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The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro

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Bridge of Awe A85 Near Taynuilt, Oban, Taynuilt PA35 1HT Scotland See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
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3 Star accommodation
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30 Sep1 Oct
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All reviewsthe ownertroutgreat foodmany thankscomfortable roomslovely settingnew zealandsteak piean evening mealpublic areaslong drivefamily weddingfriendly hotelthe staff were friendly and helpfulcouldn't do enoughwell stocked barstunning scenery
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a comfortable stay at Brander Lodge. the friendliest of staff, who are very attentive to your needs and wishes. David, the owner and manager, was very accomodating in every way and for that I am grateful. Thank you and I hope I have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come back to Brander Lodge every year to eat. This year we were able to stay in one of the rooms with our 8 month old daughter. The room we stayed in is absolutely amazing. Bed was super comfortable. A proper shower, which is...More

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Response from davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & BistroResponded 6 days ago

Thank you, what a lovely review and so pleased we had you to stay, and dine this visit. It is couples like yourselves that make owning and operating a hotel a pleasure occupation. We are proud of our young chefs and the job they do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I struggled to find somewhere I liked the look of in the area, really glad we booked here Dave, the owner was great and you are spoilt with 150 whiskys to try! The place has been renovated to a good standard and the food was...More

Thank Jaimeshort
Response from David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & BistroResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us and pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are proud of our renovations and our Whisky and Gin selections and delighted to hear you enjoyed it. I well remember you Jamie and it was nice to have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an excellent place. Beautiful venue to eat and amazing food. Our 6 year old son kept saying it was the best meal ever and he wanted to meet the chef to say thank you! (We didn’t get the chef out) The staff were friendly...More

Thank Fliss J
Response from David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & BistroResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience with us, so glad you all enjoyed the food and the experience. What a shame, I didn't know your son wanted to meet and thank the Chef, I would have gladly escorted him into...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are 4 friends on a cycle trip around West of Scotland and after a long day in miserable weather, good food was a priority. We had been advised that for a donation to mountain rescue, the owner would pick us up and bring us...More

Thank Jennifer C
Response from David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & BistroResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Ladies for risking life and limb to get in my vehicle and come dine with us at the Brander Lodge Hotel. So glad we could offer the warmth and sustenance you required and that you all enjoyed the meal and the visit. Glad also...More

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We have now fully refurbished and added extensive facilities for Weddings making the Hotel a wonderful destination venue. Having been closed for 10 months for Major renovations we re-opened end October 2016 ...More with what could be described now as one of the nicest Hotels in North Argyll. Free WiFi is excellent throughout the Hotel and each bedroom has a 43 inch wall mounted TV for comfortable viewing from bed. The warm, welcome, friendly hospitality continues from the owners and friendly local staff team in this family owned and operated country Hotel & Bistro. The tranquil rural setting is in seven and a half acres of landscaped gardens in the shadows of Ben Cruachan at the mouth of the historic Brander Pass in a sun drenched south facing wee Glen. The Hotel has 21 rooms all en-suite compiling a combination of singles in doubles, kingsize and a two roomed family room with a three bedroom Chalet in the front garden area. The superior downstairs rooms have french doors with a terrace to sit on weather permitting and direct access to our gardens and grounds, fresh espresso pod coffee machine, toweling robes and comfortable space. The Hotels internal renovation and refurbishment program is complete and there will be further additions of building with the added facilities of a 30 seat conference room, new reception entrance and 10 additional ensuite bedrooms late Winter early Spring 2016/17 as business permits, with minimal disruption to guests as it shall be completed in a cordoned off area. The exterior of the lodge has now a colonial veranda framing the approach elevation protecting guests from the Scottish weather those few times it is at its worst :-) and has extended car parking lit at night. Our Menu offers freshly prepared and locally sourced food where possible and portions are generous with a more homely nature, wholesome and hearty. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$121 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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The Brander Lodge Hotel And Bistro
The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro Taynuilt, Scotland
United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Taynuilt
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19 June 2016|
Response from David K | Property representative |
Sadly not dining internally that I know of. The issue is the amount of dogs being transported around and other guests that object to them. No one's dog is the only dog and often there will be a dog that doesn't accept... More
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"Try the Rhubarb Dessert-Yummy"
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"All rooms seem quiet as the hotel is off the main road."
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"Give the hotel a call and speak to the staff, as they will accommodate your wishes where possible"
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"Choose a room above gound level as you can hear people above you"
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