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Dreadnought Hotel
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Callander
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Horrible place to stay”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

This hotel may seem nice in the picture but when you get there you will be disgusted. I paid quite a lot of money to stay in this hotel and when I got there it was like staying in a hostel. The staff were very unpleasant and the rooms were very dirty and had no life. Decor was old fashioned and furniture was just holding together.

Do not stay here!!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

My family and i stopped in Callender for a meal and ended up In McNabs bar. The inside has obviously been updated recently and we had a warm welcome from the barman. The food was excellent and portions were a good size.
The back area to the toilets is looking very dates and could do with a change but didnt detract from a good visit. WE will use this place again on our next visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

when i first read the reviews i was a little anxious i had booked this hotel, we stayed for a night when we were walking the Rob Roy way, very central location.

the price you pay £49,bed and breakfast is very good, alright it is a bit tired as a hotel but this is not 5 star and the hotel is over a hundred years old, staff are very helpful and friendly, we had no problems whatsoever, breakfast was good with the staff all trying to be prompt and helpful.

i would stay here again no problems,

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Maybole, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We visited the Dreadnought Hotel for the second time this year on Saturday 9th November. This time we stayed in a double room which was clean & comfortable. When we arrived I asked at reception for an extra blanket as it was very frosty outside & the manager delivered it to our room personally about 5 minutes later. We will visit this hotel again & again!!! Thanks for making our stay enjoyable :D

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

This hotel is in dire need of updating. The rooms very uncomfortable, cold, sticky old carpeting, spider in the bed, rusty bath, depressing hallways.
The breakfast was ok on a plus side, and the bar area was nice, but that's the only thing that was nice in this hotel,,,,,, horrible will never return !!!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

My husband and myself visited this hotel a few years ok. Always had a great time. We were quite surprised when we arrived to see that the entertainment lounge is now a restaurant (macnabs) and there was no entertainment on even though outside it says live entertainment every weekend. Spoke to a gentleman and asked about entertainment but his reply was it just depends I asked about future entertainment and his reply was again I can't say it just depends. Even though I told him we were hoping to come up for my mother in laws 50th and that a lot of us would be coming up he made no effort to even check. Room was freezing even though there was two heaters in it. Basic aswell. Bed was comfortable which was good. Although it wasn't it was a double bed it was two singles pushed together. Decided to have dinner in restaurant waited a while and it wasn't worth the wait. The macaroni cheese was very bland no taste at all. And the garlic bread was burnt definitely not worth the wait. My husbands burger was small with a dry roll and dried up coleslaw with no dressing which tasted like it had been lying ages. It was also freezing in there too no fire lit. A lot of people were going to there room and putting jumpers on. The hotel staff didn't seem to care. The sky also wasn't working and the men fixing it looked like a bunch of cowboys. Who didn't have much of a clue. We ended up going along to another bar as it was so cold and boring in hotel. Breakfast well we waited 45 minutes on it then when it came it was all dried up. Left most of it. It's such a shame as this used to be such a great hotel. We always enjoyed our stay. Now it seems not so friendly or enjoyable. I think they really one of the halls for entertainment. I think a lot of people going there after not being for a few years would be shocked.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Largs, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Where do I begin ok well yes it was on a budget and we took our dog so maybe this is why we did not get a nice room. The room we were in was small and dirty the bed was very uncomfortable full of lumps and bumps that neither of us slept at all, the wall were marked above the bed the paintwork was all chipped and there was a strange odour. The bathroom was disgusting again the paintwork was all chipped and bottom of shower screen was black . The toilet did not flush properly and when did it took ages to fill. It certainly needs a lot work to bring this hotel up to scratch. The bar was ok and the food in the bar was ok. The breakfast was ok although the coffee was freezing and the toast hard and cold obviously made a while before we came down. We cut our stay short as all we wanted to do was get home . Both very disgruntled and tired will certainly not be staying there again

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dreadnought Hotel
Address: Leny Road, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8AN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Callander
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Callander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Dreadnought Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally built in the 17th Century by the Chieftain of the clan McNab as a hostelry for his fellow clasnmen travelling to the north, the Dreadnought has remained an important landmark as well as retaining a distinctive character of its own. From the wood panelled lounge bar to the architecturally listed stained glass windows, the Dreadnought has a very unique atmosphere. Centrally situated in the popular town of Callander, the 17th Century Dreadnought Hotel successfully combines the attractions of history with modern day comfort. Callander is the gateway to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, making it an ideal destination for a Scottish break. ... more   less 
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