Perhaps a 4* rating is a bit generous however, I am rating the break overall.
As per other reviews our break was with David Urquart Travel at a very reasonable price considering what you get for the money.
Hotel - The Garve is an old hotel and somewhat dated however, it is comfortable, clean and in a very quiet location.
Room- We occupied room 4 which had a comfortable double bed, adequate wardrobe hanging space and a toilet / shower room. The shower was not great but sufficient to get a good wash. Otherwise the room was clean and tidy, serviced daily and provided with tea /coffee and a kettle.
Food- Good breakfast with adequate provision for most tastes. We had porridge most mornings and a full breakfast. The latter consisted of Bacon, egg, sausage, tomato and one other item that changed daily. Plenty toast and marmalade available. In the evening there was a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 sweets. The food was to a good standard and always well cooked. Yes it is plain fare but good value.
Entertainment- The nightly entertainment was of a good standard and appreciated by the majority of guests.
Staff- You could not fault the staff at this hotel. From the Managers down they were always prepared to do their best for all concerned. Most of the waiting,cleaning and bar staff (jobs combined) were young ladies from Eastern Europe who were always helpful and friendly.
Faults- The gents toilet on the ground floor badly needs some serious remedial work and should be attended to as soon as possible but that was the only real fault noted.
Trips- Good variety of trips undertaken with our driver Ian who was a very likeable person and had some good stories and jokes to tell. Pity weather was so cold but trips enjoyed all the same.
- Also Known As:
- Garve Country Hotel Scotland
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