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The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro

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  • Excellent67%
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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed overnight after hiking neighboring Glen Noe. We were greeted warmly and shown our room. We have never been to a hotel where a member of the staff walked you to the room and explained the amenities; it was unique and...More

Thank Erica B
Response from David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & BistroResponded July 18, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and the experience of stopping in the Brander Lodge Hotel. As a family business we try and offer that personal welcoming treatment and it is pleasing when it is acknowledged and appreciated. We have a...More

Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

The manager (New Zealand native) went above and beyond to be helpful. Also, the bartender gave us a good introduction to Scotch. The property was undergoing renovation but the room was fine, as was the dining area.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

The area is picturesque and the food was lovely. Huge and perfectly cooked steak, excellent chips and lovely pepper sauce. However, unless you're wearing a suit or driving a premium car, the staff will treat you as second class customer. Or maybe it was my...More

Thank foodie_Michal
Response from David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & BistroResponded July 7, 2017

Michal Thank you for your review and comments on the food served it is much appreciated. To follow up on the other aspects, Oh my goodness, I am sorry you found staff to be aloof. Our staff are super friendly as reviews in the main...More

Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Visited 2 nights in a row and first night was good with nice food so we decided to return the following night, we ordered the same food as night before, i had to send mine back as it was not cooked, so it then came...More

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Response from David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & BistroResponded June 26, 2017

Thank you for your revue your comments are much appreciated. It is saddening that two visits can be so different and it is my ultimate goal to have the standard of consistency on an even high level. The route of the food cooking issues has...More

Reviewed June 5, 2017

My wife and I have just spent a night at Brander Lodge on the way to the Isle of Mull. All that we can do is to endorse the glowing comments on this website. It seems to us that hotels and restaurants succeed - and...More

Thank JHMNorfolkEngland
Response from David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & BistroResponded June 7, 2017

Thank you for your review and expression of appreciation of your stay with us at the Brander Lodge Hotel & Crunachy Bar/Bistro. I have passed a copy to my small but delightful team and we are all so pleased that efforts from us all are...More

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Free Parking
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$137 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Price range
$137 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
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Sadly not dining internally that I know of. The issue is the amount of dogs being transported around and other guests that object to them. No one's dog is the only dog and often there will be a dog that doesn't accept... More
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"Rooms are on ground and 1st floor - don't think there is a lift"
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