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This hotel was in a magnificent location, the loch was just stunning. The staff at the hotel were very obliging, the free bar was great, the fellow travellers company in the entertainment room was good once the free bar broke the ice. The meals were small portions,but you could choose what you wanted from the set menu. The bedrooms were very basic and tired, by todays standards. I would stay at this hotel in the future if the rooms were of a better standard. However, the price probably made this hotel value for the money.
Excellent value for money
Just done 5 days with National Holidays. You cannot beat this trip for value for money. You get what you pay for, if you want 5 star treatment pay the 5 star prices. OK the hotel is in need of a revamp but the rooms were clean, towels and bedding clean, food is very good, not huge portions but plenty of choice. Our waiter Rosen was excellent, always smiling and more than helpful. Free bar was good, not any huge queues. Entertainment only average but what do you expect. Views from hotel are excellent and day trips well organised and thoroughly enjoyable. I would certainly return.
Fantastic Location, beautiful views
Just got back from a weekend in arrochar at the Claymore Hotel. Overall we were more than happy with the trip which at £99 is brilliant value for money.
The hotel itself is a little dated but we didn't go to sit in the room. No shower but bath was ok for us.
Food was good although a little small portions for me but again very tasty. Most of the staff were foreign but our waiter, tomaz, was brilliant and very polite!
The free bar is a bonus but as to be expected large queues as everyone waits for it to start but we went out to the other couple of pubs in the village. The location is really why people go as the views of the loch and mountains are fantastic.
The trip around the trossachs was a little long and quite a while back on the coach but still worth it as you get to see some other areas which were amazing.
Overall I would say its not quite the ritz but for what we wanted it was great and would probably go back again.
glad i took the pot noodles
first coach trip, and probably the last. the hotel was ok, our room was clean and quite large with a lovely view of the loch. we has no shower and had to resort to rinsing our hair with a toothmug but that wasn't a problem. the food was terrible!! over cooked spuds, frozen veg, and portion sizes that even my seven year old daughter would have laughed at. i had taken cup a soup and pot noodles with me, even though my partner thought it was funny. he was very glad i did as it happens! the free bar was a bit of a con. the measures were tiny compared with the excellent pub down the road, and you couldnt get a double unless you paid for it. the queues were long, although they did shift quite quickly, but the spirits on offer were 'aldi specials' (beneagles whisky??? odessa vodka??? do me a favour!!!) entertainment room was tiny & people were resorting to putting coats on seats (like germans with sunbeds) but that could just be the morons we were away with?? best i can say is it was cheap.
Travellers Beware.... The Claymore Hotel, Arrochar.
1.. Dirty, cold and very rundown.
2.. Sub standard housekeeping.
3.. Very poor quality food.
4.. No picture reception on bedroom tv's.
5.. Poor entertainment.
6.. Staff don't seem bothered.
7.. Very noisy, beware if staying on lower floor, can actually hear people using the
bathroom on the next floor up!!
8.. Definetely not suitable for people with babies or young children.
Only stay at the Claymore if you intend to spend more time out of the hotel than you do in it.
You get what you pay for!
We were a little doubtful about this hotel after reading some reviews but I have to say that although the rooms are in need of some refurbishment at £99 for a National Holiday 3 day trip it was value for money. No complaints about the food, portions weren't huge but sufficient and the service was excellent. Tamas our waiter was always pleasant and helpful. We didn't stay for the entertainment but those who did seemed to have a great time and we more than enjoyed a couple of evenings in the local pub that had a good choice of real ales. The free bar was what you would expect for the price of the trip, similar to all inclusive in Europe. Best of all was the scenery, the hotel is in a lovely setting in a small village that has everything you need for a weekend break.
The Claymore Hotel
Just returned from a 5 day National Holiday at The Claymore Hotel. Fantastic. Ok so the decoration is maybe in need of some updating, but this does not detract from what turned out to be the best trip we've had with National so far. Driver friendly, cheerful, helpful and obliging, hotel staff the same, rooms warm and comfortable, views fantastic, food and entertainment fantastic. In fact we're hoping to return next year.
Stayed here March 30th. to April 3rd...Fantastic location, staff very friendly,( apart from the arrogant Chinese girl behind the bar.)Hotel very run down, rooms smelly and damp, food overcooked ( they actually pay someone to serve up that rubbish ) and very small portions, which, it has to be said did improve as the week went on, when they realised that there were people staying there who were under the age of 95 ! . Spent a small fortune eating out, which we had not planned, but it was either that or starve. Will certainly visit Scotland again, its beautiful, but i,m afraid we will be giving this place a wide berth.
national holiday five day trip, good trips out lovely scenery helpful drivers ,hotel , some peoples reviews seem to have had problems with their rooms all i can say our room was clean,lots of towels and warm ,could have done with ashower in the bath room , food was fine .small portions though all staff were friendly even the chineese girl in the bar
had a good time
me and my wife went here on the 25th april with national holidays we had a great time hotel was ok food was good i am i big eater but i had had enough, free drinks between 7 30 an 1030 went down well all the staff was friendly what made the holiday was our coach driver phil he knew the area like the back of his hand and knew all the history would recommend this trip to the claymore to anyone