We wanted somewhere for a one night stop over and this was a cheap deal.
At £94 per couple for dinner, bed and breakfast we weren't expecting too much. However, a room you could swing a cat in with sheets that fit the bed, a bathroom door that locks, a shower head that didn't drop down and face the wall, pillows you could actually get some sleep on and a mattress that didn't flatten to the base when you sat on it would have been appreciated. We had the smallest shower room I've ever seen in a hotel! The towel rail was above the toilet therefore very difficult to reach and with the risk of dropping them into the toilet!
The dinner was acceptable for the cost although there were quite a few items no longer available. It would have helped if the waitress had managed to raise a smile. When we had our (very nice) breakfast, the plate with toast was placed on top of the plate with the butter and jam on it! Nothing really wrong with that but just a bit random!! The coffee finally arrived with no apologies for it being forgotten.
The singer in the bar area in the evening was not very good at singing the correct words or at hitting the high or the low notes. The bar was very nice and bright and airy with beautiful views across the loch. The dining room shared the same lovely view.
The girl on reception (she didn't have a name badge on) was exceptional and saved this review from hitting rock bottom. She managed to source me two extra pillows and was extremely helpful when we asked about walks around Arrochar. She was very knowledgeable and highlighted the routes we could take. She was a shining light for this hotel.
If you don't mind basic accomodation at a basic price then go for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Magnificently situated at the very foot of the ‘Arrochar Alps’ on the shores of Loch Long, the Arrochar Hotel is only two miles from Loch Lomond and is ideal for a relaxing break or great to discover some of Europe’s finest scenery. A warm welcome awaits guests. Step into the former coaching inn and soak up the peace and tranquillity for which the Scottish Highlands are famous. Guests can relax with a fine malt whisky in the lounge bar, before dining in the restaurant with magnificent Loch Views The nearby harbour at Balmaha is ideal for sailing and water sports and there is a championship golf course at Loch Lomond. Walking and hiking are also popular activities in the area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arrochar Hotel Scotland