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“A memorable short stay in lovely Callander.”

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Poppies Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Callander
Certificate of Excellence
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A memorable short stay in lovely Callander.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2011

We wanted some where to stay on the way to a family reunion in Crieff Hydro.Our choice of Poppies from this site could not be bettered.The room was first class and at a vg rate from later rooms.We both greatly enjoyed our excellent value early meal and the standard of cooking was faultless.The warmth of the welcome made this a place I would recommend to everyone.Callander was bathed in Spring sunlight and we watched a salmon fisherman casting in the river.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights in January 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The superior room was large, nicely furnished and comfortable, with a sofa area and plenty of wardrobe space. The bathroom large too with a bath and separate shower cubicle.

The hotel owners were both very friendly and welcoming. The setting is just a little outside of Callander main street but a short walk to lots of good places to eat.

We ate in the restaurant one night and the food was very good, but we chose to eat out in Callander for the other two nights as the menu was a little limited, but what was on there was well executed. The bar area was very nice too.

We'd definitely recommend it and definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2010

What the hotel lacks in decor and comfort - I found the beds in my room not that comfortable and the bathroom was a sliding door cupboard-like shower, sink and toilet - is made up for by the warm welcome of the owners. I was told by other guests that the food is very nice, and the breakfast was good (even if I'm not a fan of square sausage). The staff were pleasant and helpful, especially with trying to find out the vagaries of local public transport.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2010

We really enjoyed our 3 nights at Poppies. We chose a Superior room as this was a special occasion and it was large,clean, quiet , comfortable and beautifully decorated and furnished. The bath/shower room could have been better but we understand that this is being refurbished shortly and in any case it was quite adequate

John and Susan were very welcoming and helpful throughout

On the first night we had dinner in the hotel. This was quite expensive but the food was really good and we could understand why so many local people ate there. Service at dinner was friendly and efficient and we felt very welcome

If ever we are in Callander again, we will certainly stay at Poppies

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2010

We received a very warm welcome and everything possible was done to ensure our comfort. Our superior rooms were very spacious with seating areas and good-quality bathrooms. The location on the main road means that there is a little traffic noise, but not sufficient to disturb our sleep at all.

The restaurant is outstanding. The "Early Bird" menu was included in our Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate and although we could have paid a supplement for dishes from the a la carte menu, we did not need to as there was plenty of choice. The dishes were really imaginative and beautifully presented, and worthy of any gourmet restaurant with much higher prices.

The newly-wood-floored bar and restaurant, and the beautiful local oak woodwork of the new bar, are very smart - and John's collection of malt whiskies made us wish we could have stayed laonger!

All the staff we encountered were superb. We shall definitely hope to stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2010

My wife and I stayed at Poppies for two nights and wished it could have been a longer stay. We received a very warm welcome. Both John and Susan (the owners) and their staff were all very helpful and were always available to offer assistance if required. Our room was very light, airy and spacious. The newly refurbished bar area has been beautifully decorated with a lot of attention to detail. It is a warm place to relax for a drink after a day out sightseeing or for an apperitif before dinner. We only ate in the restaurant for one of our nights but wish we had eaten there for both evenings. The menu offers a good choice of food which is beautifully presented and tastes delicious. We were delighted to have found this little gem and hope to return as soon as possible.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2010

After reading the reviews, we were very excited about staying at Poppies Hotel. However, when we arrived at London Heathrow, after flying overnight from Chicago, we were told the Scottish airspace was closed due to volcano ash. We spent several hours at the airport trying to find another way to travel to Scotland. British Air said they had arranged a motor coach, so we waited in line for about an hour and no bus arrived. Then we looked into taking a train, but that didn't work out. So, at around 3:00 P.M. we decided to rent a car and drive to Scotland. We called Poppies at that time and told them what were were doing and that we would still try to get there that night. They said that was fine and to let them know before 6:00 P.M. if we thought we would be unable to get there.
After finding our way out of London and traveling for a while, we were just exhausted from being up for over 36 hours. The trip was taking longer than we anticipated, so we decided to stop somewhere in England and resume our drive the next day in the daylight. Being unfamiliar with the roads, we didn't want to attempt driving in the dark. We called Poppies at 4:30 P.M. and told them we would not be able to make it there. They said they understood and would not charge us. We were very pleased with that and said we would hope to visit them on another trip.
However, when we arrived back home in Illinois, and reviewing our VISA bill, Poppies charged us for the night anyway. After several emails back and forth, Poppies said they thought is was possible for us to make the journey, and would not remove the charge on our VISA. We are very unhappy about what happened and do not think they acted in a professional manner.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Poppies Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Leny Road, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8AL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Callander
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Callander
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Hotel Class:3 star — Poppies Hotel & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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