I have passed this landmark hotel many times over the years and decided to stay for a night as our regular place at the drovers was full.
After waiting 10 minutes to be attended to the receptionist appeared with a strong odour of cigarette smoke and didn't apologize for having us wait.
We were offered a 'special rate' for cash which was great until we went to the bar and found we hadn't been entered onto the computer system.
A beer was in order after our long drive from Newcastle but the bar was being obstructed by a large lady drinking red wine, (who was later introduced to us as the GM) she was having a chat with the barman oblivious to the fact that paying customers were waiting and couldn't get near the bar.
Our room was large and comfortable, but no phone signal was to be found anywhere in the building (not the hotels fault).
Breakfast was a nightmare. We had to wait 20 minutes to be seated as all the tables were dirty and there seemed to be no great urgency in clearing them despite 4 tables having no one seated at them. The breakfast is a buffet style, but the fried eggs, beans and scrambled eggs trays were empty, we were told another 15 minutes for them to be refilled.
We mentioned our experience to the manager who didnt seem bothered. Overall a really disappointing stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scottish hotel near Glencoe and Loch Lomond. Best Western The Crianlarich Hotel is an award winning, comfortable and well-appointed 36 bedroom, 3-star hotel in Scotland and is uniquely located within easy reach of Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Loch Tay & Killin and Oban & the Western Isles.Built in Victorian times, this independently owned Scottish hotel offers year round special breaks and is a perfect venue for meetings and functions and wedding receptions in Scotland.Wining & dining in our Scottish bar & restaurant. We are pleased to offer dining all day within Highland Lounge which has been awarded an AA rosette, and in our public bar we stock a wide selection of beers, carefully selected wines and award-winning Single Malt Whiskies from traditional Scottish distilleries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Crianlarich
- Best Western The Crianlarich Hotel Scotland