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Wester Ross, Gairloch IV21 2BD Scotland
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#8 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Gairloch

See why so many travellers make The Old Inn their inn of choice when visiting Gairloch. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Rooms at The Old Hotel offer a flat screen TV providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to The Old Inn, free parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Hai Yang Chinese Takeaway, one of the Asian restaurants that can be found in Gairloch, which is a short distance from The Old Hotel.

At The Old Inn, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Gairloch.

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Wester Ross, Gairloch IV21 2BD Scotland
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klh939 wrote a review Yesterday
Glossop, United Kingdom18 contributions26 helpful votes
The Old Inn is a small pub with rooms just outside Gairloch and very close to the harbour. Our room was comfortable, but no view to speak of - out the back to the car park. The bar was good, a few locals in, a few residents and a decent pint We ate in the hotel and were very impressed - squat lobster was messy but very good. The game pie was excellent - very rich. I wish we had booked a couple of nights just to enjoy the food one more night The Inn is suffering from staff shortages - like so many hotels. Their solution was to do everything online - book the restaurant, choose the food for dinner and for breakfast, although we did manage a late change. Online ordering wasn't a problem for us, but I can see others having issues. Although short of staff, the staff that were on were excellent, especially the young lady running reception, bar and waiting on - all were working very hard and were helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Stephen M wrote a review Sep. 14
Blackwood, United Kingdom46 contributions16 helpful votes
Their online booking system was fine and appeared to work, until it came to their process for booking a table and breakfast. You receive an email stating that you need to book breakfast prior to arriving and if you want a table for an evening meal, you are advised to book in advance. It also states that this has to be received by 1400 on the day. A week before our arrival date, we then received a second email with the links for booking. We booked breakfast and tried to book a table, but the site said that there were none available. As such I phoned the host and he stated that he would put us on the reserve list but not to worry, as he would ‘sort something out’ The initial greeting by the host was warm and welcoming but from there on in, he was unhelpful and very short. I asked about the table and he said we would have to wait until 1900 as people drop out around 1800 – 1900. At 1900 we checked with him again and he said that there was nothing and there was nothing he could do – so much for sorting something out. We also asked him to remind us what time we had booked breakfast for, as you don’t get a copy, when you book. He told us to fill in another form and rebook, as he didn’t have time to look on the computer system. The next morning when we went for breakfast, the waitress asked us if we had booked and we stated that we had booked through the online system. She asked us to fill out another form, as the computer system does not work! The tables had been laid out with the juice you had ordered and on some tables, this was still there when we booked out. The location for the hotel is picturesque but the hotel interior did not match this. The room was run down and appeared grubby, with black mould on the shower tiles. It was small with inadequate storage (small wooden rail). There was also a compressor running outside, all night. We also suspected this used to be a staff room. I would say that this was a £36 room but because of supply and demand, they charge far, far more. For £10 more, we previously stayed in a 4* hotel! All in all, not a good experience, especially as all the other accommodation we stayed in was of a similar price but far superior to this and we were looked after much better. The booking system appeared to be more about penny pinching than reducing waste.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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DvdScot wrote a review Sep. 14
London, United Kingdom10 contributions9 helpful votes
Whole experience was dreadful. Hotel is so tired, dirty, run down, & in desperate need of an upgrade. Staff, on the whole were pleasant, yet constantly said how busy & overworked they were, & really don't care about residents. Cleanliness is a problem. Breakfast coffee machine looks like it hasn't been cleaned this season, if it has, it was a long time ago. Used, dirty beer glasses & cans on outside tables for all 3 days of our stay. Outside rubbish bins & ashtrays never emptied & were completely overflowing. Outside area tired & in desperate need of attention, dead flowers & weeds everywhere. All "public" rooms need complete overhaul. Dead, shrivelled up flowers in bottles purporting to be dried flowers. Plastic ivy & flowers dangling from every surface. Shabby bedroom, grubby, cream/buff-coloured sheets just looked grim. Lumpy, uncomfortable bed. No servicing of the room if you are staying more than 1 night. Dreadful, small wet-room looked half finished. Received over 20 emails in 3 days insisting we order food day in advance before for dinner & breakfast. Food mostly inedible at breakfast (included in the room price); food pretty good at night (when you have to pay extra). How can you order "soup of the day" or "catch of the day" without knowing what it is? Soup was the same 2 days running, as was the catch, so hardly "of the day". We didn't order food in advance, paper menu had items not on online version, didn’t seem a problem to order from the menu in the restaurant.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Simon J wrote a review Sep. 14
Great Ayton, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
If there was a negative rating option this hotel would get it. The place was dark, unloved and did not feel clean in these Covid times. All front of house areas were seriously under staffed and the Staff available pushed to provide the service I am sure they would like to give. DO NOT be fooled with the pre-book dinner, breakfast and registration emails. This did not work well for us, our reservation was messed up by pre-registering - they lost the initial requirement for the ground floor accessible room and tried to put me upstairs (I cannot walk), this then led to our breakfast booking being lost and when we went for breakfast in the morning there was not only no table for us and we were shown to the bar which was still being cleaned so we were expected to eat with the hoover and map/bucket still there and no lights (the place is already very dark), then when my wife went to where she was directed for juice, coffee etc there wasn't any left. We got up paid and walked out in absolute disgust. We appeared to be the only "mugs" that had bothered to pre-order dinner, but the food was good. The only other positive thing to say is that they had provided an accessible room, where as no other place in this location appears to have one.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
185silvana wrote a review Sep. 5
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom38 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed for one night whilst doing the SC 500. First impressions were such a quaint in in a sleepy village. Small harbour across the road. However check in was 4pm and there was no one to check us in! A queue of other guests built up and finally someone arrived at 4.30 to check us all in. States there’s cctv there but we wandered around the inn at 4pm and no one queried us. We were given room 12 which had the kitchen extract right below our window which was noisy. Food ok but language barrier when adding our tip doubled to what we had offered when checking our bank statement. Beds ok but not a place we’d go back to.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsGairloch
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Inn?
Nearby attractions include Gairloch Museum (1.6 km), Shieldaig Falconry (2.9 km), and Gairloch Sitooterie (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bridge Cottage Cafe, Coast Coffee Company, and The Barn Cafe.
Is The Old Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Gairloch.
Are pets allowed at The Old Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is The Old Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.