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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Brander Lodge Hotel/ Brasserie has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and it is now a truly tremendous -looking place. It is in a beautiful situation (altho' the back garden area was not quite finished at the time if writing) and the new owners have not spared anything in the reconstruction. Internally, the main area can be...

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Oban, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro to-day for lunch, it was one of the nicest lunches I have had. The dining room has, as has the whole hotel been renovated to a very high standard. While I was there I asked if I could see some bedrooms so that I could recommend this hotel to friends coming to...

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davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your visit it is much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your lunch and tour through the Hotel. We are proud of the refurbishment and now feel we have a premises worthy of the local and wider community of Argyll and the West Coast of Scotland, it is nice to be able to show...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in to see the new look.... WOW!. Stunning transformation. Had a very delicious soup and sandwich lunch. Prices for food excellent. Lovely friendly staff. Very well stocked bar. It will not be long before I go back.

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davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for both your lunch visit and taking the time to review in such a positive manner, it is much appreciated. As owners, we are delighted with our small and local staff and the efforts they put into their roles. The staff quickly become an extension to our family group which is nice for all. We look forward ti...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have just had the most wonderful meal of my life; it was crumbed Brie with cranberry jam and a roast turkey with all the trimmings (and I mean ALL the trimmings). There are no words to justly explain the deliciousness of this meal; all I can do is urge you to go and eat this heavenly duo post haste...

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davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to review our establishment. So glad you enjoyed your pre-Christmas lunch and of course the staff. Haste ye back. Kind regards David & Team

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

My husband and I stopped off for lunch at the Brander Lodge which is set in stunning scenery. The place itself looks amazing and as if it's recently been refurbished. The bar area was very nice and the log fire very welcoming after a snowy drive up from Edinburgh. I ordered the Smoked salmon and my husband the soup, the...

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davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in for a lunch and for taking the trouble to review it is always much appreciated. Sorry to read that you were disappointed in aspects of the meal and assure you we will take the comments on board. Our soups are made in house and using the freshest of produce and I am sorry that your...

Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Brander Lodge. Great for day trips to the coast and Loch's. The hotel has FANTASTIC beds and showers....this was wonderful after my experiences in Edinburgh and Glasgow, not to mention the showers were a great way to start a sub zero temperature day. The rooms are a good size with plenty od space to...

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davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and nice to now our efforts in refurbishing have not gone un-noticed. It just goes to show that careful planning , thought and proper investment pays off. Travels like yourself warrant a warm, friendly and comfortable place to unwind and rest the weary head so we are so glad that we were able to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The hotel has undergone a major refurbishment since I was last there and all I can say is WOW! It is almost unrecognisable from the hotel of old. The bar, bistro and rooms are all looking amazing. The only thing that hasn't changed is the wonderful team that runs it. You are always guaranteed a warm welcome in a relaxed...

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David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is always pleasing to have repeat visits from guests and we are delighted that you appreciate the massive changes undergone here at the Brander Lodge with our refurbishment investment program. We are pleased that the changes have retained the character of the Hotel and that our management and staff team continue to offer that...

Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Just returned from a weekend at the newly refurbished Brander Lodge and I`ve got to say Wow what a transformation from the old lodge this hotel and bistro will be a force to reckoned with in the local area once completed.David should be very proud of himself as he was instrumental with planning of the changes right down to the...

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David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review it is so pleasing to know that our efforts and huge investment has paid off for you anyway. I am delighted that you found the welcome and care from the staff and myself so good. The comfort of guests has been our priority in refurbishing all of the bedrooms then adding the finishing touches to...

Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I was booked in here for 3 nights on a business trip in September. The hotel had just undergone a huge refit and was amazing, the bar and restaurant were beautifully redesigned with a large wood burner in the centre of the bar piping out loads of warmth. The landlord and all of the staff were extremely friendly and went...

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davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and stay with us. We are delighted with our renovation program and the new design and layout of the Hotel and all facilities and delighted that these improvements are pleasing guests. The investment is vast and continues which will make our hotel one of the best for miles around. We...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We couldn't have been made more welcome, nor better looked after by Dave and his team. From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The food was superb, the bed comfy, and the water hot - much appreciated after a long day on the hill!! The improvements made to the...

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davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and of course for choosing to stay with us for your leisure time. It is such a delightful feeling to know that the hard work of renovations has paid off and is being enjoyed and appreciated. We look forward to your return trip in the future. Kind regards David & Team.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have now reached 3 star rating with the completion of the new ensuites. Warm, welcome, friendly hospitality is offered in this family owned and operated country Hotel & Bistro quietly set in three and a half acres of landscaped gardens in the shadows of Ben Cruachan at the mouth of the historic Brander Pass. We have 21 rooms all en-suite compiling a combination of singles, twins, doubles and two, two roomed family rooms. The Hotel has an ongoing refurbishment program and will be carrying out further upgrading of facilities late Winter early Spring 2015/16 as business permits, with minimal disruption to guests as it shall be completed in closed off stages. Our Menu offers freshly prepared and locally sourced food where possible and portions are generous with a more homely nature, wholesome and hearty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro

Address: Bridge of Awe A85 | Near Taynuilt, Oban, Taynuilt PA35 1HT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Taynuilt
Price Range: €129 - €196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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