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Arrochar Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Arrochar
Stirling, United Kingdom
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354 reviews
74 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful location”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

We spent a weekend in the Arrochar Hotel earlier this month which we booked through Easybreaks. This was a great hotel in a beautiful location on the shores of Loch Long. The staff were pleasant and helpful, the rooms were spacious and clean and our room had a wonderful view of the loch. We were half board and the food was plentiful and tasty, service in the dining room on the first night was a bit on the slow side but we were not in a hurry so not a problem for us. The hotel had entertainment on the Saturday night (singer) who was quite good. This is not a five star hotel but it doesn't pretend to be, it's a decent hotel giving excellent value for money, overall a very enjoyable break and we wouldn't hesitate to go back.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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DaveColll, General Manager at Arrochar Hotel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
A pleasure having you here. Thank you for the comments and we look forward to your return
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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Good value for money on a DBB inclusive rate. The rooms are modern and bright with comfortable beds and good bath and rainwater shower (at least in room 224). Breakfast was fine and dinner was quite good also; the restaurant has great views over the loch. The hotel is in a great position so if you get a room on the front the view is excellent. My rating is only average as the whole experience was let down by the bar and lounge area which have no atmosphere at all. Far too bright with big ceiling lights; a few small table lamps would improve things no end. It's also necessary to make your way past the smokers outside the main hotel entrance door which is not pleasant. Perhaps a designated area away from the hotel? The Village Inn down the road has a great atmosphere if you want a pre or post dinner drink.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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DaveColll, General Manager at Arrochar Hotel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Many thanks for your comments. We generally leave the lights on when people are eating and lower them when the music starts.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We recently stayed at The Arrochar Hotel for 2 nights. At £35 PP including (a good) breakfast, comfortable beds and a fantastic location, it's good value for money. The room was clean and the staff helpful. This is primarily an 'over-night bus tour' hotel but it was quiet and breakfast never felt over-crowded or too busy. The hotel seems to be run very efficiently.
On leaving, we saw in some of the more higher priced rooms(rooms 111 &112) and they looked excellent.
We ate on both evenings at The Village Inn nearby, which served good food at a reasonable price (approx £20 each). The highlight to our stay was hiring a bike for £13 at Tarbet and cycling to Luss along Loch Lomond and then taking a 30min boat cruise around the Loch for £6. Not that i'm obsessed with prices or anything!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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DaveColll, General Manager at Arrochar Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you for your comments. Our 2 star rating is a historical and due for upgrading.
We look forward to your return
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights on the first mori no hot water was told the boiler need tui up but still no hot water not very helpful on the second morning still no hot water this time the night potter informed use that it was a electric problem and the management new of this it was on the said of the hotel we were in and not fixed on sat we we were not told of this on the sat night or moved to a new room
On the sunday morning when we call the recipient desk the night potter said we could use a room on the first floor for a shower we would have to dress and go to this room and come back and dress we can use a room on the first floor we would have to get dressed and go to the first floor showed and than go back to the second floor room to finish off getting dressed for breakfast l think this was not good enough


Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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DaveColll, General Manager at Arrochar Hotel, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately, major mecahnical problems , which was fixed on Saturday but re occured sSat Night, is something we cannot account for especially over a weekend. We freed up four rooms for use of those affected by the problem but they cannot always be near your room.
appolgies once again
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38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Nicely situated on the banks of the loch, the hotel is, sadly, typical of so many depressing two and three-star hotels in Scotland, with cramped rooms and walls as thin as Kleenex. In the morning, oh, joy, there was no hot water, even though one followed the instructions to let the taps run. Frankly, one could have emptied the loch before a drop of hot water was likely to emerge. Check-in took an age, too.....

The place is adequate, if cheaply-bought; but for the bones of £60 a night one could expect, if not a palace, then better than this...

Stayed August 2014
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DaveColll, General Manager at Arrochar Hotel, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Many thanks for your comments. We treat all guest in the same manner and try to make their stay as comfortable as possible .
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We used the hotel on our way back from Ullapool. It is ideally situated not far from Glasgow with beautiful scenery . The hotel itself is a bit grotty, but the staff were very friendly. The coach parties seemed very happy, our room was basic but Ok. Needs some TLC!

Stayed July 2014
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Thank Dan E
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DaveColll, General Manager at Arrochar Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Had a great weekend here
Got 2 nights with breakfast which was lovely and an evening meal which was fab for £176.00 it's a bargain
great service beautiful views over loch long stunning too say the least lovely little hideaway a bit worn but has character and is very clean

Stayed November 2013
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DaveColll, General Manager at Arrochar Hotel, responded to this review, 27 July 2014
Glad you were able to enjoy the stunning location. We hope for your your return soon
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Property: Arrochar Hotel
Address: Main Street, | Argyll & Bute, Arrochar, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 7AA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Arrochar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Arrochar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Arrochar Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 78
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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