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Lochnell Arms Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Connel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

The Lochnell Arms Hotel was a lovely, comfortable stay. On arrival i was greeted by a staff member who was very cheerful and polite. i had decided to stay in and have my evening meal there and i was glad i did because the food was excellent and the service was fantastic. the staff obviously love there job there. The atmosphere in the hotel was very nice and the hotel it self was lovely. i have recommended the hotel to others and they have thanked me because they experienced the lovely stay as well. The owners were lovely and should be proud of a great hotel and staff that they have got. I would also recommend there Sunday carvery. the service yet again was fantastic and the food was great! when i next go back to oban i would definitely stay at the Lochnell Arms Hotel again!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

It's not often I would do this but due to the fact I'm still annoyed at the service we received I'm going too.

On arrival I was a bit unsure as to what to expect as the entrance road was very bumpy and from the outside the building requires some renovation.

Upon entering we entered the lounge and were served by a friendly chap. I had a pint of tennents and the misses opted for a pint of strongbow. It came to just over £7 which I thought was reasonable enough maybe slightly overpriced. We were in a party of 6 and the batman arranged with the restaurant for a table to be set for us.

Upon entering the restaurant we were asked " are you the six from down the stairs" not particularly friendly no hellos etc. she then said "your over there pointing us to a table in the corner in front of the lake. It was a nice view. However no menus! After a couple of minutes we were given some menus along with the Saturday steak night menu and the waitress then showed us the specials board. After about a minute a waitress approached the table asking us if we were ready to order. I asked her for a couple more minutes - massive mistake!

We sat for a further 30mins in which time 2 tables that arrived after us were served. The waitress also decided to clear dirty table right beside us despite me making eye contact to her with a smile as if to say we're ready to order now. She then came back to clean the table at which point I asked could we please order now. The response " I'll be a couple of minutes I'm cleaning a table that's been reserved"

At which point after waiting 35 mins to order in a half busy establishment I asked the rest of the party if they wanted to leave which they did so we got up and left.

Something I've never done before which says something.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

Stopped here on the last day before we were going home, but we should have stopped a lot earlier. The hotel has a fantastic spot, looking out over the loch, and bridge, and the dinning room gives you the opportunity to watch the water flow under the bridge and you tuck into your delicious food. The host was more than happy to chat, and the choice on the menu, was interesting. When we return to this beautiful part of Scotland, this is going to be one of our major stops.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

We visited lochnell arms on a sunday for the carvery. There is an option to go for the carvery only or an option to include starter and dessert. The carvery itself is very good and the meats and accompaniements nice and fresh. The starters are set out on plates for you to help yourself and are not so good and were all a bit dried up. The desserts were the same unfortunately. The hotel is in a lovely location with great views over the water.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

our visit to lochnel arms was comfortable room we found clean and tidy staff very freindly nothing to much trouble and they all wanted to work there food very good house keeper a1 personly my stay was faltless

Room Tip: room no 11 very good view
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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank john b
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Oban, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

The Lochnell hotel is becoming our local - a great place for a bite to eat on the way home.
Can't vouch personally for the rooms but by all accounts clean & comfortable and with great views in some cases of the only saltwater falls in Europe - The Falls of Lora.
From the restaurant and bar you can sit and watch the water and the odd canoeist go by while dining like kings and queens. The menu is all fresh as far as we can see - with the fish pakora from the specials board a very tasty starter. I followed it up with the roast of the day - a very fine ham with all the trimmings - great veg and roast potato accompanyments. Lady C had the chicken in pasta which was delicious indeed with large pieces of fowl which she preceded with the soup of the day. retiring back to the comfy leather sofa near the wood fire with a wee dram and a coffee to finish was sublime indeed. This family run hotel is a credit to Colin and Joan and their superb friendly team.

Room Tip: Try and get one with a view of the falls - well worth it
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank joycameron57
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

We were disappointed with our stay. Room was pokey and needed an upgrade. For the price, it was poor value. Wifi was not available in the room and only seemed to be accessed at or near reception. Breakfast had variety but the full English was too greasy. Walls were quite thin. Window in the room didn't close properly so the room lacked security. On the plus side, they allow dogs to stay and the staff were friendly. Parking was free and readily available.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Lochnell Arms Hotel
Address: North Connel, Connel, Oban PA37 1RP, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban > Connel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Connel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lochnell Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lochnell Arms Hotel is a small family run hotel in a spectacular Loch side location, situated just 5 miles outside of Oban. We have 10 on-suite bedrooms, lounge bar, restaurant which is also open to non residents, outside terrace, and public bar with pool table and darts. The cosy lounge bar has a large open fireplace, and the restaurant has a stunning view over the Loch. All our meals are home made and freshly prepared by our chefs, who use local produce where possible. Popular Sunday carvery served all year round. ... more   less 
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Loch Nell Arms Connel
Lochnell Arms Hotel Connel, Scotland - Oban

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