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“A lovely stay.” 4 of 5 stars
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Ardlui Hotel
Loch Lomond | Argyll, Ardlui, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 7EB, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ardlui
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bradford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A lovely stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We stayed here our 3rd night of doing the WHW. We were initially disappointed has the little ferry wasn't in use to get across to the hotel has we were wet through and ready to get showered so we ended up walking on to Beinglas to be picked up with the hotel bus.( Red tape was the reason for the ferry not working)!!
When we arrived at the hotel were warmly welcomed and they took all our wet gear off us straight away for the drying room!! Our room had just been refurbished and was very tasteful and comfy..Although I have to say the shower was not very good and was a bit of trickle not a good strong flow. We ate in the evening the food was very nice and we hada good breakfast the following morning. A lovely stay at this family run hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ScottSquires, Owner at Ardlui Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. I am glad that we looked after you well on your special day and we hope that you will continue to visit in the future.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Ive just came home today after spending the weekend at Ardlui, my wedding was here on the 15/6/13 and its been the best weekend of our lives. The food was amazing, accomodation fantastic and Scott and all the staff were just brilliant, anything we needed was not a problem and i cant thank them enough for all their hard work to give us the perfect day! Thanks again we cant wait to visit again. From Mr and Mrs Bell :-) x

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ScottSquires, Manager at Ardlui Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Mr & Mrs Bell, Thank you for your great review, were so pleased your big day ran smoothly and everything was as you wanted, we look forward to seeing you back at Ardlui in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

My partner and I stayed for one night in a superior room, the room was very clean and well appointed, the bed was really comfortable. We ate in the lounge bar in the evening and the food was really tasty and fresh. My partner had an allergic reaction to some shellfish (an allergy he was previously unaware of) and the staff were extremely helpful and brought some anti-histimine to our room for him. Breakfast in the morning was lovely, and that day we took a boat ride on Loch Lommond from the port just a few miles along the road. Would definitely stay again if we were in the area.

Room Tip: Lovely views over Loch Lommond from south facing rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ScottSquires, Owner at Ardlui Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you very much for your nice review. I hope your partner has recovered after his reaction. I hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in the area.
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Preston, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights. Friendly welcome on arrival and booked table for that evening. Nice area for walks, this would be better however with the ferry running (busy road so had to drive to starting points). There was a mini bus running for highland way walkers, however I was told there was no pick up. Hotel was very dog friendly - allowed in all areas except the breakfast area. I had a single room - big enough for need, and they provided a fan which helped as it was an attic room and therefore got quite warm. I enjoyed my stay and plan to return -a very nice walking hotel

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ScottSquires, Owner at Ardlui Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you very much for taking time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and i hope you and your dog will visit again in the future.
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The Ardlui hotel was a reasonably good value for the 95 pounds per evening we paid. Our room upstairs was quite large and well proportioned (albeit with low ceilings). Overall, the hotel common areas though were tired and the furniture fairly worn, and the lounge area (where wifi was available) also served as a luggage storage area. The food at the restaurant (both dinner and breakfast) was on the less than ideal scale but again, for the money, not far from expectations. The staff (1 person when we arrived) was very friendly and helpful and she checked us in, came to our room to clean the shower that had not been cleaned and was back downstairs tending bar when she wrapped up. Overall, the hotel probably had it's heyday many years back, but again, for the price, it was a reasonably good value, especially if you're looking for a long stay on the Loch.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Friendly welcome by Tracy who showed us to our family room on the top floor. Room had character, roll top bath and sloping ceiling. We enjoyed s walk along the coast of Loch Lomond in the grounds of the attached Marina (stunning views). Staff gave permission for our 12 year old to sit in the attached public bar (which had more atmosphere than the hotel bar) and allowed her to play pool. Barman Gary was happy to discuss and recommend whiskey. My wife has a new favourite now. Breakfast included lots of choice (I had the full Scottish), was heart and well presented. Public toilets were spotless. Staff bent over backwards to help. I will be staying here again.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ScottSquires, Owner at Ardlui Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you so much for such a great review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ardlui in the future.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We spent a night here walking the West Highland Way.

Positive:
* The shuttle service (we called and were picked up promptly), as substitute to the ferry, which is not running at the moment
* we could hand in our shoes and they were put into a drying room
* nice breakfast
* the bathtub
* great chicken and haggis

Negative
* understaffed
* dinner a bit pricey, found a caterpillar in the lettuce
* asked for a second blanket, since we were two friends who did not want to cuddle under one, was not possible
* I liked the bed-and-breakfasts we stayed in for most nights much better, and they were cheaper as well.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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ScottSquires, Owner at Ardlui Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry you had a few negative point about your stay. We did experience a few staffing issues, which we have now rectified. I will certainly speak to the kitchen and housekeeping about your other issues. Our ferry is now up and running but we still provide a mini bus service and as a lot of our customers are walkers, we like to look after them well and make sure they have dry boots. I hope you will consider visiting again in the future.
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Address: Loch Lomond | Argyll, Ardlui, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 7EB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Ardlui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ardlui
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Number of rooms: 10
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