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“Briliant, friendly and comfortable small hotel with excellent rooms.”

Empire Travel Lodge
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Empire Travel Lodge
Ranked #2 of 9 Lochgilphead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Briliant, friendly and comfortable small hotel with excellent rooms.”
Reviewed December 6, 2010

At very short notice during terrible weather, the owners of this hotel arranged for me to stay despite the fact that they were stuck elsewhere. The room was spacious, pleasantly decorated with a good size en-suite. It was also well equipped with nice touches like an iron and ironing board. Really good value for money and vastly superior to anywhere else I have stayed in locally. The Empire Lodge will be the hotel I use from now on, in Lochgilphead. I enjoyed a relaxed stay.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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Marbella
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2010

Helpful and friendly owners and staff.
Clean, warm and comfortable rooms.
Great breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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1 Thank DSAIslay
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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 21, 2010

Quiet location, very clean big rooms, good breakfast, very well run establishment.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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1 Thank jrc53
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2010

A warm welcome says a lot about this place and it doesnt stop there. The rooms are large and have all the amenities you could ask for. Breakfast is also very nice, it also comes with some great service! Thank you for an enjoyable and warm stay, we hope to pass through again in the years to come!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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1 Thank GrantNixon
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2010

We stayed as a party of 3 as we were cyling from Lands' End to John O'Groats. The accomodation was perfect and we found the hosts to be expecially accommodating and helpful. Would strongly recommend this place, and if I am in the area again, I will definitely return. The breakfasts were equally faultless.

There is a good local pub nearby which is worth a visit in the evenings, which serves decent evening meals.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2010

I stayed here with two friends during our trip from Land's End to John O'Groats.
After a long day cycling, Jim and Ele were very attentive ensuring we had everything we needed, including washing and drying our soaked through clothes and lending us dry shoes to go into the town in! Ele also kindly got up to cook us breakfast extremely early so that we could head out as the sun rose to make sure we were at our next stop before dark.
The rooms were very comfortable with plenty of room and the WIFI was very helpful for us to plan the next day. Rooms were good value and I'd recommend to any other LEJOG traveller.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2010

I stayed at the Empire for 6 weeks on a placement at the nearby hospital and every day was a pleasure. Staff are very welcoming and Jim and Ele were great hosts. Wifi access, great breakfast, large room, really nice bathroom and the location was right in the centre of town.

I cant believe there was even ONE bad review of this place! So sad that the person decided to review it on here and not get what everyone am sure reading his review will think and GET A LIFE! :)

Will be back in Lochgilphead in the autumn and definetley back here :)

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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1 Thank GlasgowIzzy
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Additional Information about Empire Travel Lodge

Property: Empire Travel Lodge
Address: Union Street, Lochgilphead PA31 8JS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Lochgilphead
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Lochgilphead
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Empire Travel Hotel Lochgilphead
Travel Lodge Scotland
Empire Travel Lodge Lochgilphead, Scotland

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