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The Lake of Menteith Hotel
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We recently held our wedding here and we couldn't praise it enough. The staff were absolutely fabulous, the location was breathtaking and the accommodation and food was excellent. All credit to the staff led by Jean. We would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Innspiration, Owner at The Lake of Menteith Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

Many thanks for your kind words, we never forget just how special this day is to you and our team do go out of there way to make sure it is a memorable day, for all the right reasons!
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Ian

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Just back. Never been to Lake Menteith before & were given a 2 night stay as a present! Nice to have a short drive - you'd never pass it unless you were aiming here! The hotel is in a stunning location & the moment we walked in just loved it - the hotel is so tastefully decorated. Views across the Lake are superb - with even an osprey complete with newly caught fish flying past one evening. We had room 7 which was huge, had brilliant bathroom, views out 2 sides plus oblique lake view. So quiet at night. Slow roast lamb with dauphinoise potatoes was great birthday dinner, breakfasts excellent and scones & Tunnocks goodies - what more could you ask for. Weather was poor on the Monday so an afternoon chilling out in the lounge was great. We liked the fact that there was no piped music in the restaurant - and just that view to gaze at. Staff are excellent, friendly but not obtrusive, and really do seem to care if everything is fine for you. Jean was great when booking and it's so nice to be given a quick tour and shown to your room on arrival. We'll be back.

Room Tip: We had room 7 which was huge, had brilliant bathroom, views out 2 sides plus oblique lake view. Very quiet at night.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Innspiration, Owner at The Lake of Menteith Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2013

Many thanks for your kind words and generous comments and we are all delighted you enjoyed your first visit to our hotel. Our wonderful staff read these reviews too and greatly appreciate your comments. We look forward to seeing at another time, perhaps during the warmer summer months.
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Ian

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Stayed in this lovely small and friendly hotel 19-21 April @2013.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend highly.
Staff are very keen to please and standard of food is excellent - as is the value.
The hotel is approx 20 mins west of Stirling and this area is truly beautiful and close to Aberfoyle and Callander. The views over the lake are lovely as are those over the mountains.
Peaceful and tranquil and plenty of nice walks to do , if you like to do them.
Absolutely no complaints and will certainly plan to return again soon.

Room Tip: The hotel is relatively small and if you want a view of the lake, ask when booking. We didn't but were more than pleased with the room allocated to us ( my wife and I ) You can always sit in the lounge or go outside and sit if you need to see the lake. Either way, you 'll enjoy the hotel.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Innspiration, Owner at The Lake of Menteith Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2013

Many thanks for staying at The Lake Hotel and sharing your experience with fellow travellers. Delighted you enjoyed your experience in this beautiful oasis. We know every customer has a choice and we never forget this. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Ian

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Hotel set in a beautiful,serene location. Very friendly staff. Fairly compact room for the first night. Would not want to stay any longer than one night as there was very little room for any luggage. Moved the second night to Ince which was at the end of a corridor - nice and quiet with a fantastic view of the Lake. However the mattress was appalling, old and lumpy, and I awoke the next morning with a very sore back. The manageress dealt with the problem very efficiently and moved us upstairs to yet another room.

We went to one of their wine nights on the Friday and the food and wine were excellent and the food,overall, was very good. However they did not tell us when we booked that there was a wedding taking place on the Sunday. The hotel is not large and the wedding took over the whole of the downstairs including the bar. We wanted tea in the afternoon when we returned from a walk and everywhere was full of wedding guests. Not really good enough.

However would certainly go back but would first ascertain the state of the mattress on our bed and whether any weddings are planned.

Room Tip: Ask for a Ground floor lake view room.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Innspiration, Owner at The Lake of Menteith Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Thank you for joining us over that weekend and pleased that overall you enjoyed your experience and we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back. I am sorry you had to change rooms but also pleased you found our staff so receptive. They are great listeners and will do anything they can to please. Our beds are changed on a regular basis and occasionally we find where one person finds a bed too soft andother finds it too firm and indeed the couple that followed you in Inchmahome commented to my wife that it was the most comfortable bed they had slept in away from home, it can be a very personal thing. I am sorry you found the wedding too intrusive on Sunday and is it was only a lunch party we did not think it necissary to warn those staying overnight as residents are usually out of the hotel at lunch time and they were only using the dining room over that lunch period, leaving the bar for other lunch guests. Again our apologies and thanks, it was Room 2 you enjoyed out of the three your experienced so please ask for that in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Ian

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

First, let me praise Jean, Marilyn, Sarah, James and Stephen - along with all the other superlative staff members who made our very recent 2 night stay a memorable one.

The hotel is in an idyllic location, spitting distance from both Edinburgh and Glasgow; we completed the jog up from our Scottish home in less than an hour; far from the bustle of Glasgow's west end. The position of the hotel on the shores of Scotland's only lake - stunning.

Warmly welcomed by Stephen (reservation taken by the incredibly dapper James) we were shown to Room 2 on the upstairs of the property. Nicely appointed with a little dressing area up one stair and a bathroom which was the size of a Tokyo hotel room I stayed in a little while back!
And with Tunnocks tea cakes and caramel waifers on the hospitality tray, my tummy has expanded yet again :) The view out the window - towards the ruins of the priory on the island - words cannot describe.

Sitting outside under cloudless skies, the complimentary scones, jam, cream and delicious coffee were just the ticket as the sun shone - to such an extent I got a tan.

To dinner then. Very well cooked, good value. The shoulder of lamb and dauphinoise potatoes - fantastic. The risotto, steak special, mussels and fish-cake all of which we sampled on our two days - equally good.

Breakfast - excellent. The scrambled eggs are creamy, delicious and with the addition of smoked salmon, a luxurious start to the day.

The downside? Nothing to do with hotel or the brilliant service we received, but some of the other guests whose attitude to some of the young staff, made me see red. What happened to respect? (Shaking head at the moment). And the shouting into mobile phones in the lovely lounge. Or how about yelling at staff like they were lackies? C'mon now. If you read this Sarah - the fantastic server at dinner on our second night - don't pay any attention to what THAT guest said. Offensive is not the word...

Have to say, the fact that this hotel is so close to our Glasgow home, less so from our French home(!), means we intend to be regular visitors for the stunning scenery (go look at the stars on cloudless nights - jaw dropping), the lovely rooms, brill food and of course, the amazing staff. The fact Jean found my jokes to be funny, is a miracle in itself.

See you soon - and thanks for such a wonderful stay.

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Innspiration, Owner at The Lake of Menteith Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Many thanks for your kind words and generous comments. Staff also stay at The Lake and they join me in thanking you. I reply to these reviews as much for them as for myself and future customers and your comments are inspiring. Forgive the pun, but the most important ingredient in our business after the customer is our staff. We are fortunate that we have a fabulous team of staff most of whom have been with us for the ten years we have had the Lake Hotel. Some have spent time in our USA business honing their customer service skills. We look forward to welcoming back again.
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Ian

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