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“Brief but enjoyable visit.”

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Eilean a Cheo Guest house
Ranked #1 of 4 Ardelve B&B and Inns
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“Brief but enjoyable visit.”
Reviewed 10 May 2012

My son and I took this brief trip to the highlands to see some of the sights and were very pleased with the two nights we spent at Eilean a Cheo. Mary our host was very pleasant and helpful. Our room was a bit small but clean and well presented with modern furnishings and all facilities. The breakfasts were great ,cooked to a high standard with local produce. We had views of Eilean Donan Castle from our room and even the weather stayed dry ! All in all a very enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: A comfortable bed, a good powerful shower, a well cooked generous breakfast and a happy smiling host...
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Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

Clean comfortable and a good breakfast Mary was very friendly and helpful advising places to eat in Plockton where we had wanted to stay but everything was booked. Glad we did'nt as it was over run with tourists so Eilen a Cheop was a welcome relief. The double room at the front was nice the ensuite a bit small but clean. Would stay again if back in that area

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

Mary and Raymond were excellent hosts during our one night stay in August. They were very accomodating of our need for a gluten free diet. We stayed in a triple room with our adult daughter. The room was clean, the beds were comfortable and there wasn't a noise problem between rooms. The bathroom was roomy and modern. The beautifully cooked breakfast served in the breakfast room downstairs was brought out quickly and started the day off well.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

This is a lovely place to stay with a great breakfast. I have never had home made yougurt and home made croissants at a B/B before. Highly reccomended. Will hopefully be back!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

Situated just down the road from Eilean Donan Castle and a short journey to Skye this B&B had a great location.

The ensuite bathroom was very small, but clean, and the bedroom was clean too. The bed creaked loudly everytime one of us moved making for a disturbed night's sleep!

Breakfast was tasty - the husband is a chef, but the choice was somewhat limited.

Tea and coffee were provided in the room as was a TV.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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harbourfb, Public Relations Manager at Eilean a Cheo Guest house, responded to this review, 10 July 2011
Dear Fellow Tripadvisor members

The following is I believe is the only suitable response to this particular guests problems from the outset I knew she was a problem, arriving before the room was ready complaining about the weather as if we could fix that!! The Breakfast menu is on our website all of our ingredients are locally sourced and fresh we do not do tinned food so no beans I’m happy to say. Regarding the creak in the bed I would have preferred if she had told me at the time instead of saying everything was wonderful then posting it online.It took 11 days to get online is that fair to fellow travellers? seems reviewer has no interest in the comfort of fellow Trip advisor members a question of morals perhaps, I do not sleep in these rooms therefore I do not know about problems with beds unless I am told ,a complaint 11 days later is a redundant complaint,However problem solved .As for the small en-suite We are a visit Scotland and AA certified guest house our en-suites meet the criteria for a 3 STAR guest house and have been passed by buildings control at the local authority.When we first built the en-suites we surveyed our customers and 99.5% of them preferred more room space to en-suite space.99.5% of our customers enjoy the value and comfort at Eilean a Cheo guest house the ½ % need to read Visitscotland guide lines on 3 star properties before making unreasonably foolish requests.The reviewer paid £30.00 GBP per person total £ 60.00 GBP for the night .Cheaper than a bunkhouse.We at Eilean A Cheo offer the best value and comfort at all times we always put you the customer first and work incredibly hard.We would appreciate any problems with things not working to be addressed at the time as this is not what Tripadvisor is for, reviews take too long to get published.
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

We had a very small room at the rear of the guest house, no view other than to an untidy and overgrown garden to the rear. Mary did explain that a shed had blown over in a storm which did explain some of the mess. Not much sound proofing between the rooms - with toilets flushing, etc - although we slept soundly. I would imagine an upstairs room, with views to the loch would be fine, perhaps the rear rooms should be cheaper?

Breakfast was a bit meagre compared to other places we have stayed, half a lorne sausage, a thin slice of black pudding, 1 rasher of bacon, 1/2 tomato, piece of potato scone and an egg. Cereals and juice were also offered. The food was good quality however.

Mary was helpful, and the house and room are clean and tidy.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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harbourfb, Manager at Eilean a Cheo Guest house, responded to this review, 8 June 2011
In response to the above review.The shed has been collected from the garden the front of the house is being painted.The reviewer was here at a time of extreme weather.As for the room size it is 1 of 2 standard sized 3 star double rooms also ensuite with a coffee table and chairs in it hardly very small sorry no jaccuzzi "What else would you do in the rain!!".As for the breakfast I myself am a classical trained chef with a pedigree boasting some of Londons top eateries.On the morning in question The reviewer was offered as much as he wanted to eat as is everyone at Eilean A Cheo guest house.The 3 superior rooms at the front of the house are more expensive.The room in question was £28.00 GBP per person for the night.As for noise I was unaware at the time that 2 of the other guests had come in quite late after the pub.These things happen even in expensive 5 star hotels as the house is so quiet at night you will here a pin drop however the reviewer did sleep "soundly".We at Eilean A Cheò offer the best quality,value an comfort at all times and will continue to do so in the future.At £56.00 GBP per room these back rooms are in at an affordable price during these challenging economic times.
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 January 2011

6 of us arrived quite late in the day, and the owner had phoned up ahead of us to check which local restaurants would still be serving food. She then phoned up and booked one for us while we got our cars unloaded.
The rooms were cosy, but the ones facing the water had great view over loch and can see the castle - lovely when lit up at night.
Defintely would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Eilean a Cheo Guest house
Address: Ardelve IV40 8DY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochalsh > Ardelve
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ardelve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
3 star - high quality and comfortable Scottish tourist board guest house/B&B overlooking Eilean Donan castle at Dornie. Bed & breakfast, Walkers welcome, secure parking on site. ... more   less 

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