We arrived at the "dog friendly" hotel and met a lovely guy on reception (with a ponytail) who checked us in. A room had been assigned to us although when he saw the dog (which had been mentioned at the time of booking) said that the room is pretty small and did we want to change. We said we were sure it would be fine as we just wanted a bed and bath. I did ensure it had a view of the loch as suggested in previous reviews.
On entering the room, we noticed damp patches on the walls above the door and windows, these had obviously been there a while - shame it hasn't been acknowledged by management and cleaned/painted. The windows had a thick layer of mould on the frames and plenty of condensation was compounding this. The mattress was old and has had it's day, but we did manage to sleep. The bathroom had mould around the seal of the bath and the seal was hanging off, exposing more mould. Shame as its quite a nice bathroom apart from this.
Back in the bedroom, we noticed coffee stains up the wall next to the bedside cabinet - please housekeeping, sort it out, this should not be happening.
Next morning we had a fairly small breakfast, although not delicious it was adequate. On the second night we chose not to take part in the entertainment (bingo) as we had completed a huge walk and were knackered and really didn't want to sit in the brightly lit foyer/bar with coach loads of seniors.
Breakfast next morning was partially burnt and NOT what we ordered with the background noise of hammering in the bar next door from workmen.
Altogether a pretty unpleasant stay although the young guy on reception was lovely and the hotel location was perfect for our requirements (walking in the Arrochar Alps).
We won't be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Magnificently situated at the very foot of the ‘Arrochar Alps’ on the shores of Loch Long, the Arrochar Hotel is only two miles from Loch Lomond and is ideal for a relaxing break or great to discover some of Europe’s finest scenery. A warm welcome awaits guests. Step into the former coaching inn and soak up the peace and tranquillity for which the Scottish Highlands are famous. Guests can relax with a fine malt whisky in the lounge bar, before dining in the restaurant with magnificent Loch Views The nearby harbour at Balmaha is ideal for sailing and water sports and there is a championship golf course at Loch Lomond. Walking and hiking are also popular activities in the area. ... more less
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