The Claymore is situated at the head of Loch Long in the small village of Arrochar. The hotel is totally geared up to the coach parties that frequent it, from National Holidays and I wouldn’t really recommend it for a couple’s holiday as you’ll probably feel a bit out of place with the groups from the bus tours.
The hotel is a little tired (xxxx bathrooms rather than designer wet rooms) but it is clean and tidy enough. The dining is very much catered for the bus groups, which means that as soon as you have ordered it, your meal arrives (being pre-prepared). Having said that, we couldn’t complain at all about the food as it was very tasty and you got plenty of choice. Cheap and cheerful I think would be the best description. After mealtime there was entertainment each night, which were of varying capabilities!
As well as the hotel bar (which has free happy hour, or three, if you have bought that option) there are a further two pubs in Arrochar. Each one is about half a mile maximum, each way from the Claymore along the loch side. Other than that there are only a couple of small shops in Arrochar and the stunning views of the loch and the mountains.
All in all a pleasant weekend with plain but clean rooms, cheap & cheerful food and absolutely stunning location.
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- Claymore Hotel Arrochar, Scotland