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I visited during Storm Ali and I asked about bus times, to which the man behind the counter... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
htravel527
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
A Good Tourist information Centre

On Friday 14th of September this year (2018) the weather forecast wasn't very good and we had our... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
drjohn030151
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Stockport
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

I visited during Storm Ali and I asked about bus times, to which the man behind the counter, Joseph, was only too happy to give me. He also made me feel very welcome and told me I could stay inside while I waited for my...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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HazelM1062, Assistant Area Manager at Rothesay VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi htravel527, Thank you for taking the time to review our Rothesay iCentre. I'll pass your comments back to Joseph and I'm sure he'll be delighted to hear he was able to assist you so well. Many thanks, Hazel

Reviewed 20 September 2018

On Friday 14th of September this year (2018) the weather forecast wasn't very good and we had our last day to spend in Rothesay. We had saved this place to visit and it was a godsend occupying a full hour of our time reading all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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HazelM1062, Assistant Area Manager at Rothesay VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi drjohn030151, Thank you for taking the time to review our Rothesay iCentre. I'm pleased you were able to fill some time within the Centre and that you enjoyed our videos! I hope your enjoyed your stay on the Island. Many thanks, Hazel

Reviewed 17 September 2018

A fascinating building which is in need of another make over. Internally it is bright and spacious with a wide range of items in the shop, very helpful staff at the information desk and lots of local history displays which are well presented with seating...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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HazelM1062, Assistant Area Manager at Rothesay VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Rossergruffydd, Thanks for taking the time to review our Rothesay iCentre. You will be pleased to know that work has now commenced on the external fabric of the building so the team are now operating from an alternative space until work in completed in...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Very helpful young staff. Lots of goodies and lots of information about Bute's history. Brilliant. Great selection of maps and guides.

Date of experience: August 2018
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HazelM1062, Assistant Area Manager at Rothesay VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Rockpoolqueen, Thanks for taking the time to review our Rothesay iCentre. I'll pass your comments back to the team and I hope you enjoyed your visit! Many thanks, Hazel

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Went into the visitor centre three or four times during our holiday for information maps etc. Had lots of things to do there a good selection of maps and leaflets free and great loos. We found all of the staff to be very friendly and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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HazelM1062, Assistant Area Manager at Rothesay VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Chinleylass, Thanks for taking the time to review our Rothesay iCentre. The American lady is Denise, and I'll pass your comments back to her. She'll be delighted that she was able to help you and that you enjoyed her recommendations! Many thanks, Hazel

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Great place to visit when you come straight off the boat. The staff are so friendly and will help you with anything! They also have a range of free leaflets for other places in Argyll too!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Hazel M, Assistant Area Manager at Rothesay VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi David, Thanks for taking the time to review our Rothesay iCentre. I'll pass your comments back to the team and I'm sure they'll be delighted with them. I hope you enjoyed your time on Bute! Many thanks, Hazel

Reviewed 7 August 2018

a fantastic visitor centre even had my favorite color purple in a woolly hat. and our night was wet and misserable so we went to the little cinema what a great place staff very friendly and helpful thank you.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Hazel M, Assistant Area Manager at Rothesay VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Paul, Thanks for taking the time to review our Rothesay iCentre and Cinema. Purple is one of our favourite colours too! I'll pass your comments back to the team, and I'm sure they'll be delighted with them. Many thanks, Hazel

Reviewed 29 July 2018

A short walk from the pier, this is the old Winter Gardens building which for many years was the focal point of Rothesay entertainment. It fell into a parlous state but in the last few years has been refurbished along with the area outside and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Hazel M, Assistant Area Manager at Rothesay VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi pologreyhound, Thanks for taking the time to review our Rothesay iCentre. I'll pass your comments back to the team and I hope you enjoyed your stay on Bute. Many thanks, Hazel

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Very helpful information centre and shop. Lots of leaflets and brochures. Ideal location - next to the ferry terminal and bus stops. And last but not least - this is one of the most beautiful landmarks on the island.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mariusz M
Hazel M, Assistant Area Manager at Rothesay VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Mariusz, Thanks for taking the time to review our Rothesay iCentre. I'll pass your comments on to the team and I do agree with you on the building! It is one of my favourite places on the Island. Many thanks, Hazel

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

There is a well- stocked shop and knowledgable assostants. The exhibition is invitingly laid out and there is some fascinating historic video footage. All this is contained in a unique architectural structure formerly known as the Winter Gardens.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank geomus
Hazel M, Assistant Area Manager at Rothesay VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi geomus, Thanks for taking the time to review our Rothesay iCentre. I'll pass your comments back to the team and I'm pleased you enjoyed your time in the centre and hopefully on Bute too. Many thanks, Hazel

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hi no sorry we ate at our hotel
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Response from JacquiCrowe | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen a car hire place on Bute but I'm sure you can hire from Glasgow or as the other answers say there are good local bus & taxi companies on the Island. Hope this helps
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Hi you can still fish there they have a website I hope this is useful lochfad just type it in the web browser as I am not permitted to post a website link here.
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