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“you get what you pay for” 3 of 5 stars
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Rob Roy Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Stirlingshire, Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3UX, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Aberfoyle
west lothian
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“you get what you pay for”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

just returned from the rob-roy after a one night stay.
this hotel has the potential to be a first class hotel,but alas the owners are missing this.
the rooms are clean but in need of a coat of paint and general upgrading.
the bar area is fine and the restaurant is pleasant. young staff are A1. meals good.
its such a shame that this 2 star hotel could well be a 4 ,with some money spent on it.
great location. peacefull. short walk to aberfoyle.
i would go back, but only if upgrading was done.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wiltshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

Three of us stayed here for three nights in June while doing some survey work in the surrounding forests.
The buildings are not the most welcoming covered in the traditional grey spray grit finish. The rooms we had were comfortable and yes, as previous reviewers have said, dated. The beds were good and the shower etc was ok. The TV wasn't the greatest but I wasn't really watching it for anything other than the news and weather.
The food was fine, good breakfasts and a good choice in the evenings for dinner. Portions were good sized and the all the staff pleasant and helpful.
The bar was fine and yes the evening entertainment may not be London Palladium standard but the coach parties were enjoying themselves and for us it was a free bonus.
Yes there are nicer hotels there also a lot, a lot worse as we discovered when we went to Dunkeld later in the week.
The thing at the Rob Roy is that it is great value. It is very hard to get a comfortable B & B with an evening meal for under £30 per person, with easy parking and a quiet location.
We went onto Dunkeld where we paid £45 a night for B & B in a hotel of supposed higher standard but was in reality far worse.

Well done Rob Roy you provided a friendly place to stay and if I'm in the area I will stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Central Scotland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2009

Stayed at the Rob Roy for 3 nights on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis. It cost £30 p.p.p.n

The bedrooms are in a different building from the reception, bar and restaurant. The room was clean and tidy but the furniture was rather old and dated as was the soft furnishings. There was a portable tv and hospitality tray but I was rather surprised to note that there was no hairdryer.

The bathroom consisted of a shower cubicle but no bath which was not a problem for us. The towels were not the best. They were clean but there was no real pile to them and they felt rough rather than soft but did do the job.

The restaurant was ok. The dinner menu had 3 or 4 choices for each course except the soup which was a take it or leave it option. The starters were a bit retro. There was boiled egg and tuna mayo or hot veg filled voul a vent in a cream sauce one evening. There was always 1 choice of soup as a 2nd course but don't expect anything too traditional as on night 1 it was cauliflower, night 2 carrot & lentil and night 3 tomato & ginger. As my husband is quite fussy he asked for an orange juice instead of the soup and the staff were happy to oblige. The peach melba was served in the stainless steel style bowls that my mother used in the 1970's.

The food was of an acceptable standard. The breakfast consisted of bran or corn flakes, grapefruit segments or porridge, tea or coffee, toast and then the usual cooked options.

The restaurant staff were very polite, efficient , attentive and nothing was too much trouble for them.

The hotel lies on the outskirts of the village of Aberfoyle but a path cuts through the hotel gardens which leads to a riverside walkway which takes about 20/25 mins to walk into Aberfoyle itself. I would not recommend walking along the roadside to the village as much of it is without pavements.

Overall it was acceptable for the money we paid and if you are looking for clean but basic accommodation and aren't too fussy about what you eat and most importantly on a budget then the Rob Roy may just be the place for you.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ayrshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

I was unfortunate enough to stay at this hotel with a group from my husbands work for an event organised by the social club. the hotel was very tired, the furniture was falling apart, there were hole in the sheets, the food was apalling and there was hardly a Scottish face in sight. The hotel appeared to be run by asian teenagers whose grip on the english language was sketchy to say the least!. The one Scot working there was apparently the 'bar manager' (and I use the term manager very loosely) who was also a surly git.
The band (if you could call then a band) were like the chuckle brothers and played music to sllit your wrists by.
All I can say about this break was I am glad someone else was paying for it (including the drinks). I would have been really hacked off if I had booked this myself and had to shell our my hard earned cash for what was no more than a Butlins chalet.

  • Stayed June 2009
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Loughborough
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

A party of four of us (including a disabled lady) stayed here for two nights and the only fault we could find was that the room decor was starting to get slightly grubby and tired, but to be honest was no worse than many hotels we have stayed in, otherwise the rating would be 5/5 for everything. The dinners were plentiful and excellent, both from the table d'hote and the bar menu, the service outstanding and the breakfasts were also very good. The staff were friendly and helpful and our stay was superb value for money. If we are ever in the Aberfoyle area again we would have no hesitation in returning to this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2009

We go here every year and we love this place its no 5 star hotel but the food is great and we always have a great night,the entertainment is good but you have to have the good mix at the night,we have been lucky as every time we go we all have a great time,and for 100 pounds a night for two this includes dinner and breakfast,aslo band.
overall go if your not fussy on decor but like to have fun

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

Had a lovely long weekend here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Good variety of food every night, and full Scottish breakfasts, served by happy helpful staff. Rooms very clean, albeit a bit old fashioned, with great showers and plently of towels. We had absolutely no complaints at all and would definately return.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Stirlingshire, Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3UX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Aberfoyle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Aberfoyle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rob Roy Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rob Roy Hotel is situated at the gateway to the Trossachs in beautiful countryside where one of Scotland's most famous rogue's "Rob Roy McGregor" once roamed. The Hotel is an ideal centre for touring the Trossachs, Perthshire and the Highlands. The little picturesque village of Aberfoyle is just 1 mile from the Hotel and is host to three visitor centres, The Scottish Wool Centre, The David Marshall Lodge and the Scottish Tourist Board's very own Discovery Centre. The historic city of Stirling is only 18 miles away, and here you can find our sister hotel The King Robert, situated next door to The Bannockburn Centre, on the site of the famous battle. ... more   less 
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Rob Roy Aberfoyle
Rob Roy Hotel Aberfoyle, Scotland

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