Media release: Melfort Village receives industry gold crown wward

MELFORT Village, a luxury self-catering resort in Kilmelford by Oban, has been awarded a 2011 Gold Crown Award for a fourth consecutive year, by Resort Condominiums International (RCI).

Says a spokesperson: “RCI is considered the worldwide leader in timeshare and vacation exchange. The Gold Crown Award is the highest accolade in the RCI Resort Recognition Programme.

“Selection to this prestigious group of superior resorts is based on two rating components.

“One is based on a 12-month compilation of comment card scores, completed by exchange guests, which assesses resort quality, service delivery and the overall holiday experience.

“The other is an independent on-site inspection of resort amenities, guest services and the unit amenities contained in each unit type.”

Melfort Village holiday properties are available to rent but the business is also one of the most successful timeshare operations in Scotland.

It is owned and managed by The Melfort Club, being the association of Melfort timeshare owners, which was formed in the late 1980’s.

Each timeshare owner has a direct say in the way the Village is run, through a professionally-qualified committee elected from the membership.

Although all original timeshare cottages were fully sold-out by the end of 1995 and no further development is planned, The Melfort Club offers a successful re-sale programme.

As quoted in their award notice to Melfort Village, RCI stated: “Through the valued partnership between RCI and Melfort Village, we share a commitment not only to meet, but also to exceed, the expectations of our mutual customers.”

Christine Roberts, manager at Melfort Village, said: “Melfort Village is proud to be affiliated to RCI. We are thrilled with our award and thank RCI for this recognition.”

For more information on Melfort Village, please telephone 01852 200257 or visit

Melfort Village is a hamlet of 32 luxury self-catering holiday cottages in Kilmelford, set amongst stunning scenery within Scotland’s famous west coast. The cottages offer luxurious accommodation together with excellent on-site facilities including beauty and well being services, a pool, gym, sauna and tennis court.  Christmas vouchers for beauty treatments at Melfort Village are available to buy.


Notes for editors:

  • RCI Gold Crown Resorts enjoy a unique distinction. They provide holiday experiences that set them apart and have achieved the pinnacle of success and they have earned the highest accolade.
  • For more information on RCI please visit their website

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