First it took us a while to find the hotel because it was not sign posted, and there was no indication that this house we were driving past might be a hotel (turns out the delivery of the sign had been delayed).Apparently it hadn't occurred to anyone to put a temporary sign there. I had booked a family room for 2 adults and 2 children and was told on arrival by a rather blunt lady (the owner I assume)that we had booked the wrong kind of room as our room could only accomodate 3. Her tone made us feel almost like we had tried to trick them by booking a cheaper kind of room.Unfortunately I hadn't brought a copy of the booking confirmation with me (but it turns out I was right and on checking the website today it still states (2 adults - 2 adults) which is confusing). No apologies were offered for the mix up and we were told we'd have to pay extra whilst no additional bed would be provided. A lose-lose situation but thankfully our 6 year old was more than happy to sleep on the floor. The food was OK and the whisky of the month and the house white wine were delicious. Also on the plus side the hotel has been renovated and had just reopened. It is very cosy and charming throughout. Except for the lady owner everyone was very friendly. The chef came out of the kitchen for a nice little chat. The reception chap was lovely and friendly. So were the waitress and waiter. There was a family atmosphere to the hotel which was pleasant. The setting on the banks of Loch Maree is dramatic and beautiful. The front of the hotel with the terrace could do with some landscaping as it is a shame to have such a beautiful view and
something missing there. I suspect this is a work in progress. It looks like the rating system of the hotel's website does not work properly but I would give it a 4 out of 5.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome awaits you at The Loch Maree Hotel, Ross-shire set in some of the most breathtaking scenery on the west coast of Scotland. The Loch Maree Hotel was built in 1872 and offers a warm welcome to anglers, walkers and the visitor wishing to explore this territory of untamed beauty. Loch Maree is one of the most beautiful in Scotland and many songs have been written about it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Loch Maree Hotel Talladale, Scotland