Loch Shiel Hotel
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Loch Shiel Hotel

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4.5
#1 of 2 hotels in Acharacle
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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We are a 8 bedroomed family run hotel in the West Highlands of Scotland. Offering home cooked seasonal foods in our friendly public bar or restaurant. With views over Loch Shiel and the hills of Moidart beyond, we offer a welcome escape from the hustle & bustle of your everyday routine. Great food & a warm welcome awaits ...
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Fishing
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Room features
Housekeeping
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Languages Spoken
English

Location

The Byre, Acharacle PH36 4JL Scotland
164Reviews0Q+A30Room tips

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Stickystuff wrote a review May 2021
Worthing, United Kingdom82 contributions72 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We rocked up here at about 5pm, after being let down with the accommodation that we had booked. Although they were short staffed and hadn't had the opportunity to finish cleaning all the rooms that weren't booked, they welcomed us in, finished cleaning a room and booked us in for dinner.
The room was delightful, situated at the top of the building, overlooking the loch. Very spacious and we were very glad to be there, in fact thinking that we were better off there than where we had originally booked.
Dinner was very nice and they couldn't do enough for you.
Pleasant after dinner drinks followed by a good night's sleep in a comfortable bed, and personally cooked breakfast, has set us up for our drive over to Skye.
Thank you so much for taking pity on us and saving the day.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room 2 overlooks the loch. Lovely views and spacious room
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Allan Plant wrote a review Nov 2022
Falkirk, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Honestly can't recommend this place enough. Such friendly staff from the off. Food is great as are the drinks at a very reasonable price for such a remote location. Rooms are spotless and comfortable beds. Locals at the bar very friendly too. Brilliant place
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Douglas F wrote a review Nov 2021
Inverclyde, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This evening my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed an evening meal in the Loch Shiel Hotel. The service was cheerful, helpful, welcoming and efficient. The food (Haddock and Chips) was served speedily and was piping hot, freshly cooked to order and tasted absolutely delicious. The sticky toffee pudding was one of the best I've tasted in a very long time. Thank you all at the Loch Shiel Hotel for making our visit both enjoyable and memorable. Many congratulations and very best wishes.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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jarrovian 27 wrote a review Aug 2020
14 contributions18 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Barely adequate food priced as if fine dining. Example a starter of 3 small scallops 2 pieces of chorizo and a cherry tomato halfed for £8.95. Cheapest main £12.50 for a mushroom and sweet potato tart, the sweet potato consisting of 2 sticks of roasted potatoes taken from the accompanying roasted veg. Another of our party had the pork belly, £19.50 for a flabby piece of pork and 2 undercooked scallops. Feels like this hotel has devised a menu to maximise profit but doesn't have the skill or generosity to deliver a satisfactory customer experience.
Only bonus was the polite young service staff.
We would have been really happy to pay the above prices had the food been better. Ardnamurchan really desperately needs more food choices.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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handbagsruleM wrote a review Jul 2021
Huddersfield, United Kingdom90 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dined in the bar area four nights of our holiday, we were staying 10 minutes away by car. The staff were welcoming and friendly, the chef here is excellent, the food really well cooked and tasty, we were spoilt for choice. The Cullen skink was the best we’ve had. The place is spotlessly clean and all Covid measures are in place. A lovely relaxed atmosphere with great views out over the Loch
We really recommend calling in for a meal, though pre booking is essential at the moment.
A particular mention to the waitress who lives close to the hotel, she was particularly lovely and really looked after us. We even chatted about the history of the area which I found fascinating. Apologies that I didn’t ask your name.
Thank you to all the staff, we will be back next summer.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tallul wrote a review Aug 2021
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom68 contributions57 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We are at the hotel twice during our stay in Acharacle. The staff were very communicative during booking and in trying to amend our reservation. Serving finishes early and we were not able to be accommodated after 5.30 despite there being only one other table occupied besides us. The service was efficient, bordering on rushed. The mussels and langoustines were excellent. Steaks average. We would have stayed longer (and spent more money) if we had felt genuinely welcomed. It felt like they wanted to get as many people through as possible, despite it not being busy (especially on our second visit).
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Only serves until 7.45
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Peter wrote a review Jun 2021
Hartlepool, United Kingdom721 contributions427 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was built in 1901 originally as a shooting lodge , it has a lot of character , there is no lift but that wasn't a problem. The room I had was clean and tidy , the bed was very comfortable , I had 2 good nights sleep . The food was very good , the breakfast was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful . The bar had a good selection on offer , it normally plays host to local bands but due to Covid this has been suspended. A few minutes away is a local shop which opens at 9am.
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Date of stay: June 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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NomadicTraveller7 wrote a review Aug 2023
Fuerteventura11,564 contributions833 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Though some aspects of our 2-night stay were OK, there were a number of negatives. Firstly, it seems unforgivable if you are paying well over £100 a night that you cannot get access to the hotel until 1600. We arrived at 1540 and found a Belgian couple and a Dutch couple who had been waiting outside for 90 minutes to get in. It was raining quite heavily, so touring around on their bikes was not an attractive alternative. There is not much else to do on a rainy Scottish day in Ardnamurchan.

The room was a bit basic, and the couch had seen better days a few years ago. Of the 18 places we have stayed in since the end of May in Portugal, Greece, the UK, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, this was the worst and poorest value, followed by the Travelodge in Richmond.

The other unforgivable thing was that it seemed that recently they had fitted new carpets at least in the stairs to the bedrooms and in the bedrooms themselves. What was amateurish and unforgivable was that the doors had not been taken off their hinges and planed down to reflect the thicker carpets. The result was that fire doors would not close automatically or were very difficult to close, meaning that they were left open almost all the time during our stay. I am not sure what would have happened if there was a fire. The food at breakfast and dinner was OK but it was nothing special. Dinner was not particularly good value. If we were visiting the area again, we would choose self-catering accommodation. I recommend anyone else to consider the same.
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Date of stay: July 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Road18816740052 wrote a review Apr 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oh dear!! We must have arrived on the wrong day. Six of us had booked for dinner. The menu was very limited, particularly compared to what was on the menu on the website. The waiting staff were lovely but had the unfortunate job of delivering what was coming out of the kitchen. Watery Cullen Skink, chip shop type fried haggis and over cooked langoustines to start with. Followed by school home economic type venison stew and string batter fish and chips. Both would have failed with flying colours. Such a shame. Our complaints were heard and the bill reduced. We would much rather have paid in full for decent food. Such a shame!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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dans57 wrote a review Jul 2022
St James, New York31 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly people, excellent dining, staff very helpful. Went with long term friends and had a glorious few days. On-site pub had live Local music that was delightful and for which there was no cover charge. Overall a great few days in this lovely place we used a base for hiking and sightseeing.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Eat dinner here. Wonderful. Breakfast made on order too and excellent.
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Armstrong1z8 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Edmonton, Canada101 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only 5 km from castle Tioram!"
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Sue E wrote a tip May 2023
Cannock, United Kingdom131 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Entertainment by the singing chefs "
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THECRAFT wrote a tip Jan 2023
YORKSHIRE9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We visited in close season and the hotel bar was only open 3 days a week. Check before you visit. "
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Shirley M wrote a tip Oct 2022
Haverfordwest103 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sea eagles seen nearby and a fab cafe for lunch nearly opposite"
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dans57 wrote a tip Jul 2022
St James, New York31 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Eat dinner here. Wonderful. Breakfast made on order too and excellent."
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PRICE RANGE
£145 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
loch sheil hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeAcharacle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Loch Shiel Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Loch Shiel Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Loch Shiel Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Loch Shiel Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Loch Shiel Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.