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13 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 35
Glendaruel, Cowal Peninsula, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Rachelmoo...
Glasgow
1 review
“Excellent all round- unbeatable location”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed for a best friends hen weekend and it was flawless. We stayed in the millhouse. The place is perfect- easy checkin, Ian in particular was extremely helpful and laid back. Huge common area which could seat 19 of us comfortably. Fantastic kitchen equipment including staples like tea sugar etc which makes a big difference. Rooms are totally fine. Hot tub was essential! Great grounds and garden. Feel secluded despite being so close to the other houses. Huge amount of kitchen and freezer space. Didn't use pool or tennis area. Pool pretty small but looked fine. The best thing is the area - best area in scotland. Fantastic info sheet included- we went to invercottage for a fantastic champagne lunch overlooking a castle and beautiful water; also went to otter ferry and went for lunch which can't be missed- fantastic drive/ superb views. Totally brilliant. We will be back.

(Only downside is we had to give a £950 cash deposit which we didn't get back for close to ten days. But we did get the lot back)

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Aug 2014
It is lovely to hear such fulsome unsolicited praise. We do try very hard to merit five star reviews and it is a pleasure for us to read them. (And helpful for future guests, as they try and assess us against the competition!!)
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Diane D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Our Amazing 25th Wedding Anniversary at Ormidale House”
Reviewed 24 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

I booked Ormidale House and the small cottage for our 25th Wedding anniversary.We took 31 family and friends away for the weekend for this really special occasion. The whole weekend from start to finish was amazing, the house had a great feel to it and was big enough to accommodate the 26 people we had in there. The main lounge and snooker rooms gave a great atmosphere as everyone was able to come together after dinner and enjoy either our quiz on the Friday night or the karaoke on the sat. The cooking facilities were amazing and the aga gave plenty of room for all the food to be cooked for 31 people. The small cottage accommodated the 6 people we had in there but any more would have been too cosy. The house was clean and tidy and the beds were so comfy some of our guests struggled to get up the next morning. This house is really what you make it there is a real sense tradition about it and if you look at some of the old books you get al feel of life in the house years and years ago which adds to the mystique. I would recommend the house we had the best time ever. I also booked fishing with Donald who was amazing with the guys his mobile number is 07799661493. He is happy to take a call. Also I booked the golf and a mini bus to take them there and back. I used the Tighnabruaich Service Station for the bus hire the number is 01700 811425. They were outstanding and the service was first class. I could not rave about the weekend enough we were completely organised for the weekend which made it even better. I am happy to share my experience with anyone who is looking to book this wonderful location. One wee tip if you are hiring a coach just make sure it will fit through the gates at the bottom. This added to our weekend when we took boxes of beer up to the house in a wheelbarrow.....What a laugh!! Thanks John for your help, Marie and Ian on site were great also and were around when we needed them which wasn't very often. Thanks again Diane and Brian Drummond.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
25 Sep 2013
What a lovely write-up. What a fantastic weekend. What a lovely party... please send us some photos and please come back soon!
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Wazabadoo
1 review
“Brilliant place and setting”
Reviewed 31 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Amazing country manor with everything you could want for party or week away. Set in idyllic glen with mountain and forest backdrop. The house itself is huge and very well appointed.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Sep 2013
We sometimes take our scenery and surroundings for granted. You are right. It is breathtaking. We are very lucky indeed..... glad you found the house up to scratch.
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hoopyseve...
Glasgow
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great place to stay with large family”
Reviewed 5 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

21 of us descended upon Ormidale for an Easter weekend getaway, from the ages of 5 to 78. We stayed in the old barn but also hired the cottage for the teenage boys. They loved having their own place, music and junk food was the order of the day for them.

The old barn is stunning with full sky TV for kids, teenage boys used the games room and the younger kids loved the swimming pool. All in all it's a great place to stay, and if you need anything Ian part of the on site management team can't do enough for you, we were a little cold one night, and 5 mins later he was at the door with oil filled radiators. Oh and the hot tub has to be my favourite, if only I could have managed to get 5 mins to myself in it.

Hope to return again next year.

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Liked best: The hot tub and the old barn house were my favourites
Liked least: Was cold at night, BUT the management company supplied extra heaters, can't be faulted.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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chinkynor...
Great Harwood, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“lovely location shame about the quality of the house”
Reviewed 11 March 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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people found this review helpful

We recently attended a friends wedding at Ormidale and have to say we agree with the last review about the shabby condition of the house. It was in a beautiful location but when we arrived the heating wasnt working properly so it was very cold and uninviting. The bedroom we were occupying had no curtains and the sink was in front of it and overlooked the gardens. It also had a connecting door to the next bedroom that was unlocked and had no key quite unnerving. As the last person mentioned there were lights not working and the bathrooms were poor quality. Our son stayed in one of the other houses and the fridge when they arrived was dirty and they had mouldy fruit in the fruit bowl not what you would expect to find if it had been cleaned. Then they found 2 of the bathrooms wernt working. One of the hot tubs had a broken lid so didnt work and by the end of the weekend the pool had gone green as nobody was maintaining it. They describe it as luxury but sadly this is not what we got so unless you are near enough to check this place out it wasnt what was we expected. Fortunately as we were all friends we pulled together to make our friends wedding a lovely and memorable day but no thanks were to the owners and staff at ormidale.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
31 Jul 2013
We cant agree all of the criticims are fair, but some are. We had real staff problems at the time this review was posted - and some of what is said here is fair comment. We issued an apology and a significant refund to the couple getting married, and to all other guests at around this time. They actually promised us a positive review because they appreciated what we had been through, staff-wise, and how we responded to the problems. Sadly, that hasn't been forthcoming. We have new staff, now. And we have had a series of very positive guest feedbacks since my new team started in March. We have shutters not curtains. All bedroom doors can be locked if guests request that. The swimming pool is open and clean. The heating is working fine. The two star rating is really a little harsh, even for then. the wedding hosts said they were paying for four star from us and only got a three star experience. We strive to do a lot better, and we usually do. We are almost always full, with loads of repeat business, and lots of our confidential internal surveys give us a 5 out of 5 rating from guests. A bad couple of months under a wrongly-appointed estate management team. We are over that now. Apologies issued. Improvements in place.
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