We spent 4 nights at The Tarbet in April this year and for the price I think it's very good. We were half board. The breakfast is very good, porridge, fruit juice, cooked breakfast, cereal etc. The evening meal is 3 courses and a choice of starters, at least 3 different main courses every evening and a dessert. There is entertainment every evening, better than most hotel entertainers they are too. As others have said, the floorboards do creak, but this an old building, you expect it surely? I read somewhere that there is no hot water on a Friday? Not true, piping hot all week. The room was a little cold even though the radiator was hot, again you can put this down to it being an old building I think. All the staff were excellent, even though they were very busy (I think the hotel was quite full the time we stayed) they still managed to keep everything flowing. The place is kept clean. Ok, the corridors do look a bit tired and our room wasn't the most modern we've ever stayed in but I've stayed in a lot worse having paid a lot more.
Just remember how much you're paying and set your expectations accordingly and you won't be disappointed. The problems start when folk pay 3 star prices then behave like Hyacinth Bucket and start demanding 5 star treatment/facilities. Be fair folks. We paid £129 each for 4 nights half board including transport from North Wales, excellent value. Good choice and fair prices in the bar too, just wish they had cask ales, :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated within one of Scotland’s largest national parks, the Tarbet has had a rich history as a resting place for travellers for over 400 years. The present building dates back 250 years and was built in the Baronial style. The exterior has recently been redecorated and the hotel presents an impressive first impression even today. There are a total of 69 rooms arranged over two floors, some of which offer spectacular views. The surrounding scenery is second to none, as the hotel looks out over Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond from its location on the banks of the Loch itself. Admire the beautifully decorated restaurant where some tables overlook the loch and take advantage of the spacious entertainment lounge with bar. The Tarbet also has the benefit of a comfortable residents’ lounge with board games and books to help you relax and unwind. The perfect end to a great day’s sightseeing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tarbet Hotel
- Bay Tarbet Hotel Scotland