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“West Highland Way stop off”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Oak Tree Inn

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Oak Tree Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Balmaha B&B and Inns
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East Kilbride
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“West Highland Way stop off”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Stayed here for one night with my son as our first stop on the West Highland Way. It is ideally sited as you come down from Conic Hill, walk through the car park, cross the main road and there it is. The receptionist was friendly and explained that we would be staying in a room in one of their cottages just up the street, rather than in the hotel itself.
The room we had was an upstairs room and had an en-suite with bath and electric shower. The room was very clean and well finished with a TV and tea and coffee facilities. The twin beds were comfy and thankfully we didn't need to use the supplied ear plugs as there was no noise to bother us.
At night we ate in the Hotel Bar and the service again was good and friendly. The open wood burning fire was very welcoming. The food we had was prepared quickly and was good although very slightly expensive. Breakfast was again in the main hotel and was a hot buffet with cereals and fruit juices also available.
Thankfully we had dry weather and we didn't need any drying facilities so I can't comment on them.
There is general shop attached to the hotel where you can obtain a packed lunch deal if required. This is also where you find the cash machine, although you are charged for withdrawing money here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Stayed one night as part of a party cycling the West Highland Way. Ideally situated for this. Very busy, obviously popular inn. Rooms were spotless and comfortable but we were a bit concerned when we saw the ear plugs at the side of the beds! The walls were thin , but we all had a good nights sleep. The restaurant was very busy , we found the food only average.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Stayed here with a voucher, we were in the Inn itself not one of the cottages. Couldn't complain for the price I paid however I wouldn't return. The walls are really thin - nothing can be done about that but I barely slept for listening to next doors argument/tv/door slamming/...making up. The food was nice and it was lovely to sit and have a drink there - the drive on the way up was also nice. If passing for food it's definitely worth a stop but I can't recommend an overnight.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Just spent yet another great weekend at the Oak Tree Inn, weather could have been better, though that is out of their control, but if we couldn't get out in our boats we just stayed Inn. There is always a warm welcome here, lovely clean accommodation and great food. Can't wait to go back and see what's new.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Bought the deal via itison and upgraded to a room in one of the cottages as we required space for a travel cot for our baby.

Overall the stay was excellent. The cottage was clean, modern and warm with tea and coffee and a nice flat screen TV. The en suite was also huge, with under floor heating- lush!

We ate in the restaurant for dinner and the food was great. Reasonably priced and the service really good. My husband tried some of their own ales and was very impressed.

Breakfast was again very good, with a great choice. The waitress again, friendly and attentive.

The only issue we would raise was the fact that we had to bring our own travel cot which was a bit of an inconvenience as we already have so much when travelling with a baby. It would be nice if, like most places, the oak tree inn had some of their own to provide guests. They do cater for babies as they have high chairs and large baby changing facilities on site. We would go back if this was to change!


  • Stayed February 2013
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We came across this place by chance whilst on our honeymoon. We had intended to stop for a bite to eat and a quick look at the loch and to use the free wifi to look for some accomodation for that night (the final night of our trip). We had intended to travel on towards Edinburgh but the Inn was so pleasant that we decided to ask if they had a room for us. Despite asking for a standard room we were allocated a room with king size bed and living room overlooking the loch.
The location was idyllic and when we returned later for Dinner the food was supurb. We were even gifted a bottle of wine (I think this was because it was our honeymoon)
I cannot compliment the Oak Tree enough. We loved this place so much I am certain we will return for our wedding anniversary if not sooner.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Stayed here earlier this year and would definitely recommend, rooms excellent (we were in Dans cottage, modern, cosy and spotlessly clean). Food excellent, my husband loved his salmon salad! Going back to stay in the summer.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Oak Tree Inn

Property: Oak Tree Inn
Address: Main Street, Balmaha, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 0JQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Balmaha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Balmaha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Oak Tree Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oak Tree Inn consists of accommodation in rooms above the inn and in a series of on-site cottages. There is also a restaurant and bar, coffee shop & ice cream parlour and village shop. The Oak Tree is in Balmaha, a beautiful loch side village in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. ... more   less 
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