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The Thistle Inn
Ranked #21 of 25 Stranraer B&B and Inns
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I was apprehensive after reading some of the reviews, but I can honestly say that the room we had was spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. A warm welcome, nothing was too much trouble for the owner- she was very friendly and never passed without speaking.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Eleanor B
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

we stayed here as we were moving house and seemed a good deal and close to the Ferry, THAT WAS OUR BIGGEST MISTAKE.... we arrived and couldn't find anyone at all so we phoned the inn and a woman said she was on herr way she showed us to what she called a chalet, it smelt of smoke and not just one nights smoke it was very strong and she had obviously tied to cover this up with plug in LEMON ait fresheners which were far too overpowering for the size of the so called bedroom , on arrival we asked where we could eat this seemed to give her a problem and in the end gave us directions ( which were in the wrong direction ) outside it states B and B...this was not the case as very abruptly we were told no breakfast here its room only ( so why a B& B sign outside l don't know ) ALSO it was called an Inn we fail to see why as there was no way were going to get any drinks it was all closed up. we did go out and find food and on return proceeded to go to bed , not willingly as it didn't look to clean and there were stains on bed cover, however on lying down we find that the sheets and even the pillowcases stunk of this overpowering LEMON/SMOKE smell , l didn't sleep properly only on and off and by 4am my eyes were streaming and getting swollen l was concerned as to how l would be able to drive to ferry so we got dressed and walked out and got fresh air then slept in layby no way would l ever recommend staying here, smelly, no breakfast as advertised, no drinks, very abrupt welcome no interest in customer service. the room did need a good clean

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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank marian m
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed over night was very clean and the owners were very helpfull would stay again shops and cafe pubs were close buy would go back in the summer time with family , only one let down was not having breakfast in the morning just a small blip

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Mary G
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We paid for the bungalow out back, was cosy and very warm. Tv annoyed me as the tv would do its own thing. Was clean and friendly and the staff could not do enough to help you. The cleaner was chirpy and would check to ask if there was anything we needed. The owners were very lovely and even bring us some wine glasses. Only thing I would say are the walls are very thin. Thank you for making our stay comfortable x

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Emma R
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We booked for one night on our way to Ireland. The first chalet we were given had not been cleaned at all. One bed had a dirty tissue in it and there was dirty underwear in a drawer. We were moved to another one and that too was not clean. The third one was ok,extremely basic but clean.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Christine5453
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Address: 47 Dalrymple Street, Stranraer DG9 7EY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Stranraer
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Ranked #21 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Stranraer
Price Range: $80 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Thistle Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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