that might just have been a short term thing (I didn't ask). There is a discount on food ordered before 6.00pm but I was advised it was only on the 'normal' menu items not the extended specials list. We last visted the island 34 years ago and vowed we would be back, well we finally made it. What took us so long - no idea as we vowed back then we would be back time and again (we even met up with the farmer and son who provided us hospitality back then, disappointed that the good lady was out for the day). Perhaps this is the start. Super island for long, short walks, lovely beaches and much cheaper ferries than the recent past. Book the Kinloch, you won't be disappointed.

    5
    « Lovely friendly place. »

    We stayed here for a short break in March. The place is ideally suited for some of the walks, standing stones and other attractions. The hotel rooms are apparently being renovated but our room was absolutely fine, with stunning views over the sea. We planned to eat there one night and find somewhere else, but ended up eating there both nights. I have never seen bigger portions of fish and chips anywhere. The fish was huge. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and made the stay very enjoyable.

    4
    « Stormy January visit. »

    We stayed at the Kinloch Hotel in Arran for my partner's birthday. This was supposed to be for only two nights, but storms had caused the cancellation of the ferry back to Ardrossan, meaning we stayed for a third night. The hotel were nice enough to call us after hearing the ferries had been cancelled to offer or same room (at extra cost), very good service. The room was nice, clean and spacious. My only complaint is that the window whistles like a high pitched old school kettle on the boil during a storm. Since the hotel is on an island, I doubt I experienced the very first storm to happen there, so surely someone has mentioned the noise from the window previously. It was incredibly loud and difficult to sleep through the night, might be worth slapping a bit of sealant on there. Staff were pleasant and the breakfast was good. I would stay here again, I'd just be sure to bring earplugs next time.

    5
    « An Excellent Hotel for a Break »

    We enjoyed a two night short break which was very good value and would love to come back maybe when the weather is better. Our room was large with a comfortable four poster bed. Everything worked as it should. The tv was rather small for the size of the room and distance from the bed. The service was excellent and the breakfast was excellent.

    5
    « Wedding anniversary »

    Although we have now moved to the island to live, we came to the Kinloch hotel for our wedding anniversary. We got married here 13 years ago and have stayed many, many times. We are pleased to say that the hotel and staff are as wonderful as they were 13 years ago. Robbie and his staff are welcoming and always go the extra mile for all their guests. Whether you are staying or just popping in for a light refreshment. Keep up the good work guys !!! See you soon ??

  • 5
    « Wonderful as always »

    We have stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions and this time as always we were sad to leave having had such a great stay. Everyone of the staff at this great hotel made us feel so welcome and so special. We just can't wait to stay again. We stayed with a group of friends but the atmosphere in the hotel is so warm and friendly that you find yourself making new friends with other guests. A special thank you to everyone

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    Stayed for 3 nights, hotel is clean, good location, food was good. Pool and sauna looking a little dated but certainly not enough to put you off. Staff were very nice. All in all a decent place to stay.

    4
    « Lovely hotel »

    Just returned from two nights at the kinloch on an it is on deal. The rooms were basic but very clean and well stocked with all you could need. We used the pool and sauna twice which is a good addition to the hotel. We dined both nights in the hotel and the food was lovely. Breakfast to die for with lots of extras you could order. Staff very friendly and always asked you what you had been up to without being in your face. All in all a lovely visit and would definitely return again!

    5
    « Excellent location, service and value »

    The Kinloch hotel advertises itself on three pillars of location, service and value and for our family it ticked excellent for all of those boxes. Just returned from a short break there and the friendliness of all the staff is as true as all the reviews say. The location by the sea and the proximity to some great walks is fantastic. The self catering apartments are spacious and well equipped and unbelievably good value. We all had a superb time and definitely preferred this side of the island. If there was any shortcoming - the indoor pool could do with an update - but with the glorious weather we had - that didn't bother us as we wanted to spend most of our time outdoors. Highly recommended!

    5
    « Beautiful location and a lovely relaxing place to stay »

    We stayed here for a couple of nights whilst visiting family on the island and were overwhelmed with its locality, the views from our room were stunning. The rooms are comfortable, warm and well stocked with tea, coffee and all bathing requirements. We ate in the hotel each night and took advantage of the 20% off by dining between 5-6pm, the food was delicious and plentiful. Breakfast again was delicious, plenty of variety and helpful staff to bring tea and coffee. All of The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful at all times. We will definitely return some time in the future.

    4
    « Great hotel, Great staff »

    The hotel facilities were excellent. Nice bar with a good selection of wines, beers and spirits. The single room was spacious with good wi fi and a lovely bathroom. The staff, overall, were very helpful and knowledgeable about the island. A special thanks to Deborah at reception and Debbie the chambermaid for all their assistance. The only downside was the weather which caused all the ferries to be cancelled on the Sunday causing major upheaval on the island. However you can't blame the Kinloch for that.

    4
    « Quick Lunch »

    On a wee jaunt around the Isle of Arran we stopped at the Kinloch Hotel in Blackwaterfoot for a quick snack. Arriving at 3pm we were a bit late for lunch which finished at 2:30pm but they still had a soup and sandwich menu along with a selection of scones and cakes. Local Arran ham sandwich served with a crisp mixed salad, coleslaw and crisps along with a bowl of lentil soup hit the mark and good value at £7.45. Staff friendly and efficient so I'll definitely give the Kinloch a try again.

    5
    « Utterly Amazing!! »

    Myself and my husband attended an event at The Kinloch last night. Every detail was planned to perfection. The function suite was beautifully decorated and all the public areas were spotless and fresh. The staff were really friendly, exceeding polite & engaging throughout. A great team! The food was utterly outstanding. I had duck to start, beef for my main and cheese for my desert. Both meats were cooked to perfection and served with mouthwatering sauces. Not what you expect at all when catering for a very large group. I'm celiac which was no bother at all. In fact most of the menu with gluten free. Which really was a welcome treat for me. My cheese was gorgeous too. A nice mix of quality cheese. My only disappointment is that myself and my husband can't get married again, because we'd pick the Kinloch! Perfect night guys. Thanks.

    5
    « First Class Hotel, Great Event »

    Just arrived back home after a great fund raising event and St Andrew Dinner dance in this wonderful hotel. The staff were extremely professional, friendly and very well motivated. The evening went like clockwork, the food was amazing and perfectly organized and coordinated. Over 100 guests fed in less than an hour. The double room was well furnished and cozy. Breakfast a very enjoyable full Scottish type meal with plenty of cereal, fresh fruit and pastries. Well done Kinloch, back again next year, for the dinner but much sooner with my family.

    5
    « First class stay! »

    Thank you very much to the management and staff at the Kinloch hotel! We stayed this weekend and enjoyed very comfortable surroundings, delicious food and extremely hospitable staff. The bedrooms were well decorated and extremely clean. We had lunch, dinner and breakfast in the hotel and all were to a very high standard the breakfast was top notch as always! Thanks again!

  • 5
    « What a fantastic hotel »

    The staff were absolutely fantastic and couldn't do enough for me. They were flexible friendly and very helpful. The breakfast is to die for, the best range and selection I have seen in a long time. The restaurant and main bar are a delight with the most reasonable prices. The food choices were quite large and is of the highest quality, it tastes fabulous. I was staying there on the 5th of November, there was a firework display and bonfire right out side on the beach, wonderful. The whole experience left me feeling like Christmas had already arrived.

    4
    « Great sea views. Not much choice around for food except in the hotel »

    Blackwaterfoot is the other side of Arran from Brodick. The location is great with excellent sea views and good walking close by + golf if you do! The hotel was welcoming with reasonable rooms if a bit old fashioned. The restaurant was good with very efficient staff and a homely bar area. Make sure you book 'cos there is only one other eatery nearby. You need a car to get here but the time from Brodick where the ferry lands is only 20 minute. Lots of Arran is quite remote and this is a good stopping place to explore away from the more developed Brodick area.

    5
    « Deserves 5* »

    This is a gem of a hotel. The building is traditional, in a great setting on the seafront looking across to the Mull of Kintyre. What makes this hotel so special is its staff. It would be unfair to single out any one of them, in part because some are "behind scenes". Each gives very fully in making sure the hotel guest may arrive as a stranger but leaves as a friend. The quality of service is one which many a 5* rated hotel would do well to emulate. Nothing is too much trouble. This is not a chrome and glass faceless establishment, rather a down to earth great value hotel. While I do not know figures I am sure the number of guests who return on a regular basis will be amongst the top rated. A wonderful holiday.

    5
    « Excellent facilities coupled with efficient, helpful and friendly staff »

    Rooms are furnished to a high standard. Food is excellent. The hotel had no difficulties coping with a large group (75) of walkers. Swimming pool. Beautiful seaside setting. Good value. The staff could not have been more welcoming.

    4
    « great holiday »

    lovely friendly hotel. food excellent and staff and service cant be faulted. great base for holiday in Arran. we stayed in two bed apartment however had breakfast and some meals in hotel and was never disappointed with food or service. Lovely location and plenty to do on island well worth a visit.

    5
    « Relax »

    Amazing Location, fabulous views, a must for peace & quiet and to de stress, great location to go walking, the hotel very comfortable, the breakfast and the restaurant serve excellent food but what made it for us was the owner and the staff all so very friendly and helpful the staff so friendly, we would highly recommend the \\kinloch

    4
    « Good value hotel »

    Probably 6 years since my last visit. The views from the hotel must be the best feature, stunning. The rooms are slightly dated as are the bathrooms but the shower was powerful. The staff are also excellent. I felt the food could have been better but good value.

    4
    « LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! »

    My wife and I went on a short coach break with "Moving People" and once again, they came up with another winner of a hotel. It might seem somewhat "old fashioned" to some people, but it has a charm that is endearing. We had a spacious room with a sea view and we sat at our little table in our comfy armchairs watching the seals playing. The bathroom/shower was adequate for our means. Everywhere was clean and well looked after. Staff were exceptional and we always helpful and whatever you asked them, they did with a smile and friendliness. The restaurant was bright and airy with views out to the sea. The food, apart from one evening meal, was very good. We had a three course meal with tea or coffee and I enjoyed the starters, especially as there was a fish choice each evening. The meals were well present and well cooked, apart from one meal. Arran Lamb was on the menu and I found it rather tough. I was not the only one, as I spoke to six other guests who said the same thing and the Lemon Tart, (which I did not have, but my wife and seven others did), was not very lemony and the pastry somewhat "doughy" in their opinions. Despite this, we enjoyed all our meals and breakfast buffet had a great choice and set you up for the day. We went on various trips, including Brodick Castle and Gardens, (superb) and the Arran Distillery (enjoyable but entry over-priced for what you get). I used the indoor swimming pool every day, which was a bonus for me. Lots of people, owing to the unusually warm, sunny weather we had, would sit outside and have a drink. As for location, well, overlooking the Mull of Kintyre, (we did watch the mist roll in) and the sunsets were just incredible. The hotel, situated on the headland, took view advantage of the views and it was next to a little river with a waterfall. Shops, bakers and post office all in a few minutes walk and a lot of guest went for early morning or early evening walks to watch the seals. The local Golf Club was a few minutes walk, and we met many other guests there having coffee or lunch. There are also several local walks and one along the coast to the King's Cave. It is a family friendly hotel and we heartily recommend it - with the views that you will want to photograph again and again. We loved Arran so much, that we intend visiting again.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    We stayed here for 2 nights - Robbie & staff were brilliant, so welcoming & couldn't do enough for us. Unfortunately due to thick fog our Ferry was cancelled & although they were full managed to find us a couple of rooms to bed down until morning @ an extremely reasonable price - unlike other stranded travellers who had been charged £160 room only in other establishments. If you are looking for a comfortable, friendly hotel break on Arran with stunning views then look no further than The Kinloch

    5
    « Relaxing break, great hotel. »

    We had a wonderful stay here. The staff were without exception, friendly, helpful and polite. Our room was well decorated with a lovely bathroom and an absolutely lovely view across the sea. The only negative thing is that we were over the swimming pool and as we had the window open all the while, we could hear echoing shouts when it was busy and ventilation fan noise. (my ears are very sensitive!!) This would not put us off staying again. The wifi did not reach our room but was fine in the reception, bar and restaurant so that was fine. The view from the dining room in the evening, where you could watch the sun set was amazing. The food was delicious, we enjoyed every dinner. The hotel is in a lovely spot, quiet, great views, a beach. There is a little shop which sells postcards, gifts, household bits and bobs. We loved our stay on Arran and were glad we found this hotel.

  • 5
    « Fantastic hotel »

    I had just returned home from taking a coach party to this hotel for a weekend. Staff are really happy and friendly, really good food, hotel very clean and in a nice location. Can't wait to come back here again. Well done, keep up the good work

    5
    « Great stay »

    Stayed at the hotel 1 night as part of a golfing trip. The hotel is a 3 star and we really enjoyed the hotel, great food and service from every member of staff. Rooms were decent and very clean. Wouldn't hesitate to go back.

    5
    « Great hotel in a quiet area on the Isle of Arran »

    The hotel is in a beautiful quiet location on the Isle of Arran. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They always asked if I enjoyed my day and what adventure I did that day. The food was excellent. The room I had was okay for me. It could use some updating but it was clean and I did have everything I needed. If you like walks on the beach this would be the place for you to stay.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Brodik Pier. Turn right to B880 to Blackwaterfoot. From Lochranza Pier turn right on to A841 to Blackwaterfoot to the BEST WESTERN Kinloch Hotel.