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The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Lodge was under major rebuild my booking was canceled due to the works we had to stop at the Falls of Laura in Connell. The short notice was not helpful. On the positive the works look very good and l am sure it will be the place to stay in the future, but it will not be cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights last october to celebrate my 50th birthday,loved every minute of it,the staff are so freindly and welcoming,Emma was a wee star she looked after us so well,and the food is delicious from the breakfasts to the evening meal,top class,can't wait to return in September and see the major makeover it has gone through,a wee... More 

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edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Perfect place for some R&R - surrounded by some breathtaking scenery and staff and owners were so friendly. Rooms amazing and Refurb is going to be stunning.Cant wait to come back, and have already booked another trip.

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1 Thank I7580GRmarcm
David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and so glad you found our Hotel to your comfort and liking. We look forward to being able to trade again from September and having guests old and new come and experience what will be the new Brander lodge Hotel with equally as much charm and warm friendly hospitality but much improved space and decor.... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to Brander Lodge & once again it exceeded our expectations!! We had been travelling for a while so we were looking forward to a comfy bed, great food & catching up with old friends, we got all three. David put us up in the chalet which was stunning! It is completely private with all amenities.... More 

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1 Thank Lucybum
David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed the Chalet it works in well for travelers requiring to stay a few days offering plenty of space, peace and quiet and of course all the facilities of home. Our desire is to add more of these in the future to compliment the hotel itself which is currently closed and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Stayed for several days in summer. Food OK but service patronising: when I say" thank you" I don't want to hear "You're welcome" - of course I am, I ordered it and am paying for it ! Accommodation cramped and cell like. No need for alarm call with power station workers getting up at 5 and showering vigorously !

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9 Thank John S
David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

"Dear John oh how I hate to write" So sorry you found the words "You're Welcome" to be patronising, we find it polite I guess it is in the upbringing. I also apologise for the cramped cell like room, (having not experienced I cannot compare) gosh had I known you had served time I would have ensured your stay was... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Very authentic and distinctive hotel, excellent staff and good customer service. Clean facilities, but had seen better days, at the same time it gives to the place a character. Beautiful and iconic bar/pub area that has been kept in Scottish traditional way.

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David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The hotel is currently closed for 5 months for major renovations, much needed and well planned for so I hope you will come back on a return visit and experience the ambiance and improvements created. Regards David More 

Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

we stayed at the Chalet. this is very nice, in particular with kids. fully equiped with washing machine and dryer, very appreciated! truly enjoyed our stay and would truly recommend the brander lodge. people were very nice and making everything to please us.

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David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you I am so glad we could help make your stay a pleasurable one and that you and the children enjoyed the facilities and comforts of the Chalet. We hope you will return to Scotland for another holiday there is so much to eplore and maybe stay again with us at the Brander Lodge Hotel. Regards David More 

Aberdeen
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is the third time I have stayed here and the staff cannot be faulted they are friendly and could not be more helpful, you are welcomed like old family friends. Set just off the road in well manicured grounds the hotel is still undergoing some refurbishment and looks like it is will be an ongoing process but in no... More 

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David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review, constructive reviewing of this nature is so helpful for both ourselves and prospective guests. You will be pleased to know that we are currently closed for 5 months of major refurbishments which include replacing of that tired old bedroom furniture, installing of double glazing and insulation, additional power points and better lighting. The windows... More 

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

went to this hotel because every other was full and I'm glad I did , real good value for money , great food and the girl on reception from Netherlands was a real star . Recommend to anyone . Great Place that we found by accident will def go again

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David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you your comments are much appreciated and so glad you found us and were so happy with everything. Bernadette was the girl on reception and left us at the end of the season to venture into another field of work. Who knows, maybe she will come back to work with us once again in the future. Kind regards David More 

Isle of Harris, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Stayed at this beautiful place for 2 nights with a group of 5 .. The chalet was amazing, clean, plenty room, all amenities .. The staff at the lodge beside the chalet couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant. Highly recommended place.. Would love to stay again in this beautiful place ..

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David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review and so positively it is much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed the Chalet, at present it is our only one however in the future maybe we will be able to enhance our property further by installing more of these. We would love to welcome you back to see the major changes that... More 

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have now reached 3 star rating with the completion of the new ensuites. Warm, welcome, friendly hospitality is offered in this family owned and operated country Hotel & Bistro quietly set in three and a half acres of landscaped gardens in the shadows of Ben Cruachan at the mouth of the historic Brander Pass. We have 21 rooms all en-suite compiling a combination of singles, twins, doubles and two, two roomed family rooms. The Hotel has an ongoing refurbishment program and will be carrying out further upgrading of facilities late Winter early Spring 2015/16 as business permits, with minimal disruption to guests as it shall be completed in closed off stages. Our Menu offers freshly prepared and locally sourced food where possible and portions are generous with a more homely nature, wholesome and hearty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro

Address: Bridge of Awe | Nr Oban, Taynuilt PA35 1HT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Taynuilt
Price Range: $140 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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The Brander Lodge Hotel And Bistro
The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro Taynuilt, Scotland
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