Location is tranquil and stunning but not much to do other than be by the loch unless you have a car.
Hotel perfect from outside but inside it is dated with peeling wallpaper and generally tired looking. Room good size with double and single bed but was not clean the ceiling had damp patches and peeling paint. The windows looked like they had not been cleaned for many many years. The bathroom was disgraceful to the extent that we could not use the rubber bath mat as it was so dirty and the toilet brush was so bad that I did ask for it to be replaced. The way the toilet was positioned so you had to sit on it sideways not good for my husband who has not long had an opperation to his leg and foot so this room would not be suitable for disabled people. There was not place to put your wash bags in the bathroom so as everywhere was so unclean when we finished with it each day we put it in the bath. Each time we returned to our room the cleaning staff had put it back on top of the toilet cistern and toilet seat this might be fine at home when you know your own cleanliness but not when you see how dirty this bathroom was.
We had booked through Sheerings for an 8 day coach trip paying over £800 for the two of us we spent 4 days of this travelling (2 there and 2 back) of the 4 days left the driver took 48 hours break so not much time to travel anywhere too far away and nothing to do locally. A couple of buses run per day but as this is a half board trip you are limited to when you return. We were told not to book a cab as it would cost upwards of £30 each way to visit anywhere worth going to and we were told we might not even get a cab to come out this far.
Loch Lomand is a lovely place to visit but stay somewhere else and make sure you have good transport arranged preferably a car.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated within one of Scotland’s largest national parks, the Tarbet has had a rich history as a resting place for travellers for over 400 years. The present building dates back 250 years and was built in the Baronial style. The exterior has recently been redecorated and the hotel presents an impressive first impression even today. There are a total of 69 rooms arranged over two floors, some of which offer spectacular views. The surrounding scenery is second to none, as the hotel looks out over Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond from its location on the banks of the Loch itself. Admire the beautifully decorated restaurant where some tables overlook the loch and take advantage of the spacious entertainment lounge with bar. The Tarbet also has the benefit of a comfortable residents’ lounge with board games and books to help you relax and unwind. The perfect end to a great day’s sightseeing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tarbet Hotel
- Bay Tarbet Hotel Scotland