Blackwaterfoot but not the Blck Sheep
09/11/2016 Babsiebear882, Harrogate, United Kingdom
I visited the hotel for a weekend break with my best friend and my dog. The hotel itself isn't the 'prettiest' and could do with some freshening up in regards to decor in the bedrooms, grouting in the... more
I visited the hotel for a weekend break with my best friend and my dog. The hotel itself isn't the 'prettiest' and could do with some freshening up in regards to decor in the bedrooms, grouting in the bath etc but it is set in a stunning, quiet and peaceful setting. With the beach on you doorstep you are spoiled if you have a sea view. Our initial welcome was a bit ropey (I'm used to the 'good afternoon, welcome, have you stayed with us before' intro speeches) but other members of staff soon made us feel more than welcome.
At £10 per night extra for my dog I struggled to see why exactly I was paying for but was still greatful to be able to take her with me. The only public area dogs were allowed in was the bar. I understand this when food is being served but they serve food in the bar area too. Just a little odd.
Dinner on the first night was superb; both scallops and steak cooked to perfection. The second night I wasn't so lucky. They mixed up our orders and my steak was tough, over cooked and a really bad cut. I at £20 it was too expensive to put up and shut up and was sent back. The staff were lovely and it was quickly replaced.
Breakfast was buffet style self service. Plenty of choice and certain things could be ordered fresh. I was a little unsure why fruit was one of the items that had to be ordered; again, it just seemed slightly odd as most hotels have their fruit basket on display with the cereals/continental breakfast items.
All in all we had a fantastic weekend and putting the little niggles aside I would recommend the Kinloch Best Western as a family and dog friendly hotel. less