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Loch Awe Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Loch Awe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Yet another great holiday with Lochs and Glens staying at their Loch Awe hotel.
The hotel is a great place to stay,our room was large with a huge bathroom complete with a big
shower cubicle.
The room was clean and well decorated it looks as if lots of money has been spent on the rooms
since we were there last
All the staff are really friendly and very polite and cannot do enough for you.
Evening entertainment was very good as usual.
The food was excellent and served efficiently and politely.
The Lochs and Glens drivers we had are very good especially Peter



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Room Tip: Try and get one at the front as these look down the Loch room numbers 100-109 and 200-2009
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4  Thank chris g
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

This is a marvellous- looking old railway hotel in a spectacular setting at the side of the loch. Inside, it is more about faded splendour and could certainly do with an update. The best room was the cosy games room with its huge bay window overlooking the loch, where we played Scrabble and Trivial Pusuit to avoid the fairly dire entertainment. My room was very shabby but clean and comfortable. The food was standard hotel run of the mill fare, but plentiful and with several different choices. I resent previous reviewers' comments about pensioners - we're not all old fogies with no teeth living in the past. By anyone's standards, this hotel offers excellent value for money. You get what you pay for and this place delivers accordingly. My son and his wife who were also in our party (not nearly of pensionable age) were also very satisfied.

Don't come here on a business trip as phone and Internet connections were very bad.

Room Tip: Avoid first floor rooms above the function room - they vibrate in time to the music which is so loud...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Judith M
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Just returned from a Lochs & Glens Holiday to this hotel which we booked after reading all the rave reviews on this site, and all I can say was how EXTREMLY disapointed were.
We had a 12 hour coach trip we expected as we have been to Scotland many times before the driver John hardly spoke, was the most miserable driver we have ha d in over 20 years of coach holidays.
On arrival we had requested a Loch view room and the only view we had were had were had were a few trees, the room was small and bare, with no bath with a small TV, on the first floor, up a very steep flight of stairs, we requested a changed of rooms and were given a room on the ground floor overlooking the roads.
There was no phones in the rooms no mobile signal signal and night porter, so if you require help in the middle of you are left to your own devices.
They also do not provide shampoo, shower gel etc in the bathroom.
The selection of draught beers in the bar is poor with all the lower end of brands and bottles very highly priced as they are in all hotels.
Food is fair as this hotel caters for the coach trade it only offers one menu and the main menu is simular to school dinners.
Evening entertainment was also poor a different keyboard player every evening.
The staff were good and rooms clean but hotel one star and past its sell by date, and John should be driving for Stagecoach!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank valmerthyr
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We stayed in September as self drive guests in this hotel which largely caters for coach trips. The coach trip guests get the good rooms, self drivers get the smaller rooms without a view, however its such good value (we paid £26.00 per person per day inc breakfast and evening meal) that its worth missing out on the view and just using the room as a base to visit the areas around the stunning Loch Awe. Tv's in every room, we had a bath but some rooms only have showers so you may need to specify if you have a preference. Tea and coffee with a kettle are provided in the rooms, the room coffee is much nicer than the dining room coffee. The self drivers have to fit in around the coach trippers though, so you have set times for meals based on this. The staff and service , mostly eastern Europeans, were excellent, polite and very efficient, rooms cleaned daily and fresh towels every day. The food is catered for the largely elderly clientele, breakfast and dinner portions are small, with limited choice and nothing that would harm a denture, so expect lots of mashed potato, sliced meat and sponge pudding and custard. Again, its so cheap that you can afford to miss dinner and eat out if you are inclined. Evening entertainment, again catered to pensioners, mostly someone on a keyboard singing 50's and 60's music, but if you choose to miss it, you cant hear it in the rooms and the performances are 9pm to 11pm only. Drinks at the bar are reasonable, a pint costing £2.90-£3.00 and a short £2.50 with a mixer at 25p. Places to visit; Sealife Sanctuary, approx. 12.00 each, but you can return all week. (seals and otters), Inverary, Loch Fyne, Oban, Loch Etive, Arduaine Gardens, Loch Melfort and the Argyll Coast, Ben Cruachan Power Station is well worth a visit, think James Bond with tropical plants, Inverawe Smokehouse, not much to see, but worth going to as you leave to pick up some lovely fish to take home (they pack it in a cool bag for you). Most Lochs run boat trips for about 15.00 per head so you can see wild seal colonies or look for golden eagles on Loch Etive, wrap up warm if its a dull day though and ring to book as they run when they have the custom, not all the time. Loch Awe and surrounding areas are a lovely, peaceful place to unwind and stunningly beautiful, even in poor weather, so this holiday is for those seeking peace and tranquillity.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank carina e
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

On route to Inveraray, we stopped for lunch on our coach trip at the beautiful Loch Awe Hotel on Loch Awe. We had sandwiches for lunch and as the bar was open we decided to have a beer too. The weather was lovely and mild and we sat outside taking in the stunning view, beautiful scenery as far as the eye can see. I could have happily stayed there until dusk. We could see the 15th century ruins of Kilchurn Castle across the Loch. Great photo opportunity.

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1  Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

freindly staff nice food but we stayed in room 2 which had veiws of the bins the window was screwed shut so no air and after 6 in morning banging doors with deliv eries etc allso could here tumble dryers or washing machines till late veiws of lake beautifull

Room Tip: do not choice room 2
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Judith F
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

This is our second visit to this hotel. We traveled on a 5 day last minute holiday with Lochs and Glens.
This hotel has a perfect setting beside the loch. Some rooms have this view unfortunately ours did not on this visit, however our view was pleasant towards the road with a wood beyond not a problem as you can see the Loch from all the public areas, which are in turn well furnished with comfortable chairs. Good well stocked bar at reasonable prices for an hotel.
The food was excellent with a good choice. They seem to cater for all tastes etc. Nothing is too much trouble for all the staff, these hard working people need a special mention as they are first class.
I am not an evening entertainment person so cannot comment on this. A chat with other guests and a couple of drinks is the order of the day making use of the comfortable chairs and Loch views.
Our room was spotless, well furnished for a 5 day stay. The shower room was large and to me appeared brand new. Everything worked perfectly.
I must say every thing was perfect so what more can I say. My wife is also over the moon with the place and service.

Room Tip: Ask for a Loch view but don't worry to much as the views as I said can be viewed from all public...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank AlanC470
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Address: Loch Awe PA33 1AQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Loch Awe
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Loch Awe
Number of rooms: 86
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