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Reviewed 31 May 2013

I spent three nights here recently, the first of which was a Sunday. This meant that I got to sample the recently opened bistro- a very welcome inclusion that runs part of the week. The quality was high and left me wishing I could eat there again the following night. The owners are friendly and professional- flexible, too. Able to...

1Thank NoviceoftheBayne
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Helpful and friendly owners. Good value budget accommodation. Clean. Good breakfast cooked to order. Central location in Lochgilphead. Handy for The Crinan Canal walkers and Island visitors. Lots of regular business travellers which speaks for itself.

5Thank WinstonGlasgow
Reviewed 26 May 2013 via mobile

I stay here regularly on scuba diving trips and have left a very positive review. However on our last day I discovered they now do evening meals, so feel compelled to do another review. 9 of us ate there and were all hugely impressed with the delicious freshly cooked food, generous portions, reasonable prices and extensive menu. Once again this...

Thank mikeub
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Stayed one night. I was warmly welcomed and checked in with minimum fuss. The room was spacious, spotless and simply furnished but very comfortable - that included being able to control the room heating. I had an excellent evening meal, made with the freshest ingredients and cooked beautifully. £16 for two generous courses, plus crisply fried chips on the side,...

Thank Alistair W
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Delighted to find that this little gem has opened again for evening meals. Unpretentious, welcoming, and good food at very reasonable prices. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Remember to bring your own wine.

Thank sambucus
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2013

We stayed here as a group of 7 whilst cycling John o'Groats to Lands End. They couldn't do any more for us good evening meals and breakfast and big enough to satisfy all our bellies after 76 miles in the saddle. They were even more helpful the second night after one of us broke an arm and had to stay...

Thank Tom W
Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2013

We stayed at the Empire over the weekend 3 - 5 May. Jim and Ellie couldn't have been more welcoming. We were in Lochgilphead for a charity fundraising weekend and our room at the Empire was just perfect. Breakfast was hot and tasty - cooked to order and personal requests are always catered for. Our room was spotlessly clean and...

2Thank lindsay M
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Great place, friendly hosts, marvellous breakfast and superb value for money. Booked a few weeks ago and just spent last weekend with them when they had a wedding party in overnight and glad to say there wasn't much noise from the guests. we will go back soon and won't have any problem recommending this place to others.

1Thank Ruth O
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Pre booked by fone for overnight stay after a hard day cycling Crinan canal, (including a few beer stops on the run) 3 twin rooms to accommodate a party of six. Made very welcome on arrival. Rooms very comfortable and warm, clean, all with ensuite. Secure storage provided for cycles overnight. Absolutely fantastic cooked breakfast, never ending supply of tea...

Thank 891DonaldM891
Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We cycled at 2 degree celsius and arrived completely frozen by the time we found this fantastic B&B (a converted cinema). Ellie did not ask questions, she put the heater on, advised us to take a hot bath and washed all our cycling clothes (no extra charge, she hung the washing up as dryer would have destroyed those special clothes)....

Thank Gudrun6

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Empire Travel Lodge

Address: Union Street, Lochgilphead PA31 8JS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Lochgilphead
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Empire Travel Hotel Lochgilphead
Travel Lodge Scotland
Empire Travel Lodge Lochgilphead, Scotland, UK
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“All on ground floor. Very, very comfortaqble.”
 of 5 bubbles JoanJura, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great location, close to all town centre amenities.....”
 of 5 bubbles GILLY1967, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appear to be similar”
 of 5 bubbles not2fusssy, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great, although there is a poor telephone signal but is fine if you phone from the dining area.”
 of 5 bubbles Scottrom, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The Lodge is in the town and is a bungalow type of building so there are no views from the windows.”
 of 5 bubbles johnoM3224ME, 26 Jul 2015 | Read review
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