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Livingston, United Kingdom
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707 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 590 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

During the period from 1980 until 2002 we probably spent around 10 very enjoyable holidays in this family run hotel which was known throughout this period as the Kingsley. I think that it was built for the Duncan family in the 1930s and stayed in their ownership until a year or two after 2002. We were recently on Arran for... More 

3 Thank Brucestewart
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed there for a week while working. Room freezing, guy said waiting for heating oil. Cook didn't arrive to make breakfast one morning, when he did I was told there was no sausages, orange juice, even tho co-op next door. Rooms dirty n smelly.Only interested in taking your money. I think the reviews on here with 5 stars are fake.... More 

5 Thank Alan M

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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I have stayed at this hotel several times over the years and it is what it is. If you want kingsize beds with power showers, spa, etc then book the appropriate place and pay the price for it. If you are looking for a budget holiday on the Isle of Arran that is close to the harbour, warm and cosy... More 

2 Thank Miguel C
Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

This is the worst hotel in the world the whole place is rundown and indeed needs knocking down and either starting again or being replaced by private seaside flats. Only redeeming factor was the excellent sea view but you can get that by sitting on the beach, which I recommend rather than staying here. They tried to charge me £82... More 

4 Thank Peter F
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129 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Stopped for a well deserved pint before heading home on the ferry. This place is majorly run down and in need of modernisation, even the glasses we drank from needed a deep clean! The only good point about this place is the closeness of the ferry terminal. Won't be back.

4 Thank Fionapink
Bangor NI
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68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

If you are looking for luxury in modern surroundings then you definitely wont find it at the McLaren Hotel! Thankfully when I stayed here with a group of friends we were just looking for somewhere to stay the night while playing a few rounds of golf on the island. The hotel has an excellent location on the sea front and... More 

1 Thank Davidandjan
Flint, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 May 2014

just had 2 nights at the mclaren,and really enjoyed our stay,ok,its definatley NOT posh,but we didnt pay posh prices,the beds were clean,the bathroom was clean,the drinks were good,and the breakfast was great,and all the staff,were great,the only complaint i had,was the awful weather,but i cant blame that on the mclaren.Thanks for the warnth welcome,we will be back

Thank heather181
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152 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

On a recent visit to Arran we were looking for somewhere to have a light lunch after 2pm but before 5pm. McLaren's hotel have a board outside their premises advertising bar meals all day but when we went into the really loud bar, we were told that they had stopped serving and wouldn't be serving again until 5pm.

2 Thank Lainey3739
Nairn , Scotland
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

I think there must be 2 Maclaren hotels on Arran as I don't recognise the one in the reviews that say it is great as I can safely say it is the very worst hotel I have ever stayed in.Reception dreary, room depressing had to ask for clean pillow slips and coffee mug.Breakfast was a disaster the poor lad who... More 

3 Thank DandLNairn_Scotland
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013

We booked one night In the McLaren Hotel for my birthday, got to say Janie that runs the place is lovely and staff are very welcoming also the locals in the bar made us very welcome and we couldnt ask for anymore, one man bought myself a birthday drink i thought this was lovely. Rooms are basic but this was... More 

1 Thank hotmail198

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Address: Eilean Mor 200 Metres From the Main Ferry Terminal, on the Shorefront, Brodick KA27 8AJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Isle of Arran > Brodick
Number of rooms: 19
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“dont expect posh,just a really friendly hotel”
 of 5 bubbles heather181, 20 May 2014 | Read review
“room 6 faces onto the sea and ferry terminal lovely view!!”
 of 5 bubbles hotmail198, 19 Nov 2013 | Read review
“we had room number 6 which had a great sea view”
 of 5 bubbles jimmymac1951, 7 Oct 2013 | Read review
“This hotel is spotless and is well worth a visit. I always ask for room 6”
 of 5 bubbles MarcAnthonyB_13, 27 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Always ask for sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 869joec869, 27 Jun 2013 | Read review
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