We were three adults and we stayed at the Hotel Ardlui right on the shores of Loch Lomond for just one night. I had Room 24, a single attic room that was simply perfect barring the fact that it did NOT face the Loch. The room was clean and welcoming. It had all standard amenities plus an attached shower and toilet. It also had a TV with limited number of channels. Tea kettle was provided. The bed was soft yet firm and I had no trouble falling asleep...it helps when blaring traffic does not assault nerves.
The couple with me shared a double room but it had a tub, not a shower. Their room was 20 and it too DID NOT face the Loch.
I would have given Hotel Ardlui Full marks but for one fact. What I missed MOST were charging points for the cameras and mobiles. I had to squat to find a working electric power point and remove the lamp’s connection and charge my appliances one by one.
The dinner was adequate…quite good but not excellent. However, I was happy with the scampi dish they served me; although the other two with me said the steak was a trifle dry. Breakfast was great. Staff were friendly and the service came with smiles. The Hotel was full but since it is a small hotel it was not “heaving” with tourists and I could have my peace and quiet. Parking space is enough too.
However, what I absolutely loved about this place was the flock of sparrows that live in the hedges. Robins too and Wagtails. The steps lead to the Beer garden. There is a path (almost) down to the shore of the Loch which was a nice place to just amble along. There were people water skiing or just rowing their boats on the Loch. I wasn’t so adventurous so I took some photos of the Marina and the clean waters of the Loch. i will remember this 3 star family-run hotel for a long time.
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