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“Relaxing Holiday” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clachan Cottage Hotel

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Clachan Cottage Hotel
Ranked #1 of 6 Lochearnhead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
East ALER
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing Holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

The setting is beautiful and the view in front of the hotel is outstanding. No complaints at all, the room was clean and fresh, the staff were friendly and the food was good. We went with two dogs which were allowed into the bar area and despite their high spirits they were still made to feel welcome. Its great to find a pet friendly hotel in such a lovely location. We would highly recommed Clachan Cottage, we had great stress free weekend stay there and would certainly rebook.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

Stayed at the Clachlan Cottage in grounds of hotel Sept 2011, cottage is spacious and clean, has all amenities such as washing machine etc. Could not fault and would return

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

Great food amazing room and friendly service! The hotel is needing a bit of work but the rooms are recently done up and are lovely. Fantastic view over the loch would defo return.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oban, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

The hotel from the outside looks great, all cosmetic I'm afraid! once inside you discover the truth.
We were also part of the Lochearnhead Waterski club reunion, and considering that the hotel management knew that there were in excess of 60 people involved, there was absolutely no effort extended to us at all.
The bar staff were polite and efficient, but were let down badly by the catering side of the establishment.
The charge of £15 per head for the 'buffet' in the evening was nothing short of a 'ripoff' I could have done better myself from the back of the car!! and whats more for a h.... of a lot less money. It was almost as though they had forgotten we were coming and panicked at the last minute, and raided the freezer?
Would we recommend this establishment to anyone else........ no chance!!
The cleanliness of the hotel leaves something to be desired, the gents toilet in the bar would have been more suitable for fishermen in waders, that was the attire needed.
Airlie, Ford, Argyll

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 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
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5 Thank Penny A
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neiladdison, Owner at Clachan Cottage Hotel, responded to this review, 23 December 2011
you really should think carefully before writing such a nasty spiteful untrutrhful review, you DID not book a private function, therefore the buffet was open to everyone and im not surprised there was insufficient to go around, i told the organiser that all public were helping themselves and he said its OK i have got them to pay, fine, but that did not produce any more food!
since you have not been here for 30 years may i pray to the good lord that you dont come back for another thirty !
next time if you pay for a funnction suite you will get privacy, otherwise it was your choice to hold your very posh do in our very public bar.

aln garnier, hotel owner
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

Echoing the previous reviewers, I too attended the Waterski Club Reunion on Sat 22nd. The buffet was frankly abysmal - poor quality, worse presentation and for £15 a head atrocious value for money.
We stayed overnight and while the room was comfortable enough and clean, the breakfast again was sadly lacking!
Disappointing all round.
Mary Little

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sibabe56
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Oban, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

A reunion for the Lochearnhead Waterski club was almost destroyed by the revolting food served. At £15 per head, I was near the last to eat, I had a disgusting Tuna sandwich ( no choice) spread thinly with Marg, on cheap white bread which we, the last 10 had to pad out with crisps !! We then had a wee bowl of what tasted like "Dog Stew, with a slither of tattie" described as Stovies.
It was possibly the worst "Buffet" I have ever had.
The hotel was so stupid as the next day there were 60 people looking for bar lunches and no way would anyone ever go back there.
Elaine Cadzow

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 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
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4 Thank Tooti C
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London
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

I was part of a LEH Water Ski Club reunion on Saturday at The Clachan.
The buffet lacked imagination; sandwiches, cold pizza, crisps, revolting sausage rolls and satay chicken. Customers who were not part of our reunion (I thought it was a private function as we were paying and there were over 50 guests) soon heaped their plates full, which left very little for us. We were meant to have stovies later and instead got a really 3rd rate STEW!
Our organiser complained and was barely acknowledged.
I'm afraid they lost out on about 25 bar lunches on Sunday because of the quality of the food.
We certainly won't be going back there again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Clachan Cottage Hotel
Address: Lochside, Lochearnhead, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8PU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Lochearnhead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Lochearnhead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clachan Cottage Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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