Without doubt some of the finest service you will experience anywhere: from the time you arrive, you recieve a very personal welcome and thorough introduction to the hotel and surrounds. The hotel's facade looks unassuming enough, like a standard pub and hotel, belying the quality of the hotel which is everything but standard - the interior decor is classic with hints of Africa (told the last owner was South African); the front part of the hotel, the original 450-year old trading post, houses a neat bar and two lounges which provide a cosy, comfortable atmosphere, and has been skilfully appended to at its rear, to provide modern accommodation, recreational and dining facilities. Rooms were faultlessly clean and thoughtfully provisioned, though our only gripe was that ours did not face onto the nearby Loch Tay, 300m away, with the backdrop of mountains. The hotel is well-located on the east side of Loch Tay which appears to be quieter than the west side, in terms of traffic and general tourist thoroughfare, though still in the heartland to explore the region. Nearby short walk (2 miles) to the Acharn Waterfalls must not be missed, delightful.
The highlight of our one night stay was the gourmet dinner, arranged as a 5 or 8 course degustation menu that is exquisitely presented, with locally-sourced ingridients, worked in delightful ways. The bonus was being taken to meet the geniuses who prepared the meal as an after dinner treat.
Hotel has recently changed hands and it appears the new management is doing further renovations (did notice the need for more wall hangings in the main lounge that gave it a bare feel, but this is knit picking).
The staff and food make this place and we would unreservedly recommended the hotel as a culinary experience, in exceptionally serviced comfort. Top class!
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