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Roman Camp Hotel

Main Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Callander FK17 8BG Scotland
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If you’re looking for a historic & romantic hotel in Callander, look no further than Roman Camp Hotel. Roman Camp Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available. The hotel offers room service, baggage storage, and newspaper, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a lounge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. You can dine in the hotel's rosetted restaurant or in the Pottingshed Bistro in the hotel garden.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Banquet room
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French
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dlthorpe wrote a review Aug 2022
Los Angeles, California19 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is beautifully located on the edge of town on the River Teith. The name derives from an old Roman fort located across the river whose history is reliably dated to the first century AD. Our room was a magnificent two room suite with a comfortable sitting room and an ample bedroom. A very famous Beatles picture was taken from their room on the second floor directly above ours. The bathroom included a walk-in shower, a significant perk for us (we’re well into our 70s and tub showers will be the death of us). Food service at the hotel takes two forms. A white linen service restaurant serves a pre-fixed 5 course dinner that will fill an entire evening. Dishes prepared from local ingredients were all exceptional and the service was something special. Unfortunately, the evening seemed to drag into a 2.5-hour event that was more than we bargained for. The alternative is a wonderful bistro in the old potting shed that adjoins a lovely expansive garden. The river is a short walk from the shed through a lovely garden. At the far end of the main building the river flows under a window of one the web of public area rooms that includes a private chapel. Several years ago, our Guide recorded in the library for television a reading of a famous Walter Scott poem; we did a less ostentatious repeat. There are few straight hallways, with turns and twists, and an occasional short step, from one end to the other. The decor is late 1800s style that one could describe as “charming” or “faded elegance.” We believe it fits the first description. The grounds, which include a large garden and a separate herb garden are special. We did not experience any of the difficulties described by other reviewers, and we highly recommend the Roman Camp.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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PAULMCC1408 wrote a review Aug 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Two night stay with dinner both nights fabulous unable to fault, food was incredible using the very best local produce,and they are spoilt for choice in that department, 7 courses effectively with the pre appetizers before staters & dessert. The meals are so well presented and delivered, attention to detail with superb service, from everyone we encountered. Think I’ve just about exhausted the superlatives.
Thoroughly recommended from breakfast , afternoon tea, snack in the Potting Shed and the history associated with each Suite/Bedroom. We had the good fortune to stay in Barrie where the JM of that ilk penned some of his Peter Pan. Opposite was the Star Suite which hosted the Beatles back in 1964! Sure if the had still been tougher they would have gladly returned.
Callander is so lovely and was kind with the weather which certainly helped with our visit.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jim D wrote a review Dec 2022
Scone, United Kingdom34 contributions28 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I purchased an Itison voucher for bed and breakfast with a £50 contribution towards dinner.
The hotel is set off of the main road and even though there had been heavy snow it was still very accessible. The outside appearance of the building is quite charming evolving over thee hundred years. The public rooms have a Victorian appearance, with period decor and comfortable seating and best of all, open fires.
We were welcomed and registered efficiently and politely and dispatched to our standard room.
First impressions were how large the room was. The bed was king size and very comfortable. There was a lovely sofa in the huge bay window. The bathroom had a jacuzzi bath with a overhead fixed shower plus a hand held shower. Decor in the room was tasteful. The furniture although high quality was dated and a little worn.
All of the public areas were bedecked with Christmas decorations. We counted six stunningly beautiful Christmas trees.
The dinner was a birthday treat and we love fine dining. We were not disappointed. Canapes were served in the lounge with an apperatif. We were taken through to the restaurant, seated adjacent to a roaring log fire and served with five amazing courses. It was served beautifully and tasted delicious. We rarely use the term outstanding but this food was a culinary delight.
All of the staff were all superbly trained offering excellent low key service with a genuine smile.
Breakfast was freshly cooked and served at the table. There was an excellent choice and it was quite hearty. It was clear there was a shortage of staff that morning as most of the tables were occupied and only one super efficient but a little flustered lady serving and clearing tables.
Overall a fabulous stay. It is not cheap but in our view worth every penny
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Elizabeth Macfarlane wrote a review Jul 2021
12 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This was recommended to us by a friend on first arrival i was completely put off by the sickly candy pink colour of the buildings which has taken away the authenticity of the buildings the grounds were overgrown and uncared for on approach to the potting shed i found it very grubby in appearance on entering the building. We asked waitress "how does it work we haven't been before?" She nodded her head told us to find a seat we sat to the left of the building as you come in, so positioned at the window we waited a while the waitress returned we ordered soup homemade cream of parsnip and my husband ordered smoked chicken sandwich with Tea and Coke. We waiting 25 mins for our food shocking for a bowl of soup and a sandwich. The sandwich was awful dough pan bread with sliced processed chicken meat on a plate with a slither of salad and soggy root vegetable crisps. The soup was from a Tin or Packet certainly not home made it was congealed same as tinned soup I know because i make homemade parsnip soup and know how the texture should be it was tastless. The restaurant was filthy we had to sit and look hundreds of flies flying around and as you can see from photos the windows and ledges where atrocious and filthy top corner of one was thick cob web with dead insects in it the ledges covered in dead flies and one which was under a glass. I will never be back to this place nor will i recommend it far from it. They have had over a year to sort this out while closed i shall be mesaging management and sending pictures when i came out i told a party if 4 dont go in its filthy and food is awful we spent £17 on disgusting food and experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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McAbi wrote a review Feb 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom55 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Roman Camp for a couple of nights as a wee treat. You really feel you're transported back in time as you walk through the front door, with the smell of the log fire and the dark, but inviting entrance.
The staff could not have been more helpful and polite - the service throughout our whole stay was second to none, and I quite got used to being called Madam :)
We had the taster menu on the first night, and even though the plates are small, but the time the pudding came, I was struggling to fit more in. Each dish was delicious, perfectly designed, tasted amazing and looked great. I would go back just for the food.
Our room was a superior bedroom, and whilst completely comfortable, could maybe have done with a little updating, but I can imagine the expense of doing so, whilst maintaining the old worldly feel of the hotel. The heating system was pretty loud, but my husband managed to drown it out with his food coma snoring.
I would go back if we got a good deal like we did this time. I'd love to see it in the summer and get to enjoy the gardens a little more.
All in all, a very enjoyable stay - especially the food..!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Topdowner wrote a review Apr 2022
Dundee, United Kingdom146 contributions107 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Roman Camp is tucked away behind the main street in Callander in extensive grounds. You feel a sense of occasion as you head up the drive and turn into the free car park, close to the River Teith, and the hotel and its entrance feel as though you are stepping back several hundred years, which in a way you are.

Reception staff were very friendly, welcoming and efficient, and we were delighted to be assigned the Sundial room. Having been given a tour of the various lounges and dining rooms, we arrived at our room, which oozed class but warmth. There are towelling robes and an extensive courtesy tray provided, and the bathroom was large, although it took me a while to negotiate the shower controls which resembled the engine room in a steamship. We found the beds to be really comfortable, and the free wi-fi was a boon.

Whether in our room, in the lounge having a drink or wandering round the grounds down to the river, there was a very relaxed atmosphere and we feel that we have returned from a really special experience.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Eric Brown, General Manager at Roman Camp Hotel
Responded 16 May 2022
Topdowner Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your thoughts on your visit to our country retreat. The five-star review posting is much appreciated, and we are so glad your experience visiting our 17th-century country house brought you so much pleasure. We have shared your compliments with our team, and we all look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Eric Brown (Director)
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portway wrote a review Mar 2023
Perth, United Kingdom102 contributions42 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The good news is that the setting is lovely; any 17th century building has a harm of its own, and the staff we met (Carol, Amanda, Barnaby and Ed) were friendly and efficient, and the breakfast was excellent. In the Potting Shed (a 200m outside walk away) I recommend the fish and chips, which was outstanding. Frankly the whole place needs lots of TLC to justify the prices charged for B&B. I suggest going for a ground floor room; we were on the first floor; the stairs are tricky for golden oldies, with a thick cord (no banisters), narrow and very curved. Avoid the Studio Room unless you're well under 6'; I kept knocking my head on the sloping ceiling corners. we found the lighting inadequate for reading in bed without putting your book immediately beneath the bulb - the sloping ceiling prevents overhead lighting. All four towels, and the bath mat, had frayed edges and should have been replaced months ago; the pile of used towels I saw on the landing, on my return from breakfast, appeared to be much the same. The very smart jacuzzi bath had a faulty plug and wouldn't empty. I say, with regret, poor value for money.
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Date of stay: March 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid the Studio Room if you're tall!
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John wrote a review Apr 2022
5 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked this hotel for a 1 night stay to enjoy the hotel and it’s on sight facilities having booked a meal in The Potting Shed. On arrival we waited 20 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us to be told the gas was not working in the Potting Shed so we could not have a meal. We were told there was a Chinese Fish and Chips or Pub Crub in the town which I found offensive as I would not have opted for any of these. I asked if they had an alternative0 and was shown the £75 tasting menu take it or leave it and not offered any other alternative. The Duty Manager was very condescending didn’t help us to our room and didn’t even acknowledge us later that evening when we were having a drink in the bar. Further the room was not clean with dirt behind the toilet and stains on the carpet. I had taken photos which I showed to the receptionist on leaving and she said this would be addressed immediately and thanked me for bringing this to her attention we were also given a discount This did not make up for our experience as like most people we have not been able to get away as much as possible over the last couple of years so very disappointing to get this kind of reception in a hotel that gets so many reviews. Finally we did find a very nice place to eat which was neither of the options given to us. Considering we hadn’t booked we were given a very warm welcome and the food was of fine dinning standard.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Eric Brown, General Manager at Roman Camp Hotel
Responded 16 May 2022
JohnM7182 Thank you for sharing your views on your stay with us at check-out and again on Tripadvisor relating to housekeeping and service levels not meeting your expectations. We have talked with our team about your comments, and thank you for allowing us the opportunity to review your experience. We hope you consider returning so we can do all to exceed the levels of service and care you expect. Eric Brown (Director)
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Breen wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately our experience was different. The setting of this hotel is lovely, beautiful grounds and very well kept. However, an hotel upgrade is badly needed. The furnishings are past their sell-by date, although comfortable. We had asked for a room suitable for the disabled but the room left a lot to be desired. The shower ran every gamut from hot to cold so installation of power showers is necessary. A grab rail was beside the toilet, but it was not well placed. There was a jacuzzi bath but no grab rails making it impossible for people of even slightly reduced mobility to access. Dinner was ordered for 7.30 but we were not given a table until 8.15 although the restaurant was not full. We had ordered wine but as it did not appear we had to ask for it to be served. On the whole service was good but there was an exception. The meal was not up to standard which was a great disappointment. Michelin star rating is well below the horizon. One night we ate in the Potting Shed and this was very much better and at a very reasonable cost.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Lorna Mac wrote a review Nov 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Not so dog friendly despite the claims advertised through two reputable dog friendly websites. We treated ourselves to a suite which is advertised on the hotel’s website both in writing and in photos as having a fire place in the suites to allow us a good space to fully relax in, if the public areas were busy. We have had an extended period of personal bereavement hence the treat of splurging £355 for one night!!!
The suite whilst HUGE with separate doors to car park and gardens is quite underwhelming with dirty carpets and a non functional fire place. Fully appreciate the age and charm of the public rooms and whilst appreciate the formal restaurant is not for dogs…we were effectively bounced around the 4 public rooms by the miserable chap in the suit like lepers because we had a dog…in the dog “friendly” hotel. We do of course understand dogs must be kept in control in public spaces but when paying the same as non dog owners…it’s not ok to be treated with disdain.
After dinner in the potting shed (lovely, cosy, great food) we returned to the bar without said offending dog to get a drink to take to room. To our surprise…one lounge had two couples with a dog each and in the library, a member of staff having her dinner by the fire!!
In honesty, it’s sad how these staff members are treating this place. It’s clearly been loved by the owners who I believe have put the hotel up for sale. I do hope this grand old lady is bought over and treated with better respect once again.
NB lovely lady on reception did revoke our bar bill on check out.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Go as cheap as you can and don’t go with big expectations
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Ge H asked a question Dec 2022
Quebec, Canada49 contributions11 helpful votes
Hi there, are there points of intrest or things to see and explore nearby ?
Answer from Tuus
Laag-Soeren, The Netherlands405 contributions161 helpful votes
Please do not miss House of Bruar near Blair Castle in Pitlochry Amazing things to see and buy The hotel is a dream Have fun and a great trip Tuus👋👌
Ailsa F asked a question Aug 2018
Glasgow
Can our little dog eat dinner with us
Answer from Monika C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Hi, dogs are allowed in bedrooms and the hotel has an on site bistro which allows dogs so you could be able to eat with your dog there :)
Answer from AlastairR0602
Brampton, United Kingdom55 contributions15 helpful votes
We were told that if we were having a bar meal it would be fine or depending on how busy they were we might be able to eat in the conservatory area. I hope this helps
moragcantwell asked a question Apr 2018
Larbert, United Kingdom25 contributions15 helpful votes
Do they do afternoon tea for non residents.
Answer from beheaded c
Brisbane, Australia1,425 contribution201 helpful votes
All you need to do is book in advance and you will be looked after.
debunty asked a question Jan 2018
edinburgh44 contributions27 helpful votes
Can you please tell me if there is a dress code for dinner, thank you.
Answer from Neil D
Broxburn, United Kingdom129 contributions56 helpful votes
The hotel did not suggest a dress code but as with other answers I would say to go with smart casual. If you wanted to go more formal e.g. jacket and tie etc then I do not think there would be a problem.
Carol R wrote a tip Dec 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"An absolute must go when you’re in the area, stunning hotel and grounds"
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600Reality wrote a tip Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom21 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Yes its an old property, but it has charm and warmth, lacking in modern hotels."
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Lorna Mac wrote a tip Nov 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go as cheap as you can and don’t go with big expectations"
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Bill M wrote a tip Sept 2023
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check on dining times, before you book /"
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MorayJohnny wrote a tip Jul 2023
Princeton, New Jersey387 contributions102 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Two dining choices: price fixe fine dining meal, or Bistro."
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PRICE RANGE
£138 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
roman camp callander, hotel roman camp
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandStirlingshireLoch Lomond and The Trossachs National ParkCallander
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Roman Camp Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Roman Camp Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags (0.2 miles), Hamilton Toy Collection (0.2 miles), and Callander War Memorial (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Roman Camp Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Roman Camp Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Roman Camp Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Roman Camp Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Roman Camp Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Puddingstone Place, The Waverley Hotel, and Roman Camp Hotel Restaurant.
Is Roman Camp Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Callander.
Are any cleaning services offered at Roman Camp Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Roman Camp Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Roman Camp Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Roman Camp Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
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