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Rob Roy Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Aberfoyle
Reviewed 15 July 2014

They call this a hotel, but it is an OLD motel, the last decoration must be from the seventies. Room awful, bathroom past it, old lino on the floor, feeble shower , yuk! Carpets past it too - all in all a BIG disappointment.
Only consolation, a good breakfast, but by then we just wanted OUT!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Managed to get 4 nights dinner bed and breakfast for an absolute song... less than the price of bed and breakfast.

Plusses...
Friendly staff.
Good food.
Clean rooms.
Value for money.
Location (if you have transport).

There were enough plusses that I wouldn't rule out a repeat visit... but a number of things could make it so much better... small things.

Matress protector on bed meant uncomfortable sweaty nights.

Swifts nesting outside window meant a 5.30am daily nature alarm call.

I have never had to walk so far from room to dining room in my life! I am not disabled but having damaged my knee cartilage I had hoped for a restful week. The walk was a real struggle and older or disabled guests would really struggle.

That said, had I asked, maybe a move would have been possible as I found the staff helpful and accommodating.

Food at night was very well cooked and presented... with a good choice every night. Breakfast was plentiful and well cooked, if a bit samey. Maybe a random breakfast item daily would help that.

Last minor gripe... music. The same cd in the dining room 4 days running... breakfast and dinner. With 3 coach parties of elderly guests, some crooners; Sinatra, Matt Munroe etc would have gone down a treat and played to the majority... but repeated George Michael was a background drone. Small touches can make such a difference.

No phone signal and wi-fi only available at reception meant that due to the distance from our room we had no connection to the outside world. No hardship on our week away from it all but handy to know if you are on business.

All in all we had a decent break and found the break value for money primarily due to quality of food and staff friendliness... but distance of room and uncomfortable bed would be the main considerations if looking to return.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We have just spent 4 nights at the Rob Roy Hotel and like everyone else says we had a great stay. The hotel is a little dated but the welcome,service to us is more important. The rooms were comfy with tea and coffee etc, lovely white towells,shower gel sachets ,soap and hairdryer on request. The food we thought was exceptional -far more than anticipated for a 2 star hotel. Great choices -3 for each course and they were delicious.(wish i could make steak and mushroom pie like that!!) Our entertainment was brilliant-Gary the all scottish artist was great as was the guitarist. Location suited us with plenty of walks for after dinner!! A big thank you to all the staff who were so efficient and special thanks to Ann who was there to answer all our queries.

Room Tip: try to have a room with no one above -the floor boards creaked-or was it the beds!!!!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lancashire47
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Just got back from four nights dinner, bed and breakfast at this very pleasant hotel. We had a really nice upgraded room which was both clean and comfortable. The only thing to spoil our stay was the inconsideration of other guest banging their doors late at night and first thing in the morning - it does not require much thought to close a hotel bedroom door quietly.
The food in the hotel was pretty good and the service was very quick and well organised
The hotel itself is actually a three quarter of a mile walk along a tarred old railway track into the village of Aberfoyle where there is a tourist information centre and a couple of pubs and a few cafes.
Overall we had a great time enjoying local walks as the weather was brilliant.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Was meant to stay over after a dinner dance, but youngster wasn't welcome for the meal by the manager eat in the other restaurant she said.. So I cancelled my stay in the room and didn't go to the dinner dance...thanks very much your not child friendly at all. You should review your policy as it's going to affect your business a lot and there is no need for silliness like that. Let's see if it happens again in 2015 :( all new outfits had to be returned to the shop my wife is very angry with the manager and so am I..

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank David L
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

stayed here twice in last 5wks loved it staff are amazing and the rooms are great the second time was the the dinner dance weekend and it was great nite food was fab to will def go back here ,,, area amazing as well

Room Tip: thik all rooms are the same
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Violet G
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We booked a twin room for dinner dance weekend,the room was clean but could do with a lick of paint.The shower room was a good size but the shower cubicle was miniscule my wife just squeezed into the cubicle but I have a 52 inch waist and I could not get into the shower cubicle.There was also a problem with the hot water, we had to run the hot water tap for over 5 minutes before hot water came through.The food was decent and plentiful,but the breakfast buffet was a bit hit and miss as we had to wait along time for bacon and sausages to be put out by this time the eggs had been sitting on the hot plate.Overall it was good value for money.By the way do try the 2 hour cruise on Loch Katrine- stunning views.

Room Tip: Invest in an upgraded room I think they have air con as the standard rooms have not and the local mi...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Stirlingshire, Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3UX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Aberfoyle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Aberfoyle
Price Range: £51 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rob Roy Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rob Roy Hotel is situated at the gateway to the Trossachs in beautiful countryside where one of Scotland's most famous rogue's "Rob Roy McGregor" once roamed. The Hotel is an ideal centre for touring the Trossachs, Perthshire and the Highlands. The little picturesque village of Aberfoyle is just 1 mile from the Hotel and is host to three visitor centres, The Scottish Wool Centre, The David Marshall Lodge and the Scottish Tourist Board's very own Discovery Centre. The historic city of Stirling is only 18 miles away, and here you can find our sister hotel The King Robert, situated next door to The Bannockburn Centre, on the site of the famous battle. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rob Roy Aberfoyle
Rob Roy Hotel Aberfoyle, Scotland

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