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“Original place to stay, excellent food and charming staff”

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Ben More Lodge Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Crianlarich
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“Original place to stay, excellent food and charming staff”
Reviewed June 8, 2009

We too were a little wary of the Ben More because of the negative revues, but we were very pleased with our choice. The meals were excellent, very good value. The staff, including the owner, his wife and daughter, absolutely charming. When they took over the hotel about 4 years ago it was in an appalling state, but much effort and money has gone into making the hotel and it's original wooden cabins a charming and comfortable place to stay. There's still room for improvements, but they're being tackled as fast as possible.
We'll be back !

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2009

Eight of us recently stayed here for 4 nights. Reading previous reviews we were alittle nervous but I think it is a mixture of ex-staff and locals writing negative comments.
The rooms are clean and functional. Wooden log cabins mainly with a double bed and a double bunk. Quite warm too.
It is on the main road but this goes dead at night.
The bar area is relaxing with a good selection of beers, wine and malts. Food was good value, steaks £10 etc. Breakfast ok, more cereals, fruit and tea in teapots would improve. Great location for big hills, Munroes and West Higland way. Glencoe only 30 mins away. More comfortable than a youth hostel but don't expect a plush hotel. Would go back, just be clear what sort of room you want.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 3, 2009

my husband surprised me with a weekend away from the kids, just before christmas last year , we headed off to scotland. we stayed for 2 nights at the benmore lodge. it was great, the lodges were lovely and warm, the beds very comfortable. the rooms arnt the biggest in the world but then they arnt advertised for long stays, and you would lose the uniqueness of them if they were. the bar/restaurant has a traditional feel about it with its clan kilt bar stools, tartan carpet.... we were made to feel very welcome by the owners andvery well looked after by the young lady who served us all night. the food was amazing, my husband loved the currys, they should win an award just for the brekkie....

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2009

On a road trip round Scotland my boyfriend booked us into here on our first night, having eaten at the pub 10 years earlier. We stayed in the last available wooden cabin, because they had failed to register our reservation made 1 month earlier. I have never seen anywhere so disgustingly dirty. The room smelt of stale urine, which we initially thought came from the bathroom as that carpet had thick greasy dust all around the toilet. The room was a twin but the beds were pushed together to make a "double", revealing similar levels of dust, fluff and toe nail clippings under where the bed used to be. We placed one quilt on the floor so as not to have to walk on the carpet. Half way through the night we realised the smell of stale urine was coming from the bed and not the bathroom and it took all my powers of persuasion to prevent my boyfriend sleeping in the car. At no point did we dare turn out the lights in case the owners of the numerous webs, got hungry.
Quite unexpectedly the food was good but the tables had a very strange sticky coating on them that went an opaque colour when wet from a beer glass.
Thankfully our next 3 places to stay were amazing, especially Plockton hotel, and this first miserable night passed into distant memory, never to be visited again

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  • Disliked — All of it
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2008

Thankfully I did not stay over. My family and I just had an evening meal at the lodge which was totally overprized and without any taste! According to me it was a ripoff to pay for a meal enough to feed a little bird!

Stayed July 2008
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Reviewed April 24, 2008

visited again over the new year 3 day package, absolutely brilliant 3 days, everything was organised, food was great, staff were great. The box of bannanas(group) played the house down absolutely packed. my son and daughter absolutely loved it.

  • Liked — Friendlyness, invest being spent within the hotel and grounds, taking a guitar off the wall and playing it and everybody in the bar singing
  • Disliked — only up there for 3 days
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 4, 2008

We decided on a last minute (highly unorganised) skiing trip to Scotland on Friday night and had a quick browse on the internet. Four BnB's turned us away as we would be arriving late but on calling Ben More Lodge everything was "No problem". We even arrived later than expected and still it was, "No problem at all". On arrival (having received excellent directions and advice on the route) we were made to feel very very welcome and encouraged to sit in by a roaring log fire whilst we chatted about the area and all that it offered. We were helped with our enquiry's about where to ski and how the weather might be, and the owners knew everything and anything there was to know about the local area.

We slept in a toasty warm Lodge with a huge bed, plenty tea and coffee stuff and the TV on, ready for us. Breakfast was legendary, we didn't need to eat again until tea time and we could see the food was was local produce, the meat/dairy carefully chosen reflecting the experience and knowledge of the chef and the owner.

We felt like family members immediately and imagine our astonishment when we were offered the owners 4x4 Jeep to ensure we got to our destination that first day. Their efforts to make our short break as enjoyable as possible were unlimited despite our own lack of organisation and decision-making!

After a hard days skiing, and a fabulous hot shower in our Lodge (they had even thought to put the heating on well ahead of our return so that the chalet was toasty warm) we ordered dinner in the bar. A varied and interesting menu was on offer, from traditional Scottish fayre to home made pakora's and curry. Servings were generous, perfect after a days ski-ing but plates were cleared as it was so delicious! The food was so fresh and meat juicy and tender, and again nothing was too much trouble for them in ensuring our enjoyment.

Local visitors to the bar were friendly and welcoming, providing advice on local "hidden treasures' and offering to show us themselves. We were so sad to leave the next day, and felt like we had made some real friends.

The Ben More Lodge will most certainly get another visit from us, and we would have no hesitation in recommending it as a base for a guaranteed superb break in Scotland.

  • Liked — The friendliness and care provided by the owner
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed February 2008
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Property: Ben More Lodge Hotel
Address: Stirling Road, Crianlarich, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK20 8QS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Crianlarich
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Crianlarich
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Number of rooms: 11
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