Kilmichael Country House Hotel Guest Book Comments


Testimonials from our Visitors' Book - 2010

Our guests come from all over the world, and many become regular visitors to Kilmichael and the Isle of Arran. Their comments in our Guest Book are warm and enthusiastic.

Here are some entries from 2010:

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repeat visits

11 April: Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing weekend

11 April: The best stay yet. Great food and company. Looking forward to our next stay

17 April: Our third visit and another wonderful experience. We look forward to our next visit.

17 April: After our hike up Goatfell we loved the relaxing treat of Kilmichael. Thank you very much.

18 April: A wonderful experience, very relaxing in beautiful surroundings.

20 April: Wonderful! Thank you

25 April: This hotel is of a seriously high standard! Surroundings exquisite, food deliciously imaginative and everyone so friendly and helpful – thank you – a very special birthday weekend!

1 May: A delightful place and quite inspiring to see from what it developed! We arrived on a motorbike and were worried we might feel awkward in our leathers and boots. We need not have worried. We were made to feel most welcome. The heart-shaped shortbread in the room was a lovely touch too!

1 May: Thank you for a wonderful experience!

3 May: 5th visit. We haven’t been for a couple of years, however Kilmichael is still as wonderful as ever.

3 May: Had a lovely stay. Food fabulous! Most relaxing.

6 May: An excellent stay – hopefully to repeat.

7 May: Our third visit and as perfect as ever.

10 May: Kilmichael sets a standard that deserves its awards – excellent.

10 May: If Scotland’s the crown, Kilmichael’s the jewel! We’ll return one day but leave now having enjoyed wonderful welcome, terrific food and the perfect setting.

12 May: Our second visit – and still as magical as ever.

12 May: All too brief – but beautiful. Attention to the smallest detail. Would love to come back.

14 May: What a wonderful find, beautiful room, exquisite meal at dinner and a great night’s rest.

14 May: A truly remarkable Country House Hotel in a beautiful setting. Charm and grace, combined with old-fashioned comfortable luxury provided by the owners and staff. Many thanks and we look forward to returning.

17 May: Wonderful setting, service and food. Better than home from home! We’ll be coming back with happy memories of a wonderful stay. Thank you so much
PS Loved the sparkler on the surprise birthday cake.

17 May: Serene, relaxing and very comfortable. Intend returning later in the year for a relaxing weekend. Thank you.

23 May: Wonderful short break!

23 May: Absolutely delightful. Thank you.

24 May: Beautiful house in a wonderful setting with excellent service and hospitality.

27 May: Just as special as always. Very helpful and kind staff. Hope to be back again next year.

29 May: What can I say? Perfection…exquisite… Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. The attention to detail and warm, friendly atmosphere was appreciated. Wonderful food – thank you.

29 May: Beautiful and absolutely perfect

29 May: A truly wonderful place

31 May: A most wonderful weekend on Arran – lovely island and excellent hotel.

31 May: Lovely grounds, wonderful stay! We will be back to stay again!

4 June: Finch cottage was delightful, as was everything else.

5 June: This establishment is absolutely a gem! We felt like home away from home. Merci du fond du Coeur!

5 June: Very, very special! Congratulations on a remarkable stay.

6 June: A lovely weekend in Arran. Sunshine and blue skies. Food and accommodation excellent.

13 June: We had a wonderful visit! Brad and Lindsey will always remember their 1st wedding anniversary spent here. The food and service were both fantastic!

What can we say? Kind service and superb cuisine. Thank you.

16 June: Tranquility … beautiful gardens .. birds .. and close attention to detail. Thank you for the food and excellent service. We had the most relaxing time,. ‘Lang may yer lum reek’

A magical place..’un petit coin de Paradis’!! Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will return!!

Thank you for a lovely stay

Excellent as ever. I’m sure we will be back yet again.

Most enjoyable stay.

27 June: We have had a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for your hospitality.

Attention to detail, in the garden as in the kitchen, impeccable. Many thanks.

29 June: Looked after so well – lovely room. Hope to be back.

3 July: Thank you so much for a marvellous big birthday celebration in one of the best and loveliest houses we have ever stayed in. wonderful kindness and cuisine superb – a very memorable 4 days.

Wonderful hospitality, amazing attention to detail in all areas. Thank you so much.

Such a lovely stay! Thank you so much.

8 July: Very enjoyable stay – lovely setting – and excellent food.

9 July: Enjoyed our stay very much – lovely surroundings and excellent food.

12 July: Thank you for such a lovely visit. Beautiful house and fantastic location. We shall return!

27 July: The relaxing ambience and beautiful surroundings made this a perfect retreat in which to celebrate a very special wedding anniversary.

30 July: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your lovely hotel. We will certainly return another time

30 July: What a wonderful place. I hope we will be back one day!

A wonderful stay – everyone here was so obliging and professional. Thank you for everything.

We had a lovely stay. Many thanks for all the wonderful touches. Hope to be back some time soon.

4 August: Sorry it was such a short stay. Enjoyable to the full. Hope to return another time.

5 August: Wonderful. Thank you so much.

6 August: We have enjoyed our stay here in this beautiful house. Thank you for your hospitality.

8 August: Wonderful from start to finish. We’ll be back! Thanks for everything.

9 August: Many thanks for so many wonderful memories of an exquisite hotel.

9 August: Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. You have thought of every little detail! Thanks again.

11 August: We had such a lovely stay. Your home is gorgeous and we thank you for welcoming us and making us feel so comfortable. We truly hope to be back one day.

11 August: A gracious house in a charming setting, complete with glorious hospitality and fine cuisine.

15 August: Tranquil and serene, a most relaxing break. Many thanks for sharing your beautiful house with us. Excellent service and food. I hope we will both return.

19 August: Lovely room, great food and superb location – just what the doctor ordered! We will return.

19 August: Very helpful, lovely accommodation. Just what is needed.

19 August: Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your lovely home. Arran has provided us with three lovely days of weather and your hospitality has made it a memorable trip.

21 August: We have had a wonderful stay in this elegant, comfortable hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful and food outstanding.

23 August: Fabulous weekend – enjoyed every second. Thank you so much for the birthday cake. It made my day.

23 August: we had a lovely weekend. Good food, good company – what a lovely house and home.

23 August: We have both so enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home. The hospitality was second to none! We would love to return and remain longer. Rested and batteries recharged we set off home.

24 August: Enchanting place. Thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay. Longer next time.

24 August: thank you for a wonderful warm welcome and a comfortable stay. Super breakfast too. Next time we’ll have to make sure we’re around for a dinner!

26 August: Simply wonderful. Never stayed anywhere better.

28 August: Wonderful visit – excellent rooms, meals, style and blissful absence of pop music/tv etc.

29 August: your establishment made my 50th birthday a memorable event – thank you! Food excellent, room well appointed and comfortable, staff exceptional and polite. Truly a hidden gem in Scotland’s repertoire!!

29 August: Well! A wonderful setting, house, meal, hospitality and ambience! We will be back – soon!

30 August: Sehr guter Service und wunderschöner Gartenanlage.

30 August: We feel so lucky to have discovered Kilmichael country House! We’ll be sure to spread the good word of the magic made here.

1 September: Never in our lives have we been in such amazing surroundings in a hotel! This is a memorable stay and will be talked about for a long time! You deserve any award of excellence. Bravo! (E&TC, Switzerland)

1 September: A jewel! Such a beautiful home with every attention to detail… and the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. so sorry to miss out on the dinner experience as well.

9 September: Thank you very much for the pleasure of sharing your truly wonderful home. The food and service and cleanliness of the house is definitely a five star experience.

11 September: Wonderful stay – thorough spoiling. Excellent hospitality, wine and food. What more could you ask for?

16 September: Fabulous house and hospitality.

16 September: a very enjoyable stay with excellent food (yesterday’s dessert was the nicest we’ve had in many years). Thank you.

20 September: Thank you very much for the pleasure of staying here!! We liked the place and the service very much.

24 September: Congratulations on such high standards of excellence. We loved our stay in such a lovely environment and atmosphere.

26 September: Once again a wonderful break. The consistency of the Kilmichael remains. Looking forward already to our next visit (our seventh)

26 September: as good as the excellent reviews suggest.

30 September: wonderful evening – excellent food and company.

2 October: Many thanks for another wonderful stay.

4 October: A fabulous night of luxuriant respite from our VW Camper!!

4 October: A wonderful peaceful retreat. The exceptional attention to detail in service, cuisine and hospitality did not drop once during our five day break. Well recommended.

5 October: This is our third visit and once again Kilmichael more than fulfils all of our expectations. The weather was kind to us again and we thoroughly enjoyed all the wonderful food.

6 October: A lovely place, quiet, yet lived in.

11 October: A wonderful break – beautiful room and excellent food. A perfect place to spend our 40th anniversary.

8 October: What a fabulous holiday. We felt like family in your exquisite home. The food was superb and Helen and the waiters are warmly professional. Congratulations on your perfect décor and your elegant lifestyle.

14 October: Wonderful and relaxed atmosphere both within your house and the ‘peacock gardens’. Food and attention to detail first class. Thank you. It was a holiday well-needed for us both and you more than well provided the perfect setting and fantastic hospitality.

14 October: The perfect birthday. Distinguished atmosphere, excellent food and wine. Kind service surrounded by the best friends in the world.

16 October: A perfect retreat – fabulous comfort, food, location, people.

17 October: A special place. Everything was delightful and the perfect setting for a refreshing break. Thank you.

22 October: A most delightful and relaxing stay. Fabulous and gorgeous room.

23 October: Truly delightful – wonderful attentive staff, delicious food – just the place to chill out after too much work!! Karen and Sophie loved the spa – our dog, Possum, made friends with the peacocks and John was so glad to be back on Arran. We hope to return soon!


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