This is apparently the oldest established hotel in Scotland. It is pleasant enough but I feel it could be better. The parking for a coach outside is very limited so we ended up grabbing our luggage and hauling it three floors ourselves - the lift is not quick and with a tour group largely of pensionable age this is a problem unless you have the patience of Job.
Back in the old days when toilet and bathroom facilities were shared at the end of the hotel corridor the rooms would have been well-sized but the secondary inclusion of en-suite facilities has inevitably made inroads into room sizes and any change would ruin the character of the hotel. That being said I would not like to abandon en-suite facilities. We got a good night's sleep there - main objective accomplished.
The dining room is large with a high ceiling with a layout for diners a bit like my old college - long tables with seats either side - I enjoyed this but others in our group did not.
The food at both dinner and breakfast was good, plentiful and hot.
The bar was pleasant with a good selection of beers and good staff.
The staff were generally friendly and helpful.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking