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2 nights (Dec 16 - Dec 18)
2 adults

Viewbank Guest House

4.8 (402 reviews)
Golf Course Road
Tel: 01770 700326
Traditional family run Victorian farmhouse Bed & Breakfast Guest House on the Isle of Arran, on the West Coast of Scotland. Situated close to Whiting Bay Golf Course and the stunning Glenashdale waterfall, with stunning elevated sea views over the Firth of Clyde in an idyllic peaceful location above the picturesque village of Whiting Bay. Expect a first class dose of Arran hospitality and food at breakfast served by it's friendly hosts Julie & Malcolm. Very Simply... "a home from home"!

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Room 1 King Dbl/Twin + Sea Views

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En suite

Our Premier Super King Double OR Twin with stunning sea views and en-suite fa... more >

Our Premier Super King Double OR Twin with stunning sea views and en-suite facilities.Room Facilities:

  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Radio
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • King Size Bed
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Twin/Double Changeable
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Room 2 Single with Sea Views

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Shared facilities

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Something you don't get too often....a Single Room with superb sea views!!. Shared Bathroom /WC facilities directly opposite across the landing.Room Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Radio
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free
  • Bathrobes
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Wash Hand Basin EnSuite
  • TV In Room

Room 3 Double with Sea Views

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En suite

Standard DOUBLE room with en-suite facilities and Superb Sea Views. more >

Standard DOUBLE room with en-suite facilities and Superb Sea Views.Room Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cot on Request
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Radio
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free
  • Flat Screen TV

Room 5 Standard Double

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Shared facilities

Standard DOUBLE Room with shared bathroom / WC facilities a short distance aw... more >

Standard DOUBLE Room with shared bathroom / WC facilities a short distance away with views over to Holy Isle.Room Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cot on Request
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Duvet
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Radio
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wifi Free
  • Connecting Rooms
  • TV In Room
  • Wash Hand Basin EnSuite
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Room 6 Single Room with En-suite

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En suite

Bright double aspect SINGLE room with en-suite shower facilities. With writin... more >

Bright double aspect SINGLE room with en-suite shower facilities. With writing desk and armchair.Room Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bottled Water (Complimentary)
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Desk Chair
  • Digital Television Channels
  • Duvet
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Kettle
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Television
  • WC EnSuite
  • Wifi Free
  • Work Desk
  • Work Desk with Lamp

Facilities

  • Children Welcome
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Lounge
  • Television Lounge
  • Breakfast Room
  • Luggage Storage

Policies

Check In: Between 15:00 and 20:00
Check Out: Between 10:00 and 10:30
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 6 people. No stag and hen groups.

Average

4.8
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402 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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23rd September 2023:

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15th September 2023:

Nothing to dislike

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9th September 2023:

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4.5
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4th September 2023:

Lovely people, very helpful

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5
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1st September 2023:

Very welcoming as usual. Well organised & delicious breakfast, spotless rooms. A thoroughly enjoyable stay as always.

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A variety of restaurants nearby serving excellent food. Walking ,swimming, climbing, golf, castle , distilleries.

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4.8
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18th August 2023:

Excellent in every way, thank you

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5
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16th August 2023:

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5
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15th August 2023:

Malcom & Julie went above & beyond to make you feel welcome, room was perfect, sea views amazing scenery. Just home & want to go back.

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We had a car, & travelled around whole island, near guest house bottom road is the coffee pot & pub/restaurant shurig. Very friendly staff & locals. Actually whole island was very friendly. 10 minutes drive & you are in Lamlash, beautiful village, then another 10 mins you are in Brodick. Also another beautiful village. You won't be disappointed.

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5
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12th August 2023:

This is the third year in succession that my brothers and I have stayed at Viewbank.It suits our needs perfectly and deserves the 5 stars. Malcolm and Julie as always, were most welcoming.

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Always research eating places to ensure that they are open as some close for one or two evenings during the week. Recommendation for dinner....The Glenisle Hotel in Lamlash. A table reservation is advised.

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4.8
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7th August 2023:

nice clean accomadation and very friendly owners

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5
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25th July 2023:

Made to feel at home. Lovely clean and comfortable bed with sea view. Good continental breakfast. Very quiet . Nice to have comfy settees to sit inside and outside seats too. Situated on road to golf course above the shore road and just off the path to Glenashdale Falls - well worth a visit.

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Whiting Bay lovely place to shore watch and for rock pools . Flat walk for long way along front. Good sandy beach - playground and walk to Kingscross. High walk to Glenashdale Falls, iron Age Fort and Giant’s Graves and along forestry roads . Some benches and public toilets on shore road. If using buses need to check times though they are more frequent at Whiting Bay and Lamlash to Brodick than to round the island. Art gallery and putting Green open on Sunday . Café normally open on Sunday but had a function. Shurig Bar open at 3pm -welcoming with meals from 5pm no bookings taken. ( check opening days) Bowling Green and pool table .

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4.5
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12th July 2023:

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5
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25th June 2023:

It was a delight meeting Julie and Mal. They have a lovely home with wonderful views!

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5
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18th June 2023:

Everything about the Viewbank is first class and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay as always.

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5
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16th June 2023:

A lovely Guest House to stay at very clean and tidy with everything you need for an enjoyable stay on Arran. Scottish breakfast each morning is amazing.

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On Arran there is loads of walks for every type of walker. - long walks, short walks, easy and hard walks.

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6th June 2023:

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5
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1st June 2023:

Fantastic service. Julie and Malcolm were very accommodating and inviting. Breakfast was amazing, so much choice at a wonderful quality. Cleanliness was at a high standard. I would highly recommend the guesthouse.

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5
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1st June 2023:

Excellent room, very good breakfast, very friendly. Nice view

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5
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22nd May 2023:

Julie and Malcom couldn’t have made us more welcome. The B&B was comfortable, very clean and ideally situated for our golfing needs. The breakfast was excellent.

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Although there is very little night life in Whiting Bay, it’s only a short drive along the coast to Lamlash where there are several options to eat dinner.

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4.5
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17th May 2023:

Thank you Malcolm & Julie for a very pleasant stay with you.

Tips:

Do NOT USE SAT NAV or GOOGLE Maps to direct you to Viewbank Guest House. Read directions on booking documentation.

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4.8
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11th April 2023:

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5
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13th March 2023:

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5
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14th October 2022:

The owners are so sweet! Breakfast is a party! Fantastic with a magnificant view!!

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Ask the owners for a route discription otherwise you won't find it

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4.3
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24th September 2022:

We spent a lovely 4 days on the island and Viewbank was the ideal base for our stay. Malcolm and Julie were wonderful hosts and certainly have a very welcoming and comfortable guesthouse. Although our time spent in the accomodation was very limited because of our very busy golf schedule, the time we did spend was memorable and those views, amazing!! Breakfast was of a very high quality and certainly set us up for our day ahead on the links. Thank you so much Malcolm and Julie for a fantastic stay. We will definately consider Viewbank when we return 😁

Tips:

Arran is a great place to play golf with some interesting short courses and challenging longer courses. Great for cycling, especually the Arran loop on a lovely sunny day. You will find it hard to beat the views. Arran offers it all when it comes to outdoor activities but also has lovely cafes, shops and restaurants for the slower paced days. ❤️ ARRAN, Scotland in miniature.

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5
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29th August 2022:

Excellent accommodation, good location and view, best breakfast on island. Helpful friendly hosts. Highly recommended.

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Walking, climbing, golf, beaches, shopping & superb scenery.

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5
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29th August 2022:

A great location for touring Arran. Owners very helpful & friendly. Very pleased to find a guest house that doesn’t take dogs.

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5
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28th August 2022:

Very friendly welcome and during stay. The breakfasts were done to order and were delicious. A great variety on offer. Bacon lovely. Nothing was too much trouble. Extra tea and coffee available whenever you wanted anymore. Spacious parking and lovely views from bedroom window. A really lovely week staying there.

Tips:

Gorgeous walks along the beaches seeing seals and even an otter at Kildonan.

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5
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20th August 2022:

Julie and Malcolm go out of their way to provide everything that is needed and extras. They are knowledgeable about area and can advise

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Our evening kayaking was a highlight as we managed across to Holy Isle

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5
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16th August 2022:

Delightful company and excellent service at Viewbank Guest House. Thoroughly recommend.

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5
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12th August 2022:

We were three guests. Malcolm and Julie were excellent hosts. A great breakfast was provided with a large choice of food on the menu.The bedrooms were spotlessly clean as was the en suite and the shared bathroom. The beds were comfortable. Couldn't fault Viewbank Guest House in any way.

Tips:

As there aren't too many restaurants in Whiting Bay providing evening meals, making a booking is essential. If you have a car you may want to consider going to Lamlash for an evening meal. We did and went to the Glenisla Hotel. We weren't disappointed.

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5
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30th July 2022:

What a find, we couldn’t believe our good fortune in booking the View Bank guest house. The accommodation and views are perfect and the hosts always there with a smile for anything you may need. Breakfasts were the best we had on our travels. The word that comes to mind for everything to do with our stay at View Bank if ‘generous’. Thank you for the perfect last few days of our Scottish excursion

Tips:

There is so much to do on Arran, if you have the time enjoy the colours of the sunset and watching for the otters. Lamlash bay hotel was definitely the best place to eat

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5
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26th July 2022:

It had been a few years since we last stayed at Viewbank but the welcome Mal & Julie gave us was as ever warm & welcoming. Value for money & the breakfast served up each day was yummy. A home from home. Thanks to you both.

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4.5
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20th July 2022:

Julie and Malcolm are lovely hosts, very helpful, friendly and gave us lots of "good to know" tips and advise. Fab breakfast too!

Tips:

Drift Inn is a great place for food and atmosphere. Pierhead Tavern is fab for a drink, food and live music. Glen Rosa is stunning to visit and do a bit of wild swimming. Kildonnan is great for spotting seals, we saw two. Glenashdale Falls is spectacular!

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4.8
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9th July 2022:

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4.3
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21st June 2022:

A very welcoming place to stay, once you have found it! But follow the Julie and Malc's instructions and you won't go wrong! There is a quiet, short walk down to the beach without having to use your car. Breakfasts were wonderful, a good choice and nicely cooked and presented. Also lots of advice available for things to do and places to visit.

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Restaurants are few and far between and the Guest house advised us to book evening meals in advance, which was good advice. However, this did restrict us to one or two restaurants. A few cafes are closed, presumably since Covid, which is sad, but we managed to find everything we needed. The walk up Goatfell was tough but rewarding, and the path is very clear, if the weather is reasonable. We loved the "laidback" attitude of the whole island. A place to get away from it all. Can't wait to be back.

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4.8
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19th June 2022:

Friendly owners, great views and spotlessly clean rooms.

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4.8
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8th June 2022:

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5
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7th June 2022:

Excellent location with fantastic views, Julie and Malcolm were and are unbeatable hosts,,,friendly accomodating and deliver the perfect start to the day with a brilliant breakfast, I have no hesitation in recommending Viewbank when you visit Whiting Bay

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5
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4th June 2022:

We had such a wonderful time here! The breakfasts were delicious (with freshly baked croissants!) Julie and Malcolm were very friendly and great at giving recommendations for places to go, hikes etc

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Just a heads up that if you don’t have a car, the buses sometimes run infrequently so make sure to pay attention to their times!

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5
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30th May 2022:

Very welcoming hosts. Lovely breakfast.

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5
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29th May 2022:

Lovely rural location. Slightly off the beaten track. With stunning views from the front across whitting bay. The owners are welcoming, polite and efficient, without losing that homely feel to the place. There is a large lounge for guest usage.

Tips:

We enjoyed our meals at The "Glenisle Hotel" and The "Drift Inn", the drift inn has a younger clientele and a wider range on the menu. The Lagg distillery is a must for any whiskey drinkers! As this new distillery is rekindling the tradition of whiskey making on the south of the island.

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4.8
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20th May 2022:

A lovely. quiet location with most friendly, helpful & professional owners & staff who were able to accommodate us at somewhat short notice due to a family funeral. We would not hesitate to stay at Viewbank again & thank Julie & Malcolm for their hospitality.

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"Most" restaurant at Eden Lodge at the foot of the lane & facing the sea is close by. The distilleries at Lochranza & Lagg/Kilmory have good cafe facilities & great views with a dram on the side for the so minded, as we find ourselves when passing! Brodick Castle & gardens are charming. Walks up Glens Sannox, Rosa & North Glen Sannox are always rewarded as is the Arran Coastal Path. The Fish & Chip shop in Brodick is VG, PHT, Drift Inn, Glen Isle & Lamlash Bay Hotels recommended, sadly not the Lagg Hotel in recent years.

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4.8
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15th May 2022:

Only a very brief stay but a very warm welcome. The room was clean, bright and comfortable.

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Have a meal at Duncan's at the Burlington Guest House

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5
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11th May 2022:

Home from home. Beautiful stay with truly beautiful hosts!

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Def visit Duncan’s at Burlington Guest House for food

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4.8
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11th May 2022:

Malcolm and Julie are always very friendly and welcoming, and make every effort to ensure your stay is enjoyable.

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“Duncan’s Restaurant” in the Burlington Hotel is good and Duncan is very accommodating, and “Lamlash Bay” Hotel provides good fresh food. The “Coffee Pot” and the cafe on the pier in Lamlash provide good food and excellent home baking. “Little Rock” and the Heritage Museum cafe/restaurant in Brodick, also very good.

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5
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2nd May 2022:

I always get a warm and friendly welcome from Julie and Malcolm. Great location for visiting the island loads of nice walks close to Guest House. The breakfast is excellent loads of choice. Room no 6 a good sized single room, spotlessly clean and comfortable. A lovely lounge to relax in after a day of exploring the island.

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Places to see close by Glen Ashdale waterfall, The Giants Graves. The new distillery at Lagg is worth a visit for afternoon tea.

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Owner Response:

Thanks Simon for taking time to review Viewbank. Great to see you again!!!

5
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27th April 2022:

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Owner Response:

Thank you Nico for taking time to review Viewbank. It was a pleasure to meet you all and lets hope its not too long before we see you again

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14th April 2022:

Julie and Malcolm were very helpful, especially when I fell ill and needed a doctor.

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14th April 2022:

Lovely wee place, with fabulous views across the Clyde. The hosts were friendly and I will be staying again. Breakfast was delicious.

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I was there for work so didn't manage to see anywhere but there is plenty to keep you occupied.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for taking the time to review Viewbank. Hope to see you again soon

5
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13th April 2022:

Wonderfull stay with lovely hosts

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Owner Response:

It was a pleasure to meet you both with all your music stories. Come and see us again Malcolm and Julie

5
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10th April 2022:

Delicious, enormous and varied breakfasts, friendly, welcoming hosts, and such a peaceful location with wonderful views.

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5
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19th October 2021:

A lovely Guest House nice and clean and comfortable. Room 3 which I was in, has a lovely view over the sea and of Holy isle. The sunrise over Ayrshire was beautiful on Friday Morning. The breakfast are always delicious and keeps you going when your out and about on Arran. A good location to explore Arran. I highly recommend a stay Viewbank Guest House.

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Viewbank Guest House is a good starting off point for a walk to Glen Ashdale Waterfalls and the gaints graves. A good place to go for afternoon tea is The Lagg Distillery and also the guided tour of the Distillery. The Guest House also close to the golf course at Whiting Bay

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5
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19th October 2021:

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4.5
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14th October 2021:

A very friendly and warm experience all in

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4.8
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6th October 2021:

Malcom and Julie are fantastic hosts and made me fill welcoming. Home away from home and great view. Am booking again for next year.

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Highly recommended and also visit the Most Bar. Great food and if you want to meet locals.

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4.5
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27th September 2021:

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21st September 2021:

This is a lovely guest house in a great location (Whiting Bay) on the island. The accommodation is well sign posted from the road, and with easy parking. The premises were very clean and Covid safe precautions very evident. The facilities were excellent and the hosts friendly and very helpful.

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Excellent walk from the Guest House to the waterfall. Brodick the main place for eating out.

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4.5
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17th September 2021:

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17th September 2021:

Great location, up the hill, back from the seafront, at Whiting Bay. Clean and well equipped, Julie and Malcolm are superb hosts and serve a great breakfast.

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Located right next to a golf course and lots of walks both close to hand and around Arran. MOST is a good local restaurant, short walk down the hill. Otherwise for evening eating really need to head into Lamlash and Brodick. Hooked and Cooked in Brodick is Arran's only chippy - but worth a visit!

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14th September 2021:

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14th September 2021:

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4.8
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13th September 2021:

Enjoyed my stay at Viewbank having previously stayed in 2017. The owners are friendly and helpful land precautions taken to minimise interaction between guests because of Covid

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Visited Arran for the hill walking which is some of the best in Scotland Pre booking recommended for meals out at the present time

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5
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6th September 2021:

As always, friendly, welcoming, spotless. Excellent breakfast. great location. Even arranged a week of warm sunny weather.

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Lots to do - walking, golfing castle etc. Restaurants very busy so suggest booking in advance.

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5
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31st August 2021:

Mail and Julie are brilliant, friendly hosts. The breakfasts were delicious. They had a very well thought outCovid strategy which made us feel safe..a great place to stay

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Make sure you reserve somewhere in busy times which seems to be always atm. Check opening times. We had a very nice meal at the Ormasdale in Brodick. Live local music on Sunday evening

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5
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28th August 2021:

Having stayed at The Viewbank House last year we returned with friends this year and it did not disappoint. Julie and Mal are the perfect hosts and the treasure trove of music and golf memorabilia on display are really impressive. A great place to stay and no doubt one we will return to in the future. Huge thanks to Julie and Mal.

Tips:

Arran is a popular place these days so make sure you book restaurants well ahead of your Stay. Most at Eden Lodge in Whiting Bay is worth a visit, and it also has a bowling green outside that you can use at a very reasonable price. Our favourite restaurant is the Drift Inn in Lamlash. Pierhead Tavern in Lamlash has a roof top bar which is great for a sunny day. If you want to avoid poor service and over priced food give the Brodick Bar and Brasserie a body swerve. Arran is a golfers dream, with Lamlash offering a good challenge and spectacular views. It’s bar prices and friendly service make it a great advert for Arran. GlenAshdale Falls in Whiting Bay are also a great attraction and if you are feeling energetic well worth the climb.

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5
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23rd August 2021:

Absolutely excellent in every respect.

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Coffee Pot in Whiting Bay for lunch, teas and coffees is well worth a visit.

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4.5
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19th August 2021:

Absolutely friendly hosts. Very helpful and considerate. Breakfast menu of choice. Very nice, comfortable and clean rooms. Great view. Guesthouse is located uphill in Whiting Bay and a bit of a climb with luggage and no car but only takes about 15min from Bus Station.

Tips:

Without car or other ways of transport one relies on public transport. Busses only run about every hour and the three bus lines do not connect often in terms of time. Plan ahead and keep time of last bus in mind!

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5
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8th August 2021:

Extremely friendly and helpful couple. Ideal base to explore Arran. Made to feel totally at home. Would recommend to friends

Tips:

Views from Goat Fell are spectacular. Around 4.5 hours walking in total (up and down). Plenty of great places to eat out or on a good night enjoy a picnic in the garden

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5
out of 5

4th August 2021:

Very friendly and helpful throughout stay. Made me feel at home as soon as I arrived. Would highly recommend

Tips:

Plan trip ahead before arriving so you can fill your day

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5
out of 5

1st August 2021:

Made to feel at home.Nothing they won't do for you when you something. A great place for a break.

Tips:

Just ask Mal and Julie and they will advise you.

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5
out of 5

30th July 2021:

Very helpful and friendly, couldn't do enough to ensure we enjoyed our stay. Great breakfast! Many thanks to Julie and Malcolm.

Tips:

Felicity's an must for dining. Steaks and langoustines absolutely delicious.

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5
out of 5

26th July 2021:

Very personal service from Julie, exceptionally friendly and welcoming from the get go.

Tips:

Nothing that can't be seen on other top 10 lists of the sorts. My favourite was cycling the island and climbing goatfell and enjoying the local gin. Arran Coffee Co is worth a visit too.

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5
out of 5

13th July 2021:

Julie and Malcom are a lovely couple. We got a warm welcome and nothing to much for them 😃

Tips:

Lots to see on Arran. It was our first time there and it’s breathtaking. Hopefully we will go back 🙏

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5
out of 5

7th July 2021:

Very friendly and helpful. Very well appointed room with everything I would expect.

Tips:

The Pier Cafe in Lamlash is a must if you want fantastic coffee, cakes and snacks. Also do alternative milks such as Oat.

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5
out of 5

12th June 2021:

Excellent hosts !! Very helpful with where to go and what to do. Managing Covid very well- felt safe at all times.

Tips:

If you are new to Arran- must visit Lochranza whilst you are there- beautiful place. Local B&B - The Burlington in Whiting Bay- running a restaurant in the evening. Food first class- we went twice!!! Brodick Gardens worth a visit and the heritage museum near was fantastic!! So much interesting information.

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5
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27th September 2020:

I have stayed in Viewbank many times over the years. My experience has always been one of welcome , friendliness, and the care of individual visitors and their needs. Viewbank is immaculately clean and inviting and the breakfast is superb. Malcolm and Julie who own and run this lovely guest house go above and beyond in the care of their guests. They are knowledgeable about the island and always on hand to suggest places to walk and visit for those who are visiting Arran for the first time.

Tips:

Viewbank is off the main road up a hill. Good for regular walkers and those who have a car. The view is wonderful. There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance and a local deli. There are lots of walks both hill and beach walks. There are visits to Arran Heritage Museum, Brodick Castle, Trips to the Holy Isle with a Buddhist Retreat, Cycling and hire, 7 Gold courses, water sports. These are just some of the attractions and activities to enjoy.

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Owner Response:

Thank you Averell and Marion for taking the time to review Viewbank. It was a pleasure to see you both again especially in this unusual time of sanitising, sanitising and more sanitising. It was lovely to see some familiar faces and was so pleased you managed to get your break in before the rules got even stricter. You know where we are when things quieten down again. Stay safe Malcolm and Julie

4.5
out of 5

26th September 2020:

Very helpful and friendly

Tips:

Enjoyed meals at Felicity's and Duncan's. A must visit to Brodick Castle and Gardens (look for red squirrels)

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4.5
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22nd September 2020:

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5
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20th September 2020:

Lovely room, great hosts and an excellent breakfast! All very clean and safe, thank you!

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5
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13th September 2020:

Myself and my girlfriend Rosie absolutely loved our stay at the Viewbank Guesthouse. Breakfast was delicious, the room was spotless plus Julie & Malcolm were fantastic hosts. :)

Tips:

Ask Julie to book you a dinner reservation for the Burlington Guesthouse, the Chef Duncan served us the best meal I had during our entire stay!

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5
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10th September 2020:

We stayed for 2 nights. Julie and Mal were wonderful hosts. The breakfast was excellent. The room a decent size, very clean and comfortable, with a great view down over the bay. The guest lounge area was lovely, and we enjoyed a drink in the lounge in the evenings. Whiting Bay is a great location for exploring Arran. Nice and peaceful, but also nearby for restaurants.

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4.3
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10th September 2020:

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4.8
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31st August 2020:

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5
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30th August 2020:

Very welcoming, helpful and friendly owners who have worked hard to make sure that Viewbank is covid-secure. Place was spotlessly clean and breakfast was plentiful and delicious. Thank you!

Tips:

Walk up to Glenashdale waterfall from the guesthouse and then onto the Giants Graves for spectacular views of Holy Isle and northern hills. Park at church at the northern end of the bay and walk down onto Sandbraes beach. Lovely at any time of the day but spectacular at sunrise. Walk to Kings Cross point (closest point to Holy Isle) to see ancient fortifications. Pierhead Tavern, The Drift Inn and Glenisle Hotel in Lamlash all recommended for lunch or dinner. The Shore cafe in Whiting Bay is excellent for lunch. The Lagg Inn at Kilmory is reliably great for dinner too. For one of the best beaches on the island at Kilmory, park at the Lagg Inn, cross the bridge up the hill and follow footpath over farmland to Kilmory beach. (Wide, sandy beach, often empty as is off the main road)

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5
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28th August 2020:

I have stayed at Viewbank many times before and I have never been disappointed with my stay. The warm welcome for Julie and Malcolm, the nice comfortable rooms which are always clean and tidy. And the lovely full Scottish breakfast which gets you ready for the day ahead. The enjoyment of being on Arran this time was not spoiled by the restrictions in place.

Tips:

The Viewbank Guest House is just in the right place for a walk to Glenashdale Waterfall. On Arran there is loads of wildlife to see Stags at Lochranza and Seals and otters at Kildonan.

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5
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23rd August 2020:

As always a most enjoyable stay. The usual warm welcome from Mal & Julie. great breakfast, spotless rooms. Everything possible done to keep us safe - plenty of sanitisers, personal tables for breakfast. Well organised bathroom facilities. Mal even delivered a set of keys which I had left in my room to me whilst I was in the ferry departure queue.

Tips:

Golf, walking, climbing, castle. Outstanding views. Restaurants in Whiting Bay and Lamlash.

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4.8
out of 5

14th August 2020:

Fantastic attention to detail. Malcolm and Julie are truly experts in hospitality. They have managed the virus situation with skill and imagination. The accommodation is scrupulously clean and the breakfast excellent.

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4.8
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6th August 2020:

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Viewbank. It was a pleasure to meet you both.

4.8
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6th November 2019:

Lovely friendly people with a comfortable, cosy room. Excellent cooked breakfast. Would benefit from having bicycle storage.

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Ideally situated for walking to the falls, great lunches at the coffee pot

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4
out of 5

22nd October 2019:

lovely welcome you spoilt us nothing was too much trouble.

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Drift Inn great place to eat and drink

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5
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15th October 2019:

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5
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28th September 2019:

Fabulous B&B, clean and very comfortable. The hosts are so friendly and cheery and are happy to help. The breakfasts are great with a massive range to choose from as well as a freshly cooked full Scottish or Scrambled eggs with Salmon. Would recommend to anyone who plans to visit Aran

Tips:

Aran is an amazing Island which will capture your heart. With so many walks both locally and round the Island you will enjoy the views and the wildlife. Locally we ate dinner at Felicitys which I would recommend. Easy walkable back to the B&B but make sure you have a torch !

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5
out of 5

18th September 2019:

Wonderful experience! Very welcoming & so relaxing. Very clean & comfortable. Breakfast was delicious! I can’t think of one negative comment. Thank you for a great stay.

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5
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16th September 2019:

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5
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3rd September 2019:

Very friendly and welcoming hosts. Great room with a huge comfortable bed and amazing views. Perfect breakfast.

Tips:

Felicitys, a 10 minute walk from View bank, is an excellent restaurant offering great food. The walk back up hill is slightly more arduous but well worth it. The Coffee Pot just further along is a great little cafe offering delicious homemade meals and cakes with very friendly staff.

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5
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3rd September 2019:

Very welcoming and friendly. Excellent facilities. Would certainly recommend and would be happy to stay there again. Thank you

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5
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30th August 2019:

Friendly,welcoming,approachable. Everything to make stay enjoyable.

Tips:

Excellent food at both Coast & Felicitys. Golf, castle, walking, beaches, villages.

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5
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29th August 2019:

Short but perfect stay : warm and friendly welcome, comfortable and clean room, great breakfast. I would recommand Viewbank to anyone wanting to stay in Whiting Bay.

Tips:

We had dinner at Felicity’s. It was the best meal we had during our stay on Arran.

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5
out of 5

26th August 2019:

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Viewbank Gasthaus ist absolut empfehlenswert. Die Gastgeber sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.

Tips:

Fragt einfach die Gastgeber.

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4.8
out of 5

26th August 2019:

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5
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21st August 2019:

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5
out of 5

16th August 2019:

Very good breakfast, lots of choice and interesting posters etc on walls.

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Great meal at Felicity's, need to book in advance!

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5
out of 5

28th July 2019:

Great bed and breakfast, Mal and Julie are very friendly and helpful. Been going here for the last 15 years great location and beautiful views

Tips:

There are loads of lovely walks you can do we did the giants graves this time, the library in the woods is another good one. There is a new cafe in Brodick next to the red door shop and there is a good Kayleigh on a Wednesday bring your own bottle in Brodick town hall

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4.5
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28th July 2019:

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4.8
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15th July 2019:

First class accommodation all around. Very clean with everything you need. Breakfast was amazing. Mal & Julie are very friendly and eager to make your stay great.

Tips:

A must see is Brodick Castle & the heritage museum. Also the walk to the King's Cave is a great workout but take insect repellent!! The PHT in Lamlash is fab for food & drink.

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4
out of 5

25th June 2019:

Lovely guest house. Great hosts. Wonderful variety of breakfast food and great service from hosts.

Tips:

Limited restaurants in Whiting Bay. No service on Tuesdays. Best choice of restaurants in Brodick. Lovely castle and gardens in Brodick. Great walk to Standing Stones about 4 kilometres return.

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Owner Response:

Many thanks for taking the time to review Viewbank. We are pleased to inform you that from this week Coast Restaurant will be open now on a Tuesday which is great news. Nice to meet you both.

5
out of 5

14th June 2019:

Friendly, welcoming

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4.8
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21st May 2019:

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4.5
out of 5

18th May 2019:

A friendly welcome from the hosts. Cosy single room with a sea view. Pleasant residents lounge for guests use. No en suite in the single but separate bathroom and toilet available - both immaculately clean. Great breakfast. Excellent value for money.

Tips:

Limited food options nearby so plan accordingly, particularly if you have no vehicle. Buses are reasonably regular (certainly by Arran standards) to and from Brodick. Goat Fell was a great walk but is not to be underestimated - you still need to be pretty fit.

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5
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14th May 2019:

Malcolm and Julie were both extremely welcoming, helpful, and friendly for my weekend stay on Arran.

Tips:

I cycled round the island on a fine day. From Whiting Bay I think the climbs are slightly easier if you head anti-clockwise (winds permitting). There is a great small sandwich shop (using local produce) in Lochranza that made a nice stop for lunch.

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4.8
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11th May 2019:

Welcoming, wonderful views from property, Brilliant breakfast.

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4.8
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22nd April 2019:

Very friendly and welcoming, peaceful and well-run. It's a pleasure to be there.

Tips:

We found Felicity's at Eden Lodge to be the best of the local restaurants, based on food choice, quality, service and price. Although the others we tried were ok, had we have tried it first, we may not have tried the others! Listen to Malcolm & Julie's advice and don't disregard their 'walk-sheets'. There are some gems in there!

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5
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2nd October 2018:

Welcoming and accommodating. Thoughtful ideas, such as the extra milk cartons available on the landing ...

Tips:

If you are anywhere on Arran you cannot be far from anything else on Arran ! Location off the main road makes parking more secure for motorcycles ... not in sight of many passers-by. -

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5
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26th September 2018:

Thank you Julie and Malcolm for making us so welcome.

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We enjoyed two really good evening meals at Felicity's.

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4.8
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12th September 2018:

I found the bed in my single a little too firm but I do have a slight hip problem!

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Local restaurants were good but one would need to go further afield for a wider choice. I very much enjoyed my time in Arran and will probably return for a second visit.

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5
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10th September 2018:

Usual friendly welcome. Terrific breakfast.Good and clean facilities. Will be back again next year.

Tips:

Excellent food at both Felicities and Coast. Golf course in good order and best views on island. Good base for exploring island.

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5
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7th September 2018:

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Felicity's local restaurant is well worth a visit - food was fabulous.

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5
out of 5

5th September 2018:

Fantastic B&B easy walk or drive to Whiting Bay. breakfast well cooked. Friendly hosts very informative about loca area.

Tips:

A must do visit Holy Island from Lamlash. Also the Glenashdale Falls a short walk from the house is worth a visit.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for taking the time to review Viewbank. It was a pleasure to meet you both from good old Yorkshire!!!

4.3
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22nd August 2018:

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4.5
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16th August 2018:

Tips:

Plenty to see in the immediate vicinity as well as the wider area. DO go to Giants' Graves, not just to see them, but the views down to Whiting Bay.

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Owner Response:

Many thanks for taking the time to review Viewbank. We noticed you marked the location as average but is an ideal place for walkers as stated in your kind review. We are only a 10 minute walk to the Pub and the Beach and ideally placed for the Waterfall and Giants Graves. It was a pleasure to meet you both and hope its not too long before we see you again.

5
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5th August 2018:

A very nice place to stay, Breakfasts are really good. good parking. Nice big lounge to relax in after a day of being out and about on Arran.

Tips:

On Arran has lots to see and do, there is something for everyone. Best book meals at Restaurants in advance at busy times. Book ferry too....

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4.8
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30th July 2018:

Very homely and relaxed. Great hosts, who seem to accommodate most requests with a smile. The use of a fridge for guests was much appreciated especially in the very hot few days during our stay. Cooked breakfast was excellent. We had a very comfortable twin room with ensuite shower facilities.

Tips:

If your using the bus in Arran ask the driver to let you off at The Coffee Pot (Whiting Bay) and walk up the hill towards the golf course. It's a fair walk uphill but just a couple of minutes by car. Coffee Pot good for lunches, snacks. The restaurant Coast in Whiting bay has good food and a lovely seating area outside, just next to the beach...lovely! Closed on Wednesdays. Felicitys also has food, check opening times.

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4.8
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29th July 2018:

5 STARS for everything

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5
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20th July 2018:

Lovely friendly hosts.

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Felicitys is an excellent but busy restaurant on the seafront.

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5
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14th July 2018:

First class as always.

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Would recommend Lamlash Bay Hotel for evening meals.

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4.5
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7th July 2018:

Julie and Mal were welcoming and attentive hosts. We enjoyed being able to relax in the lounge to get to know other guests

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4.8
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5th July 2018:

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5
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2nd July 2018:

Julie and Malcolm were wonderful hosts. Everything in the room and the b & b was lovely. Breakfast was delicious. Amazing view from the b & b. Thank you for a great 10 days.

Tips:

Arran is fantastic. I saw golden eagles, red squirrels, red deer and seals. The eagles are more to the North of the island and the red squirrels seem to be all over the place! Lots of great walks and the bus service is good, with the drivers letting people on and off at the start of the walks.

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4.5
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27th June 2018:

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5
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20th June 2018:

Booking online was quick and simple and a helpful email followed with all the confirmation details one could wish for. We were warmly welcomed and made to feel very much at home; somehow Julie and Mal managed to find time to chat to everyone, despite it obviously being a busy weekend. The breakfast menu showcased a variety of local ingredients, which was lovely, and the Arran black pudding and Ayrshire bacon were both particularly enjoyed!

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4.8
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8th June 2018:

Very friendly, welcoming hosts. Room was very comfortable and breakfast perfect.

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Two good restaurants within walking distance - Coast and Felicity's, both recommended. The walk to Glenashdale Falls was perfect for using up excess calories!

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4.8
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6th June 2018:

Although there were signs to the guest house I think a couple more would have assisted me in getting to the site quicker and easier, that said, once there it was a lovely place and great views. Breaky is a "meal for the whole day" so save yourself for it. Can't fault the owners for their hospitality and friendliness either.

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Save yourself for breaky!!!

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5
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30th May 2018:

A very relaxed easygoing stay. Great breakfast with plenty of choice and refills if required. And a bonus for being able to leave bikes and gear whilst exploring on day of departure. Top job.. Will go there again on next visit.

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Coast bar excellent for beer and food by the seashore.

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4.8
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29th May 2018:

Very welcoming hosts, excellent breakfast choices.

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4.8
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24th May 2018:

We loved the friendliness and level of service from Julie and Malcolm. They made us feel at home.

Tips:

We were very impressed by the Eric Clapton displays in the dining room. For fans of Clapton Viewbank Guest House is worth a visit and a chat with Malcolm about this. Arran is a beautiful island and a small paradise for golfers too with 7 golfcourses! At least two good restaurants in Whiting Bay, worth a visit: Felicity's and Coast!

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Viewbank. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope you return for another visit when returning to Scotland.

4.8
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24th May 2018:

Julie& Malcolm are excellent hosts. We felt very much at home at Viewbank. Our room was so comfortable and we had everything we needed. Our breakfasts were superb and always served very promptly. It was lovely to have a nice lounge to sit in and a bonus to have a fridge to keep drinks in!

Tips:

Felicity’s in Whiting Bay is excellent for food. Cafe Thyme is a lovely place for lunch. We would recommend the “Pides” and fresh salad. The distillery at Lochranza is also very good.

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Owner Response:

Many thanks to you both for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure to meet you on such a happy occasion. Thanks again and you know where we are when you come back for a visit to Arran

5
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19th May 2018:

Nice room, excellent breakfast, friendly hosts, good tips for things to do.

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5
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18th May 2018:

Warm welcome, excellent breakfast, good tips for things to do. We will be back!

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Owner Response:

Thank you Werner and Lydia for taking the time to review Viewbank. It was a pleasure to meet you both and look forward seeing you next year.

5
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15th May 2018:

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5
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14th May 2018:

Excellent accommodation and we had a superb sea view from our room.The lovely big Scottish breakfast was a great start to the day strongly recommend the black putting.The owners are lovely and attentive to all your needs and we enjoyed chatting with them. They advised us on walks in the local area. Very nice comfortable accommodation with a home from home feel.

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Recommend a walk to the local water fall through the forrest.

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4.8
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8th May 2018:

Excellent - very friendly, helpful hosts.

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Great views of Otters from the Kildonan Hotel while having a nice meal. Glenashdale Forest walk to waterfall very enjoyable and saw Red Squirrels. Lots of tea rooms and cafes to try.

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Owner Response:

Many thanks or taking the time to review Viewbank. It was a pleasure to meet you both and its not too long before you visit Arran again.

4.5
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8th May 2018:

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5
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7th October 2017:

Our stay was a first class all round, enjoyable experience. We would highly recommend Viewbank Guest House.

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5
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29th September 2017:

Lovely welcome and very comfortable B&B. A hot bath at the end of a days walking is a god send!

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Prepare yourself for a walk up the hill if hiking but it is worth it.

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5
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27th September 2017:

Nicely situated, clean, comfortable guest house with friendly, helpful hosts. Would have no hesitation recommending this to visitors to Arran.

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5
out of 5

23rd September 2017:

Very friendly and helpful. We felt very welcome. And the breakfasts are very good!

Tips:

Explore as much of Arran as you can!

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4.5
out of 5

17th September 2017:

A nice quiet place to stay with very friendly hosts. Lovely cooked breakfast. Use of the lounge is nice for relaxing.

Tips:

The best bedrooms would be ensuite at the front

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4.8
out of 5

12th September 2017:

Exuberance of the owners and their desire to please. Breakfast was superb.

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5
out of 5

12th September 2017:

Spotless, excellent breakfast, convivial hosts. Enjoyed our stay.

Tips:

Good choice of restaurants. golf, walking, outdoor pursuits or just relaxing.

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5
out of 5

10th September 2017:

Very friendly and helpful

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4.5
out of 5

8th September 2017:

friendly and helpful service

Tips:

take a good torch when walking down to or from shore at night! King's Cave was very impressive and a good walk.

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4.8
out of 5

6th September 2017:

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5
out of 5

23rd August 2017:

Both my husband and myself really enjoyed or stay here. Very relaxing and informal, just what we wanted. Fantastic breakfast with a great selection and fantastic service.

Tips:

Go out and see the island and see all the different sights. I would recommend going to the whiskey distillery and do the tour.

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4.5
out of 5

23rd August 2017:

Host are very welcoming and friendly and i'm sure if you needed help with anything they would be more than happy to help.

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4.5
out of 5

20th August 2017:

A genuine warm welcome and concern for guests needs was lovely

Tips:

can recommend the Arran Gold Ice Cream cones on sale in Whiting Bay, delicious

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4.5
out of 5

18th August 2017:

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5
out of 5

17th August 2017:

A beautiful house - charming and in a gorgeous situation with stunning views. Breakfast was fab!! Hosts Malcolm and Julie are SO lovely - made us feel very welcome. We wish we'd had another night (at least!). Would definitely return.

Tips:

We took the Mogabout Forest Safari which was excellent - definitely recommended. And the walk up to the summit of Goat Fell gives spectacular views on a clear day. Arran has something for everyone - just a beautiful place to go!

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5
out of 5

17th August 2017:

Owners were like friends, nothing was too much trouble, would definitely come back.

Tips:

Highly recommended to book in advanced for meals in the village especially height of summer.

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4.8
out of 5

17th August 2017:

The guest house was spotless and the service was fabulous.

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4.5
out of 5

15th August 2017:

Julie and Malcolm are excellent hosts, giving a warm welcome and they are very helpful with tips and ideas of where to go.

Tips:

The local restaurants in Whiting Bay, Felicity's and Coast are both very good. Make sure you book during busy seasons. The walk from the guest house to Glenashdale falls is beautiful and not too taxing for those reasonably active.

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5
out of 5

13th August 2017:

Very approachable and nice to talk too, only wish we could have stayed longer.

Tips:

Just go and explore.

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5
out of 5

7th August 2017:

Very friendly and hospitable. Lovely guest house. Amazing location. So quiet. It must be my favourite guest house in the UK!

Tips:

Lochranza is another beautiful place worth exploring. Recommend the Burlington for dinner. Food is really good.

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5
out of 5

5th August 2017:

A lovely stay in a beautiful house, friendly hosts, a great breakfast, and incredible views. There was a guest sitting room too, with books, TV, and a fridge for cold drinks. Perfect.

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4.5
out of 5

3rd August 2017:

Congenial atmosphere and friendly, welcoming hosts.

Tips:

Evening meals in restaurants on the island need to be booked in advance. The public loos are closed, though some communities are trying to take them over from the council to run themselves.

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5
out of 5

2nd August 2017:

Very friendly and helpful at all times.Nothing is a bother to them.

Tips:

Eating in Whiting Bay is best served at Felicitys or at Coast with good food and choice.

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4.5
out of 5

26th July 2017:

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4.5
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23rd July 2017:

very friendly /good food / easy access & parking facilities /plenty of good eating places for main meals/ Golf course within 90 yards

Tips:

would recommend to stay here if looking for a quite holiday

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5
out of 5

20th July 2017:

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4.8
out of 5

20th July 2017:

Superb service. Julie and Malcolm were the perfect hosts. I doubt I would have found better on the island. They had everything covered and the attention to detail really topped it off I.e a bottle of drinking water left in the room each day! Great location too with superb views of the bay and easy access to the trails.

Tips:

Glencoe falls is a must and the best thing I did was an early morning walk along the bay at sunrise and sunset.

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5
out of 5

18th July 2017:

Delightful hosts. A very friendly welcome, and nothing was too much trouble.

Tips:

Be prepared for changeable weather. If you bring a car, fill up at Asda before leaving Ardrossan.

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4.5
out of 5

13th July 2017:

Excellent stay, welcomed on arrival and settled to room. Breakfast first class, room clean and well catered with tea, coffee etc.

Tips:

Ideal for hill walking, beach nearby and nice bistros at bottom of hill. B and B is a good uphill walk from the main road so bear this in mind if you have mobility issues.

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5
out of 5

9th July 2017:

Very nice family including mum make you feel very welcome only my health keeps me from returning

Tips:

Kildonan hotel on the shore lovely and nice food Coffee pot in whiting bay ideal for snacks coast on the shore also very good

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5
out of 5

7th July 2017:

The guest house is sited on top of a hill with fantastic views from my front facing bedroom. As I didn't have a car the owner Malcolm very kindly drove down to meet me off the local bus from Brodick. My single room was very comfortable with a handy sink and everything else I needed. I had to share bathroom facilities with another room but it's directly across the corridor and also another separate toilet, so sharing with others was never a problem. Mal and Julie are very friendly and chatty and breakfast was plentiful with a vast choice of foods and the best pot of tea I've had anywhere! Everything was clean and well cared for, and my bed was comfortable. I would definitely stay here again. Really enjoyed being there.

Tips:

The Coffee Pot eatery is at the bottom of the hill and Glenashdale Falls at the top. Both well worth a visit.

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4.8
out of 5

7th July 2017:

Clean and friendly

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5
out of 5

28th June 2017:

Julie and her husband were kind and wonderful hosts who take a what feels like a very sincere interest in their guests. I felt particularly care for during my stay. I would highly recommend them. The room and facilities are clean, beautiful and well managed. The breakfasts were excellent.

Tips:

There are many places to eat and visit on the Isle of Arran. It's reputation of being a Scotland in miniature is well earned

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5
out of 5

27th June 2017:

WE HAD A VERY HAPPY STAY AT VIEWBANK. WE WERE MADE TO FEEL VERY WELCOME. .THE BREAKFASTS WERE OF A VERY HIGH STANDARD. DURING THE EVENING IT WAS VERY ENJOYABLE TO SIT READ OR WATCH T.V. IN THE LOUNGE. WE WOULD CERTAINLY RECOMMEND FRIENDS AND FAMILY. IT HAS CERTAINLY BEEN A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY FOR US BOTH. THANL YOU

Tips:

BROCICK CASTLE GARDENS ARE WELL WORTH A VISIT ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE TAKEN AROUND THE GARDENS ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT. DRIVING AROUND THE ISLAND AND BEING ABLE TO STOP AND ENJOY THE SCENERY. HOLY ISLAND IS WELL WORTH A VISIT, VERY PEACEFUL AND TOTALLY RELAXING. THE HERITAGE MUSEUM IS A GOOD START TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF THE ISLAND

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4.8
out of 5

27th June 2017:

Very friendly and helpful. Service excellent.

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4.5
out of 5

20th June 2017:

Very genial hosts. Brilliant breakfasts with personal preferences catered for. Best sleep we had over a two week holiday staying at four establishments. The breakfast room is a must for 70s 'Blues' fans.

Tips:

We recommend the Coast restaurant, also the deli/take away a few doors down from there, which is good for take away rolls/sandwiches. Goat Fell is a must but avoid weekends in high season or Bank Holidays as it gets very busy up there if you start from Brodick Castle.. The route up from Corrie is almost deserted and well worth doing as an alternative. Kings' Caves provide an interesting and well marked walk.

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4.5
out of 5

20th June 2017:

So friendly and accommodating. Very helpful when booking.com mucked up the booking and then rebooked us into a place in Campbelltown! instead of Arran! Thanks so much Julie for your invaluable help and friendliness. Lovely breakfast.

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4.5
out of 5

18th June 2017:

Great B&B

Tips:

Just along the road from the golf club.

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5
out of 5

15th June 2017:

Myself and my partner thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Viewbank. Run by a lovely couple who were so helpful and friendly. Great location and delicious breakfast every morning.

Tips:

Whiting Bay is a great area to stay. The beach is beautiful and there are a few little restaurants nearby to eat and drink in. Very close to Glenashdale Waterfalls, a beautiful hike.

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4.8
out of 5

12th June 2017:

Lovely stay at the Viewbank. Loved the comfortable bed and full Scottish breakfast.

Tips:

Play the Shiskine Golf Course. Unforgettable.

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5
out of 5

5th June 2017:

Lovely stay thank you.

Tips:

Lovely walk from the bed and breakfast to the falls , iron fort and neolithic burial chambers ( giant’s graves).

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5
out of 5

27th May 2017:

This was a wonderful place with comfortable, clean rooms with beautiful views! Breakfast is cooked to serve. Malcom & Julie were both very helpful with things to do. Arran is a GEM of an island! We had so much fun exploring the island!

Tips:

Tip: GO!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

22nd May 2017:

Lovely clean guest house. Nothing was to much trouble to the staff. Would highly recommend Viewbank Guest House.Thanks xx

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4.8
out of 5

6th May 2017:

Superb breakfast. Lovely views. Staff very friendly and welcoming.

Tips:

Live music at the Pierhead Tavern (jazz, blues, acoustic). The Coffee Pot Whiting Bay.

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5
out of 5

26th April 2017:

Very accommodating hosts. Excellent in every respect.

Tips:

Pre-book your ferry back to Ardrossen as they are often full.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

25th April 2017:

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4.8
out of 5

20th April 2017:

Lovely couple, great service, amazing breakfast and comfy beds.

Tips:

We were looking for a cafe named "the coffee pot", but couldn't find it in the dark. Look out for Felicity's (restaurant / bar) and turn right following signs to golf course to get to Viewbank when coming from Brodick.

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5
out of 5

18th April 2017:

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5
out of 5

14th April 2017:

Mal and Julie are really friendly and make you feel at home

Tips:

I recommend the old Byre for sheepskin slippers, handbags and purses and stuff.

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4.5
out of 5

13th April 2017:

room was adequate for our stay but a bit small for a longer stay.Would definitely come back.The breakfast was outstanding and no one could fault it(the bacon was the best i have had EVER.Thank you for a great experience. michael mcdermott

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4.5
out of 5

8th April 2017:

Very pleasant

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5
out of 5

3rd April 2017:

A very quiet location and a room with an incredible view!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

2nd April 2017:

Beautiful guest house. 10/10 for location and cleanliness. Fabulous breakfast. Julie and Malcolm very welcoming. Can't wait to visit again.

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5
out of 5

24th October 2016:

Lovely friendly hosts. Very comfy stay with deliscioys breakfast. We would stay again.

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5
out of 5

11th October 2016:

A fantastic guesthouse with fantastic staff/owners. Provided us with the perfect weekend break.

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4.8
out of 5

11th October 2016:

Very friendly Great breakfast Nice place to be

Tips:

South of the island Standing Stones Machrie moor brewery destillery

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4.5
out of 5

9th October 2016:

Good location and outlook. Owners very friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfast.

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4.8
out of 5

8th October 2016:

Fantastic family and service. Really enjoyed our stay. Approachable for help and information but left to our own devices. Room lovely, breakfast yummy. Catered very well for our 2 year old.

Tips:

Felicitys at eden lodge at the bottom of the hill is lovely for dinner and family friendly.

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5
out of 5

6th October 2016:

Your breakfast and the range of choices is very good.

Tips:

The things to see and do are well documented in the leaflets you see everywhere. I was somewhat surprised at all the restaurants having similar "bistro like/style" menus. The best was Fiddlers in Brodick because of the live music, entertaining but not too loud to drown your conversation.

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4.5
out of 5

26th September 2016:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

21st September 2016:

Tips:

Eden's is awesome for dinner

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4.8
out of 5

21st September 2016:

Very friendly, helpful hosts who provided exceptional hospitality making our holiday very enjoyable - thank you.

Tips:

recommend Coast Restaurant Felicity's at Eden Lodge

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5
out of 5

16th September 2016:

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4.5
out of 5

15th September 2016:

Lovely friendly comfortable place to stay. Very quiet and peaceful. Only downside was the shower in the ensuite of room 1, it kept going cold.

Tips:

We took a walk out to the standing stones at Machrie which was great.

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Owner Response:

Many thanks for taking the time to review Viewbank and we were delighted you enjoyed yourselves. We were however concerned that you mentioned the shower. Because we are on a hill we have extra water pumps so this should not have happened. If we had known we could have adjusted the pump to ensure the water remained at constant pressure ensuring the correct temperature. This has now been rectified. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Lets hope its not too long before you visit Arran again.

4.8
out of 5

6th September 2016:

We have just spent a fabulous long weekend on Arran with a great number of family and friends for a special celebration. We booked all the rooms at Viewbank for the occasion and Julie and Malcolm were wonderful at accommodating all our needs. All our requests from young and old were catered for - the breakfasts were amazing, nothing was a problem and all in all we were very well looked after. Thank you.

Tips:

Arran is a great place to get away from it all. Come and relax, enjoy wonderful walks, make sure you manage up to Glenashdale Falls - not to be missed - and if you want to enjoy fabulous food in a relaxed environment, it has to be Felicity's at Eden Lodge.

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Owner Response:

Thank you Cristine,Ken and family. It was a pleasure to meet all the family and to have all the family celebrate your 40th wedding anniversary in one place must have been very special. Thank you for taking the time to review Viewbank.

4.8
out of 5

2nd September 2016:

Great B&B - friendly and well organised. Super views from house and very quiet. Good choice for breakfasts - very tasty. Residents lounge. Highly recommended.

Tips:

Excellent restaurant within 10 mins walk plus coffee shop nearby. Glenashdale walk (approx. 2hrs and direct from house) well worth the views of waterfall.

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5
out of 5

29th August 2016:

Very friendly and great breakfast

Tips:

Good food at Felicities in the village and The Shore

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

24th August 2016:

Charming people, who's motto seems to be: we're here to make you're stay, as good as we possibly can!

Tips:

Just enjoy this tranquil, laid-back and friendly Isle.

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5
out of 5

23rd August 2016:

Clean, comfortable, good facilities. hearty breakfast,friendly hosts. What's not to like.

Tips:

golf, walking, castle, local restaurants, distillery.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

21st August 2016:

very free and friendly

Tips:

plenty of eating places in whiting bay and lamlash. Good walks along the shore. lovely runs in the car around and across the island.

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5
out of 5

15th August 2016:

Room was a wee bit quirky but lovely and comfortable and quiet. First class.

Tips:

Ate at the Trafalgar Restaurant which was a real experience - a wee bit expensive but food was to die for and Wolfie's cabaret was cheeky and entertaining.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th August 2016:

Excellent guest house and hosts.

Tips:

Coast and Felicity's are the places to eat

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th August 2016:

We enjoyed our stay with you and we were made very welcome.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th August 2016:

First class in every respect.

Tips:

Felicity's in Whiting Bay highly recommended for evening meals.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th August 2016:

Very helpfull and kind.

Tips:

Great view, superb breakfast, quiet location.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th July 2016:

This was a pleasant stay. Lovely single room, very quiet. Everything nice and cosy and excellent hosts.

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4.5
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26th July 2016:

Quite exceptionally excellent attitude to service

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th July 2016:

very relaxed and helpfull, that's what service is abuout a good service, welcome

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

23rd July 2016:

Thank you for the wonderful hospitality.You are two lovely people,just so sorry we could not stay with you longer.

Tips:

Lots of things to see and do on Arran.However,not many restaurants in the local area.Felicity's restaurant is very good if somewhat pricey.

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4.5
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22nd July 2016:

great hosts nothing too much trouble

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5
out of 5

19th July 2016:

hello wrefords ask me to say he had a very pleasant stay with you very friendly,helpful and clean regards josie, wrefords sister, wreford doesnt have a computer.

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5
out of 5

18th July 2016:

Malcolm & Julie are a very nice couple and made us very welcome The breakfasts were first rate.

Tips:

Felicity's at Eden lodge in Whiting Bay was a good place to eat and is well run, with friendly, helpful, staff There are lots of things to see and do, all over Arran. A great place to visit.

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4.5
out of 5

15th July 2016:

Lovely stay, thank you! Everything really nice though the room was super warm - probably not a problem anyone in Scotland has often! Thanks again :)

Tips:

Great food and music in the Coast restaurant / cafe.

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4.8
out of 5

15th July 2016:

Malcom and Julie made me feel most welcome and even gave me a bigger room that was unexpectedly free! The breakfast is a real treat: besides the great selection of fruit and cereal one could choose between two different cooked meals, freshly prepared to meet your wishes. Great!

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4.5
out of 5

10th July 2016:

Thank you for a superb stay. I absolutely loved it! The only slight downside for me is that you are situated back from the sea, but at least that makes it quieter. And the view from my room was brilliant.

Tips:

Enjoy! Fantastic island, and the weather is better in the south than in the north

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4.8
out of 5

9th July 2016:

Very comfortable beds, good bathroom - excellent breakfasts - we will have to return!! Road needs care, but it is not in Viewbank capability to do anything about that.

Tips:

Felicity's at Eden Lodge, near the foot of the access road, provide good evening meals, including a children's menu, at a price which is not excessive. There are other places to dine in Whiting Bay. When it rains in Brodick and Lamlash, it can be dry in Whiting Bay, and even drier in Kildonan. Good cheese made in Kilmory, and good preserves at Lamlash!

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5
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6th July 2016:

Viewbank was in a great location to explore the island; the room was comfortable, with a serene view of horses grazing on a hill above the water. The hosts, Julie and Malcolm were warm, helpful, and gracious. They helped us with our hiking and dinner plans, and entertained us with wonderful stories. We recommend their guest home highly.

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The North Glen Sannox hike was just amazing!

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4.3
out of 5

3rd July 2016:

Very friendly hosts. Comfortable room with king size bed. Excellent breakfast each morning. Within walking distance of village although uphill on way back.

Tips:

2 good restaurants in village - Felicitys and Coast. Would recommend both.

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4.8
out of 5

3rd July 2016:

Lovely couple couldn't do enough for us. Breakfast was excellent set you up for the day

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Eat at Felicity,s good food and service,also the Trafalgar what an experience Wolfie the proprietor is a star as is the food .

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4.8
out of 5

19th June 2016:

We really appreciated the welcoming and caring attitude of our hosts Julie and Malcolm. This was a lovely place to stay.

Tips:

Great local cafes and restaurants.

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5
out of 5

15th June 2016:

Excellent Bed and Breakfast and very clean and tidy. Friendly and helpful owners and fantastic breakfasts were served to a high standard. Eat as much as you like and don’t hesitate to ask for more of anything.

Tips:

The Coffee Pot at Whiting Bay is a very friendly coffee shop/snack bar which serves excellent meals and snacks at reasonable prices. They serve good quality food. Brodick Castle is well worth a visit and also looking for the seals at Kildonan, it is amazing how many you can spot! Lochranza is also a lovely place especially seeing the deer in the sea at sunset! Arran Distillery is also worth a visit, especially the whisky tours. Arran Gold is just amazing and I have never been a whisky drinker!

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5
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10th June 2016:

An excellent quiet place to stay from which to explore the delights of Arran. Great hosts, very comfortable, well-appointed room, super breakfasts.

Tips:

Arran is a great place to visit, something for everyone. We particularly enjoyed spending most of a day at Brodick Castle and gardens.

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5
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10th June 2016:

Very helpful, friendly service. Julie provided me with a hat as we arrived unprepared for basking in the sunshine.

Tips:

Enjoyed a delicious burger at a newly opened establishment - The Shore - I think - in Whiting Bay. Was surprised there were not more eating places in Brodick given how many b&bs there seem to be on the island. It was fine during the day for lunch/snacks but were advised by VIC to book at night. Loads to see and do - especially if you like walking, cycling etc We walked to the Glenashdale Falls - lovely even after a dry spell so they must be fantastic after a lot of rain. We were only there 2 nights but would like to return to climb Goat Fell and Robert the Bruce's cave. It seemed to us that the bus service was more frequent to the South of the island. We took a bus to Lochranza in the north to visit the castle. I would advise anyone using public transport to get a copy of the bus time table on arrival. It is all manageable as long as you plan in advance. Also enjoyed a visit to Arran Aromatics and the Cheese factory - situated conveniently next to each other. Likewise in Lochranza you can visit the castle and the distillery as they are within walking distance of each other. My daughter and I travelled to Arran for the first time and loved it. I'm sure we'll be back with the rest of the family.

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5
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7th June 2016:

A warm and friendly welcome; a genuine interest in us as people, even though we were only staying for one night.

Tips:

Felicity's at Eden Lodge (the pub near the end of the lane) has an excellent range of lunch options. The walk up to Glenashdale Falls and back via the Giant's Grave is wonderful: varied woodland and open hillside.

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4.8
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4th June 2016:

The hosts were lovely and the breakfasts were outstanding.

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Felicity' s had good food at a reasonable price.

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5
out of 5

1st June 2016:

Very friendly-felt comfortable and welcome-Special 'Connection' because of the Common interest in music ....-Deric and the Dominos was an important common theme....!!!! Thank you for the great time in Viewbank house!!!!!:-)

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A very very good place to eat and to feel comfortable and welcome us Felicity's Eden Lodge-we were so satisfied on our first evening there, that ,when leaving the restaurant,we decided to book the same table the same place for the following evening!!!!! We enjoyed it!!! Good Food for a real money!!!!

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4.8
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26th May 2016:

Great breakfast, cosy room and very useful common room with additional fridge which we found very useful.

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Excellent pubs in Lamlash which is only few miles away.

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5
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23rd May 2016:

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5
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15th May 2016:

It was wonderful to stay in such a beautiful place. Malcolm and Julie made our stay totally comfortable. We had the sea view room which was well decorated and everything supplied. I wish we had booked more nights to stay at the place. We definitely look forward to visit again soon

Tips:

Don't follow the sat nav. Follow the prominent signs for Viewbank Guesthouse. Sat Nav took us up a short cut which people walk up to the guest house. :)

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4.8
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9th May 2016:

A warm welcome and so helpful it was a real pleasure to stay there

Tips:

We had a lovely eve meal at Felicity's at Eden Lodge just down the road at the coast and had a circular walk along to the waterfall and giants graves in the morning with good views from the zig zag path.

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4.8
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9th May 2016:

We had a lovely time staying with Julie and Malcolm. And while we always intended on using their lovely sitting room most evenings we found the fabulous sea air always knocked us out and we headed to bed early each night. The atmosphere at this Guesthouse is very welcoming and homely and both my husband and I enjoyed ourselves immensley. We hope to return again in the future. Thank you to you both.

Tips:

It is well worth finding the interior cycle road that will allow you to cycle on a purely dicated road around the island.

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5
out of 5

5th May 2016:

Lovely stay with my 88 year old Dad & his sister. The accommodation was comfortable and the use of a lounge is always a bonus. The hosts were very accommodating and nothing was an issue for them.

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Coast restaurant on the shore front was lovely - very relaxing and good food at reasonable prices.

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5
out of 5

4th May 2016:

Great clean quiet room with great view. Breakfast was fantastic. Quiet location with easy access to walking routes and main village for pub.

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Although we did not have the chance to play this time Whtiting Bay Golf Club is great course...short but challenging.

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5
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19th April 2016:

Lovely setting and very friendly owners, spacious and clean rooms. Excellent breakfast, wide choice.

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Felicitys Restaurant - lovely meals

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4.8
out of 5

12th April 2016:

Very helpful and friendly owners who also make a great breakfast!

Tips:

Coast is a nice place to eat and just a short walk from the guesthouse. Just take a torch if you are walking back to the guesthouse at night as it is a very dark road!

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5
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10th April 2016:

Smashing place. Friendly and helpful hosts.accommodation was value for money.food lovely.

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5
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8th April 2016:

Viewbank Guest House is a great place to stay, a family run guest house, I have stayed at Viewbank Guest House loads of times. The breakfasts are really good something I look forward to each morning. Excellent information is available about walks and events on Arran.

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Make a list of walks and place you like to see before you go, So you can get out and about enjoying Arran from the moment you arrive. Do one half of the Island then the other..

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5
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8th April 2016:

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4.5
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2nd April 2016:

Thank you both for a lovely stay in your beautiful home. I will definitely recommend you to others.

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5
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2nd April 2016:

We found the guest house ideal and would not have any hesitation to stay there again. the hospitality, comfort and food were exceptional.

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4.8
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20th March 2016:

Thanks for a very welcoming stay at the Viewbank Guest House. Paul Welsh

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4.5
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25th October 2015:

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4.8
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14th October 2015:

Very friendly and welcoming. Happy to help. Room very comfortable. Loved having the lounge and if weather had been poor would definitely have made use of it. Thanks.

Tips:

Loved the standing stones, scenery and walk at the Lagg Inn. Good food at sannox hotel but large portions. Good entertainment at fiddler's bar.

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4.5
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6th October 2015:

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4.5
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5th October 2015:

Fabulous welcoming. It made us feel like at home. I will definitely recommend Viewbank Guest House.

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4.5
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24th September 2015:

Very welcoming and friendly.

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Good places to eat in Whiting Bay and Lamlash. Excellent walks nearby and great wildlife. Lovely walk on Kildonan shore with dozens of seals.

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5
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22nd September 2015:

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4.5
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19th September 2015:

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4.5
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18th September 2015:

Very pleasant stay. A quiet road, but there again I suspect most places in Arran are quiet! We would consider staying there again if we return to Arran

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Sannox Bay restaurant was the best we found but is a bit of a drive. The Trafalger was reccomended and is close by, but was closed when we tried to book so unable to report on it.

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4.5
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15th September 2015:

A friendly greeting awaits from both Julie and Malcolm, not just on arrival but at breakfast time each day also. Comfy beds and a cosy lounge make this a home from home. Situated on a quiet street but with easy access this makes for the perfect location.

Tips:

The breakfast menu says "....choose as many or ALL of the items listed as you like...." prepare for longer walks to burn off the additional calories. Consider a visit in early spring or late autumn when the night-time skies are darker, the view across the Firth of Clyde from the garden to the Ayrshire coast with the lights of the towns and villages are amazing, particularly on a starlit night.

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4.8
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14th September 2015:

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5
out of 5

6th September 2015:

Julie and Malcolm very welcoming. Courtyard room was clean and comfortable with good facilities. Ample parking. Quiet and peaceful location with lovely views to Ayrshire coast from house. Excellent breakfast with good choice. Great to find a place that will take a dog. We really enjoyed our stay. Hope to return again some time.

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We were very lucky with the weather.....no rain and sunshine...! Toured round the island and enjoyed leisurely walks to King's cave at Blackwaterfoot, Fairy Dell at Lochranza and Glenashdale waterfall. Lovely meal at Coast bistro in Whiting Bay.

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5
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31st August 2015:

Fantastic! Clean, spacious, friendly. The breakfast was also amazing. Thank you so much.

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5
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31st August 2015:

A warm welcome, a beautiful little room (at fantastic value!) with the most stunning view and a beautifully clean shared bathroom (which I never felt like I was sharing with anyone!) with a skylight view! I then woke to a delicious breakfast - the whole stay was perfect and I look forward to returning!

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Do the 3 mile round trip walk to see the waterfall, you can walk up straight from the B&B.

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4.8
out of 5

26th August 2015:

Absolutely delightful hosts , comfortable rooms and wonderful breakfasts . Very good value .

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The waterfalls within easy walking distance of the guest house were stunning . For golfers I cannot recommend Shiskine Golf Club on the west coast more . It was simply one of the most scenic and well kept courses I have played on .

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5
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23rd August 2015:

we always have a great time at VIEWBANK Breakfasts delicious, rooms very comfortable and well appointed ,Welcome, second to none!!! We wouldn't think of staying anywhere else on Arran. Thank you once again to Julie and Malcolm!

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The Trafalgar in Whiting Bay serves delicious food, locally sourced, home grown vegetables and herbs, best to book in advance as he is very popular . The newly refurbished Felicity's is another good eating place in pleasant surroundings. The Coffee Pot is great for coffee and lunch, on good days eating outside is lovely overlooking the bay These places are all in Whiting Bay. Brodick Castle is an interesting place to visit and the gardens are lovely . Glenashdale Falls are very spectacular and is an easy walk in Whiting Bay

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4.8
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20th August 2015:

oustanding accomodation. very quiet environment nice stroll/hike from the gest house.

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5
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16th August 2015:

Malcolm and Julie are really welcoming and make you feel at home straight away. They are very available for any request. Everything is very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was absolutely amazing: choice and quality.

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Do not hesitate to have food in Lamalsh as there is plenty of choice and food is always very tasty.

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5
out of 5

16th August 2015:

A great place to stay. great breakfast, good service...nice clean room... Been lots of times always enjoy my stay at Viewbank.

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4.8
out of 5

13th August 2015:

Julie and Mal were brilliant hosts - nothing was too much trouble for them. The room and the breakfast were brilliant.

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The Glenisle and Fiddlers were very good eating places. If you like Walking and Golf it is an ideal location.

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4.8
out of 5

9th August 2015:

Have stayed in various accommodations on the Isle of Arran, whilst on my travels. Most(not all) of a very good standard. But, what makes this great Guest House stand out from all the others? THE OWNERS!! The kindness and help shown to myself and two other weary walkers on arrival was second to none. Think you both know what i mean, when i say,YOU SAVED TWO LIFE'S ON THE MONDAY EVENING !!!! Anytime in the future, i stay on Arran, my first point of contact will be Viewbank Guest House. Many thanks again Malcolm & julie, take care, and would hope to see you both sometime in the near future. Jack.

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would recommend the Coast, and Eden Lodge restaurants in Whiting Bay for an evening meal. As for things to see and do on Arran,the list is endless, i would'ent know where to start. There really is something for everyone on this great island.

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5
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9th August 2015:

This is the 4th consecutive year that I have chosen to stay at Viewbank. That speaks for itself! Malcolm & Julie are excellent hosts and the guest house is ideal for a home-from-home stay. I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable and welcoming place to spend a relaxing holiday.

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4.3
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7th August 2015:

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5
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28th July 2015:

Friendly relaxing accommodation. Personal attentive hosts. Great spot for exploring all that this fantastic island can offer.

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Lots to do even when there is an occasional shower of rain!

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5
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22nd July 2015:

Very friendly and helpful welcome. Good breakfasts. Very quiet location.

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View Bank Guest House is at the top of rather a steep hill if you are on foot or have problems walking. However, if like me you are in a car there are no problems. There was plenty of adequate off road parking in this very quiet location. There was only one local restaurant open and this was fully booked but we did find a very good place to eat at - The Glen Isle Hotel - in Lamlash just a few miles away.

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4.5
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21st July 2015:

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4.5
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19th July 2015:

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5
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18th July 2015:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay,as we have a dog the annex room was perfect,hope we can return again.

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Brodick castle and gardens were lovely and great walks.Lamlash bay hotel, excellent meal and service and reasonably priced. Drift inn. Good food but small portions for a man.

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4.8
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18th July 2015:

We had a very friendly welcome to the house that set the scene for our visit.Our room had a great view towards the sea.Everyday started with a delicious breakfast that set us up for the day.We had a lovely break .Thank you.

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The Machrie cafe close to the standing stones is definitely worth a visit.Tasty lunches and amazing cakes.

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5
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17th July 2015:

The owners are very nice and friendly

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Whiting bay has a few nice restaurants in the area although it is good to book as they can be very busy.

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5
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10th July 2015:

We had particular requirements and were treated well and with great courtesy. Friendly and helpful

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Julie and Malcolm had all of this under control.

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5
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8th July 2015:

Amazing folks. Great food. Great rooms. Will look nowhere else first on our next trip.

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4.8
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7th July 2015:

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4.8
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7th July 2015:

We had a lovely stay here on Arran, and were made to feel very welcome throughout, would definitely recommend to others.

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4.8
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4th July 2015:

A very well run guest house with good rooms and an excellent breakfast. There is a large and comfortable lounge which guests share. The final approach to Viewbank is up a hiilside with some twisty bends in the road - careful driving is needed. Julie and Mal are perfect hosts. A lot of information on things to do.

Tips:

See above about the drive up from the main road. Bring midge repellent! Fill up with petrol on the mainland. Kildonan is well worth spending a day there for the good beach and views; also Blackwaterfoot and Brodick Castle.

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4.5
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30th June 2015:

If you are looking for a quiet location a little further out of town this is a nice choice. With good views and helpful owners we enjoyed our stay.

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5
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29th June 2015:

Lovely place! Beautiful area. Delicious and huge breakfast. I would recommend 100%.

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Take time to drive all around the island- you will been only 2h. The road is gorgeous and the views are breathtaking.

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4.3
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27th June 2015:

Great hosts and a great view. The food was delicious and we felt welcome and at home.

Tips:

There is so much to do on the Isle of Arran. We still have so much left to explore that we'll have to plan another trip back. Next time we'll try to have a car rather than rely on buses to get around the island.

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5
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26th June 2015:

Good location for getting around the island by public transport. Very clean with little touches that show that the owner really do want you to enjoy your stay - dressing gowns and fabulous toiletries. I will always stay here on any future visit to the island.

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Take the bus to Blackwaterfoot and do the walk to the Kings Caves. The walk around Glenashdale Falls and the Giants Graves is a must as is a visit to Brodick Castle. Bus hopping allows you to take a trip around the whole island to take in the spectacular views. I had the best cream scone ever at the Machrie Bay Café - lashing of cream and home made raspberry jam.

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4.3
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26th June 2015:

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5
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24th June 2015:

Having never visited the Island we were warmly welcomed and offered advise on the locations and places to visit. The accomidation was lovely and homely and comfortable.

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There was a couple of local places to eat, but not much locally. I would recomend having a car for the location.

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5
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22nd June 2015:

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5
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21st June 2015:

Fantastic location, friendliest hosts imaginable, and most amazing breakfast!!. Can't recommend highly enough!!.

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4.5
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21st June 2015:

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5
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20th June 2015:

Very welcoming, friendly and good fun. You both work very hard to ensure all your guests have all they wish for a relaxing, enjoyable holiday.

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The whole island has much to recommend and the restaurants and points of interest are all dependant upon individual tastes, interests and price willing to pay. Consequently, I will not recommend.

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4.3
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19th June 2015:

Very warm and friendly, really made me feel welcome

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5
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16th June 2015:

We really enjoyed our short and sweet stay and thought our hosts were lovely. One of us was doing the ArranMan triathlon and Malcolm kindly laid on porridge earlier than the normal breakfast time for us, and although we had to rush off it was very thoughtful and above and beyond service. We'd definitely stay again. Thanks, Adele

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4.8
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15th June 2015:

Very friendly hosts, who got up early on Sunday to provide porridge and bacon rolls for the guests, very much appreciated ahead of competing in the 'Arranman middle distance' triathlon.

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5
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14th June 2015:

First class. Would highly recommend. We were made to feel totally at home by Malcolm and Julia. Bedrooms with very comfy beds, sea views. Breakfasts really good with locally butchered bacon, sausages, haggis plus lots more. Our hosts recommended restaurants in the village which were excellent also. All in all an extremely enjoyable visit. Thank you Malcolm and Julia.

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We went to eat in Coast, And Trafalgar in Whiting Bay, plus the Glenisle Hotel in Lamlash. Played golf at Shiskine Golf course and Corrie. Standing Stones at Machrie Moor, walk along shore at Kildonan, walk around perimeter of Brodick Castle, Arran Aromatics, Arran Cheeses, Lochranza.....lots and lots to see and beautiful scenery and views everywhere

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5
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12th June 2015:

Very homely and comfortable. Excellent hosts and amazing breakfasts. Will be back!!

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Must do a tour of the island - stunning views. A ferry trip to Holy Isle is also a must!!

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5
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11th June 2015:

Thoroughly good value stay. Julie and Mal made us feel very welcome and I would have no hesitation in staying with them again and recommending them to others. The breakfasts were immense!

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5
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6th June 2015:

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4.5
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5th June 2015:

We were made to feel VERY welcome and the owners were only too happy to help. It was a wondeerful refreshing change. Thank you so much!!

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4.5
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30th May 2015:

Excellent hosts, very welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was excellent.

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Coast Bistro : food and setting beautiful and the owner was really great.

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5
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29th May 2015:

Very pleasent stay. The owners were very genuine, it felt like they were pleased to see us and made us feel welcome. Good communication and helpful advise.

Tips:

Had a fabulous meal in Coast, really good. Must walk to glenashdale waterfalls. Beautiful walk and amazing spectical.

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4.8
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28th May 2015:

Very Welcoming.Comfortable with great breakfasts.

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Excellent spot for sightseeing.

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5
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26th May 2015:

Perfect. Could find no faults whatsoever.

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4.5
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25th May 2015:

Lovely place with a lot of thoughtful touches such as the fridge and the books and games in the lounge. The breakfasts were lovely with a lot of variety. I'm not usually a big haggis fan but the haggis you served up was beautiful. You gave everyone a nice welcome which was nice.

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Nearby Lamlash is a pretty place with a great view and the trip to Holy Isle looks interesting.

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4.8
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19th May 2015:

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4.3
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16th May 2015:

I felt a warm welcome from you on arrival and we were very grateful. It made us feel comfortable and completely at home. We were especially pleased to be able to use the lounge. It would have been a bit difficult for Christine, Gerald and I if we had been forced to go to bed when we came in! The location is fine as long as people have a car. I would have found it difficult on my own. Somebody could possibly make a fortune giving lifts up and down the hill but I suppose there wouldn't be enough takers. Thank you again it was lovely.

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The Drift Inn was fantastic, we really enjoyed it, lovely surroundings and great staff. Arran Aromatics at Brodick is always a favourite along with the Cheese shop, the Gift shop and the Cafe, all well worth a visit if the weather isn't too good. Amazing beaches, wild life and walks. The Fairy Glen walk, not far from the Hotel is particularly lovely. Wonderful views and a picnic table at the top. I could go on all day, can't wait to return.

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4.5
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8th May 2015:

Excellent service from Julie and Malcolm. Would highly recommend.

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5
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1st May 2015:

A fantastic B & B on Arran with a great view, comfy beds and delicious breakfast we can definitely recommend VIEWBANK GUEST HOUSE to any one visiting the area. Thanks Mal & Julie for making our overnight stay really enjoyable. PS. We really loved the chocolate box in the living room! Can't go wrong with special touches like that.

Tips:

Coast Bistro for dinner! - an absolute must. Fantastic food, friendly staff & great view. An all around enjoyable experience, will definitely visit again when we're back in Whiting Bay, even if it's just to have the salmon again! Well recommended.

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5
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22nd April 2015:

exceptional hospitality!

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5
out of 5

15th April 2015:

Friendly staff, great breakfast, very comfortable bed, fantastic view from the bedroom. What else could you want!

Tips:

Book room 1. Ensuite with biggest bed I have ever seen.

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4.5
out of 5

9th April 2015:

Tips:

Drift Inn in Whiting Bay, Brodick Bar in Brodick

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4.8
out of 5

4th April 2015:

We much preferred it on the second morning she there was marmalade in a jar rather then in sachets. Breakfast was excellent and a very friendly welcome. Would stay again.

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4.5
out of 5

23rd March 2015:

Excellent host very friendly and can't do enough for you

Tips:

Drift Inn has good food as does the Glenisle Hotel in Lamlash

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5
out of 5

23rd March 2015:

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5
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8th March 2015:

A very enjoyable stay at Viewbank House,Julie & Mal were very friendly and helpful giving us plenty of advice as to where to go and what to do.

Tips:

See Julie & Mal

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5
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8th February 2015:

Lovely Guest House in a peaceful, elevated location, operated to perfection by the owners, Julie and Malcolm. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome and at ease and left feeling as though we'd been staying with friends. Well equipped and well presented room (en-suite) with use of a pleasant lounge and lovely sunny (fortunately for us visiting in February) breakfast room. 10/10 for the breakfast too!

Tips:

Take Julie's tips for places to eat in the evening - we weren't disappointed!

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Owner Response:

Thank you Karen and Richard for taking the time to review Viewbank House. What weather you had and it continued after you left. It was a pleasure getting to know you both and glad you enjoyed your wee break. Look forward to the next time

5
out of 5

6th January 2015:

The view from our window was amazing and the room lovely and cosy with a huge, comfortable bed. Malcolm and Julie were extremely welcoming and friendly hosts and cooked a delicious breakfast to order each morning. They made our stay feel like a home from home.

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5
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3rd December 2014:

Fabulous hosts .. my daughter said it was like staying with family, so friendly and helpful, very chatty.

Tips:

Huge breakfast at Viewbank! Can highly recommend the local restaurant Coast just at the bottom of the bank, scenic sea views to die for and best to book in advance Handy coffee shos The Coffee Pot selling irresistible cakes at the end of the track down from Glenashdale Falls.

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Owner Response:

Hi Lynne and Lauren A quick thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review. It was great to meet you both and look forward to seeing you again. Malcolm and JUlie

5
out of 5

10th November 2014:

Very accommodating. Lovely, friendly proprietors.

Tips:

We were recommended to book Coast for our evening meal. So good, we went back next day. The Trafalgar is also an excellent local restaurant. Great walks from the door: Glenashdale falls; Giant's graves.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. It was a pleasure to meet you both, and hope to see you again very soon.

5
out of 5

8th November 2014:

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Owner Response:

Thanks Ian and Christine for taking the time to do a review for us. It was great to see you both again and lets hope its not too long before we see you again. !!!

5
out of 5

31st October 2014:

A very friendly welcome and fabulous Scottish breakfast. The guest house is ideally situated near a lovely walk, elevated from the road with a sea view. A lounge area too with a TV and lots of reading material.

Tips:

Recommend the waterfall walk, the bistro at the nearby Glenisle Hotel is great for dinner.

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Owner Response:

Many thanks for taking the time to place a review for us. It means a lot to us to know our Guests go away happy!!

5
out of 5

29th October 2014:

We were made very welcome on arrival by Malcolm, at breakfast the next morning Julie introduced herself both were very helpfull through out our stay. On the last day due to adverse weather the ferry that we were booked on was cancelled the following one was also cancelled with the possibility there would be no further sailings that day. We phoned Julie who said there would be a bed there which was a great relief.

Tips:

Glen Isle hotel in Lamlash excellent meals. Made in Arran tea room/shop excellent home made scones & cakes, nice pottery and pictures for sale.

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4.8
out of 5

22nd September 2014:

Very friendly and welcoming. Terrific breakfast.Keep house spotlessly clean.

Tips:

Beach, walks, food, golf - all nearby.

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Owner Response:

Thanks David for taking the time to do a review for us. It was great to see you all again. Don't leave it too long before you have another BOYS weekend

5
out of 5

15th September 2014:

Excellent in every way

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4.3
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13th September 2014:

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4.5
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11th September 2014:

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4.5
out of 5

8th September 2014:

Very friendly staff; breakfast was very good our room was quite small, but my parents stayed in a large room

Tips:

we had dinner in Lamlash, at "the drift inn" and in Whiting Bay at "The Trafalgar" The food was delicious and the service and the atmosphere was in both restaurants good.

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4.8
out of 5

8th September 2014:

Julie and Malcolm running this are very friendly and helpful people. The house is off the main road but is very well sign posted. Excellent breakfasts too :-)

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4.3
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6th September 2014:

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4.3
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5th September 2014:

Very welcoming hosts and top notch breakfasts.

Tips:

I would recommend the Douglas bistro in Brodick and Coast in Whiting Bay for food. The Douglas is sophisticated food at reasonable prices and Coast serves homegrown classics. In Arran the short walks are as impressive as the long ones so mix it up.

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5
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26th August 2014:

Very friendly welcome, fabulous views and delicious breakfast!

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Owner Response:

Many thanks for taking the time to post this review for us. It was a pleasure meeting you both. Looking forward to meeting the rest of the family

5
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24th August 2014:

Very friendly and helpful, with great tips about where to go for any special interests.

Tips:

Around the whole island looking at the views. Tour inside Brodick Castle, and tour of distillery at Lochranza. Take a drive through the central road B880 with spectacular landscapes.

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Owner Response:

Thank you Robert for taking the time to review our Guest House. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.

4.8
out of 5

18th August 2014:

Malcolm and Julie are very friendly, kind and helpful! They help us in every way they can, and provide us interesting information about anything in the area. The Guest House is very clean and confortable, and the Scottish is the best one I tried so far! Is better having a car, or a bycicle because there is not much in the area and the bus service may take a while. If you like to walk and not afraid by the scottish weather is definitely your place :)

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Even pub for take some dinner, coffee pot is nice to have a snack. If you like to walk and cycle there are many path in the area!

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Owner Response:

Thank you for taking the time to review our Guest House We are glad you enjoyed your time on Arran and look forward to seeing you again

4.5
out of 5

17th August 2014:

Had a fantastic 2 nights staying here. Room was lovely. Staff were very friendly. The breakfasts were delicious. Look forward to returning next year.

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Food in Fiddlers in Brodick was excellent as recommended by our host Julie.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for taking the time to review our Guest House. We try very hard to make sure our Guests feel at home. The weather wasn't brilliant for you but never mind lets hope its better for you next time!!

4.5
out of 5

10th August 2014:

A warm welcome from Malcolm and Julie. They were attentive but not intrusive, taking time to greet everyone at breakfast. There was a good choice of hot and cold food. We did not have an en suite room, but the bathroom and toilet were only shared between 4 guests.

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Eden lodge hotel for good bar meals. Check opening times\evenings.

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4.8
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8th August 2014:

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5
out of 5

4th August 2014:

A very warm welcome was received. Comfortable room, a good breakfast menu to choose from and well cooked.

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A must for anyone visiting is to book a table at COAST at Whiting Bay. Great food, lovely surroundings, and very nice staff.

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5
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2nd August 2014:

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4.5
out of 5

26th July 2014:

Mal and Julie were very friendly and accommodating and made us most welcome. The atmosphere was relaxed and homely. Breakfasts were excellent with a variety of food to suit everyone. By the end of our stay we felt that we were friends rather than guests and would highly recommend this guest house to others.

Tips:

Coast in Whiting Bay - good food and friendly staff with outdoor area next to beach. The Drift Inn in Lamlash - varied menu and large child-friendly outdoor area with lovely views. Kildonan Hotel - stunning location with outdoor area by beach. Sandbraes beach in Whiting Bay - quiet, safe for children and easily accessible.

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5
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23rd July 2014:

Very friendly,and welcoming hosts.

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4.8
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20th July 2014:

Had no vehicle, so be prepared for a bit of an uphill walk... But worth it! Excellent amenities and even offered a full vegetarian breakfast... A big plus for me!

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Great wee restaurant in Whiting Bay, but unfortunately shut on a Monday ( however had a great lunch there the next day). But good bus service, so had dinner in Brodick that night, and walked off dinner getting back to B & B. Glenashdale Falls and the Giant Graves makes for a lovely walk - about 2 hours - with breathtaking scenery!

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4.8
out of 5

17th July 2014:

The directions from the ferry were straightforward; we felt welcomed at the Guest House by Malcolm and Julie and enjoyed our 2 nights stay. The breakfast was excellent.

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We highly recommend the Trafalgar Restaurant.

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5
out of 5

16th July 2014:

The welcome we received on arrival was as warm as we have received anywhere and great emphasis was placed on us 'making ourselves at home'. The bedroom was clean and comfortable, there was a lovely residents' lounge and the breakfast choice was superb. There were individual tables in the dining room which we also liked. Julie and Mal are a great couple and we would definitely come back again.

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5
out of 5

15th July 2014:

Very friendly and helpful .

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4.5
out of 5

5th July 2014:

Thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay.. Julie & Malcolm were very welcoming & certainly very accommodating.. Breakfast was superb.. The views from the hotel are breath taking.. I would recommend viewbank to my friends visiting the beautiful island of Arran.

Tips:

Visit the island, it's a price of paradise sitting on our own doorstep.

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4.3
out of 5

1st July 2014:

Excellent choice at breakfast and efficiently served. Malcolm and Julie are extremely welcoming and helpful and we enjoyed every minute of our stay on Arran.

Tips:

We had fantastic weather and are keen walkers so there was plenty to do outdoors - Goat Fell, Glen Rosa, Glenashdale Falls. We tended to eat in Lamlash as didn't find the eating places in Whiting Bay particularly good

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4.3
out of 5

30th June 2014:

great place and lovely breakfast.

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Try Coast restaurant in Whiting Bay.. very good.

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4.8
out of 5

26th June 2014:

Extremely welcoming and helpful. A real desire for guests to be comfortable, happy and well cared for. Very knowledgeable re places of interest, walks, local shops, etc. Re breakfast - extremely good service and delicious food with lots of choice.

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Check that Eden Court is serving evening meals - otherwise it may be necessary to travel to Lamlash. The village shop will make up filled rolls while you wait.

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5
out of 5

26th June 2014:

Great location ( far away from the main road) and delicious breakfast served in the nice dining room with beautiful view

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If you like to hire a car it's better to reserve it in advance

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4.3
out of 5

22nd June 2014:

Very friendly hosts without being Over the Top and interfering (we've experienced that before!). We had the ground floor room and were thankful for that! Breakfasts were second to none!! A most enjoyable stay, thankyou.

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4.8
out of 5

20th June 2014:

You were the perfect Hosts nothing seemed to be any trouble, and what a way to start the day a great breakfast. We would certainly return next time we visit Arran. Thank you Peter and Karen.

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Good food at The Eden Hotel in Whiting Bay.

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5
out of 5

14th June 2014:

Very enjoy full stay, well run and clean b&b with a five star breakfast

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4.8
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10th June 2014:

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5
out of 5

4th June 2014:

Very friendly B&B run by a lovely couple.

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5
out of 5

3rd June 2014:

Very helpful thank you very much!!!

Tips:

Restaurants - Coast, Lamlash Golf Club (not Monday nights) Douglas Hotel Brodick, Stags Lochranza (Book very busy place) Brodick Castle

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5
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28th May 2014:

Owners are very welcoming and helpful

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4.3
out of 5

14th May 2014:

Very friendly, very welcoming. Great breakfast!

Tips:

Trafalgar restaurant nearby is excellent

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5
out of 5

13th May 2014:

very friendly and helpful

Tips:

gluten free breakfasts available. Pet friendly. Great location to base an island holiday.

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4.5
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10th May 2014:

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5
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3rd May 2014:

very nice welcome would certainly stay again.

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5
out of 5

26th April 2014:

Delicious Scottish Breakfast

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Within walking distance of Whiting Bay Golf Course.

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4.3
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24th April 2014:

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4.5
out of 5

4th April 2014:

The only reason I have given a 4 for facilities is the lack of wi-fi in some areas. This is a major issue with the Singers and one we encountered in many places on tour. I know it is extremely difficult to achieve full coverage but I know it makes a difference when I am booking accommodation for the tour.

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4.8
out of 5

6th January 2014:

Very friendly and accomodating environment I only dropped the location point as we were returning late and on foot each night. This is made a little tricky in the pitch black - Certainly not a major issue.

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5
out of 5

29th September 2013:

More than lived up to posted reviews. Malcolm and Julie are very friendly, helpful and interesting proprietors. Breakfast will keep you going all day! Hope to see you again soon.

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5
out of 5

25th September 2013:

We were made very welcome and our rooms was very comfortable. Breakfast was good and plenty of it. Lovely location overlooking the bay. We'd stay again if we return to Arran.

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4.8
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24th September 2013:

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4.8
out of 5

23rd September 2013:

Had a lovely weekend, Margaret was fabulous at going all out to make us comfortable, really grateful for the extra detailed map she gave us and her tips on where to visit whilst on the island.

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4.5
out of 5

20th September 2013:

Lovely stay, friendly welcome - would definitely come again.

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Room 1 is has lovely views!

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5
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6th September 2013:

Most enjoyable couple of days. Hosts, Malcolm and Julie, very welcoming and customer focused. Our 18 month old grandson was made very welcome and nothing was a bother to Malcolm and Julie. Shall be happy to return. Thanks.

Tips:

Tour the island. If you are fortunate enough to have good weather the scenery is excellent. Visit the recommended tourist attractions; you will not feel pressurised and will enjoy the experiences. Local pub, Eden Lodge, friendly, handy and serves good food. Try Creelers, Brodick, for first class seafood, and The Catacol Bay Hotel for an excellent Plough Person's lunch! You must visit the Arran Cheese Shop; great cheeses!

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5
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6th September 2013:

Julie and Malcolm were the best and Julie gave us the best tips on where to go on the island.

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The food in the Coast Bistro is amazing; we went both nights during our stay.

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4.8
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31st August 2013:

Thank you for our welcome,we just stayed for a night this time but we will be back for a longer stay sometime soon, very welcoming and helpful, comfortable rooms and great breakfast.

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A walk up to Glenashdale falls is a must if you are up to it, it has a wow factor!

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4
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21st August 2013:

Schöne gelegenes B&B Schade das es so viele Hinweise gibt, was man alles nicht darf.

Tips:

Arran Whiskey Destillerie in Lochranza umbedingt besuchen.

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4.5
out of 5

17th August 2013:

Man very much - thank youy thanks for birthday card. Enjoyed our stay - hope to be back sometime! Pam & Ted

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4.5
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10th August 2013:

We had the room with seperate entrance which is excellent for motobikers. Bikes were just outside the door. Julie and Malcolm are very nice hosts and we enjoyed being their guests.

Tips:

A tiny nice restaurant COAST down at the sea (10 min walk) with good food and friendly service. Visit of Holy Isle.

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