Monachyle Mhor Hotel
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Monachyle Mhor Hotel

Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8PQ Scotland
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Finding an ideal luxury hotel in Balquhidder does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Monachyle Mhor, a nice option for travellers like you.

Monachyle Mhor Hotel is a luxury hotel offering a flat screen TV and a desk in the rooms.

The hotel features room service. Plus, guests can enjoy free breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Balquhidder. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Balquhidder is also home to Balquhidder Church Ruins, a popular ancient ruins that is not too far from Monachyle Mhor Hotel.

Monachyle Mhor looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Balquhidder.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Boating
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Car park
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French, Greek, Hungarian and 3 more

Location

Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8PQ Scotland
Getting there
Glasgow Intl Airport
32.9 mi
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Oban Airfield
36.5 mi
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1 Attraction
within 5 miles
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Lisa T wrote a review Oct 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing one night stay in this beautiful hotel and could not fault a thing. We were lucky to receive a free upgrade to a suite (featured room 16), I'm not sure why, but it was huge and so lovely and cosy especially in the Scottish weather. All the staff were so friendly and welcoming, everything was very clean and felt COVID safe and there were so many little touches that made it special such as the full size toiletry products, the bubble bath for the amazing tub, the welcome hot drink on arrival. We had the 3 course dinner in the restaurant and food was wonderful, good choices and excellent service. The location is beautiful and there were umbrellas to borrow in the rain. Breakfast was also excellent. Truly loved it our visit and hope to be back again soon, thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Beya T wrote a review Jul 2020
Dalkeith, United Kingdom44 contributions13 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed being the first post lockdown guests to stay at Monachyle Mhor. We spent the weekend in The Ferry. A great set up consisting of the waiting room from the old Port Appin - Isle of Lismore Ferry for the sleeping area, a wonderful seating area outdoors with fire pit area and also a small cabin right next to it for cooking eating and relaxing in. There is also the cutest fire pit cabin a short walk through the woods, perfect for roasting s’mores if the Scottish weather gets the better of you! All very well equipped to a high standard. Very comfortable beds and luxurious bedding made for great sleep for us all. Such a private and gorgeous location, whilst close to the hotel where our own private good sized bathroom with fluffy towels and lovely toiletries were provided, we also felt like we were completely secluded in our own wee bit of the world. Tom and his team made us feel really welcome. My daughters loved the freedom and the swings, dens and the farm pets Luna the calf and Mhoy the lamb. The attention to detail is amazing, delicious fresh bread was awaiting us in the cabin and the stove already on making it lovely and cosy. We enjoyed eggs from the chickens on the farm poached for breakfast, my daughters proclaiming they were the best eggs they’ve ever tasted! We spent a lot of time exploring the nearby area, my daughters were delighted to both catch their first ever fish in Loch Voil. We enjoyed getting up early to watch the sunrise and being able to climb back in bed for a bit and saw lots of Deer including two stags in the field in front of the Ferry. We really enjoyed our visit, couldn’t think of anywhere better or safer to enjoy at this time and can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Fiona wrote a review May 2021
St. Andrews, United Kingdom5 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I booked to stay 2 nights at Monachyle Mhor and when it came time to checkout to say we were reluctant to leave is an understatement. The staff were welcoming, the room was spacious and very comfortable with luxurious touches. We travelled with 2 dogs who were equally welcomed and there is no doubt that this helped to keep a very relaxed feel to the stay. The highlights of Monachyle Mhor are without doubt the unique location and the exquisite food - each night a different menu featuring excellent produce cooked with great care and a clear passion. Service was not rushed but what a terrific way to spend an evening - we got engaged at dinner on the first evening, keeping it quite private and low key, but the waiting staff noticed and we were delighted to receive Champagne to celebrate. All in all a lovely stay and somewhere very special.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book your meals in advance and take your walking boots!
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Alan M wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We went for a short stay in January having had a recommendation from friends. Unfortunately the hotel did not live up to our expectations. Whilst it enjoys an absolutely fantastic location and has its own quirky style our view is that it is overpriced in terms of accommodation offered and the dinner provided and we won't return.
A big positive was the breakfast, a significant negative other than the comments above were the damp logs leading to lacklustre fires. Surely at these prices they can afford air dried logs!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Rachel123301 wrote a review Sept 2021
London, United Kingdom111 contributions42 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in a beautiful remote location. The room was lovely (although a little on the small side and had a window from the bathroom to the bedroom which some would find odd!). There were some fun features in the room such as a radio and speakers in the shower but sadly we couldn't get the radio to work, possibly as the location is too remote for radio signal! The road in is a single track road with poor visibility so be careful if arriving at night.

The views were great and it was perfect for a pre dinner drink and a game of boules. However, the service was really below average which is not what we expected given the prices. We were served several courses of our meal (amuse bouches/ canapés etc) by the plates just being dumped in front of us with no explanation as to what they were. The food (both dinner and breakfast) was really great, but the service lets this place down - it was laughable at times which is such a shame as the staff themselves were lovely and were trying very hard but clearly had not been trained and did not know the menu. Given the prices, it is not unreasonable to expect all waiting staff to be properly trained.

Whilst the reception staff were friendly and helpful when we had questions, there was a distinct lack of that welcome feeling and sense of being looked after that I would expect when paying these sorts of prices.

Sadly, I would not recommend this hotel, which is a shame as it is in a beautiful setting and has a lot of potential, but seems to be relying on its surroundings and historic reputation rather than maintaining 5* service.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Mhor 84 (15 mins drive away) has same owners and has nice, more informal dining.
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Fray Bentos wrote a review Sept 2021
11 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The single track road that leads to the hotel can be a nightmare if the traffic is busy in the opposite direction. The road is festooned with signs telling you not to park, not to fish, not to camp, not to drink alcohol etc. I'm not sure how this would be policed, but that doesn't stop them telling you what not to do.

The hotel itself has been given a very regrettable pink paint job that does not sit well in the otherwise stunning location. The shipping container that has been bolted to the front also gives it a bit of a Hillbilly feel. The room we had was very small with the tiny single window offering great views of a car park and surrounding outbuildings.

The restaurant was at the front of the building and offered great views of the hills. The set menu is ultra minimal with no a la carte choices. We were served by differing members of staff, some who explained what the course was, some who did not. There were various mystery courses that did not feature on the menu, which was nice, but at the same time we ended up confused what we were actually eating due to the lack of guidance. That aside, the food was of a high standard throughout. Breakfast was also of a high standard and promptly served.

Another feature of room was the bizarre decision to put a super king size duvet on a double bed. This meant that unless most of the duvet was tucked under the mattress, it was left to hang down onto the floor, causing a tripping hazard in the very small room.

Given the prices involved and the expectations that surround this, I was fairly disappointed with the overall experience and won't be rushing back.
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Date of stay: September 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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hoteljulian wrote a review Jan 2022
Yorkshire, United Kingdom110 contributions124 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
You'll either love or hate this idiosyncratic highland resting place. First the down side, this is NOT a suitable hotel for the disabled, not a problem for us so we move on. If you are not confident driving on single track, potholed, twisty roads with blind summits then go to somewhere more accessible. The hotel cannot be held responsible for the road.
I would call the hotel 3 star, comfortable, country house. Lovely setting with proximity to the lake, woodlands and the local highest peak, Meall Monachyle which affords superb views of much higher mountains.
My review may be biased as we suffered a 24 hour power cut. With our room getting colder and colder we were moved from courtyard to the main house where the bedroom had a gas fire so CH not required. The staff coped admirably with the situation, helped by not being full but they managed full catering by candlelit illumination! The hotel stayed warm in spite of the snow and exceptionally cold weather for November - lots of open fires.
Dinner was rearranged as a tasting menu of many courses, in view of the power cuts the full choice could not be offered but what a wonderful 5* dinner it was.
Breakfast with full table service, not buffet, was also admirable with my favourite Bircher Muesli on offer.
My daughter stayed in the antique showman's caravan with wood burning stove and really loved it! The caravan's views alone justify its rather high price.
We stayed 3 nights with one dinner at the hotel and 2 dinners at Mhor 84.
Two caveats, the outside lighting is inadequate and second the wines are nearly all priced at £40 upwards for a bottle. Consequently we contented ourselves with an odd glass but with a more reasonable wine pricing policy the hotel would sell more wine, especially to those of us staying over.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The rooms vary greatly, we were lucky with both ours but check carefully what you are offered!
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mikejones_grove wrote a review Aug 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom19 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for a special occasion in late July, our second visit. Food is still amazing and definitely what you come for, as well as the location. Amazing weather so was able to sit on the lawn, chat to other guests over a drink, and take in the views. We had a feature room which was lovely but the same problem as others reported of intermittent loss of hot water. They really need to fix that or will lose a lot of guests. I’d also say the service has slipped. We are understanding as hotels are struggling to find staff. All were friendly but for that level of food/price there was no sommelier and the waiters couldn’t answer questions about the food. If you don’t like shabby chic and a slightly eccentric place this isn’t for you. We like that. They need to up their game to charge these prices and expect guests to return.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Drive carefully along Loch Voil, it’s a tricky single track.
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George C wrote a review Oct 2021
53 contributions57 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We haven’t been before and we’re gifted a night in the hotel but we’re paying for the food and anything in addition. On arrival we were slightly confused as I understood the hotel to be very upmarket and expensive, the drive to it was lovely if a little narrow, but then it opened out onto the area and with the pink container addition, the side barns, trucks and a tent on the from it looked liked a backpackers hostel. Setting first impressions aside and entering a lovely courtyard ( marred by the ladder and trailer and can left in it) entered reception. A very polite lady welcomed us but advised us unfortunately due to lack of staff the room wasn’t ready ( she also had to rush off a couple of times while trying to check in to deal with things) this was around an hour after official check in. No problem, we would go though and have the free tea and coffee provided, except when we went round to the bar area, there were no seats, you could barely fit two couples in the area. The bar man was very rude and had no idea what was going on or that we had just checked in. My husband had a beer, this was £10 for a pint. Now I know it’s remote, but still, be prepared , I was shocked! The room was nice but cold on arrival and they couldn’t tell us how to work the fire or turn on radiators, the bathroom needed grouting finishing, the windows didn’t shut properly and the tv had no reception except Netflix. All in all a little odd and definitely not worth the exorbitant prices. Dinner was a set menu and they charge around a 250%mark up on wines which again I was a bit shocked at especially when they are nothing special. Dessert is not included and is an extra. At 70 per head I would hope for three full courses( as everything is tiny proportions as per a la carte) . A full breakfast would just about feed a child. The hotel didn’t seem to have much visible eco friendly procedures in place either. All in all it was a nice gift but had we been paying for it all, I would have been massively disappointed. Not somewhere I would choose to go again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Check if there are events on first, take food to eat in the room and save on the dinner costs.
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Pea wrote a review Jan 2024
UK63 contributions190 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is in a beautiful location, the buildings are somewhat shabby and there's an eclectic and untidy mix of outdoor seating, swings etc.
We've stayed here a few times but never in the main house - the rooms and bathrooms are very small indeed. We were woken by someone hoovering and the clanking of pans/dishes in the kitchen.
The bar, lounge and restaurant are nicely presented, again in a shabby chic, eclectic style.
As the hotel is so far from anywhere and the 5 mile single track road to it was not something we wanted to navigate on a stormy dark night, we ate at the hotel. The menu is fixed, very limited and very overpriced.
Not the best experience.
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Date of stay: January 2024
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Sherpa517595
Attenborough, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
Absolutely! I would advise booking though
JackieCrich asked a question Aug 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom50 contributions40 helpful votes
Does the travel cot have a good mattress? Or just the very thin/hard base to the cot that they call a mattress?
Answer from Aernout Z
Canton of Vaud, Switzerland67 contributions36 helpful votes
Our daughter is too young to speak so it’s hard to say if the mattress was (too) hard or (too) soft. She slept well in the cot provided and I take that as it doing the job.
Lewis2001 asked a question Apr 2016
Is there wifi there?
Answer from fergiet
Edinburgh, United Kingdom56 contributions2 helpful votes
Yes there is. But it's slow. The place is worth it though.
Jane C wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Farmhouse rooms small. Corridor leading to them cold and draughty. Room not heated on arrival. Bathroom on the cool side."
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Naomi wrote a tip Jan 2024
Inverkeithing, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Careful driving along the road to the hotel was needed in the snow!"
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l g wrote a tip Nov 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom18 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Prepare to unwind and be looked after Go visit Mhor84 down the road - great food and vibe, visit in a Thursday for live music"
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bluesman17 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Warkworth, United Kingdom39 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you book in for the excellent dinner."
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Monica S wrote a tip Oct 2022
Helensburgh, United Kingdom188 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Drive up to hotel is tricky / single track with a few passing places."
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PRICE RANGE
£271 - £353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
monachyle mhor hotel lochearnhead, monachyle mhor callander
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandStirlingshireLoch Lomond and The Trossachs National ParkBalquhidder
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monachyle Mhor Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Monachyle Mhor Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Balquhidder Church Ruins (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Monachyle Mhor Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Monachyle Mhor Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Monachyle Mhor Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Monachyle Mhor Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Monachyle Mhor Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Monachyle Mhor Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, and Lithuanian.
Does Monachyle Mhor Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Monachyle Mhor Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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