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“Friendly,Spotless and Very Good Quality and Value for the money”

Empire Travel Lodge
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Empire Travel Lodge
Ranked #2 of 9 Lochgilphead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Prestwick, Scotland
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54 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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“Friendly,Spotless and Very Good Quality and Value for the money”
Reviewed 27 April 2011

Arrived in the early evening at the Empire Travel Lodge about an hour after booking from the car whilst touring mid Argyll for a short break. We were met by the owners Jim and Ele whose warm, open and friendly welcome was genuine and unpretentious.

The bedroom was modern and brightly decorated and spotlessly clean in every area. The breakfast was excellent in both quantity and quality and was served with a smile. I thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and approach of both the owners who obviously take a pride in their business. After asking for a recommendation for an evening meal I was directed to a nearby pub where the meal was first class and reasonably priced.

If you area touring or staying in the mid Argyll, Lochgilphead area you will find it hard to find accommodation of this standard, quality and value for the money.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2010

At very short notice during terrible weather, the owners of this hotel arranged for me to stay despite the fact that they were stuck elsewhere. The room was spacious, pleasantly decorated with a good size en-suite. It was also well equipped with nice touches like an iron and ironing board. Really good value for money and vastly superior to anywhere else I have stayed in locally. The Empire Lodge will be the hotel I use from now on, in Lochgilphead. I enjoyed a relaxed stay.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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Marbella
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2010

Helpful and friendly owners and staff.
Clean, warm and comfortable rooms.
Great breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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1 Thank DSAIslay
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Manchester
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 November 2010

Quiet location, very clean big rooms, good breakfast, very well run establishment.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2010

A warm welcome says a lot about this place and it doesnt stop there. The rooms are large and have all the amenities you could ask for. Breakfast is also very nice, it also comes with some great service! Thank you for an enjoyable and warm stay, we hope to pass through again in the years to come!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2010

We stayed as a party of 3 as we were cyling from Lands' End to John O'Groats. The accomodation was perfect and we found the hosts to be expecially accommodating and helpful. Would strongly recommend this place, and if I am in the area again, I will definitely return. The breakfasts were equally faultless.

There is a good local pub nearby which is worth a visit in the evenings, which serves decent evening meals.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2010

I stayed here with two friends during our trip from Land's End to John O'Groats.
After a long day cycling, Jim and Ele were very attentive ensuring we had everything we needed, including washing and drying our soaked through clothes and lending us dry shoes to go into the town in! Ele also kindly got up to cook us breakfast extremely early so that we could head out as the sun rose to make sure we were at our next stop before dark.
The rooms were very comfortable with plenty of room and the WIFI was very helpful for us to plan the next day. Rooms were good value and I'd recommend to any other LEJOG traveller.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Empire Travel Lodge

Property: Empire Travel Lodge
Address: Union Street, Lochgilphead PA31 8JS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Lochgilphead
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Lochgilphead
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Empire Travel Hotel Lochgilphead
Travel Lodge Scotland
Empire Travel Lodge Lochgilphead, Argyll And Bute

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