Although I am Scottish I had never been to most of Scotland's lochs. Well I decided to remedy this and took a couple of days of work and drove up there. I was unsure of the hotel that I had booked, as I'd never been there, but all doubts went from the moment I drove into the hotel's car park. Not only was the external of the hotel clean and well maintained the view was amazing! Her indoors was very impressed and as this was a wee treat for her that was a bonus, she even went quiet for a wee while!! Check-in was swift and courteous and we had been up graded to a family room, I'm not slim so I liked that. Decor and room in general was clean and well presented. After we unpacked, I supervised, we went down to the lounge bar and were greated with complimentary home-made tablt, home-made shortbread and a gentleman's measure of 17 year old Glengoyne whisky. A great touch. I've worked in the hospitality business most of my life and it's kind of second nature to observe other hotels/ bars/ restaurants but if I were looking to find fault I couldn't. The welcome was great and the staff very knowledgable and happy. You'd be surprised how much differnce a little smile makes. Bossman Scott is a brilliant host and as for his daft dug, well you'll just have to go and meet Hector yourself. Very nice breakfast and our evening meals were great. We had a good laugh in the bar with some guys from Paisley, I think, who had been up to do snow-boarding at Glencoe resort. We visited there the day after, not very far and great scenery, I'd just like to take this opportunity to say sorry to all the drivers who were stuck behind a slow Corolla but I was just taking in the scenery. The only down side was having to leave. Her indoors is already making plans to return and to stay in the lodges next time. Although there is a local train station if you are there for more than 1 day I'd advise taking the car as there is so much to see.
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