In brief: Really weird apartment setup, positively stupid design of the shower, cheap plastic and polyester furnishings everywhere, and no wifi at all; however, a decent breakfast, a beautiful view of Loch Lomond, and a nice comfortable bed made our stay here enjoyable enough.
The host Patrick was a delightful Irish gent full of silly jokes and quips. He was a memorable character and a pleasant conversationalist. He seemed very sincere in providing for his patrons.
The room, or really apartment, that we were given had a very odd design. The bedroom was upstairs and separate from a downstairs living room unit and bathroom. We had a very nice view of Loch Lomond, with ducks quacking around and boats rising and falling on the gentle swells. The setting was ideal. The bed was comfortable, and standard double with a thick duvet. The furnishings were pretty cheap though, with things like polyester cushions everywhere and curtain rod ends that would fall off when you moved the curtains. Incidentally, our place did have a really nice Danish-style leather recliner that was quite comfortable.
The real drag was the bathroom. When you shower, the entire bathroom becomes drenched in water because: A) there was not shower curtain or door, just a little 2' wall that protruded from the wall, and B) the seam between the tub and the wall channeled water onto the floor just in front of the door. We had to put all of the spare towels on the floor to keep from making a giant mess, and generally showering there was pretty uncomfortable. The toilet was the same standard British number that flushes poorly, splashes you on the butt, and cannot accommodate an adult man sanitarily. But then again, those terribly designed toilets are everywhere in the UK. At least the sink didn't make you choose between scalding or freezing water. They did provide toiletries, but we didn't use them.
The breakfast was standard for a good B&B. Hot french press coffee or tea, juice, or milk, a selection of cereals, and hot meals well-prepared by the hosts. Enough to really get your day off to a good start. I would say that the coffee was pretty weak, but I think that's probably the preference of most of Culag's clientele.
Generally, Culag is in an amazing location of Loch Lomond, and both the 'bed' and 'breakfast' parts were adequate. It was all the other details that failed to impress, and to me 3/5 means average. Culag was just that: fine, but not particularly memorable. It should probably continue to do well as a business, though, because of it's great location on bonnie Loch Lomond.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Picturesque guest house on the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. Stunning views of Ben Lomond .Ideal for walking,cycling & boating Full breakfast served in the conservatory Free wi-fi & car parking ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Culag Lochside Guest House Hotel Luss
- Culag Lochside Guest House Luss, Scotland