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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely bar space with open fire. Well stocked bar with fair prices. Welcoming, gentle atmosphere from staff & locals. Great views. Nice bar food. Big dining room with extensive reasonably priced menu. Special fixed price menus for Sunday lunch. Don't miss out on fantastic local seafood landed on the harbour 200 yards away. Clean comfortable rooms with all usual amenities...

Thank Neil A
Wigton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for the music festival, with a group of friends. Staff at hotel were lovely but the room? It should NEVER have been let. Clean beds and towels but the room was filthy. Hotel was full so couldn't get a move. I will let the pics speak for themselves. Avoid this place, should be closed down!!

1Thank johnjammac
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night on the way to Islay and again on the way back with our dog. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the room was comfortable although quite tired as was most of the building. The breakfast was well cooked and plenty of it

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Possible one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in. I stay in hotels at least once every 2 weeks throughout Argyll & Clyde as part of my work. So have a good understanding of comparable facilities in the area. The staff were pleasant for the most part. The evening bar menu. Microwave heaven (sarcasm). The facilities. Old and...

1Thank Starlynx999
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stopped in here on recommendation from the locals as a great place to eat. The menu looked promising so we decided to get a table. This is where it all went wrong. After ordering mozzarella bites for starter & the chicken burger for mains, again from the menu sounding very promising everything that we received was...

Thank Jason R
Livingston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We booked the Tarbert hotel having had ferry trouble and needed a one night stay on the mainland. We phoned around Tarbert looking for a family room or two rooms to suit two adults two children. We were delighted when Tarbert Hotel said they had two rooms. That wasn't to last long. Upon entering "bates motel" the downstairs was actually...

1Thank arkaig
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We were not residents and walked in looking for the restaurant. Went in looking for plain fare and got it! Steak Pie, Lasagne and burgers soup, desserts. A great feed and well priced. I had the steak pie and can whole heartedly recommend it. No complaints from anyone and the plates were cleared. Staff were great and friendly. All in...

Thank katiebell
Fort William, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I stayed here for 1 night recently. I arrived at 10pm so quite late but the lady checking me in was so helpful and funny! Such a great welcome to the hotel. She gave me directions to my room, I was on the very top floor in a double room with spacious shower room and plenty storage for clothes. I...

Thank IonaMac1982
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The food there was excellent, I had the BLT Burger containing bacon. I also met Warwick Davis outside!! The view from outside the window is beautiful and there is a park, mini fayre rides and a castle right outside the door.

Thank 12YearOldsOpinions
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal at lunchtime. Good value for money, dog friendly, good choice and great service. We ate in the cosy bar but there is a larger dining room out back. We have stayed here previously and found it to be a quirky value for money hotel with character.

Thank tim v

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Food & drink at the hotel
Islay Frigate Hotel
Islay Frigate Hotel
Cuisines: British, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub, Scottish
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Tarbert Hotel is a traditional harbour town hotel which faces the water. The cosy bar with log fire is popular with locals and visitors. A menu of home-made Scottish family meals is offered at lunchtime and evening with old favourites such as battered fish and chips, lasagne, steak, salads and hot home-made puddings. A friendly hotel with local charm ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Tarbert Hotel

Address: Harbour Street | Loch Fyne Argyll, Tarbert PA29 6UB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kintyre Peninsula > Tarbert
Number of rooms: 44
Also Known As:
The Hotel Tarbert
The Tarbert Hotel Scotland
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“If there is one, I didn't find it!”
  • Peeling paint!
  • Filthy curtains
  • Shoddy workmanship
 of 5 bubbles arkaig, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a Loch view if available.”
 of 5 bubbles Jeanie_Douglas, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Pay a bit extra for a front facing room ... well worth it ....”
 of 5 bubbles IreneL212, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Definitely not room 16 which is above the back bar.”
 of 5 bubbles BeepeeFalkirk, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view as they are outstanding.”
 of 5 bubbles 582darylp, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
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