As a Family party of 6 we wanted to see parts of Scotland without the pain and worry of driving ourselves so we booked Lochs and Glens 6 day holiday at the Ardgartan Hotel. A previous tour of California and the wild west of USA on a coach was the last time on a coach 5 years ago so we knew in some ways what to expect as in time spent on a coach. On reading all the reviews for the Ardgartan Hotel we were already expecting a comfortable stay...and we have not come back disappointed. This has to be the best way to see Scotland.....yes agreed its a long journey from and back to Essex but we knew that when booking, but our driver Kevin was just brilliant and made the journey and trips out a pleasure with his great sense of humour mixed with very interesting commentary and this was appreciated by all on the Coach...you wont be disappointed!!
From the time of being welcomed on arrival then walking through the massive lounge area and having the bags in the rooms in double quick time we knew those review comments were spot on. The rooms were very nice with everything possible in place you could want and the mattress was firm and the best we have ever slept on...better than ours at home.
We had room 322 right in the middle and perfect view straight down Loch Long albeit the weather was not that kind during our stay but we can imagine what kind of view would be possible in Summer. But with snow visible on the Mountains when walking along the woodland walk below the Cobbler it was great to see. A trip to Ben Nevis was the highlight for us reaching 2000ft on Cable Car and stepping out in another world ...plenty of snow full of winter sports fantastic views.
Plenty of Wildlife and the scenery is simply breath-taking and with snow on the Glencoe, Ben Nevis and local mountains range it all makes the Holiday more enjoyable.
There is entertainment in the evening ...with a bit of fun and a daily quiz with Andy [Entertainments Manager] if you don't want that there is a Bar TV area, lounge or take a drink the comfortable lounge suites.
The Food at the Hotel was just simply first Class with plenty of choice for Breakfast and dinner we didn't have one complaint and I even tried the Haggis and Black pudding.
Special mention for all the waiting staff who all did a great job...its leaves a lasting impression and goes a long way these days.
I would like to thank all at The Ardgartan for a Memorable stay and Neil Wells [MD] you can be proud of all your staff they did a great job.
But the full marks for us go to Kevin The Driver...Thanks.
We will return to Lochs and Glens without a doubt.
Big Thank you for a great time had by all.
- Also Known As:
- Ardgartan Hotel Arrochar, Scotland