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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Not able to find any accommodation in Inveraray, I found a favourable rate for the Thistle House Guest House in St Catherine's. I wasn't disappointed. In fact, it turned out fortunate that Inveraray was full! This gorgeous guest house, run by lovely couple Alistair and Jennifer, was comfortable, cosy and beautifully located on the coast of Loch Fyne with an...

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Excellent guest house in a great location. We had a lovely room overlooking the Loch. The hosts were very friendly and certainly made you welcome. Breakfast was just right, high quality and plenty of options.

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Brighton, Colorado
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Perfection! This B&B has it all. The house has been restored and decorated to perfection. The linens are exceptional. Spotlessly clean. Great breakfast with homemade jams and other goodies. The view of Inveraray across the loch is beautiful. Wish I could have stayed longer. It certainly deserves the Gold Award. Easy drive to Glasgow Airport.

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Hildenborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Outstanding in every aspect, the breakfast is not out of place in a Michelin stared establishment. The guest lounge is a beautiful room and the hosts and lovely people. Would highly recommend on every level.

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Thank ChileKent
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I loved this place! Rooms were not overdecorated. usp charging plates in the wall next to the bed! comfortable lounge. Immaculate and very very quiet. Next morning breakfast was very very good and service was superb. I would stay here again in a minute. Beautiful view of the loch from our room.

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Wiehl, Germany
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Lovely B & B .Fantastic view from our room ( the Mc Lachlan ) over the Loch Fyne.Clean and quiet.Very good scottish breakfast.We don"t miss anything.Many thanks to Jenifer & Alistair.We will come back!

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Thank friedhelm2014
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Thistle House is delightful - it looks welcoming from the exterior and the owners and interior are very welcoming. We had a room at the front overlooking the loch across to Inveraray. The room was comfortable and spotless. Breakfast was excellent - good range of options and delicious local produce.

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stayed here en route to Loch Linnhe area, it is a lovely place in a quiet location with great views across Loch Fyne. We received a warm welcome, nice room with a view, and quality breakfast. I found it useful to know it's very near the famous Loch Fyne smokehouse & restaurant, and Fyne Ales brewery.

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Thank wanlass2
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great family room with two rooms connected rooms. Worked like a charm. Area dinner spots were delicious and the breakfast the Thistle people served was great too. The owners went out of their way to ask about our plans, give advice and make suggestions and provide done discounts. Lovely place with spectacular views and great decor.

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Thistlehouse, Owner at Thistle House Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed our family/triple room, comfort is important for all 3 of our guests and with the connecting door gives a little bit of privacy. Thank you also for compliments about our breakfast, as well as a good nights sleep a good traditional breakfast always goes...

Reviewed 27 August 2016

Thistle House was easy to find and is set in a beautiful location. The photographs are very accurate and the rooms are clean, spacious and well presented. There is a lovely lounge available to guests with views over the loch and gardens. The breakfast choice is extensive and includes fresh fruit salad, croissants and home made jams and marmalades. The...

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Thistlehouse, Owner at Thistle House Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Vacationviews for taking the time out of your schedule to post a very complimentary review about Thistle House. I am so pleased that it lived up to your expectations and you had the opportunity to relax in the lounge, it is such a great relaxing room to gather ones thoughts after a busy day travelling or exploring. Thrilled...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thistle House sits on the shores of Loch Fyne in the small village of St Catherines. Many of our bedrooms overlook the loch over to Inveraray and its castle. We are perfectly situated on the west coast of Scotland to enjoy the wonderful Cowal Peninsula and many west coast islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thistle House Guest House

Address: St Catherines | Inverary, Cairndow PA25 8AZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Cairndow
Price Range: RM476 - RM538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle House Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The extra for a room overlooking the lock was worth while. A large room with excellent facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles martinbO5762RR, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Each room is decorated differently. The rooms facing the loch have a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles 673pamb673, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room facing the loch”
 of 5 bubbles tahitibluemg, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The two bedrooms at the front of the house overlooking the Loch.”
 of 5 bubbles Vacationviews, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Campbell which is a deluxe, two floors up (top) but with great views through the little attic window,”
 of 5 bubbles Keefster37, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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