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“Overnight stop off.” 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
Dunoon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Overnight stop off.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Lovely friendly staff and hotel. Our room was lovely, large and overlooking the loch with it's own sitting room. The food was lovely. We stayed on an itison deal(paid supplement for superior room) and felt we got really good value, but probably would not pay the full rate at £120. Would love to go back but would again look for special deals.

Room Tip: Well worth the extra money for upgrade to superior room. Room 22 had amazing views and seperate sit...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, February 18, 2014
Thank you for your nice review and glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We often have deals on so hope you will visit again 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
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed here for following my brother’s wedding at the neighbouring outdoor activity centre and it was one of the most pleasant hotel stays we’ve experienced. The classic pub food was deliciously done for starters, as was the breakfast. However, it was the hospitality that really made the stay amazing. We had been persuaded by my brother’s friend to trek across Loch Lomond to The Drovers Inn. With only some nice knee high boots I didn’t want to spoil and some unsuitable heels, the owner, Scott, kindly lent me his girlfriend’s wellies. He also picked us up from The Drovers Inn for free as part of their minibus service. He and his staff were lots of fun chatting to at the bar and he let us take our drinks into The Visitors’ Lounge when the pub had closed and even gave us some complimentary gold vodka he gets imported!! Oh, and he has a lovely pub dog that just finishes off the whole homely vibe! The hotel is right next to a marina where you can catch regular trips to the other side of Loch Lomond.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, February 18, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that i could help you out with the wellies. I hope you will visit again in the future for some more gold vodka.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I enjoy the drive up to the Ardlui from Glasgow to eventually have a nice meal and a coffee but could you please get rid of the very dirty carpet in the restaurant/ bar area and replace it with nice beech wood flooring. What a difference it would make to the customers experience of the place. Oh,and while im still moaning can you take away that big crazy dried plant on the poser table. Its so 80's. I realise when you work there everything can become very familiar but to a customer some things just stick out. Those things aside its still a nice place to stay and eat. Friendly staff and good views too. Thanks Ardlui.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, February 18, 2014
Thank you for your nice review and opinions. Upon your next visit you will notice we have disposed of the "crazy dried plant" on the poser table. Hope you will be back again soon.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Stayed in a lodge right on the waterside. Beautiful location with all comforts available in the lodge. Wii, DVD, 3 bedroom beautiful lodge. Only downside is that there is no where to walk to so very restricting. The general site could do with some up keep and TLC. Would go back again though .

Stayed November 2013
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Thank you for your nice review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Stayed again at the Ardlui a couple of times recently, as a convenient overnight stop en route to the Highlands from the Midlands. As always, the staff were pleasant and helpful, the room clean, comfortable and well appointed, the food well cooked and plentiful. My husbands only criticism is that there is no draught beer, only keg, but he manages to survive a few pints of that so cant be too bad! Special mention for Tracey, the maker of the worlds best "Cheeky Vimto"!.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, February 18, 2014
Thank you for your nice review and your repeat custom. Hope you will visit again soon.
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Romsey, England
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120 reviews 120 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We were grateful to Matt of Ardvorlich House B&B for taking us to the Ardlui Hotel for our evening dinner. We ate in the inner bar which was luxuriously warm and cosy - after a long, wet and windy day walking. The bar staff were very friendly and helpful. The menu was somewhat reduced but that did not stop us enjoying a really good evening meal - with good beer and wine.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ScottSquires, Owner at Ardlui Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope to welcome you back to Ardlui in the future.
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Had a great 2 night break at the Ardlui Hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond.
The room we had(no 15) had a great view across the Loch, but we did find it rather small in comparison to a modern Hotel.
That said this Hotel has been standing for over 200+ years, that added to the experience.
The Staff and service was excellent and both Evening meals and Breakfasts were very good.
1 word of warning if you have small children be careful the hot water in the en-suite sink will be too hot for a child and may scald.
Would recommend this Hotel without hesitation.

Room Tip: Any room on the South side will face the Loch and a great view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, November 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are glad that you had a nice time and hope that you will return 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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