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“Good location, average service”
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The Village Inn
Ranked #5 of 16 Arrochar B&B and Inns
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Hillerod, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good location, average service”
Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Nice comfortable rooms, one of our two rooms had a defective toilet, no alternative room was available.

Rooms food and drinks had to be paid in advance "as you go" an unusual approach.

Good food and atmosphere. Several breakfast choices on the menu was not available, including yoghurt!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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villageinnarrochar, General Manager at The Village Inn, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
thank you for taking the time to fill out the review, as feedback, good or bad is important to us. We do hope you enjoyed your stay and you intend to return to see us again very soon. we hope to improve every day in all areas and hope your next stay is better than before. best regards
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Dunfermline, Scotland
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stumbled across the Village Inn a number of years ago and have stayed there a few times now. But, it had been close to 2 years since our last visit. Was relieved to find that it had lost none of its charm. We were in room 4, above the bar, at the back - a decent sized room, with a great big old fashioned bath. Nice & comfortable, but no view. Spent a pleasant few hours in the restaurant enjoying a relaxing meal with friends. Star dish was the ribs - a great big plate full - very tasty! Finished off our night in the bar, enjoying the live music from Fozzie - good fun. We thought the noise from the bar might have kept us awake, but no such problem. Breakfast next morning was the full cooked, but was jealous of those having the bacon buttie cause they looked great. We will be back, but hopefully won't leave it so long 'til next time.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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villageinnarrochar, General Manager at The Village Inn, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
thank you for taking the time to fill out our review, and we thank you for your generous comments and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. we hope to see you again very soon. best regards.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Just spent a super two nights at The Village Inn - a great base to use for exploring the area. I'm a real ale fan, so the ale-on-tap was well appreciated and enjoyed, including the Bitter & Twisted on the second night. The breakfast included in the room rate was extensive and cooked to order. Our dinners were excellent as the menu is quite extensive - cullen skink was really good.

The staff were very attentive, and I appreciated Marnie's demeanour & sense of humour, especially her talents for making toast.

My only gripes were the prolific plastic flowers on the tables and dotted around the hotel - after seeing so many lovely natural flowers in the area I'm sure you could bring them indoors too! Also, the WiFi was quite ropey & frequently dropping out, both in our room as well as in the bar, but seeing as it is a free service anyway - I'm not complaining.

I would definitely book this hotel in future.

Room Tip: Ask for room 3 so that you have a view of the Loch as well as WiFi access from bed :-)
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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villageinnarrochar, General Manager at The Village Inn, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and the real ales. Marnie is delighted that you mentioned her in your review. We look forward to you visiting us again very soon.

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cumbria
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We found this pub while out walking what a find, Lovely gardens to enjoy a drink on a sunny day cosy atmosphere inside would be lovely in winter log fire with comfy sofas. Staff very friendly and the food was excellent and value for money. Hope to stay here on our next visit to Scotland.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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villageinnarrochar, General Manager at The Village Inn, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for your generous review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and look forward to you visiting us again when you are next in Scotland.

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Carterton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Great value for money. Our room was down below with no view, but other than that pretty well perfect. Large room with ensuite that included a full flow shower and a most welcome bath. All the trimmings and a great breakfast both quality and quantity. This a pub which made it slightly impersonal compared to an owner-operated B&B but the staff were very friendly and helpful and the pub had a high quality restaurant. We paid a best less than the going rate for a top of the range B&B which made the Village Inn excellent value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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villageinnarrochar, General Manager at The Village Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you for your review. Our team work very hard to make your stay enjoyable from start to finish. We do hope the next time you are in Scotland you will visit us.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

We booked the Village Inn for 2-nights at the end of holiday in the Highlands. We like Inns - pubs with rooms - and wanted one located within striking distance of Glasgow airport but with a nice view; the Village Inn ticked all the boxes and didn't fail to deliver.

We stayed in room 3 which is above the main bar, over-looking Loch Long. High ceilings, old fire place, etc. Wonderful. We didn't have any problems which others have complained about, namely noise from the bar or from outside. We loved the room and the large bathroom too. The bathroom, like the bedroom, has a large window over-looking the Loch and is nicely finished. The only slight niggle is that there is only a shower head attached to to the taps - not a proper shower (- and the hose needs replacing as the connector is broken and sprays everywhere). I have travelled to some pretty random locations, so not having a proper shower didn't bother me but I know some might not like it.

Breakfast was excellent. Highly recommend the bacon buttie. We ate in the restaurant both nights and really enjoyed the food, beer and wines. It was very busy, so probably best to book a table in advance. Given their are so many lovely flowers at this time of year, it is a shame the restaurant has plastic flowers on the tables. Small niggle in the overall scheme of things but it does cheapen things.

Wifi is free and given the location, not a bad speed.

In summary, we really like The Village Inn, would recommend and we will return.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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villageinnarrochar, General Manager at The Village Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you for a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we will definitely take on board your comments. We do look forward to you returning in the future.

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Hoylake
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Well,this is a little gem of a pub/resturant,had pre-booked,a twin room this time ,excellent room,newly fitted out to a very high stand.very comfortable and quiet.We ate in the resturant ,very varied menu of excellent quality,as was the breakfast.Staff are so friendly and the atmoshere was great,Really wished we had booked longer here.(see --JUNE 12TH.)!!

Room Tip: Well can recommend the twin room !!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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villageinnarrochar, General Manager at The Village Inn, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
We are delighted you had an excellent stay. The team have worked really hard to get 6 of our rooms refurbished for the season. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Hazel
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Property: The Village Inn
Address: Loch Long, Arrochar, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Arrochar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Arrochar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Village Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Village Inn, Arrochar has 14 en-suite bedrooms all of which provide fresh, comfortable and welcoming double accommodation. They are all tastefully decorated and furnished in a traditional classic rustic style.We have 10 double bedrooms (some with large double ended baths!) in the main building and a further 4 bedrooms in the beautifully restored annexe building to the rear of the inn. The annexe has 3 double rooms and 1 twin room with 2 of these bedrooms being on the ground floor.The 2 superior rooms in the main building come with 4 poster beds and offer stunning views over Loch Long and the "Arrochar Alps". ... more   less 
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