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The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro

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Bridge of Awe A85 Near Taynuilt, Oban, Taynuilt PA35 1HT Scotland
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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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Peter H wrote a review Oct 2019
Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom13 contributions3 helpful votes
Recently had overnight stay here in September. Very nice and spacious room which has been finished to a very high standard. My wife and I also had an evening meal which was very good eating in the bar area. The bar is well stocked with a variety of drinks and the fire provides plenty heat if required. Good variety of options for breakfast. Staff and owner all provided a very friendly service and I would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro
Responded 3 Oct 2019
Thanks you for your review it is much appreciated. I shall print and pass on to the staff team. I am delighted that you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to your return. Wishing you well. Kind regards David and Team.
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Mark M wrote a review Sep 2019
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David, owner and manager went above and beyond to ensure our stay was enjoyable. Each day he helped us find our way around the best scenic routes, giving us a hand written tour guide, telling us about the shortcuts and best views. Andie, Katie and all the staff were friendly, efficient and well trained and provided great service. An excellent location to base yourself for a tour around the highlands. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Thank you for taking time out of your travels to review your stay. It was a pleasure to be able to assist you on your day trips with detail directions. That is one of the most enjoyable aspects of this occupation for myself. The team and I are delighted you enjoyed your travels and your stay with us. We wish you pleasant and safe forward travels. Kind regards Dave and Team.
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Frosties2133 wrote a review Sep 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand18 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a great place! Owned by a New Zealander and together with his family have created a magic spot. Take a stroll down to the river. Friendly and accommodating staff all round. Food was brilliant. We recommend the beef and ale pie and the chicken balmoral! We hadn’t booked but they found room for us.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro
Responded 24 Sep 2019
Thank you firstly for choosing to stay with us and then for taking the time to review your stay. I am delighted you chanced upon us and same, that you enjoyed the premises, setting, meals and staff. It is appreciated by us all that guests take time to review. The team we have is small but helpful friendly and approachable which we are delighted about. I shall ensure that I pass on your review to them. Kind regards David
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Dougie15a wrote a review Sep 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed for one night but were made very welcome by Dave (the owner) and his staff. Our room was first rate very spacious with an enormous bed. We had dinner in the restaurant, which was excellent and excellent value for money, followed by drinks in the cosy bar. Good breakfast too. Well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro
Responded 11 Sep 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us, it is much appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed everything about your stay. Your comments go a long way in helping others travellers to make informed decisions. We look forward to you staying again in the future. Regards David
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Markandjo39 wrote a review Sep 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom16 contributions21 helpful votes
I’ll keep this short. This is a really friendly hotel, great hosts, great food and great location. They have a well stocked bar, the owner is a really nice chap from NZ and the staff are warm and friendly. We booked last minute instead of camping as the rain was heavy. They managed to fit 5 of us in with no fuss and even offered to dry our wet clothes. Great breakfast in the morning set us up for the day! Thanks.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro
Responded 9 Sep 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review your last minute booking and your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. I shall pass you comments onto the staff, they always enjoy feed back, as do other travelers, it helps them in making an informed decision. Kind regards David and Team
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US$110 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeTaynuilt
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro
Which popular attractions are close to The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro?
Nearby attractions include Finn Falconry (2.9 km) and Inverawe Smokehouse (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kilchrenan Inn, Robin's Nest Tearoom, and Inverawe Smokehouse.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Conan's Kirk (8.3 km).
Is The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.