We stayed in an Eagle lodge. Drimsynie has a lot to offer but I think it falls a bit short of it's potential adn the owners need to reaise their game. The place hadn't really seen any investment in its decor for at least 20 years, consequently, the place was tired looking. On the plus side the lodge was well cleaned and tidy and the kitchen facilties were quite good (a new fridge freezer had been installed recently).The scenery was stunning and the activities on offer are great for families. On the negative side the things we noticed were, the remote control for the DVD player didn't work (batteries needed replaced and backs on both DVD and TV remote were missing), nothing to hang towels on in the en-suites. The TV in the double bedroom didn't work at all. In the hotel itself we were impressed by the play area but it's a pity that half of the machines didn't work - 3 year olds aren't that accomodating when being tiold they can't go on the tractor becuase it's out of order and similarly for many thigns to play on. The swimming pool was good and the changing facilties are amongst the best we've seen in hotels with pools. The ice rink was open when we got there but sadly had to close "because of health and safety" the day after and remained so for the rest of our stay. The 9 hole golf course is very handy and is reasonably well kept considering the amount of use it must get. The restaurant was good with a good selection and plenty of child friendly items on the menu. The fish and hips were excellent, the fish in particular being very freshly cooked (unlike some of the frozen yack you get served in other places - this was clearly freshly prepared and cooked). Perhaps the biggest disappointment was the men's toilets in the hotel. They are an abomination. I can't really say anything good about them. No soap, no paper towels, the toilets are stained and smell awful. The sink is barely servicable and after I'd gone into them with my 3 year old, I took him to the swimming changing rooms thereafter and used the facitlties there since I could be sure he wouldn't pick up some infection from simply being in them. For a hotel, I would say they are easily the worst I've ever been in - if you've seen the film Trainspotting and the scene in the toilet in the bookies, you'll have some idea of what I mean. On the whole, we enjoyed our stay but I'd like to know the place was getting invested in before I made a return trip - there are other places with as much to offer with better decor and a feeling that the owners are looking after the place.
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- Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village Lochgoilhead, Scotland