Kilmichael Country House Hotel Guest Book Comments


Testimonials from our Visitors' Book

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 recent entries:

repeat visits

Recent guests have written thus…

3 April: A lovely, peaceful oasis on a wonderful island. Great welcome, wonderful food and lots of personal attention. There’s nothing more to ask for!

6 April: Splendid stay in this beautiful house. Warm and friendly welcome, great service, superb food made this a memorable stay. Well worth a return visit when the weather is better. Many thanks.

9 April: First class attention – delicious cuisine – thank you.

13 April: It is a privilege to stay in your lovely home surrounded by such beautiful things. Delicious food too!

14 April: what a lovely place, a pleasure to stay here.

14 April: Stunning. Many thanks.

16 April: The most fantastic weekend. Every special touch was an improvement beyond perfection.

20 April: Wonderful stay – look forward to visiting again!

20 April: Our four nights here have been so comfortable and we were looked after so well – the dinners were delicious – innovative and artistic and were much enjoyed – than you for a lovely stay – enjoyed the ‘bird life’!!!

21 April: thank you for the wild green garlic soup! We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed staying in The Byre.

21 April: enjoyed our stay. Next time we’ll stay for a few nights to enjoy the whole area.

23 April: Excellent!!

25 April: Even better than last time. The attention to detail is wonderful. You see things of beauty wherever you look. Thank you very much.

25 April: What a wonderful setting, marvellous food and attentive care. We enjoyed the Byre and will definitely be back.

28 April: Surroundings exquisite, food amazing, attention to detail second to none. Beautiful hotel with very friendly staff. It is twenty two years since our last visit but we will most certainly return sooner than that.

28 April: Thank you for a wonderful stay. The hotel and its setting is wonderful. Delicious food and glorious sunshine provided.

15 May: The usual high standard – warm welcome, discreet service, comfortable room and excellent food – just what we have come to expect at Kilmichael.

15 May: A warm welcome, delicious, well-presented food, attractive and comfortable accommodation, lovely house and gardens in a beautiful setting, and not forgetting all the fowl, especially Jock the territorial turkey – thank you to everyone for making our stay so enjoyable

17 May: A lovely stay, Warm welcome, beautiful food and accommodation. Thank you to all for making our stay excellent.

21 May: Excellent as always. Look forward to our next visit.

21 May: Thank you. A truly delightful place, very restorative

24 May: Once again an exceptional visit, with exquisite food!

26 May: Heaven! Thank you so much.

28 May: Thank you for thinking of everything for our comfort, even a bumpy road to shake up the liver! Many thanks.

29 May: Thank you so much for everything!!! What a wonderful place to stay on our first (but not last) visit to Arran!!!!.

31 May: Thank you! Excellent service. See you again soon.

2 June: We all had a wonderful stay, thank you very much! Hopefully we can stay a bit longer next time.

4 June: What wonderful hospitality. A gracious and delicious experience. We hope to return to stay and enjoy.

5 June: Excellent hotel, top facilities.

6 June: Wonderful hotel. Many thanks. Do hope to return.

8 June: An oasis of tranquillity and a place of much warmth and comfort. Thank you.

10 June: Thank you. The warmth and beauty of Kilmichael clearly are the results of a ‘labour of love’. We will always return here in our mind’s eye.

11 June: This was a most enjoyable evening. Thank you very much.

12 June: Wonderful accommodation, hospitality and surroundings. Many thanks.

17 June: Exquisite!

17 June: FAB-U-LOUS! Elegant and refined ~ glorious peacocks and topnotch accommodation and food. Thanks to all.

17 June: Beautiful place, quiet, elegant. Wonderful food. Thank you.

18 June: A treat to find such friendliness alongside true elegance.

18 June: We loved your home and your feathered family and appreciated the stylish comforts and the warm hospitality – an experience we’ll remember fondly.

19 June: Food – excellent! Service as one would expect, but sadly, rarely receives these days. Ambiance perfect! Many thanks.

21 June: This is the longest day of the year, but nonetheless too short a time remains for our superlatives! The pleasures of Kilmichael House are manifold: a beautiful setting; handsome architecture; welcoming peacocks and a noble table. We enjoyed every minute in our exquisite suite, at the delectable table, and in the company of our delightful host. Staff excellent! Breakfast, drinks and dinner were luscious.

24 June: We have had a truly memorable 3 days at Kilmichael. The very high standards of the comfort, cuisine, welcoming attitude of all the staff plus the magnificent environmental setting all contributed to our happy memories. I am sure both the South African and Scottish members of our party will return.

24 June: Simply the best! And thanks for the eggs.

24 June: Thank you for another wonderful stay. We had a lovely relaxing stay, great service, wonderful food and gardens! A top family holiday once again!

26 June: Thank you for a great stay. Attention to details was second to none and the food was fantastic.

26 June: We’re so happy to have discovered your Country House Hotel and the Isle of Arran.

30 June: A wonderful few days staying with you, culminating in a marvellous dinner – the trio of gooseberry desserts will live long in the memory. Thank you in particular for the trouble you took over the gluten – it was much appreciated.

2 July: If only time would stand still like the clock in the corner. Kilmichael is a rare breed, indeed.

2 July: Many beautiful sights to see right here at Kilmichael – we thank you for your hospitality and hope to return again! Accommodation and cuisine were top notch – Again, many thanks!

3 July: What an absolutely FABULOUS stay here at your extraordinary inn!! We couldn’t have hoped for a more beautiful , perfect place to stay for the beginning of our Scottish honeymoon! Thank you all for making it SO very special. We can’t wait to return!!

4 July: You have offered us an exquisite holiday – elegant and simple. The dinner was quite extraordinary – we will keep the memory of it for many years. The Isle of Arran is a special place – we are so happy to have found it.

5 July: Thank you for these three days I got in your beautiful house. I will be carrying the memory in my heart forever. I hope all the best will come to you. I hope I will be back one day.

8 July: The warmth and hospitality that Kilmichael House provides is second to none... the food was superb.

9 July: Thank you for the most memorable stay in your beautiful home! I love everything you do. From the ‘wee’ things to the grand. I just want to linger here! Not surprised to see my Blue Italian Spode. My first taste of whisky just so we could use the little decanter set. All the accoutrements in the breakfast room were greatly admired! Well, I could go on and on ... so wonderful to chat with you last night. Thank you for taking the time.

11 July: Thank you – just what I wanted – a perfect week with mum.

11 July: I shall return in spirit if not in body!

12 July: Just for the record, everyone, I climbed Goat Fell 30 years ago (July 1981). Yesterday I stood on the summit again. Together with this wonderful, peaceful house, it’s made my holiday. Everything was superb.

14 July: Thank you for a wonderful few days. The food was superb! (Lemon curd was to die for!) We hope to return soon.

20 July: Thank you again for a memorable stay. Breakfast was excellent. Will definitely be back.

21 July: Thank you for a memorable evening. Exquisite food and beautiful surroundings. Enjoyed meeting you and walking round the beautiful gardens. Look forward to our next visit.

22 July: Thank you for making our first visit to Arran so memorable with everyone so friendly and such exquisite cuisine.

23 July: We feel very privileged to have stayed in your magnificent home.

28 July: Gosh, what a sublime setting! Bit good! Lovely staff, real sweeties. Loved ‘Mr Spot’ aka Giuseppe the Dog. And not forgetting the Peacock Family, Chickens and the Guard Geese!

29 July: after having enjoyed such an exquisite and memorable week with you on our first visit to the island, three conclusions are obvious:

  1. We thank you and your staff for the royal, if not divine treat!
  2. We must come back!
  3. We had a thoroughly unforgettable experience!

29 July: Thank you for a fantastic break. The food has been wonderful and everyone so friendly and attentive. Now back to the real world!

30 July: The Isle of Arran is beautiful and the Kilmichael is a jewel in its crown.

31 July: Many thanks – good food, excellent walks, beautiful sunbathing – an amazing island.

1 August: What a surprise; visiting Arran for the third year and then staying in such a beautiful ‘home’ and splendid surroundings! It was a warm welcome, a lovely stay in the Dovecote. Lovely, sweet staff, excellent food. We’ll be back!

6 August: Thank you so much for another lovely stay with you. All was delightful in every department. The garden has matured with great style and design.

6 August: In a busy life we all need a perfect little oasis. Kilmichael has been such a place. Thank you everyone. We hope to return.

6 August: A brief idyllic time with a lifelong memory to treasure. Thak you so much.

8 August: Arriving tired and stressed, you treated us so thoughtfully, lighting the log fire and allowing us to accustom ourselves to the house. Kilmichael is charming. Your service attentive and yet discreet, the food delicious. We look forward to being able to return. Inspired by the bold hearts of the geese, we must leave the healing tranquillity of Kilmichael and seek our way in the world once again.

11 August: Perfect in every way. Will return!

13 August: Thank you for looking after us all so well!

13 August: A lovely time!

13 August: You’ve made these couple of days the most special ones we could have imagined. On our first year engagement anniversary we wanted to celebrate and with your lovely hotel and staff we will remember it forever.

14 August: Idyllic location, food amazing. Very peaceful break.

14 August: Fabulous hotel and food Michelin quality. Thank you.

17 August: A serene sojourn in this elegant setting with beautiful gardens, peacocks, geese, flowers, then rooms with every detail so sensitively attended to. We will come again.

18 August: We’ll certainly be back – a wonderful place to stay.

19 August: What a fantastic place to celebrate our 55th Wedding Anniversary on this delightful Isle. Superb food beautifully presented with good and friendly (except for the geese!!) people. Thank you.

19 August: Ma première nuit en Ecosse ..en droit genial pour cette première experience. Un accueil et une service professionel, amical et en toute simplicité. Un souvenir impérissable!

23 August: Very much enjoyed my stay. Did all the walks I intended doing. The standard of accommodation and food is exemplary. The staff are very courteous and welcoming.

27 August: Charming host and staff! The most comfortable room and a delicious dinner and breakfast. Beautiful gardens and fowls. Thank you Kilmichael.

29 August: A divine honeymoon in an acme of luxury. Thank you very much.

31 August: We only found Kilmichael by chance but we are delighted that we did. You have created a very beautiful and elegant home for your guests to share and provided such courteous and warm attention. Thank you.

4 September: Superb. Kilmichael lived up to every one of its five stars. Setting idyllic, cuisine could not be bettered (says my French fiancée); and service was excellent. Perhaps the greatest compliment is to say that we didn’t feel we were in a hotel. It felt like we were personal guests in a private house – guests of the Laird!

9 September: Had a sparkling birthday (thank you) and three wonderful days. Thanks for a happy stay as always.

9 September: Very delicious food, a lovely garden and enjoyable poultry!

10 September: Just to reiterate everything that has already been said – absolutely superb

10 September: Very pleased. Food, accommodation and staff first rate. Look forward to coming back.

16 September: Thank you for another wonderful holiday.

17 September: We have enjoyed being with you. Lovely rooms.

17 September: 18 years after our honeymoon – here, we have renewed our vows and thanks to the beautiful place that is Kilmichael House we have had a memorable and perfect stay.

20 September: Most enjoyable stay at Kilmichael Country House.

23 September: thanks to everyone at Kilmichael for making our stay so happy and enjoyable.

29 September: a most comfortable and enjoyable stay. Food excellent and a very friendly welcome. Hope to come back.

31 September: another wonderful and relaxing stay – I shall ask my GP to issue a regular holiday on prescription!

1 October: Excellent stay. Comfortable bed. Good food.

3 October: A very enjoyable stay. Thank you.

3 October: A warm welcome, lovely surroundings and wonderful food. What more could anyone ask?

3 October: Wonderful surprise – beautiful surroundings, fascinating history and very comfortable stay. Thank you for sharing your home and for the welcome.

And more from 2010... >


Kilmichael has received many accolades in print too!


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