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Loch Long Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Arrochar
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100 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fantastic value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We have just returned from a 5 night break with Lochs and Glens holidays staying at the Loch Long hotel. This was our first experience of a coach tour and we were pleasantly surprised. The average age group on our coach was probably mid 50s - much lower than we had imagined. The coach was very comfortable and our driver Michael F was courteous, informative and helpful. One of our party had a nasty fall at one of the en route stops and he continually updated us on her progress whilst being treated by the paramedics.

On arrival at the hotel at 1900 hours in the evening ( some 10 hours after our pick-up in Lincolnshire ) the hotel trainee manager boarded the coach to welcome us and explain the meal arrangements and welcomed us to the hotel. Our bags were taken by the staff to our rooms (completely unexpected!). Throughout our stay the food and dining room service was excellent. There was always a good choice of food at dinner( 4 starter choices, 4 mains and 4 desserts) and the food was of excellent quality . Breakfast provided ample toast - white and brown - plus choices of porridge, cereals, kippers, juice and then backed up with eggs a variety of ways, full Scottish cooked breakfast or crumpets and jam. There was always vegetarian and gluten free meals available. Our hotel room was a reasonable size and was spotlessly clean and we could not fault the very comfortable bed. We were lucky enough to have a loch view room which did face the road but as we were out all day we were not bothered by the traffic and at night the road was quiet.

The tours on our trip included a trip on Loch Lomond, a visit to Loch Awe, Inverary, Dunoon, Glen Coe, Fort William and Edinburgh. There was fairly limited time in each place but this is a ' coach tour' after all and designed for guests to view scenery along the way. My only criticism was that the Edinburgh trip involved a coach journey of almost 3 hours to reach the city with a duration of 2.5 hours in the city and then a 3 hour journey back. As three coaches departed the hotel that day to Edinburgh - and not all were full - it may be worth the tour operator considering offering a shorter trip for example to Glasgow or Stirling, something I have suggested in the feedback.

The hotel provided entertainment for a few hours every night and although we did not experience this personally, there was certainly always a good audience. We chose instead to take an evening stroll around the loch and to the local pubs in Arrochar ( the Village Inn and the Bothy).

On our day of departure our bags were collected from our room and the staff provided - at a small charge - sandwiches and crisps for the return journey. As we left the hotel manager boarded the coach to thank us for staying at the hotel and wishing us a pleasant journey.

The organisation by the hotel and Lochs and Glens is excellent with meal times staggered according to coach departure and return times. Considering the hotel cater for around 150 guests they do an incredible job. Many more upmarket establishments could take a leaf out of the Loch Long hotels customer service - without exception the staff were friendly, courteous and helpful and made the holiday. Excellent value for money and a great way to see beautiful scenery whilst staying in a very comfortable and well run hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Just returned from a 4 night stay at Loch Long Hotel booked through Lochs and Glens self drive. Rooms in the hotel are very clean and spacious with comfortable beds, tea and coffee facilities and full bathroom. Breakfast and Evening meals were well cooked and enjoyable. Hotel operates two sittings at both breakfast and evening meal which works well. On arrival you are allocated a table which remains yours for the stay. Staff are extremely hardworking and helpful. Entertainment is put on each evening. Overall hotel is very well run which made our stay amazing. There is a pub across the road about 100 years called Ben Arthurs Bothy which is well worth a visit. Staff there are also friendly and helpful. Location of both is superb and would not hesitate to return.

Room Tip: Our room (114) had no view but was a very quiet room
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Lynda L
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Was not sure of what to expect from our 5 day holiday in Scotland. But was extremely happy with what we had. Room was fab, staff was excellent and the whole experience was amazing.
Our coach driver John was very friendly and helpful and there was never a dull moment on the trips with him. Just from this trip alone me and my family will be doing this again.
Though this trip is mainly for the older generation I do not think the younger generation should miss out on this whole experience.
Thanks again Lochs & Glens. Had a great time.

Room Tip: Make sure you go to the Gallery on the forth floor and take a camera, you will not regret it.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank AxelS761
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Stayed at this hotel from 15th - 19th July, wonderful trip from start to finish. Went with Lochs and Glens company and our driver was Colin, the journey was so smooth. Colin knew the area well and pointed out many sights and landmarks which we may have missed. The staff were very hard working and polite at all times and many of them had a great sense of humour, did not have to wait long for for food, it was always hot. I have recommended this hotel to many friends and family since my return home and they are booking for next year.

Room Tip: The disabled room we had had a good view of Loch Long.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank granny46312
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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Some parts of the hotel have been updated whereas , other parts need some attention ; mainly the bedrooms at the rear . The food is average but always more if required . The staff were very helpful and pleasant . The hotel it's self was spotless and comfortable ., also very comfortable beds. If however, you have a room 56 overlooking the Loch , you have traffic noise all night if your window is open ; also the sound of the entertainment underneath your room from 9p.m to 11p.m. every night .A wonderful atmosphere at the hotel from the friendly staff .
It is worth a visit for the price etc.

Room Tip: Go for it but be careful what room you chose . Some parts of the building are quieter , such as t...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank thomas w
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Grampian, Scotland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Travelled with a large group family and friends. Excellent value for money as usual from a Lochs and Glens Trip. Staff very friendly, helpful and hardworking. Some rooms were tired but led to believe they are in process of refurbishing. Only complaint was toilets next to function room, although spotless they had a musty smell. We had some first timers with us and they all had a great time. Our Bus driver Gordon was brilliant.

Room Tip: Rooms at front have a loch view. Higher floor room have been refurbished
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank laneytoot
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Just back from a 5 day holiday with Lochs and Glens holiday. Excellent value for money, coach driver Dan from Colluseum coaches was brilliant and the passion for his job shines through, showing us some treasures we would have missed but for his knowledge of the area, he had a great sense of humour too.the Hotel was comfortable food absolutely amazing for the price we paid,good choice at breakfast and dinner, staff were very professional and helpful and always had a smile and a laugh. Excursions were very good, hotel very clean and comfortable would definately go again. Superb value.
Also met a great crowd of people on the coach, we had a brilliant week and will go again, nothing to complain about at all, it except going home. The daily quiz from reception is a must.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front over look the loch, rooms at the side overlook trees.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank brendabecky
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Property: Loch Long Hotel
Address: | Main Road, Arrochar, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 7AA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Arrochar
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Arrochar
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Hotel Class:3 star — Loch Long Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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