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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22 Main Street, Drymen, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 0BQ, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Drymen
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Comfortable hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at end of sept. Booked thro discount site, ie groupon etc. We upgraded to deluxe Room which was large and spacious. Clean bathroom, decent towels, large tv, couch in Room. The comfiest bed ever! We ate in hotel restaurant which i found reasonable, they did 3 course for 16.95. Good food at this price. Good breakfast.didnt try the pool or gym facilities but had a treatment in the spa, which was good. Only downside was the lounge was quiet, could do with some ambient lighting and some music! It seemed cold and empty! À bus tour staying over were expecting some kind of entertainment, and it did need it! But saying that it was a reasonable price hotel with average facillities.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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scotland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Spent 3 nights here with 2 to go. Central base to travel the west coast. The breakfast is good, bar prices are typically hotel like and the spa area is not bad. Jucuzzi not currently working but steam room is hot, sauna wamish as is the pool.
Staff friendly, the only issue i have is charging £1.80 for what is a dash of lemonade and £1 for a bag of crisps. For that reason only we have eaten out every night spending £50 to £70 a at the other hostelries in Drymen. Clachan was good, ptarmigan slow service and the newly opened Drymen Inn very good.
We bought in juice and crisps for my daughter but would gladly have paid at the bar if the prices were more reasonable.
Room was okay, but toilet very small and there is no water pressure in the shower.
Good three star and i would stay again.

Room Tip: Room 33 is quiet but a bit dark and has a small toilet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Stayed overnight Sat 6th Oct. Nice clean comfy rooms. Food was very good. Use of pool and facilities.Very nice staff. Would have no hesitation in recommending to friends or family and would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Spent two nights here, with use of spa facilities and pool ect while attending a wedding near by. Staff where friendly and on the whole food was good! Some great walks near by, and generally a nice place to stay. Would recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

went to this hotel with voucher from itison to enjoy a relaxing morning in the swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room - wonderful and relaxing. This was followed by a very nice afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes, scones and pot of tea and coffee. really nice. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: did not stay overnight - but would love to.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Castle Donington, UK
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37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights in an upgraded room (number 48) which was huge with a sitting area and a very large and well fitted bathroom. The rooms have obviously been redecorated fairly recently and ours was in good condition except for the curtails which did not completely cover the windows when closed and had lots of missing hooks. I noticed the same problem with the curtains in the guest lounge - why do hotels not replace curtain hooks - it is hardly rocket science and yet not doing so makes the place look unloved and run-down.
We also had to search for the bar man on several occasions in order to be served.
On the positive side the leisure facilities were good and we had a very nice meal in the restaurant one night. Breakfasts were ok - we had been spoiled by superb guest house breakfasts for 6 days prior to staying here so were probably a little too picky.
It was reasonable value for what we paid but just frustrating as it could be so much better if there were more attention to detail.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed here on a Package Deal, which included Dinner (allows up to £20 pp) and Breakfast - We thought that it was excellent value for money. Our room was large with a huge, comfy bed. The hotel was full when we stayed, as it is a very popular venue for weddings and we did experience some disturbance late at night when other guests were returning to their rooms. The hotel has a leisure centre, which includes a gym, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and a very small pool but it's a decent enough size for a quick dip. Also on site is an excellent Spa "The Haven", which offers wonderful massage treatments.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 22 Main Street, Drymen, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 0BQ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Drymen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Drymen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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