If it's quality with value for money that you need from your holiday, then "Lochs & Glens" are the Company to travel with.
The Hotel "Ardgarten", which was newly built and opened in July, 2012 is a credit to the Wells Family, who have six other delightful hotels,each with their own characteristics.
Situated no more than fifty yards from the edge of "Loch Long", with it's wonderful view of the Loch and the mountains rising either side, the mirrored image reflecting on the water, a slight mist lingering in the early hours, what could be better than to wake up each morning to such tranquility.
Tucked away from any roadway the approach winds it's way through woodland, then suddenly this magnificent building is in front of you, drawing you in for further delights.
A member of staff quickly boards the coach to welcome you all and to inform you of your room number and time of the evening meal, whilst other members of staff are delivering you cases to you room.
Each room is designed with space and comfort in mind with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space built into an extra long dressing unit with a suitcase stand at the end. Tea making facilities, hair dryer, telephone and TV along with a comfortable armchair and occasional table are all there to give you that home from home feeling.
The en-suite bathroom was also designed with space in mind, with it's deluxe shower and fully tiled walls and floor. Everything about this room was "First Class".
You would think that all the praise so far couldn't get better, but believe me it does. Every single member of staff, from the Reception to the Housemaids greeted you with a smile and a warm welcome.
As a retired publican I speak from experience of the standard of service we all received, and it was obvious that each and everyone of them had been "Professionally" trained in their respective duties. It was a pleasure for me to watch them at work, and the Management are to be complimented on the high standards.
Another part of you holiday is the quality of food, and this was another excellent result. To organise several large parties to eat as groups, and to be given a choice of food, is a challenge to any kitchen and waiting staff, but this was not a problem. The service and quality of food was brilliant.
Included in this package holiday was a daily excursion to various places of interest, with once again very friendly and knowledgeable drivers giving us a commentary of the area and historical information throughout the trip.
For those people that have never been to "Scotland", and who have probably been put off by the long travelling distance, let me assure you that it is well worth it. Comfort, lunch and tea breaks are frequent, so your journey is made as relaxing as possible, plus your driver will keep you amused with a story or two.
My praises for this Hotel and holiday could go on and on, just like the other destinations I've been to with "Lochs & Glens", it's such a pity that some other holiday companies cannot follow in their footsteps.
These past full six days, (Without my Bar Bill), only amounted to £319 with insurance and no supplement for a single person, what could be better value?, I can't wait for my trip next year, which has already been booked, (and it was the last seat available), that's proof of a popular company.
- Also Known As:
- Ardgartan Hotel Arrochar, Scotland