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Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Fiona, the owner I must say was a very lovely lady who we had a great chat with on wednesday night 27th july when we stayed before getting the morning ferry. we were shown to our family room number 4, which i must say we were disappointed with. on entering the room there was a strong stale smell of B.O...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Your booking form arrived from booking.com along with request for discounted rate or breakfast at 0600, for which I would have to be in the kitchen by 0530. As we routinely offer packed breakfasts for any guests departing for early ferries, I declined on both counts immediately by e-mail, long before your arrival date. You and I both know that...

Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We stayed here the night before catching a Ferry to Belfast, it's a stones throw from the ferry port and right on the high street facing the sea. Small and friendly, clean and inexpensive. Has a small dining area/bar for guests too. We had a B&B rate but were setting off early for our Ferry so Fiona offered us a...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Hi Kendra and Jo Many thanks for this lovely review. It was fantastic of you to go into so much detail and we really appreciate it. We hope you enjoyed all of your 'Irish experience' on your holiday and am extremely relieved to hear that Irish B&Bs don't make their own home-made baked beans either!! We would love to welcome...

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Situated very near to the Cairnryan ferry terminals,this bed and breakfast was ideally placed for us to stay when we returned from a trip to Belfast.It is on a busy main road,but the views over Loch Ryan are breathtaking.Free car parking is available on the road in front of the house. Our triple room was homely,very clean and the beds...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to meet you all and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. You must have been exhausted after your 2.30am start for your day out in Belfast. Hope you enjoyed your quick trip to Portpatrick when you left here. We would love to welcome you again...

Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great little quirky period property , small narrow staircase which would prove difficult for some less able. Clean bedroom with a comfortable bed, had small en suite with a little shower. The evening meal of fish and chips was very tasty and breakfast was brilliant and plentiful. The proprietor could not have been more friendly, helpful and obliging. It's location...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. It was lovely to meet you and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay here. I am so pleased that you commented on us representing very good value for money as this is very important to us. Also very happy that you enjoyed both breakfast and dinner....

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here last night with family. 2 rooms, 1 double, 1 triple. Absolutely spotless and clean. T.V and Tea and coffee making facilities in room. Little bar area with range of drinks. Smashing breakfast cooked to order along with cereals, yoghurt, juice, tea, coffee and toast. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. Perfect spot for catching the ferry from...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Hi Kathleen Many thanks for this lovely review and we are very glad you all enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you again in May next year, on your next trip to Ireland. Please book as early as possible if you want both en-suite rooms, as they are always in demand during the summer months. We look forward...

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Merchants House for one night on our way from Scotland to Ireland, as we had a ferry to catch in the morning. Having seen so many great reviews on tripadvisor we thought it would be a charming and cosy option for our last night. Although I would agree that the owners were friendly and the sea...

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Wow. What a pity we cannot review you. Are you sure that this piece of malicious and ridiculously inaccurate creative writing has nothing to do with the fact that your credit card was declined, in front of other guests, when it came to payment time. To be fair you did make three accurate and true points which are that we...

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2016

What a wonderful set of hosts and there waitor was exceptional too. The room although small was fantastic and loved the scenic views from our bedroom window. The bathroom was spotless and there were toiletries too which we felt was a great touch

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Fiona D, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Hi Jonathan Many thanks for this lovely review. I know that you usually stay next door in The Auld Cairn and couldn't get a room there on this occasion. Many thanks for all your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back next year in either property. Kind regards Fiona

Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing food cooked up by the owner, she's a real expert in the kitchen. I particularly liked the chicken breast stuffed with haggis, it was delicious! Alan, the waiter, bartender and general source of entertainment, was hilarious. You should stay here just to hear his jokes! The building is very interesting, being over 300 years old. The floors squeak of...

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83alan, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Hi Jordan Many thanks for taking the time to pen this lovely review. Alan considers himself to be (probably) the oldest owner/barman around and certainly has a wealth of life experiences to joke about in the bar (particularly regarding his exploits in the merchant navy). We really enjoyed meeting you and hope you are enjoying the rest of your trip....

swindon uk
Reviewed 17 June 2016

excellent staff fantastic rooms very refreshing relaxing great food excellent all round ferry ports close by for travelling over seas holiday park just down the road other palces available too but this one highly recomended lovely for meeting other people for talking to also lovely village too excellent 100%

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83alan, Owner at The Merchants House, responded to this review

Hi Lisa We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again, if you are ever in Cairnryan again. Kind regards Fiona

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2016

What an amazing view from the rooms. Perfect location for catching either of the two ferries leaving for N.I. Hosts were so helpful and were lovely to stay up and have a chat with over a drop of whiskey. As we left early in the morning we were expecting to miss out on breakfast, our hosts however provided some packed...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Merchants House is a traditional property built in 1701. Situated on the shore of Loch Ryan, approximately 1/2 mile from P&O ferry terminal, we are conveniently located for guests travelling to Ireland. On 1st floor we have 2 comfortable en-suite family rooms and a further double room with shared bathroom. All bedrooms have colour TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. We also have a licensed restaurant and bar on the ground floor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Merchants House

Address: The Merchants House Main Street, Cairnryan DG9 8QX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Cairnryan
Price Range: RM263 - RM375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Not over the bar which is the best room with a tiny water view.”
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“Perfect for Ferry Port.”
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“Room 5 doesn't face the sea and is quiet but its bathroom is across the landing. Other rooms have sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles K1230VLjanea, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Request a sea view.Stunning.Lovely sitting in bed with a cuppa,looking out over the Loch.”
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“Double room with single bed has a very small en suite”
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