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Visitor Reviews - Jura Hotel

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Jura Hotel
Craighouse
Isle Of Jura
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA60 7XU   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01496 820243

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Pitches: 30
Open: May To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 3 Reviews
              8/10 from 3 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  No Motorhomes 

Reviews:

Date of Visit: September 2010 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dot P 255 reviews from this member

We went over to Jura for a night - and didn't realise this was only a site for tents! However the Hotel were great and said we could park up on their spaces down by the pier, a small car park really but the views were wonderful. Right next door were the public loos so all in all for a semi wild parking / camp all very comfortable.

The village is tiny, hotel, shop, distillery and a handful of houses. There is also a community cafe / shop that is fabulous - worth a visit on its own.

When we came over from Islay the ferryman warned us that the ferry landing Jura side can catch the bottom of vans - we made it but anything longer than 6m might struggle.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rachel+ali 5 reviews from this member

This is an idyllic spot to camp, very peaceful, only a couple of fellow campers & lovely views. Some may find the facilities very basic but they are more than adequate considering there is no charge for camping here. Showers cost 1, water was never that hot though. The facilities are at the back of the hotel which was undergoing some work when we were there so it is a little like walking through a building site to get to them but again all reflected in the cost of staying here. Craighouse has a small shop & a bistro/cafe as well as the hotel/pub.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Worldoftofuness 15 reviews from this member

Considering this isn't an 'official' campsite--I enjoyed this campsite!

It gets listed coyly as 'camping available at the Jura hotel', but the facilities are as good as proper campsites I've stayed at. There's no fee as such--instead, you're asked to make whatever donation you like in the honesty / charity box--so fair enough you pay a quid for a shower (hot water lasts plenty long enough). There's enough showers / sinks / toilets, and also a washing machine. One thing you won't find is a long list of rules!

The 'site' itself is one half of a field in front of the hotel, prettily sited just in front of the sea (not sure how it'd feel when a storm is blowing, though!). Quite a few people when I was there--members of a swimming holiday--but it didn't seem too crowded. The hotel is of course also a pub, homely, whose menu has some interesting stuff (eg venison pate) at reasonable prices.

The only thing you have to watch out for is the ticks--hardly the campsite's fault--I was surprised to find one crawling on me even sitting outside my tent rather than in the hills. That comes with Jura's status as 'Deer Island', though. To the hotel's credit, a leaflet on Lyme Disease was one of the many things they keep in their mine of local information!


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