Very impressive building from the other side of the firth of Clyde.
Arrived via Western ferries from Gourock On closer approach the entrance drive was challengly potholed, passing a once attractive but now abandoned and neglected gatehouse.
Reception staff very welcoming and helpful, as were the young dining room/gereral employees.
This hotel caters mainly as a base for bus tours on 5 nightly basis which means breakfast and evening meals are produced in a manner reminiscent of primary school dinners. (I believe the chef is also the hotel’s handyman.)
Our initial room had commanding views over the Firth.Unfortunately we were unable to turn on the cold tap on the bath/shower and as per the well illustrated warning notice of extremely hot water we had to relocated to an equally well positioned room, to have a functioning shower.
As to the menu. Breakfast was a bit basic ( chef’s special = beans!) staff service very good. Evening meal ,limited choice, mostly all things boiled! Gammon steak,boiled ,with boiled potatoes.
Such a shame, that a once lovely establishment has been allowed to decline in such a manner.More
- Free Wifi