Stayed here for the night whilst en route to Adnamurchan. We stayed in the Lodge and the room was very nice - a lot bigger than I thought it would be. It had a massive four poster bed which was fantastic and the bathroom was huge. Whole room was very clean and nicely decorated. Dinner in the bar was average - just standard pub food which was served to us about 5 minutes after we'd ordered it so definitely just your average 'ping' meal. Nothing to write home about but OK. Good selection of whiskies and beers. The Drovers Blonde is very good. We stayed on a Saturday night and the bar was very overcrowded. People were being shifted from their seats as soon as they'd finished their meals to accommodate other diners so it felt a bit uncomfortable - like sitting on a conveyer belt. The waitress who served us was lovely and very friendly and efficient - She looked like she was working about 10 times harder than everyone else. Every other member of staff was miserable! Customer service does not appear to be a strong point here. The staff are almost resentful of having to serve the customers. Having said that, the atmosphere in the bar was good. There was a live band but unfortunately we were just too tired to wait up for them to start playing and the whole overcrowdedness of the bar finally sent us to bed early. Slept like a log though - the bed was very comfortable - that is until some idiot in one of the other rooms tried to have a crafty fag and set the fire alarms off at 7.30am!! Breakfast was OK - a good selection on offer and served with absolutely no smiles in sight. The ladies toilets in the main bar ought to really be condemned! Have been to the place a few times over the last 6 years for meals and they've always been as bad. My husband did mention that they'd refurbed the mens toilets but the ladies really need doing as a matter of urgency!
Overall, not as bad a stay as I thought it was going to be (going by some of the other reviews on here). The room was nice but customer service is not great.
- Also Known As:
- The Drovers Hotel
- The Drovers Hotel Ardlui
- The Drovers Inn Ardlui, Scotland