A good basic hotel in very good seafront position
Posted Jun 24, 2015
Stayed at The Gillieru with 2 other couples and elderly friend for whom it was chosen for its position and accessibility. Check in was very quick and straight forward and hotel foyer and communal areas appeared attractive and clean. The sea view rooms were basic, old fashioned but clean with tiled wet room style shower only bathrooms.
Pool and deck areas are well kept but loungers need updating and access to pool towels should be easier.
Over all a reasonable basic hotel with very helpful staff except for the breakfasts which are simply appalling and are unworthy even of this class of hotel.
The choice is minimal, the quality of food very poor and the juices, coffee, preserves must be the cheapest possible. The hot buffet terrines are unmarked but must be served by a waitress so begins the pantomime of lifting every lid to see the contents of each for every customer causing a queue preventing anyone else getting
to the coffee or the archaic toast machine.
The management, whom we never saw, should try having breakfast in the hotel one morning they would soon see that it is simply not good enough.
We were all agreed that given the Gillieru's outstanding position it deserves to be so much better and with a little updating and a total rethink of its breakfasts it could justify the 4 stars.