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Claymore Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Arrochar
Reviewed 28 December 2011

Staying in this hotel at the moment and its terrible, the location is superb, the room are small and out of date, they smell of damp and are cold. I would not stay here again. Its very noisy, i did witness one member of staff being rude and argumentative to a guest. We ask if we could move rooms because we are next to function room and was told they would get back to us but never did. Very very poor...

Room Tip: Do not stay here
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank steve s
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

Overall good value for what we paid for 4 nights/bed and board, entertainment and 2 trips with National Holidays. A warm traditional Scottish welcome on arrival and a friendly farewell from a Hotel member of staff. Hotel public areas were good BUT our bedroom and the overall decor especially in the bedroom corridors were EVERY floor creaked, badly worn carpets, dated wall decor, doors, light fitments, bedrooms/bathrooms furnishings all dated and tatty. Cotton bed sheets/pillow casings and towels clean but bedspreads looked old and unclean. Heating in bedroom off during the day and on beween about 6pm and off at about 10pm leaving rooms very cold and unwelcoming. Restaurant staff service and food BRILLIANT. Front of House staff good, except for one called Elaine who we thought was very bossy with guests and loved her own stage stardom whilst entertaining a captive audience, personally just not our cup of tea. Our experience at the Claymore Hotel was worthwhile because the Restaurant staff were brilliant, hardworking and very friendly and helpful, the National Holiday drivers were informative and friendly.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Bridie M
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

Went here on 4 night National Holidays A/Inclusive.Food very good,staff excellent,room very basic but heating turned off during day[this was December] Drinks deal very good-free bar 7.30/10.30.Would go again but not to freeze in winter or summer[midges]

Room Tip: Loch view rooms cost extra,no lifts to upper floors
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank jostuGateshead
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

This was by far the best hotel I have ever stayed in! The best by miles with National holidays and the best in its catagory out of the rest! The staff especially the manager were friendly, polite, welcoming and did everything to make your stay memorable for all the right reasons :D. The hotel being in Scotland was the icing on the cake, fab! The food was lovely, the best lasagne in Britain haha (found in Arrochar). I think the negative reviews on here must be getting mixed up with another hotel because if you choose the Claymore in Arrochar your getting the best....best price, service, food, views, etc. STAY HERE

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a loch view or if you can't manage stairs ground floor as theres no lift
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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6  Thank Taryn C
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

We booked this holidays through national holidays n it was awesome experience for us....
Me my wife n our 3 frnds were stay in this hotel frm 18th nov -21nov n we enjoyed every bit of it...let me start with senic views- I requested the room with lake view facing n they gave me one.... So guys if u r looking. For good bigger spacious senic view with a bath tub u need to book room 001....we had 3 rooms 001,002 & 525.....the rooms are good value for money....
The location of this hotel is amazing as it is just opposit to the lake... It's very beautiful through out the day.... The weather is awesome & chilly....beautiful greenery.....
About the breakfast they had very good range for breakfast... But as our group was vegetarian they had special veg sausages with baked beans....variety in juices.... Lastly a very special thanks to Rachel who made our stay very good.... She was very friendly in welcoming us the day of arrival I requested vegetarian food... Which she promised to serve us in our entire stay.... It people like Rachel who makes u feel like coming back to hotel again....
The entertainment was very nice there people who sing some small kids who perform scotish traditional dance for charity....bingo.... followed by free 3 hours bar.... The people who are very very..... Very young at heart....." Guys I miss u all" n sorry to write so late.... As I promised to all I m gonna post some pictures of all of u !!!!!
N if u can't remember me then the best way is a man with camera who loved u all !!!!
Last but not least a special thanks to all the staff from Claymore hotel n thanks to national holidays for showing us heaven on earth "A Beautiful Scotland "

  • Stayed: November 2011
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2  Thank Diwateswapnil
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

Hello everyone who travelled with National Holidays from 5/12/11 - 09/12/11, its the weather girls here! There were some excellent points to this holiday - one being our driver, Ron who is an excellent driver through all I can describe as adverse weather conditions!! Ron also had a fantastic sense of humour and an infectious laugh!
The staff in the hotel are also worth a mention as they are friendly and efficient, particularly in the dining room.
The location of the hotel (facing Loch Long) is great!
My room was small but adequate and I didn't like the idea of a sheet, blanket and throw - duvets are preferable. Also, the pillows had no pillow protection which I didn't like neither, that said, they were immaculate.
The food was plentiful but basic. The free bar was great and so was the entertainment each night!

Overall, we had a great holiday, plenty of laughs and met some lovely people.

Room Tip: Pay the supplement for a Loch View
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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4  Thank joperada
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Birthday treat for myself and my partner! wasnt the treat we expected, the brochure and the photos make it look like a real retreat but in reality it is grotty, dismal, in desperate need of a decorate and the food is like something a 6yr old would serve up (Wafer thin meat, slimy frozen carrots and a salad consisting of lettuce and an egg). We have stayed in a few hotels with National Holidays and although some have been slightly ropey they are by no way as bad as this one. The damp feeling in the older side of the hotel smells of wet dogs and the carpets are vile. We decided not to go on any of the inclusive trips as the driver known as Dave with National Holidays was miserable, irritable and very very rude to my partner as we got off the coach once home (not happy). On a brighter note we met some fantastic people who we will remain in touch with and they made the weekend well worth it and enjoyable thank goodness because after a 10hour trip we needed a little light at the end of the tunnel.

Room Tip: Newer part of the hotel has better heating
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank CarolineR6405
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Address: Arrochar, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 7BB, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Arrochar
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Arrochar
Number of rooms: 96
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Claymore Hotel Arrochar, Scotland

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