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Falls Of Lora
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Connel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay here. A bit behind the times but we were told that updating is planned. The bigger rooms in the main house are the best, but also the most expensive. Food is good and the restaurant is popular with locals, which is always a good sign. Makes a good base for both north and South of Oban and a trip to Mull and Iona.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

The Falls of Lora is one of my favorite hotels to stay at, another home from home, you get very well looked after by attentive friendly staff. The quality and choice of food spoils you I always want to try everything but not possible. This hotel is a good stopping off point on the way to the Highlands etc.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the front or for one of the individual boutique rooms if you are with a partner
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

This was our second trip to Scotland and we had to go back to the Falls of Lora Hotel, not just because it is my partner's middle name, but the hotel is lovely. We had the split-level suite upstairs for two nights, and it was well maintained and serviced. It is not often that you get to speak directly with the owner and hear about her travels seeing the Hotel is filled with momentos from all over the world. The Bistro food was good clean Scottish fare, however, the staff don't take constructive criticism very well - they would rather storm off than discuss the issue - but eating was only a small part of our stay. We enjoyed the old fashioned breakfast in the dining room with personal table service - just so elegant. Can't wait to go back a third time.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

This is one of my favourite hotels family run and a home from home. The rooms are very clean and comfortable with all you need for a good nights rest.
The menu in the restaurant is very good with a specials board with the days catch and chef's special.
We had two courses and were more than pleased with the quality and presentation of the food.
The beers and wine are very reasonably priced and excellent quality.

Room Tip: A room at the front has the best views but rooms at the back offer four posters and suite type rooms...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

We were camping in nearby Benderloch and popped in here to try a spot of lunch on a typically 'dreich' Scottish day! Hotel seemed quite grand and imposing from the outside with a steep set of concrete steps up to main front entrance. The interior is what I'd describe as old fashioned with a touch of grandeur. Lots of 70's floral wallpaper, floral soft furnishings, floral carpets etc, but welcoming nonetheless. We enquiries at the small reception desk about having some lunch and were directed through to the restaurant. Again quite old fashioned, lots of wood panelling, mirrored walls and artificial plants everywhere, but we were given a warm welcome from the lady in charge. We were the only ones in the restaurant so the service was great and quite personal, she brought out some crayons and colouring sheets for our kids which they loved. I had the fish and chips which was excellent. Massive portion and very fresh tasting, lovely light crisp batter, not greasy at all. My partner had the macaroni cheese which he couldn't finish as he said it tasted really oily and buttery. I had a little try of it and yes, it was very oily and buttery tasting (not very nice). The kids had chicken goujons with chips which were very nice. I would go back here, just a shame my partner didn't enjoy his food.

Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We dropped in here while on a camper van holiday last weekend and had a great meal in the hotel bistro. Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was great. My Pork and apple burger was delicious. Children's meals were good portions for reasonable prices. Would recommend if you're touring the area and will definitely go back if I have the chance.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

I am quite fond of the Falls of Lora hotel, having first visited it 25 years ago. Yes, some of the furnishings are dated, but on our last visit our room was spotless and had a refurbished bathroom. Everything in the room functioned as it should, and though the pine furnishings wont be to everyone's taste the hotel clearly has had money spent on it.

We ate in the restaurant one night, and though the food was as good as ever, we had two odd experiences.

It was busy, and potential diners were being asked to wait in the bar for over half an hour for a table. Meanwhile, reserved tables sat empty. At the end of our meal we moved to the bar. Soon after the owner came through, and ranted about a couple who were not vacating their table fast enough. Odd thing to do with a full bar, and I'd say actually asking them to relocate might have been more effective.

The weirdest part of our meal was the wine. We ordered a bottle along with out food, and we were soon shown the bottle, which was taken away to be opened. It did not re-appear. We asked about it after our starters, and were told the cork had broken and another bottle had to be found. A bottle eventually arrived, already open. Both of us thought it tasted very odd. So odd we didn't feel able to ask about our suspicions that the wine bore little resemblance to our expectations.

Once in the bar we examined the bottle to find it was a 2003 vintage, which could go some was to explaining the strange taste.

Easiest solution to this would be to ask to see the bottle opened at your table, to provide certainty you are getting what you paid for.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Falls Of Lora

Address: Connel Ferry, Connel, Oban PA37 1PB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban > Connel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Connel
Price Range: £94 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Falls Of Lora 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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