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The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro

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We have now fully refurbished and added extensive facilities for Weddings making the Hotel a wonderful destination venue. Having been closed for 10 months for Major renovations we re-opened end October 2016 with what could be described now as one of the nicest Hotels in North Argyll. Free WiFi is excellent throughout the Hotel and each bedroom has a 43 inch wall mounted TV for comfortable viewing from bed. The warm, welcome, friendly hospitality continues from the owners and friendly local staff team in this family owned and operated country Hotel & Bistro. The tranquil rural setting is in seven and a half acres of landscaped gardens in the shadows of Ben Cruachan at the mouth of the historic Brander Pass in a sun drenched south facing wee Glen. The Hotel has 21 rooms all en-suite compiling a combination of singles in doubles, kingsize and a two roomed family room with a three bedroom Chalet in the front garden area. The superior downstairs rooms have french doors with a terrace to sit on weather permitting and direct access to our gardens and grounds, fresh espresso pod coffee machine, toweling robes and comfortable space. The Hotels internal renovation and refurbishment program is complete and there will be further additions of building with the added facilities of a 30 seat conference room, new reception entrance and 10 additional ensuite bedrooms late Winter early Spring 2016/17 as business permits, with minimal disruption to guests as it shall be completed in a cordoned off area. The exterior of the lodge has now a colonial veranda framing the approach elevation protecting guests from the Scottish weather those few times it is at its worst :-) and has extended car parking lit at night. Our Menu offers freshly prepared and locally sourced food where possible and portions are generous with a more homely nature, wholesome and hearty.
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Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
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Oban Airfield14 km
Glasgow Intl Airport77 km
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All reviews the owner trout great food many thanks comfortable rooms new zealand friendly hotel long drive an evening meal public areas the staff were friendly and helpful lovely setting warm welcome steak first class stayed here for one night near future
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed here November 12th and it was a great stay. We were booked to stay at Taychreggan Hotel nearby but got there and it was closed. The Brander Lodge was recommended to us and they had a room available. The owner David was wonderful...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & BistroResponded 4 days ago

It our good fortune and Taychreggan Hotels loss that we got to meet and accommodate you. It was lovely to have you here and to experience our Hotel and Staff Team. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and thankful of you taking the time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for three nights in the family accommodation (two adjoining rooms) which was excellent. The hotel is a great location for touring the area and we were very impressed with the hospitality of everyone working in the lodge, along with the quality of the...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & BistroResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your three day family stay in the Brander Lodge hotel. It is delightful when guests choose to take multi night breaks with us in our lovely rural setting. We are fortunate that it is central for branching...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful hotel in a beautiful location in unspoilt countryside. Managed and run by the owners, David & Sheila, you are assured of a warm welcome. Immaculate rooms and the grounds are a delight. The cosy bar offers a big range of Single Malts and the...More

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Date of stay: October 2018
Thank David K
Response from davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & BistroResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Brander Lodge Hotel and also for taking the time to review your stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Hotel and the setting, food etc,. I have passed your review onto our team and...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

First of all, The Brander pulled out all the stops when it came to an emergency booking our end. We had originally booked a place in the area that basically scared us to stay but David, the owner helped alleviate the stress IMMEDIATELY and reserved...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & BistroResponded 31 October 2018

Wow...Thank you for such a detailed and descriptive view and review of your stay with us at the Brander Lodge. It was our good fortune to have the opportunity to welcome you and restore your faith in Argyll Hospitality Venues. It was a delight for...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Had a lovely stay with friends at this recently refurbished hotel. The food was excellent and far exceeded our expectations. Surrounding countryside is stunning and well worth a visit. David the owner and his staff made us feel very welcome. Will definitely be returning to...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Martin S
Response from David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & BistroResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us on your visit to Argyll with friends. I also wish to thank you for your review, it is much appreciated and goes a long way to assist others in their selection of venues in which...More

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19 June 2016|
Response from David K | Property representative |
Sadly not dining internally that I know of. The issue is the amount of dogs being transported around and other guests that object to them. No one's dog is the only dog and often there will be a dog that doesn't accept... More
Room Tips
"Superior room was not much more expensive but had it's own terrace."
29 Oct 2018
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"Try the Rhubarb Dessert-Yummy"
8 May 2018
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"All rooms seem quiet as the hotel is off the main road."
23 Mar 2018
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"Give the hotel a call and speak to the staff, as they will accommodate your wishes where possible"
13 Jan 2018
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US$ 101 - US$ 162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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