We stayed here for our friends anniversary (they were married in the Winnock 4 years ago) We had Room 74 at the rear of the hotel which had its own balcony which was quite large, had firm mattress and the only thing i could fault was maybe the floor boards being a bit creaky or the door vibrating slightly when anyone went through the hall doors. This did not impact on our sleep though and with the age of the hotel and the service we experienced will make allowances for that.
We arrived and the reception lady was dealing with a couple who had a complaint about their room, while trying to organise a manager to come down to deal with that and check us in the printer was not working properly. Hats off to her though as she was able to 'grin and bear it' and get us checked in reasonably quickly.
The meal we had in the restaurant was perfect. Had the Cullen Skink for starter, Rib Eye for mains, and it was not over cooked and fell apart when cutting into it, and finally honeycomb cheesecake for desert.
Was able to charge all of this back to my room with no fuss including the drinks as a surprise for our friends.
I did notice the couple from earlier appeared to be having an issue with their booking, but they shared the same surname as another guest in there at the time who had already been served and left.
We had one of the guests had lit up a cigarette in their room close to 4am and it set off the fire alarm, cannot blame the hotel for this as the night duty person had to go and check the zone before he can turn it off. I do think those guests should be able to be named and shamed as i would loved to have had a chat the next morning and i think a lot of others would to :)
Breakfast was of a high standard, and enjoyed a typical scots breakfast with Haggis, black pudding, tattie scone etc. Very tasty and not greasy. Had some marmalade and black berry jam on my toast to finish off. The couple from last night were having problems again selection available at the continental breakfast as we were finishing up so i guess bad things come in 3's or it just wasn't their day
One negative would be that the WiFi was not working apart from in one small area of the hotel, and not back to the rooms. 3G was available near the window of the room and only 1 bar of reception n the phones.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Winnock Hotel dates back to the late 1700’s and throughout history has always offered lodging to weary travelers passing through by Loch Lomond and the Trossachs areas.Formerly a coaching inn, The Winnock hotel has been lovingly restored and tastefully extended to its present day form. Offering 73 bedrooms, cosy lounges; many with open log fires, a characterful restaurant, function room and public lounge bar, the hotel has many things in common with its historic counterpart with one striking similarity - friendly, welcoming service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Winnock Hotel Drymen, Scotland