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“An excellent place to stay on Bute”
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The cottage, in Port Bnnatyne, Isle of Bute, overlooking Kames Bay
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The cottage, in Port Bnnatyne, Isle of Bute, overlooking Kames Bay
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13 reviews
The cottage, in Port Bnnatyne, Isle of Bute, overlooking Kames Bay
Dining room
Dining room
The Lounge
The Lounge with Dining Room beyond
Bedroom with king-size bed
Bedroom with king-size bed
Bedroom with en-suite bathroom
View from upper floor bedroom
Single bedroom on upper floor
Ground floor bedroom
There is a travel-cot available, but you will need to bring your own bedding.
Kitchen
Kitchen
En-suite bathroom
Family bathroom
Family bathroom
Ground floor shower
Ground floor shower room with WC
A view of Kames Bay from Port Bannatyne
The village of Port Bannatyne
Port Bannatyne marina is just 5 minutes away
The Waverley regularly calls into Bute in the Summer where you can board for a sail
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Port Bannatyne, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Very good - based on 13 reviews
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JohnS9099
1 review
“An excellent place to stay on Bute”
Reviewed 28 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This was my umpteenth visit to Port Bannatyne but my first stay here and all I can say is that I'll definitely look to book here again for any future visit. A very comfortable property with all the apparatus, in good condition, that one would expect in a holiday home, plenty of linen, towels, cleaning products etc. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Sep 2016
Dear John,

Thank you for such a lovely review. We do try our best and it's always good to have such great feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
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DavidGCSm...
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful weather but somewhat disappointing accommodation.”
Reviewed 2 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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During the last 10 years my family and I have regularly taken self-catering accommodation all over the West of Scotland. Having had this extensive experience, we are well qualified to assess and comment upon this type of holiday letting and its value for money.
Reading the comments available relating to this address, I now wonder whether we have been staying in the same house.
Our entry to the property was inauspicious and haphazard as the key holder had not seen the house previously and therefore did not have "local " knowledge of the amenities.
We were very disappointed to be greeted by a stale and damp odour permeating throughout the whole property.
There was no form of "welcome pack " whatsoever which is usual in property within this price range.
The furnishings were a jumble of mismatched items and readily showed their age and wear and tear.
Bed linen was extremely old and on one of the single beds the linen had to be changed prior to use as it was soiled.
Laundry facilities especially for families with children were poor with no drying green or area, no tumble dryer, no iron and no ironing board.
The basic cleanliness of the whole property was not acceptable. Windows and the patio doors were filthy and the only outside area, a very small patio to the front badly needed cleaning, weeding and last years leaves clearing away. This small area and it's furniture needed a power hose to it.
There was also no hoover to enable the dust and dirt to be kept down and no dishwasher which again is normal.
The kitchen was ill equipped with pans and cooking utensils and although there were cleaning liquids, there were no cloths (we bought our own). One pan had a broken handle and there was rust inside. The kitchen bin lid was broken and it required cleaning.
There was also no wheelie bin and nowhere to put the full rubbish sacks a normal family generates.
The ensuite toilet seat was loose and the shaving light did not work. A window catch was also broken.
Newspapers from August 2015 were in a bedroom drawer and the drawers were dirty.
Overall this was a property that did not warrant the price bracket it was placed in.
It was not value for money and we are unable to recommend it to other families especially those with small children.
A disappointing stay mitigated by the fabulous weather in the most beautiful countryside.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Jun 2016
Thank you for your review which has surprised us as it is is the first ever bad review we've received, either on here, or on other similar sites. As far as cleanliness is concerned, that sounds disturbing, until one realises that you're referring to outside windows and patio, which do pick up dust from traffic and rain (Bute weather). The interior is spotless as the house is newly built.

All bed linen is clean, and beds are changed for all new guests.

We will look into the window catch and shaving light "problems". Thank you for bringing those to our attention.

Regarding saucepans and frying pans etc., we have never been told there aren't enough pans. We will look into acquiring more, to be on the safe side, (although the hob only has 4 burners).

Also surprised that you found an out-of-date newspaper in a drawer. I personally check drawers in case anything is left. Apologies that I didn't find that.
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Susan F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“fantastic”
Reviewed 15 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Stayed there for 2 nights, whilst attending a wedding on Bute. What a great place. Clean and tidy, great size for our party of 6 and situated in the lovely port bannantyne. Nice little pub with fab beergarden on our doorstep. Nigel, the owner thoughtfully left us an array of welcoming gifts such as bread ,eggs milk etc. Would highly recommend this cottage for anyone planning a stay in Bute.

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Liked best: tha tranquility of port bannatyne
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
5 Jan 2016
Dear Susan. Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation.
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Elaine C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A brilliant location, with beautiful views”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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person found this review helpful

We stayed here for one week, and it was a really great holiday.This house is a great location, as it sits halfway between Rothesay and Ettrick Bay.It was spacious, relaxing and comfortable. We would definitely book again.

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Liked best: The location and quiet peacefulness
Liked least: There was no iron to press clothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Jan 2016
Dear Elaine. It was a pleasure to have you stay in our seaside cottage. Thank you for your kind review. It would be great to have you stay again.
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Largs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
12 Jul 2015
Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you stay. I hope you can return to Port Bannatyne one day and again enjoy what the Isle of Bute has to offer. Best wishes.
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